The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, November 01, 1870, Image 1

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DfTSoe In K.iox'a Bulldlrg Eln Street
TEHMS, 12.00 A TEAR.
Wo SVhRrlpMarra roeoived tar shorter
period man throe months.
Correspondence solicited from all Darts
of tho ununtfy, r No.iiotlce will b Ukoo of
uuouy iiiuio iiii in 11 1 1 it minim
Marriages and Douth -notice inserted
grails. .
; i. o. o-. rc: ! U
II Teeta every Wednesday evening, at 8
ll-L o'clock. '
. W. E. LATHY, w. a.
Attorneys at laWj :
JUm Street, ' ' 77AXS2V4, JVt.
Isaac Ash,
A TfOUJfEY AT LAW, Oil City, Pa,
Will prnctice In the various Courta oi
' rVinr.l All u....t.. . .... ...
Forest .
Homily. AJ1 business rn trusted to
an cere
HI Jy .
KoroBtCn., Pa., w!l! practice in CI
t ' l - nl L. fn
KoroBtCn., Pa., wul praoi ice in Clarion,
Vcnnniro and Warren Counties. oICS ?n
Him Street, two doors above .Lawrence's
grocery Rtore. tf.
W. W. Masor. .T -t
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office on Elin
Street, above Walnut, Tionesta, Pa..
C. W. Gilfillan, ,
nnngo Co., Pa. tf. .
- t noimcs nouse,
TIONESTA, PA., opposite the Depot.
C. 1). Miiliic, Proprietor. Good Sta
bling connected with the house. tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler. Throo doors north of Holmes
Honw, Tionesta, Pa. All work is war-
runted. tf.
. - Syracuse House
TIDIOCTK, Pa., J. A D Maoeb, Proplo
tors. The houso has been thoroughly
refitted and is now in the flrat-clasa order,
with the Iswtef accommodations. Any
nformaiion concerning Oil Territory nt
this point will bo choorfullv furnished,
-fy J. &D. MAUEE,
Exchange Hote,
Pa.. D.'S. Rasis.
iikki. A Son Prop'M. This house having
leon retited 1h now the inostdoxirabloHUip
ping plttee in 'ildiuuto. A good Billiard
ltooni uttnehed.
4 ly
National Hotel,
TRVINETON, PA. W. A. Hallenback,
l'roprietor. This hotel is Nuw, and is
,ow ojien as a flint class house, situate nt
nc Junction ofthe Oil Creek A Allegheny
River mill Philadelphia A Erie Railroads,
nmisite the Depot. Parties having to lay
ver trains will find this the most conven
ent hotel in town, with'tlrst-class accom
modation and reasonable irharges. tf.
Tifft Sons & Co. "a
NEW ENGINES. Tho undersigned have
forsule and will receive orders for tho
above Engine. Messrs. Titll Sois A
arj now kciuiltiiz 10 mis iiutrKi ini'ir i-;-
llorse Power Engine with 14-Horse Powor
lioi'.er pectiliarly adapted to deep wells.
' )! Kli'KM t l)incan A Chaliiint'H, doalers
In Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac, Main St.
next door to Chano House, Pleasantville,
and ut Maustou House, Titusville.
tf. K. it RETT A SON, Agents,
Job.n. K. H.illock,
A TTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor of
A3? I'atonts.Ao. wis r rencn si reeitopposno
' Iteed House) Eiie, Pa. Will iiiactico in
'thetevoral State Coiirts and tho United
States Courts. Siiei'lal uttontion given to
aolicitir pntents for Inventors ; lnfrinso
nonts, ru-issuo and extension of paUmU
iMveliilly attenilea to, Keterences: lion,
James Cauinbell. Clarion: Hon. John H,
MeCidmont, Franklin; H. L. A A. B.
. Iticlimuud, Moadvillei W. E. Lathy. Ti
niebtc. 2 7
Dr. J. L. Acom,b,
PnYSiriAN AND SURGEON, who has
had fifteen years' experience in a large
end successful practice, will attend oil
Professional Calls. Ollico in his Drug and
Jrihiery Store, located In Tidiouto, near
'1 ul.outo Jlouse.
