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OBke— ln Boyd ©uildiug Jeflersoh Street, Butler Pe •' ' ' r i»ec.f.lß63:;:tf. 'v l AMERICAN CITIZEN. jfolrri JRlscdlang. VISITANT? A Gl»o«t Story, It was a masked ball at the Palais Royal that my fatal quarrel with my first cousin Andre de Brissac began. The quarrel wijs about a woman. The wo man who the footsteps of Phil ip of Orleans were the cause of many such disputes; and there was scarcely one fa r head in all that glittering throng, which to a man versed iq aocial histor ies might not have seemed bedabbled with blood. I shall not record the name o! lier for love of whqpi Andre de Hrissac and I croosed one of the bridges, in the dim August dawn, on our way to the fcaste ground beyond the church of St Ger main des Pres. There were many beautiful vipers in those days, and she was one of them. 1 can feel tbe chijl breath of that August morning blowing in my face as I sit in my dismal chamber at my chateau of Puy Verdun to-uigbt, alone in the stillness, writing the strange story of my iije. I can see the white mist rising from the river, the grim outline of tbe chatelet, and the square towers of Xotre Pauio black against the pale gray sky. Even more vividly can I recall Andre's fair young lace, as he stood- opposite to me with his two friends—scoundrels both, and alike eager for that unnatural ffay. We were a strange group to be seen in a summer sunrise, all of us fresh from the heat and clamor of the Begcnt's saloons —Andre iu a quaint hunting dress cop. ied from a family portrait at Puy Ver dun, I costumed as one of Laif's Miss issippi Indians; 1 !!),; other men in like garish frippery, adorned with broiderjera and jewels thai Jooked wan in the pale !ight of the dawn. Our quarrel had been a tierce one—a quirrcl which could have but one result, and that ijie direst. I had struck him ; and the welt raised by my open hand was'crimson upon bis fair womanly face as he stood opposite me. The eastern sun shone on the face presently, and dyed the cruel mark with a deeper red ; I'Ut the sting of my own wrongs was fresh, and I had not yet learned to des pise myself for that brutal outrage. To Anlre de Brissac such an insult was most terrible. He sras the favorite of fortune, the favorite of women, and I was nothing—a rough soldier who h««l done my country good service, but in the bou doir of a Parabe'rc a mannerless boor. We fough*, an 1 I wounded him mor tally Life had been very sweet for him; and I think that a trCLiy of 'despair took possession of him "vhen Jje felt the life blood ebbing awav. He beckoned me to hipj as lie lay on the ground t I went, and knelt at his side. "Forgive me, Andre!" I murmured. lie took no more heed of my words than if tiat piteous entreaty Lad been the idle tipple of tl)£ river.uear at hand. "1,i.-tcn to me, do Hrissac," he said. 'I am not one who believes that a man has done with earth because his eyes glaze and his jaw stiffens. They will bury me in the pld vault at Puy Verdun ; and you will be master of the chateau. Ah, I know how lightly they take things in these days, and how Du bois will ljugh when he Jiears that Ca has been killed in a duel. They will bury me, and sing masses for my soul; but you and 1 have not finished our af> fair yet, my cousin. I will he with you when yoy least look to see me—l, with this ugly *car upon tho face that women have praised and loved. I wijl come to you when your life seems brightest. I will come between you and all that you hold fairest and dearest. My ghostly hand drop a poison in your cup of joy. My shadowy form shall shut the sunl'ght from your life. Men with such iron will as mine can do what they please, Hfictw de lirissac. It is my will to haunt you when I am dead." All this in short broken sentences he whispered in my I had need to bend csy eai his dying lips ; but the iron will of Andre do Brissac was strong enough to do battle with Deuth, a«d I believe be said all he wished to say be fore his hyad fell back upon tho velvet clo.iUt they had spread beneath him, uoTt er to be lifted again. As he lay there you would have' tfanci ed him a fragile stripling, toy fair and frail for the struggle tailed life; but there aj;e those remember the brief man hood of Andre de Brissac, and who can Vp ar witness to tho terrible force of that jyoud nature. I stood looking down at the young face with that foul mark upqp it; and God kiiows 1 was sorry for what I had done. Of th ose blasphemous threats which he had whispered in my car I took no Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end, dare to dg our dtity as we understand it"-- A l-moour. J3UTLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1867. heed. I was a soldier and a believer.