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VOL. XI.-NEW SERIES
SALISBURY, N C., JUNE "8, 1854.
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jaMi1tB'1i g-C"w''M'1eCi,'PI'y MMWWti itreJSaMSIiaSaM'ii,.
- f J. J. BBONER,
' tDITOt AND FROPMETOB.
TERMS! 11 !-
' 1W IMlew ayaar. paid Wilhln thl nana friaa
tWe W easaarieliaia aeaaUara aa fifty aaaafma
htm Ike eaaraUM of Iha yar, aed Ihfeaaol
iu aftM Dm yea ha Mparaia. Ma aeper iMawaiie
M ei all amaregea af fU eseaat t 1H opliian
Lba Ed lint.
Latum ( a SdHot M u I owi
A afaaia b A. aetata1 ay It aioaa b
Aa tdnrtlmmmM autmf 1 1 or 1 1 aim Htrf -4
ia pMaxtisa ta I aaani Hmkmf i w tt ara.
Swawilh Ittajt AR fcaetiaaa af a aac
a m i. .iaif ta ptafaniua la Ifca k, rf
H !a fraetHiaal aart.
. Oaoaol RHtib, ariikol aiditioaal
fiau la tkoat m aaVaruaa rrfalarty ihnxifh ibr
( wt tirdm afcarfrS Hi prr aaal hW Una Iha
va raua. UrSeia te ainaaa af feawaad aaa wifc.
If f nana m&m$ ta aaWtiaaaieaU an rritrM
a la Male lha aar af taarniuM ; aaol if
It la ariJul tfta mk mi aeaarr Iha 1a aac paa
Ma, anha aaoa tAa lata Um w4 tUm. UMwrana
atof wit W fal ap ia lha aaaal my aa4 akarxS
IV Ka sweaaal aa
Far tha Walrfcaiaa.
-STAOldif bk NO OKT AiilOX
t It ia eertaia-hat tba aetioa af ateatafioaa ia
b result of a peculiar iaflueaes aVpandinf oa
. . . -i. . . . .
- .J ... -.-..I. -- - 4. .. J .
by etMMncal actional and maiiifiata kielf a ben-
vr h Is hul tubdiwd by kame aaUgoaiat po -
lis exiataaes ia r wniJ, in a cunrtt-t ll
l of ebaagea aad traoaluiiualiofn, is which
- JlAtMM tfl Mbttaaoes eapa)4 of anderpang.'
Barxpr-f H T - 8
i tttittfeb 5. ?
"--r - T-iuin a'' 3 J" Z
iitlitittr 8 ? "0
iMMMtmii St S
jtMafla cJiMgw to aaruu. -
- Aa aaloMijaibataace fa tba act of dcmnpo
sitiua, or a aabatance va-ntrratrd frooi tha omd
poaenl parts of a Bviag Vady by daMpa oot
rauaicaUa ka aaaa atate (o all parta of tba aya
traa capable of eot-jring hi to the aania atate, if
aocauas axiM in ikaas parU by ahkh the
change is aouateractwi or oWmywL
Adk of A calf ia A sms, of, dvonipoitioii, when
Uudaxjid iirto auhii tl
tranaturmatioo of tlii subatanov, witboat being
tksiielaaa ltyiaaraltl, in tha aattw luau r,
larais and cortaie. ponfafioua matltm piruduva
4iaeaass a UM bumaa orgauaam, by oumniiiiii
' eatinr the stau of deconioaitioa, of wbicb tbav
tbeaaaaalraa are thajnilcJJU) .wrtILir5,..i,
I CAS rgaaiaaa, witboat thentM-lvaa being nepro
duoad ia their peculiar Ibrm, and nature during
tha progress of the deromioitija.
Th dimatt aa lAi caar it aol tntafimt$.
Bat la tba fcllowinjj ea h ia oontaiona, ris :
Wka tba aawfeiag. Wy --s--ia.praiuffliL-.- feajaa
poaa A caae juat Jibe tha above, elixpt that there
is flflfn, la tlie solution of snxar. A'oie, wheu
tba yeast is inlroduoed, thaaai of ti.uaipuaition
the anpir, effict a i-haiiy; in tha iWra and
balura of iba glutea which ia ia conewpit-nue
also aabbjeted to tranaiurauiiiae). As Jong aa
QMS a tbs fermenting sugar ivnuuna, glutea
continue) to W eped n yral, and this new
aultor IA turn ewitta fc-rtiif nlatiuii ia a fresh a
lutioa of ailgar. ' . .
