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CHARLES N. STODDAItD,
Deslei in Rona and %boom fiats and Caps. leather and
Ittitdings. Main titreet, 31 doer below , tik-aric'o Hotel.
Week medal° order. and repairing done neatly.
11loetrose..Jan. 1, Rao.
STIAVINO AND IIAIB MESSING.
Shop In the new Postoillee building, where be will
he found ready to attend all who may want anything
table lino. Montrose, Pa. Oct- 13, MM.
AINFTIONICIECR--Sells Ilry Goods. and Men-httnite--11NO
Al, often, h R rot to, Iloto• ORI
teethe prompt attuntlon. let, 1, 1,031. If
0. N. HAWLEW,
DRALRR to DRY GOODS. GROCRRMS.CROCKERY
Hardware. 114.11. Cayes, Bonts.Shocs, Bra& Made Cloth
Palnia, Ulb, etc., New Milford. ht. ISeTo. S,
DR. S. W. DAYTON,
PIITSICIAN' a SI'IIGEON. tenders hitt 'terrier% to
the citiment of Great Rend avid vicinity. °flier at hie
reetdepee. nproMte narlllllll noose, G t, P od villttge.
LA W OFFICE,
Cll ‘NIIIEULUS d , !Ice(11.1,1"11. Attorney,. and ettun
eellnre at Law. °Merin the llrtek Itlock. lIN er the
Hank. (Montruett Ate_. 4.1.119
A. enAlutztat.trt. - .1. 11 ttlt-Cot.t.t-tr.
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DEALERS in Dry fools. Grweries,
crockery and diationrare:tahleld pocket cutlery.
Paint n, oilo. tit e rood, tint.. hoot,. and olio., note
irathet. Perfumery Sc. Brick ithicdc, adfointtn: the
Bank, Montrone. I Augin+t:l, —if
A 1.117180 P, • - - D. H. Lai-omit..
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ATTORNEY A • Le a• Bounty. hurl Pixy. Pension.
and Exem Claim, nit ended io. Ofner fir
.00r below Boyd'e titore, out roee.Ps. LAI, 1, 'O.
WYI. A. CROSSMON,
Attorney at Lan, Montrose, Saari's. Co. Pa., eau be
found at all reasonable business hours at the County
Commisstonerei Office. [Montrone, Aug. 1, Irbil.
W. W. WATSON,
ATTOTINZT UT LAW, llitontrove, Fa. OM.. with L.
F. Fitch. plontrosc, Aug. .1, MIX
111. C. %LITTON,
Auctioneer, and Insurance Agent,
C. S. lititnenT,
Great Bruit, Pa
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Chan Mei r Store. It 9 orders all In end-este rtyle.
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W.. W. SMITH,
(.7 %Borer AND CHAIR MANUFACTURERS.— 1. Iv%
.1 Rath street. Id ont rose; Pa. hug.. L Rtra.
DB A LER In Staple and Fancy Dry llundo, erorkery
hardware, Iron, Stover, Drn 1 .7.. 0110, and ,Paint.,
Novhsand 'lnto l'apr, For, Nntlnln Robe,
Groceries. Pros inione.,..e— Neu Mt d. Pa.
llaa permaliently luratell at Friendrel•le tur the per.
pun orpractielur., mediclne rod verger) in ❑ itr
beanbag. lie may be fouud at the Jackeuu ❑ouac.
Office hour, leen Ba. ru , lea p. m.
Friend:l,llle, pa., Aug, 1. ISGB.
STROUD A:: BROWN,
FITIN AND !APE 1:757 RAN(' AC IINTS. Al'
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palled to eat all kinds of Garments in the mos.
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WM D. LURK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Moutro.,.. Pa. 0115 r. oppo-
Alta lEt Tar hell Monte, ueat . its Court Boast.
Ant. I. 1669.—tf
DR. W. W. SW/Tar,
DENTIST, !looms wear 110 yd & Corwta'a !Lard
ware More. 0/11ce hours frwm 9a. in. to dp. m.
llootrose, Aug. 1, li. .—U
WULF& in Drugs, Flaunt Medicines. Oland=ls
Lioness+, Paints, Olia,Dre :stuffs. Warniabea, Win ti
Glrs►, Groceries, Giese Wart, Wall end Windom Pa,
pas, Stonevirsre, Lampe, Nototteme, illacistneryofle.
Trainee., Glans, Ammunition, Knives, tipectimies
Bradlee, Vance Goods, Jewelry. Perin Ste.—
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valuable collections of Goods in Suequebnuna Co.—
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IL W. SEARLE.
ATTOTINET AT LAW. office ore,. the Store of A.
Lathrop, In the Brick Block. Montrove, Pa. InnITA
E. L. WEEKS CO
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Ina ftinttf. alro, agnate Ica the great American
re* and Coffee. Company ploutroae, Pa , ang.
DR. W. L. ItICIIARDSON,
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aervicar he the eit ieete. of Pout rya*, and vienoty.
