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VOL. 58.
NO. 18
HT Subscription, Two Dollars year per payable
in advance. If not paid in advance. Two Dollars
, ml Fifty Cents will be charged.
Ml cimmunlcatimsof a privat? uat.iro. will bo
?harRed for aa a advertising.
Job Printing.
All kinds of Job Work douo at short notice and
at the most reasonable rates.
Professional Curds.
.1 r r 0 UNE Y AT LA W.
Office on Main Street Opposite the Court House.
Will practice in the courts of Shenaudoah and
;?"" Special attcuii ? i;iv>n to the collection of
id all legal bnaineaa entrusted to his care.
Wulu?in Mr. lacsaoa en Thursday, Friday
?iul Saturday, before the .'nd Tuesday of each
m nth, at f>r. L. II. Jordan's Drugstore.
BtoesaWsXTOa. M. L. Walton
rALTOS .ic WALT?)?,
tSTMOSES WALTOS alao practices in the Conu
\s itrrei: an? Boeaiwgban.
Having qualified in the District and Circuit
>! the united state.-, in Virginia, He is
prepared t> proaecute elaiaaa la ?aMOoarte,?
?peelalatten ioa to ca?ealn BanarirsS??!.
April. . ?
yy u.uaMs?. r.iioTUi.i;.
Practice In ;he Courts of Shenaudoah, RockiDR
rcd,rlek and arreu Counties ; also
n the Courts of Appealaol Virginia and in the
I'. 8. District Court.
.1 attention given to the collectcn of
?'. ill practice la all the courts:.
"'.. lsTO? i
W c . . > Insure property la the Vir
Uarl?a lusnrance Company, and
? l?.iikiug and Insurance Company.
Il th ? >i?i>?nies and insure at the
asaa! :
Nsw Market, Va.
' ill practice In Uta C^rcait Ooarl o? shenaudoah
all the ?Court? of K.'ekiuyhani and
an arrangement With Messrs. Walton
Jfc a'.t .i-law, bj which any mutter
. \\ odatock ?111 receive attention
? lay additional charges to my clients.
ai gemen? with pmmi
... i ?ham and Pasa Counties.
-N'eut doe? t* l).fV?i Sotuer a ?30*?.Store,
?liiue 1
OppOtiU fl:>. P'pot.
E D i N i: i" it o, V i ?: a i x i a .
3, F. HOLTZMAN, - Proprietor.
'1 hi- h use is conveniently located and pleasant
?1. Boarder? by the mouth at reduced
rranelentcnatomara by the meal,day or
week will be accommodated at reasonable rates.
at .-ulrhur and UmeetOB? springs near
i: A' mai:tin.
m'kgkon flggj^wLXTisT,
ReapcctniUy Informs the public (bat
be bas resume?] the practice oi hi* pro
i ord6rs leit.at the -tore o? 1\ J.
? ir el, in Woodstock, will leceive pro?
mpt attention
b tf.
Miscellam Ons Cards.
Im Tb* citi
d Uexandria or
ring North or Sont?,
ri king place oath*
? require the ? -miy ?tart by
% i w.?s!i n<: >u ,.r Baltimore.
indrla for Wash
irL evtr> hom -from 0 A.M. t ol%
P.M. Jan 7?tf
I ?. III-EY,
band and for sale at lo?
He has eat hand an assnrtmant of Lounses,
Ch. sales, Wara
i'aahsu ? I'aM-s, Writing
and will always have
his rooms
I a prompt t > furnish coffins a; ah Ml n ti.v.
V^* \ i work warranted fora 'easouable time, af
- i -tf. Edinburg, Va.
? ^ UNSMITniNG 1
BAYE res'ini ?.] my old trade, and ofler
nv services to my old friends
.tring neatly and expediently done
Aii kun? ot material furnished, such a? Bnr
e|< Mountings, Locks, Trijijers, &c.
^^*l,'ash and Produce for work.
.r 31, 18T0. ? ly.
Enlarged und Urt??y Improved
I'M: ihh
Incrc.isodDfiii;iinN of Publie
fuis hotel has been recently improved by
rtioB of a brick addition to the main
: give coaeiderahly more
Bad afford ample accommodation for
. iO trawling public.
THE TABLI ?ill b? well ?.ipplicd at all
ti.i'.M with the best the market afford?, and
-,'iired to satisfy the wants
It? in this department.
THE BAR will bo -tucked with the best
Liqaora. A full supply of Wilson's pure
Rye whisky, (the only home-made whisky
t 11 in the county,) can ht found by those
-.sighing a pure article for uedtcal purposes.
Jurors attending court will be hoarded
f >r their fees per diem, and their certificates
ttk*n in payment if desire 1
OtHffjas Mode?*V? A call respectfully
solicite 1.
?ay I. H
This Oil unlike othersl?, ?tot the fishy
rauolflrJasasraaabtS smelling ami worse,
ta-ting article, bin as a pure biand,
lie-h Oil, without any admixture, easily
ace?ptcd itnil retained by the most
delicate stomach, anil MtMaJBj a'.l the
medical properties ami ellieaey in to a
much greater degree thuii.inv other
makes it most valuable for patients or
invalbis reqatrltrg the use ol COU
LIVKROIL. For-saiesv
may 10?ly. B. SCIISJITT, Drii^gtst
O. K. Calvert, - - ? New Market
commonwealth's attorney.