— There was nothing absolutely dreadful tq me in the thought that I had killed this man. I had killed many men on the battle field; ani| fbis one had done me cruel wrong. My friends would hate me cross the frontier to escape the consequences of my act , but I was ready to face those con sequences, and I remained in France.— I keep aloof from the court, and receiv ed a hint that I had best confine myself 'tp my own province. Many masses were chifnted in the littla chapel of Puy Ver dun for the soul of my dead cousin, and his coffin filled a nicht in the vault of our irncestors. His death had made me a rich man, apd the thought that it was so made my newly acquired weajth very hateful to me. I lived a lonely existence in the old chateau, where I rarely held converse with any bat the servants of the house hold, all of whop had served my pousin and none of whom liked me. It was a hard and bitter life. It gall ed me, when I rode through the village to see the peasant children shrink away from me. I have geen old women cross steathily as I passed them by. Strange reports had gone forth aljout me; and there were those who whispered that I had given my soul to the hivil One as the price of my cousin's heritage. From my boyhootj I had been dai k of visage and stein of manner ; and hence, per haps, no woman's love had ever boen mine. I remember my mother's face in all its changes of expression ; but I can remember no Jook of a/Tection that ever shone on me. That other woman, be neath whose feet I laid my heart, was pleased to accept my homage, but she never loved m;:, and the end was tre ch ery. I had grqyn hateful to myself, and had wclUnigh begun to hate my fellow-crea tures, when a feverish desire seized upon me, and I pined to be back in the press and throng of the busy world once again. I went back to Paris, where I kept ni}-- self aloof from the court, and w licre an angel took compassion upon me. She was the daughter of an old com rade, a man w hose merits had been neg lected, whoso achievements had beeu ig nored, and who sulked iu his _shabby lodging like a rat in a whole, while all Paris went mad with the Scotch liuan cier, and lacqueys were trampling one another to death in the Rue Quineatnpoix. Thefonly child ot this lktle cross grained old eaptain of dragoons was an incarnate sunbeam, whose mortal name wag Eveline Duch aM. , She loved mo. Tho richest blessings of our lives n'rc often those which cost us least. I wasted the best year* of uiy youth in the worship of a wicked wo> man, who jilted and cheated uio at last. I pase this meek angel but a few court eous words—a little fraternal fe.nderness ami 10, she loved mo. The life which been so dark and desolate grew bright beneath her influence; and I went back to Puy Verdun with a fair young bride for my companion. Ah, ho* sweet * change there was in iny life and in my home ! The village children no longer shrank appalled as the dark horteman rode by,the village crcnes no longer crossed themselves; for a wo man rode by hit «de—a woman whose charities had won the love of all tho*e ignorant creatures, and whose conipan ionship had transformed the groomy lord <jf the chateau into a loving husband and a gentle mastor. Tho old retainers for> got the uniimely fate of my fair cousin, and served me with cordial willingness, for love of their young mistress There are no words which can tell the pure and perfect happiness of that time. I felt like 9 traveler who lind traversed thg froten seas of an arctic region,remote from human love or human companion ship, to and himself on a rudden in the bosom of a verdant valley, in the sweot atmosphere yf bomeT The change seem ed too bright to be real; and I strove in vain to put away from iny mind the va gue suspicion that my new life was but some fantastic dream. 80 brief were these halcyon hours, that looking back to them now, it is scarcely strange if I am still half indinod to fan cy the first days of my married life could have been no more than a dream. Neither io my days ot gijom nor in my days of happiness had I been troub led by the recollection of Andre's blas phemous oath. The words which with big last breath he had whispered in my ear were rain and meaningless to me.