A full assorlmont rf Metliciuos. Llouora
Toliucco. Ciirars. Stationery. Glass, Paints.
Oils, Cutlery, and lino Groceries, all of tho
1 .U quality, and will be sold at reasonable
II. R. BURGESS, an experienced Drue.
1st from New York, has chargo of tho
Store. All prescriptions put up accurately,
W. P. Mercilllott,
Attorney at Law.
27-tf ' '
' Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa.
This Bank transacLi a General Banking,
Collect inland Exchanire Business.
Drafts on tho Principal Cities of the
United Statos and Europe boughtandsold
Co!, i anil Silver Coin and Governmen!
c.urities bought and sold. 7-30 Bond
converted on tho most favorable ternis.
1 nturcst u"lowed oil time deposit.
Mar. 4, tf.
No. 232 Walnut St Phila.
Incorporated 1794. Charter Perpetual
Assets Jan; 1, 1809, 2,S48.323 39
t2O,0O0,n!0 losses paid since its organiza
tion. WM, BL'ULER, Central Agent,
Harrisburg, Pa.
MILES W. TATE, Agent in Ti
onesta,' Forest Oonntv, Pa.
"Lottia have Faith
. w. nowr.Asn, ai.kx. mcpowbli.
lientn Furn taking oodst
And Agonts for the Colobrated Grover &
linker Bowing Machine.
2 2ft if. . . .
Aails, Tobaecot,
iegar$, Gaudies,
' . Z. Canned and Dried FruiU
A Large Stock constantly on hand.
PR3f PT ATTENTION given to filling
orders. , , , , ...
Prioes as low as a? Market west of New
York City
.Opposite Court House, Liberty St.
My . 1
TIT FERKINS S07Boimopri-
ctors, Frank lip, Pa. 44
, clarionpenn'A?1. '
S. S. JONES -Proprietor.
Wo trant (rood reliable agents In every
part of the country. By employing your
timo tq.form clubs and sending us orders,
ou can obtain in niosi noerai commiss
ions either in Casli or.. Merchandise, and
all soodx sent by us will bo oa represented
and wogusrautee satisliiction to every one
ilculing wUb our Bouse,
Al-ciUS mniSiO eoueci ten cents ironi ov-
rt-Jf customer and forward to lis in ad
vance, for Descriptive lists or the goous
wo sell. .
Xlt-holderaof -thaClieoks, liave tlie
clim-Us have tho privilege of either pur
rliasiug tho article thereon described, or o
exehatiLnnir for any article mentioned on
-our catalogue, nutubtrtng oVe.TCO differ
ent articles, not oftoai wnieii an no pur-
cliuseil In tho usual unuiucc ljr xat same
monev. i
Tho advantagoH of first sending the
Checks are these a w o are constantly ouy.
in ir small lota of very valuable iroods.whlch
are not on our catalogue, mi l lor which we
Issua checks until all are sola ; dcmkics in
evnrv club- we nut chocks for Watches.
Quills, Blankets, Dress Patterns, or some
other article of equal value.
We do not oflvr a single article of mer
chandise that can bo sold by regular deal
ers at our price. We do not ask you to
ouy kooiis oi us uuiess we can sen mem
chcapor than you obtain them In any otli
er way while tho greater part ot our goods
aro soia at aoout
Ouc Half the Regular Hates
Our stock consihts in part, of the follow
ing goods : ? ,
Shawls, Blankets, Quilts, Cottons, Ging
hams, Drcsa Goods, Table Linen, Towels,
Hosiery, moves, rtKirts, .:orseUi, se., o.
' Silrer-Phited Ware. Sioons Plated ou
Nickel Silver, Dessert Forks, Five-Bottle
Plated Castors, . Brittannia Ware, Glass
Ware, Table and CavgtJwUery, 1" great
variety, .
- Elegant Frcnoh and German Fancy
Goods. .Beautiful Photograph Albums,
the newest and choicest styles in Morocco
and velvet Bindings. . I.
