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Darrow tn nil 151 oik. ki3dn of M. Al- f ii. u Utimi lVT, I'hysici.in anl Knr ul'iiti of tli" liim-isity of Vt r. l aiiii. M street, out Mt sr-rs-' :.r limn,. . ls7-lv II. UMS ATTOllXEY AND ( OIN !!i: Al' LAW. OIUic m Ciuou - Ml Ji., i. ljli-tf. I UN .v. WILSON, Attorneys at Ljw. ' iter.- n. Chan.-ery. Office m No- Ulmus Vt. Attend tYmrts 11 'uis, and L:imuiile 159-tf 1) i N- 1 i IV. II " . " 1 1 VTl'MlA! s W :i:i . x t 1 Hit I . , i ... ,1 - l; !!l t Ii. A 1 1 il;M .'I. U l.WV. Ai- AM ol N--I j. K. Lies. ; n .t Ai,.l in i iiaiii . Vll..u,- :i. . t,... .;. .1 "M.. i-. Wi.l. l : lid I I Ii HtllDsOVs Pit Tl Hi; VLL1 icv . J; in k st 1 1 . t . st. 1 i';.. n Il , f tl. ) li th. Iji. -tjl :- i i.il!' r . Allium-, ni - i... ai.. I . ji .1 l'u ; ...1 ..: I. - t ... I ;.u IIAKUm J'l. 1.1 I th - s; . t'ltt.K K. not c;iito, ' L.i aiut S. 1 tt. It. ! I II. I -1 ..-t- :.l. 'ilh,. . - t :ul- -l ill. St.lt. K "th. l Stat. -. nil i.i..(, - . ,,-i..-;. ,1. 1-.,, 1- 1 ii ' ' I. M . 1K TIST. - . 1 N hl.i ) t M i u .1 .1 I 1 ".i. h. 1 ;i. w w H- LOW V. W i 1 ..ill j t DKM IS1. 1.1 Ml - l'l li . NOIiWlCII. i,. ' . r.i.i- .mil lr. .n d , . .-. ; . . i: " it i .t 1 1 1 u'l- k- . - i;t ! A 173-ly :Nf.. t.lt04 Kll. KiiiKiuau lJl.Kk -u. Albans, Vt. 11C 1 VKK K KROTIlKltS, IKON SUil CHANTS. :- Hi l.iul- ( o Ul all N ;ls. Glass. Oils. I'auits. Asmcul- w hu h we otfer at a low cash figure a. r Lake and Main streets. March 1G, 186L 1-tf II MtKKltT ItKAIVBKI). dealer in Fore- ' ' ' ' ana domestic Dry Ooodx, Boots and i iiiki Nutioiin. corner of Main and Hank st. Alban.-. Vt. 103 'i iki.es WY3IA.V, dealer in Fine Watch- - ( M-k and J. t.lry, Sterl ng Silver and i imui are. Jranev tioods in great va- atih Hi pairing and Engraving. St. " -, t. 103 MiEIlIA SI'KAIU dealer. I) . i holm stic Drj-Goods, piaiu - i . : -. C.ibergs, c. " l.SUXEBB, WABBEN II. i i Alain Street, St. Albans. Vt, in Faiuy and faiu v 117. SPEAlt. II - POST A CO., dealers ui Dry Gooile ami choice Family Groceries. Corner ot - and Fairfield Streets, St. Albans, Vt. 117 H. . 1'osT, L. JAKES. 3ooIiBiiicliii I A V 1 D C 11 A W 1" O It D, Hook Hinder and J J lllank Hook Manufacturer, KIXG3MAN BLOCK, ST. ALBANS, Vermont. i,uat llinding in every stvle from the cheapest i the moet costly, and all done in a thorough . iinner. lx. 30 16C7 Ib0m6 HORACE P. HALL, M (Late of the Army, Ac, ) lu. r, tantvd to St. Alhatis, and may be found mr the present at the American Hotel. Particular attention paid to Op erative Surgcrv. 169-lv riKAM PIEKCE, LI. raorniKTou of the AMERICAN HOUSE!! . ST. A11UNS, VT. y M.TIEHCE Cuoik. A MEKICAN HOUSE, Btchford, Vt., Jerry H. X Sweattend Proprietor. This House is loeat V m the centre of the village near the Ocstom " ' . I'ost-Oflioe and Mills. lC9-ly .'Uce of X1mso1u11oii. PHT partnership heretofore existing between I "in Locke and Louis McD, Smith, under ltuu uwim, 0f Locke Ji Smith, is tins day lX by mutual consent. All debts due the . t tain must be paid at their old place of WILLLVM LOGKK, LOUIS McD. SMITH, ai-iiuai Vvu 18. 1S07. 157-tf. WHMMtTAXT THEIR TO SOLDIEIIS AND WIDOWS. pHOSE IXTE11KSTED AUK IIEKEHY -L notified that I am agent to transact all busi- pertaining to pensions, bounties and back Claims of the &bovo nature can bo pre "titoil, and iheir uUowancos obtalnod, bv appyl -8 to WM. BltirJGES. w. Albans, May 10th. 18CC. Olaliu wVtfeiicy. j-i ..fluent onactmonts of Congress, all Sol IJdMas who have served threo years and have SJMt Sioo lenity frcm the Unitoa States, entirgwvtu Kwlisleil lor three years, were dis w. chilur.nTor,2!ncc of wounds, and the wid lMfd for three lt, f any soldier who en f 100 bounty, and mder a iiromiso of only titled to an additional '"thosorvico, arc cn OKED DOLLAKS t unty of 0'E HUN- AU mnha penMUiibl) h . -tool or have incurred disaSffnT? l08t 11 "ami or the loss of hand or foot, are tn'nt to mcreaeo of pousion, -nwued to a large 4,il pensioned widows of soldiers m,n :nUtlod to an increased ,nsion of tvo ZlT ir month for each child nn,W irl-i0.. doUsr'' ,rP- .wu vaifj 0f t'i&inisof tho abovo nature, and for arrears of W, oftloers' tntra pay, for horsos lost in the f 'wrnce commutation of rations of prisoners , t Yi prize molleJ ho prompUv proc w i aW"cation by letter, tincnisfng dts . honi sernoe, will bo attended to and the . .'"" lepers returned to plicant forsig nr,".vc. E. a snwrvo h m .i. 0ffief oror1"5 First National Bank, Albans, Aug. 17th,18CC. 125-tj IP;"'1' stock of Boys' and Youths Olotl . AJ- just rc-ceivoa at JlLOpqETTS. ii , -iuo aim jjoj -s jjoots, just rc t J ' v. j at nT ftriftiWo Poetry. The Bewitched Terrier. Stun Johnson wag a cullud man AVho lived down bv the sea He owned a rat tan terrier ii. 11,1,1 fZ0?6 'bot "c to three ; And the way that creatnn. chawed tip rata. Wan gorjusa for to nee. One day the dog was slntnberin' in "hind the kitchen stove. When suddenly a wicked llea- A ugly little cove Commenced upon his faithful back With many jumps to rove Then np arose that terrier, ft ith frenzy in his eve. And, waitin' only long enough, To make a touching crv Commenced to twist hisself around 3Ioat wonderfully jipry. Lut all m vain, his shaie was such - m . ... S" ,aWful s-h,,rt and fat 1 l.at though he dm Wed up hisself And strained hissclf at that. His mouth .is hair an inch away From where the varmint sat. The if set up au awful Im-wI, And twisted like an eel Lmrttuig cries of misery At ecry nip he'd fuel, - 3 And tnr.ilu'ule a w Saiu.lohu-.on heard th. noise, and came To sa- his aniiiiile ; Hut when he s.t- tin ir. atur spin A barkiu' all the while He ih aih .1 h.th-jfobia. And thea !-egaii to rile. 'Tl.e jmj) if iiiad mough," savshe, And luggiu, in an a. " He f;a-.e the leehid teniei A pair ofavful cnuU. That t-tri telu .1 htm out upon the floor As dt ul ab earpet ticks. Take waruhi' by this terrier. Now turned to sassidge meat ; . .i nr-fortunes flea shall come I I . m i. ..I, i , .it. Illf. t. General Miscellany. THE PHAIHIE GIRLS' DUEL us "ii:. f. M in ii i ::i vr. t msij.au. )ir mi th piaiiu-, almost et of -.iti.lia, n, vu- ;i lit:!,- M itleint-nt. Far ..i'u:nl it, -leiriied mile- and miles of "A ' )lll!ti , jiiimexal firi'-t-, UlH'X i l'ir. .! iiill-and va-t phi.n, seemingly Imuioiu-.- a- tin- iceaii. and tiite as irarll. it vtdc.l iu-ail muler thf -i.ail .". 1 t. -t fii'ei and tin '- in )u :!'. niina W lu te ..' K.-i ky i ilia'i'in M'Hintaiiis, a last viiiri the it , raellie. Irmiiier villa exi-tellce uf r j leasmv iv was not an eastern is enervat- i ii..', an I th inl (1U Illfllt that .f -maKiiiu. h,,; a -tirrin lllMl.t. in w It: b ailid t a-- riidi'd with in- iilell! I If.L. 111. I I UUllt i' n;-- :f..; . "lilli liie !i-!.i!it Jinelice uf 1. lit ;. .-al to an amu-i liietlt, iM Yliirht ri t i i - pin-tilt uf t! i tin- ch.is'. lli-re any man a--biiilt. ki! 'or di-play' i.ut f -i Til;, i .1.1 1 oik ;i- a lit tli- ri ta i i 1 1 :n. (I ith .inn-, for her vari II- l IT. ! -I-. '1 - -.iii-tii:! : in.