°Rice at hla resideum, Oct the corner too.t of Sayn
Bros. Pooadiy. (Aug. 1, lota.
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eapoctal attention to eltekeage, of the Ileart and
I.uny and all Sarateal disearev. titnee over W. It.
Damn.* Board* at Searle'," floral. (Aug. 1. 180
131. 7 & NICHOLS,
DEl..kts In Drur., Medlcinn, Chemical,. Dye.
Pallas. Oil., Varni.h, Stmt. I , nurs
l'erfwat ry and Tolle; Ao
tr - e,em,Altlon. cnn to It nom ponndod
Asynodr-Oove Sentle't Rana. Montrone. P.
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DR. E. L. MANDRILS,
SURGEON,rempectfully tenders ht.
profeseisual 'endues to the citizen of Veleta
and •14121ty. .° Mee Italie °Mot of Pr. Leo
Board. at J. Roaford's. Ann. 1.11111.
PENSIONR, and BACK PAT
The undersigned. LICENSED AGENT of the GOV.
ZiINEENT, having obtained the neceseary forma
de.. Xlll give prompt attention to 611 claims intimate:A
to hie rare. Ko charge swim. All rxessful.
GEO. P. LITTLE.
All dome in want of Cline Teeth nr other dental work
should call at the other of the entworthera, who are pre
pared to do all landr of work In their line an along null°d.
Particular attention paid to making full and partial
!et(' of teeth on gold. rilyer, or aluminum pate : atm on
Weeton'e cast .011pogitiort tins IN to tattoo mi,noA, to
any of theebtaper eutydaucer now need for dental plates.
teeth young persons regulated. and rondo togrow In
The tub outage of having work don, by permanent ir to-
eat.•d sad noponrible partly*. toot i.. appnrent to all.
All work warranted Plow.. rail and examine ki10...i
-nn:us atilt:or work at our What over Boyd A Co', bard•
W SMITH S BROTHER_
Vlosureac, Aug, IU, 16,11.—t1
PEBBLE SPECTACLES—n . 6.O emu
mon Spe , AeleA. a new &apply. for fate
Moat:oat, so.. IQ, 18a, Al= T
TUE EARLY HEAD.
They go, n fresh and beautithl band
To the sunny sty of the "spirit land ;"
To the music soft of an angel choir,
They hymn their joy on a golden lyre;
Gladly, ab gladly, they soar away,
As a bird unmsgml, or a child at play.
They go while the rainbow of how is flak.
Ita acettunbrohen by sin or care
While the rose tint of their life's young giow
ns bright as ft stititteinn on beds of snow ;
And they pass as gentle, as softly on,
As the snow-flake melting, till all are gone.
They go while untouched by the openingblext
Which withering time on die old bath asst ;
While Coley }minted' the amethyst hue
With the diamond glitering and blending airo'
As the nightly host in theirtnildest beam,
Or th' imintssioned trust of the lover's dream.
Tloty go where the tendril:3 of love entwine,
hound the heart untouched by the wintry
While iheNpring has nought in-its early bloom
For its lonely one of destriir or glotint ;
WltHe each balmy urn"?' the flowering strand
Scuds forth rich odors through till the hunt.
They go ere the lattice on whleh'they elnng
Of its fairest and dearest bath lost not one;
Till last to the bark is its guide and stay,
Tossing about on the trackless way ;
They go while are tairn,red their eherisheti
Which the stream or youth on its bosom
They go—and why should they linger here,
Outliving all gills that are sweet and dear,
Till the crystal drop of the morning flies,
And life's fair stream at the fountain dries ?
Ah ! mourn for things that to earth are wed,
But not, ah mourn not the early dead.
Beyond the Dark.
There's a region afar from earth
Should be very happy to-day ;
Fur a great soul, ripe for its birth,
Has gone from this world away
think—as I sit alone,
While the night is falling around—
Of a iv dd, white. gleaming stone,
And a long. long grassy mount'.
And of what rids under the sod—
The poor, pale face, the still brain,
1e•11 awfully mill by the spirit of tl+xl
That has gone to him again :
The eves that will shine no more.
The hands that have done their task
Anil in}' heart is heavy and ann..
And Iny mind 6 hungry to axis
If all indeed he well
In the realms Iwyond tlw dark ;
amnet the pallid lips could toll
of that laxly so quiet and stark.
Ito! there comes notrotor of trevs
That wave their arum, and bring
Buds, blossoms, !caeca to shake in the breeze
From spring to spring.
And they wisprr that all la well.
For the same hand guides ua all—
Whether %is wen in a man's death-knell
Orin the lemma that fell.
Anti so many have gone before
That the voice• of another sphere
Floats often from over a sable shore
And plows the mist of fear.
O tender heart that is still.
You will falter with trouble 'no more,
Nor know of the good or the ill
Of a frantic world's uproar!
Nor beeil the greet or the matt
Of e strange bewildering life,
That often gems dust and ashes all
And is mostly a vapid strife!
For the end is the pence of grass,
And God's pence ever to be ;
The one for us to feel as we pass,
The other enshrining thee.
