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THE NEW ERA.
What • • :t it .1 Map it »Ui»y l. : f Cow NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH _ S_.\TUK1>\V. A ITfiC.ST SD, IB 15. Otffc FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW 1)1 TIES NO PERT—SE PARATION FROM HANKS ECONOMY RE TRENCHMENT \NI) STRICT ADHERENCE I O THE CONSTITITION. Till*: LA DIFS IT, AST, Which wo havo chronicled from day to day, was closed last night with a perfect hurra of <!e- ! li-ht. “ ljctscy and tlu Babi< were there — Of Bunneville was there — these beautiful guls were there—tin* beaux were there—but the ugly, jeal ous old fellow of the Courier was not there. Its u*‘!l lor him, for he would have been so affected with tlu* attentions shown us by the sweet and lively ladies, that all II* intish’s •• .Sulphur Wa ter'1 would not have eured him. Oh, hut it is pleasant to he surrounded with sneli a halo of beauty as was congregated at the Masonic Hall during the past week. And such a trophy as we here oft from the Feast night before last would have made Mahomet sigh. It was a hoquet of flowers, presented us by a charming young lady, : as much superior to one of his Itourts as wo are i handsomer and wittier than that man who keeps : tn his office gunpowder and sulphur water—wc • don’t say who it is. though. PROFESSOR DE BONNEVILLE. ]Nt)t having seen our friend for some days, we took a walk on I hursday evening round to lh«* Church whero lie was lecturing to a select Hass, where we found a subject undergoing various < v periments, among which was that of reading with closed and blindfolded eyes. We placed the thumb ofeacli hand over the closed eyes of the sob joci. and then, in that situation she would readily read, and describe, minutely, pictures that were placed in her hands. If in any difficulty she placed the object against her forehead when she would readily decypher it. We are gratified to state that incredulity if fast giving way before the wonderful experiments of I)<> Bonneville. SCARCITY OF SHIP CARPENTERS. 1 lie Philadelphia Impiirer of Tuesday says_ “ At thp present time a great demand exists for snip carpenters, in consetpience of the increase of work at all the ship yards on the Delaware. The wages of the useful artizans is $1 per diem, which is au advance of 7~) cents a week on those given in the years 1842 and ’43; hut notwith standing this fact, hut few of ihe yards have a full complement of men adequate to the cheering prosperity which is every where perceptible.” THE WAR WITH MEXICO For our own part we have become sick with this parrot ery, and with seeing the papers con tinually filled with speculations, and counters speculations, with “ movements of troops,” and grandiloquent descriptions of the change of posi tion of every company of United Stales troops, that may he ordered by the Government, as if it were the marching of the •• Grand Army” of Napoleon, against the Russian Autocrat. Gen. Gaines lias made some small requisition on the Governor of Louisiana for a few militia men, and hereupon the whig press, headed by the National Intelligencer, true to its instinct and vocation, sets itself to find fault, and misrepresent the whole matter. \\ e care not to follow them in their de vious windings, and cross tracks, hut shall content ourselves with the simple approval of the meas ures pursued by the Government, in the prompt anil efficient action it has taken to secure peacea ble possession of the Texan territory, and the pre vention of the possibility of a war with Mexico. To show the otter absurdity of the happening of that contingency, we extract a few paragraphs from the last mails. And first from the New Or leans Bee : i iih irni!-;iiM oy mn auinoriucs oi Yucatan to join tin* Mexican Government in a war against the United .States is an important fact, that can not fail to exercise a political influence on current events. 11 shows at least that the feeling of hos tility, which is so clamorous against this country at the capital, does not extend to the remote De partments. The province of Yueaton has ever been distinguished for its liberal notions. It fought against Santa Anna, and resisted the os tahlishment of Centralism successfully. And (or some time past, its position has been one of almost entire independence of the General Government. The event is no doubt within the recollection ol onr readers, that during the revolution which broke out there several years ago, Yucatan formed an alliance with Texas, and co operated with tiic Texiao fleet, under Commodore Moore, in wa ging war upon Mexico. The population, we are told, are superior as a great mass to the rest of the. Mexicans. The proportion