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NEW SERIES-VOL 2, NO 25.
POMEROY, TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1859.
WHOLE NUMBER 870
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AM ANCIENT TOAST.
It wina grand day In tlie old chlvnlrio time; the
luo circling around tho hoard In a noble hall, and
the sculptured wall rang with sentiment and song.
The lady of knightly heart was pledged aloud by
name, and many a ) liable significant of lovellncM
had been uttered, until It came to SI. Leon's turn,
when, tiding the sparkling cup on high:
"I drink to one," kc said,
'Whose image never may depart.
Deep graven on this grateful heart,
'Till memory Udi-ad.
"To one whose love for me shall Inst,
When lighter passions long huve passed,
No holy 'tis und true;
To one whoso lova hath longer dwelt,
' More deeply Iteed, more keenly felt.
Than any pledged to jro.o.' ".' ...""'
Knch gncst upstarted at tho.word,
And laid his liiiml upun his sword,
With fury Hushing eyes;
And Stank-; said, "We crave tho mime,
1'rou.i knight, of this most peerlemi diiino,
W hose love you couut so high."
Ft. Leon paused as If he would
Mul brealbe her name ill cureless mood,
thus lightly tounolher,
1'hi'ii bent liis noble heud as though
To give that word the reverence due.
And gently mild, ".My .Holhc-r."
THE LONG-ARMED UOBDElt.
A RUSSIAN TALE.
BUS I N ESS I ) I KKC'L'O K Yi
T. A. PLANTS, Atioiney ami Coiincelor
it l.nw, 1'ouieror, O. Oillce iu the Court House.
SIMt'SON ii LASLEY, Attorneys &
'ounolirsat l.iw and general collecting njrents.
I'uinertiy, O. omce in the Court-lliinse. 5-1.
JIUIN K. II .HNI. JACOtt S. KAK1UI1T.
II ANNA & EARIIART. Attorneys :t
Law, Pomeroy, i. All bimln-Hs fntrilKlcd to their
pure will recoive prompt ulti'iitloii. I I
TlioiXs CARL ETON, Attorney and
Co'tmelor t Law. Ofllce, l.inn htr.ct, eal !!,
I.vo doors above T. J. SniilWs Shoo Morn, opposite
tlin Kaiiim-'tmi iluun. .n ii'I-iiicm eiiiruii-"
his euro w ill receive prompt nlluir.ion.
S KMOWI.BL ' OROilVKNim.
KNOWLES &. GROSVENOR, Atu.r-
nevi at Law, Athens, Athnns County, Ohio, will
iitl'-nd the ever:.l Courts of Meigs County, on the
1st .lav uf each term. OllU-e lit Hie (..bson
tio 1 KI.S.
OTfrLTD " Fates " lio rKL.Ji." a.
KrusiiM. HroprtJtor; (ro'iii'Tiy occupied by M. A
Wcblor) on jui jiir-" l 1 vv the Hulling - Mill. I ome -roy.
O. By end nts lo :u l omino.l.ilv 1ml h man
anil limist ::i I he l-'l milliner. Air. llinl.-nii hope. to
rnsrive i oii"i-iiiil incr-iising pituoo.ie. is 5-ly-
H .0 IIS O HOC Kl! I KS Cl.t.Tlll NHj,
15aA"C'"FA LLEU! Cl'Jihier, t'nvjier nnd
lirv (i io Is Healer, lir-t Store nliove liniinally &
J .-."nil Hi:'' , near Hi.' Kiillilej-Mill, Pomeroy. II.
Comitrv .Men Ii:hiih i.r- renpectl'nlly r-quenled to
. till and xuiii'.iie my .hick of Crm-ei'lo., n I ;im
-niillilent (Iml I vimtiot be undersold. !'rL
OriiiiANcu' ite Ooirii.siiei's " i'-y
tie-iiN, tirocerlen. Hardware. Queeinivcnre, Ac
K.;t Hide of I! mrt street, three doors above the
corner of I'Vont, VI
hand. The anjjry Duna retreated into a
"But who are you? It is very un
handsome, so it in, to make fun ol a girl,
and tease her ho without any ar:juuitit
nnce." "I never visit acquaintances," he re
plied, with an altered look, and a tone that
froze the poor gill's blood.
In every antechamber and chancery of
fice, Duna bore the reputation of a girl of
spirit. She was no easy conquest. Many
a presumptuous clerk had felt the print of
her nails iu his face to that degree that he
was not likely to forget it, though he
should live to be a master in chancery.
Duna, in fact, did honor to the virtue of
St." Petersburg. But a bashful provincial
chancery clerk, with his inky fingers, is a
trifle to a girl who has been brought up in
the best milliner's shop in the .Nevska
Perspective; an unsbaved, broad-shouldered,
ugly vagabond, in a frieze cloak,
with red moubtaches and a violet nose, is
quite a different sort of Ihinj.', and enough
to frighten anybody. Duna began to cry.