Cloud , , ail and waters flow,
And our s.tuls must journey on
But it cannot Ite to F o
The way that thon ham !zone
De Honorable Revel*
On the Vtd Alt, the nig....rerS. Sen. :
Mor from Mississippi, rose upon his hoofs to say
a few wortis = and as it was his debut on tin
floor of the Senate, all eyes were centered upon
him, to see what amount of eloquence would
rush from his huge lips excitement run high.
partb•nlarly on the part of the gentlemen front
New England. for they expeetvi him to make a
nun ion to'remore the tariff on perfume and %%mil.
?t he it into ntint hi•
graceful podtion, he thus addres.sori the chief
miller Colfax :
"Mr. President, I hole in dis yer claw amine
about 15 feet of yer writin paper c o atainin a pe
dition from de gemmin composin de 151 b amend
mcnclment of de consternation of de United
States of which I am a worthy member: de cit
izens ctnnposin dis yer perdition resides in dare
residence in Philadelphy, dey are de llkelyest
niggers dat compose the Republican party, dey
require me to say to yon, dat dey command de
15th arnertdmint forced right off so as dey can
have liar rights and come to Washington and
cote for Bowyen."
" Mr. Foreman and toiler Juryman—Nana
has peen dried for murder pefore you, and you
must pring iu de verdict put it must pe eonlin
to law de man he killed wash not killed at all,
as vas Moved : he is in de shad at Morristown
for stealing sheeps. But (Ist ish no matter: te
law says wen dere ish a doubt you giro 3 him to
der brisonef i ; but here dere isle nu doubt, so you
we ter brisoner is guilty. Foibles, he is a great
loath ; I has known hint 50 years, and he has
not done work in all dal times ; and dere ish So
ode debeuding upon him for der Jibing, fur he isle
no use to nopody. I links, der fore, Mr. Fore
man he petter pe hung next fourth of July, us
tier militia isgoing to drain in anodder county.
and dere will pe doting going on here."
AL Dutch Charge.
MONTROSE, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1870.
THE CARRIER PIGEON
..t. LEGEND OF TUE RHINE.
In the days of old, known by the gen
eral term, the middle ages, there dwelt at
Sonnenberg a nobleman called the Baron
Von Altenfeldt. As far us stature and
strength of limb went, he was a fine spe
cimen of the ancient German nobility.
„At the time of my legend he was pacing
the declivity of years ; nevertheless, he
possessed rumarkablb strength and activi
ty for a man of his age. The Baron was,
however, clear headed and successful in
his calculations. He had received sub
stantial proofs of the favor of his sover
eign, and did not fail to exact from those
around him the respect due to his age,
wealth and station. Ile had Nitirin his
castle of onunenls.rg an inestimable treas.
ure--a priceless jewel ; this was his only
daughter, ()della. Ilaughty and imperi
ous as was his manner to nu,st persons
around him, he was uuifornily kind a nd
gentle when in her presence ; indeed, his
rough voice was even tuneful when ad
dressing the bright creature who called
him father. But the lore of the old Ba
ron had in it a certain amount or s,itish
rwes ; he wins proud of his daughter. and
if he disdained to look beyond himself for
honor gratification and comfort. he loti n l
so pleasing and so influential a portimi or
that self in the beauteous tbl,di a ,tb a t in
lavishing upon her the most tutistundett
affection and even deference. he fell into
common delusion. and never doubted but
he was enriching her with indulgences
he was in reality bestowing upon himself.
It was not at all likely that lie would see
his own error so long as the tide nut life
carried along the interests of both in the
same channel. An obstacle, however,
shot into the stream, and thenceforth the
divided currents wrenched asunder.
The indulgent father all at once became
a fierce denouncer—an exacting domestic
tyrant. At Wiesbaden there resided a
family by the name of Herberg,er. Every
member of this hone the imperious Ba
ron deemed his mortal enemv. An an
cient feud, which had been bequeathed
front sire to son. existed ixttween the Al
tenfeltdts and the Ilerbergers.
Unhappily for my heroine, as years
went on. It inercas , isd rather than ditnin
i.ited. Well. comity
the tin tech between the two houses.
She had exchanged vowsof n n f a din g eon ,
showy with Franke llerberger, a scion of
a Mee who was so doto•-:tot by her parent.