-tTcn."1 t!v n. li d 1 Ildi in-, who-e latti 1. ir.ii ai anv tirue at ill, t.H-k. -.f I. i 1 1 : i.t 1 i r ii' '.i. t.. - -. . k, in a fri-'litful ma -i l'u ir l'u! vintners iilt- ; lioi.: 1 1 iiiuui'i. litis, lirowlin Uir- . a!, lie l foi the lives of any who ! i' . j od fur and alone, anl all nufut the Jong now i or the wolves warneu them of the perjietual vicinity of a deadly loe In such a community, where men and women aiiko were mureu to hamshiis. and accustomed to danger, Uie young girls were more hardy than most young men at the east. Here were none of the delieatelelle with fair complexions and delicate bauds, to whom every exertion is a weaxine-s and labor au impo.3sibiIi tv, but u race of stalwart damsels, broad- shouldered aud nrmly kiiit in imme with eyes as bright as a mountain ea- irle's skiiLs tliat were bronzetl with the sun and wind, and hands tiiut could manage a rifle better than a tmrasol Among those who most excelled in all eniplovment wnien we sliould call lnusculine, wvie the two rival belles of Itocktown, as this village was called. Aurora r leld was the only duld of widowed mother ; iter father had died very soon after lie brought his young wife to this western settlement, and for manv vears Airs. I leld had found it hard and desperate struggle to support her young child and nerseit ; but from the time Aurora grew up all tins was changed. She early showed a passion ate ambition to learn to excel m all the pursuits by which the settlers earned a living, and her persistent perseverance, joined to great natural ability, before long crowned her eH'ortu with success. At twenty she had, by her own oxer tion, been enabled to build a cottage for lier mot iter and Herself, ller garden was the best and most productive in tho village : the wheat in her lields seemed greener than in any others; but best of all, Aurora was as skillful a hunter as any in IJocktown. Yes. this voumririrl had the heart of a brave man in her vir- trtn breast, stnd the stories of her nrow ess in the chase were the favorite theme of her friends. The rooms of her little cottage were adorned with the spread insr antlers of the deer she hadshot. and the packet of furs she sold to the trad ers every spring, were most of them the spoils ol her dexterity and mgenuitv. rl his young amazon stood a good live feet six, with a figure as faultless as Di ana's, " iron-jomted and supple-sin iklirrul " ITnt ici nn' liniwlrittin for under the brown skin the rich blood flushed out in the roses of youth and health, her dark eyes Hashed with the laughing liglit ol good nature and quick intelligence, and her chestnut hairhunc in thick, clustering curls, that had nev er known Hairpin or tucking comb, but were kept trimmed for neatness and convenience, so that thev adorned her well-shaped head like a bright dark cor onet. Julia Dalton, the rival queen, was the daughter ol tne wealthiest settler in Rocktown. "With her no necessity had urged to learn the use of a rifle or how to manage a restive horse, but the more desire for superiority, which in her am bitious spirit made it hard to endure a rival or acknowledge a deieau fane was the darling of her father's heart, and he had taken great pains to teach her to excel in all the hardy sports of the vil lage, so that at twenty she could lire a better shot, ride a wilder horse, and pull a better oar on the turbid river, than any other girl in Rocktown but Aurora Field ; here she was forced to own au equal and in some- respects a superior. iS ever yet had Julia outdone Aurora in any contest: many times, when pitted against eacli other, their success had been alike, but more titan once Aurora All 14 VVSA-UW UUU I HV (IVtVil U11U could not furgive. Gradually she grew to hate with a desperate dislike this girl who. in the midst of her triumphs, was alwaysso amiable, sending back a laugh ing reply to every annoying word, and generally ottering to share the iruita 01 her prowess with her defeated antago nist, Julia knew, too, that Aurora was more of a favorite than she ; her frank manners, and the dimpled smile that was always looming around her pretty mouth aud displaying her white teeth, made her more popular than Julia's more rercsved address. And yet, per haps, Julia was, 6trictly speaking, the handsomer of the two. She was a,n inch taller than Aurora, and her figure was more slender, but none the less well proportioned, JJor face was a faultless ovalt with features moro regularly har monious than Aurora could boast ; her complexion was dark, not from expos ure but a clear olive naturally; her hair, as black as night, was coiled ST. around Iter head in lustrous masses, and her largo black eyes were magnificent Hshmbre Cl0r ilUd Icngth of fi"l'"ilJ There- was one point in which Julia was ineontcstably superior to Aurora, and that was, in education. Site had been away from homo for two years at a boarding school, and had acquired a fair average education, while Aurora's literary accomplishments amounted to nothing more than knowing how to read, and being able to keep hor ac counts. But at this sort of attainment Aurora only laughed; she cared little enough for what she culled such non sense, and was quite content that Julia should know more of history, or geogra phy, than she did, provided that she could beat her at riding or rowing, and at sharpshooting. Ofoourso the two girls had each of them suitors enough. Aurora's frank manner and merry laugh made despe rate work with the hearts of half-a-dozen yonug men, and Julia's extraordin ary beauty, joined to iter so-called wealth,, brought her some of the beat offers that Rcokto vn or eVon some of the nearest frontier towns could boast. iuuB lm-neiuier younir latlv seemed to tiousof Hugh Wallace, the mot daring young hunter in liocktown, but thus far he had been unable to win from her an assurance that his hopes would one day be orwned with success. And yet it seemed strange that Aurora could re sist him. He was a very handsome young fellow, with fearless gray eyes, and thick curling, dark hair and beard, standing a clear six feet three in his stockings, stalwart and linelv projior tioned in figure. But up to this time Aurora had only laughed at him when he had urged htr to promise to be his wife, and told him that she liked her in dependence to well, to give it up for an v man. And now. having introduced mv rim. in--'.sjn ,.y,,iir, I willproeede to'relate my -toi-y, always premising that thee prairie girl- are not to be judged by the standard we should ajij.lv to our eitv la-di.-s. One day Auroia and Julia had a fa mous race on the prairie. Of late the dislike between them had grown so great that they rarely met where thev could a-oid each other, aud this enmi ty -prang up, it nui-t be confessed, principally from Julia. Aurora knew she did not like her, but she would not havmred much f.