Gold and Plated Jewelry of the nowost
We have also made arrangements with
one of tho leading publishing houses that
will enable us to sell IU lateat and stand
ard works of popular authors at aloiit one,
half the regular price : such as Uyron
Moore, Burns, Milton, and Tennyson's
Works, in Full Gilt and ('loth UmUiUKS,
and hundreds or others. These and every.
thing else lor
In every order amounting to over fViO,
accompanied by the cash, the agent may
retain f'i : and In every order ovei f loo,
ft. 00 may be retained to PAY EXPRESS
For an order of .".0 from a club of thirty
we will pay the Agent as commission 33
yards blcitcliod or brown sheeting, good
dress pattern, all wool pants pattern , or
fa.u m casii. t
For an order of toO, from a elub of sixty
we will pay the Agent tib yards, brown or
lcaciieu Hiieeung, Hunting case watcii,'aii
wi?nl shall, or 7.00in cash. "
Fo." an order of (100, from a elub of 100
w vj it! oav tho aircut 110 vard fl ward
wide, sheeting, tplujidid sewing machine
TEM. For further particulars send for
catalogues. Address.
.Geo. A. Plummer & Co.,
: (Successor to Harris A Plummer,)
30 and 40 Hanover St.. Boston, Mass
2334y. ..
VINEGAR mado from Cidor, Ac., in 10
lious wi'hout Djuks. Bend 10 cents
for Circular to F. Cromwell, Conn.
1 New Book of DM pases, irice M ets
bymail. American Kew Co., V, y. 24-4t
that Right makes Might; and
The First Duel.
- It was scarcely dawn when my valet
knocked at my door. Two cards were
in his band. Drowsily enough I cast
ruy eyes over them, and saw the names
of two members of our club.
A discussion of the previous even,
ing with the Marquis do C. returned to
my mind, and although secretly wish
ing myself out of this foolish aflair, I
begged these gentlemen to excuse my
not recciving'them, and invited them
to call that afternoon at three o'clock
npoH George J , one of my oldest
friends, an officer of African chasseurs,
on 7cavo at Paris, in order to meet de
B , my other second, and ar
range tho conditions of the" duel.
These gentlemen gone,'flJoseph made
my toilet quickly, and I hastpned iO
ueorge to explain my aflair.
'My dear friend," he said to me, "as
this is a fint duel, here ia my opiuion :
You are very young, absolutely with
out excuse ; if you meet him, good ; if
you beat, better yet."
"I must write at once to de B ,'
and go to the smith's about my
"No need of that. Go to the fenc
ing hall to get back your fighting hand
and legs. Practice an hour, not more
or you will do too much. I will let de
B know. As for the swords, there
are mine, which are lucky."
I smiled with a constrained air, and
pressed his hand. A significant grasp,
convulsive energy, to bo found only
ndcr certain circustances. Then I
hurried to the hall, and spoke to my
fencing master, who in view of the itu-
protance of the case, exercised me for
an hour in counter of quarto, retreat
ing with feints from the arm. I left
the hall in delight, armed with the
benediction of my fencing-master, who
pledged his head that I should wound
my adversary. Going to Durand's, I
practised all the way counters of
quarte with my cane, to do honor to
Cordoloi'8 teaching, I could think of
nothing but my duel. I wanted to
talk of it to everbody. Had the Mar
quis de C, against whom I had no
grudge offered the fullest apologies; I
should have refused them with spirit.
At Durand's I found George and do
B . We all three breakfasted to
gether. The whole talk was of duels.
Of course George recounted to mo his
meetings in Algeria, from which it ap
peared that one is very seldom killed
in cold blood with the sword. I coolly
declared that I would drink the blood
of the Marquis, at which George laugh
ed outright. I asked myself if I should
send him also a couple of seconds. On
the whole, no. He was very fond of
me; beside, I suspected I was becoin-
littleing a too much of the bully.
These gentlemen left me in order to
meet my adversary s seconds. I went
home. A little nervous excitement.