of whites, of the European Spanish blood, among them is greater, and education is more extensively diffused. The people of that province have shown a decided ca pability for self government, hut their remoteness has prevented tire exercise of an infloenre that, if exerted, might yet redeem Mexico. Consider ing the character and the position of Yucatan, it is not at all surprising that the public authorities have refused 'heir sanction tu the hostilities against the United States. \Ye should rather expect them to favor than to oppose the progress of An nexatinri. The same leeling, to a great extent no doubt, pervades the liberal and enlightened classes throughout Mexico. They are conscious of the total incompetence of the Mexican rabble to govern themselves; and lamenting the certain ruin which turbulence and anarchy are bringing on their country, would gladly wclnmo the ex tention of American institutions, and rejoice to see the “ area of freedom” advancing its boun dary South of Tehuantepec.” \Ve now copy from the .New Orleans I’ cayune of the 18th. This news is rather startling: FROM MATAMORAS. The steam schooner Augus a, Captain Gillette, arrived here yesterday from the month of the Rio Grande, whence she sailed on the 12th inst-mt. V letter has hern received in town by her, from a responsible source in Matamoras. dated the Gth instant, whieh throws some faint light upon the movements in that quarter. The general in command at Matamoras rr '•«iv< d intimation, thmngh Senor Arrangoiz. *»t* the in tended movement of the troops of the United Slates up .11 tin* “disputed territory." We do not know whether this general be the same Senor (.i irein \\ ho, s min weeks since being ordered to build a fort lo protect the city, •• selected a soft sp.t, where the digging was easy, and set his men to work." We presume it is the same m m, t»s we learn that every point on the Rio Granite assailable by our troops has been declared by him to he nearly, if not perfectly, protected. The information which we gave in this paper of tin* 1st inst. is confirmed by this arrival, Gene ral Arista, with his starving, unpaid, ami d< sort ing troops, •mioiinting to about 3.U00 men. whom wi* lelt at Monterey, was advanning east, and had reached on the 1‘ith inst. within a day’s march ot Maiamoras. General Paredes, whom we men tinned as being at San Unis Potosi, hut about to march on Monterey with four or five thousand men. is now said to he actually on the move lor the latter roly, whence he will continue his rnutp to Maiamoras. or other points higher up on the river, General Ganna, tjo. is op his wav to tin* same frontier line, with o.UUU troops, as is re ported. | in so three bodies compose the army of in.000 men. we presume, of whose advance upon (den. Taylor so many idle rumors have been cir culated. Thai they are not as yet quite prepared to measure arms with the United States troops, and do not intend at present crossing the Rio Grande, we think may he interred from the facts, that rn> general in-chief has yet been named fur the conduct of a campaign, nor have any contracts vet been entered into for provisions and other ne cessary supplies lor so large a force. Information has been received by the Augusta, tint (urn. BustaiuPitte has been ordered by the su preme government into New Mexico,hut in what capacity we are not informed. The Washington (Texas) News of the 7ili instant, inlorms its that intelligence has been re ceived at the "A ar Department that no rcinfurce iiienis have been made to the Mexican troops on the Rio Grande. Those already there arc re ported wholly unprepared for a campaign. As CMtal. they arc neither paid, clothed, nor fed The Mexican citizens of San Antonio are said to he highly gratified at the prospect of the protec tion to he afforded them by the forces of the Uni ted Slates, as well against the irregularities of the Texans, so often necessarily quartered upon them, as also against the Mexicans from .beyond the Rio Grande. » ertly, we have great cause to he alarmed. As we said before, we most cordially approve oi the measures taken by the Government at the present crisis, and we feel highly gratified to see tire spirit with which tlie people have seconded tire Government. From the prompt action of the authorities ol Louisiana, we have no doubt, that if it was required, an army of 10U.000 men could Ire obtained in the \ alley ol the .Mississippi alone, all ready armed and equipped, in less Ilian sixty days, that Would be willing to march to the Rio Ilravo, and further if necessary. With these l.rcts before us, and they are as well known to the Mexican authorities as to us, we say there is no danger of a “ war with