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When deeply in loro with Mies Emily Pyno,
, I would always oudaavor to please her;.
Sho Mushed her consent though the stut?
Said never, a wordoxeept "you are an asa
Au.ais-^an arduous teaser!!'
"\ But'wben wo were married^ Ifouu'd to my
v Tho stamojonng lady had spoken the
. - truth,
;> Fw'oft'ln obvious dudgeon, I
She'd say, ir X ventured io give her a jog,
. In the way er reproof-'.You're a dogr-*
A dog-T-matlc cur-mudgeohl"
: And once when I said, "Wo can hardly
This extravagant style with'our moderate
. And hinted wo ought *o bo wiser,
i J She looked, I assure you, exceedingly bino,
" And fretfully, cried, "You're a Jew-you're
A ybry ju-dicions adviser!"
Again^when it happened that wishing tp
Some rather unpleasant and arduous work,
I begged her Vb go to a neighbor;
She wanted to know why I made such a
And saucily said, "Yon'ro a CUB-oua?
You were always accus- tomed to labor!"
Ont of temper at last with the insolent
And feeling that madam waa greatly to
To scold mo instead of caressing;
I mimicked her epeeoh, like a churl that I
And angrily said, "You're a dam-dam?
- A dam-agc instead of ablessing!"
TUE DOCTOR'S STORY?
"And now we'll have ? cozy, com?
fortable evening together," said my
. wife. "And-but what's that, Irv?
My wife, started nervously, as s
sharp .peal at the bell interrupted
our brief interval of domestic quiet.
"Only'the surgery bell, my dear.
Somebody wanting mo, I suppose."
And I went down stairs,-secretly
wondering to myself if, after all, thor c
was such a very wide difference be
tween a galley-Hlave and a country
Tho surgery door was wide open,
but nobody was there, and. thronet
the blinding darkness without I conic
, y -\ d'"cern the: dark outline of a close
carriage, and a man standing at thc
"Who's there? what's wanting?'
I asked, ooming to the threshold
and instinctively buttoning up thc
over-coat I had hurriedly thrown on.
"You're -wanted, doctor, " said thc
man, speaking indistinctly bobine
. tho muffling that surrounded his face
"Yes; but what for? Who want.
"lam not at liberty to telL"
I had already entered the carriage
but this suspicious answer inspir?e
mo with distrust. I made ? step t
descend, but I was too late; th
vehicle was already in motion.1
"It ia quite unnecessary for you i
alarm yourself, doctor," said a quiet
measured voice at my side. "Bk
heve me, you are quite safe; and
trust yon will not feel any uneasiness
when I tell yon that you must fa
And at the same moment, a folde
bandage was deftly slipped over m
."Hold!" I ejaculated. "It strike
mo that this is rather snperfluoui
- The night is dark os Erebus, and yo
have no lamp."
"Possibly, " returned the dry voie
' 'but it is best to run no risks. "
And then ensued a silence of son
ten or fifteen minutes, while the ca
riage rolled swiftly along, and tl
low, measured breathing of my ni
known companion kept time to n
At length my companion spol
again, in the same soft, modul?t*
"Doctor, one more little preca
tion is necessary-your promise nev
to divulge to haman sonl one wo
of this night's visit."
"I cannot bind myself by any su<
covenant. The relations betwc
pbyjSSSti! agrj gati??it ????>, u? ?uun
confidential; but --."
The carriage paused abruptly hoi
and the door was swung open,
the same instant something co
touched my temples. It was t
muzzle of a pistol.
I recoiled in horror.
"You surely would not murd
"Your promise, doctor !"
"1 pi'omise!" I gasped, recoili:
once more from tho chdling touch
the cold steel at my temples.
.?Very woll. Come!"
I Was led up a narrow wal
through a doorway, into a rooi
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^T' ? *' - "'Sf' ?. '
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,'i ,i . . ,11 1 , w ; 1 II i1
traer? th? baiiaage Vt?*emove4 8t|?l
denly from my eyes.