I was short with Joseph, who did not
know what to make of it I got ou
my horse as usual, and went to the
Bois de Boulonge. Every one spoke
of my duel, which began to be noised
abroad. I put on my most indifferent
air, and listened politely, I talked and
bowed a great deal. Charming, the
Bois. Magnificent weather. Autumn
toilet the prettiest possible. Two
danieuses of the ballet-troupe stopped
their victoria.
"leu me, said little V , "are
you really going to fight the Marquis
de C to-morrow ?"
" l es. Don t mention it ; it is not
public. To-morrow morning with
"Ah ! my poor Gaston ! Good luck."
Her jet-black eyes smiled a caress
that charmed and drew me. 1 loi low
ed the carriage at an easy gallop. She
regarded me with a softened air. The
look turned my head add I began to
think it a fine thing to have a duel
Perceiving George at a distunce, on
his Arabian, I moderated the pace of
my thoroughbred. George joined me,
"You will fight to-morrow at .four
in the afternoon, at Vesinet. The ar
rangements are all made. Keep cool
during the affair. Your antagonist is
nothing remarkable, but he has had
three duels, and fences pretty well.
We will go to the hall together to-mor
row before breakfast.
"Very well," I replied laconically
His last words had somewhat damp.
e(l my enthusiasm. I was less pleased
w ith the prospect before me. Never
loss, J epl up appearances, aod per
in that Faith let us to the end,
sisted in being extremely gay.- I tried
tn bo witty, and roado bad jokes.
Georgo was thoughtful and silent
From time to time, however, I saw a
smile cross lips. I imagine be under
stood tny flow of spirits.
On returning I dined with Georgo
and do B and afterward, whsn I
proposod taking a box at the Bouffes,
we all went to the theatre together.
The conversation was the same as in
the morning, though even more per
sonal. '
"Your adversary is taller thanou,"
said George to me. "You shall retreat
but keep your sword aimed at his body
as much as possible, and if you see an
opening, stretch out your arm, but
don't lunge."
"Buh?" said I, laughing; "let us
have supper, and talk of something
else. To-morrow will be timo enough
for .H thr.f- I mean to enjoy my last
That was-the iburth or fifth time
that I had spoken of my last night,
ast evening, lost dinner, allusions in.
questionable taste.
"You will oblige me by committing no
follies, and taking yourself off to sleep
early this evening. Do B and I
are going to talk awhile with you, and
see you to bed, and to-morrow at ten I
shall come for you to go to tho fenc
I remonstrated but to no purpose,
and after tho play we all went to my
apartments. . We lit cigars, chatted
an hour, nnd then my friend went
away, leaving me alone, face to fuce
with myself, and the prospect of the
morrow. , . ;-
Naturally I desired to set my affairs
in order.
Hardly had I begun to take out the
arious papers, bills, inventories, and
letters, when I saw them fcv, such dis
order that I pushed them all back pell-
mell into the drawer, without the cour
age to examine farther.
So I simply wrote a short letter, in
the most tender terms, to my mother,
bealed and addressed it carefully, and
left it on my bureau. Then I went to
bed, and, contrary, to my expectations,
was able to sleep. My last conscious
thought was this : Who knows if to-mor
row evening 1 shull seenns chamber
once more? Who knows if I ehall cvor
again lie down upon this l ed ?
On waking ti.e first thing I saw was
George's head beside my pillow. ". In a
second the thought of ray first duel
Canlied across me, and I felt a sort of
oppression at thj heart. Then, after
the first hand-clasp, I examined his
dress, black . coat, light trowserS,
pearl-gray gloves, I was sure he had
intentionally avoided the lugubrious
toilet common on such 6ccasious. He
preceived my impression.
"My dear fellow," said he, "it is no
longer the custom to go to such a meet
ing as to a burial ; it is a simple prome
I rang for my valet.
"Joseph," said George, bring your
master the stiffest starched shirt you
can find, with a turned-down collar.
Then get me his oldest pair of boots, i
no matter what."
Joseph seemed surprised, but return
ed a moment later with the objects
designated. George examined the
shirt with scrupulous care.
Good. That will do. Now take
these boots to tho shoemaker, and tell
him to cut off the heels close to the
sole like this. Go, and be quick."