The lot era held secret aleeilll7B, and for a
hni time the Barna WaA iii utb•r igno
rance of his daughters's fatal attachment:
It would have been IrsS painful, perhaps,
to him if he had heard the confession front
her own lips ; fate, howeter had willed it
There resitleil to ithiu the castle of son
nettherg a certain person named Gilbert,
h., was kinsman to the grim Baron. He
waq a (Tinging. fawning. paltry. misehiey
on. knave, alio had on \ -ry many occa
,ions Is•ster,d hi , cousin o‘l.lln itith his
attentions. He professed to be her frii iii
and smight to is , her confidant and fah i
ser. It haprened most unfortunately that
the Baron's daughter believed in the sin
cerity of Gilbert, albeit she had no very
high opinion of his intellect. She ulti
mately found out to her cost that he was
as crafty and emitting as a serpent-
BetwotThi the Baron and Gilbert there
was a sort of friendship, and this the lat
ter thought the safest eoyer for his machi
nations. He aspired to the hand of his
Congin. and fluid,' up his mind to remove
all impediments that might stand in the
way of his obtaining his object. When
matters were sufficiently ripe for his pur
pose, he made the Baron acquainted with
the fact of the secret meetings between
Odella and Franke Ilerberger. Thu
Count of Sonnenberg, was so astounded
at the intelligence that he at once boldly
declared it to be a base slander, and in
addition to this, he gave Gilbert so smart
a cuff on the side of the head as to send
hitit reeling several paces.
" Insolent traducer !" exclaimed the
wrathful Baron ; " Bost thou dare to ma
lign my daughter with thy slanderous
t ngnie r
" I have done ; will say no mon)," oh
served Gilbert, rubbinv the side of hiB
face. " And from this hour I swear—
" l'eaeer interrupted his eompanion.
" I do not care to hear your silly resolN us
Petuou. I sat !"
I am silent." returned the oilier. as
suming by a look of humility and at -
ptaranee i f passi\u suluniFsion the a ill
of his superior.
" I halve beim iamiewlmt. v—yfmr
p ;tt gion." mid the ihfrim, in all altered
" Tell me, good tlilhert. sinee run
hale hriiitchcll this hiisitiei:s_tdl t n.: a ll
thou k 114)MTSt, Avitholit r.sen,"
Yon rail at tne.and ruff ITP% if I speak
the truth. It would he fur wh , or for mo
to remain silent," said the wily depen-
'• nay, I mil/ b patient. Out with
it. lAA me know the n, ret. I Wait wrontf
in being angerell with they : for. aftrr all
I do not think it likely yon will deceive
" You may satisfy yourself upon flit
subject this very nigho
" Alt tell me how, good Gilbert, how r
" Not far hunce. on the Wiesbaden mail
stands St. Jerome's Cross before which pi
ous pilgrims are apt to my their orisons.
Conceal yourself In the thick cluster of
trees near to the spot. Be there to night,
between eight and nine, and then say if I
am a slanderer."
" Enough ; I will do as yon desire," ex
claimed the Baron, who thereupon drew
from the pocket of his doublet a well till
ed purse, which he slid into the hand of
hi s kinsman. saying, " there is something
to recompense thee for that hard knock I
Gilbert accepted Lite gift with a grim
smile of satisfaction. Then the two par
At the specified time, tile Baron con
cealing himself amidst the dark nia<iii
of foliage near St. Jerome's Cross. The
truth of Gilbert's sittnient was soon lint
too manifest. To his dismay and horror
he beheld his daugh is darling Odel
la--in close converse with a scion i , f a
race whom he so detested.. Eftiotheting
his risinerknit as best as ho could, Ba
ron von Altenfeldt hastened back to Son
nenberg. After this he was no longer
the doting indulgent parent He show
ered upon his daughter a perfect torrent
of angry epithets, and bade her think no
more of Franke Herberger. Odella ut
once boldly declared that she could not
consent to do this ; whrenpon tho wrath
ful Baron stretched his power to its ful
lest extent, and made her a close prisoner
within her own suite of apartments. A
watch was set upon her movements, and
to pass along without the wall of Son
nenberg she found an utter impossibility.
Naver for a moment suspecting the
treacherous part Gilbert had been play
ing she songht his advice and freely made
known to him all her sorrows and trials.
The apartments devoted to Odelta's special
use were fitted up with the most sumptu
ous magnificence. Their occupant owned
and cherished a number of pets. She had
an aviary which contained some of the
rarest and most beautiful birds that
wealth would purchase. anent the top of
one of the towers she kept the heat speci
mens of the various breeds of pigeons. It
has been said that "love laughs at lock
smiths," but Odella found that the bolts
and bars of Sonnenberg formed an insur
monntable barrier to her egress from the
walls of the old castle.
()della. for the first time in her life, was
arid by her father in a matter nn
‘‘ bin h the happiness of her life depended.
She was peremptorily ordered to think no
more of Franke Herberger at a time when
,he could think of but little else. She
had some consolation in the wretched po
sition in which she found herself. On
several occasions she managed to have one
of her carrier pigeons together with a note
conveyed secretly to her lover, who each
time returned her an answer, written on
thin tissue paper, which he adroitly
bound around - one of the bird's legs.
Franke Herberger bid her not give wal , to
despair, as sooner or later, he would had
the means of propitiating the angry Ba
ron, whom lie declared would eventually
relent. Odella knew too much of her fa
ther's indomitable will, and his deep sea
ted hatred, to ever dream of his altering
his resolve. Days and weeks passed over
in wad and wearisome monotony with the
Baron's daughter, who vainly strove to
catch one faint ray of hope through the
clouds that lowered over her head.
