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V '.i ... .....I, h.vibndei iiiarrine with a poJrt.relgn r h an, pi It roilTgi. outskirts of a iifV xfTiJi picture was tn deeply jmm ii - rlirht tlio trees grew ni.reiaw mm i . ' . - i 11 i v 'MB t 1 RVttan Chairs, Basket Chairs i oilier gods suitable for Buiumor use. HE MM al . . .11 m have a larffo StOCK 01 ail will sell at low viceAnd as ecmo goods are reaily wdvancoil and all must fill, it will pay you to uuy uo. RETTING BROS. PRATTLEI30R0 VT. H. E. BOND Furnishing Ondertaker andjtnblmer. BLOCK, Bvattleboro, Vt THE BRATTLEBORO Tea Exchange ' WILL OPEN 'Saturday, July 11, Xn tie Oli BrailletiaFo House .IFCTH A FULL L&E OF NEW SESON'Sienc, Also a Full Line of Coffees, Osfo4s of all kithds. Baklit? rowaer, vream i artar ana Soda. It rcii outskirts of a iir picture wag in dee rlrht the trees event nviS them tbe warm yclloij glow of a fell in broken shafts lof light upou a g) men who had evldenti; been engaged in a dm One of the combatants stood in easy attitude, with his bock to the smsetj he was dressed in the height of fashion, and his fair, handsome face wore an expression of contemptuous and satisfied superiority. Both ho. and his second, whose bearing indicated" anxiety and entropy i were drawn with a life-like fidelity "ua power, worthy in thcmsalves thar4'ration we had given to the picture, but centre 01 lniercBl lay neither in them n-"10 tha "-rgeons and the other second, but in the wounded man oyer whom they were bending. Something in the attitude of the young, slight figure stretcneu nnnn the crass, and in the pallid face, to which even tbo golden'! unset failed to loud any touch of color, indicated that b was mortally wound ed. The face was that or a mere toum, uam, and oval in shape, and touched with the awful hnantv nf death. It was a pathetic and inter- csting face, but in ordinary clrcumstancss not a handsome one. One beauty, nowew, uu . . . n . Jai nnri nrnirpr nf eyes in wmcn lay an iuo "" r- - the picture, large, dark, and long-lashed, with a far-away look as though they saw some mar velous and tender v.sion. So haunting was their gaze, so inexpressibly sad, that it was with difficulty I turned away from it. . "You must have been an eyewitness of that scene, li , i reraaritea to mib must. There's an almoit uncanny realism about it, and I could swear that tha wounded man's sec ond was a familiar figure." It U meant for mvself in younger days," he replied, with a half smile and a lingering look at his work. "The scene has lived in my mem ory for the last twenty years and I had hoped to transfer it forever to the canvas and be rid of it. But I don't think I have succeeded. A history such as that," he added sadly, "aoesn i leave the mind so easily." At the word "His tory" my wife looked quickly round witn an her sex's curiosity in her eyes, but a feeling of innate delicacy stayed the request on her JIps that the story should be Old ner. i wu u"i friend admired this reticence, and perhaps nan also a sort of sad pleasure in recalling the past, and unburdening his mind of it. "lucre are some seats in a quiet corner there," he said, and there are few people about to-day . n Madame cares to hear my story i snail line much to tell it her, and I do not think we shall be interrupted." Madame gave a grateful as sent to this proposal, and we followed our friend to the seats he had pointed out. He was nrrht In his c.iniecture that we sliouia nave both the corner and the story to ourselves. give the story as nearly as possible iu his own words : THE 8T0RT. :1 We have a upccinl arrangement with one of the largest Importing houses In tne country and get ueucr auu irrsnor pool nt less prices man any oiner ueaicr iu ims scciiod. One pound of Granulated Sugar given with every w cents worm or rea, iOttee ana epiccs. BUTTER, KGGS AND PRODUCE taken in exchange for goods. Bratrteboro Tea Exchange 48yl mil A sure cure has been discovered tor catarrh. A regular physicians proscription and not a quaes remedy. With proper care a cure warrauted. Uont fail to try it at once. For ale by O M Col turn & Co. 2otf w Use Dr Knapp's Medicated Tooth Powder. Dr. Knapp, DENTIST, HOOKER BLOCK, Brattleboro, Vt. Sullivan fe Card TK BOSTON rilEsCO I'AI VI'EKS who have already completed several jobs in tnat line, to this town, will continue to do all kinds of IXTLRIOR PALXTiyG AS'D DECORATING, at reasonable rates. Trivate residences diuretics a specialty. Address, Sullivan & Card, Brattleboro, Vt, and iCATAR rCRF 4i. nMVk mnvinw ELY'S CREAM BALM tauses 110 pain Gives Kelicf at once. Thorough Treatment wil Cure. Not a liq uid or SmilT. HAY-EEVEK -Apply into uos els. Give It a trial. 60c at druggists. 64o by mail gisierea. i-ampie ny matt iuc. bend for circulars. Ul-tliWl'ttS Hi, lira u ists, Owto,S X, ' "ItcWng Pllra." Symptom: Molilarr, Like pcriiiration,int'jnsettclilog, wor by scratch tog, most at Dlglit, stvms If pin-worius were ersol iug. "Swage's Omlmcul" w a ptetuiuU. mrtrurc Irlwhf KEBSHfflU PIASTER Tbls rorons T'af ter arts dirrcllv noon the nen and mnscii of the bark, the seat of all pain.. For medical virtues it has do rrjnai. Jncafrsef Kidney 1'rnnhie. RhramaTism N'ruralgia.T'leunsT, Bark Acho and the many paint that flesh i heir to.'whrth- er Iocs I or d" seatml wherethis particular plas ter ha been applied the care has been ren-.arkable. IK, aot he paf oS by the many cheap laters that lood the mir1, but s"k 'or Kraa a Kidney and anter ad take so IMc tie. SMITH. s-ta., Cpftsa. t 1 !Urk Til l other. 