I listened in bewilderment while this
was passing.
"It is important," he explained, "not
to have the heel catch and make you
lose your balance when you are hand
ling a sword. Beside, you want your
foot firm, but not pressed too hard. It
is sujierb weather. You aro really
fortunate. You can fight in linen
trowsers, which is much the most con
venient dress."
Decidedly my friend George took
gigantic proportions in my eyes. With
out a word I put on the things he
showed me: black coat, black waist
coat, white linen trousers. A few
minutes more and we were at the hall.
George appeared very well satisfied
with my fencing, but renewed his re
commendations of the day cfore, to
which I listened with all my ears.
"That's it, stick him in the arm as
you advance, good, capital 1 When
you quit your adversary's sword to at
tack, disengage, and lunge, below his
hand. Well done! There that's
dare do our duty as we understand if-LINCOLN.
enough, no need to fatigue yourself for
nothing." .
We went for the doctor ; a common
friend and oil college comrade. A
good liver, with a frank, inerry face
and jovial eye, and ready to do any
thing for us all. He took his caso of
surgical' instruments, slipped it into
his pocket aside that I might not see.
Lint, some bandages, . a few little
phials, and a bottlo of pure water,
which he gave to the coachman.
All three of us break r -ted with de
B :. The meal was with occa
sional moments' of -unu al gravity.
Spite of the carelessness of ray 'char
acter, I was-afraid of1 making a fool
of myself. When, jio one saw me, I
stole a glance at the clock ; obviously
the wailing at once excited and ener
vated me. : What I dreaded was neith
er wounds nor death, but the unknown;
in a word that inseparable emotion of
a first debut, which has become, pro.
verbial. I felt the need of locomotion,
of occupation, mental or physical. ' I
gave way to abrupt, nervous move-
mejits, hard bursts of laughter. And
yet Iwa3'.lafra'd' We talked a great
deal, arjd it vi".3 noticeable that when
ever the conversau'0" wandered away
from the palpitating p.'cscnt one us in
voluntarily recalled it. .
"Tell me. Doctor," I said to'6CUla-
pius, "Do you consider four o'clock .V1
the afternoon a good time to fight T'
"Assuredly," roplied. L , tran
quilly ; "you have no uncertainties
and tremors of too early rising; you
are at your ease; digestion is effected,
and that allowi the)performance of an
Against my will I shuddered at that
phrase, perfovmance of an operaption,
uttered with so much placidity.
To turn H off" I went to1' the : piano.
Just then the footman came to tell us
that our laudau was at the door.
"Come," said George, "we have no
time to lose. We havens till to go for
the other gentleman who will take us
to Saint V 'p Park. That is where
the affair is to take place ; nobody
will disturb us there. Come on."
I took my hat quickly. 1 had the
honor of being the first outside, but in
the depths of my heart I am afraid I
likened my friend George to tho most
accomplished of torturers.
We got into the lnudau. . The other
gentlemen were nil ready, and went on
before ns. The way was long, too long.
To me it seemed interminable. Trout
the back scat I gazt l at the landscape,
smoking all the while with an absent
air. Opposite me was George's pale
face, his black mustache emphasizing
his manly countenance His tyes never
lost sight of rho, and now and again
his hand energetically pressed mine.
Beside me sat the doctor's good
comfortable figure. In the bottom of
the carriage were the light swords,
with curved guards and large hilts,
easy in hand, not too long, nor so flex
ible as easily to turn the edge. I felt
a childish delight in unsheathing them
as we drove along, and seeing how
they glittered after the grinding and
sharpening of tho evening before.
Then I pressed my finger over the
point,- as an epicure passes his finger
over his lips, nud, in spite of myself, I
secretly found them a little too well
pointed. t
At last the end of our route appear
ed. As we turned to the left I precciv-
d the park railing, at which some
thing seemed tighten suddenly about
my heart. But I lit another cigar, aud
went on smoking with the greatest ap
parent tranquility.