During this time Gilbert was not idle.
w• " —" -" , "-.ulate_ he nrehtnted to
sympathize with his cousin, while he was
Tine ail in his power to widen the breach
l.etween her father and young. Herberger.
The f,llowing brief dialogue between the
leis.ndent and his superior will prove
how assiduously the former poured the
poison into the ears of the credulous Ba
I MI you, sit," observed, Gilbert, iu
a low mysterious tone, that, despite
r I Fr... rdi tan Sill", onr. r...
ON twelve letters from Weishaden ; by
whom these arc penned, you may readily
Is she st, utterly lost to a sense of her
own ,lute'" ejaculate(' his companion.
•• !tat no, it cannot It is impussi-
•• I urn loth to pain you, which, (wiles,
I shall if I speak the truth, for which,
many reasons, it were best to conceal."
May what thou knowest without more
ado," said the Baron with an impatient
stamp of the foot.
" Since you desire it, I must peforce
obey. The elrrier pigons, your daugh
ter's pets, are adroitly used as a medium
of communication between the lovers."
- ril have them destroyed !" thunder
ed forth the Baron, in a paroxysm of rage.
" They shall be destroyed at once."
Be; patient for awhile ; watch and
wait . Assure yourself that this is the
cwse, and do not rest content with my
" I'll never rest content while one of
the brood lives."
(filbert, with • well stimulated concern
and anxiety, strove to persuade his kins
man to wait patiently, and not give way
to anger. lie knew quite enough of the
Baron's nature to feel assured no words of
his could turn him from his purpose.
While the two ware walking together in
close converse, a carrier pigeon flew over
Dust sec sunder bird r' observed Gil
hert, placing his hand on the arm of his
companion. Baron von Altenfeldt raised
his CrOSAI MM. took steady aim—he was Ml
b.l as one of the best marksmen of his
dins —and the pigeon fell within a feu pa
ces of his destroyer. The latter grew pale
it It rage upon disco% eritig a piece of pa
p, r wound arena l MPI of the legs of the
bird. On this paper wits written the &A
lm% tog :
I shall be atthe trusting place, gt. Je
roine's to night :it nine, I dare not
hope to see you, but if you can contrive
to send a line or er,a a word, by a trusty
messenger, you t i red not lie told what
happiness afford to our whose
a III& g its are devoted to you."
Ilas thrtizting the itthisie in his
doublet, the infuriated father gave utter
;owe to many linter invectives, and said,
with vengeful looks, he shall not be kept
waiting, Gilbert The dull rated fool
dreams not of the honorthat awaits him."
" What woultrst thou. du :" inquired
'• Meet him ; meet this audacions sci
on of an odious and detested race."
" Oh, sir be cautious; let not your chol
er get the better of your calmer judg
Peace! When I need advice I shall
seek it from my discreet kinsman," oh
served the Baron, in a tone of irony.
Lung before the appointed hour, the
Baron, on that eventful and fatal evening
concealed himself as before in the mass of
foliage near St. Jerumes's Cross. He had
never proved himself to he a patient man
at the best of times, and it is therefore the
more remar k able that he should have
contrived to remain passive for nearly one
whole hour. Young Ilerherger, uncon
scious or the zittrprih, t h a t awa it e d hi m,
leisurely took his way along the road. As
he neared the trystymg place, he sighed
and furtively glanced at the cross, before
which he paused fds a few brief seconds.
A howl, such as an animal of prey might
give as it is about to pounce on its victim,
was the first notice the miserable lover re
ceived from the dangerous proximity of
the infuriated Baron, who, with hasty
strides, approached the young, man.
" The Baron von Altenfeldt !" said
Franke Herberger, removing at once his
plumed hat, "This meeting is, indeed,
" I waste not words upon knaves or
fools 1 If thou art not a coward to boot,
draw, and defend thyself."
" My Lord Baron, why this excess of
wrath ?" exclaimed Franke. " You do
me wrong by making use of such epi.
" Prove thy words 1 I will hold no par
ley with yon I" Shouted ,Altenfeldt, wa
ving above his head his heavy sword,
which every moment seemed about to de
scend upon his mortal foe.
" I repeat again, you do me wrong,"
said the young Wan calmly.
" Thou art a craven, like the rest of
the Herberger's I" cried the count of Son
nenberg, with a haughty curl of his lip.
A conflict with the father of his belov
ed. Franke - endeavored to avoid, it being
about the last thing he would think of en
tering upon ; but his wrathful adversary
was not to lie propitiated by fair words.
Ile madly attacked his daughter's suitor,
and the latter was forced from sheer ne
cessity to ward off the blows as best he
could that were so mercilessly showered
upon him. Notwithstanding the violence
of the Baron's attack, Franke did not at
tempt to act on the aggressive, hut con
tented himself with keeping his angry as
sailant at bay. At length, however, b'Y
vigorous effort, the Baron struck the
weapon front the hand of Herberger,
whom he then caught by the throat, that
he might make sure of fulfilling his fell
purpose. P )or Franke felt the point of
the Baron's sword against his chest. He
closed his eyes, believing his last hour had
come. Much to his astonishment, he
found the hand on his throat relax its
grasp—hard a deep groan ; and on the
next instant, beheld the Baron von Alten
feldt stretched at his feet, bathed in his
blood. Before him stood the tall and si
lent form of Gilbert.