1 .y 6MITH. 1. Oca., lm a young man when the event occui"1 wTt 1 have trled t0 immortalzj in mv tuSJjnd, if Madame Ul4ardon old diT,' " "" -uoninw youio ana a toon 'I tuccessiui Burgeon. i oecame an arritBi later on in my life, and at .the time I seaKVa had a good and increasing practice in one of tli' southern Trench catering places. The town was much frequented by foreigners, chiefly by English and Americans, and tbe latter greatly scandalized and upse't all our ideas of propriety by the independence of their women, especially of the unmarried ladies. Among these last was a certain miss uiauue Maryon, commonly Known to tne namtues or our town as "Jttadem oiselle Claude." How she came by her rather masculine Christian name I never knew, nor why she was always called by it in preference to her surname ; but the name chanced to be an appropriate one, for Mademoiselle Claudi was an artist of same merit and fame. Indeed, it was she who first led me to think seriously of art as a profession. Sbe was rich, independ ent ana original, ana liaa come to S both for tbe beauty of tbe scenery and the health of her companion, Mits Anne Uarland, a girl of about tnree-ana-iwenty, tan, pa.e, shy ana studiously inclined. She was the orphan and almost pen niless daughter of a poor American minister and a protege of Mile Claude, who often spoke of uer as -my emiu ana tools a sort of motoeriy interest in her wellbeing. Sue expected her to oe in some son a literary success it tue girl s health which was in a nervous and delicate state, did not break down. Miss Anne bad. I tmnK, a mma beyond ner vears. and sue nad worked beyond her strength to cultirate it, but sne was wanting in tne elements of determina tion and success that so much distineuislfed her patroness, and I always had great doubts ns to tbe result of these sanguine expectations. But if Miss Harland were wanting in the ele ment of success, sue bad at least her element of interest. She was not at all pretty, and her ex cessive shyness and proneness to take life pro roundly au grand serieux lent a certain touch of awkwardness and embarrassment to her movements that to me had a kind of pathetic attraction. But she was so appealing, so thor oughly feminine, so curiously compounded of unusual intelligence and childlike naivete, that one forgot her want of beauty and was only interested in trying to pierce through her timid ity and reserve. She had an extraordinary capacity for love. and her devotion to Mile Claude was beyond an oounas or ordinary friendship or even grati tude; it amounted to a religion, and a religion luxnsinea uy an imaginative and strongly pas sionate nature. In many ways the idol was worthy of the worship. Mile Claude was An ne's senior by nearly ten years, and greatly her superior in intellect and force ot character: powerful woman with the fine ma?sive beauty or tne old Horn an type, splendidly sincere, aes potic and gracious, thoroughly wordly wise ana one or tue ruost sympathetic, warm beartea women I bays ever met. It was impossible not to love ana admire ber when you knew ner, and her friends did both. Among these, how ever, were not very many of her own sex. and those few were artists or Americans ; her circle of acquaintance had too marked a stamp of more or less refined Bohcmianism to suit the rigid respectability and conventionality of tha English and Frenoh ladies. Almost every ono in S of any pretensions to literary or artistic d sanction found easy entry into Mile uiaude s delightful society. I had entered it first as a doctor to Miss Harland, but the love of art soon drew us together and we became fast friends, the two ladies treating me with a sort of sisterly confidence and kindness which was new to me, and which I enjoyed as much as I respected a. II One day I made discovery. Miss Anne had her strong loves and bates. She by no mentis sbarea her friend's impartial air of bon- uomie toward ttieir visitors, inere was a ner tain M ie Comte de Lttourelle whom she par ticularly disliked, partly I think because of his marked attentions to Mile Clande, and parti from the innate shrinking of a pure and sens tiro nature from tha presence of evil. M de fjitourelle was qnite a young man but he had neither heart nor principle; his chief attractions were elaborately charming manners and aris tocratic bearing, a fair, handsome face and marvelous aptitude for tbe violin. I never heard more exquisite playing, except perhaps by one or two celebrated professionals; to lis ten to bitn yon would have ftaid he bad tbe soul of a God in his finger ends. It was the only indication of divinity that I ever saw in bun ! I suppose it was his beauty and musical renins that so much attracted Mile Claude she was very susceptible to both but be seem ed to have the right of entrance to her society at all bonis of tbe day, and availed bimseir of tbe encouragement ber kindnesa rave bim in a war that annoyed me inexpressibly. I knew tbe young man bad no faith in women and no reverence for them. AFrehchwoman would hive seen as much at a glance ; but Mile Claud bad she be- n "IIUI II VOU liroe oacn suvni wio miss vou. il 10 . " V.b nut near her dlscussiSj Aised as to Beranger's rank in our liieraturejvusa Anne forgot to be either shy or awkwardW was soon at her bost. We were still deepV argument when the door opened and MileVude came in. She started a little n imln. rl ,1,. nnW rflBB QUlcklV in Uer face, she look hands with a little touch of enibarrassmet and talked spasmodically and with an ovidm afrnrt. and I felt my presenco was for once 9 welcome to her. I left as soon a T could. fhkn? inra that something had greatly dlsturtkl my friend, and wondering whether she hat already heard what I had nnmn to tan hnr I u.vi div i was enlightened. I met the two iai;s at the house of a mutual uomialntjtneo. inrl' n-iu Immndlatelv seized by uied AnnA and Hcm.., tntn n. nnip.t corner in the doorway betwutu two larger and smaller drawine rooms. 'fan sirl'a expressive face was wfiito with trouble, and her eyes had the look of a hunted animal. "Have you heard ?" she inquired In a sort of fierce undertone. "Have you heard what -dreadful, wicked things paopivare( saying of Claude Claude! wuo is as mum nuuvo mem as " Here she broke down, and the sentenco ended with a sob. I began a half evasive reply, but she stopped "Yon have heard ! 