H. H. Kiddleberger, .... Woodcock
George W M ?ley, .... oodstock
Win. II. Rice, .... New Market
Josiah Stiekley, - Strasburg.
p. Hoakoar,.WoodatocS.
Gee. W.Win le, ... Edinburg.
I!. W. Windle.
T. J. Burke,.New Market.
John B. Rice,. " ?.
I>. r Spiker,.Saumsville,
George W. Koontz, .... Woodstock.
George C.Hamn.aa, ? - ? Woodstock.
Geo J.OraudiUff, .... Edinburg.
Christian Miller, .... Mt. Clifton.
William Tisinger, - - - - Mt. Jackson.
J. B. Slieffler, .... Manrertown.
Jas. H. Sibert,.Mt. Olive.
" eph Rhodes, .... Saumsville,
John Hausenflnck, ? '',
It. M. Lantz,.Edinburg.
larri Uiuker,.Mt. Jackson.
R. C. Bowman.New Market
Dr. R. Craves, ? ? Maurortown.
Edward Zea, - ... Strasburg
S. Y. K. Clower, ... Woodstock
Nimrod Bowtnan, ... Seven Fountains.
S. M. Lauta, ... Lantz Mills.
Irael Alleu, - - Hawkinstowu.
C. E. Uice, - - New Market.
D. S. Henkel, . . - New Market,
Sao, l?. Calvert,
D. Y. Kagey, -
Jacob Lantz,. Lautz's Mill,
Jos. T. Kronk, ... Tom's Brook
Geo. A Hupp, - - ? Strasburg
P.W. Magruder .... Woodstock
Oeo. M. Borum ... "
Joseph Perry, ? - ? Mt. Jackson.
Wnj. Tisinger, ...
L. Triplett, ... Mt. Jackson.
Jas. II. 8ibert, - - - Mt. Ulive.
Henrv Jmnings, .... Edinburg.
Jos. H. Mlley, ...-??
Davis Dist.?Dr. G. A. Brown, Obed Funk and
Jno. H. Snarr.
STONEWALL.? J. H. GrabillJEli Coffelt, Suowden
Johnston-.?J. H. Rodeffer, Martin Strickler,
larri U. Cullers.
Malison.?Samuel C, Campbell James J.
Coffman, Samuel Riuker.
A?hbt.?Saml. Hamiuau, Samuel Kingree, Jacob
11. Mi 1er.
Lee.?M. White Williamson D. P. Zirkle.Jtihn M.
Isaac Painter, - Strarsbug.
D. H. Oochenour, - - oodstook.
P. H.Grandstaff, - - Edinburg.
Thos. J. Burke. ? - New Msrket..
Hiram Bauserman, ... Woodstock,
J. II. Grabill, - ' - Woodatoek,
Davis,?O. A. Brown, Harrison White, Jno. H
Sionewall.?Jos: Doll, D. F. Spiker, Jacob
Johnson.?E. B. shaver, Daniel Bowman, Silas
Mapiscn,?Jos. Comer, Philip Bowers, Samuel
Akub?.?Joseph Perry, A. J. Myers, 1!, n. Cofl.
LU.?O. M. Tidier, .!? H. staff??, Mark Thomas.
Conielinus Hockaian - - - Mt. Ulive.
Joseph Maphis, ... Saunisville.
Abraham ttoss - - Edith
Saml. C'. smucler ... Columbia F
Isaac Bowman, ? ' - Hamburg.
Mark Thomas, .... Forcstvillc.
Moses Walton, - ? President,
George M. Borum, ... Cashier.
J. W. Magruder, - Aest. Cashier.
John (I. Meern,.President.
David F. Kagey, ..... Cashier.
CinctiT Cocrt.?P. W. Magruder, E. E. Stick
ley, I. Hite Bird, E, D. Newman.
i'oi'nt? Cot KT.?P. W. Magruder E. E ftick
ley, L. Triplett. Jr.
P. W. Magruder ... Woodstock , Va
Mrs. S. IIoltzman, Prop rie tres.
Having fully refitted and repaired this wel
known Hotel it is now open for the reception o
guests and boarders. New Market is surrounded
by a number of excellent springs?among which
are Sulphur, Chalybeate, Free, Stone, Ate,?easy
of access, and situated amid the most beautiful
and picturesque acenry_Persons in the cities de?
siring a few weeks of country air, with quiet com?
fort, at reasonable rates, will be accommodated.
The table will be an especial care ; the Bar sup?
plied with choice liquors, and the Stables provided
with best of provender.
Feb. 6-tf.
1825. 1878.
established about 1825 by Dr. John G. ?Schmitt
B. SCHMITT. - - Proprietor.
Drugs, Medicines. Glass,
Stationery, etc., etc.
tig" As cheap as the cheapest. ~Qt
Purity and Reliability
of goods always guarranteod. Prescriptions care?
fully compounded at all hours.
J Louiaiana Avenue Washington, D. C.