-r this, had it not bun that she found Julia's manner gradually growing so disagreeable that, i in -elf-defence, she thought it best to j keep out of her way. But this afternoon ! accident brought about a meeting. Au- j rora bad been out for a dnv of crnii-. shooting on the parities, when, just af ter she had remounted her horse to ride home, she encountered Julia. Aurora looked the huntsman in dressund equip ment. She wore st short dress of dark green cloth, and full gray trousers, her ordinary custom being in this style, for in Hock town bloomers were tlie rule anil not the exception, and long skirtw would hae been absurd in the sort of life she led. She had stout boots on her well shaped feet, aud heavy gauntlets on her tine-knit hands; oh her bend she wore round cap that suited admir- awy nor pretty lace and clustering curls llie only spark of eoquettcry in her toilette, was the scarlet bow that neeucd out from under her neat white collar. Mierotle a stromr built Aiu-tanir Dom ain! with her bag of game in front of her, her jHJwtler flask and shot-pouch in ner neit, anu ner rule slung at her back looked a veritable younir Nimrod. Julia's dross was much more in aceor daheo with our miev or propriotv; it was a well-made black habit, with long skirts, a rolling hat adorned with black feathers, and quite a stylish standing coiiar ami uiue cravat. Bite was mount cd on the handsomest bav horse in her fathers stables. Aurora was trotting down the road toward Itocktown, whistling merrily, when she encountered her rival. " Uood afternoon, Julia," she cried, with a little friendly nod. Julia responded with a cold bow, and tli en, as their way lay in tho same di rection for a little, she added pleasant ly : "Nice afternoon for a ride, isn't it'."' ie, replied Julia. "Hut vour horse is pretty well used up bv a dav's work l suppose." " Not a bit of it, fresh as st lark ; he's oecii ueu up pretty muen an uav, while I have been walking the prairies for grouse." I heard tlie other day that vou said your mustang could beat the best horse i owned." "Sol did," replied Aurora, with little allowance of course. "Well 1 believe this is about as good a horse as I have arc you afraid to try?" il "VT T.-li.- 1U . xo, .juna jjaiion, you Know 1 am not afraid of anything," returned Auro ra, with her eyes flashing ; " although my pony isirs near tne size ol vour horse, 1 believe ho litis better pluck, and win wear yours an to pieces We'll see said Julia, with her teeth set. Its live miles from hero to the river, let's see who will be there first." Krccd !" And without moro words the two girls turned their horses, and started like the wind down the road. Julia had a little the advantage at first, Aurora having turned a second or so af ter her, but as they dashed down the prairie path she urged on her little mus tang with so much enthusiasm, that she soon regained the distance and was neck and neck with her antagonist ; for some distance the girls rode on thus, both running their horses, never looking at each other, but with mitterin"; eves and set faces, flying along like two rival nympns ot Diana. Hut the contest was an unequal one. Julia's horse had a much longer stride than the mustamr. and all his quickness of motion barely enabled him to keep up with him : ho couiu iiul gain one iooc. Aurora began to have a misgivimrthat all her own and the pony's " pin,b-' micrht. not raw lmr irom ueiear uciore tne end of the five miles, when, as they dashed past a lit tle clump of trees that rose like an is land in the prairie, her ear caught what seemed to be a faint groan. Instantly she slackened rem ; careless of the result of the race, she bent all her lacuities to listen. 1 ea, that was sure ly a human groan, and she drew up her pony to a halt. Julia, for a moment, thouirht she had merely fallen back de feated; but in an instant, glancing tround, she saw what had happened. Ah, ha !" she laughed. " You have stopped ; you arc beat !" "No. Indeed!" cried Aurora, impa tiently, "but don't yoxi hear? there is some one groaning here." Julia instantly rode back to the copse where Aurora had paused, forgetting her enmity. She wa3 off her horse al most as soon as Aurora, and the two en tered the bushes together. Both had, for the moment, laid aside all dislike. and were united in the cause of humani ty. t. little search and following the trroans they soon came to the sufferer. It was a man lying on the ground, apparently insensible. He was young and hand some ; both thogirlssaw that at a glance. He had clear-cut, regular features, fair hair and moustache, and his face was pale, not merely from loss of blood, hut from thedelicacy of a city life. "Poor fellow!" said Aurora, as she dropped on her knees beside him : "his jacket is all stained with blood; he muswiave occn snot. " Do you think he is dying?" "Not yet. I hope: but we must ston tills bleeding;" and Aurora tore open his coat, and even his shirt, with hands that did not falter in the work of hu manity from any false delicacy. Julia colored a little as her comnan- ion exposed the "white chest ; but for all that she helped to staunch tho hem morrhagc with her handkerchief as well as was possible. I uayo &m m tlie least impressed bvany Ilr adniirera.. It ia true Ouit Aurora gave Sonne enoounurement to tlm itovn. ALBANS, VT., FEIDAY, APEIL " That will do better," said Aurora, as she drew back the coat ; it's rough doc toring, but it's better than none. What a delicate fellow ho is! Look at his hands, why they are whiter even tlian yours, Julia!" Julia smiled at the compliment. " And now what's to be dtyie next?" " We must put him on my horse and carry him home." "Why your horse V" asked Julia, jealously. " Because he is lower than yours, and he can get on better." But just at this moment the young man opened a pair of line blue eyes, and gazed with astonishment on "his two preservers. "Water!" he gasped; "for God's sake giveme some water!" " Water?" repeated Julia, in dismav. " What shall we do? there is none near er than the river or the village. . " Yes there is," said Aurora. Do you suppose I go out on a long day's hunt without water!" and as she spoke sie drew out a pocket flask, and raising the young man's head on her knee, gave him a draught of what truth compels me to state was indeed water, but wll tempered with whisky. - It seemed to revive him wondcj-fkltyi. hoBpotoo quite strongly this time " Thank you," he said. " thank you ; you have saved 1113- life." A slight frown contracted Julia's brow, as she saw that he looked up only at the pretty face bending over him; but Au rora hastened to say : " You must thank us both for that, if you thank either." Then the stranger looked at Julia, and this time there was so much admiration in his blue eyes that she colored again. " And now you must let us take you lionieV" Aurora added. " Yes, I shall lte most grateful for your help, for I fear 1 can hardly go on alone yet. I was shot by an Indian," he explained. " In the light the other day, and in the confusion, 1 crawled in here to save myself from being scalped. It was an awful scene,'' and lie closed his eyes tts if to shut out the horror. " There lias been a frightful massacre ; I believe I am the only survivor of the mail party to Rocktown." " Great heavens!" exclaimed Aurora, that is heavy news indeed !" One or two more questions on a theme of so much interest, and then the two girls addressed themselves to the task of removing the young stranger. He was able to walk with their help, though very slowly and feebly, and by their joint ellbrts was placed 011 Aurora's iony. She walked beside it, stipjiorting him on one side while Julia gave him what help she could on the other. Thus go ing on slowly, a discussion soon arose its to where he should be taken ; each of the girls ottered her house as an asylum, but he -et the matter at re.