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believe I felt my hair standing erect on my 1 " 'Precisely,' he added, 'and it is my turn tc head. to fire. I have come to discharge my debt. Are you ready ?' "I could see a pistol peeping from his side pocket. I stepped twelve paces, and I stood there, in thut corner, praying him to make haste ami lire before my wife came hack, lie was in no hurry, he said, and he asked for lights. They brought in some wax candles. I shut the door, -ordered the servants to let nobody enter, and again T called on him to fire". He raised Ins pistol and took aim at me. I counted the seconds. I thought of her. This lasted one awful minute. Silvio lowered his weapon. " 'I am very much annoyed,' he said, 'that my pistol is not charged with cherry-stones. A bul let is hard. But have another idea. This busi ness is more like a murder than a duel. I am not accustomed to pull trigger on an unarmed man. Let us begin it all over again, and dniw lots for the first lire.' "My head turned. At firt, I imagine, T refused, but finally we loaded another pistol. We rolled two scraps of paper, and lie put them into the very cap lie had worn when T sent a bullet whiz zing through it. I dipped into the cap, and I drew the paiwr marked number one. "'You have the devil's luck, Count!' he said, with a gri-. 1 shall never for:'ft. "I cannot understand wiiat pouvr took posses sion of me, or how he succeeded in constraining me; but I did fire, and my bullet lodged in that picture." The Count pointed with his linger to the canvas traversed by the pistol-shot. His face was as red as hot iron.' The Countess was whiter than her lace handkerchief. As for me, I could hardly re press a cry. "I had fired my shot, therefore," pursued the Count, "and, thanks be to God, I had missed. Then Silvio how demoniac a visage he had at that moment ! deliberately adjusted his weapon and leveled the deadly barrel straight between my eyes. Suddenly the door Hew open. Macha burst into the room and clasped herself round my neck. Her presence restored me to firmness. " 'My dear,' I said, 'can you not see that we arc joking? "What a tremor you are in! Go, go; drink a glass of water and return, and I will in troduce you to an old friend and comrade.' "Macha mistrusted me. "Tell ino, is this that my husband says true?' she implored of the terrible Silvio. 'Js it true that you are joking?' " 'He is always joking, Countess,' replied Silvio. 'Once out of pure jest he gave me a box on the ear; out of pure jet he planted a bullet in my cap; out of pure jest a while ago he missed me with his pis tol. Now it is my turn to have my little laugh.' "At these words he covered me anew under the eyes of my wife. Macha fell at his feet. " 'Ilise,Macha ! Are you not ashamed of your self?' I shouted with rage. 'And you, sir, do you wish to drive an unfortunate woman delirious? "Will you fire? Yes or no.' " 'I do not care to now, thank you. T am satis fied. I have enjoyed your suffering and your weakness. I have compelled you to lire upon me. You will recollect me. I leave you to your con science.' "He made a step toward the door, ami, halting at the threshold, he threw a quick glance at the perforated picture, and, almost without troubling to take aim, he fired, doubled my bullet, and -walked out. My wife swooned. My domestics did not dare to bar hi passage, but retreated be fore him appalled, llv reached the entrance step?, called his postillion, and, before I had time to re cover my presence of mind, he had disappeared." The Count had told his story. Thus T learned the end of an episode, the open ing of which had puzzled me. I never saw the hero of it again. They say that Silvio joined the insurrection of Alexandre Ypsihuiti, and wasslain at the head of a band of partisans at the disater of Skouliani. TUutiey'g Magazine. "Work axd Feed. An instance of an inventive genius in an illiterate farmer's hoy is too good to be. forgotten. A small farmer hired a youth to as sist him in the work of hit farm as an ii d Hr ser vant. The first piece of work he was set t do was to thresh out some corn. As the farmer was Miss ing the barn in which the youth was at work, he heard the flail lazily keeping time to a tune the lad was singing. Stopping to listen, he ascer tained that the words were, "Bread and cheese, tak' thy