— He had his rigo in idle threats, as he might have vested it in Mia executions. That he wili haunt tho footsteps of h is enemy after death is the one revenge which a .dying man can promise himself; and if uen had power thus to avenge themselves the earth would be peopled with phantoms. I had lived for three years at Puj Ver dun;sitting %lone in the solemn midnight by the hearth where he had sat, pacing the corridors that had echoed his foot fall; and in all that time my fbney had never se plifyed me false as to shape the shadow of theliead. Is it strange, then, if I had forgotten Andre's horrible promise ? There was no portrait of my Cousin at Puy Verdun. It was the age of bou» doir art, and a minature set in the lid of a gold-bombonniere, or hidden artfully in a massive bracelet, was more fashionable than a clumsy life-life image, fit oniy to hang on the gloomy walls of a provincial chateau rarely visited by its owner. My cousin's fair face bad adorned more than one honbonniere, and had been concealed in more than one bracelet; bnt it was not among the faces that looked down from the panelled walls of Puy Vernun. In the library I found a picture which awoke painful associations It was the portrait of a De Brissao who had flour ished in the time of Francis the First; and it was from this picture that my cousin Andre had copied thequaint hunt, ing dress he wore at the ball.— The library was a room in which I spent a good deal of my life; and I ordered a curtain to be hung before th's picture. We had been marrjpd three months wheu Eveline one day asked : "Who rs the lord of the chateau near est to this ?" I looked at her with astonishment. "My dearest," I answpred, "do you not know that there is no other chateau within forty miles of Puy Verdun 7" . "Indeed!" she said; "that is strange." I asked her why the fact seemed strange to her; aud after much entreaty I obtained from fcpr the reason of her surorise. In hj?r walks about the park and woods during the last month she had met a man who, by his dress and bearing, was obviously of noble ra'nk. She had imag ined that he occupied some chateau near at hapd, and that his estate joined ours. I was at a loss to imagine who this stran ger could be; for my estate of Puy Ver dun lay in the heart of a desolate region, and unless when some traveler's coach went lumbering and jingling through the village, one had little more chance of encountering a gentleipan of meeting a demi god. " Have you seen this mau often, Kve line ?" I asked She answered, in a iono whichjhad a touch of sadness, " I,sec him every day." " Where, dearest 7" " Sometimes in the park, sometimes in the wood. You know Hie little cascade llector, where there is soma old neglect ei rock work that forms a kind of civ era. 1 have taken a fancy to tjiat spot, and hayc spent many mornings there read ing. Of late I have seen the stranger every morning." " lie has nsver dared to address you ?" " Never. I have looked up from my book, and have ssen him standing p lit tle distance off, watching me silently. I have continued reading; and when I have raised my eyes again I haye found him gone, lie rpproach and de part with a stealthy tread for I njver hear his footfalj. Sometimes i have almost wished that ho would speak to me. It is so terribj.3 to see him standing silently there. *. " ile is some insolent peasmt who seeks to frighten you." My wife shook her head " He is no pcaiant," she answered.— "It is not by his dress alone I )udge, for that is strange to me. He has an air of nobiliay which it is impossible to mis take." " Is he young or old ?" ' ■' He iq young and handsome.". I was much disturbed by the idea of this stranger's intrusion on mv wife's solitude ; aud I W£nt straight to the vil~ lage to inquire if any stranger had been seen there. I could hear of no one. I questioned the servants closely, Jjiut with out result. Thou I determined io accom pany my wife in her vritlks, o*id to judge for myself of the rauk of the stranger. fs4 a week I devotedfill uiy mornings to rustic roubles with in the park and woods ; and in all that weak we saw no-one but an occasional peasant in sabots, or one of onr uw/j household res turning from a neighboring farm., I was a man of studious habits, and those summer rambles distvuriied the oven current of my life. My .wife perceived this, v-ud entreated uie to trouble myself no further. " I will my mornings in the pleasaunee, Hector," she said, "the stran ger cannot intrude upon me there." " I begin to thiuk the straoger is only a phantam of your own romantic brain," I replied, smiling at the