" What has thou done ?" murmured
Franke, to whom the events of the last
few moments seemed' more like the dis
jointed fragments of some hideous night
mare than a living reality.
" Saved your life said Gilbert. "Had
I been a second later, yon would have
" Wretch !" ejaculated Thirberger.
" Monster have you slain your protector,
and kinsman !"
Is it thus you thank me for saving
you from the vengeance of au infuriated
'• Mother of Mercy, but this was horri
ble !" ejaculated Franke, passinghis hand
rapidly over his brow. "So horrible that
it almost surpasses belief I"
" You are right there, my friend," ob
served his companion. " Sac what thou
mnswi. this noble's death will he laid et
" At mine r
Ace, even so. There are no witness
es lx-side our two selves."
" What demon was it that prompted
you to commit so heinous a crime r
" Sone ; I have stood your friend in
the hour of need. Why, think you ? For
the-sake of my cousin Odella. Had you
fallen instead of youradversary, she would
not have long survived. For her sake I
have made his sacrifice, and yet you do
not thank me."
Ilerberger was stupefied with astonish
ment. Fie had always held thespeaker iti
utter contempt, whom he regarded as a
paltry, sniffling knave. The blow dealt
by Gilbert had been aimed with such
deadly intent that his weapon passed
through the heart of the ill fated Baron
von A ICII, feldt.
" Heaven be merciful to us:" exclaimed
Franke, shuddering. " Infamous assas
sin I thou bast slain thy protector and
" This is not the time for the reproach
es," answered Gilbert. "Be thankful that
you hare escaped. If you stay here all
will be lost. They will charge you with
" But I am innocent!"
"No matter for that. His death will
be laid at your door. Away at once,
while there is yet time !"
" I scorn to fly like a criminal or an
" Fool ejaculated the other. "Tour
obstinacy will mar all, and bring your head
to the block. Do you not comprehend
that a storm will burst forth, upon the
dead body of the Baron being discovered ?
My Kinsman was in favor with the Em
peror. An inquiry will be at once set on
foot, which will be fatal to von.'
•• um reiterated
- That is of little import : appearan
ms are against you, Do not hesitate.
For my cousin's sake, I conjure you to
seek safety in flight: 1
Ilerberger was loth to follow the advice i
of his guilty companion, wh o , C u nn i n g I
and crafty by nature, did not fail to make i
ILie of every specious argiotiellt, he was 1
master of to sene his porpiiA., tin ti I. at
length, he succeeded in persuading
Franke to seek safety in night. The lat
ter returned to Wiesbaden, and made his
father acquainted with the fatal issue of
the conflict. As the bitter feud between
the houses of Herbergers and Altenfeldts
was but 'too well known, and would,
doubtless, be brought forward as a proof
of Franke's guilt, his father wisely deter
mined upon sending him away. Conse
quently the young mau was constrained
to be at hide and seek for several succes
weeks. This afforded ample oppor- j
tunitv for Gilbert to tell his own story.
He boldly declared that the Baron had
been slain in an unfair tight by young
Herberger. This version of the tale gain
universal credence. The Emperor is- •
sued orders for the arrest of the fugitive. I
A reward was offered to any one who
might be instrumental in bringing him to
justice. For many . months, however,
Franke succeeded in eluding the vigi
lance of his enemies. At length, however
his whereabouts was discovered. Ile was
arrested, and put on his trial, the chief
witness against hhn being the guilty, Gil
bert, who positively swore that hesaw the
sword of Herberger pass through the-body
of the ill fated Baron. In the days of
which we are writing, justice was not
ser,t impartial ; and the ecalea she is imp
VQLITIICE XXVII, ftraßEß 10.
. to carry were not at all times evenly
. lanced. Poor Franko was round guilty
upon the charges upon which he had been
arraigned ; mid although there never was
at any time any pretense that the case
was either murder of homicide, lie was
condemned to death. While these events
bad been taking place, poor Odella was
subject to a species of yersecution which
was odious and well nigh insupportable ;
her courin G. pestered her With his atten
tions, and declared that the Baron, her
father, had expressed a wish that be should
be her busband and protector. But, des
pite his machinations, the guilty wretch
was not. destined to triumph or reap any
benefit from his iniquity. A short time
before the day appointed for the execution
of Franke Ilerberger, a new light was
thrown upon the matter. A Jew peddler
me forward and deposed to the fact that
he was traveling over the mountains with
his wares, on the night of the murder,
and that he distinctly saw G. slay the Ba
ron von Alteufeldt. An inquiry was set
on foot by order of the Emperor, and the
Jew gave so circumstantial an account of
the events on the night, as to induce a
free pardon being granted to Franke 11.
together with an order for the arrest of G.