Wa aais, tWttoraj that tla reproduction of'
'tba aaertiag bayjNaivdipttd
' I, Vpoa tbe pnwnre olFtbat aalistanee fiom
wbicb it was originally ferraed ;
-; t,f Upon, the "prMenc of a eompeund which
is eapw.Ua of being; ajeoumpuaod by eontaci with
tcma, tha ivprodufcliott of oantagioua maltera in
tooatagious diaeaaes, ainoe it is quite certain thai
; Muj wiiat bar, tlteir origin in the blood, we
Siajaf aaJmit that tba Uood ofs ba-aMiy indfvid-
Hal coouina sabataneea, by-lb docompoaitioaaf
" WMb iha aaeiling body o -noalagwia -aaa U
.A,.4Wh.mi.1-H - aVHata-ipJC
' tasnttt, that the Wood ermtami anwrnil cwniir
tstat capable of being decomposed by the exci
Mng body. 1t is only in onaequenoe of tha
Viaveraioa of tha nsoolid eonstjtuent, that the
briginal exciting body can be reprodured.
-'-'A aaaeeptibflity-'of -aWllagMMI-indiawlea the
prasehoa of A oartain quaniity of thia -aeeona)
Vnry fa thabhxd trfballhy individual, -That
laaoeptibility jbr IAS disease and lu intenaity
Matt augment AwOrdiVig to tbe quantity of that
body pnaant in the Mottd ; and inproportion to
it. diminution or dirtppearanpo, the course of
Xk diaeaae willchangas Whan a quantity bow
emw small of contagious matter, that ia of the
exciting body, is introduced in the blood of a
eallhyiodiridual, it will be agaia Aeliei'aU'd in
tba blend, jttat aa yeast is hpradued from wort.
It condition of UaaatoVination iflt' beCommti-
- ( " . a I nave vaaaa
aicatay to a conatiturnt of ihe bioaid ; and lacnrrenta tl
itoaaaquanns of tbt banaioraiatioB suffered by
Mns awbstarw, a fcody idanr
ilaf W Um .xiiilitif or edhtagioiM matlef iH ba
produced from audthef coaiUtuent autoUon of
UwbhJUd: - ?. , r.-'-i
Tba atata of-Hibang or Jwontpoaition wUfch
afjWU od jiarticla of blood, It imparted to "
aeofid, k third and at Ut to all tbe artii4 of
blood in tha bota bodjr. It it comttlutiftfcttod
In lika manner to tba blout) tit inotiibr intliViJu
al, to tliat of a third bnon, iiid ao on or in
in otbar word, Um duom ia e jciled in llu-m
aW ' It ia qwwj oartain tfit BttmbeTof (ivtu-
liar iuuiuDct! exisl in Ilia Uooi of aomc marffe aboard of the Fanny, all of whom
and aarmaav aibiaii ant abaatil from the bluui of
otlwra, . - - . - -
TUa Uoodi of tba aaraa iadiviJuila eonnuiu in
cbildbood and jouth, rariaM quanthie of aub
.Unoat awh arv'abKat (Km tr'tn otb-r
of ifroath. The auaopptibilily of contagion j
pw-uliar winting bodit in clul.lliud iulicain a
jiropajfatiun and rvg wration of tbu rtfiiiug
bodioa is oojuitKJa of Ui trausforuiiliiiu of
oartaitt tnlMtahuua wIih h ah- preavnt in tha Uood,
and ia tba abaanoa of wbicb ho contagion couM
! Thia eiplaini why ean hare errtain di
eaMt only one, h a tm-a-Wn, Ac, far when
tin- dWaaa haa prvi!d tlif ayrteul, it haa trana-tirrm-d
all that iwruliar uiatir in the Muod,
hfaat rrnib-rMj tins penon liaUa to Uku th dia-
cM. it ilaiua Uw, why tarcination w a pro
tectiiin againat the fciuall pui
Tbaat diccu of auiid nutu-r indicate dial ;
rarUdiintai eouaiituliun of ibe bl.od wdttror-
ed by a peculiar proeaiaof t!)vnipoailion, likl
d not iffeci the oth.f eouoiiiuiiiu of the lir
cntarmjr fluid.-- ' "
ti h.:k ;- .. t. .i
I J J
-!TylJPr-s!a &!& W,t
lur Uia auilano uruu imaewaKl-aiinili wua
..... .... ,,
may te again g?aei
in aiw Hiiie imjia luiuai, wu mm hv may auain war- ,
, - " I
tawuiiiort a ill sa wuorf-thir jireuliiir iutF
atanue frum ih aiatun.
CWauit adiuas are ftiiUA in iw ititt
WMlyaaH. the Innro, aa.1 it ia ett kaowa
that diwn of the hmtn am abore alt
tr.,p,rnt andnoua. When gaaeoua and
a . a ,t I i.
dwmiin aulaalaaawa. or tlia allien -r
ciH s mica! aa-tiott, auch a utphiirvUd hj -
n and uarbonte ad olrtain acoM to the
!( 'I'"')' nie4 with kaa niintjince in th'u or
gan than any other.