1 can see it in your face. How dare they 1 How dare tney ! no you know M de Latourelle himself began the report. He said some horrid thing at the club na nortv. or somewuere, antv people tooK ll up. 1 hate him and his music; I hate bim bo that 1 should lilce to kill1 bim," sbe cried through her littlo clinched, teeth. I waj alniVist afraid of her she looked so pretyy and yet so unlike herself; ber slight Ugtire was trembling with suppressed passion. We were half hid. den by a curtain, in front of which, were two chairs As I racked my .wains for some way of calming Miss Anue'tliS sound of English voices drew near, and their owners, a young and ia elderly ladv, seated themselves within earshot. They were in the middle of an ani mated conversation, which had evidently ex- .. i . . .ijv. tnr1tnotlnn .it toii mv rlfiftr.' she said in a loiiBl which positively bristled with outraged pro priety, "it is perfectly true, and I do wonder Mr Henderson asked her here this evening to meet us. Happily, I don't see M do Lawnrelle here, or I should make some excuse and leave the house, though I would rather meet him than her. Really, society is so lax nowadays that one is afraid to go anywhere for fear of meeting some uuuunu, . I felt Miss Harland clutch my arm. mnv t'-shft whtanered fiercely. "Well, but, dear Lady Maxton," rejoined the other lady more gently, "yotf see, 1 dare say, u. uan.wt.nn Hnesn't be ievs these stories against Miss Maryon; he is great friend of hers. If I were he I should tali M oe i,aiour elle out and challenge him, and there would be on and nf the scandal. "Mv dear Alice, how absurd ! As if an Eng' lishman like Mr Henderson would do such an immoral thing as right a due"! And what good would it do even if he did f A one at an : iiOf mnrca T Irnnor It. WdUfd D6 n0 gOQfl In u,!? ...,. . uA Vnfi surely renm i.o.. ..,. vi itaPuri Ion and tne ire mendous canard there was about ber nirtauon with the little Italian Marquis ? Her brother foiled him nut. and wounded him, ana every one's conscience was satisfied that she was an ininred woman! I should certainly call the comte out if I were a friend of Miss Maryon's ; she has no relation to do it." At ti.ij moment a cent eman lomea tue lauies and the conversation tooh the usual turn ot nnlita remarks about the weather, etc, and loft C. . nu...l. a ,r.i1t.a a Inn. fYi tha mn juaaeiuoiauiie ujnuuc nuttu, awuw tu. uv ITtdTlt. I turned and looked at Miss Anne and saw a smile ot angry contempt upon her lips. She walked away from the curtain Into the iraaller room, which was quite empty, ana taceu mo wuu a look of determination ana nope. That it rl was rigut some one must can toe comte out. I will asK Mr Henderson myseu to night." she cried. As if to tavor ner intention our host followed us into tue mue room, a luiui in loii.r-nve or tnereaooui', wua com agreeable manners and a good deal of conversa tional power, a clever journalist and a writer of anme vain fthle DaDers on political economy. Toward Miss Harland his manner was always gently paternal, and he was one of the few peo ple she talked to with contf-lence and ease. "Mr Henderson," she said, going up to him and laying her hand on his arm with an appeal ing gesture tUat brought a solter look into his impassive face, "Mr Henderson, -will you do me a great service ? Please, .please don't refuse me r My dear yonng lady, anything I can do for you I will do with great pleasure. Do you want me to publish something for you ?" he said, turning with a smile to mo. 'Uu I no , 6he cnea, impatiently, "notntng so small as that ! I want you to save Claude from these scandal mongers, these people who are saying such horrid things about her, such wicked lies ! You know what I mean and who it is. I want you so much to call out M de Litourelle and make him ashamed of himself. ou will, won't you ?" "My dear child," cried the astonished jour nalist, "you don't know what you are asking. We don t fight about such things nowadays ; scandal is lived down, not fought down." "That may be all very well in England, but you. know it isn't true here," appealed Miss Anne, unconsciously quoting her mentor. "They fight for the smallest slight .to honor, and I know it would put a stop to everytuing; i over heard some ene say so. Do think of Claude Think what it will mean to her; what it does mean to ber! Why, shots quite III ever since sbe heard it yesterday at Mrs Brewer's. She tald her of it 'out of kindness,' you know,1 said the girl bitterly. "You noticed how ill she seemed '" turning swiftly to me. "Sbe had just heard the report when she camo In and saw you. Ufi! wnat snail l oo what can I do f She wrung ber hands together, and her voice had a wail of anguish In It that moved me inex pressibly. Mr Henderson was touched. Ho took her hands in his and said, very warmly for him : -uL-ar cuss lianana, uon t worry yourself. 1 will do all I can to put a stop to these reports though I can't fight for you.' Miss Anne drew her hands from his with a quicK movement ot despair ana rushed out of ius room, rar iienuerson turned to me. "I am very sorry for the roor child " h hM grarely, "but the worst of it is that, though there is not a word of truth in the scandal, there has been a good deal of imprudence, and it won't lie easy to stop peoples' mouths. De Latourelle goes auout hinting at bis conquest with bis usual graceful cynicism, confound him! And I can get notning out of htm but elevated eye brows and ambiguous reolie. e moved into the next room again as he spoke, and I looked eagerly for Mile Claude, but sbe was nowhere to be seen. She must have left just as we came in, for I saw no more oi iitr or iis9 Anne that evening. III. As I walked borne from Mr Henderson's I turned tbe whole affair of Ie Latonrclle and Mile Claude over in my mind; I had an idea, ana aetermtnea it poettoie to carry it out. Wbr should not I be tbe champion of my friend' nonor ana rnauenge tbe comte f Tbe mora I thought or it the more fired was my imagina tion with the plan. Miss Annie was right: Mile nauae was realty in with me pain of her