The spot wis very familiar to me
a ruinous cottage. lon? -sinoA i*b*n
aonoUto decay, to the heart ..ol A
dense, swampy wood; How the car?
riage hod ever roaehed it, I was at a
loss,to know. Upon a pile of straw,
hurriedly thrown toto a corner of the
mouldering floor, lay a prostrate
figuro, moaning at o ve ry breath. His
faoo waa concealed with a handker?
chief, and tile blood was slowly drip?
ping from a gun-shot wound tost
above tho ankle-a wound which had
been clumsily dressed by some un?
skillful hand. Moreover, there was
a dark rod stain on the straw where
his head lay, and the light brown
hair was matted, with coagulated
j drops. Two or three men stood
around, with rude masks of .black
cloth drawn over their faces, in which
: three slits were cut for the eyes and
mouth; and a female figure knoeled
belli. 4 a heap of straw, veiled close?
i The men silently made way for me
as I advanced into the apartment,
and held their lanterns so that the
lurid light shonld fall upou my
strange patient, as silently I stooped
and examined both wounds.
"Well?" asked my carriage com?
"I can do nothing. The man must
"Nonsense! A mere bullet through
the leg-what does that amount to?"
"In itself, nothing; but that blow
upon the skull must prove fatal "
A low, half suppressed cry broke
from the woman opposite. She tore
the voil from her face, os if she could
not breathe through its heavy folds,
revealing features as white and beau?
tiful in their marble agony as BO
much sculptured stone. She did not
seem more than thirty, but I after?
wards knew that she was indeed ten
years older. But, in spite of hot
anguish, how grandly beautiful she
I was. Large dark eyes-hair like
! coiled gold, catching strange gleams
from tho shifting lanterns-and
i broad, smooth brow-it was a face
I you see but once in a whole lifetime.
And, yet, to the midst of her dis
tress, she never spoke.
"At least, yon can do something
for him, doctor?" said my interlocu
tor, impatiently. "Don't let us wast*
As I proceeded in my ministra
lions, the moaning grew fainter, tin
convulsive movements became scarce
ly perceptible. A faint gleam of hop
lighted np the face of the Woman
wno knelt with clasped hands oppo
site; Bhe looked appealingly at me.
"He is better-ne is surely better?'
"He will be better soon," I answer
ed, moved to pity to spite of myself
' 'He cannot Uve half an hour longer.1
The horror of that sepulchral si
lenee that fell upon us as my accent
died away-shall I ever, forget it
And five minutes afterwards th
breathing, spasmodic and painful t
bear, died into eternal stillness.
The young woman lifted the come
of the handkerchief, and gazed int
the ghastly face. It wa ? that of
young man about twenty-two, an
who had evidently been marvelous!
"Oh ! heavens, he is dead 1* '
Her clear, agonized voice was rinj
in g in my ears as they led be bac
into the darkness of the night,
felt a bank-note pressed into m
hand as I entered the carriage ont
"Doctor, you have done your bea
it is not my fault that your effor
have not been more successful. R
member, you are pledged to secresy
The next moment I was whirhi
swiftly through tho November rai
night, with the strange, unquiet fee
ing of one awakened suddenly fro
a startling dream.' Yet it was i
dream-alas! it Was a sterlingreatit
The carriage stopped at a crot
road near the village.
"Please ?light here, sir," said tl
driver. ' 'You are not far from home
I obeyed, and stood listening
the middle of the road, ? while t
nm*?* cf thc QirriAg? w?eeia ?i(
away, losing its distinctness in t
shriek of the restless winds. Ai
the elook in the village street toll
the hour of 1.
Late as it was, however, my surge
was still opened and lighted up; t
servant from Haddenleigh Hall h
just ridden to the door.
"H you please, doctor, you t
wanted immediately at the Ha
The Colonel said yon were to ri
my horse, if yours wero not alrea<
saddled, and I can walk, so there ?
be no time lost."