"Don't cry, my little duck! L won't do
yott any harm," he said in a softer tone,
as he drew near her. Now, this softer
tone alarmed her even more, and she in
voluntarily stretched out her arms to keep
"Who are you, I say?" she cried, in
despair, but with an assumption of cour
age, with a fire that was gradually extin
guished by her gushing tears. "You
bhall tell me on the spot who you are."
"Who I am?"
"Yes, who you are? Your calling?
"1 am a thief."
"A ihiet!" she echoed, falteringly,
turning as white as snow.
"I am a thief by name, and a robber by
station," he said, with a smile, and look
ing tenderly into her blue eyes; but the
6mili; on his face resembled the ghastly
glimmering of the moon upon the foul
waters of the morass. Tl.id is the ap
proved stylo in robber talcs, so you Bee
there was no joke in the matter; after
such a phrase all sorts of horrors may be
expected. Duna was terrified (not at the
phrase, but at the smile,) and a cold tre
mor ran through her frame; but seeing
that her visitor was making sport of her
uneabiness, she rallid herself a little, and
cried out hurriedly, but with a tremulous
voice, "A robber? Poh! what a horrid
"Every man to his calling. I had an
other once; but now, 1 say, my pretty
lass, give me something to eat. I have
not put a bit in my moulh these three
days. We will breakfast together, and
With a sudden gesture he threw his
arm around her neck to kiss her. The
sight of his bristly chin, and formidable
moustaches charging so fiercely upou her,
tho sight of hits ugly red nose that nearly
touched her cheek, ut her in a downright
f-OiTl UBtOY HOI.l-I JUII-.!.. . j
Keep cuiifetanily on hand an I manuiac-
ture to order, ull kinds and si.-s of lUil. round nnd
h 1 1 1 it re iron of superior quality, which they nHor.
wholesale und r.-tail, lit current rnlea. Also.
American nnd Swede nail rods, steel nnd iron
pluw-wiiii;.. mil and liear s-leel. witgon totes
Scrau-irou and kldno ore taken iu exchange.
13-lv". L. A. OSTIiOM, .-opt.
J. W. JONES. Proprietor Middleport Sash
Factory and Pin lina Mill, will 111 I all orders in hif
line f business punctually, and ut low rales, lit
ad dressing or npplyinjr to liiin ut .Mlddleport. 1-7
?PeXM"SAV "MILTLTPiwU street", l'oiu
roy. near Karr's Hun. Ninl R. Nye, Proprietor,
Luiiilier snwed to order on short notice. Plastering
lath con. tiintly on hand, for sale. ll
K E V (J E R V ILL E Steam Grist Mill N.
Stewart, Proprietor bus been recently rebuilt, nnd
is now prepared to do good work promptly. l"l
R51l"isrDAVTs,"TiaV l7is Planing Ma
chine, on Sugar Hun, Pomeroy, iu good order, and
constant iporulWn. Flouong, wvather-boiirdiiig,
Ste.. kept -.instantly on hand, to nil orJers. I-Hi
J K W KTTliY . ""
iil'ER LAMMECilT7Watchmaker &
Ii.alerin VViitches, Clocks, Jewelry nnd Fancy
Aiticl-is, Court street, below the new Hanking
House, Ponirroy. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
carefully repaired on short notice. l-l
"vTAVATiniK and jew-
"lir, and wlmlesalo and retail dealer in Watches,
Clocks. Jewelry and Fancy Ooo.ls. Front-rt., above
the Heuiieirton House, Pomeroy. I'artiriiluriitteii-
I i.m pni. I to rcpnirhiii nil articles 'n nij liiie. j-l
UO()TS AN1) s.JOKS-
Two versts lrom Wilna, upon an emi
nence between a wood, a inoiass, and a
river, at sumo distance upon the high
road, stands a wooden country house, wiili
a green and antiquated roof. Here usu
ally throughout the summer, and some
times, loo, iu autumn, resides Gauiila
Michailowitch, P., a retired captain, and
at present disiiiol-justice, a very worthy
man as hie all dioli iet-juslicea in the
Early one Sunday morning, in the
month of August, , his worship Gau-
rila Michailowitch, with his himored lady,
Prasliuvva Y ego ro vn a, set off for the city,
in a britst'hka, to transact sundry urgent
mailers ut business viz., logo to chinch,
to drink wiih his reverence and prctotpe,
loeai and be convivial with the district
attorney, to hear the town news fiom the !
commandant's lady, to read . the St.