-t by saying, with many thank.-: " No. you mint take me to Dr. Nich ol's; he is an old friend of mine, and 1 was on my way to see him when this happened. My name is Charlie Wal ton," he went on, "I live in New York, but my health has not been good, of late, and I was sent oil' to try a journey across the plains. On my way I thought I would visit my old friend Niehol, and see how he-liked frontier life life; sol joined the mail twtrty to Rocktown, and thus came near losing my life." Perhaps both thegirlswercdisappoint ed by this decision : however, each one was glad to thing her rival would not havepossession of the handsome stranger. And so, after conveying Charlie to the httle house of the onlv physician in Rocktown, and seeing him warmly re ceived theylmde himgood-bv. ami with more thai nan usual cordiality parted froin Hirt, tr iciunr tl.oii- different Qtlk houses, Charlie's wound proved to be not at all severe, and under his friend's skillful nursing he rapidly recovered, indeed Dr. Niehol found it, on the whole, to have been rather beneficial than other wise, this shot in the chest, as it turned out to be a cure, though somewliat se vere yet quite effectual, for what other pulmonary weakness he had before suf fered from. Ho that in a few weeks Charlie was about the village, feeling better than he had in many long months before, with his cheeks lighted with a delicate rose tint of health, his fair hair and moustache carefully dressed, and altogether so handsome" and stylish in appearance that he was the wonder and admiration of all the young girls in the town. He was trood friends with them all, too, but his devotions were paid only to those two who had first saved him. " And every one was puzzled, his atten tions was so equally divided. If he walked about town one day with Julia, he was off rowing the boafwith Aurora. If he rode outone afternoon beside Julia on her handsome bay horse, he was away the next morning grouse-shooting witlv Aurora. No one could tell which one he preferred, not even the girls themselves, not even Charlie himself, to tell the truth. He liked them both amaziugly( there was something jirrc sistibly fascinating idiim in Aurora's frank manner, her ringing laugh, and perfectly unconventional style of pro ceeding, to see this young girl trusting herself fearlessly with him on all sorts of distant expeditious as unconscious of the possible danger as she was careless of the terror of prowling beast or lurking Indi an. To watch her in her rowing costume as she nulled at tho oar. her loose shirt with its rolling collar disnlav- : ...1...: 1 ir . . .4 J iiiK auiiui.iuiy ner wen rounueu ionn, her face flushed with exercise, and her eyes sparkling with animation to mark the unstudied grace of her attitudes as she brought the rifle to her shoulder, and to note the unerring precision of her aim all this was very cliarming to a man of the world, accustomed to the well trained manners and artificial at tractions of city women. But, then, with Julia there was ner- haps even a moredangerousamusement; this girl was unaffected as her rival, but she had much more idea of the rules of society, and to see her cheek flush at the nattering words that only made Au rora laugh, and to watch the deep lustre of those splendid black eyes grow hu mid at his approach a delight not nuito so harmless as the innocent flirtation with Aurora. But although till this was very nice for Charlie, it was likely at any time to prove anything but a harmless siort to the girls. Julia was desperately and hopelessly in love with him almost from the first moment of their meetiiiL'. and Aurora liked well enough to encourage very decidedly his attentions. If Julia had disliked Aurora before, that feelimr was deepened to a terrible hatred as she saw her a rival in thisman's regard. She was jealous blindly, bitterly jeal ous and counted tho hours when Char lie was with Aurora every second an age ol pain. There was still another person who was miserable about this time, and that was Hugh Wallace. He detested this handsome voung New- Yorker, who had pome there and absorb ed so much of tho time of the woman he loved. It is true Aurora was always kind, and seemed glad as ever to see him,, but then all knew he had not tho nolisli and rrnee nf tlifa oUv ofmnn.ni. and he feared desperately that her heari would be wiled away from him by his luciiiauug manners. Thus matters stood when a grand nic- nic and shooting match came off near Rocktown. Charlie Wnltou was the principal mover in this affair. He was such an universal favorite that it was not very hard for him to induce voung people to join him in a day of frolic; he wanted to see sometliing of the far-famed skill of tho men at rifle shooting, arid it was agreed to make this a great day, nuiui bjiuuiu uegin wiiu a picnic, uu continued by a shooting match, and end with a dance in the evening. me spot selected for the excursion was a lovely glen, distant only about half a mile from tho village, as it was not safe for tho male population to ab sent itseii simultaneously at any great distance. This place "was so near home that its visitors could easily be inform ed if any danger threatened their desert ed houses. The day chosen proved a lovely one. A clear September morn ing ushered in long bright beams of warm sunshine and cloudless skies. The collation, which came oil' at noon was entirely successful; it was partaken of with immense glee, by many groups of young people lounging among the rocks, and using stones for tallies, and oftentimes leaves for plates. Among these Charlie was gayest of the gay, fly ing from one place to another, carrying laughter and mirth with him wherever he appeared. He fluttered about like a handsome butterfly, from flower to flow er, and there was scaieely a girl's cheek there but what glowed with a deeper flush at his approach ; but, withal, his manner was so frank that their cavaliers none of them objected to his gav com pliments. Julia had that morning achieved a great triumph, for Charlie had come with her. Yes, he was her escort, ami she had flattered herself that she should have him with her till day ; but in this she was grevously mistaken, for, as we have seen, as soon as he had reached the scene of the picnic, his restlt-s spirit seemed to possess him, and he went wandering jjvay from one to auother, often deserting Julia for a long time to gether. She sat watching him, with pale face and glittering eyes, a, after passing from one to the other, he Hung iiimseii uown at last beside Aurora. There site saw his handsome face turned towards her lovely rival with mo-.t earn est admiration; she noticed how she bent down to whisper in hi.