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Stray Notices (earn hJ'1)
Local Notice Charged i Tincient A JTrtUen ttltJ.
cxirncn, couurr & co.,
.'crterion'i Block, 2d Floor, Hall Entrance,
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fSr'tionl mast invamUy, be paU In Advar.e,
Jnot work, and Plain and fancy Job Work done
Htest style, and n bort Bolice'
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BEOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1868.
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' LIBERTY ANP UNJON, ONE AND INSEPARABLE, NOY AND - FOREVER."
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vr- ti pTriK. IT . S Semtor. Bruwnvillr.
j JC.Thayer, ' " Omab.
i j0h TArrE ReprfKetitatlve, Dkot City.
' STATE DIRECTORY.
' catID BcTLtR. Gwtrw.r. Pawnee City.
' THO P. Kexdakd, Se.retary, Oraah.
I johij Gill spie. AHdiur, Oinab.
? ArcrsTC KovNiz Treasoror.
g. E.KOX, Librarian Ouuba.
0 p. Mapow Jiuipeof !' J ndicUl District,
; y"M h IloovrR, Iiirirt Ork for Nemaba Co.
i jjjij. T. J Majors Senator, )em Keraiba Co.
j li 0' Crow llvi eiiitivc. Kirview do
Tons Waldti R, 1 Browuville, do
' CHAi HAYWOOa, lo Grant, do
! vh Paily, do Peru. do
5 TTNITED STATES DIRECTORY.
' R M ATKtFSOK, KeuUter. i U. S. JanJ Offlce,
1 Jen L Caro. Receiver. $ Br.-wuviile.
K P TDTTLE.U S. As. AKKesAor, Browuville.
t a D M AKH, Pot Under, BrcWDVille.
j'm. Rich, KeRibtet in Bankroptcy.
jiyz M. n acker. Clerk and Register of Deeds.
6 W. PrAttok, Treasurer,
A. W. JtoRCAif Probate Jn1?e.
pavidsok Plasters, Sheriff,
j . v.r. bright, Surveyor.
r.G Holmes. )
! Phillip STARR, Connty Commisioneri
i J. L M'iEE. )
Berk ARr Ottens, Coroner.
! CITY DIRECTORY.
jarvis S. Chvrch. Mayor.
" WM. II. McCRtERV, Clerk.
it ?. Boyd. Marnhall.
os as 1IACKIR. Collector.
'1m. H. Hoovi r, Treasurer,
r T. K. Fisher Kucmeer.
j.S. Reynolds, Attorney.
I '" t C IIacker. j
t C. W. whi eler, VAldermen.
i A. W. JlOROAI.
a. P. Cogswell. J
First Baptist. Service on Second Sunday and
"Veed ng Saturday of eacli mouth at 2 o'clock P. ii
',1 tn Vetti' tllft church In Brownviiie. Eev. M. F.
Methodist EpiscopaT.-Pprvioes eyery Sunday.
,t 10 1-2 M . and6 1-'iP. M Prayer Meeiinu every
-i nrmlsv evfIu.'; Sui.Jay Srh..! every Snl)bath at
l-tA M Rev- W. S. BLACKBURN. Pa-tor.
' Eri"opal - Service in AtcPherson's Hall every
iter San lay at 101-2 A.M., and every Snnd.y at
i-JP H Sniulav Schixil at 2 1 -4 P. M every Sau
itr Rt Re. G. R. DAVIS. Missionary
it Presbyter nn Services every Sunday at
O ltA.M auJS -2 P. M. ; Sunday Scb'K.l at 214
f X ; Praver nieetina every Wednesday at 7 P. M.
JOHN T. BAIKD. Pt..r.
irrhiil and Drparlurc of Mails.
Eastern Mail arrive da. iy, except Sunday, at I , p in.
. duparU " ' " , I 1-2
Northern llaiumveh" " ." ' ti p in
.. ceparta ' " " at I 1 2 '
Xeftern ilail arrive ever Wedncbdav at 4, p. m
. departs every M'-ndav at 8. a. in.
jrattt Mail arrive every Tnesdy al 6. p. m.
departs every Wedue?dy at 8, a.m.
UockcoitMaiUrrlves every Saturday at 3. p. m.
.. depart " " 3 1-2. pm.
fernoiu will obi it e typettjnr their mail in fully
U!f an ton r before the lepntture -f ruaiia.
oact open Sunuaya frni b to . m , ac 1 from 4 to
P to A. D
M AUSI r. M.
BrowuvilliU. A. Chaptir. Meets at M onic
Hail in Br.nvnle each M-n.!v eve'iin.' f r lectn;es
4nd-ork. - R. W. FLRXA3. II T.
Ceo R. Davis, Sec.
Xemaha Valley Lodge No 4 A F &. A M meets
eenUriy in il.e MaMnil-; Hall on th lstanl3l Satu-.-J.vtecti
m. n'h. T V. Bk.'iKKO, W. M.
i J. H. VORRISOK. Secretary.