ease." Going into the house, the farmer said to his wife: "This is a queer sort of lad we have gotten; he seems to think that the speed at which he ought to work should be measured by the kind of food he gets." And then relating what lie had heard, he suggested, "Suppose we give him something different for dinner to morrow, and see how that acts?" Thte being agreed to, he had apple pie added to his bread and cheese. This brought down his Hail somewhat more rapidly, for it was going to the speed where with tbe lad sang "Apple pie according-ly." "Bob's doing a bit better to-day, lass" said tne farmer to his wife; "let us mend 'his dinner again to-tnorrow, and see what that will bring forth." So, when the next dinner time came around, lie had a good plate of beef and pudding s t before him, which went down right grandly, and brought the Hail into splendid action to the woids, "Beef and puddin', I'll gi'e thee a drubbin'," and to a jolly good tune. "I see plainly," said the fanner, "if I wisii to get good work out of Bol-, we must feed him well." So Bob had his bill ot fare im proved without having recourse to a strike. CJtambcru' Journal. The Bcv. Dr. Spurgeon is reported to have written in a letter in reference to Mr. Bradlaugh : "No man should be made to sufler for his relig ious opinions, and men of all creeds and of no creed have a right to be represented in the House of Commons if they are numerous enough to be able return a member. The fitness of a man to represent us politically cannot be measured by his piety or orthodoxy. We employ a physician, not because he is a Baptist, but because he under stands medicine, and so we vote for a man to sit in Parliament, not because he is orthodox in re ligion, but because he holds views in politics that we regard to be right." Those are brave words from a minister of religion and will surprise a large number of bis admirers. Er. The diamond fields of South Africa seem to be growing richer, and new diggings arc discovered quite frequently. The Natal Mercury says the rush of prospectors to that region is unabated. Last year $40,000,000 worth of diamonds were taken out, some of the gcniB being as pure as have yot been found. What bug flourishes the whole yeur round? Humbug. MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. FLEIS CHNER, MAYER & CO., Front anil First streets, between Ash and A, Importers and Wholesale Dealers. FA L L t SEASON -TR. MAYKK HAS MADE VERY EXTI5NSIVE PUE 1JL chases of n full line of XIILlIISTEIY GOODS, Direct from t lie Manufacturers ami Importers in New York. Our stock will eoiirtist of the latent si vies ami similes of Feat2iers Plumes, Frencli Flowers,' HATS, SHAPES, Plain, Gros Grain and Fancy Eibbons, SILKS, VELVETS, SATINS, ETC., To which we Invito the aUeatloH of the Millinery Trade of Oregon anil Washington Terrllorjr. Itelngtho only AVlioIesale House in the Stato Importing MILLINERY GOODS direct from New York, wo will bo prepared to oiler extra Inducements to our Friends and Patrons--. WK ' FISHEL fc ROBERTS. GRAND REDUCTION OF PRICES I .IN Fall and Winter Clothing! Manufactured by Mr. Roberts in New York Spe cially for Fine Trade. BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S A S)eetelty. CLOTHING FISHEL & ROBERTS for. I'lrst an ft Morrison Sts. PORTIAND ..OREGON USE ROSE PILLS. G. NEIMEYER erchant Tailor, No. HSU I'lrtt Street, J-KEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FINE AND COM- plete Ataortme!il of K SCOTCH, ENGLISH, FRENCH & DOMESTIC GOODS, Which are unsurptuwed, if which will be .MADE M AT COST IMIIUKS. X. IIOMIKX. T. J. JOHNSTON. - Johnston & Hoiden, 3? JL. XJ 3 13 3ESJK, S , OAS AND STEAM FITTERS, ICS Front Street, bcturt'ii Morrison ami Yimililll. I'ORTLAND, OREGON. All orders promptly attended to. Satlnfucll jii gunrnnU d. Charges moderate. Solo Agents for TTir SpringficUl Go MaclUnc, Slctim Pump, ami setf .S7rirr'ji Jmn-f&OHf ftewrr 1'ljxr. EMPIRE BAKERY. VOSS it FT II It, Manufacturers of Bread, Cakes, Pastry, Pilot Bread, Soda, Picnic, Mutter, Ronton, Sufjar and Shoo Fly C R A C KERR, Jenny Llnd Cakes, Olnpcr Snaps, Etc., No. til Washington street, I'orllniul, Or. Reorders from the Trade solIeitcd.