..WbeB the pfoceas af mpiralion ia inv-lilWd
1iynHnM-aTiift'aatiM'lK Uw p4rfsa of Ae -
f rwlM-a lU toatto; Arniwianiajn.tea ijw jtatoof,j
MMwiniuuiif h owine naa wm nfinoieu-irom r.i,iiir li lln hnm iH tlv ,..,1,1
that ImmIv l.v m iMW.lliar t.riHiM itT IAfttniM.iliiui ' ti rtafnf ' fiu.I r (BlIiLiiiir ..im tfit.r.a anil '
- - r , . ... v ... I j a
artibViallv eicitaL i all were fortunately saved except the nc-: 1
..... . . ' ITU lafiv SiiHN. ti.'lYiiitsitifr tn fTiittrn Ktil- . ball
dpeotnpiMtin rat wnich H is the suijart, to tlie ny saw i iiianr j but All did wtJl ! ami no ?;irni, if iTeuder, was versed either iu sci
bhiod, diaeaw k produced. ilia- mattar under- jfmecoiihl wit ness the kindness ainl warmtli yln.t. or was powerfully nerved. Instuiit-
aminir deoonnxnauuu u Uie tiriMliri-l oi ul-a. , " uia aanivu nia-aioo hiiu jcvcu r.-ii! -i-i , . , -pl
uiuiwumi n I"1"" an aa , i- a,; v other com oauiuiis siiratii? noon him.
it is ratlla-d caaliiaioo : hul if it i- a prudiK-tof
the dtvay or puln-fadioo of animnl aud ag1a-
Ue nbatan!ea, or if it act by it clmuii-ai pra-
ipartlia altby: Jafcf? vfaptaT ijaH which H p)"Siid d.ll
iuu enten into-combination wftb part of th-
body, or cauaeti their -dfcompajaitnan. it i termed
m'i, " ftaaeona caantajriaaijt mnMar i a frriatm
rinitlwl froth blooa, and capaUe of fcuvraling
itself again in blood. Uut luiaarn prt'rir ao
ealkrd eaoaes diacaae aailliout beind itwlf rrpro
duccd. Xu-617. . 1
ama county, Ohio, there is a novelty
which is, rarely to be exceeded iu curios
ity anywhere. All over the village the
people are favored with natural fountains
Th,lttn tiuis ioscrilc the.fttivelt v i. .
" It is supprxw-al by some that there i
an nnder ground lake at the depth of some
torty or iirty feet, of conxitlornble extiit,
water has been foHd whtati bored far
several miles around. 11ns is apparent
from the fact that every new well that is
bored affects the strength of others in its
immediate vicinity, until ifs stream is el
evated bv means of a thick to an equal
hsiglit. Tlie amount of m ater discharg
ed bv these fountains, however, is not
proportioiiate or equalthe strongest ofjes j
being generally eaxt of Main street. The
waTercarHMMwiacd in projaortion to the
stream forced up; There areCvrraHhat
fill a two inch anger hole at Uie height of
eight feet above the surface of the earth,
and the others issue a somewhat smaller
feet. Some of the larger ones throw up
small fish, and we are told that there is
A very strOnif fountain about a mile east
WThW itw terete
color, of tlie length of three inches, have
been.seen. , ;
" The work of proenring wator is siin-
Ad W .t.TJlA ...AW AIIV
r.i.a ,.it u.il
stones met with to obstruct the course of
the anger, and but one or two days are
required usually to sink a well, of Kite or
six inches in circumference, the necessa
ry depth. Water is found at an average
depth of 49 feetrThe auger passes through
a' - i -..;t j. ...II...:. II. ..I
f4!i reel. I neaiigcr passes uirougn i
a loose sand imttl it strikes wttat iacalled i
a -'hard pan,U fitoi: TOaj-oflftfriitto.- bntcber
m fttf ':t,hf who having missed the Ahimal, eywl the
of such A nafnrt that it teqniret A drill to fJ"wliel?ni,xier ....picionsly, and con
pnetrate it Immed.ately below this fM w,o ,(ad
;hard pat." lies the water embedded, it hoH htKthe ox M , mpig price, and
is snppwjd, in nnicksaml, as for some .f,,, ... .... j
. a - '
A: aaa av.a.A itiatiMIma ltfiWtirB I A TIT fllllkll I
titles of fine white sand are ejected by the
wafer, but the stream finally becomes ent1
tirely pure and clear, and no sand is Af
' " No season or state of the weather has ,
anv effect upon these living fountains I
nor drought nor nood can cuange meir
cnrrentir-l-they Are ever the same their
source is inexhaustible, and therefore they j
cannot fik r-r-rr
From iha Fa;iUarill Ar(M
Laat Wedtlt!!ajr eTeninir, ft little after
gun-down, a cttlKgiHh took plaw oii-tbU'e Me n'omligitiipciiUiiigon uijr dia
Cape Fuar RiTer; aorHe tlrirtr tttik below
Fajretteville, between tha steaider Fan
ny Lntterlolt snd Governor Gaham, in
which the former waa so badly injured as
to aink iu about a minute and a half
Tirens ttn thirt f -eirht w forty paacn-
were saved how. we cannot tell. The
hand of Ood aa clearly in .their deliver
ance' : for at thd rime of the catastrophe
they werti iu all parts of the boat, various
'.,lM,g4?'!'lin. conversation, aorae
at the KUpr-faLre, and other quietly ga
zing out jtpon the aurrounding sceuery
aU.ut which the gloom of evening wa
gradually gutlienug. Uuielc aa thought
t.... II.. .-..I r f.l . . I
the talilfH came crashing down- men,
women, children, trunka, carpet-baga and
furniture were rolling together in wild
confiioioii ; floods of water wcro rushing
in, uiiil. altoirether such a scene was urc-
acnted aa no, pen could adequately dej
wnte. rvime reaciiea the Uraham iroin
the upper deck of the Fanny; others
plunged into the boiling waves to swim
ashore; the life boat in 'which most of the
latllea werr iiatantly IniinphoH nm nt.