I mechanically mouuted the nol
animal that stood waiting for n
and rode off, rather glad of an c
portait/ to TOvohro- in t?r xfi?A ]
tho singular adventure that bad be?
fallen me during the evening. ; < \
Hcddcrilcigh ?toud u v.*w<? ~u?ok
from th*> -road, on a . magnificent
?knoll crowned with eentnryroldohest
nut trees and beeches; and I reached
tho broad atoue stops in about habt
an'hour, by dint of rapid strides. \
As I entered the vestibule, Colonel
Haddon, who had been pacing np
and down thc hall iu a perfect agony
of impatience, came to meet me. .
"Isthatyon, Dr. Mellor? I thought
you would never como. "We're in a
pretty state of confusion here. Bur?
glars in the house-my wife's set of
diamonds goner-nobody knows what
else-but bid Hopkins left his manual
upon one of them. They can't escape
!,far. For yo? see---"
"Yes, but, Colonel Hadden-B?
"Oh, aye-I nnderstand you-you
want to see yonr patient? It's Hop?
kins, the butler; he got an ugly blow
on the left arm-and afterwords my
wife went herself to Dr. Maynard- |
no offence, Moller, but he lives nearer j
than you-but he was out. She has
inst returned. I couldn't very well !
eave Hopkins-and Mrs. Haddon is j
such a kind good soul, she insisted
on going herself to fetch Maynard
"But, my dear sir.-"
"Ah, truel Come along to Hop?
Hopkins, the butler, was as volu?
ble as his master, and ten times as
circumstantial;'and by the time I
had set his broken fore-arm, I was
pretty well in possession of all the
particnluars of the attempted bur?
glary at Haddenloigh.
And, thinking of my midnight
patient, whoso life had ebbed out
upon the pile of straw, I felt a strange
guiltiness as I listened to Colonel
Hadden's eager conjectur?s as to the
whereabouts of tho desperadoes who
"And now, Doctor, you'll take a
gloss of wine," said the hospitable
old gentleman, ushering me into his
It was brilliantly lighted, and warm
with the crimson glow of a genial I
fire, before which, in a singularly
graceful attitude, sat a lady, wrappe ~
UL the gorgeous folds of an Indian
"My wife, Doctor. Isabel, my
love, thia is Dr. Meiler. "
We stood before one another in
silence. I could not speak, for IJ
knew that I was looking into the
startled, agonized eyes of the woman
who had knelt scarcely an honr ago
by tho dying couch in the desolate
cottage-Col. Hadden's new wife, of |
whoso beauty I bad heard so much.
The Colonel talked on, but I heard
not a word that he said. I could not
bnt marvel at the wonderful self-pos?
session of the woman, who smiled
and looked grave, and eaid "Yea"
and "No" in the right places.
CONCLUDED IN OUR NEXT,
THE POLLOCK HOUSE.
THE UNDERSIGNED has fitted
tup his establishment, and has re?
ceived a large stook of the finest
-.qualities and i ?ninds of LIQUORS,
WINES, ALES, 8EGAB8, Smoking and
Chewing TOBACCO, etc.; SYRUPS, COR?
DIALS and other articles.
JELLIES and Blt AN DY FRUITS of home
In the rear of tho wholesale store, he I
has a handsomely appointed
SAMPLE ll OOH,
[WHERE the best of everything Ls
OF all kinds-FI8H, OY8
[TERS, GAME, MEATS, Ao.i
[-furnished at short notice,!
kand in the very best styles J
?ATTACHED to the estab?
lishment are commodious^
rooms, whero private DINNERS
and BUFFERS will be furnished for any
nnmber of persons from two to 160.
LUNCH every day, at ll o'clock.
The Proprietor pledges himself that be
'.fiil continue, as heretofore, to use his ut?
most endeavors to give perfect satisfaction
to his patrons and guests.
Jan 1 T. M. POLLOOK, Proprietor.
Camden Street, rear of Gregg's China Store.