earnest face lifU Ed to mine. " A chatelaine who is al ways reading rouiauoes may well meet haudsotne cavaliers in the woodlands. I daresay 1 have Mile. Senderi to thank for this noble and that he's only the great Cyrus in Modern costume," Ah, that is point which mystifies me, Hector," she jaid. " The stranger's costume is not modern. He looks as an old picture might look if it could descend from its frame." Her words pained- trie, for they remind ed me of that hidden picture iu the li brary, aui that quaint hunting costume of orange and purple which Andre de Brissac wore at the Regent's ball. After this my wife confined her walks to the pteasaunce; and for many weeks I heard no more of the nameless stranger. I dismissed all thought of him from my mind, for a graver and heavier cars bad SPJne jipon me. M.y wife's health began to droop. The change in her was so gradual as to be almost imperceptible to those who hatched her day Ijy day. It was only when she put on a rich gala dregs which she had not worn for months that I saw how wasted the form must be on which the embroidered hung so losse ly, and how wan and dim were the eyes which had once been brilliant as the jew; els she wore in her hair. I sent a messenger to Paris tq summon one of the court physiciaus; but I knew that uiaffy days must needs elapse before he could arrive at Puy Verdun. In tbe interval I watched my wife with unutterable fear. It was not her health onlf that had declined. Tbe change was more painful to behold than any physical alternation. The bright and sunny spirit hat! vanish ed, and in the place of my joyous young br'do I beheld a woman weighed down by rooted melancholy. In vain I sought to fathom the cause of darling's sad ness. She assured me that she had no real ground for sorrow. But although she said nothing, I could see she had no hope or belief in the healing* powers pf medicine - Que day, when I wished to beguile her from that pensive silence in which she was wont to sit an hour at a time, 1 told hfcr, laughing, that she appeared to have forgotten her mysterious cavalier of the wood, ftnif'it seeinod also a3 if he had for gotten her. To my wonderment, her pale face be came of P sudden crimson; and from crimson turned to pale again in a breath. " You have never seen him since you deserted your woodlancj grotto ?" I said. She turned to me with a heart-rending look. " Hector," she pried, "I see him every day ; and it is that which is filling me." " She burst into a passion of tears when she had said tbis. I took her in my arms as if she had been a frightened child,and tiied to comfort her. " My darling, this is madness," I said " You know that'BO stranger .can como to you in the jileasauifcc. The moat is ton feet wide and always full of water, and the gates are kept looked day and night by old Masson. The chatelaine of *a meddiicval fortress need frar qo intruder in her antique garden." My wife shook her head sadly. I see him every day," she said. On this I believed that my wife was mad. I shrank trom qaoeiioniug her more closely concerning mysterious vUi taq*. It woald be ill, I thought, to give a form and BabntJfjfco to the shadow that tormonted her by too close inquiry about its look and manner, its coming and gotiig. 1 Uok care to assure myself that no stranger to the household could by any possibility penetrate to tho plesaauuoo.— Having don« this, I was lain to wait '.he comipg of the physician. lie cawc at last. I revealed to him the coDviction whicji was my misery. I told him that I believed my wife to be mad. He saw her—spent an hour aloijfi with her, and then came to me. To my unspeakable relief'he assured me of her sanity. " It is just possible that she may be af fected by one delusiwn," ho said; "but she is so reasonable upon all oilier poiats that I can scarcely bring myself to be lieve her the subject of a monomania. I am rather inclined to think that she really sees the person of whom she speaks. Shs described him to me with • perfect minuteness. The des9~iption( of scenes or individuals given ty patients inflicted with monomania are always more or less disjointed ; but your wife spok* to me as 'clearly and camly as I am now speaking to you. Are you sure there ix no one who can approach her in that garden where she walks V< I am quite sure/' Is there any kinsman of your Stewart or hanger on of your household—ayoang man with a fair womanish face, very pale, and rendered remarkable by a crimson scur, which looks, like the mark ot a blow ?" " My God !" I cried, QS the light brjuke in upon me all at once. " And the diess —the strange uld fashioned dress ? ' '■ The man wears a hunting eo»tume of purple and orange," answered the doctor. I knew then that Andre de Urissac had kept his word, and that in the hour when my life was brightest his shadow liad come between me and happiness. I showed my wife tlie picture in the library, for I would fain assure myself that was some error in my fituty; about my cousin. She shook like a leaf when she beheld it, and clung to me con vulsively. " This is witchcraft, Ileotor," she said " The dres? in that picture is the dress of the man I see in the pleasaunue ; but the face is not his." 