I Beowkville Louge, 1 o i.f O F raeeis lepnlarly
' eeir Tneia evvi.liin in ti.e Ma-inic Halt.
j II. C LKTT, N. G.
' G. W FaIRBROTHER, SrC.
; Browkville Lcice. I Oof G T, meets regularly
srery Friday eveuu: in the M..,nic Il.ttl.
i . FRKl'tRlCK. PARRElt, W. C. T.
f D. H. Lewis w. S
' G A li Post No. I, Nemaha Couuty, meet every
tUernaie TMirsiay. in Br.wi.iite, over Dorsey &
Ero'i CiOtliing Store, at 7, p. M.
, Oapt. O. B. IIKWETT, P. C.
i' V p. BLACEBCR5, P. A.
BARMOXIA .Veen every We. Inesday evening in
tie ta'.l el of Te eprapti af.rc MvP eion'i (.'lo-.k
LOl lS WALDTKR. Prca.
) Jos. Shcti, Sec.
! Browkvitle Literary aksociatiok Meets
' treiy TLurwlay evening at 7. P. M.
j . J. S- SCHKXK.. Pres.
D. n. HrrrMAK, Set.
; Testers Ikion-.Telkgraph (ompakt Offlcc
la MtPl)eis..n'a bik. J K BEAR t)i'erat.,r.
'HOLLADAY & CO.,
' Trbolha-.e and Reitll Deaier In
! DRUGS, MKDIHINK, PAINT, OIL, &c,
P. 0 BulIdtnK, Main St.,
I' ?VVM U. McCREERYI
VTbolesal and Retail Dealer In
Drugs, Books, Wall-paper und Stationery,
Corner Main and Ht Sts.,
Dry Goods Groceries JS23 & Notions.
' Foot of Main Street near Levee,
IV M. T. t?EN,
Wholesale and Retail dealer In
GENERAL MER HANDISE.
Corn Piar.ters Plows; Stoves Furniture.
COXMCSSIOX AXD FORWARDING MERCHAXT
Main k tree t bet Levee and It,
Cicftrtt market price paid for Hidc$, rdto Fvrt and
Product, by WM.T.DiiN.
G. M. HENDERSON,
Dealer in Foreign and Domettic
DRY GOODS AND GKOOERIES
Main bet. 1st and 2J Sla.,
BEE LI HALL, LUNCH ROOM
AND LIGHT GROCERT STORE,
Main bet. 1st and 2d Sta..
J. L. McGEE Si CO.,
McPherson'a lllm-k. Min troet.
".W.Tipton O.D.IIosrett J.S. Church
TIPmN hpwptt r.nrRrii
A.TT O It KEYS A T L A W .
Ec lnMcPterton s Block, Mala st. between J &3d.
THOMAS & BROADY
AltQixcys at Law & Solicitors in Chancery,
OHce over Dorset's Clotting Store,
. KP.BRASKA CITT. NKHRASKA.
S. B. IIAKKINGTOX,
Attorney and OanM'lor at Lnw,
Beatrice, Gay o.,
PERKINS & GILIXSl'IE.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
Tecumtthf Joh nioH Co., Xtb.
rnrTFR f vvf.
Attorney at Law and War Cla'n Aqcnt,
'awuee Ctty, jtlratka
P. O. CKOSS.
STEVENSON & CROS3, Troprietort,
On Levee Su. betwean Main it Atlantic.
. Tins liooe It conveuient to the Steam Boat LancHnp
arsd the tn?ine? rart of tLe City. ' The bet-t acconirao-
dwtiens in the City. No pains will be spared in mak
iTig goef ts cotnirt3b!e. GjoI Stable atd Corral con
vfiiicut to the House .
' MICHAEL FINK. Proprietor.
Ponth.ide Main tctwetn l?t e.rjd 2nd street?,
Meals at s!l Hours, or fur Regular boarders, at
the usual rates. 12-11-lT
It. D. ROBISON, Proprietor.
A cood Feod and Livery Stable In connection with the
lUcse. Front .trtei, between Main and Water,
J. W. BLACKBURN, M.D..
PENSION EXAMINING SURGEON,
Tenders his rrofesKional eervico to the citiienscf
Uto nviilo and vicinify.
: OFFICE AT CITY DRUG STORE.
Nitrbt tails at his Residence eouth side of Atlan
lie between 1st end 2nd streets.
H. L. MATHEWS.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
A. S HOLLADAY. M D
(Graduated in 1S51 ; Located in Fjotenville in 1S56 )
Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician,
Dr. LI. has on hand complete sets of Amputat
ing, Trephining andObstetrical instruments.
Office: nollaaay& Co's Dru(? Store. P.O.
p s Sncc-ulaUention civen to Obstetrics and
he diseases of women end children. x-41-ly
C. F. STEWART. M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND: SURGEON,
outh East corner of Main and First Streels
fkicb UoCRS 7 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 and 6$ to
.. 74 p. m.