We have connected with our Wholesale Grocery
and Liquor Business
for the sale of Flour, drain. Hay, Lnmber Eggs,
Butter. Cheese, Potatoes, Poultry. In fact, all kinds
of Country Produce.
All consignments will receive onr beat attention
and prompt returns made for the same.
Mr. R. F. RNOX, formerly of Alexandria, Va.,
will gWe bis personal attention to the Virginia
and Marvlsnd trade. Kospectfully,
Apr. u irr, S.VBjjgrJa * Hamilton
To the "FsUVEL Cornet BiKD," of Woedstoek.Vs.
Once more with joy my weary feet are treading
The soil so dear to on? who gave me birth :
Sweet mother : holy tears my eyes are shelding,
As low I bend on thy own native earth,
Where full of life and youth, of hope and beauty
1 hy heart first woke to worship and to love.
Its every happiness was bom of duty ;
Aud ?kies unclouded, smiling bent aboye,
Virginia?mother of ten thousand heroes.
Of proud, high dames, brave and ehivalric sires.
Her heart though torn aud reft by many sorraws,
Mill keeps, uu^uenchs-d, her sacred altar-firss,
Still h olds aloft her loyal standar?, crimsoned
With the rich life-blood of her glorious sons,
Which are as dear to her maternal bosom,
As precious as if all were Washingtons.
With all these hallow? d memories crowding o'er me,
Aud the full moon lights tha near mountain's crest,
And the old cs urch and churchyard close before
Whero sainted kindred lie in holy rest ;
There floats upon the fragrant air soft niasle,
As though it came from soma angelic sphere ;
Fills with enchanting numbers midnight's aliene.-,
And thus completes the scenco my heart holds
While care and grief go drifting far ts sea-ward,
Of the dead past, till by its uilstB obscured ;
My soul released thus swiftly rises heaveuward,
Oblivious of the pangs it once endured,
What wonder, if the angels fsll in worship,
When music echoes from the eternal hills ;
If here, our souls are soothed snd upward lifted
By harmonies, above all mortal ills.
Dora Guild was the daughter of an
Indian General who died, covered with
fame, and left her alone and literally
friendless in Bonibnj, whore he breath?
ed his last.
His dying words were : 'Go home,
my posr girl, to your Aunt Arlingford,
at Elmsley, near T oudon, and stay with
her until you are married to Walter.'
For General Guild aud Colonel Can
liad been friends together and comrades
in many a battle, aud had long ago
affianced their motherless children to
one another ; the wedding to lake place
as soon as the young man had attained
his majority.
bio here was the orphan girl Hearing
the end of her journey, and gazing wist?
fully at the strange and unfamiliar land
of her birth.
There was one clause in her dead fa?
ther's will which had recurred to Dora's
mind with ever present pain since she
had first heard it ; and that was should
she, upon making the acquaintance of
Walter Cary, refuse to marry him, the
bulk of her fortune should be passed
over to her cousin, Penelope Arlingford.
That her dear father should think it
necessary to coerce her into compliance
had wrung from her many a tear?
Wholly unversed in the strong-minded
ways of some English maidens, she had
never dreamed of disobeying him, or of
choosing a mate for herself.
The journey was over at last.
Miss Guild lounU herself in a quiet
country house, surrounded by the most
ferrent assurances of welcome from her
sole surviving relatives, who, of course.
knew all about her affairs, and treated
her with the most delicate consideration.
Mr. Arlingford was a bluff and hearty
gentleman farmer ; Mrs. Arlingford a
reserved lady, who, however, seemed
kiuduess itselt ; while Penelope, the
only daughter, and Dora's possible ri.
val tor her fortune ; was a gentle-faced,
chestnut girl of twenty, who greeted
Dora by winding her arms around her
and Laying her cheek to her's without a
In the course of the evening ^ Ills?
Guild's arrival, while she was giving
her Aunt some account of her voyage
from India, she observed her cousin
Penelope standing out on the lawn,
talking earnestly with a gentleman.
It was a brilliant night in midsummer;
the moon, white and searching as a
great lime-light, shone on the pair, and
showed Miss Arlin^fo id's companion to
be not only young and handsomo. but
also a lover.
His hand held her's and his stately
head was often bent in unmistakable
adoration close to her tresses, while she
leaned towards him in all the loving
confidence of returned affection.
Very soon they entered the parlor,
aud Walter Cary was directly presented
to Miss Guild.
And the lover of Penelope.
Dismay, consternation fell upon the
heart of the orphan. There could be no
mistake?every look, every action of
the two betrayed it.
She was affianced to a man who loved
The cold touch of his hand on hers,
the dislaut salutation, as if she were
the merest stranger, proclaimed that be
wa9 resolved to ignore the contract
which was between them.
Dora shrank iuto the dankest corner
of the room, aud disappointment filled
her soul.
Very soon, however, the conversation
going on around the table arrested her
attention. Walter Cary was telling Mr.
Arlingford and Penelope an account of
a strange murder which had lately oc?
'The man,' said he 'was rather a
clever chemist, and accomplished his
purpose iu a manner savoring more of
the exploits of the 'Arabian Nights'
epoch than those of our day. He got
possession of her journal, and impreg?
nated its leaves with a sort of volatile
pois*?n, which she of course inhaled the
first time s.ie made a record m the book,
the result being a mysterious death
which no one cculd account for.'