Mexico,” IION. R. .1. WALKER. I ho Washington Union of Tuesday, in repel i ling some unjust insinuations against tire official ] character of Mr. Walker, gives utterance to the j following, which must he gratifying to every de mocrat, and true lover of Ins country :— “ We may as well here brush away some of j *Le other charges against Mr. Walker, which j have bet.n urged from other quarters. It has been i intimated that lie received his mileage as a Sena tor at tire special session in March last. This is the reverse of the truth, lie respectfully, but i u ithmit any censure (express or implied) of oth ; ers, declined receiving any portion of the mileage. He is charged with “Native Americanism” in j his principles. Mr. Walker has always opposed this heresy ; and when it was attempted in the Senate to prolong the term of naturalization, lie | encountered the project by introducing a lull to reduce the term of uaturaiizalion to two years, as i originally fixed in the first law upon the subject, ! during the administration of General Washington. ; 1 Ic has also,as Secretary of the Treasury.confer red several appointments on naturalized citizens. It is, lastly, intimated that lie is “a Ingot m re ligion. It is true that Mr. Walker, at an period id Ins life, expressed a preference (which remains J iinchaiigeu) in favor of Hie Methodist church, Iml lie is no bigot. He has appointed men of all j religious denominations to office—Catholic, as well as Protestant.” COMMERCEOFTHE UNI FED STATES. The Washington correspondent of the N. V. Courier makes tlie following statement of the 1 commerce of the United States for the year end ing, SUth June last: — ; The total value of imports for the 1 ^ year, ending 30th June, 1815, is $119,512,006 i The total value of exports for the year, ending 30th June, 1845, is 107,891,622 Excess of imports, 'I he total exports of specie for the year, ending 30th June, 1845, is ; The total imports of specie, tor the year, ending 30th June, 1815, is Excess of exports of specie. §11,020,981 $8,477, r-31 3.952.233 $4,515,418 , ANOTHER FRANK E. RIVES AFFAIR, Rut with more cause. It will be recollected that Rives, in order make money out of and for ! the Petersburg Company, tore up the rails of the Portsmouth Rail R -ad, and disanled the bridgeat Maroarettsville, leaving it standing, that the cars might run upon it, and then plunge passengers ! and ail in the river below. This took place in January of 1811. hut it was perpetrated by an ex-member of Congress, to gratify the base pas siori of avarice, and nothing was said about it. I lie outrage recorded below is perpetrated by an injured and abused set of men, whose properly is destroyed by the engines of an incorp >rated corn - panjr, which refuses all redress, anil they arc , branded as “ lawless rnen,” and the whole inhab itants of Cong Island arc denounced f<r their acts, as “ odious to the whole community.” “ St'*nrr<- such r iflereme th rc rhotilH he. ’Twixl tweedledum and twc<vl|o dee.’* We copy from the Boston Boston ;_ “ On the L<mx Island flail Hand, Inst Friday night, at a place called .Millville, about fox y miles from Brooklyn, a large body of men assem bled and drove off the watchman who resisted their attempts to tear up the track. Having now free senpc »h»y proceeded »o tear op the track jn KT-TS four rti lie rent places, ami then hewed off tlio up rights ut lIn* bridge, which, with a high em bankment, carried the.rail read across a deep ra vim* at that |*«»int of the line. I’lie bridge was tmt entirely cut down, hut left in such a way that a trains id ears might run on and tall down in the gull below, it they escaped an overturn from the embankment »»n either side. So benevolent an intent was frustrated by the company’s agents, w ho eommeneed ri pairing the track at once, ami tfi-e ample muice to prevent any train passing at full speed to this dangerous spot. As the bridge could nut to* repaired in sc son to allow a passage of trains on Saturday, a shilling of mails and bag gage was made from the regular train to another on the opposite side of the ravine. Such pro ceedings as thuso of Friday night can have no other cfleei than to make that p..rt of Long Island ami its inhabitants odious to tin* whole communi ty as the abode of lawless men.” A IK) FT I'D CITIZENS. Although the Natives profess to bo terribly alarmed lest foreigners should do something terri ble to the country, we find them among the fiist to spring forward at her cal!. 'Hip German com panies uf Orleans, promptly offered their services to the country, and the following shows that the Irish citizens arc shoulder to shoulder with them. \ oLl'STEERS.