J. CLENJMNING, - - - Proprietor.
W * !&
HAVING thoroughly fitted np tho above
establishment as a RESTAURANT,
I am prepared to furnish visitors with the
best of EATABLES and DRINKABLES.
OY8TER8, GAME, FIMJ?, MEATS, etc.,
prepared in the very h: Ht style, by ono of
tho finest cooks in the city*. SUPPERS
furnished at short notice. Families sup-1
piled with OVof F.ltS at reasonable prirn*.
Choice WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
constantly on hand. LUNCH every dav at
lo'cloek.__ Deo io
Scrofula, or Klng'ti Evil, lu cored by
mung HciuUah's Queen'* Delight.
ON abd after ?PB?D 7^1,1808, th? fol?
lowing FREIGHT TARIFF will be
From New York to Columbia; flret class,
per 100 lbs,, SI.00; second class, 90 cents;
third olftss.80cents; fourth class, 78cents;
fifth class, 70 cents.
From Baltimore to Columbia, first class,
per 100 lbs., tl; second class, 00 conte;
third class,- 80 cents; fourth blass, 70
cents; fifth class 7Q cents. }
Goneral Superintendent, 8. C. B. R.
April 8 _,_j_
Reduction of Freight Rates by the
Seaboard Inland Air Line Route.
CHARLOTTE AND 8V,<LM?tii CO.,
GEX'?. FB?IQUT AND TICKKT ACT'S OFHICE,
ContrsiBiA, 8. O.,' April 8, 1868.
THE following FREIGHT TARIFF, via
this route, wiU take' effect from and
after this dale:
To New York, first class, IL00; second
class. 00 cents; third class, 80 oenfs;
fourth olass, 70 cents.
To Baltimore, first class, il.00; second
olass, SM) cents; third olass, 80 cents; fourt h
class, 70 cent?.
SST Marine Insurance effected on goods
over this Une at very low rates, as lu
steamers avoid Cape Matterat.
E. B> DORSEY,
General Freight and Ticket Agent.
April 0_. " '
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
GEN'L SUPEBCTTEN'S OFFICE, S- ?. R. R.,
December ll, 1867.
ON and after this dat? the TARIFF bj
tho Great Southern Freight Lino,
FROM COLUMBIA, wul be aa follows, vi?:
Cotton per bale, to New York. .$4.00
" ?? Philadelphia,.4.00
" ? Baltimore.8.25
This route is guaranteed as cheaper,
quicker and more reUable than any com?
peting, while the difference of insurance,
not amounting to 20o., is over twice com?
pensated by diffcrence of ratos.
H. T. PEAKE,
Deo ll_General Superintendent.
"FAST" EXPEESS LINE
FKOJt COLUMBIA TO NEW YOU Iv.
"VTEW and FAST SCHEDULE now in
_Lv operation, with complete and continu?
ous connections, from Columbia and aU
points in tho interior of South Carolina,
via Kingsville, Wilmington and Weldon, to
Richmond, Washington Baltimore, Phila?
delphia, New York, Boston, and all princi?
pal points North and East. No ohange of
Passenger Cars between Weldon and
Acquia Crook. No Omnibus transfer at
Petersburg or Blohmo?d. Fare as low as
by any other route. Time, forty-three
hours to Now York.
At Weldon, Passengers havo choice of
the following routes, viz: Orisfied and An
namessio Line, Washington or Inland
Line, Baltimore or Old Bay Line. Tickets
good by either route.
CACTIOH TO THE PUBLIC-The route by
Charlotte and Greensboro is advertised as
seventy-five miles shorter and twelve hours
quicker-try it, if you wish to be deceived.
Throngh Fast Express Train, via fWil
mington, Weldon and Richmond, leaves:
Columbia.-10.00 a. m.
Kingsville. .11.80 a. m.
Wilmington. 9.30 p.m.
Weldon.6.20 a. m.
Richmond.11.10 a. m.
i Washington.7.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware.11,57 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.80 a. m.