The carriages stopped. We had
censed to talk, involutarily our voices
had become boat so aud hollow. I put
my head out of the door, and George
jumped down. Tho other gentlemen
parleyed with the porter, who opened
the gates. INot a soul was about the
cliuU:au. The first carriage paoceeded
slowly along tho alley, conducted by
the porter, cap in hud. No one spoke.
The alley was narrow aud shady. The
gates had been closed agaiu. Nothing
now was beard save the wheels turning
slowly and grating with a shurpsouud
on the irravel of the garden.. We
turned to right, thou to left, with fre
quent stoppages, as if following a fu
neral procession. I bcut down to the
doctor's ear, aud whispered with the
greatest coolness,
"Do you know if the family vault is
still some way ofl f
lie looked at me in astonichmeni
pnd burst into a peal of laughter.
George's head Lad appeared at the
carriage door.
"Get out," he said to me.
De B took the swords, and we
jumped out. I still smoked my cigar
mechanically, because I felt in abso
lute need of tho Occupation. The car
riages remained at a little distance.
The foursecouds greeted each to other
and talked together some moments.
The ground was measured, I looked
at the doctor with a smile.
: "Bah 1" he said to me, "it will go off
well enough."
With a 6tealthy glance I observed
my adversary. He seemed exceeding
ly indifferent, and was also smoking.
The seconds tossed Up some pieces of
money. "
George came toward me.
"You have lost the sun," he said.
"With my lock, you might as well
havo- tried for the moon ; I should
have lost all the stars of the firma
ment, one after the other."
. "And you have lost the swoTds. You
will have to fight with your antag
onist's. -Well, takeoff your coat, and
don't forget what I have said. Above
all, keep cool'
All my self possession returned ; my
heart beat rather hard, but I delibe
rately took my place, lit up by some
rays of sunlight, and threw, off my
at, coat and waistcoat. My adver
sary .and. I stood .face to face, three
paces tpaVw measuring each other with
tho eye. Thai certainly tho moist
trying moment of ill ,
Perfectly cool, I stooged to turn up,
one after the other, the bottoms of my
trowsers ; then I tightened the waist
band bo as to support my hips, aud,
pulling tip the shirt, puffed. ' it . out
around the breast, in order that the
sword might catch there without enter
ing. . v .. : i .
George came up and extended to
mo one of the swords which he and
another' of the seconea had just
measured, then, crossing the weapons,
he utlpred the preparatory. (
"Begin, gentlemen 1" ,
Like a man accustomed to the sur
prise of the first moments, my adver
sary retreated a step. Tho blades be
came eoniowhat engaged. With the
corner of my eyes I regarded Saint
V 's rod gloves, brand-new onea,
which dazzlcl in the sun. .The Mar
quis advanced two stcps. p.nd then at
tacked ino with a : rapid disengage
menta. I parried, retreating quickly,
and sent him a riposte which made
him in turn retreat. There was no
other sound than the clashing of steel;
in the silence was heard the gasping of
our laboring Lretists; we were both
exhausted. As for me, my heart beat
terribly, and my profuse perspiration
gave tho effect of complete submersion
in learning to swim.
All at once the Marquis exposed his
shoulder for perhaps a second ;
stretched out my arm and felt a slight
rcsistenc 1 ; the point entered. I drop
ped thes. 'ord as if it had burnt my
"O, pardon me, sir 1" I exclaimed.
The first momeut, quite involuntary
to, is too beg pardon, as of some one
whom you have accidently hurt. The
solvation is very like that caused by
treading on gentleman's foot. The
blood gushed freely from a pretty deep
wound ; the shoulder and arm stiffed ;
the Marquis, supported under a tree,
smiled rather gloomily.
I put on my things a little apart;
I ruiifct own to a certain pleasure in re
suming my coat whilo contemplating
at it distacc the group formed by my
frieud the doctor, probing the wound
aud bathing it Willi Iresli water, the
Marquis reclining on one side, and
Suint V bending over him with
those eternal red gloves which kept up
a shining like tho morocco of lop-
Georgo carefully wiped the swords
and sheathed them. Then ho came up
to me, his mustache biting in a stuilo
which he had the good tasto to swal
low; his hu eyes sparkling with plea
"Bravo, my little Gustou !" ho said
in a low voi e ; now, my boy, go and
shake bauds."