Two days after this, the body of the last
named was found floating on the surface
of the Rhine, the guilty man having, in a
fit of despair, thrown himself from the
rocks. It will perhaps be needless to say
that F. and 0. were married ; and for ma
ny years- afterward, it was asserted that
the formof the old B. was to he seen after
night fall hovering round St. Jerome's
My First Divorce Case
I was not over-supplied with clients
;luring my first, year's practice as counsell
or at law, and not being one of those
fortunate individuals, those lusi naturae,
who are said to make their first appear
ance with a silver spoon in their mouths.
I was not a little pleased when, one idle
day, my wealthy friend Stillingfleet,
called at my office, and announced that
he needed my immediate professional ser
vice. However evincing no' sign of my
inward satisfaction, I hid him he seated,
assumed a professional air, and Paid:
"What can I do fur you ?"
"Haw throne" he answered, while I
noticed his tnnitoled, even wild look, "I
I wish you to obtain my divorce from Mrs.
Stillingfleet, without one moment's unnec
oustury &t an"
Had the President of the United States
tendered me the treasnuship, I could not
have been more astonished. Opening his
pocket book, he handed me a letter say
ing calmly. although with the utmost ex
ertion to appear composed:
"You. of coarse, need evidence; read
this letter, accidentally intercepted by me.
I.Tubiinnilvl bu t but too much reason
to believe Clintt it more tnan warrants any
legal steps you may take at present. I
will see you again to-morrow; for the
I present good bye."
But his pride gave way as I, his old
friend, took his offiired hand. by sat
down on a chair, and laying his bead on
the desk, sobbeitlike a child. As soon as
he was sulticieuElV composts', I asked him
where he was going.
"Not home. von miry be sure; I have
no home now !ft
After some persuasion, I made him
promise to go to my bachelor home,
whither I would follow him as soon as
business hours would permit. Left alone
with this strong link in the chain of evi
dence—this letter which has broken one
of the beat hearts in the world—l asked
myself, can it be possible that so young,
so beautiful, and, apparently, so devoted
a wife, could thus have irrevocably dis
graced herself? I looked at the letter
with an unusual beating at the heart. I
would have given much that it had not
fallen to my lot to open it, but it was to
be done. It was a beautifully scented and
tiny_ epistle, and ran as follows:
Mr DATILIS,TO GERTRUDE :—Your letter
would have been more acceptable had it
contained better news of my - Charlie. Do
you really think he mourns for me ? I
would have him here, but alas I he might
be discovered, and Frederick, Who is pas
sionate, might shoot him. The last time
he was here l'almost feared a discovery.
Yet I long to have him with me again':
and as soon as I know that Fred will be
away for a few days, he can come. But,
remember, you must keep this secret., or
you may guess the consequences to me."
Then followed other important matters.
So it was true ! This Charlie Fearon, this
Judas, who had pretended the closest
friendship for poor Fred, had wrought
his wife's ruin.
"Devil," I exclaimed, as I paced my
office in a fever, "a bullet would be too
good for you."
Yet damning as this evidence appeared
it was not legally conclusive. I could
not believe that this fair and gentle wife
could hate been guilty of more than in
discretion. She bad married, it is true,
more to please her parents than for any
strong love she hire her husband, yet . 1
have every reason to believe that she had
learned to love Stillingflect_an exce ll en t,
though impetuous man--exceedingly, if
wit passionately. But again, woman is
en i•nnatical and I was sorely puzzled ; hut,
giving Mrs. Stillingflect the benefit of the
doubt, I determined however unprofes
sional it might appear, to visit the lady
to whom this letter had been addressed,
and to discover it she could, indeed. be a
party to so disgraceful an intrigue. Being
intimately acquainted with the lady I
shonld find the task less difficult than if
she had been unknown to me. On my
way to an hour by mail from the
city, I thought over and matured my plans.
I was receired with evident pleasure, 'and
we chatted, for a time, on family matters.
Presently she into - tired:
"f low are the Stillinglici'ts
-Well, I believe. But Mr. Stillingfleet
is away from home, and will be absent for
some days," I answered.
“I ()deed," said Gertrude. "Poor Gnu* I
she wilt be lonely. I must take this
porton ity of v i si ting her. Will you stay
and hike dinner with us?
I thanked her, but stated that I must
o off by the iiettrainJ - • . • 1 • •"
-Then you will at least, take a glakt of
And suiting the notion to the word, she
entered the next room, leaving the door
partially open. I was looking over the
album during ber absence, when I heard
to my surprise, Charlie Fearson's voice—
not distinctiT, but I could have sworn it
was his. I listened. Silence ensued for
a few seconds, when I heard Gertrude say,
in a merry voice:
"At least, Charlie, you shall make a
stolen visit to your Grace,"
And then followed most unmistakably
the sound of a kiss.
"Infamous young woman!" I muttered.
"Not only lost to a sense of shame her
self, but she endeavors to entrap another!"