'fhen she described to riie the face of the stranger; and it was my cousin's face line for Jine —Andre de liris§aq, whom she had never seen ip Hesh. Most vivid ly of a)J did she describe the cruel njark upon his face, the trace of a fierce Ijlow from an open hand. After this I carried my wife away from Puy Verdun. We wandered far—thro' the southern provinces, and into the vpry heart ol Switzerland. I thought to dis tance the ghastly phantom, and I fondly hoped that change of scene would bring peace to my lyifq. It was not so. Go where we vould, the ghost of Andre de lirissac followed us. To my eyes that fatal shadow never revealed itself. That would havo been too poor a revonge. Tho unholy pre** ence destroyed her lifo. My constant companion hip could Dot shield her from the" horrible iuiruder. In vaiu did I watah her; in vain did I strive to oom-< fort her. " He will not let me at peace," she said; "he comes between us, Heotor. He is standing betweep us now. I can see his face the red mark upon it plain er than I see yours." A NEW SOUTHERN STATE. We find in the Greensboro (N. 0-) Reg ister a copy of a memorial to Congress ' from the loyal people of Western North Carolina, embraoing the mountain section of the State, askipg cither that a new State piay be organized in that section, under the auspices of Congress, in whioh only loyal citizens shall bo voters qr hold offiee, or tlitit the Stato of North Carolina shall be reorganized toy Congress upon that basis. As their reasons for this movement, they say that they have lo»' all hope of those controlling the civil poweis and internal affairs of North Car olina taking proper steps to restore tho State to its former relations to the Union; that owing to tho persistent disaffection of the instigators and propagators of the rebellion, and the influence they wield, the loyal population is deprived of repre» sentation in Congress, and that they are auxions to accept of the wise and prudent plan of Congress, and of being speedily and permanently restored to the Union, and relieved of the ban of secession, and from their present suspense and deplora ble condition. In legard to the formation of the pro posed new State, the memorialists ask (j*£t it be composed of a sufficient num ber of counties of the west end of the State to afford the requisite population ; that the boundary line be fixed by a con vention chosen by the loyal people; that Congress order the call of a conventim, to be held in tfyc district, for the purpose of forming a State government, based on loyalty to the national government, pre scribing that loyal men only shall vote, and that the discriminations as to test of loyalty be made by Congress with due reference to tho locality and to the con dition of the people of the district dur ing the rebellion and the a Her of their loyalty since. Nothing is said in tLis memorial as to the question of negro suffrage, and wo infer that, while these loyal people are anxious to do all the voting and office holding, to the exclusion of their rebel neighbors, tbey hare DO deposition to share their privileges with thrfir colored pillow citizens, who, during the war, were rather more loyal than they tfere thea- selves. It would therefore, that if this prayer werp to be granted, the col ored citVsens <rf North Carolina would be excluded from political rights, at ore those of Delaware, Maryland. '.Vest Vir ginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. It fg not probable, at the present time, that Congress will agree to snc}> a state of things, OT be willing to add two more Senatorial votes to th£ array of consort ktive impracticables. If the United States Supremo Court were to dee'de the rebellious districts to be still States, tho proposed new State could not be established without the con- NUMBER i! sent of North Carolina, which of