Petersburg papers, at the district treas
urer's, and to play boston at the gover
nor's. Scarcely had the master and mis
tress driven from their door, when all the
seivanis followed their example, and quit
ted the house. The butler went to see
his cousin in the village; the cook betook
himself 10 the public house to driifk
brandy; the cookmaid to the river to catch
criylieh; Procher and Datia went nulling
in the wood; Vabkn and Natasha strayed
to the heitih 10 gather cranberries, etc.;
Dnua alone remained in tho hous' . Duna,
tlie pearLof tho whole W lua department,
lair as a lily, fresh as a rose, graceful as a
cedar, a hpriyhtly, virtuous damsel; by
her callino- housemaid; by her naiuial
tiood qualities, the favorite of her mistress,
the grand object of the fiequent visits of
I lie master oi I he house to the women's
apartments, the victim of an ardent pro- passion; and she with the strengh that
peiisiij- of the district clerks for kissing, j makes herces of us in moments of extreme
the goddess for whose sake the governor's i peril, she pushed the audacious fellow
valet who, like herself had been brought I back.
up in the great world in the Nevt-ka Per- "Hands off, if you please, Mr. Robber!
spective neglected the polishing of his
mitsier s boots, to the great scandal and
indigi.alioii of the whole provincial admin
isiraiion; none bul he could appreciale her
leelings; none but she could duly estimate
I'd thank you not to trighten me for noth
ing. I know what you aie come lor.
"You ktiow, do you? Well, what is it,
"Oh! I know very well; but allow me
the giace of his deportment. They mu- to tell you it's a very great shame. I will
T. WlHTlVSlDE. Manufacturer of Boots
ami Shous. Front Street, threo doors above Stone j
bridge. I'he West of work, for Ladies and Gentle-
men. made to rder. I
- I.KATHKK llKALhlTs." ' I
McQUlOO & SMITH, Leather Dealers
nnd Flndors, Court vtreet, 3 donni below the Bunk,
and oppowile Branch's More, Pomeroy, G
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. Sail twen-
v-flve cents per bushel. Olllco near the I'uriincc.
1-1 C. GRANT, Agent.
I'OMEKO Y Salt Company. Salt tweniy-
tlve itent ner bushel. l-l
DAi'NEY Salt Company, Coatport. Salt
twenty-llvj cents per bushel lor country trade.
!-l G. W. COiPKK, Secretary.
HLACKSMI THTS Ti.
F. E. HUMPHREY. Blacksmith, in hi?
new building, hack of the Hunk building, Pomeroy.
lob Work of nil kinds, H.,rse-shoelng,iSc., executed
with neatness und dispatch. 1-1
F. LYMAN. Painter and" Glazier, back
room of P. l..itiibroehts Jewelry Store, west ido
O-v.irt street, Pomeroy, O. l-l
JOHN E1SELST1N. Saddle, Harness and
Tr.mk Manufacturer, Frent St; eel, thrte 'oors ko
lo (ourt. Pomerov, v. ill execute all work cn
trtijiLe.l to his core with neatn.ssaud dispatch. Snd
pies g men np In the nenlesl slyle! I-S9
tually adored each other, as only hearts
can adore that have taken lire by the Ka
san Bridge in St. Petersburg, and they
were as happy as none can be but in the
Girls shut up in a house by themselves
are always afraid of thieves. Duna,
therefore, carefully fast, ned the outer
doors, and to avoid thinking of thieves,
she went to look at herself in the glass
while she wailed for the valet, whom she
had given to understand that her master
and mistress were to spend tho whole day
in the town. In the plt-asan'est possible
mood, Duna arranged her curls, set her
neckerchief in order, tightened hr girdle,
and hummed a tune, when suddenly there
was a gentle tap at the door. "That is
he I" and like an arrow she flew and
opere-d it to let him in. "Ah! it is not he!"
"1 am your man," rep ied a deep h u.-ky
voice, as mere cautiously enieieu uirotigii
the open door a big-buill fellow, in a tat
tered fiieze cloak and faded cap, with a
ewnrlhy face much in want of llitj barber's
otiiee, terrible. Joxy moustaches, and a
dusky red nose, and a scnilet forehead,
blue lips and blood-thirsty pyes; the very
lype of a chaiiman of a t iiy p.t house, or
one of those diabolical (iitvra thai are
only lo bo seen in Sal valor Rosa's pafnt
ings. The astonished Puna recoiled some
steps, and repeated with a sigh from the
bottom of her heart, "It is not he!"
Meanwhile the stranger had stepped in,
and with the ulmost coolness- closed the
door, locked it, and put the key in his
What do you want? Who are you?"
cried Duna. "Why do you put the key
in vour porket!"
have you up for it. Give me back the
key this moment and he oil'."
"Some breakfast," growled the stran
ger. "I have no breakfast for you; there is
nothing to eat in the whole house. Go
breakfast in the public house, if you have
a mind. By the same token you smell of
brandy enough to knock one backwards;
I dare say you have made a very good
"What! nothing to eat?" he muttered,
knitting his brow, and bending a piercing
glance on the girl as he put his right hand
down toward his boot. "Do you see
this?" said he, showing her a broad
bladed knife with small black speckles,
traces of recently shed blood he had some
where hastily wiped oft' on the grass. "I
have no time to jdb&wiih you."