-, ear, and even heard their merry laughter come ri Hir ing across the glen to her utterly alone and wretched. T ..... . ... . . very wrong lor Aurora to be flirting thus openly, for she hud come over this morning with Hugh Wallace, and the poor fellow was leaning again-t a tree just back of her, quite as wit toll ed as Julia, while he, too watched, with jealous eyes tho progress of that conver sation, it lasted some time, half an hour perhaps, long enough to make Ju lia half crazy with hatred, and then it was broken up by the signal for the be ginning of the shooting match. "I must leave you now, Aurora ; you know I came ' ith Julia." said Charlie, as he started up. " Yes, and 1 came with Hugh," re plied Aurora; and added, a little mali ciously, " j)oor Julia has been forlorn enough while vou have been away." "Has she? Well, then, I mu.-t ! mv best to console her." As Charlie ran oil" Aurora turned to Hugh. He met herewith such a wretched expression on his face that she wa dleeply touched. "Oh, Hugh, you don't mind mv talk ing to Charlie, do you ?" " I don't know, Aurora, whether 1 ought to or not; but 3-011 know how much I love you, and you ma guess how littlel like to see you seem t" prefer anj one." Aurora frowned slightly at the ardent tone of last words. " Charlie Walton and 1 arc muni friends, that's all ; but mind, Ilusrh Wallace, I don't give you the right to ask any questions at all." "I know it, Aurora," sighed Hugll. "You know that I love you with all my heart, yet you will not "say that vou care for me at all." Aurora laughed as she took his arm, and the glance of her merry eyes w;t kind enough to console Hugli very con siderably for any melancholly he tnirht have felt. Meantime, when Charlie rejoined Ju lia, the look of utter misery went to his nean; he saw and read tins mrr.- ' t.t, ana yet nau irresolute lv could 1 not help whispering low in hei rai all sons 01 tender words, that brought tlie color back to her cheeks, and the liglit to her eyes, long before they reached the village green, where theshooting match was to come oil". Here Hugh Wallace had everything his own way; he carried off every prize with ease, and brought them to Aurora, who was ttu.-lud w ith delight at his victory, and u ele uned him with hearty enthusiasm, that prov ed her deep interest in his success. Afterthese sporbnvereover. the young girls had their trial of skill. This was the part of day upon which Charlie had especially counted, and here again he was oil'. He left his place ai Julia' side, with a hasty apology, to stand ;l.c side each one of tlie lair comtK tit")'--, Til. - 1 1 . - . wiin a cueeniig worn aim a j,ay -mile. The prize which he ottered was'his own watch and chain, a very elegant affair, so elaborately wrought as to he nu n suitable lor a lady's wearuhnn a man -He had bought it in a caprice, and w a now hearty glad that he had it to otter to the contending damsels. It was surprising what good -hot. they nearly all were these young ama zons of the west. One after another they stepped out, and, with excellent aim, sent the balls always into the tar get, and generally close to the bull's eye. They had all tried their luck but Julia aud Aurora, who. with the easy assurance of victory, chose to be last. Julia was a little nervous as she advanc ed. It was Charlie who loaded her rille for her, and he was by her side, whis pering in his sweetest tones : "For my sake, Julia, you must lie sure to win." But that eloquent look, those earnest words, were not calculated to steady her nerves, and when she raised her riilo to her shoulder her hand trembled and her shots were all three of them unusu ally bad. She turned away her face, dark with mortification anil rage, as she heard Charlie's voice exclaiming: "Oh, horrible, horrible! Why no use to try to look for those shots!" She ran alone to her seat and sat down with a heart full of auger and hatred for the laughing girl who had taken her place. Hugh Wallace had loaded Au rora's rille and stood by her side, but Charlie was lingering near her. Just as she took her place, he stepped close to her with some low words, but she stoped him by turning upon him her clear eyes, and saying, in a very audible tone : "Stand back, Charlie Walton.' I don't mean you to come here and upset my aim with some of your nonsensical flattery, as you did Julia Dalton's just now." Julia ground her teeth with rage at the words and started to her feet. Just then Aurora lifted her rifle, and with tho coolness of a practiced shot adjusted the aim. and sent a ball right through tlie bull's-eye. A shout proclaimed her victory, and Julia, with glittering eyes and white face, drew a little nearer. Charlie was loud in his congratulations; Julia could hear every word of his eager praise. Aurora only laughed, while Hugh's dee) eyes glowed with an earn est pleasure that ought to have been bet ter than all Charlie's extravagant ex pressions. Again Aurora took her reloaded rifle, and again the ball fiew straight to the mark. Julia was excited beyond bear ing by this and Charlie's absorbed de light in her success. For the third and last time Aurora raised her rille, but just as she had adjusted the aim and had her finger on the trigger, Julia ut tered her name in a quick, hoarse voice : "Aurora !" Any nerves less calmly steady than Aurora's would have been upset. Had her finger on the delicate trigger trem bled in the least, the ball would have flown aside of the mark : but it did not. for Aurora had nerves of steel and a will of iron, and she slowly dropped the rifle and turned a resolute face, with two an gerv eyes, on the culprit. "Stand back, Julia Dalton," she said; "you have no business here." "I shall stand where I piease," retort ed Julia, with palid lips. "How can you ?" exclaimed Aurora. "Don't you know it's mean to try to spoil my aim?" "Ah, ah !" laughed Julia. Arc you afraid of me? After all, then, Aurora Field, you are a coward." Aurora's eyes fairly blazed indignant lightning. 