ct ; the wood, trunks, broken tables and
f-irniture were afltt and the waters
aniund the f Hindering Fanny were all
aatir witli strnerslinir bodies Sockin? safe-
ty in every practicable war. Had the
'c"H taken place half on hour later,
j half on btiard must have inevitably j per-
,'hthed. - Tlie lioats were Inttatitlv litshed
k.M.liji. iiM nmt ,m,m m .st K. . I. . i...,
awiiiied-BWi' wi' v--awr-ri -pwwit
i, - ,, . MiiamrW - MiMM
iv .'. ii.ivi.ii.
exertions to ;
. . .i v ,,. n - ,, , . .
prevent the collision. I oor follow 1 pitch-
Tfd overtranl Tiy tlie force or the eonciis-
- Hon7Tie went down under the fJrahain.
and was never seen more !
With the ex
j"! f few no iiyryt
lTv WM K,M1JJ. VK?
Mrs. John C.
. Smith of this County, 1
catw, W t,e efforts of lier Iui8band and
. . .
at iii w; piiuiiiiiur aa
friends to get her up on the hurricane
deck of the FAnny with A view of traiiR
ferring her thence to the other bout. A
little an of John M. Rose, whowassep-
antted seven or eiirht feet from his father,
was hat ed br one of the nero bovg that
! vaa taai taatmrf an aliia ..ntv waalr l.o&.v-u
Jlst fijj,-,; ffo Sfurdaacli" Mtin
tmmf.TCklk thyM-o& tho r
rreeieo ami emoraceu encn oiner niter
iilieir signal deliveraiice without thinking
better of his race
ij'l't tf.. Mr. i
Iaac W rieht'av in-4he rk4nUv, whtar
tli ey W
Would, no doubt, have been kindly receiv
ed bad they chosen "W go tliitncrf bflt
most of them remained all night on the
Governor Graham, whose kind Command
er, Capt. McRae, did all that he could to
reiifier tnem comfortable. Hie Agent ot ,
ne ratiam tni town or , nearmg oi 1
to ga) down and bring them up on Th
iiiu. a. niaTi , r.rlvr, cut:njiiTi uic K-nrmiiui
We have heard many misrepresonfa
tions of this unfortunate occurrence
.mIm.1 .n- - r'"fe r -'"i-""- ,
e attaching blame to one and some to j admiration, ; but as pure and ltoly iu vir
otherof tlie Captains. We believe j tlle M a foint. To think of her beinjt
1 here may have been some negligence;
but we think the boats came so suddenly
iiiKin each other at a bend in the river
that in their attempts to get out of. the
wav and hot strike together, the collision
occurred just As two men will run afoul
of one another when they meet in ahnr
rv and attempt to pass on the aide walk.
Vo certainly blame no one except our-
sell for being such a. fool as to attempt
a trip by water that we might have per-
tormed by land.
THE OX THAT WOULDN'T STAY
A farmer drove a very fat qx to mar
ket, expecting tlie- animal when killed
wtittWytcM Home w4vewtbirteen. knife,
dred of beef. Ho sold the ox s the buyer
drove him off, and at nhriit came back re-
slaughtered and otlured to settle tor him,
bnt Bhowing- an ncTOnnt"of hrr wt?rghr
that fell short of he xpecatis ofthe
farmer, who insisted on swing the lieef,
and after- Weighing - it with, tha .tallow.
4-was-j.aH?Kt -tolpv lumiat, tliongli nit
more than half satisfied, with the money
in ins pocxei. imnng me nigiu aner um .
return, the dead ox came hack to the yard
alive and welh, having broken out ,o? the
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. t . . . nra . - . nM, HrtV f ,, .
,iP..,...t t... ....... o l,r-b fo town.