The eyes of Penelope Arlingford were
fixed upon the narratcr with a pulsating
eagerness which arrested the attention
ef the orphan.
'What could it have been?' she al?
most whisphcrcd.
'Don't believe it,' remarked Mr. Ar?
lingford, scntcntiously.
The lovers were gazing at each other,
and there was a half smile on the fent
ure? of each.
Soon after this, Dora, beiug consider?
ably weary by her railway journey, )vas
conducted to her bed chamber by lier
cousin, who, again embracing her iu a
mute, clinling fashion, hoped she would
rest well, and left her,
Not one word had been said aboi
betrothal to the young man in the
lor. Her claims hail wholly bcei
nored. Her cousin was likely not
to rob her of her inheritance, but ?
husband also.
The young girl retired to bed \i
feeling of desolation at the heart v
may be easily imagined, and fell a
weeping bitterly for her old. happ;
?hau lif;, when she was the itlol 'o
father, and a darling ol her ayah.
She woke?or, rallier, she struj
back to consciousness?with these v
running through her mind?'the r
being a mysterious death, which n?
could account for.'
It was a disagreeable remark to ?
to one in the m'uidlc of the night, a
roused her to a preternatural wak
She began to ponder over the e\
of the past evening, when sudd
something struck her car which sen
the blood tingling to her heart.
It was like the trailing of a long i
Hn robe over the thick carpet which
crcd the floor, and a cautious rufllit
paper, the one sountl following the
et with the slow and regular mono
of a machine.
The night was otic of the darkest
the bed was in an alcove, ss that a
of the room could not be had ; but ]
divined, with a choking of the brc
the meaning of the strange sounds,
Penelope Arlingford was in the re
Before she had retired, Dora liad
a chapter from the large bible which
on her table.
She perfectly recollected placing i
the end of the sofa near the win
when she liad finished reading it.
She felt that her rival was on
knees before the book, impregnatim
leaves with the 'volatile poison' wl
Walter C'ary had spoken of. and tlia
sho finished each leaf and turnei
slowly ayer, her long muslin ale
swept the edge of the book, making
stealthy Bounds which had aroused
intended victim.
Dora lay bound hand and foot b
feelina which almost Mopped the be
?ng of her heart.
Remember she had grown up si
scenes of passion and violence ; she
been among the helpless ones at Ca?
pore, when the Sepoys massacred tl
victims in cold blood ; and death \
not so strange a weapon m the hai
of a youug girl, to her, as it would
to us ; nay, it seemed the weapon
which Peutlopc Arlingford would m
likely strike lor love and wealth.
Motionless, her eyes distended,
cold dew of agony dripping from er?
limb, the orphan girl lay and listened
this evidcuce of treachery.
All at once a board at the side of I
bed creaked, as though a weary f?
was passing over it, and the long sw
of the garments followed.
Then the door softly burst open a;
without hand, a How of air from the p;
sage rushed across the girl's rigid fa?
and she heard amid the suffocati
throbbinga in ber ears, the first crow
some neighboring chanticleer.
Her terror ended in a swoon.
When she tame to herself it w
broad daylight.
The golden aonsliine way lying acr?
her pillow, and the perlumcs of the r
honeysuckle came in thro' the op'
window and filled the pretty chambf
All seemed innocence ami pea
around her, but the soul of tbc orpin
girl was filled with astonishment.
She could scarcely arrange h
thoughts at first, so terrible was the o
deal through which she had passed ; b
at length she saw that she must lea?
the house immediately ; that she mu
relinquish both her alliance and her fo
tune if she would feel her life safe.
'Oh,papa ! my papa !' wept poor Don
'you have made a terrible mistake!'
When she joined the family, in ai
?Wer to the breakfast bell, she was I
her traveling dress, and her trankt wei
all repacked.
?Why. cousin Dora, what i? the mai
ter ? Arc you ill, dear f asked Pcnelor
in a soft, cooing voice, which sceme
habitual to her.
Dora turned her back upon her mid
night visitor, and, striving to spea
calmly, said to Mr, Arlingford, 'I wish t
go to Londoa to day, sir. Please alio1
some one to drive me to the station.'
There was a pause of consternatiot
then they all with one accord began t
plead with her to change her mind, an
none ol the three were so urgent an
tender about it as Penelope .
Must try us dear cousin !' she entreat
cd. 'Of course you will be lonely at firs
?everything la so different?-bat wh
will make you happier than we can
lias anybody often?ied you, dear Dora?
'Xo,' answered Dyra. shuddering, 'bu
I shall prefer to live alone.'
' You are so young, so Ignorant v(tin
ways of our town,' said quiet Mrs. Ar
lingford, her chiming in anxiously, 'i
is a mad thing lor you to think of child.
'I must go,' responded the orphan
averting her pallid faco that the darl
misery of it might not be seen.
So, when the persuasions of himscl
and the pleadings and tears of his wo?
men availed not, Mr. Arlingford go!
ofl'cndcd, and cried, Let her jilease
herself, Pensic. Ring and order Sam
to bring the carnage around.'