cour-c, | eould not be obtained at this lime If ' however, the rebel States perished in t| civil war, as is contend by many ab?o casuists, it would be perfectly competent tor Congress to establish the propose! new State without the consent of what is called the State of North Carolina, an,l if the territorial theory is to be insisted on and carried out, it seem. tout that the formation of new Btates out cf the southern districts, well known to havo »een determinedly loyal during the wnr, would be the best way to weaken the oli garchy and sot a mark that should be v warning in future against Stat* reUllioi:, While we have confidence enonjjh i i the loyalty of the people of those dis~ tricts, we think that negro suffrage is in dispensably naoessary to strengthen th; new State against being overwhelmed by rebels au4 traitors from the wabo&rd dis tricts. Tf this were secured, we feel oertain tjiitf western North Carolina would soon become as valuable an adjunct to tho caqse of liberal and enlightened progress as West Virginia or Missouri. Asa similar movement has b ep inaugurated in west rn Maryland, the genaral que.v *ion as to thfiptlioy cf establishing sucli new States will have to be settled by Con- gress 13 some way. Western Maryland is decidedly bytj, and does not like to bo overbalanced by }he disloyal counties o* the Eastern Shore. East Tennessee has a standing desire for separate State or ganization. In fact, the'whole mountain region of the south was opposed to th? late rebellion, and wants to gut rid of its connection with the plantation oligarchs who domidated tho'old State govern ments. If this could be lawfully accom plished, we should esteem it the most for tunate thing for the republio that has happened in a lot}g period- this re- in n;k we include the mountain district* of Maryland, Vlfginia, N. Carolina, S. Car olina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentuoky. We began the revolution by establishing the State of West yirginin, and wc have seen no good reason tore- pent pf having done so. It has given r. a staunch Republican Stato out of the territory of old Virginia, if East Ten nessee were now a separate Stat*, she would at once establish negro suffrage and be firmly secured against a recur rence of pro>slavery pro>slavery domi nation. Perhaps it might prove so witli North Carolina; but jre should be op> posed to making the expeiiment unles> negro suffrage were conceded at the out set, as we presume it will havd to be be< fore tho district can become a State.—N American. Purity of Character. Over the beauty of the plum and apricot there grows a bloom and beauty more exquisite than the first fruit itself —a soit delicate flush tjiat overspreads the oheek. Now, if you strike your hand over that it is at once gone forever, for it never grows but ooco. The flower that hangs in the morning impearled with dew —arrayed as no queenly woman eve r waj grayed with jewels—onee shake it, so that the beads roll off, and you may sprinkle water over it as you please, yet it can never bo made again what it was when thedow fell silently upon it from heaven. On a frosty morning you may see the panes of glass covered with land scapes, mountains, lakes and trees blen ded in beautiful fantastic pictures. Now lay your hand qp the glass, and by the scratch of the finger or warmth of the palm, ail the delicate tracery will be ob literated. So there !B in youth a beauty and parily of character which when once touched and defiled oin never bo restored—a fringe more delicate than frcst work, which.when torii and broken, will nevor be re-embroidered. A maq who has spotted and soiled hi? garments in youth, though he may seek to them white again, can never wholly doit, even were he tjwaih them with his tear* When a yoang man leaves his father's house with the blessing of his mother's kiss still wet upon his forehead, if ho ence Iqß3s that purity of character it is a loss that he ca .Jnever make whole agiin Such is the consequence of crime. Its effects uaiioot be (Medicated -/it ca«a only be forgiven. J —A bill pouted on tht; walls in a coun try village announced that "a lecture will b$ delivered i" the open air, and a coK lection made at the door to defray ex penses." —Do you !Tk.e codfish bails, Mr. Wig pju rt Mr. Wipgin, hesitating, really don't know Miss; I don't recollect erst having at'e.ided one.'' The publie debt of Illinois fyas been reduced £1,4000 within the past year, aud now amounts to 98,638,253 31. Thq debt of Michigan is 8,979,021 25.