pres ent position : her voice had a hard rtntr In it and ber manner was feverish and uncertain. I bad noticeH this even in the few moments be fore I had been carried off by Miss Anne. A great sensitiveness to praise or blame was a marked feature in Mile Claude's rhararter ami a proof of her verr wnminlr siinn- H an inconsistent with ber defiance of little social con ventionalities. I knew now that sbe was suffer ing, and I liked her tna well ta he indiflenmt In the matter. There was only one drawtwek to iHireiy repudiated beranl even r i death refused to reere ber living in raris. with rq; ruth and lu the evnntnf mvleath without a penny or protector in il-iji very itttio tnat nigm, 'n I bad decidod to defend Ml I d in the aftornoon and founAI t home. They greeted me will idliness, but there was some- )s wanting. . Alter a few de- :nth.woather, M'le Claude lOjahmg I nee; ea it Henderson's last night. 1 bitrd ly spoke to me i Anne ,2edyou, auu uu wj Buutu ough the look was more havo told yon the nature , Mademoiselle ?' She bow- end 1 ominueu ; uwnui cet that so infamous- a lie But by a man who had been friendship. There seems but in nut a aton to the scandal." Mile rfinntr Ji .m nulcklv at me "and once for Xrefute it. and that is for some friend to call the Comte out. May 1 venture to ciaira tuni title for myself and have the honor of defend- lng yonr name, wuicu j . I spoke warmly, and was repaid by Miss An ne's flush of joy. "H.0W I10)le ana goouyuuaru; m uku, star:ing up imualsivoly, with outstretched hand. Mile Claude laid a hand oo ner arm ana stop ped her. She was very much moved. "Monsieur B, I don't know how to thank you for your generous desire to serve my inter- HS OUl llllo 1UU nufc uq. iiTOiBuitjtjuniu respect my earnest wishes in this matter. I wiil nave no one 8 me aacrinueu to uiv uuut rpuia- tion ; If it cannot take cate of itself it is hardly worth fighting r. There was an lnoescrina ble pride and dAjty In her manner. "You are forgetting youj wotner, 'too nor Deauurut voice softenHff;T'your first duty is to hor, and you would risk leaving her without a natural protector and desrlve her of her only joy In life." ' m I knew MlleJJlaude was right, nevertheless I had all a young man s and a frenchman's hor ror of cowardice. .,.., - "It looks as if I were afraid," I objected. "My dear friend," rejoined she eagerly, tb8 cowardice lies all the other way. The" desire to help me took.! we less a teni'T1"" v" , rasrw"" ""'".J"" ffnl yield. J peritJti! nietntvs np ji.. J uiesent trom thi ven Of the subieet. Tin l interesting to tata abou x. Baw u Wat uopcv, with hot and, I almost ' my plan ithmit her kno science tnld n she was hopes of si.erlc Dj La' ana yet a son u renci, fair of honor before this, andlouw o fr down my agitation to my stroiipefs,0"1 "" est in MHO Olaudo and Miss lnana. . As I drove toward be Iir weod I first Ized how ugly the consenueces of this auei might prove to my two friuils. I know noth ing of Mr Harland, and I did not know that the Comte was a practised duellist, with a cool head and steady hand and nerve. I had acteu raBhly in the matter, and leltf hat. every UiinB now turned upon Mr Harland'i capabilities tor the encounter. I dismissed wy carriage aj tie distance and walked quicaiy to i"o,rrliiclpal 1 was punctual to a minute, but JjfrUm and a -.n l'g was before me. Leanlno ... .trO" whom I bad , " she said lm U who looked the a evld.ntly about to ' I am utterly sick find somtthing more to attempt to reason ed I had worked out ledge ; but my con it and I resigned my urelle, with a sigh, Vvtllo Claude turned . IVIIVf . , the conversatlin upon lighuV topics ana j?spent a pleasantcr ainrnoon. than Would nave mougui. possible under8 circnmsttfices. IV. t For more tbn a wocklcame nnd.wentto M lie cjac,'8'no,l8e a8 thoAgh nothing had bap Detied, but 1 W?ld see thaXshe was still unline ier old cheer'"' self. I M de LoureIle still ef ayed on In tM place, though his intimacy witjat the two ladies , of course at an end. I tad hoped tbe affair would i,o a mere nine days' I wonder and then bs for gotten; OUl, A gtiBf, iu mo arandftLdie out Bc'tftl people ceased to visit 'MileCuwdWr'aha hS position became daily a more douoltui auu uupietw&ui unc. dm was a great deal too proud to leave 8 . She had as good a right to bo there as any ene, she maintained; the place suited ber and Miss Har land, and npojg shojild say that M do Latou rello hadjriveu Iter away. She could give no reason t$r his sndden change from friend to ene my, bntl bad a shrewd suspicion that sbe had repulsed bis ofler of something warmer than iriemlship, and that his wounded vanity had re venged itsalf In the first way his mean nature suggested.1 Ono day, nearly a month after my proposal to fight the Comte, 1 called and found Miss Anne alone at home. She was evidently pleased to see me, and her manner had in it a sort of suppressed excitement. "I have found some one at last who Insists on calling out the Comte," she said, hurriedly, "and I want you to bo his second. You will, won't you ? asdyou will promise faithfully not te tell uiauae Clau ten Who is it ! No! nfe be yiuur I must know that first." l. - - - ... - , , . . 