Poor Duna startermviih open eyes, and
seemed petrified by his basilisk glances.
"Breakfast!" he shouted.
"Be quick; 1 have no time to lose."
"Take whatever you plense; there i
some roa-t meat, of yesterday in tho cup
board, aud Some brandy." .
"Show me into the parlor, put every
thing you have got upon the table, and
I'nle and bewildered, she tottered to the
cupboard in ihe an;echamber. He stuck
the knife in his boit, and followed hei
step by step. Bread, brandy, salt, but
ter, cheese, and cold roast veal, were
placed on the name table wheie the
proprietors of the house had recently
Lreakias'.ed before setting off for the town.
He sealed himself, seized Duna's arm and
forced her down beside him. -'Well, 1
sav, said lie, boiling the tat veal with
Don't be alarmed, my little dear," he ravenous voracity, and squinting sideways
JAMES W BIGHT. Saddle and Harness
M C:or. Mhop over Black and Ratliburn's store,
I!' eland, Q. .
' AUR1AGE & WAGt N MAKING by
M. Hi.tmki, Front Street, Brut corner below the
i uliinir-.MIII. Pomeroy, O. All articles In hi line
of business manufactured nt reasonable rates, and
'hy are especially recommended for durability.
PfiTiSR CROSBIE. Wagon Maker. Mul-
-erry street, wt side, three doors Back street,
l'-)!iierny, Ohio. Manufacturer of Wagons, Bug
:':. Carriages, tfce. All orders filled on short
f. C. WHALEY. Surgeon Demist,
Hummer's Building 5nd Ftory, Rutland stwt,
Middlenort, O. All operations pertaining to the
profession promptly forfo mjd. ladles wailed
upon at Ibeir residence, if Uo-lre-1. l-l
said, smiling. "I am come to pay you a
visit. The lime must have hung heavy
on your hands, all alone here."
"Not at all. But what do you mean by
pocketing the key?"
Instead of answering, he went up to
her and patted her on the cheek. She
sprang from him.
"Why do you lock the door? Give me
the key, or 1 will cry out."
"That will do you no good. I know
very well there is no one in the house."
"A pretty thing indeed! Come in,
without 'With your leave,' or 'By your
leave,' and lock the door, as if you were
in. your own house!"
"I always lock the door when I have
the luck to be alone with so pretty a girl
as you, roy angell" and once more he
patted her cluck with Lis coaise, dirty
at his companion, "I gave you a jolly
start, didn't 1?"
"I believe you did! I wonder who
would not be frightened so?"
"You did wrong to stand out agaiii6t
me. If you had done what 1 wanted at
once Yi.ur health. Drink a little
drop to keep me company."
"I never touch biandy."
"That's a pity; it's capital brandy.
What's your name?"
"That's a lie," he said, with his mouth
full, and scowling on her; "I kuow your
name is Avdotya Yeremeyevna."
"Tben why do you ask, if you know?"
"To try your candor. Capital brandy,
to be sure; is there any more of it?"
"There's another bottle in the cupboard."
"Have the goodness 19 bring it to me."
"There it is."
Thank you. By yiur leave I'll give
you a kic-s for it." -; '.
Duna no longer dared to resist; sh
submitted with the best grace she could
to the rude kiss, contenting herself with
wiping t.he place where his sharp beard
had scratched her 6oft skin till it almost
"To let you see that I am up to a thing
or two," he went on, after he had gulped
his third glaa of brandy, .'"I will tell you
that a clerk brougbisj ySr master fifteen
hundred roubles yesterdry from Ivano
vitch F., . whose cse wjis..bTOUght lat
week" before the district court. Is not
"May be so."
"Well, where does your master keep
"Really I do not know."
'But I do; we shall Boon find it. Av
dotya Yeremeyevna, my pet, my darling!"
"What is your pleasure?"
Poor Duna was forced to make a show
of being socaible. The guest was in ihe
happiest humor; he laughed and joked
with her. Duna gradually forgot her ter
rors, grew bolder, defended herself be
comingly, nay, laughed aloud, and endeav
oied to hide her intense anxiety under a
show of cheei fulness, while in sterol sh
prayed fervently lo heaven that the red
nosed guest might take his leave, and the
incomparable Ivan might soon arrive lo
idemnify her sensitive heart for this fear
Alas! Ivan, who had g t leavo of the
governor, spend with hasty sleps and with
a heart full of tenderness and hope, to meet
her. He walked not; he Hew. Cupid
had fastened his two wings to his boots.