I ' ( I V4 X llllll IIIID Ulliva
At the recent sitting of the North Cur'
oliua Diocesan Convention of the Protes
tant Episcopal Church, a letter was re
ceived from the Rev. Dr. Forbes, of St
. , ... VV
Ann s (,ltoina'VV.tnoiici cnurcn, in .new
i ui, i'u--...iB i aajaa. y. ...v
ney which-the lato Bishop Ives received
from the diocese just oetoraj uw ucpanure
One September I weut down Id Hath
to recruit a little dtpepaia, which had
phragm. Among .MngSSifo
unces I made was that of a TOMtSBcSrT ZiT1 w 'nol i"2 t.,
of dragoons, who occupied the adjoining
j .i ji 1
apartment to my own. lie was singular
ly uufittud for bis vocation for he was
of slight build, and delicate in' bis Took
and demeanor. He looked as if he was
better fitted lor a, Uflj qnit;t ratironMiit
in some country rectory, than one of bus
tle in a barrack or camp. lie had tra
velled extensively, however, and was va
ry communicative upon every subject ex
cept himself and bis family.
. One afternoon, just before twilight, we,
were together iu the pump-room talking
auoui quiiuug it if a pnuiicnnuu, wucu,
as we passea a group who seemed to be
strangers j'uat arrived, I felt my coui
panion'sariii jtwitch in my own, and bis
frame shuddep. He stopped, as of course
did I, beinir arm-linked with hiiu. Ho
half turned toward tha group, when I
heard tfie words
hgfon Vaa any TibdyV
vomU I " followed by A laugh from one,
aud a sly nudge from another, directed
toward a foreign-looking fellow, who, as
these things were said and done, stroked
his whiskers ve'ry compluiaantly, and
looked knowingly ; but before I bad time
. I. . U ru.fl! II If aH ffl Kill, lllft VniHtrf AlhfnT
from -twveid fcjwards tb ro w
- ' v -, ' - . ' ,
iuiki, wiin extraornmary nerceuess, crieo
ou are A band of liars 1
nutantly the similarity of name just
Red with his own crossed my mind.
" Hello! who the devil are von I cried
one of them, whilst all stared.
"F.wAI he's drunk-the Bath waters
have proved too much for him !" said
- ". iiKiitlier.
- 'tTi "WliTcliof vouTiwke'of Hie""Ta4v1usf
4jAUlejnaeud.mjr lata companion. .
" Oh 1 jealous, is he-jealous I
jtjalous, is he jealous by the
godl" responded the person with the
whiskers, a he-strokei! tliem mre eoni
pluiantly than ever; but don't disturb
yourself, sir, I can't .tare my little Julia,
The words had scarcely crossed his lip
'Mli.Tn - liefetl prortrmtff on the fW, felled
- AW frani Uw'young.4nW,twhuavJ
w iiile the fallen man was I'leedinjr pro-
fusely from the noee. His face other-
" 'r'i waa vkhitft witbmiiijrltid friHr
wiao; And TagB. iJe w As raie4 'IhWf the
ground by tis frtemjs,. r "7"ZT "
sister," said the officer, Cornet Langtoii,
us lie extended bis card, and. rejoined
me, with his excitement somewhat sub-
,,,11. jhe cool air of the street re-as-
him, and be revived.
4t wasy-siATetvmr, said b3riiieT-
planation " my only relative, who, un
fortunately, was educated at a fashiona
ble school, and ia coquettish and fond of
named in a public place like that !"
I endeavored to calm him. I spoke of
the probable thoughtlessness, rashness,
and ignorance of tbe men ; but it was hard
to calm him.
' " Of course I, shall be challenged,"
"f think not," I answered.' "When
they learn tlie relationship, it will be seen
at once that you could have done noth
ing else. He will withdraw the expres
sion, and you the blow."
...He slightly laughed, and said "Per
haps so; bitt j amarB4-io figluiutl
my sister's honor, at all Innards."
We parted. Jor-tlie-night, and, sure
jvarty watted' opo w At; flay-rtmvBd
said ''Sir, I am Mr.- , the second of
Rupert ltawden, whom your friend struck.
lam-referred to you as his frionda" -
" What, alreaayrj" inquired "I.
' " Yes, and the meeting must be to-morrow
iiwniiiig.w" " ' ''
"Tliut is as we say,' respondeal I "for
we aw challenged.-' It in a nlnr time."
Hie insult Was givctrfh a shorter tinu'ijtJ not stir, but tookTUie pfslol mechani-
.i .a, - a .1 :.i I ! .. '
than that," said the mail, with some bit-
terne yet Eti 0fty , Lis politems. ..
"Well be -it so ''I said. "Corne
liigun will agree w it, 1 am sure.
Pistols, J suppose, and ten paces f"
My antagamist naaded, ami aaid " I
stipjxase you know who my friend is!';
, ." I have no ide--T-nisver saw liim br
" Welti he is a most Accomplished shot
and as sure as the sun rises your friend
will bo killed. I give you this hint, that
no precaution may l?e neglected for the
We parted, anil I rctnrned to Langton.
He was sitting in his accustomed seat by
a writing desk. He was in dishabille;
turning overaome papers, and before him
lay a portrait.
" llere she is now," he said, holding St
before me ''as she was in her tenth year
J-axBng JuliA -as I aaed to. draw her
in her little waggR on the Brighton
laiids. We are motherless and fatherless
now, dear one, but' I will protect your
honor," ana ne.eoverea the picture with
Bur How to busineae," said be.