—A meeting of tin* Irish citizens of New Orleans was called last evening, at No. 200 Tchinipitotilas street, for llu* taking the ne cessary measures preparatory to the organization of one or more companies of volunteers for Texas, f lu* call seemed to he enthusiastically responded to. We dropped in about 8 o’clock, and think there were then present between four and six hundred of the hold and ardent sons of the Gem ol the Sea.—,'V. O. JfJJ’crsimian. THE HOMICIDE IN WASHINGTON. In order to a perfect understanding of the (rase we have given, below, tin* affidavit of Bailey, who was with Mr. Kendall before, and at the time In* was >di!>l. by F.lliotl. From reading it, we an* convinced that it is true—there is no irrascibilily of bitterness of feeling in it. With this state ment we shall forego all further notice of the case, until it shall come up for regular trial in Decem ber next. The fidlowinc; is the deposition rtf .Mr. Jnitiali Haile;/, taken Inj Justice Cinddard mnl J\Inr sr.ll, which was referred to in the arguments in this case : District of Columbia, Count;/ of Wash ington, to roil.—On tins 20ih day „t: August, lfe l.'j, wo 1$. Is.. .Worst'll and .1. II. Goddard, jus tier.* of the peace in and lor said county, did go to the dwelling house ol’Josian Bailey, in said coun tv ; and, alter said Bailey being sworn on the Holy Evang.-ly of Almighty God, he, the said Dailey, did depose and say : Kendall and myself met here, in front of our house, about 5 o'clock, p. m., on the 18th mst. Wo walked up to the corner of 14th street, at James’s. Elliott was coining across the street from towards Purdon’s. I proposed to stop until he came up ; and I asked him if he would roll a game of ten pins with us. lie said that he would not. lie said that he had been instilled at Mr. Burch’s. I asked him how it was. lie saitl that the alley had been taken away from him. I asked him who by. He said l>V Mr. Harrimanand Dr. Humphreys. He ex plained how it was. | remarked, that it was not Mr. Burch’s fault — it was his own ; if it had been me, I would have kept the alley. He said that he did not wish to make a blackguard of himself. I told him I thought it was his right. Kendall then remarked that it was cowardice. Kendall then asked ns to go and lake some soda-water._ 'Phe three of ns walked in. Elliott said he did not wish anything. Kendall walked up to the counter, and took a glass with myself. I took my glass and drank it down directly. Kendall drank his very slow, and was telling Henry Mc Pherson what had passed between ns when we were out o| doors. He told McPherson that El liott was such a damned coward as to give up his alley. Elliott stepped up, and said he was a damned liar, and was no gentleman. Kendall j said to him it was oidy a joke ; and Elliott re ! marked that be <;id not like such jokes, or lan ! gunge to that amount. Some little talk went on ! then, with angry words—more so than before, which I do not remember—when Kendall told McPherson that Elliott was a damned coward._ Elliott was walking towards the door. The words dunned coward, damned liar and no gen tleman, were repeated two or three times_the first by Kendall and the two last l>y Elliott. El : mill, nni!' mwaron tvenuail. KflHj.'llI still had j tho glass in his hand. Kendall set his glass dmvn, and they earne towards each other, ^erv dose up. I caught hold of Kendall. McPherson took hold of Elliott. McPherson and myself told them that they should not fight thero_that they must go out of doors if they wanted to fight.— Elliott then walked up to the counter, and laid a saw down on the counter, that he had in his hand, about a foot long. It was about an inch and a half wide near the. handle, and went down ton point nearly. I did not see him pick the saw up lie had no saw when lie went in. As my hack was towards Elliott, and my face towards Ken i daII, we all three walked towards the door.— ] hen Elliott leaned against the counter opposite the door that opens on I Itii street. Kendall and myself stood in the door. Kendall then had some little conversation with him, the particulars ol which I cannot remember, and remarked that the first time that he met him in the street he would thrash him, or words to that amount. Each ol them said some few words after that, and Elliott told him that if lie (Kendall) would send to him. he would fight him in a gentlemanly manner._ Kendall told him that lie would take a cowhide and cut the skin off of him. Elliott told Ken dall the reason that he would lake that course, he could not get a gentleman to art with him.