He flew like an arrow. But on his way
lay a brandy-shop; there is no road with
out them. He would have flown by ii;
but in the brandy-shop were lr.s acqu int
nnces, his beloved friends. IIo made a
halt with them for a moment, aud got tipsy
with them. Il happened quite against his
wiil; he was even in despair at it. Al
together, it was one of ihe most memora
ble victories ever achieved by Friendship
Meanwhile, the ugly vagabond had
emptied his sixth glass of brandy. At the
seventh he grew pensive, pursed his blows,
and hit his lips a3 if a pang shot through
his vitals; a dark shadow passed like a
cloud over his countenance; suddenly he
sprang from his seat, and, without inten
ding it, pushed so strongly against his
companion, that she almost fell between
his feet. lie looked rou-id uneasily, look
the brandy-bottle, the bread, and a piece
of meat from the table, put them all into
the fathomless pockets of his cloak, and
if aid :
"Thank you for bread and salt for
your hospitality. Gaurila Michailovich
keeps his money in 1)13 secretaiy, eh?
Why don't you spf ak? You see I am not
such a bad fellow as you thought at first,
my pretty chick. I love yon 1 love you
so much Just tell me what sort of
death vou would like best to die. Shall 1
cut off your head, eh? Or would you
rather I would hangou from that beam
for instance? Don't be afraid; only say
what vou would like best.charming Duna. "
"What pleasure can you take in plague
ing me so cruelly?" said Dana, not cred
iting that the ugly jester with the red nose
could be in earnest.
"Why don't you answer," he said, ex
amining the secretary and the lock. "1
should like to know whether you would
rather be hanged, or Oho! Gaurila
Michailovich keeps his money under two
locks, does he? Stay a bit; il is not the
first we have coaxed open." So saying,
he took an iron instrument out of his
pocket, and immediately began to use it
upon the lock. Duna stood as if spell
bound in the middle of the room, trembling
in all her frame.
"Well, what is it then? Speak out,
Avdotya Yeremeyevna. Can't you make
up your mind? Hang the lock! Avdotya
Yeremeyevna, I wait your answer, my
precious. This is the strongest lock I've
seen this many a day. Will you speak,
The secretary burst open with a crash.
"Whoo ! what a lot of tine things! Bank
notes, and ducats, and watches! They
don't go spoiled, most likely. A ring!
1 don't want it. Oh, I'll lake these dia
monds. Are these ail crumbs of office?"
Chatting in this fashion with himself
and with Duna, he crammed his pockets
wiih money, watches, and trinkets, and
then turned abruptly to the half-dead girl.
"Well, my love, your choice? Waste
no time; but tell me, what death will you
"WeM.'I'm sure! Ar'n't you ashamed,
sir? It is a very ugly joke, ibis."
"I am not joking al all, my sweot one."
"What have I done to you? Y"ou have
taken whatever you pleased; I did not
"That's very true; but do you see, I
can't abide leaving eve-witnesses behind
nie 1 wash my hands of them, by all
means. With others I don't stand on
ceremony; but as you, my love, are such
a nice, good-natured, amiable little dear,
I will give you your choice of death. 1
love politeness; 1 too have been brought up
in St. Petersburg."
Still she would not believe that he was
"Now, then, let's have it at once; I have
1 no time to lose. Let us put compliments
aside. I am extremely sorry, but you
must die by my hand. I am not going
to be such a fool as to let you live, to tell
what sort of mustaches, eyes, nose, clothes,
&ic, 1 have got what 1 did here, and
which way I went. Now, Avdotya Yere
meyevna, answer me quickly."
Every word of her cold-bl.odcd tortu
rer was a dagger stroke to her heart; her
limbs grew icy cold, and floods of tears
passed over her inanimate face. She tot
tered and fell to the floor. In her fall, she
caught the robber's foot, find kifsed it.
"Have mercv on' me!" she shrieked.
as if il were half n dream; 6he snw blood
on the floor; a hideous, gaping mouth,
with great misshapen teuth;red fiery eye.
"Oh, pare my life, I implore youl Jjetariing from the Rocket. She read hi
ewenr to you, before the Holy Viiuin, I
will not nay a eyallablo to any one. May
I never see heaven, if I do! For the sake
of tho blessed St. Nicholas, have com
passion upon me! I will pray all my life
tor you, as for my own father, my
brother : "
The inexorable miscreant shook her off
from his foot, kicking her in the breast.
In vain ehe raised her imploi nig looks and
arras towards him; in vain she sought to
touch his stony . heart with all that intense
despair, and the clinging love for a beau
tiful, joyous existence, could breathe into
the words, the voice, and the tears of a
hopeless being. The villain, harder than
granite, grew every moment more cruel
and s.'tVHge. Raging with impatience, he
caught h'r by the hair, forced back her
head, drew his knife from his hoof, and
was about to plunge it in her breast.
"Oh, oh! for the love of heaven!''
6obbed the unfortunate girl, beside herself
at iho sight of the terrible knife; "hanir
midlisiiginu! No bloody death! Mercy!
anguish in hi.-i ghastly, distorted features.
and guessed at last w!-nt had happened.