1 , . us MCIK first promise me iatttiiuiiy T his waistcoat and vest. 1 Pale as death, was,- , Mr Harland no diftlcu tv is? i... v k,.. . v ill 111 " UlS BISIOI WUUia UBIO uitsii ba- t HJi-WaTy bad they not been twins ; as it was HWKa marked enough, 1 should have known him anywhere. Ho annearcd even slighter and shorter than his sister, and bis look of extreme youth made it almost Impossible to believe him twenty-tbreo years old. As I drew near ha moved from tbe'tree, and bis white faco flamed with embarrassment; he was fully as by and awkward as Miss Anno would have been under like circumstances. He shook hands and mut tered "How do you do," in a low voice, and though 1 tried to keep up a flow of conversa tion. 1 got nothing but tne briefest monosylla bles for my pains. I soon saw tuat, uu m no condition to talk, and turned away to measure and examine the ground, hoping he might recover bis presence of mind. My heart smote mo with remorse ho looked so young and so hopeless ; but it was too late now to draw back. Precisely at five o'clock M de Latourelle arrived with his seconds and two Burgeons. He was dressed as mual In the per fection of taste, and in his buttonhole he wore a delicate white flower. He was perfectly cool and had the air of being just a tniio ooreu wnu the whole affair. ' . "I trust I am not lato, gontlemen, he re marked with all his customary grace of man ner as he divested himself of his greatcoat. I made some conventional reply and turned to look at Mr Harland. The sight of the Comte had apparently electrified him; he was stand ing with a faint color in his face, as upright as a dart, and his eyes were literally flashing. I drew him aside and suggested a compromise. Would it not content him it tne uomw ngreou to apologize for his conduct ? "Nothing but a public apology will satisfy me," replied the young man sternly ; his voice might have been Miss Anne's. I left his side and went.up to M de Latourelle. "My principal is willing to diaw from this af fair, monsieur, provided you agree to make a full and public apology to Mile Claude Maryon and as full and public a retraction of your base insinuations against her character." Tbe Comte smiled an evil smile. ,'Tell Mr Harland this, from me, he said, "le jeu ne vaut pas la chandeHe !" Mr-Harland overheard tbls Insult, to which De Latourelle had given all the emphasis of his clear, even voice, and his whole lorin shook with fury. . "Fight !" he cried passionatoly, and tried to rush upou the Comte. I held him back and in some measure calmed him, and then M de Saules the Comte's second and I measured tbe ground carefully and placed tbe two men As 1 gave Mr liti.iad tbe loaded pistol. I whis pered, "Keep cool, and iv.mhcr you have the right on your side. 1 drew n'fcTjjje Big. nal was given, and the twa youngfcj;reai Mr Harland so wlldiy tuai mo uau "m'-t--,i.i nFtharinmtp. M de Lstoarolle with steady quick intention. Before either could return the snot, the oistol drouDcd from young Harland s hand and he fell lifttvilv to the ground, iOne glance at his face convinced me that he mortally wounaea. i raioeu u ucu uuiu the ground;' the fall glory of the setting sun fell ot it l ahall never forget the look in his eves us he turned them to mo. He tried to speak but his voice was a broken whisper, leant mv ea, Hnwn to his mouth. "Thank you," he gasped; "toll her I did all i coma. His eves clnaad and then suddenly ODened wide with a last gleam of light. He looked, a moment at the dying sun ; tben his head sank back on mv arm. He was dead. I turned round to find M de Latourelle at my elbow. "Can I be of any assistance ?" he asked do. litcly. "Ah, I see, poor fellow ! I had better be oft." "Go!" I cried passionately, "you can do no good here." The Comte turned on bis heel and left as coolly as he had come. One of the surgeons stayed behind and looked compassion ately at the quiet figure and white peaceful face. "I fear there is little to be done," he said gently; "it's a sad affair. Poor boy! How young tbe face is and how like a woman's." He Dent uown over tne ueau ooy ana opened SOVEREIGN Of TOE CONGO. PucollnritlM of KlnI.efPW ot Melglum V Ui Various AcoomiJlshuient. . Fvwy day the king either rides or drives to BruMols, accompanied by one or two adjutants. In tue palate of the capital he gre his audi ences The salon set apart for those seremonies is on the ground floor, opening on tin gardens, "u. . ,.u.a ty anoiuvdrawing-roomr here the officer on duty Is In attendance. Tut king is most accessible, and easily grant! an inter view, lie Is affable, and enters fcply Into con versation, apparently interested and eager for Information. The walls of the audience chai ber are literally crowded with paintings, some of great value and merit, both ancicntand mod ern. Leopold 11 is al once a connoisseur anu an amateur, and has acquired some priceless pictures by Van Dyck, Rubens, Hobbcma, and other artists. The magnificent ceiling repre sents Day driving away Night, by Joan Fran cois Millet. Near this salon is the Cabinet de Travail, to which be retires immediately after the visitors have departed. He resumes work till it is time to return to Laeken for dinner. When he entertains civilian guests, tbe king appears in black evening suit, with the order of the Golden Fleece otherwise always m uni form. After dinner be reads the evening pa pers, dips into new books and publications, and retires early. His tnstcs, idiosyncrasies and antipathies are strong and decided. As already said, he does not care for win?, he is not fond of music, dis likes hunting and shooting, and hates tobacco, while his brother is an Inveterate smoker and sportsman. He does not even swim, although at Ostend during the bathing season he spent an hour In the sea. He is fond of walking and riding, but his horses are trained for him, while the queen trains her own. He has never worn cloves even in uniform, and refused to wear the hat, which his rather usca to iuiuk iuo pruyci headgear at the opening of parliament, pro nnnnrdnir the siieech from the throne bare headed. tiio dnminnnt nnasinn is architecture, and bis . i.vini, nnt crnnnds and Dlanfing. mVUUIt UtOW lltjn'5 O- - . , . At his own expenBe ne gave io mo pmisu ui ui (iilles a splendid public park and another to the township 01 AtBCtteu. IU mo nuia uu jo vnm- bro, the Bois de Boulogne of Brussels, he pur nhtt.pd fnr 700.000 francs a piece of land which he converted into a square so as to preserve for the holiday makers the magnificent panorama of Ixtelles-Etterbeeki In tbe Ardennes he re built the castle ind created l terson. ai usxeuu ho erected a palace called a chalet, made of wnnd a marvel of comfort and elegance, planned and constructed entirely at Lowetoft, England, brought ovei.ln sections and