. . - : ! ' . a a-'
I J ma waa in a vnwt oi anecwu onniT
" Pertiftpa it may be altered," said I,
He tried to get up a laugh, but theu
suid, solemulyo4 1 shall not tall, Do you
see this ring I It has the inotto of our fain
ily, given it years agj by roval license
on the field of victory for doeals of rlr :
Djeu proteg Ait le droit'---God will pro
tect the right! I shall shoot him, for I
am right. - '
1 ou make no will then I oa gt ve
no directions whatever I?' said L
" Nope. I tell you I shall not fall, nor
I thought of what my antagonist of a
second had said about bis principal being
a good shot, but reflected, if I reape&tcd
it, it might unnerve him: so, seeing his
mood, I encouraged him, and In a short
time we were quite gay that is, to ap
pearances but I have no doubt be was
as sinking of heart as myself. ' .
We sat and chatted until daybreak,
aad be told me the story of his life. There
was little of romance or general interest
in its details; a recital of happy existence
love and domestic bliss only one
aright shade, and that bis sisters volatility
of manner, triddiness,' an Uioiii:htljssness,
which had often made her the subject of
observation, but never before of insult.
She was now in London with a distant
connexion.' She, wttb himself, had a lit
tle lauded proierty, from Which some
- iM sovn-as-ttie uncr tigitt or wjmronetr
ing day straggled through the window we
parted he to a bath, and I to an adjust
ment of pistols and little particulars.
The former I had borrowed of a friend iu
ah adjoining street, who bad been on the
continent. By a queer device the sight
was tiped with a delicat diamondnd
Oil1 trigger, premised when iu glum bbscur
ed the object from the eye, he said, was
indicative of certain death. It seemed
reasonable; and I felt rny ltritre-, not-
withstanding the other was so unerring a
shot. Our toilets were soon made, and
we walked some mile 'andTa half to the
designated spot a Held, with a wood ou
one side, and a copse on the other. We
found onr adversaries already present
they, had rode down, and had been wait
ing. Two oflier things iu our favor; for
even to the bravest the' expectation of
a crisis is harrassiug and depressing
lltetimaj-Wore it ntHst-be titled upetuira
lyto . make tlie iiiind jnost tranquil. A
we WalktHLvretalEed, and our" nerves
were cool. We saluted, I approached
my opposite, and whispered4 Wjllyour
friend withdraw his rejnark F
He shook his head, and answered, iu ft
low tone " lie says life is right, and he
ter is his. mistrciis-aud he can rove it
by letters now-m t lie iocn ol has jack
et Thin, of course., . wojilil, when cx-
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pun uou, wuiy oc a u ueu rvsou-a j m aa-cv
1 saw that this was so, and we began
to prepare. Tossing for the choice of a
jiosition which I had been, while talk
ing, cautiously examining as to locality
I won. He tajotthe word ia fire with--
work of design and deliberation of the
few moments before ; I chose it, and man
aged to place the cornet with his back
to theVast, where the sun was beginning
to rise, and iu ranire of a church spire.
iust bevoud aver the hillv irround where
tol, and whispered bnt these
"When the sight is' midway between his
shoulders, press, and you hare him ; and
if you miss; don't atira" . -
He was cool, beautifully cool, and nod
ded assent. The two toolc position.
" Gentlemen, are you ready I" said my
There was qo answer.
" I take it you are ready ; and you will
fire after two, and. before five." v'
He paused a moment, and said, f I will
now cotint," and then in a quick tone,
said "Raise; one, two, three, four, five."
lhe-orn fired at three, tho other
at five, and both stood firm.
"Ihevhave missed, said j:
adversary came to me; "and shall we
understand . why," as we prepared the
his position, una cri8soa to a suck near
bv. where lie had hunff his coat, and
drawing his pocket-hankerchief, blevr
is nose. It was an act of attected nou-
halnnce.' My friend kept his prwt and
." I shall fetch him this time," I heard
the other whisper to his second, as he re
sumed hi pistol.
There was the same pausing: the sonic
drill pfepreparatioutiie same words as
bajforeXwhen both firoal, aiid tog'tlier."
Tlie cornet was Uninjured, whde the
other fell, witVa ball throngh his neck."
" You see I was right," said, he ; " I
should not be toucheil. - God has protec
ted the right" , 1
Ho has indeed, I thought, a I nie
chauically placed in his hand the first pis
tol, which I had rehiaded, and tookl'rom
him the discharginl messenger of death.
-1 approached Ute .fallen man, who was
evidently in a dying condition, and was
unanle to articniato. the .iatn sur
geon" was by his side, and shook his head
t me. The unfortunate mau tried to
speak ; but at last, finding this in vain,
he drew a letter from Lis Test. And poin
ted to his coat. I understood at once.