Hope animated her; she began to think 'of
"Avdotya! push the table nearer." said
ihe robber, in altered, but sti!l harh and
commmding accents, that terrified her
again, and compelled her to blind obedi
ence. Onco more she lost her presence
of mind, and pushed the corner of the
table toward hirm The villian reached
il with the toes of one foot; ho raised him
self up a f"w tirnei. It was for him a ri-o-ment
of heavenly enjoyment. Meter in
his whole life had he known one like 't
not even after the most mccessful mur
der. His agony was less intolerable; he
drew -breaih agxin, but his left hand,
which ho tried to use to free his right,
was bentimhKtl nnd powerless. The knot, !
too, had grown too light; tho reprobate
felt that he could do no more wiihout aid.
"Avdotya Yeremeyevna! kind friend!
good girl! do me the favor! Jump upon
the lab!r; untie my arm pray do! I will
mercy! Hang me rathei!" : not kill you; 1 only meant to frighten vou.
"Ay. ay," lie said, with a hideous grin; j Oh! how my head swims!"
"so you crm speak at last. Why did not The miscreant's tortile touched the kin J
you say so at once? I have lost a good I hearted gill's soul. The feeling of com
ileal of time aheady; still I can't refuse passion not unfrequcm ly extinguishes in
you tl. favor, you are etich a nice gill. ; woman the thought of her own danger.
Don't be afraid, Duna. You shall die in j That woman thinks wiih her heart, has
the plfnsnniet-t manner. It is an ugly been thousands of times mid since the in-
! vein ion of pi inung. 1 n Dona s bosom com
I passion prevailed over feat, and siitlod the
voice ol seli-preaei vation. Mie ppranj
ucai.li, ilialol the tcnim. II 1 mig lit choose
n:ycel'. I would rtthor be hanged than
kr.oti led, when my time comes. We will
look about for a cord."
The wretched girl, powerless in mind
and body through loi ror, cold as ice, trem
unnr and almost lifeless, submitted lo a
The rope was socn found, and tho mur
derer returned with his victim to the same
room where the remains of the breakfast
still stood upon ihe table. He tlveatened
lo kill her instantly if she stirred from the
Is pot. where she stood placed a chair on
the table and sprang nimbly upon it.
Having fastened ihe rope round ihe benm,
he drew the knife from his boot, cut oil'
the projecting part of the rope, eluck the
kiiile into the beam, and set about making
a double running knot on the ropn.
Duna stootl motionless in the middle of
the room; heat and col l rushed alternately
through her frame; sparks of fire danced
before her eyes; she saw nothing; she did
nothing but pray, confess her sins, com
mend herself to all the saints, and men
tally bid farewell to all ihat was dear to
her in life.
"1-recently, presently, my precious
said ihe murderer, going on with his work;
"you shall see how ireely I will hang you.
I am not a new hand at the job. Do you
see now, all is ready; only we must tiy
whether the rpe is stiong enough. 1
would not for ihe world you should fall
to the ground anil break your ribs. It
is tor your interest and my own that
Draw tho chair away from under
Duna unconsciousl' went up to the
table, and drew away the) chair; whilst
ihe robber held the ropo fast in both
hands, having slipped it over one arm up
to the elbow, to convince himself of its
strength by swinging on it with the whole
weight of his body.
"Push the talie aside."
Duna did so.
"All right; it's a capiial rope, it will
bear more than you you and mo to
gether.' 1I now let go the ropo, intending to
jump to the ground. Appaiently, il was
his purpose to startle the poor girl by the
bold and si dden leap; but ihe noose inten
ded foi her, gliding along his arm, caugiit
him last by the wrist. Duna's execu
tioner had in fact hanged himself by the
Though experiencing the most acute
pain, he wished to conceal his critical po
sition from ihe girl, that she might not
avail herself of it to escape. He tried to
reach his imprisoned hand with his left;
but the weight of his body prevented his
bringing " hi shoulders parallel. Sud
denly he began to whirl and fling himself
wildly through the air, hoping the rope
would snap; bul in vain! If he hit 1 but
the knife iu his boot, he might have sev
ered it, or, at the worst, have cut off his
hand, and saved himself by flight. But,
unluckily for him, the knife was sticking
in ihe beam. How was he to get u?
Ho thought of one means a desperate
one ihe last. Ha collected nil his
strength to shake the knife oul with a pow
erful tpring. The effort failed.
The weight of his heavy frame dangling
in the air by one hand only, his violent et
forls, the pressure of the light-drawn knot,
occasioned the villain intense torture; the
joints of his arm crackled and began to
part; ihe blood oozed out under the rope
from the laceiated skin, and trickled imo
the sleeve ot his cloak; while that of the
rest uf his trembling frame rushed from
the extremities to his head. Every mo
ment il seemed as if the hand would be
torn off'. He even wished that it might.