put to gether at his favorite Beasiuo resuru tlB 18KCS U lively llliuicot, in a,.. His hot houses and winter gardens are heated by the most approved system. He has repeat edly visited the model dwelling houses of Lon don, in order to found similar accommodation for the working classes in Belgium. He speaks English, French and German alike fluently, as well as Flemish. He is courteous, amiable and of a most equable disposition. If slightly sk5pur u 43 neither bitter nor severe, and seems to tovs a,, a motto the words of Napoleon at St Helena, "Jro ui.jatana gn js to forgive all." He is persevering to otuacy, and pursues an aim with unflagging zeal ana energy. His reign will be marked by two great and noble efforts. He has virtually abolished capital punishment, as bo has consistently re fused to sign a death warrant, and he has founded on bis private fortune a prize of 1000 Dounds sterling for "works of intelligence." It must, however, be confessed that, save on one occasion, the prize has never been awarded by the jury, who found none of the numerous ve.artv candidates worthy of obtaining it. The king has no counsellors. A ftw old and trnsted advisers of his father's can hardly be so called, although he confers with them ou momentous occasions. He is himself a first rate diplomatist, and has repeatedly had oppor tunities of using this acquired or uatural gift, and with consummate, vet unostentatious skill contrives to avoid the Influence of conflicting parties at home, and domineering pressure abroad. To thin self-contained and subtle pow er he owes in a great measure the success of the long-cherished scheme resulting in the sov reignty of the Congo. S Y Sun. IIISII itW'i: WHAT THE PEOPLE'SAY ABOUT DR, R. C, FLOWER'S 18 Han't Art., Hartford. Conn., .., 188S "I commenced taking Dr. Flower's Sanative last August and have derived such great benefit from ita uie that I unhesitatingly recommend It." Miss EMMA FISHER. Bridgeport, Conn.. March, 1885. "Dr. Flower' Llrer and Btomach Banatiry can not be too highly recommended to those sufferlnij from dyspepsia and kindred troubles. I haro use , it mysolf, and know whereof I speak ' ltev. SYLVKSTEIt CLARK, Hector of Trinity Episcopal Church. , 12 Prospect St., Bridpeport, Conn.. 'fljbV; 6' "Dr. Flower Nerve l'ili have been o great bene fit to me. They are Pjf"VILM0T. Banbury, Conn.. April. 1S8S. "I can thoroughly recommsnd Dr Flower erve Pills. They are just what every woman who has the care of a house and family needs, for they eem, to have a sedaiive and quieting effect on the nerv ous system without leaving any unpleasant effect behind." Mrs. JAM. UOYT. Clinton Ave., S'amford, Conn., Apri', 1883 "Four battles of Dr. Flower's I.ivcr Sanative have done more for my wife than all the doctors. Before commencing It use she uffered intensely from liver troubles. Hhe Is to-day in better condition than she has been for years; is able to attend to her house hold duties, can eojoy her meals and sleep sound y , something that was for month, beyond her jK.wer. 109 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., April 18S5. "I recommend all sufferers from dyspepsia or liver complaint to use Dr. Flower'. Sj.nal.vo. I spenlt from personal knowledge of its value. It has help ed me wonderfully." -Miss MAfQ. MLkh.. April. 1-85. Mrs. HENRY M. ou.sxinw, ' .., 'on:f.a.y,A. uia.T.lver Sanative for five "i nve .B.K.WU i7i.i iuwv. months, and feel that to it, in injunction with his Korve Pills, 1 owe me immuniiy irum now enjoy. It nas aone m gicti. juvu . ily recommend it." . - For Sale by v. m. ijuiiijijiui a 8m3 f usual made W look quite' pretty, and, underfl It woman who JtSy there at our ftet-lt this new charm ot her manner, I promised be4 was Anne Harland l-flemplo Bar. tore I knew what I was doing, "That's right," she sighed with an air of re lief. "Now I will tell you who it is." Her voice shook a little and her color deepened. "It is my twin brother." "Your twin brother ! I didn't oven know you had a brother, Mile Anne !" I exclaimed. She looked a little annoyed, and replied rath er coldly, as if sbe thought my surprise savored of impertinence, "i never ibik auout, my peo pie, or any one I care for very much." This was perfectly true and quite in keeping with her reticence and shyness, and I was sor ry I bad appeared astonished. - fe"But is your brother in t ranee 1 ventured to ask, " He came over on business to raris last week, and wrote at once to me, saying he had so lit tle time to spare that he was afraid he bould not see me. I did not tell Claude he had come, but I wrote back and told him all about this wicked scandal, and ne is just mad he adores Claude she has been so good to ns all and he has sent me a challenge to forward to the Comte, and he says he will fight hiji the day after to-morrow at all costs, in any out of tbe way place he likes to fix on. I told him how good you had been in offering to fight, and he says he must have you for his second and get you to arrange it all for him. Is it asking too much r "No. no, indeed I will do what I can. and frankly tell you, dear Mademoiselle, that I am glad some ene is taking tne matter up. utuy i am sorry your brother is so young a mau ; tbe Comte is a deid shot." The color left her face ; she looked almost as if she were going to taint, "Never mind, she said presently, with a lit tie effort at a smile, and a courageous tone of voice, "my brother Das tne right on tils siae ahd that goes a' long way." I shook mv beau, uuc agreed to lurttier Mr Harland s plans Miss Anne drew a piece of caocr lrom ber pocket, "Pier? is the rJwiTlmgc," shiajtaid nervously, "I lions it itt"lJrricht." X - Lt was writtli in a fine, neat hiHtl, and was rnit and tn the ooint. all formalities and adorn ments of stre having been dispensed with by the writer. i rt tbe paper into my note book "Iieave itT'Vie and 1 win arrange it. Whin hall I ana ywe brother!" "I am afraid ie won't see you till just before thedu'jl," she iajd, "and