New York, arriv?e.5.20 a. m.
t Via Wilmington, Weldon, Portsmouth
and Annamessic routes, leaves:
Columbia.. - . ..10.00 a. m.
Kingsville.11.80 a. m.
Wilmington.9.80 p. m.
Weldon.6.20 a. m.
.Portsmouth.-10.45 a. m.
Orisfield. 6.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware.11.67 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.30 a. m.
New York, arrives.6.20 a. m.
?Tho Steamers of the Old Bay Une leave
for Baltimore 7.80 p. m.
tLaave New York 7.80 p. m. to come South.
Two trains daily from Kingsville, North
tho 11.80 a. m. Fast Express, and 2.00 n.
m. Mail. Baggage cnecked throngh.
Elegant Sleeping Cars on all Night Trains.
Through Tickets, good by either route
until nsed-with option to Paasengors of j
stopping at terminal points-can bo ob?
tained at the Ticket Office of tho South
Carolina Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 28 6mo Gon'l Southern Agent.
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Co.,
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 13,1868.
ON and after FRIDAY, the 14th inst.,
Paunenger Trains will bo run over tho
road as follow?, on Tuesdays and Vr|d?y^
of eacn weel; :
Leave Lexington C. H., at... . .8.00 A. M.
t* Colnmbia.l at.4.00 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia, at.9.30 A. M.
Lexington C. H., at-6.00 P. M.
Freights wUl also hu taken and delivered
promptly. 0. BOUKNIGHT,
Feb Iii thnilnio Superintendent.
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule.
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD,
LAUnENS C. H., 8. C., July 12,1867.
ON and after MONDAY, 22d instant, tho
trains will run over this Road as fol?
lows, until further notic.
Leave Laurens at 5 o'clock A. m. on Mon*
dave, wednesdays ?nd Fi id ?jm, and arnvf
at Newborry at ll o'olock a. m.
Leave Newberry on Mond?VP, Wednes?
days and Fridays, at fifty minutes after 12
o'clock, 'onnectinir with both traine on the
Creen v..le. and Colnmbia JUilroad at Hele?
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Sup't.
SEDUCTION OF RATES.
CHARLOTTE AND 8. O; R. B. COMPANY,
GEN'L Funorrr ART? TICKST AOT'B GTPICB, '
OptUMBiA, 8. C., December ll, 1867.
r^N and after THIS DAY, COTTON will
VJ be forwarded j>ia the "SEABOARD
INLAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
To Baltimore, $3.25 por bale of 400 lb?,
or leas. .?
To Philadelphia, $4.00 per bale of 400
lbs. or loss.
Totter* York, $4.00 per bale of,400 lbs.
Thia route ia cheaper, quicker sad as re
Iiablo as any competing hne.
The rates being tho same, shippers save .
82 cents per bale-estimating cotton afc 1G
cents per pound-in Iforino insurance, by .
having their cotton forwarded tia this
route. E.R. DORSEY, .
_ Dec 12 Gen. Freight and Trans. Agent^
Charlotte & South Carolina R.R; Co.
' " SUPERINTENDENTS OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., March 81,1868. .
ON* and after this date,' the Trama over
this Road will ran as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 4.00 p. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at.11.00 p. m.
Leave Charlotte at..... :_... 11.535 p. m.
Arrivo at Columbia at.G.90 a. m.
Passengers taking this route, going
North make close connections at' Greens
boro, Weldon and Portsmouth. StStt <
49~ Tickets optional from Greensboro,
either via Danville or Raleigh; and from
Portsmouth eithor via Bay Line or Anua
messio Route. Baggage checked through.
sar TIME AS QUICK and FABE AS
LOW as by any other rov o.
Passengers from Greenville Railroad .
going North, make same time, by taking
t his route at 4 o'clock p. m., as they will
by leaving hero at 6 a. m., as tho time to
all point H North of Richmond L? tbs same.
Trains of this route coming '"MIth, mako
connections with trains of Grco.. ville Hoad. ,
For THROUGH TICKETS to Richmond.