When she returned it was with difficul
ty that I swallowed down the wine; then
bidding her a hasty adieu I hurried off to
meet the train. This Charlie Fearon, a
wealthy, handsome, but indolent young
man, was the pet of the ladies, but I had
never, until now, believed him to be one
of those scoundrels who make businesa
for the divorce court. My next move was
to call on Mrs. Stillingfleet and inform
her that her husband would be awry for
a few days. She appeared grieved at the
intelligence, hut she answered that she
supposed it was necessary, and that such
absences were the common lot of wives.
She looked very beautiful and very inno
cent iei her elegant morning attire; but I
was to,, much a man of the world to be
deceived by a wpmun's manner, and as I
returned home I almost dreaded to meet
Stillingtlect, lest he could read in my face
the almost conviction that had forced it
self upon my mind that there was some
thing wrong. Poor Stilllnglieetl I had
envied hint once, but now pity took the
place of envy. It was a cruel blow. How
ever I told him that I was investigating
the matter, and, in spite of my doubts,
encouraged him at least to hope. At 12
o'clock the following day I despatched a
messenger with a letter to Gertrude, bid
ding him await an answer. As I had ex •
petted he brought word that she had left
by an early tram for the city.
"Sow," said I to Stillingfieet, "you
must return unexpectedly. I will accom
pany yon. If your wife be really guilty
there will he visible signs of agitation,
and an attempt will be made to conceal
this fellow learon. You have already
promised me that you will in any case
forego a divorce, anti arrange a separation ;
therefore the step we are about to take is,
I am convinced, the wisest."
Ile had promised to control himself,
and I knew that he would do &I. Using
his latch-key, we entered the house, but
not before we had been perceived by Ger
trude. Without appearing in undue haste,
we opened the parlor door, and as we did
so we saw that of an adjoing close, and I
heard Mrs. Stillin,gtleet say:—"Charlie,
we are discovered at last."
I'oor Stillingileet heard her also, and
as his wife approached him, he seized her
te./im...rm with_ hami .^rol poi n ting
to the opposito door with tno other, ex
claimed, while Itis ,face was white with
'Yon are too late, inlulamel Who are
you concealing in that room?"
I shall never forget the momentary
look of horror Oil that sweet face, nor the
delicious little laugh that followed it as
she exclaimed : "Yin darling little goose P'
At the same moment Gertrude opened
the awful door, and saying, "Behold • the
culprit! Charlie come forth!" exhibited
to our astonishedgaze a beautiful little
dog—a veritable "liing Charles."
"Thank God!" exclaimd Stillingileet,
as lie pressed his dear little wife to his
heart, "I was a brute to doubt you 1"
It was not necessary to explain all to
the ladies. How thankful were all par
ties concerned that I had, not been pre
cipitate! I was informed that Stillingilect
having been bitten by a dug when a boy,
had always evinced a mortal aversion to
the canine race. Grace had, therefore,
during her engagement, entrusted her
little pet, the gift of,an absent brother,
to the tender mercies of Gertrude, and
was only waiting the time when she could
overcome her husband's prejudice to have
him with her. Hence the contra temps.
If I had not commenced to prosper
from that time I believe that. Stilhngfieet
would have gone to law with his tailor or
grocer rather than allow me tobe without
a client, so rejoiced was he at my friendly
handling of my first divorce case.
A good soup contains the nutriment
most nettled, for a trifling expense, and
should be found on every table at least
twice a week—once a day would be better.
A few points are very essential in making
a good soup. Beef is the best meat for
the purpose, as it contains the most nour
ishment. A shank bone well cracked,
that the marrow may be extracted, will
make an abundant soup for a family of half
a dozen persons twice. The bones should
be put to soak in cold water, allowing a
quart for every pound, and by a very
gradual heat, come to a slow simmer,
which should be kept up five hours, Soup
eloodil on no account be allowed to boil,
except fir the fifteen minutes, to cook the
vegetables in finishing. For the first hour
of simmering, it should be frequently
skimmed. Salt and pepper should be
cooked in it from the first, and rice ad
ded at last fur the thickening. If vege
tables are desired, they should be nicely
sliced, and the soupstrained finally thro'
a set ve. Great care should be used to skim
off the fates it rises, which will be necos-
I wan - for some hours.
---fUtt? is allowed to cool, and used the
second day after making, it will be all the
better, as then all grease can be entirely
removed. Very delicious soups can be
made in the stone manner from game,
fowls, mutton, or veal, and thickening
them with a little arrow root or corn
starch. Broths for the delicate invalid,
and soups, rich and nourishing,• for the
children, and indeed all the household—if
you would have them strong, ruddy and
free from dyspepsia.
—When in these ds of "boughten
hair"we examine a lady's tresses,it is hard
to tell which is "switc ."
—A dog is longer iu the morning than
at. night, 6CCUU#3 lie is taken in at night
and let out in thamorning.
—The inhabitants of Lawrence, Kan
sas, say that a " jimnazum," whatever that
is, *Mild pay well in that town.