— I then stepped up to him and told him that I would act with Kendall in anything. When I asked him to recall that—that j considered rnvsell a gentleman—he said that he would not, hot re j tused to do it, I was with Kendall at the time, and took it as a personal reflection. Some angry words passed between us, which I do not retneni her. I s' rue!; him with my left hand, I did not strike him very hard. I had a largo ring on rny little linger at the time, and I must have hit him with it and blacked his eye. I shook my fist fit Iih face before | struck him. He said romething aS nit niv striking torn when he was not propar ed. lie walked up ton looking glass in a ease. ’ looking at his eye, and said he would settle with me het ire night, Some little conversation went j on between the three of us. Kendall and I then walked up to the ten-pm allpy. | mentioned what had happened to Mr. Burch’s son. Kcn i dnll and I then walked into the alley where they ! were rolling. After I had been there a little * while, | <*3rne out again jnto the front room, Mr mliiuwuuw jiu |iMiiwnPii.i.raH,! )U>.rig> — nn-wr-tJUggr: I Burch’s son met me there, and said Rlliott had into a hank and went down as far as Frank I avlor telling Ijienti-nant Munn that he would lie hack directly. Hnreh then said. “ ho has none to gel a revolver.” [Tl;e defendant’s coun sel excepted to this part of the evidence.] I then went into the alley, and told Kendall what I had heard. Kendall, llirriman, Purdon, and myself, then rolled three games together. Du ring the rolling, | rolled had. Kendall com menced running me nhont being afraid of Elliott’s I revolver. I told him that I was sorry for what ' ! had done—that I was too quick. We went out of the alley. Fdliotl was standing at the eornor of James’s, lie had his right hand in his poeket, and in Ids left hand In* had an iron stick o| some kind, which I took to he a cane rille. lie was standing about two or three feet from the door on 14th street. Just before I got to him. Dr. Miller stepped up to him. and was talking to him. Kendall was walking down with meat the time. Kendall was next to Rlliott, and I was next to tin* curbstone. As I got up to him. I stepped out from behind Kendall,and towards El liott, and told him I was ready to settle that mat ter. I was io a perfectly good humor, and think I addressed him by the name id" Rufe. FJliolt looked very angry. lie made an answer, hill I did not understand it at the time; hut since, I have understood that it was, “ You have got vour partner w ith you.” Kendall did not stop. He walked on. As I passed by. I heard Dr. Mil ler make some r. mark, and I turned round. Elli ott hud the skirt of his coat raised ; and as I turn ed. he dropped his skirt, still bidding his hand in his poeket. I made the remark In Kendall, when I got up to him, that it was not worth while to no tice Elliott. We went on across the street, lie followed us into the street a little way—about a quarter-way across the avenue. I think Win. McPherson then came out and stopped him. W i 11 ia in and ( barbs McPherson then came across 'lie street to where we were. Wo started to go down to the Iloilo boat house. Kendall said it : was their drill evening, and asked me to go w ith ! i them. 'I'llis remark was made in the ten-pin al I ley, before we started out ; and we left the ten ; pin alley to go to the boat-house. ’1'he two Me 1 horsuns joint'd us on the other corner, and Wil- 1 liatn sail! lliat Elliott wanted him to takp a part I in it. I took that to moan that Klliott wanted him to net as a messenger between 03. I told iiim to tell Klliott that i! ho Would come over on 1 the commons, I would take a brickbat and lie ; wight have his revolver. 'This was after Mo 1 Pherson remarked that Elliott was armed. After some little conversation, Kendall said he would go over and take his arms away from him. This was after McPherson said lie was armed. Ken dall then started—McPherson stopped him. Ken dall started again ; McPherson caught him a sec ond time. Kendall struck at him, and went across ihe street. I did not hear him say that he would ; go across the street and thrash him. I had my , hack towards ihe street, facing the Franklin en gine-house, talking to ihe McPhersons. I heard ihe report ot a pistol, as I thought, lint since have , iieard it was only a cap. I ran over towards where ihey were at. Just before I got there, Elliott shot | again. 1 was about twenty feet from Elliott. I saw I Kendall tall. lie tell on his knees first then on his ; ace. Elliott left Kendall, and then turned towards me, and we both advanced towards each other._ Elliott fired at me; I cannot tell exactly the dis tance at the time between us. 1 was very much excited. He was on the flag footway, and came towards me. I was in the street. I then stoop ed down to pick up a stone after tin* first fire at me. I got a vpry small one. I suppose it was about the size of a common hickory nut. As 1 raised, lie fired again, and I threw the stone at him. 