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York, apply at Ticket Office, foot Ulan -
An Accommodation Train will bo mn
Leave Columbia on Mondays, Wednes?
days and Fridays at 7 A. M., arriving at -
Charlotte at 6.35 P. M. - '
Rot arning-leave Charlotte on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays at G A. M., ar?
riving at Columbia at 5.05 P. M
Passengers taking the 6 A. M. Train
from Charlotte can connect with Jffyht
Tram of Soutlr Carolina Road for Charles?
ton. Passengers from Charleston can-by
leaving tho South Carolina Train at Junc?
tion-connect with the 7 A. M. Tram from
Columbia. CALEB BOUKNIGHT,
April 1_ t Superintendent.
Change of Schedule on G. & C. R. R.
ON and after FRIDAY, the'6th instant,
Passenger Trains will run dairy, Sun?
days excepted, as follows: 1
Leave Columbia at.... . 7.00 a. m.
?? Alston afc.8.65 "
" Newberry at....10.35 " -
Arrive at Abbeville at.3.80 p. m.
" at Anderson at.5.15 "
?' at Greenville at....6.00 "
Leave Greenville afc.6.00 a, m.
?* Anderson at.6.45 "
" Abbeville at. 8.45 "
Newberry at.1.96 p.m.
Arrive at Alston at.....3.00 "
" at C?ramela afc.6.0Q "
Trains on tho Bine Ridgo Railroad will
also run daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Anderson at....5.20 p. m.
" Pendleton at.. . .6.20 "
Arrive at Walhalla afc.8.00 "
Leave Walhalla afc.4.09 a. m.
M Pendleton at..6.4? "
Arrive afc Anderson at. .Ci40 "
The train will return from Belton fco An?
derson ou Monday and Friday mornings.
JAMES O. MEREDITH,
Dec 3_General Superintendent.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.?
COMPANY SHOPS, AMUX 1,1868.
ON and after this date, the following
will be the schedule for PASSENGER
TRAIN8 over this road:
Leave Charlotte daily afc.11.86 p. m.
" Greensboro at.6.05 a. m.
" Balelghafc.... a.41 "
Arrivo afc Goldsboro afc..12.25 p. m.
Leave Goldsboro afc.12.80 "
" Raleigh at. 8.20 "
" Greensboro afc.7.17 "
, Arrivo afc Charlotte at. ll.RS p m.
Through Passengers by this line nave
choice of routes Din Greensboro and Dan
1 ville to Riohmond, or via Raleigh and Wel?
don to Richmond or Portsmouth; arriving
I afc aU points North pf Riohmond at the
. same tune by either route. Connection ?B
j made at Goldsboro with Passenger Trains
on the Wilmington and "Weldon Railroad
to and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train fco Weldon. Also to Newborn, on A.
I A- N. O. Road. Freight Trains will leave
Charlotte at 2 a. m. and arrive 6.20 p. m.
April ll J AS. ANDERSON, Bup't.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
ur,.NEHAL SUPTS OFFICE,
CHAKMSTOH, 8? O., March 28,U?G8,
PASSENGER TRAINS will run aa fol?
Leave Charleston for Columbia. G.80 a. to.
Arrive at Kingsville. 1.80 p. m.
Leave Kingsville. 2.00 p. m.
Arrive afc Co'utnbia. 8.50 p. m.
Leave Columbia. 6.00 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville. 7.30 a. m.
Lea-,o H.'. oville. 8.0O p. m.
Ar.ive at Charleston. 3.10 p. m.
The Passenger Train on the Cnnx'eu
Branch will connect with up and down
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man?
chester Railroad Tram? on MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS ?ml SATURDA?M.
Night Express Freight and Paeaengtr
I Accommodation Train will rnn as follow?:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. -5.40 pi nr.
Arrivo afc Columbia.G.03 a. nv.
Leave Columbia. 5.80 p- m.
Arrive at Charleston. 5.40 a. m.
March 21 H. T. PEAKE, Gen'l Sup't.