His anxiety lest the people of the house
should return; Ids dread of being taken in
this predicament; impatience, iage; tne
thought of his misdeeds, of his punish-mr-ni,
all his guilty life. All ibis pos
ses his tumuli uous imagination, and
brought his da-k soul to despair. Cold
sweat broke from his forehead. In spiie
of his tiger-like endurance, a cry of agony
burst at last from his iron bosom.
Duna, petrified, and thinking only of
death, had hitherto looked on iu idiotic in
dillerence. For a long time sho did not
understand what he was doing, and made
no attempt lo understand it. True, she
was si ill Islanding up like a living thing,
bul living she was not. The involuntary
cry of the murderer waked her, however,
from her trance. Shfl saw him bleeding,
upon the table, and labored long and hard
at the knot. She could not undo it.
"Do me ihe favor, sweet, swoet Duna!
11 i Fetch a knife cut the cursed rope I am
dying with p;iin.
The girl jumped oft tho table ami ran
to tho pantiy. Poor creature! she lit'le
knew the return the red-nosed guest was
prepared to make for her kindness of
lieatt. She found a knife; she hurried
back; sho whs on the threshold of ihe
scene of torture, when the table on which
the robber had rested his foot turned over
wiih a loud noise. He had upset it in en
deavoiing to change his feet. Once moro
lie was swino-ipir wiih all his weight in the
air. A piercing yell told the renewal of
his former tort lies. Dura stopped short
at the door. Ilis hideously distorted face
struck her wi'h involuntary horror; she
thojiht it. was Satan's own features she
behel 1. The eight riveted her to the -pot
where she stood; she shuddered, and dared
hot move a step "forward.1
She looked round and saw a window
open. The thought flashed upon her that
she mitrhf. avail herself of the circum-
s'fatrce. But l.e eutl'e-s so dreadfully!
i How frightfully he screams! The rope
I lisvust be cut. Dunn advanced a few steps.
That horrid, gaping mouth! Duna tot
tered back, and mechanically unconscious
of what fhe did, she raised herself to the
window-ledge, and dropped from it into
When she was in the court-yard, she
knew not what ehe had done. She had es
caped the sight of that ferocious mouth,
hut not the influence of her tormentor.
He had fascinated her. He was si ill lord
of her life. Her knees trembled; she
dared not. withdraw from the window.
"Ila! you young jade!" bottled the
miscreant, savagely ; "yon have done clev
erly. I'd have slit your throat like a
These words, uttered in unspeakable
agony and despair, suddenly rallied the
girl's energies. She ran to ihe gate.
The monger's horrid jest had proved his
Could he have surpnsed that he tied
the knot for himselt? Could he have
supposed that ihat nw'ul moment, in
which her foot hung over the grave,
should be the moment of delivetanee to
the innocent, and of exemplary punish
ment to the guiliv? Here was the finger
of Providence. It is everywhere. It is
a falsehood to maintain that vico and crime
alone prosper in this world.
She ran, and ran, till her strength was
exhausted; no one was in sight. She ran
further; her breath failed; her limbs tot
tered; she dared not look round, lest she
should ngniii see that fearful mouth, 1m si.
she should again fall into the hands of her
persecutor. Nowhere a living soul.
She struggled up a rising ground.
"Ah! ihete is our butler; and there is
Vaska. and Procher Ah! he too is wiih
He, in wit, the incomparable Ivan, the
governor's valet. They were all return
ing home from the brandy-shop, careless
and happy, singinff love song., cracking
ijokes upon their masters, with their caps
set jauntily on one side, and tacking along
the road in easy zigzags.
Duna ran toward them, pale, with
staring eyes and Hying hair; her neck un
covered, her wits bewildered.
" Como along, quick, quick!" she
sereama.1. "He is hanging! hanging!
hanging! the villain is hanging! Faster!
"Hey, darling little dove of the
woods," they all cried to her, with a
laugh; "who is hanging? Where i he
hanging? Give us a kiss, Dumusdika.
' l'is a merry world."
"He is hanging, I tell you! Don't
laugh. Run to the house. Take forks,
hatchets, guns a thief a murderer, with
great mustaches and a red nose! He said
he would slit my theoal like a chicken's
that he'd hang me."
They hastened their steps, armed them
selves as well as they could, broke the
house-door open, and went into the par
lor. The robber had fainted. Blood
streamed from bis moulh and nose; the
arm by which he hung had grown nearly
a foot longer. They took bim down and
Aftf r tho . return of the mv'ider arid
mistress of the hous, he was conveyed
the same evening (o prison, and delivered
into tho hands of justice! And justice
could not hut own mat never till then had
so long an ami come before her.
Miracles N i: v lk cVask ! T n e Latest
Pnomov of Rciknck. Great truths are in
destrucfible. When Jmner averred that
vaccine innoculaiion was a F.afeguard
against the smallpox, the 'faculty' sneered.