Dora swallowed a ?up of tea and chok?
ed down a morsel of bread, and then she
went hack to her room to put on herhat.
Locking the trunk took but a few mo?
She flung herself upon a chair, and
wept silently, feeling hcraelf to be the
most tlc8ola tc and fnendleas being on
the face of the earth.
What sheulil she do in London ?
(in to father's lawyer and tell himahe
did not wish to marry Walter Cnry,then
live alone in such lodgings as the iem
nant of her fortune could afford her.
Ah ! it was indeed a terrible mi
that clause in the will.
But into the midst of her m
stele a sound which thrilled her
more with awe.
The swish of a garment, the ru?
a paper, just as it aroused her last i
Dora gazed upon her like one
The large old Bible lay quiet ei
and closed exactly where she had r
it?no living thing was in the roon
And theu she saw the whole inys
The window was partly opened i
slight pufi of wind had blown oui
Crisp white curtains in the room,
receding, had sucked them out'
through the aperture, while the im
oned air running up the bliud, had i
ed the tissue paper hanging at the t
There came auolher puff?the tr?
the. curtain over the carpet, the r
of the paper hanging.
Dora sat gazing at the window,
face, ?a its astounding thankfuluci
study for an artist.
At this niomcut Penelope came i
She had been weeping.
'The carriage is ready, dear cou
sighed she, tremulously.
Dora passed her hand over her f
head, thon facing her rival asked
burned tone :
'Were you up late Last sight any Li
Miss Arlingford.
'Yes,' answered Penelope, in
prise, 'about 4 o'clock I rose and cli
my window. The wind was rising.
'Did you hear a cock crow as you
'Yes, I did, why do you ask, di
Stay ! I know why. You were fri
eucd by hearing a board creak le
your bed ; I should have told you al
that board; how stupid of inc.'
'I heard a board creak,' said 1
scarcely believing her own cars.
'Yes, it ought to be, fastened do
It runs the whole breadth of the hoi
and when 1 tread on one end in myrt
the other end creaks in this. Liste
she ran across the passage shuti
the door after her, and ?a a moment
veritable creaking begun, accompai
by the clicking of the latch of the d<
which had so petrified Dora.
When the youag lady returned.
expression sf her cousin's features ?
so mightily altered that she exclaim
,vVhy my darling mrl, I don't th
you wanted to leave us because ;
thought the house was haunted.'
'Per?perhaps?yes,' faltered Dc
wistfully gazing at her.
?You poor little darling,' muriiiu
Penelope, iu avoiccof deepcompassi
aud she took Dora's unresisting baud
hers. 'Why would you not tell m
Don't you know, Dora,' and a in
played ou her lips, 'we ought to h
each other very much. We are h
going to marry a Walter Gary, and
the closest sort of cousins.'
'Are there two Walter Carys f eja
laled Dora.
'What*' cried Penelope, her coun
nance ?lowly crimsoning as the situati
burst upon her ; 'did you?imagine
She never completed the ?entern
bat suate bed up the poor, tired lit
orphan to her bosom, held her there,a
kiss? d her tearful, smiling face w
kisses which were fully returned.
Put Dora never revealed the whole
her terrible mistake.
Has Be ??( a Sword On ?
The colonel, a rigid martinet, is sittii
at the window of his room, when loo
nig out he sees a captain aro>-;ng tl
barrack-yard towards the gate. Loo
ing at him closely, he is shocked to ol
serve that, the rules and regulations
the contrarv notwithstanding, the ca]
tain does not carry a sword.
?Captain!' he calls from the windov
'Hi, captain ; step up to my room for
moment, will you?'
The captain obeys promptly, borrov
a ?word from the officer of the guan
the guard room being at the foot of tl
stairs, and presents himself to the cob
nel, iu irreproachable tenue.
The colonel is somewhat surprised I
sec the sword in its place, and bavin
to invent some pretext for calling h
subordinate back, says with some con
fusion, 'I beg your pardon, captain, bt
really I've forgotten what I wanted t
speak to you about. However, it can'
have been anything very important
it'll keep. Good morning.'
The captain salutes, departs, return
the sword to its owner and is makin
0lf across the barrack-yard, when h
again comes within the range of th
coloncl'i vision.
The colonel rubs his eyes, stares, say
softly to himself. 'How in thunder i
this? Dam it. he hasn't a sword to hi
Waist ;' then calls aloud, 'Captain ! IIo
captain ! one moment, please.'
The captain returns, borrows th
sword again, mounts the stairs and en
ters the colonel's presence. Ills com
manding officer stares at liim intently
he ha? a sword, he sees it, he hears it
'Captain,' he stammers, growing ven
hot, 'it's deuced ridiculous, you know
hut?ha! ha! I'd ju?tremembered wba
I wanted to say to you, and now- ha!
ha !?it's gone out ef my head again !
Funny isn't it? Ha! ha! ha! Losint
my memory. Never mind. I'll think
of it and write you. Good morning.'
The captain salutes, departs, returns
the sword to its owner and makes foi
the gate. As he crosses the barrack
ynrd, the colonel calls his wife to his
side und says, -Sec that officer out there?'
'Has he got a sword on V
The colonel's wife adjusts her eye?
glass upon him, ?cans him keenly and
says, He hasn't a taste of a sword.'