I know be would like to fight toward veiling, if possible." We were then Jn the month of May and the evenimrs were hebutiful and cool, "Very well,'tf replied, "I will try and ar range for tbe evening, uun must ici your orotu cr know the resJilt." "If you tent aViote to me I will make sure of him. I don't waiit Claude to know, aud would rathor keep the alangoments between just yoo ana me ; sbe mlgfu otnerwise suspect. "As you wili.jfesx-MademoUelle ; I am tirclv at rour onrumands. " You wilUfet the Comte know to-m'ow then." said Itisi Annie, at she held out W ner vous Uttin hJnrt to me. I nromiceiA to Jo so and then made my adieux, As I walkrtd hrm I turned tbo matter over In my mindf. till I onded with sharing much of Misa AsSne'a enthusiasm with regard to the pro- nosed duel. As n Frenchman and a man of honor, I saw nothing wrong in it, though no dnnDt you, niauamo. as nngusa woman, think differently.: I hated De Latourelle as thoroughly as Ms Harland did, and It bad cost me a real pang to forego the pleasure of silencine- hi malicious tongue and ruffling bis exquisite nonchalance. I don t think either of us wished to have ins nte. out we am want mm thoroughly punished and humiliated. I thought Miss Harland s brother a very good follow, and determined to help him to the best of my ability. I called en tbe Comte next day and presented Mr Harland's challenge, at tbe tame time an nouncing myaelf as his second. The Comte was an smiles and superiority ;. tbe effect was lm mensely aristocratic. He would lie happy to meet Mr Harland at any time, and suggested a small fir wood, a couple of miles from the town, at the Diana of action. Al to weapons. let Mr Harland choose hit own; It was all one to himself. Pistol were finally agreed upon. and the hour earned five o'clock on tbe follow ing evening at the place suggested by tbe Comte. I tent a little note privately to Mist Anne, ac quainting her with the terms, and received a reply from her to tbe effect that her brother would meet me al tbe fir wood at a quarter be fore five next day. V otneni"!' The next day was a beautiful one. bat it found me a good deal mora excited and ner out than if I bad been to encounter tbe Comte myself. 1 had often been mixta op in an H Mr Douglas and the War for the Union From the New Y'ork Tribune. Edward Larned of Greenfield Mass, at one time president of the Ohio and Mississippi rail road, gives a new version of the famous Doug las incident of April, 1861. Ue was called to Washington by a telegram from Douglas, sent immediately alter tbe latter bad hoard of the firing on Fort Snrapter. Douglas was sick with diphtheria. His physician, his wife, and a Catholic priest were there. As the doctor wont away he said to Douglas : "Now no talking or excitement, Senator." But he was no soon er gone than Douglas aroso, dressed himself and began reading to Lamed, who had just ar rived, a long and carefully written letter. He was discussing its points when a telegraph message was brought in. He read the message and immediately began to use emphatic lan iriiaira in a denunciation of the telegraphic sys tem, and the liberties it permitted to be taken with public men. Then he read the message aloud : "Do you approve and sustain Lincoln's war policy ? Missouri will not." "I said," recounts Mr Lamed, "that I would not answer such a despatch, and he rejoined: "This is the penalty lor being a public man. It is from the editor of the leading psper in St Louis. I cannot refuse an answer." "He wrote a reply, which he read to mo. I will not attempt to repeat it. It wa,s a politi cian's dispatch. "I wouldn't send ir, Senator," I said. "Tbe entire Democratic party of the country is wait ing to hear from Stephen A Douglas. Your constituents in Illinois are resting secure in your ability to meet the emergency of the hour. But if you "send that dispatch the heart of every friend you have in the North will sink. It seems to me impossible that a man born ni Vermont should vacillate or be unsouud on this great question.'" Said be "I am as sound as any man in this country." "And I replied, "yes Senator ; but unfortunately your dispatch is not." Ho protested again, and, taking up the paper, read his dispatch with a punctuation and emphasis that were suf ficient to give it the true ring. But I told him plainly that the telegraph wires would not punctuate, or transmit the tones of his voice ; but the words he had written might be twisted in a good many ways. I took his dispatch and read it with my own emphasis, putting a con trary censtrnction on it. "He said: 'That docs sound d d equivocal as you read it.' "He tore it np and wrote another, which he read aloud. I burst out laughing, and, when he turned on me inquiringly, explained that I was laughing at his ability to write 6econd de f patch that was worse than (he first. Then be said, somewhat petulantly: 'Well, I am 111; my bead is perhaps not clean Sit down here and write out what you would send.' I sat down and wrote these words : - 'I deprecate war. But if it must come, I am with my country and for my country under ii i-imnmatgnnii and in every contingency. Individual policy must be subordinate to pub lic safety.' "He read it carefully, signed his name to i and sent it away. "That is the true history of Dougla s famous despatch. Huotlnirfor Kitapr Down. A Jitter from keykjavilfffcelaKd, to the New Y'ork Sun, writes of the eider down harvest as follows: The men who get the down leave home early in the morning, and visit the places to which the eider duck resorts, and each man bunts for the nests. The nests are built in clefts of the rock, sometimes near the sea and slippery from the spray, and sometimes very high up, where a false step would be death to the unfortunate man falling down on the jagged rocks below. Tbe down is plucked from the breast of tbe duck by the bird itself and is used to line the nests for the comfort of the young ones. The hunter robs the bird of all the lining it has pro