'Plie stone struck a hack on 14th street near F oiler's. I stooped down again to net a s'one. He fired a third time at me, and I felt something sting me—a kind of numbness in my arm. I raised again. He was standing on the curbstone, on the same side of Fuller’s. He ^napped the pistol at me again. The cap did not burst. I was very close to him at the time. He then ran into Fuller’s. I thretv the stone at him i that I had in my hand. It struck inside the door. \\ lien I first ran at Elliott, I ran with the inten tion of catching him. I had r.o stone or weapon of any kind. After the first fire at me, I picked up a stone with the intention of hitting him; and ns he fired each time, lie would retreat from me to wards I* oiler’s. He had got with his face towards i me, and his back towards Fuller’s. Kendall said nothing at any time alter the affair at James’s of thfi time he was shot. I was with him all the ! time, and if he had got any, I think, I should have known it. The cane fell about the time ■hat Kendall fell. Kendall, Elliott, and myself had all been very intimate up to that time. I had no idea the 'title difficulty in James’s store would lead to an interruption of our former friend ship, or end in anything serious, until. I heard l‘.limit had armed himself. Then I thought some tiling serious would grow out of it, as I had never i known him to have a revolver before ; hut he had generally carried a Bowie-knife. F have frequent ly seen f irn with it since his return from Arkansas, ; and conversed with him about carrying it. We l were at school together, and our friendship was i of long standing. Does not recollect ofever hav ing used anv threats against Elliott, until the i night alter I was wounded. Then I was in a i great deal of pain ; and some person by my bed side said that Elliott would get off—that he had ; very influential friends, and that they had em ployed General Jones, and that he would bn like ly to get off. I then said that, if the law would let him tiff. 1 did not think that I would let him "IT. F may have, when I was in a great deal of pain, used stronger language towards Elliott ; hut F do not recollect it, if I did, it was immediate ly after the occurrence. IS THIS SAGACITY ? 'Fite following instance of sagacity in a dog, which displayed itself on the occasion of a fire in Albany a few days ago, is related by the Argus of that rity : A spirited sagacious dog, that has attached her ; self to Engine No. 9. was s»en. while the Com pany was giving down nobly, as nobly endeavor ing to prevent the waste of water from the hose, sometimes hv placing her mouth and then her j paws tip.in the leak ? These sagacious efforts I were witnessed by hundreds. NEW OFU EANS IN THE HOG DAYS. The Picayune of the 17th, thus daguerreotypes New Orleans: — “Well, here we are in the ides of August, with a superfluity of sun and not the firs-t symp j tom of an epidemic. Building are rising aril the river is falling ; the thermometer is about 93 de gtees ; the Mexican fevrr still higher ; mosquitoes are busy as bees, and at the present time much rn<>re numerous than sudors ; business is as doll as the woman’s knife that would not ent hotter unless |t war. heated, and cheese (the only thing retaining a duo degree of animation) is as lively as a parly of Highland dancers. Business. ;,h business, is at a perfect stand mill ; whilst thVl'a dies, having divested themselves of their siavs and relinquished light lacing, arc ‘ g(»in<r it’ in gowns, ‘with a perfect loosen csss.’ ’* CAUDLE LECTURES. Sally Ann Lockjaw writes to the editor of tho Htooklyn Star, in relation to ihc Candle Lectures • I most sav I don’t see the joke in them though my husband does—the brute!’ THE DUEL. “ The day is come, \ illolon. the long expected day of my revenge, and if J fail not, in threp hours Irom this, Paul St. Rvremont shall lie as lifeless and rold as the dark, damp soil, we soon shall trend.” “ Have yon no fear. Lnigi ?” exclaimed Ville ton, “ as to the termination of this affair ? You may fall, and if you do, what is left for me but misery and madness ! ” bear not lor me. There', take my hand.”and as Lnigi spoke, he extended it to Villeton; “how is it ? is it cold or hot? does it tremble, or is it firm?” “ It is cold and firm ?’’ “ I' if01 with strength of purpose,” exclaimed Lugi. I shall kill him. Is every thing pre pared for nor departure?’’ “ Every thing.” “And the ground lies on our road to Marseilles. There is no doubt of escape; before they can pos sibly reach Paris with the body, we shall be be yond pursuit.” “ It is a fearful game you are playing. Luigi,” said ^ i I Intun ; “ for t lie stake is life. Would that it could be avoided.’’ “ It cannot he,” replied Lnigi. “ passionately. He dies * Is the carriage ready ?’’ “ It is.” “ Then let us lie gone : it grows towards day light. Is Fanchette hehnv ?” “ Slip is : in waiting.” “ Then let us leave at once; the ground is dis tant. and 1 would lie first on the spot. Have you examined the pistols?” I have; they are perfect.” “ I'*** ns go.” Luigi led ihe way ; Villeton fol lowed him. In a few minutes the three dashed ahmer the streets of Paris as fast as four horses eould carry them. l.et ns pass to the chamber of St. F.vremont. There were three persons there, Pan! St. Kvre mont, his father, and the Marquis do Villecourt, whom Paul had chosen as his second. “ I know not why it is,” said Paul, breaking silence, “but a sense of gloom pervades mv sniriT I fear this duel.” “ It cannot he avoided, my son,” returned his father. “ the insult was too public. You must fight.” “ l be count is correct. Monsieur, yon must fight : there is no help for it. As you directed, pistols are the weapons.” “There I have him.” exclaimed Paul, “he eannot shoot: he is seareely able to hold one. Courage! I shall kill him.” “If you do not, he will kill you.” snid tho Marquis, “ for \ illeton says he never saw a man more vindictive.” “ Well,” returned Paul, “ 1 am satisfied ; but I tear I never shall see Paris again.” “ This is folly.” said the? Count. “ Be cool and y.ni have the game in your hands.” “ W|lf>" I n^h the ground I shall he cool c nough. Is it not time to start ?” “ It is,” returned the Marquis, “ and beyond it. Count ? ’ lie eontinued, turning to that per son, “you still adhere to your determination of not accompanying ns?” “ 1 ,l"*” ^id old St. Evremont. “ Where is the surgeon ?” “ We are to stop for him,” replied the Mar •jnis. tl I4ot us bo off." In fifteen minutes they, too, were on their road to the place of meeting. lint a short square from the road, in a little hollow surrounded by woods, about sunrise, stood Luigi and Villeton. I hey are long,” murmured Luigi. “ Per I haps they will not comp.” i “ 1 hf*nr ,l,n roll of wheels,” said Villeton, “ perhaps it is them.” ! ,l is5 the carriage has stopped,” returned tho • other. tinnrniniiy turned on his heel to tho wood pnt!1 I.y whirh Paul must approach the spot. As tho ryes of the two rivals met. glances were ex chanced, which produced on the part of ihe giv ers entirely different effects. That of Paul caused Luigi to draw himself up to hiR full iiptght, while liiiigi'.s, it was observed, made tho other tremhle in every limh. The long smould ering fire of Italian hatred had leapt forth in that h" k. Paul had never met hut one such before, and it was strange, that that of Luigi, at that in stant. so strangely reminded him of the last he had ever encountered from Agatha Carracalia. A.ter the usual courtesies were exchanged, while 'he principals stood apart, the seennds approach ed each other, and finding that no compromise could he effected, immediately proceeded to mea sure the ground, as they did so, a black bird flew to the top of a contiguous oak, and commenced Hooding the air with song. It. now become ne cessary to make a clmiop of weapons, as the sec ond of each party had brought his own. A five frank piece was thrown to decide it. Villetnn won. he next step was to load them ; this was 6oon done, rite surgeon in tho mean time, had pre pared his instruments, and was standing with his coat off looking coolly on. The seconds approach ed the principals. “ Are yon ready. Luigi?” ask Villeton with a voice trembling with emotion. I am. ’ was the stern answer. “ Regard me ; he cool: thr re is no danger.” Villeton was astonished ; he almost forgot that Luigi was a woman. ‘‘Every thing is arranged,” said the Marquis to Paul. J he distance is fifteen paces. Are vou ready ?” 3 “ A moment, and f am.” said Paul. •• if [ fa||( hear my word to Pauline. 'Pell her [ died with Imr uppermost in my heart.” It was stran^o ho did not think of Hertninio. “ I will. I will,” said Villeeonrt. almost in clined to think that Paul would fall; •• ho caltn, he cool.” •• Let it he over soon, then, returned Paul, bncmcf ninipHf. “ fJei.ilrn.cn are yon ready.” soul Villeton. •‘ Up are. replied the Marrpiis. “ Then jet your friend lake his position Count de Berrosrat will lake his.” Villeton’s voice was quite husky. I heir men were placed and the weapons were g.ven into their hands. The seconds walked apart. ” Gentlemen” said V.llcfon, •' the words shall he one-two—three—fire. You fire at the last word. Are you rpady ?” Paul *nd t.ojgj nodded assent