Tli? colonel?"That's just where you
fool yourself! He has.}
Do people often wonder at their o
happiness? Certainly, I was won 1er
at mine, as, I sat alone in my pre
drawing-room, resting back in my cli
allowing my Berlin work to fall t
heeded on my lap, while my eyes wi
dered here and there, surveying w
fond pruls my possessions.
Many of the pictures on the wall,
bronzes on the mantel, the clock, ach
here and there, had been my bti
presents ; and as only one short j?
had passed since I came to my kingdo
I had had no time to get weary.
A year ago, and I had then thou;
myself a happy girl. I had \et to leu
the full happiness which comes to cvt
loved and laving wife ; but I had esj
cial cause for gratitude in a fact whi
might present paiu.
Before I met Will, my husband, I h
been engaged toa young man, by a vt
few years my senior, when some o
discovered his father and ?randfalr:
before him had died inmates of a luna
My parents immediately broke off t
engagement, and I was too sensible n
loo bow to their decree. For a time
was very miserable, but soon after
met inH, and learned that into his kec
ing had passed the one true love of n
life, and he held it so tenderly, so s
credly, that soon there was not even
scar to mark the ?Id wound.
But the tears came freely to my ey c
nor did Will reproach mc with the
when, some six months after my in;
nage, I learned in the full flush of n
happiness, that Victor Struthers' s
fate had overtaken him, and that li
too, had followed in the steps of tho
gone before ; that never again the lig
of reason would shine within his cy
or the words o? love he so well knt
how to utter fall from his lips.
These thoughts slowly come back t
night as I sit alone?the first evening
had spent alone since my marriage ; b
Will had been called away by impel
ant business, and would not be back u
til late, perhaps not until to-morrow.
Unce more the tears came within n
eyes as I contrasted my lot with Vi
tor's or shuddered at the fate whi?
would have been mine had I followi
my first mad impulse to be his at at
\ ct. had not the loss of the girl 1
loved hastened his doom ? The phys
ciau said not ; but their verdict wou
not satisfy my nervous dread. I siglu
a long, tremulous sigh at this latt
And surely? was it imagination?
somewhere within the room the nig
ivas re-echoed.
We had in the moiitn of roses I?
losg French windows, draped with bit
satin and lace, opened on a veraudal
which, as the evening was cool, we
; closed and fastened ; but as I glanct
rouud. with a strange misgiving at n
heart, 1 saw the folds of one tremble.
The window must then be open ; yi
' I felt no air.
With this thought I arose from m
seat, Stepping forward to ascertain tl,
canse, but liad barely taken a lingl
step ?hen I itopped, my blood frozei
unable to make another movement, ?
even part my lip.- to Icrcam for help.
On the blue surface was a man
! hand?no ruffian's hand, but white an
; handsome,
A ring gleamed on one of the flngei
j and ou its luster my eyes rested, fascit
i ated as the dove by the serpent. W'her
had 1 seen that ring leiore ? Somewher
i surely, where, my toituied mind coul
\ not reason.
Then summoning all my lirength an
courage, with desperate effort I turne
to leave the room. Once put a close
! door between myself and that whit
I hand, whose invisible owner might a
I any moment step from his concealment
I might know what best could be done
N'ow I was blind with terror, am
could scarcely see, though the room wa
brilliantly lighted, to grcpe my way I
the door.
At last, I approached it, and stretch
ed out my arm to open the way to free
dorn, when five white lingers, one bear
bag the gleaming ring, were laid oi
mine, and slowly drew me back into tin
'Look at aie ?' .-aid a voice. 'It i
your work?you need uot fear.'
Then I realized the truth ; and, glanc
ling up, saw Victor Struthers standin;
. before me.
My first sensation was of relief. Hi;
eyes, peering into mine, were lit by th?
old softness ; around his mouth was tin
old smile ; and, though his words wen
bitter, his handsome lace was only kind
Could he be mad ?
Or had recovciy come to him, spit?
?f the physician'a hopeless decree?
I laughed a nervous laugh as I an
swered, 'How could you so startle me.
Victor? What a strange way to pay DM
a visit? Surely you coultl not doubl
your welcomef
'I have not yet received it,' he re?
plied, 'though I have walked one hun?
dred miles that he might give it to me.
I tabs no welcome but the old one,
And he stooped as if to kiss me, but
I drew back shuddering.
'What? no greeting?' he exclaimed ;
and slowly there crept iuto his eyes a
look I had never sees there before?a
look of cunning and of mortal dread.
He glanced round the room.
'I have waited so long?waited to find
you alone. We arc going en a journey
to-uight, you and I, Klsie. But you
will not fear it you are with mc, even if
Death be the boatman to row us acroas.
Listen. Elaic. I am tired of life. But
one thing only has made me cling to it
so long, and that is, tho gatea of Heav?
en would not open to receive me unless
you were by my side, I have come for
In that moment I knew the truth?
kuew that this man by my side, quiet
as he was, was indeed mad, ready at
any moment to throw off even this mask
of sanity, and seize me in lus powerful
Once more I ?lanced around my pret?
ty room.