3, 1S6S. "I'll prove to false," she said, disgraceful now settle it." j-ou your words are "But this quarrel is to-morrow we will "To-morrow!" repeated Julia, with trembling lips. "No; to-night!" and she dropped back a pace. Then Aurora set her teeth tight, anil turned again to the target. Once more she raised the rifle to her shoulder, and. adjusting it carefully, shot her third ball as unerringly to the centre as the two lirst. Cheer after cheer announced her victory. Julia, with a face dark as r em sis, witnessed her success, and saw Charlie drop on his knees before Aurora. and present her the box containing the cnain. Aurora was once more all smiles and blushes, her momentary angerseemin t r . .11 --. . iy iorgoiten. juna couiu endure no more, and with a heart full of almost despairing envy and jealousy stole awav. Neither of the young men had heard enough of the dispute between the two girls to know how serious it was. Char- he liked Aurora so well that he was heartily glad of her success, ami this time Hugh was not jealous, for he saw how Aurora's bright eyes had looked first towards ldm timid the triumph, and he offered her his arm to lead her away a proud and happy man. When the exeitment had a little subsided, Charlie turned to look for Julia: but she had disappeared, and a good deal annoyed at the neglect he felt must have seemed very ointcd, he Avent off in search of her. Meantime Aurora walked home with Hugli to change her dre-w for the even ing. He lingered a moment at tho gate of the cottage, and then bade her r good by, with the promise to rejoin her in an hour. Aurora started up the little bor dered iwtth to the door, but was arrested after a few steps by a dark shadow which started out from behind the bush- "Julia Dalton !" she exclaimed, "What brought you here ?" "Revenge!'' said Julia, and her eyes glistened as she spoke with a tierce fire. " You told me my words were fake this afternoon ; I have come to prove them true.'" "You said I whs a coward," replied Aurora, with sudden anger, "and you know that was a lie." "A lie !" hissed Julia. "Prove it, then, Aurora Field. We are two women, ami so the world would say we must not fight ; but I dare you tostand before me, and let us two try which is the best shot in a struggle for life and death." "You want to fight a duel !" exclaimed Aurora. "Yes; I want to end this long contest. I hate you, Aurora Field, and you hate me," she went on, passionately": "I will not live any longer to suffer from your insulting successes. I will either kill you or die in tiie attempt." "Oh, but It'" absurd for us two girl.- to fight a duel," urged Aurora. "Ah, then you are afraid !" sneered Julia. -'You are a coward !" Aurora's cheek flushed at tiie word with ready anger. "1 am not a coward ; but, Julia, re member. I am a better shot than you." "So you Iioast ; but I will prove that false, too! Ah, you think to frighten me: but 1 had better die than endure this life an other day, and if you will not fight with me I will denounce you throughout t he village for a coward ami a liar!" Aurora's w ild prairie blood was on fire now. "Well let us end this at once, then," -he -aid, '! do not know why I should endure such insults more than a man. Your blood be on vour own head !" ' tumetlmi," wtis alt the reply that Julia made. "We cannot of course have any seconds: we must liglit it out alone." '(.Jo on." replied Aurora, in a resolute voice; choose the place vourself our w eapons we have with us." Julia went out of the little gate, and Aurora followed in silence. Tlie sunset w as beginning to fade, but it was still light enough for their purpose, as thev walked rapidly away from the village, nnd soon readied a spot sereaned from view bv a little copse. Here Julia halted when she come to an open space, shel tered hy trees, but smooth enough to mark out a rille range. As she pau-ed she said. "If we each turn and walk ofl'twenty step- if will make it about fair." "Whv. Julia !" exclaimed Aurora. "At our rate of walking that will hardly be thirty paces." "I know it," retorted Julia; "but am in deadly earnest; Hyou are afraid, ou can go home.' Aurora shrugged her shoulders. Lead off." "But one moment," said Julia, and came close up to her antagonist, her dark eyes glittering, and herwhite teeth set. hoever loses this duel, give up Charlie alton." "Ah ! cried Aurora, "that then isyour real reason, i oil want to light for the love of that fair-haired stranger." "Yes," replied Julia; "I care not if you know it now. I will not endure a rival : he shall be yours or mine this night, wholly aud forever." "You shall see!" and a faint smile curled Aurora's lovely lips. It exasper ated Julia intensely. "(Jo in!" said she, the village clock will strike seven in a few moments, at the fourth stroke I shall fire, and we will see if at last your pride will not be humbled." Again Aurora smiled, but she looked earnestly at Julia, and said : "Won't you shake hands.' i never fought a duel before, but I have heard that antagonists do it." "No!" retorted Julia angrily, "I de test you, and will not pretend to be friends with you. I will kill you, if I can or you may kill me its no use to linger here." And without another word, she turned her back and walked resolutely offthc twenty paces. Again a swift flash swept over Aurora's face, and then she, too measured oil' the distance, and turn ing at the agreed point, the two rivals faced each other. They each wore the hunting costume that liad won admiration from Charlie early in the day. Julia's was of dark blue cloth, short dress and trowsers to match, a straw hat and bule feathers. Aurora's was her favorite dark green' with gilt buttons, pink ribbon under her white collar, and a black hat and feath er on her shining curls, while Charlie's watch chain gleamed from a button ot her jacket. Julia watched the light shine on it in the moments of waiting, and set her heart to her deadly purpose. So these twogirls stood there, the shad ow of the trees brooding over them on one side, on the other the vast stretch ot the prairies, overhead the crowning sky gleaming brightly with the vanishing hues of sunset, and no sound disturbing tho quiet but the faint sigh of the wind through the trees, or the cry of some bird flying low towards it3 nest. The minutes seemed to drag themselves out slowly to the two figures standing there motionless leaning on their rifles; but suddenly on the still air came the first silver stroke of the Rocktown clock. In an instant both girls Avere on the alert, the tAvo rifles Avere brought to the shoul der at the same second. One! two! three! Aurora Avas taking steady, cool aim, Avhile Julia, Avith dark eyes gleaming fire, adjustetl her piece with deadly des peration. Four! There Avere two simultaneous shots. Aurora reeled and her hat Avas dashed from her head, but Julia dropped to the ground. Julia's bullet had missed her by half au inch ; the hatAvas shot, though low in the crown ; the curly head be neath it had narrowly escaped. Aurora dropped her piece and rushed to her riA-al's side. She lay on the ground rtooninfr on1 von- Tin 1 1. VAiy uod, junai" sue exciamed. 