I mudo no objection, and approach
ed the group just as the Marquis de
C was saying to Saint
"I leave it to you Saint V ,with
queen of spades second and two
trump, what should I dof
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"My dear boy, there Is no doubt;
play, of course." '
"Good 1 I have been in tho wrong,
then. Well, that is odd, my dear
Saint V -, J should have given."
"Will you permit me, sir," I inter
posed, "to offer my most humble apol
ogies T"
i'Not at all, my dear' fellow," ho re
plied, extending his hand ; "you were
perfectly right ; the play was the true
I confess that, on returning, the
sunset, to my eyes, assumed the most
exquisite tints. My heart was full ; I
was conscious of an extreme need of
expression, and gayety perhaps even
more unnatural than that of our de
portment. Nothing but George's side
glances restrained me.
The incidents of the duel were dis
cussed. ?'Do you think, Doctor, the poor
Marquis will have a long time of it?"
, "Pooh I Fifteen days or threo weeks
"Did you notice," Georgo asked me,
"Saint V 's sublime calm ?"
"My dear fellow, I noticed nothing
about him but his red gloves."
Many times since, I have had
couple of gentlemen come to ' rouso
me, with their cards, at those early
morning hours sacred to the rag-pickers
and the washer-women But nev
er again have I experienced the sen
sations, at once full of fear and fasci
nation, of that first duel. Never have
I felt the enervation, the impatience,
the feverish excitements and the heart
throbs of my . first expedition to
Vesinet. '
-Senator Carpenter tn a recent
speech at Milwaukee, said : I was
standing by one of our Wisconsin reg
iments when being mustered oiit, it fi
nally broke ranks in tho streets of
Milwaukee. I shall never forget a
brief conversation I heard between a
citizen nnd one of the soldiers who had
just stepped out of tho ranks. After
the ordinary salutations, "Well said
said the citizen, "well, Johu, you must
have seen a good many tcugh eights."
Yes," said John, "I would not sell
what I have seen for a hundred thou
sand dullars, and I would not see it
again for a hundred millions."
t A certain genial, bald-headed gen
tleman, while in Paris, went one day
t tho Zoological Gardens. Tho wea
ther was oppressive, aud ho lay down
upon a, bench.:; Pro3biitly ho went to
sleep, and was soon awakened by a
warmth about his' head.' An iniatu
ted ostrich had come along, and mis
taking his head for an egg, settled down
with a determination to hatch it out.
The night of the storm boat ex
plosion at Oswego, a guest at one of
the hotels requested to be called at five
o'clock in tho morning, and on being
aroused by the explosion, with a rat
tling of windows and wash pitchers ho
sprang out of bed jiromptly, calling
out to tho the supposed porter.
"That will do ; you needen t make
such a d d noise about it.
-An elderly lady, in Connecticut,
who lost her purso a short time since
at New Haven, declared on its beiug
restored to her, that she would not at
tempt to interfere with tho reward that
was stored up iu Heaven for the finder,
by offering him money. A considerate
person that.
A gentleman puid a pretty com
pliment to a beautiful German lady at
Newport, by telling her she resembled
the Prussian army, "How so?" she
asked. "You aro winning," was the
reply. ,
"I'll commit you as a nuisance,"
said a policeman to a noisy loafer, a
few days since, "No one bus a right
to commit a nuisance," was the apt re
ply, and tho fellow moved on,
An ingenious blower proposes to
make ladies' chignons of glass. The
idea was doubtless suggested by the
fact that those now worn aro apt to
cause paues in the head.
Three skoro years and ten iz man's
furlo, aud it iz enough if a man kaut
suffer all the misery ho wants iu that
time he must be dumb.
Mrs. Partington says the sun has
been ou tho equinox for a fortuiht,
which accounts for the uuclcucntable
uess of the weather.
Tew freshen a salt mackerel, tow
him one summer behind a steam bote.
Josh Billing?,