My husband's eyes looked into mine
from his portrait on the wall, as if to
spy, 'Foe my .sake, darling, keep calm.
All rests with you. Do not let me re?
turn to find a desolate home, wi'.h your
blood staining the thrcshhold.'
'Victor,' I ?aid suddenly, 'before we
go on this tourney, tell me of yourself
?of all you have been doiug.'
'Of myself? What is there to tell?'
he questioned, with rising passion in
his voice. ?()! what I have been doing
I shall indeed tell you!'- Working for
this hour, slaving for it, enduring for it,
with but one ambition m the wretched
struggle they call life?to meet you faco
to face, to look into your eyes as they
rested on your work, to tell you of the
burning brain which could find no relief
in teai-, tlaa weight of iron breaking the
heart on which your hand bus placed it.
Ah ! it is a little band, white auJ fair
?clasping it within hi? own?-even to
lift so moustrou.s a weight; yet you
placed it well, not missing .". single
nerve?slender, pretty fingers, but oh,
so cruel ! Elsie, have you no remors?f
'Victor, you are the cruel one ; jou
do nie injustice unworthy of yourself!'
?Ay, Injustice ! What do sou know of
the word? You, who sit here In your
beautiful borne and let the world go bT
unheeded and tincan d lor. What mem?
ory had you for tho man you bad doom?
ed, who? ? struggles, whose agentes you
could watch a? the cat plays with th?
mouse? [ saw him kiss you last night,
the man you call vour husbaud, forget?
ting my right to the title?forgcttiug, in
the sight of heaven that you are my
wife : you r? t? il en his arms, you laid
your head upou lis shoulder, looking
with adoring eve- into his face. You
whispered words of love in his ear, but
i for the last time ! I would have killed
| him. but that I wanted you alone in that
I other world to which we are going.?
I Elsie, darling, you do not fear me?' his
; voice suddenly sinking from frenzied
i anger to its old tenderness.
At any moment he mi<:ht draw tho
concealed weapon from his pocket?at
any moment plunge the dagger into my
A scream, a struggle, would but make
sure my fate.
What was to be done ?
?Victor.' I said, with cunning match?
ing bis own, 'let us not die, but live.?
In death all is uncertainty ; in life we
have each other and love?'
He glanced with keen suspicion into
my face.
?And you love me?' he questioned.
?How dare you. then, give your kisses
to that other?the kisses which belong?
ed to me? Listen ! We have no time
to spare. Already (bey are on my
track. To-night I saw them, but their
(ailed to Und me. They call me
mad. m ! I ctitw.t them. Nor do I find
it such a difficult lask. Yet, if once they
seize me they will bear nie back to the
place from which 1 have lied; but not
j alive?oh. notafivcl 8m, BUiel' throw?
' big back his coat, and disi losing the
long, narrow, gleaming blade he had
concealed there. 'First your heart then
mine! You grow pale: you tremble.
It will soeu be over. A moment's
pang ; eternal happiness-'
His arm is thrown tight around me.
I am powerless even to struggle in his
iron clasp. Ills words fall hissing, ouc
by ouc, on the still air. Darkness is
gathering around in??the darkness ot
The little clock *m the mantel chimes
eleven, and I remember, with a thrill
of horror, it is the last time I shall ever
hear it strike, when outside sounds a
cheery whistle, and a step I recognize
as my husband's upon the pavement
Its firm, manly tread is unmistakable.
I can fancy his glancing up at the light?
ed windows ?tuning forth their wcleoru?
for him. Another moment his latch
key will be iu the door.
?Victor,' I exclaimed, 'I hear them
coming. He, the spy, is on your track.
Conceal yourself where you were before.
I will mislead him and return to you.
For my sake, bo quick.'
At these last words his hold relaxes.
The old cunning leaps to his eyes.
'For your sake,' he whispers.
With a sudden spring he is again bid
& u behind the folds of the curtain, and
In that moment mj husband entered
the room, and I rushed to the shelter
of his anus.
'My darling, what is it.-' Will you ex?
plain. -What has happened? I found
these men watching the bouse, and they
insist a mad man intrusted to their care
has entered here. I, of coarse, have
glrea them pcaTmLswioa to search?'
1 try to ?.peak, but cannot.
The words dio la my throat as I
point, tremblingly, to the curtain where
1 can d.scei-n. peering through, Victor'?
gleaming eye?.
'Traitress!' I beard him exjlaim ; and
as the men sprang forward, theit fol?
low? a dull fall.
Poor fellow! H*1 bal t.tkeu his sad
journey aloue.
In his frenzy be Irad plunged the steel
through his own heart.
For we?k8 I, too. hovered on the
grave's brink, but my husband'? tender
love and care wen me back to life ; and
together we often visit one solitary
mound in the church-yard, where we
ever place fresh flowers, with the pray?
er that he who sleeps at last fouud the
journey, even as he thought, 'but one
step to eUrnal happiucse.'
None have less praise thau ilio.se who
hunt most alter if.
.^iiei\andoa?herald '
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Colea? the number of insertion? be anurked oaoa
the manuscript, It will be pabUahed BAU forbid
and charged accordingly.
N..tues la Uif lw?l BafSSSa wlB be Im<rte4
?encentar*?.- ? na , each Insertion.