'L have not missed my aim after all, and hurt you badly." "It is my arm," groaned Julia, I can not moA-e it." "Thank heaven !" exclaimed Aurora. "I did not mean to do anything more than Avingyou ; I should lun-e been mis erable if I had really injured you." "And are you nothit ?" "No ; but you came very near doing for me. My hat Avas bloAvn off my head ; half an inch lower and T should luwe been gone." "T am glad I did noi kill you," moaned Julia. "But Aurora, I am sorry you did not kill me' for noAvyou will triuniph in everything." "Not a bit of it," laughed Aurora. "Let me help you uj you will be all right in a day or tAvo, and vc shall be friends yet." "No, "no," groaned Julia ; "IetiA-e me here todie, and you goto be happv Avith Charlie." "With Charlie!" repeated Aurora, this time laughing out. "Why my dear girl, I don't Arunt aim anv more tlian he Avants me. lam engaged to Hugh Wal lace." "You are! Oh, forgive me,. Aurora," cried Julia, Avith a glad happv light in her face. "Why did vou not tell! me, and save all this folly ?" "I would if you had not been so insult ing there, Julia. I don't Aant to talk of it, but you know you Avere rather hard on me." "Yes, yes, it Avas all my fault," re plied Julia. "But you would forgive me if j-ou knew how I had suffered." "Well, Avell, it is all o-er now, and you must let me help you home." But just at this monieut, tAvo neAv ac tors appeared on the scene; Charlie Walton and Hugh AVallace dashed through the groA-e. "Here they are !" cried Hugh, as he came plunging to the sjiot Avhere the two girls Avere. Charlie folloAved clo.-e behind, anil came up to see the strangegroup Julia Iyingoutheground very Avhite, Aurora kneelingbeside her. In an instant all his bright smiles Avere gone, and he aa-os doAvn leside the wounded girl. "Julia, 1113- darling! my darling! Avhat has happened'.'" At these tender Avords, Julia turned her large black eyes on Charlie Avith a look of unspeakable affection, and suf fered him unresistingly to clasp her in his arms. "We have been fighting a duel," said Aurora, as she arose to her feet, "and I belieA-c I am the A-ictor." "A duel!" exclaimed Charlie, in blank amazement. "Yes. sir a duel for a-ou. and as I am the successful one, you ought, of rights, to belong lo me." Charlie clasped Julia tighter, with a look of beAvildered horror, that made iVurora break out Avith a ringing laugh. "You need not look so alarmed,' she 'aid. "I don't want a-ou; I am hut a wild prairie girl, and I had rather haA-e a prairie hunter for my mate," and she put her hand in Hugii's Avith a proud smiie ; -inn ior you, you are a city man, and need a city-bred Avife. You Avill ntwer find a truer, or fairer, or better one than she Avhom you have aa-oh this day, and avIio has risked herlifeforyour tove." There is little need to relate all the particulars of the rest of the ston. A cav AA-ords of explanation, and it is done It sems that. Avhen Hugh returned for Aurora, she Avas not at home, her strange alienee, Avhich her mother could not explain, made him uneasy, and he went oil in search of her, Avhere he encoun tered Charlie employed in trying totind Julia. The two joined their energies, Avith a vague misgi-ingtliat they might be together. A feAv enquiries established the truth of this supposition, and dis-coA-ered the direction in Avltieh thev Avere Avalking, Avhen last seen together, and tho sound of the rifle shots quick ened their speed Avhen they reached the Avood, and led them to the scene of the duel. Julia was .-o happy in her secure love, and .-o grateful to Aurora, that she took all the blame of the strange affiiir on herself. The Avound proved a A-orv slight one, from which she recovered, by the help of Dr. NicJhol's care and Charlie's deA otion, in a A-ery short time, and nothing AAould satisfy her, but that her oavii AA-edding and Aurora's should take place on the same day. This double marriage was the most splendid affair that had ever been seen in Rocktown. And to this day. the traditions of the tAo brides, the mag nificence of the presents Charlie had sent on from Now York, and the gaietv of the grand boll afterwards, form the sequel to every recital of tlie romance of the Prairie Girls' Duel. KciHtndiiiy the Liiius. Step out into the purest air 3-011 can find; stand perfectly erect, Avith head and shoulders back, and then fixing the lips as if 3-011 Avere going to Avhistle, draAv the air through the lips into the lungs. When the ehest is about half full, raise the arms, keeping them ex tended Avith the palms of the hands down as 3-011 suck in the air, so as to bring them OA-er the head just as the lungs are quite full. Then drop the thumbs iiiA-ard, and after gently forc ing the arms backA-ard and the" chest open, reverse the process bA Avhich 3-ou draw 3'our breath until the lungs are empty. This process should be repeat ed immediately after bathing, anil also seA-eral times through the tiny. It is impossible to describe to one aa Iio lias neA'cr tried it,tlieglorious sense of A-igor Avhich folloAvs this exercise. It is the best expectorant in tho world. We know a gentleman themeasure of whose chest has been increased b3' this means some three or four inches during as main- months. Clothing thk Neck. The clothing about the neck should be a-cta- moderate in quantity, and A-orn so loose as to pre A'cnt the slightest compression. Tlie great errors frequently committed in clothing this part of the body, consist in Avearing such an amount as to over heat and Av-eaken the throat, and thus render it easily susceptible to cold, or in wearing it so tight as to retard the circu lation of the blood to and from the head. Great care should be exercised upon this point, as the arteries and A-eins leading from the heart to the brain are situated so near the surface in the neck, that a slight compression there serves to check the gOAV of blood. Many cases of congestion of the brain and headache are partialh- or Avlioll3' caused by too tight collars and cniA-ats. Health Jleformcr. Be Youk Owx Rioht Haxd Max. People aa'Iio haA-e been bolstered up and leA-ered all their Ha'cs are seldom good for anything in a crisis. When misfor tune comes, thej' look around for some thing to cling to or lean upon. If the prop is not there, down the3 go. Once doAvn, tliey are as helpless as capsized turtles, or unhorsed men in armor, and cannot find their feet again Avithout as sistance. Such silken fellows no more resemble self-made men, aa-Iio haA-o fought their Avaj' to position, making difficulties their stepping-stones, and deriA-ingdeterminationfrom defeat, than vines resemble oaks, orspluttering rush lights the stars of heaA-en. Efforts per sisted in to achieA-ements train a man to self-reliance, and when he has proved to the Avorld that he can trust himself, Al 1.1 III 1 1 p me a. oriu Aviii trust nun. w e say, there fore, that it Is unwise to denm-o voumr men of theadvantagesAvhich result from their energetic action, by "boosting" mem OA-er obstacles Avhich tli hoy ought to surmount alone. Copy of a sign on an academy out West "Freeman & Huggs. Freeman teaches the boys and Huggs the girls." I never complained of my condition but once, said an old man, when my feet were bare, and I had no money to bu3' shoes; but I met a man Avithout feet, and became contented. jSTo. 2iO. Xapolcon lionaparte. HIS YOUTH. In March, 1779, Napoleon, the sou of Carlo Bonaparte, a laA-yer of Corsica, being then in his tenth year, A-as sent to the school of Brienne, in Champaigne, Avhich AA'as superintended by some of the holy fathers, called Minims. Of a silent and stern disposition, prone to solitude and meditation, he seemed as if cast by nature for the rigid order of life imposed hy the jules ot the establish ment. Each pupil avos locked up by himself at night in a cell, the whole furniture of AA-hich