-Su MlS. T- II. CAJVISr, Fashionable Milliner and Dress-maker, At the storo opposite Slone A Co'h Grocery, on Front Street, Seattle, W. T. uol f PIONEER WOOD-YARD, At tho foot of E street. A LI. KIS'IW OF WOOD, Sawed and unsawed, constantly on hand, and dcllvorod to . nil puriK or mo city., noil U JULIUS BOREN8EN, Proprietor. MISCELUYNEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. D. W. PRENTICE & CO, The Leading IViiisiG Dealers NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIA3STOS ! I'rmn $200 to 81,000! THE LARGEST STOCK OF O R. G-A. 3ST S ! From 8100 to $700! THE LARGEST STOCK OF SHEET MUSIC AND BOOKS! In the Northwest. Insirumonle of all KimU Sold on Easy Payments. 13. av. i?x2 .isitioss sc co's Monthly Musical Journal, Whleh contains from 515 to !0 worth of new vocal and instrumental music and valuable ami Interest Iuk reading matter each year. Only TT CJentrt per Yeui-. D. W. PRE Itf'T ICE & CO., No. 107 First Street, PORTLAND OREGON It REMODELED; NEW TEACHERS, NEW METHODS. Devoted t flu- p-. i". !"' fr 'i.-ini :i flairs of cither sex or mi) j.tr-. in ; sjm i . I i-oup..- t (Kiokki-fplntr, pen maiiKliip, liisin'-- I'alrul.itioii, forms and usages, commer cial law, iMiKini'K'. (-rr--iinl in-- . :m.l :i pnu-ll'-al training in the English iiraiichi'-. For full information, call upon or adtlreK V. LYNN WHITE, ManaKer and Proprietor. Opkicb IK Front street, or Rox 101, Portland. Or. nuK 5 WASHINGTON STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON, RE speclfiUly requests all the renters of the Nkw Noirru wbst who have work in his line to call upon or address lilm. Estimates Kiveu on application, and all Inquiries promptly answered. g-n Eastern and Shoalwater Bay Oysters! ALISKY & HEGELE'S, I'Irst Street, between Alder and Jlorrlsou. sel THE AURORA RESTAURANT, Northwest corner Front and Alder street, Is tho Only Place In Portland where you can sot A :)()) NllTAKi: 31 E A Ei roil 23 CENTS. PROFESSIONAL. JOHN H. JIITCIIKLL. ItALPH 31. DBSIENT. MITCHELL &. DEMENT, Ailornoys-at-Law. OFFICE Cornor First and Morrison streets, In rooms for merly occupied by Buchtel's Picture Gallery. 8-133 . J. Jf. DOM'II. k. c. nnoNADGir. JOSETII SIMON. C. A. DOLI'JI. DOLPH, BRONAUCH, DOLPH & SIMON, Aiiorneys-a-Law, ODD FELLOWS' TEMPLE, PORTLAND, OREGON. 2-K)tf JOHN M. DALY, Atlorney-at-Law, DALLAS, OREGON, 1riLL PRACTICE IN THE DISTRICT AND UNITED T T SMies courts. DR. J. C. GLENN, Dentist, Southwest corner First and Yamhill streets. PORTLAND, OREGON. MISS DR. ANCIE L. FORD. OFFICE Rooms 1 and 5, Monnastes' Ilullding, 187 and 189 First street. RESIDENCE No. 91 West Tark street (corner of Stork). nw Special attention given to Diseases of Women and Children. not MRS. DR. M. J. SOLANDER, New School Physician, HAS RECENTLY ARRIVED IN THIS CITY, AND will jmy particular attention to the Chronic Diseases of Women and Children durlnpr her stav. She can be con sulted free at her olllce, No. 224 First street, corner of Sal mon, up stairs. She Is prepared to furnish special remedies for the diseases of Women. All consultation strictly confi dential, ocl MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. NOTICE TO MSLLiRSERS WE HAVE OPENED OUR Mam motli Stocls. ..OF...... MULLimBRY GOODS! Direct from the Manufacturers. Persons Visiting this City are Spe daily Invited to Examine Our Stock Before Purchasing. LEWIS & STRAUSS, No. 123 First Street. CORBETT'S LIVERY, HACK AND FEED STABLES, Corner Necoud nutl Taylor Ntrcotu. Iteasonalilo Clwrpes for Hire nnd Hoardlnff. Hack ordera promptly attended, Day fir NichU WOODWARD Jc MAGOON, Proprlotors. OLDS & SU ER S IjIVES ! OILS! Crockery and Glassware ! .1 SPECIALTY OF LAMPS AND OILS! A Complete Assortment of the Latest Styles' of Chandeliers. SOLE AGENTS FOR John Maddock& Son's Royal Semi-Porcelain,- The Dost In tho Market. THE CELEBRATED "HERO" OIL REST IN USE FOR sale by us only. Orders from tho countrv promptly tilled. Send and try HERO OIL. Satisfaction guaranteed. We are here to please. OLDS & SUMMERS, No. 1S3 First street, Portland, Or. USE ROSE PILLS. OREGON TRANSFER COMPANY. Conoral Forwarding and Commission. Freight and Basjrase forwarded and delivered with" dis patch. Pianos and Furniture moved. Orders for Hacks promptly attended to, Day or Night. Office S. IV. Cor. Second nnd StarU Sts. uoj- Mark, Caro ot O. T. Co. -SX WIBERC & K1ERNAN, BOOTS AND SHOES, 143 Front atroot, bat. Aldor and Morrison, Portland, Or.. HAVE JUST RECEIVED . An Immense Stock of New Goods.