vided for the nest, putting it in a bag that he carries along for the purpose, and theu goe3 on and repeats the performance at some other nest. Everything must bs done very quietly, for a loud noise frightens tbe birds, and if frightened away once, they will not build there again There is a law enforced tnat forbids the dis charge of firearms within hearing of the breed ing places, and a stranger would probably be mobbed if he disobeyed it. Two crops of down are gathered. The first crop is the best, for the duck uses an abundance. of her choicest down in the lining of her first nest. A short time after the first is gathered the banters go over the same ground again and rob the nests of the second lining, which con sists of all the down the poor bird could rob herself of for her voung. This proceeding seems to call out the last energies of the birds, for they tben make a new nest and the drake lines it with his breast feathers. In this nest the yonng are hatched. The hunteis seldom disturb it, for the probabilities are that tbe pair would go away and oever return. After the down has been gathered, it is taken into a large room in the farmer's hous3, and each nes'., for the lining retains the shape of a nest, is placed on top,of a primitive arrangement that looks like a uarp laid nat, wua strings ui leather laid across it. The nest is then rublwd over the strings, and the lichen, moss, sticks, and other pans ot the framework oi tne nest that are mixed with the down fall through to lloor, while tbe cown remains in the operator's hand. The down is then packed and brought to market, and from here shipped to all parts of tbe world. The color of the down is a surprise to many, for instead of its being white, as some imagine, it is a blue slate color, glossy aud very pretty. An immense amount of it can ba crushed into a handful, but it will resume its natural form when released. The down taken from dead birds is not as good as that from tbe nests. It Is not so light or r.i much like floss silk to tbe touch. Iceland fur nishes about 7000 pounds of tbe down every year that is of a superior quality. ll'IVT i na V ATT To Sell Your Farm, Or Buy one, To Hire Help, Or Get a Situation; To Dispose of Any of Your Stock or Pro duce. To Exchange any Goods for Something Else- To Recover Anything ThatY"ou Have Lost, ur detan (Wrier tor What vou Have found . A few word in the Reformer which circulates over half of New England, will do it. And it will cost you only 2 cents a word for a week, or 5 cents a word for a month. W-J T . 1 TkT . "II S r aj'nivae A AO l i -vi ntl ...... -. . . ,. . J. U 111 Ajai Aion cai'vio Circulation 100.000 Keaaers. 36ed4tf IN ORDER not to lose time during Does the Prlncesjof Wales Wear a Wig? tt wni.l.l hn enrinm to know why the rrin- cess of Wales always affects one fashion in the arrangement of her coiffure, but the fact Is, the Is bald, or nearly so. Iler head wat shaved during a severe illness, and her nair u refused to grow. Consequently tbe royal ward- robe includes fifty wigs, tne auuug..- feature of which are that the curl, are brought well over the forehead. Artistic dressing serves another purpose also, and tue Pu. -mark of disfigurement on the twan-like neck is effectually concealed by the high collar, large future Quees). ance invmnnutT , I, i, ,i,h ln Jeneral reeoliectkm when tt was tbe fashion of d.mtr.fT the "Alexandra Mmp," In servile Imitation of the 11 meets of Tt ales, whose free gut was tlighuy Impeded by the el fect of rheumatic fever. A cork beel of un usual netgui aaucu w v.... ww. -- - , v. - vj . repairs, as far at pot.l'jle, the ravages Of dit ease. Philadelphia, fress. . , r- Koto. Iowa farmers are offered 7 cants a pound for beir butter, provided it is of exjra quality. An Indiana farmer ha a 12 pound colt, which is perfectly formed and weiltig. Strawberries were profiuisiw shipped to Bos ton this year from southern Illinois. California Is tbe great bee ttate. Jn tour comities there are 6O0 bee farms, and J?n" al product of, these farms is between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 pounds of honey. The strawberry patch must not be neglected after fruiting any more than before it, if tbe largest productiveness is expected) for next year. Clear up tbe row, so that lite runners which will now put forth may fiud a place for rooting. These young plants may afterward be removed to a new bed, which in this way can lie formed every second year. The Country Gentleman says : "Thsre is iron enough in all toils to neutralize the arsen ic iu Paris green to that there need be no feart of any poisonous combinatsoa after it enters the .oil. lt also recommends iu use in water for potato beetles, as it it less likely to be injur ious to tbe user than wken used dry, with other mixtures. Tbe total number of hogs slaughtered anna. ally in the United States is estimated a 30,000,000. the average dressed weight bai$ 175 pounds each. That Csunlnff Camiamlam. rtur h,!ln ttaa no reference le lis Ksseo. Knglish complication but rat br to the Vmr Jn-i de clared against Hysteria, Re ., Iaso-anm, Merroua 1'roslrattoa and la facta lil.s Ui fioiuced by deraojjeanenl of the nervous irm. Tbe '.nimncUlon ased ta this r.oel warf.ra will ba Dr E O Klewer's Kerve 1'ilav. KWganilJ sugar ;d. Trice, f l.W pet aur.jjrta.-. THE Ml SMSOI we have concluded to sell our present LARGE STOCK OF OFFICE STATIONERY ! consisting of A Ton f Letter and BILL PAPEB AND 200,000 Envelopes AT THE COST OF THE STOCK, Call quick and secure the benefit of this great chance. J. CEORCE ULLERY, Reformer Job Department, Bratlleboro., Vt, June 16, 1885. THE SCIENCE LIFE OKLYfl. BY MAIL. POST PAID. Utm THYSELFr Aj Great Medical Work on Manhood. Rxhausted Vitality, Nervon and Physical TSrhn- Itv. Premunn. Decline la Man. krror of 1 ontn. and the untold miseries resulting fretn Indiacrettoa, or excesses A book for every man, ysang, middle-aged aad old. 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