consisted of a girth bed, an iron Avater pitcher and a basin ; j-et gloomy as this seclusion A-as, vonng Napoleon preferred retiring to it during tlie intervals of scholastic exercise to joining with his schoolmates in their usual sports and amusements. At alater period, hcAA-as wont to prose cute his solitary studies in a little gar den, Avhich he had contrived to enclose for his OAvn exclusive use, by preA-ail-ing on some of the scholars to assign to him the shares allotted to them, and ad ding these to his oaa-ii. It has been told of him at this period, that on one occa sion, Avhen the other school boys Avere throAvn into great consternation by the explosion of a fire Avork Avhich they Avere engaged in preparing, and Avhen some of them in their haste to get out cf the Avay of danger, broke through Into the territory- of the young solitaire, he seized his garden tools, and attacking the iitA-aders, droA'e them with equal spirit and nonchalance back into the midst of the peril from which they Avere seeking to escape. in consequence ol these com anu ior- bidding features in his character, lie soon acquired the nickname of theSpar- . 1-1 t 1 .1 : 1. : . . -. : tan, avhich ne reiaineii uuniiy ia uti dencc at Brienne. The branch of study to which Napo leon directed his almost undiA-ided at tention AA-as mathematics. He paid but little attention to the languages, antl still less to the elegant arts ; nay, even in writing he is said to have taken so little pleasure, as to neglect it almost en-tireh-; Avhence it has arisen that Ave neA-er hear of an3- paper Avritten b3 him in his riper 3-ears, Avithout a note of Avonder either at its illegibility-, or its legible incorrectness, both in character ami orthpce3 With a book of mathematics or his tory Euclid or Plutarch in his hand, his great delight AA-as to shut himself up in his little garden, to AA-alk aud to meditate. His mind seemed for a Ioug time to disdain all loAver occupations and less important studies ; but a desire for action at last broke in upon his repose, and he had no sooner mixed Avith. his sehoolfelloAvs for this purpose, than he began to act the part of the incipient general among them, taught them, the militaiy exercises, and instituted for their usual sports the combats of the Roman circus, and the evolutions of the Macedonian phalanx. His schoolfel Ioavs began to testify an uncommon de sire of respect and attachment toward him ; thev felt, and Avere the first to pay tribute to that fascinating, or rath er commanding influence, Avhich Avas afterAA-ards so principal a means of rais ing him to empire and renown. In the hard A-inter of 1873 Napoleon conceived the idea of constructing a lit tle fort of snoAV. With the assistance of some of his most jealous comrades, and with no other instruments than the ordinal- garden tools, he perfected a complete quadrangle, defended at the corners 113- four bastions, the Avails of which AA-ere three feet and a half high. So Avell Avas it executed, that some re mains of it Avere in existence mam Aveeks aftenvard- While it lasted noth ing but sieges and sallies Avere the order of the tkw. Some of his leisure hours he emploi' ed in Avriting a poem on the liberty of his natiA-e country, Corsica. It AA-as constructed on the idea that the genius of his countrj- had appeared to him in a dream, and puttinga poniard in his hand had called on him for vengeance. The effort appears to haA-e been an abort ive one, since, be3-ond the bare mention of the piece, nothing more of it is record ed. After he had passed live 3-ears in this academy, the ro3"al inspector on his an nual examination, found him so Avell informed in the art of fortification, that he removed him to the ccole militairc, at Paris, where he arrived on the 17th of October, 17S4. Here -oung Napoleon Avas under thedirection ofableantf meri torious officers, and found excellent teachers in all the arts and sciences, particular- those connected Avith AA-ar. In the mathematics lie had the celebrat ed Monge for his preceptor; and bene fitted so much bA- his instructions that, on assing his first examination after joining tho school he Avas placed as an officer in the corps of engineers. While A-et a cadet, he Avent on one oc casion to Avitness the ascent of a balloon in tlie Champ de Mars. Impelled by an eagereuriosit3 he made his Avay through the croAvd, antl unpreceived entered the inner fence AAiiich contained the appara tus for inflating the silken globe. It AA as then A-ery nearly tilled, and restrain ed from its aerial flight bj- the last cord 011I3-, Avhen Napoleon requested the aeronaut to permit him to mount the car in company Avith him. This, how ever, Avas refused, from an apprehension that the feelings of the 003- might em barrass tho experiments; on which Bonaparte is stated to have exclaimed : " I am 3-oung, it is true, butfear neith er the poAvers of earth nor of air!" stern adding, " Will 3-ou let me ascend ?" The eratic philosopher sharph replied, " No, sir, I will not ; I beg that 3011 Avill retire." The little cadet, enraged at the refus al, instantly dreAvasmall sabre, AA-hich lie Avore Avith his uniform, cut the bal loon in seA-eral places, and destroyed the curious apparatus Avhich the teronau't had constructed with infinite labor aud ingenuity .for the purpose of his ex periment. Pucli Avas the last notable act of the boyhood of Napoleon Bonaparte; it Avouldsceni as if, on the verge of man hood, he had in this one advanture pre figured the whole of that extraordinary ctirecr which he aftenvard run ; as the clouds aspiring; as the air trackless: its only object to ascend its only rud tler the AvhirlAvind; a vapor its impulse: downfall its destiny. S. D. &, H. ". S3Iith's Amkuicax okgaxs. All our leading musicians are unanimous in their testimony relative to the excellence of the fine musical merits of these popular instruments, manufactured by Messrs. Smith, of Bos ton. Their quality of tone is much ad mired being consonant like the pipe or gan, full and sweet containing rich and expressive variety for Home music, and great depth and volume of tone for churches, Sabbath schools, &c. The manual sub bass has remarkablcstrength, and is truly organ-like in effect, excel ling in this respect all other reed organs, while the addition of the nyer-octave coupler, gives double the poAver of or dinary instruments. Congregationalirt. -A gentleman at a musical party asked a friend in a whisper, "How shall j. bur me nre Avunout interrupting the music ?" " Between the bars, " replied the friend. A lady asked a minister whether a person might not be fond of dress antl ornaments and not be nroud. "Ma- j dam," said the minister, "Avhen 3-ou ! see a fox's tail peeping out of the hole, I 3'ou ma3' be sure the fox is Avithin." "I Avish," said an irate kvwyer, "3'ou AA-ouId pay a little more attention to what I say." "I am," ansAvered the Avitness, "pa3'iiig as little as I can." Punch advises farmers to soav their P's, keep their TPs worm, hive theirB's, ' their potatoes' I's, and take their E's.