It was brought blm. He took oat three or
four, and handed them to me, pointing
at his opponent, who now stood twenty
feet off, with his back resolutely turned,
and holding tha pistol rather carelessly,
I knew I had loaded it, and that he was
in danger. I knew that the letter might
be Important, if the intimation given me
was correct 1 approached him with tnem
in my band, "lie ay they are from her."
aaid L He made no effort to take them,
but his face became ashy pale.
M I don't believe it," Was hi response.
" He is a double liar lr . .... .
. Men don't die with Ilea on their lips,"
said I, sternly. i
" Well, you may read -r them, if yon
) began one; it was full of tenderness,
and could admit of but one construction.
His frame shook with -emotion.
" How is it signed i" aaid he.
1 showed him the bottom of the pa
per, where was traced ''Julia Langtou."
His eves iflared ho-muttered a curse
then sobbed once "My poor sister!"
and quick aa thongnt, and before I could
anticipate hta motion, he raised tlie fresh
loaded weapon to his brain, fired, And
fell deAd 1 ' -
Horror-stricken, I ran to the oilier. He
too had just expired, and the souls of the
two duellists onitted mortal strife to
I shall not dwell upon the immediate
sequel, nor my alter reflections, incy
were too painful for remeiiibrauce. My
friend was- decently buried, in .. the ..Bath
fluirclivard. and fleft for town iinmedi-
lately, to Avoid comment and arrest, 1
took my weird i pereonal atructr with mr,
coitirisiiig bis little valuables ana papers,
and determined to see tiie erring and un
fortunate sister who had caused tins dou
ble calamity. I said to mvself. " If she
be not Wholly lost, that will at least bring
her to a repentant life." F'rom the se
cond, who otHciuted with me I learned her
residence, and thither I went oil the ulg
of my arrival. I knocked at the door of
the house, and inquired for Miss Langton.
There h no Bwctntamer in "the-4Kmse.'
Ixemeuibt'r.ed that perhaps she passed by
the name of bet "betrayer, and corrected
ihy request by substituting- Mrs. ,
" It's up stairs," said the maid, eying
me suspicumsly. - ' -- j-
I ran up, but as my foot touched the
upper stair, a light torin bounded forth
from a door almost into my anri9 then
as quickly stepped back. I saw it was
- " Welk what message V He is-wellf
f dhitr'f9 different Answers is talta ctircrer.
ed the dixr.
" Dont keep me in auspense P said
I had to, for I wa collecting my
thought. My duty was a very delicate
aae ai licuW'ly as 1 waw before me t
light, tragHe beauty, who was not unlike,
m form and" appearance, to' tlie unfortu
nate comet .
" What have yon heard I" said L
" Here here, said she, bringing forth
a crumbled letter from tbe folds of her
dress, tile "wrote it the night before,
and said he was to fight my brother.
It is some horrid mystery, for I have no
"for ho too is dead."
He too he too C she exclaimed.
" There are too graveyards wbich claim
them," I rejoined.
explain. Iwo dead! who are
self: but I could not sneak : so I me
chanically handed her the letters signed
by "Julia JUmgton.
She took them in her hand read them
for a line or so looked in mv face a
searching inquiry and BW3oned.
When she recovered tor t dasfied a
wine-gloss full of water in her face, and
laid her upon a couch by an open win
dow although pale as marble, she seem
ed to remember4J and said
" It is a dreadful mistake. Take them
to the real Julia Langton, at her- aunt
in street; she willexplain all, when
you add to whatever Utry yon iiava U
i ! 1 M .1 t-o T.' 1 1 ,' j mv alonaaa T aaaaaiaail i
- , - '
.HI notr t.a-morr.lW. toamorrowJ
It is enough to know that my Charles,
... . .... --- ' .
myself, reinemberinir his public baaastings
in the pump-room at uatii a pnuuc ua
. -.. . .r i .
sWrattt -of a- trustiiiif bwrt-l
I left her. and uouirht the real Julia
Langton, (as she phrasd it,T with a mind
full of perplexity and mystery. What
eowbjl.--.4t mean f Why aboidd 'J Clara
Ellis" be quoted for alfcT Trer? " "
I saw the lady, and not to make more
naiiiful in detaifa storv which can scarce
ly be surpassed in ra-al vx fictitious life i
.r . '. a . i . :..i
lor its 'ifiitatakvas- ntiaJortuniav. and tragical (
events, I told her all, showing her the
letter. be was insensible lor hours..
Tl''rahsiip''iiivficlAis both came,
and I W tti commai-ded to. wait lielow.
I believe it was thought to send for an
officer, and apprehend me. I began to
think I oitgrtt to be In custody, lor 1
spread tragedy wherever I moved.
Hours passed by. 1 was stilt in the
dark as to the mystery and the fearful
mistake for such it was, I now could
perceive and one that could not, alas !
bring to life the duellist and the suicide.