Forty five years later, the world laughed
at Dfiguerre's "first announcement that
he could fix a shadow and render it as
iinpei ishablu as substance. Even Morse'a
teleginpl, was regarded by lhouands as a
myih. un'il the first Jino was - put up'm
lKfl. Now vacci'iation is universal,
daguerreotypes m as common wood,
cu-.s, and ivij talk by telegraph with almost
as much facility as across a friend'n table.
Such is necessarily the progress of a
grand discovery or invention in an age like
ours; and of this irresistible onward move
ment of the useful and beneficent in
piactical science, tve have a still morn
striking example in tho world-wide popu
larity of Hollow ay's great remedies. If
we mistake not, they are scarcely older as
an invention than the photograph and the
eUcliic telegraph, and yet they are fa
miliar to half the human nee. Tho dis
coveries of Dagucrre ai d Morse have not
been applied throughout the wlv le are.-i of
civilization; but baibarian and semi-barbarian
inceu,' up,,n whom th.r. light of
Chrislianiiy has not yet dawned, have ex
perienced the benefits of these prepara
tions. Whn thfy were first introduced ,o pub
lic notice through the columns of the Lhig
lish pvees, about twenty years ago, soma
of the medical magnates of the day scoffed
at them, as their prototypes of ihe tint's of
Jenner nnd Ilaivey scoffed at vaccination
and ihe theory of the circulation of the
blood. But how is it now? The name
of lbdloway has hpon rendered illustrious
by the spontaneous testimony of countless
multitude!). The voice cf f-kept ici.s.m ban
been hushed, and the spf cious argumenta
of professional dogmatists confounded, by
the introduction of his Pills and Oint
ment into the medicil institutions of tho
most enlightened nations.
There may possibly be here nnd thero
a dogged disciplinarian of the old school,
who icont see what is patent to the whoht
world seme fos.v! specimen of a bygono
age of medical bigotry, w ho closes his ears
to the great, fact ihat Hollowny's vegeta
ble remedies are displacing and superse
ding the mineral poisons, once considered
all in all; but such instances of con firmed
and hopeless "old fogyism" are fortuna
tely few and far between. They will
probably he remembered when Holloway
is forgot tn and not till then. V. 31 ISa't.
Mi RDEHors Affuai at Louisville
About dusk last evening, an nltei cation
occurred at ihe Spring Garden, between
James Walker, a member of a r.otoiiom
fami'y, and Richard Phillips, of Jefferson
County, In attempting to quiet the dis
turbance Mr. G. Schleider, ihe propiietor
of the grounds, was shot, by Walker. A
I ball penetrated his face and lodged in the
i rear ot his head, causing a wound that will
! doubtless prove filial. At a late hour last
night, Drs. rdint, Brandeis, and others,
Were in attendance. Mr. Schleider is a
native of Fiance, and a qmet, unobtrusive,
gentlemanly ci'izen Democrat.
itiyThe Portsmouth "Times," an Ad
ministration paper, has the following com
plimentary notice of the Republican candi
date for member of tho Board of Publiu
"Our fiiend and neighbor. John B.
Gregoiy, ipeeived the nominal ion on the
third b.-iilot. We are glad of it. and it so
it must be which Heaven aver'.! that
the Sham Republicans again succeed this
full, tve wou.d raiher see him in that re
sponsible place than any other man of
his parly. John is a capital young man
lionet t and upright, and, withal, has the
requisite capacity and training. We feel
a li;tle pride, too, in that Scioto county got
the man. Southern Ohio is looking up."
An Extk aokdinakv Famjlv. Mr. John
i dats and wife, aged respectively 71 and
70 years, who are now living in good
heaiih, about two miles east ot Winchester,
Ind., had a family festival at their homo
on the '23ih ull., at which were U.eir chil-
dren and gi find children, numbering iu all
141. All ihat were present were seated
around one table, ami fiom ihe account
; given by the Randolph "Journal," those
who tvere absent and deceased, if added to
ihe group picscut, would have made the
total iiuuibi'l7I. Fori Wayne Hep.
the Owen County (Ind.)
"Journal" tve learn ihat a band of Ivegula
tors, composed of many of the best men in
Greene county, have commenced ihe work
of purging the county of all su picious
chaiaciers, a number of whom have been
lurking about lor some lime, much to
the annoyance and detriment of the bet
tor class of citizens, bix persons had
been notified to leave in from live to fifteen
days. Some of those notified are said to
be men of considerable means.
iTifAl the University of Virginia a
shooting all air recently cnine oti between
two students, who quarreled about some
college medal. The parties were, Mr. J.
M. lieniley, of Kentucky, and Chas.
Gachel, of Alabama, in which ihe founer
was seriously, if not fatally wounded the
ball of bis adversary pabsing through ihe
right arm, entering the right breast, al ihe
nipple, and ranging toward the heart.
His physician has not been able to extract
the ball. Mr. Gachet was admitted to bail.
5T"At the recent municipal election
in New Orleans, the Opposition candidate
for cn.npiroliet ha 1 about 2,000 majority.