Advertisement? for three monta? or loafer wlH
be iiitiriltdat lower-ratea
S?lr-Cire for Inebriety.
A person afflicted with this disease ?an
easily supply himaelf with the remedies
used at nearly all ths inebriate asylums,
and be his own physician at bis own
home, without the neewsary expense
au?l publicity of visiting any of the re?
formatory institutions. His laboratory
need contain only a small quantity of
eayenue peppo, a pot of concentrated
extract of beef, and a few grains of bro?
mide of potassium. When the desire
tot alcoholic drinks recurs, make a tea
from the cayenne pepper, as strong aa
can be taken with any degree of com?
fort, awe? ten it with milk and sugar,
aud drink. This tea will supply the
same place that a glass of liqaor would
fill, and will leave no injurious effect
kebiud. Repeat daily as often as the ap?
petite returns, it will bo but a few days
bet?re the sufferer will have become dis?
gusted with tho taste of pepper, and
with the appearance of this diserust dis?
appears the love of liquor. The fact is
proven every day. The extract ot beef
is to be made into beef tea, according to
the directions on the pot, in quantities
as may be needed for the time being,
and furnishes cheap, easily digeated and
healthy nutriment, it beim? made to
stay on the stemach when heavy arti?
cles of food would be rejected. The
bromide of potasiura is to be used
carefully and only in cases ot extreme
nervousness, the doae beiog from fifteen
to twenty grain?, dissolved in water.?
This is a public exhibit of the method of
ti i atment adopted at the inebriate asy?
lum?. In addition thereto the drinking
man should surround himaelf with in?
fluences which tend to make him forgot
the degrading associations of the bar?
room and lift him upward. He ahould
endeavor, so far as his business rota?
tions will permit, to sleep, bathe, and
eat regularly, and obey the laws of
health. By the adoption of this course,
energetically aud sincerely, ne man
who has the will to reform can fail to do
so. Huudreds and thousands can attest
the truth jf these statements.
- m .?>-?? -?
Dandruff.?What is dandruff? Is
it a disease ? la it curable ? No, no,
no ! It is an evidence of a healthy
scalp, and as to its cure, you might as
well attempt to atop your toe-nails from
growing. It is simply nature's mode
of renewing the scarf akin all over the
body, and the reason why it is net
shown on other parts is that tho fric?
tion of clothing remove? it as fast aa
lsoseaed, while the hair of the head,
if not often brushed and combed, or
washed, prevents its escape.
Now, if you hare any doubts aa to
the truth of what I have asserted, rib
the inside of your lower limb? smartly
with a black cloth, and yon will And
you have rubbed off a white powder
which is of the same material as the
dandruff on your scalp, only more fine?
ly pulverised.
I will offset my advice againat the
barber's. Mine is: Brush ths hair
every day, comb thoroughly with an
S S comb at least once a week, and
wash the whole head in so.1 water as
ottcn as convenient. You may pot a
! little soap or aoda in the water if yeu
wish, but I wouldn't. Do not Invest in
any of the so-called dandruff' cure?, but
save your dollar to pay fora newspaper
and read it.
What Killed Him.?A few years
ago, when Judge Gould, of Trey, lately
deceased, was holding court in that
city, a prisoner was being tried before
him for wilful muroer, in causing the
death of a man by a pistol shot. An
emiucnt physician and surgeon was on
the stand for the defence.
The prisoner's counsel, an adroit
lawyer, attempted to show that the
' man, who lived ?orne time after being
shot, might have died from some other
cause, and cxamiucd his witneaa after
this style.
'Doctor, would not such a thing
cause death ':' 1
'Oh,ye?, sir.'
'Well, doctor, might not this man
have died from such and such causea?'
'Oh, yes he might.'
'This is quite sufficient for ua,' ex?
claimed the defendant's counsel, with
an air of triumph, twirling bis eye?
Judge Gould turned in his seat, bent
bin large, keen, penetrating black eyee
full on the witness, and said, a little
?harply :
'Doctor, you hare told as what might
have caused this man's death ; now tell
us what did cause his death ?'
?The bullet, sir!' answered tho wit?
ness. That ended the case.
Kuter your husbaud, who throw?
himself ?uto a chair, and exclaims;
?What toothache again, Mana ! Ido call
that hard upon a feller! Why, yon
had toothache when I left this morn?
ing ! And here have I been at Epsom
nil AiT? with the jollieat lot o' fellers
i vit got together in one drag, and won
a pot o' money, and had no end of a
jolly time, and I did think I should find
something cheerful and jolly tt greet a
feller whan I got home I And theie
you are !? toothache again ! I do call It
hard ujton a feller?precioaa bard V
The editor ef a religious paper which
bad a month'? precarious existence in
Chicago, ?ays that it is a good city for
a religiou? paper, provided ?atan boa
throe pagea and the other psge.ia mixed.
The will ot Mr. Land, late of Kentuc?
ky, leavea all his property to hi? wife,
aud specifies that she can 'marry again f
she wants to.' And yet people sing
about a land that ia fairer than this.
The best way to condemn bad traits la
by practising good ones._
The great difference betwwn men,in?
significant and great,la energy.

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