Nor was it until, the next day, alter
again Boeing Miss Ellis, that I learned the
matter. The unfortunate Clara KUishad
been a school governess in the place
where Jnlia Langton had been educated
Her sed ucer, by some stran gas recollection -of
names, arising from the two being eat
together, And he hearing the name el
one and not the other, bad attached it te
her on a chance meeting ia the school
garden. Not knowing to what unhappy
lengths It would lead, Atrd being it a
romantic turnshe did not At first unde
ceive him ; and when enticed by bis arts
and persuasions she fled the place, And
soon became a mistress where ah hoped
to be A wife, it - became convenient to
keep up the name of i pure And Tirta
pua woman. She loved him to distraoa
tiop ; bat stilt aba luld a loving fadier
A poor curate in the aorta of .England
to whom she, as hit daughter, would btf -deAd.
Tlie , letter whrek -caused tie
whole thing were written by her, And
signed with' her assumed name. ' - ' t
What became ef her I know not? baA
the nuiiartnnate aister of tlie doubly on
fortunate cornet only Jin gered a year, and
literally died of a broken heart I :
Never in tbe course of my profession
al experience have I read of or wit
nessed a more complicated tragedy of
real life A more strange entangling of
tbe thread of human destiny. .
A NEW AND BEAUTIFUL TREE.
-Mr. Brooks, a respet-table-- farmer of
Ulympia, Oregon, writes to a friend in
Boston a very interesting account of A
strange and beautiful tree lately discov
ered iu that country. It waa communi
cated to the Journal of Agriculture, from
which we take the following extract;
" A strange and beautiful tree lias been
discovered in Washington- Territory
which is not known to exist in any other
part 4jf -the bbitabgWbeTl4re--is
destined, I think, to make some noise
in the world: It is remarkable, because
its like is not found elsewhere, and on ac
count of its great beauty and fragrance.
Tlie tree varies1 in height from one to se
ven feet. Tlie leaf resembles that of the
jear, while the trunk. and branches look
side of the leaf is coated with gum, liav
ing the Appearance of oil, and of the con
listence of honey. ..Handling them canty ...
es the gum to adhere slightly to the fin
gers.. The gum, as well aa die leaf and
bark, Is highly odorous. ,,:t
" Tllo fragrance, which is qnite strong,
resemblc8 that of berirainot. or rine fruit
and a few leaves are suffieieut to perfume
a room. A leaf, fully wrapped up in A
aper, so as to be entirely concealed, was
anded to several Dersona. with the re
quest that they would telf by the smell
a . ... : ft aa ' - a it
!! ii w asj expresBaiu iiiemaKMve
highly delighted with Its fragrance but
auiiac saa i u ia enieiiti iiilo ripo iiaraig
some that it was bcrgamot ; while others ,
thought it smelted like ripe apple. The
flower resembles that of the white jessa
mine. - '
H Thia? will gertalnly tnaka Aerr beaA-
tiful and desirable ornatDental trea td
grow in one gardens. Around onr dwell
ings, near, the pArlar;wThdb
a claoice bower. .' It itttVixiajj-niltie fur
these purposes Sa greatly enhanced by tha
consideration that it i an evergreen.
This specimen is brought from my farm,
and is taken from a grove of About A
quarter of an acre. The plant ia very
rare even here : the oldest settlers of the
n ii a; re. Dull, uire uouuuoa, ah waac aw
found in other places. It has been known
to the priest of the Catholic Mission of
St Joseph for some years, bnt has not
attracted attention until recently." - j -
motion! ' - i
"Groans of l)u, Briitomr . ,,
A moral reformation is in the onward
inarch in old Virginia About 15 coun
ties have recently refused to grant any
one license to retail ! liquor. But some,
of them merely "scotch the snake ;" tlie
county of Halifax (which we had thought
"sold to Whiskey r) give five Hotels li
cense, but refuses to license Stores or.reg
nlar-built grogeries. Onr idea is, if -yoil '
license one-license all ; if you refuse one
refuse all down with monopolies and
exclusive privileges! But what will the
South of Dan dol One or two heroes
j. , . .. .1 i u .i..,aj r
'"- -"S .)"l.'5- ura. auxaaua -a4 -
till mortal irisrncee"ColirtiiBlfi-
. t ... . . . . r . i li ii. 'L. t,
va i.(iiau w iv vuiki uuiii ura
couldn't stand I Ye men of ffloommst
lion, and bow submissively fo the wise
behests of the w.,tlM JIo.
Am Eciiptui Jeke. The Baltimore Sun
relates-the . (oltow.ing j...,.,.., mmm
". At the expected moment, a friend of
ours was peering with anxious solicitude
through his spacious crystal, under tlie
shade of a convenient grape vine, when
he suddenly called ut " there it is by
thuudcr she's gone atbim withoneof her
horns." He took down hi apparatus tho-
ronghly Aniaxed. Try it Again," we
said. He did so. "There it i8,n he ex-
claimed, " by Jove site's dashed A born
into his side. She's plnngiag it into
him " We suggested that if might be
something else, and upon examination it
proved to be a vine leaf dangling before
the iwnii-obscure extremity of his "fit
.CbsrsiwrM. Why is the Eastern ques
tion like mUddv coffee I ;
- Because' it needs tetthng.
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