J. H. BESON,
Will do BLrKSMITIIlXO of all kinds.
Makct Horse Shoeing. Ironing of Wag ont and Sleight
and Machine tv or a specialty.
Shopun Main St., west cf McPherson's Block,
J. W. & J. C. GIKSON.
SnOP on 1st between Main and 2d,
All Work done to order Satisfaction Guirrantied.
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Shop on Water Street South of American i!ou?e
' ..a. I'.l A a A
rCu'tnm WorX 01 all Kinds soictoq. u u
A. D MARSH,
NFAVS Di POT SO I-
CJtOOL B'KJKS, STATIONERY, &c,
Post PftVe. Plain St.,
STOVE & TIN cTORES.
JOHN C. DEUSER,
STOVES, TINWARE, PUMPS, &c
Opposite McPherson B'ock,
Manufacturers and' DeaUrt- in
TIXWARE, STOVES. HARDWARE CARPEN
TER'S TOOLS A..Uiili J
MTtirr-'!'- B'.xk '.'n vi'Til'c Kf).
BOOTS & SHOES.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
Main Street 2 doort below tne k utheast corner of 2nd,
Hac n baud a sup-riur Stock of Uoots ana ant es
nd the best mtiril and ability fordoing
STCuxtom Worl- done nith ntatnea and dfpalck.
COOT AND SHOE MAKER,
Main Between 1st &. 21 Street
Takes this method of informing the public that
e has on band a splendid assortn Jut of bent 8 and
.adic's Misses and Chltdrens's
unnTS & SHOES.
5-Cnton work done with neatness and dispatches
tiirtirnnr none on mioi . .
JONFECTIOXERY AND TOY STORE
resh Bread. Cakes. Oyster , Fruit, &c, frn hand.
Scuthside Main between 1st and 2d afreets,
J. P. DEUSER,
' . " ' Dealer in '- . f
Confectionaries, Tys, Notions, &c,
Main l.r-t. 1ft atwt 2 88.
Proprietor of the CITY OAKERY. ncy W.d-
dinKCaKe rurni-.nea uu muti d"hic. iwri
ia Coined i"nrles. Fmtta and be-t Family Flour.
Main Strtet bet. 1st and 2d.- -
S ADD LERY.
J. H. BAUER." .
Manufacturer and Dealer in
IURXESS. BRIDLES S COLLJRS
Mendiiid done to order sitUfactlon gnarrantied.
Shop on Main bet. 1st and 2d t!t..
Manufacturer and .Dealer in
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS,
"nlpa and I.asbes of every dencrtp' ii-n,
Hair. Cash paid for Hide.
Corner Main and ZJ Sta.,
W D MAHIN.
Manufacturer and Dealer in !l kindt of
Saddles, Harness, Whips, Collars, Slc.
Smith's Patent Trace Buckles,
Nixon'p Paient Trace Buckles.
yorth Side Main Strt.
MRS J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
LESSORS GIVEN CS THE FIANO. (JRCAS,
MILOriC'tS CCITAB AND VOC A LI T ATI ny
Having hit tight yenn experience cs Teacher 'of
XUtiCtn atV l om t COufr.i vj gtruig ufi.i;ti ..
Ro.'Uin Main. IM. 4:t 5 li sty.
lo-ly BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA.
GATES & LOUSEFIELD
BRICKLAYERS k PLASTKRES
TV til tike e-ootraots fur Bri.'k! ..yins. Ha'teririi?.
buildinst Cisterns, and do aryt hip in lh;.r lit
in the meet satisfactory aud vrorkcti'.nli!! Ei.jr.r.
As.,so,ise6. . - x-iT.-ly, "
G. P. BERKLEY,
CARRIAGE AND SIGN ."P AINTER
Grainer, . Gilder,; Glazier' and Pnper-Uanjer.
All work C ne on Short Kolice. FaTorable Terms and
Warranted ' rflc nver Tere fc CVs St re. Main St.,
BROWXriLLE, XEZRASZA. 12-21 -Jy
BATHROOMS. ( '
. J. L. ROY, , '
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER,
Xorth side Main St., between 1st anl 2i.
Has a splf ndid snitcf Bath Rooms, JLlso a choice
stock or uentienieQ's Motions.
A, W. M0R(JAN, - .
Probate Juefec & Justice of the Peace,
Court Ilonsu Baildii jr, Main St.
J. C. McNAUGHTON, ...
Notary Public and Cbnveyarcer,
Agent for " National Life" and "Hartford Live
mock inturance" vompamet.
Office In J. L. Canioi.'a Bank, -
R. F. BARRETT,
GENERAL LAND AGENT, AND
LAND WARRANT BROKER,
Will attend to paying Takes for Non-residents. Per
sonal attention given to making Locations. Lands,
improved and unimproved, for sale on reasonable.
terms. . vl2-n2o-ly
E. H. BURCHES,
Will the coming Spring Jplant crops in Gardens and
nitivate same by contract. Will also have on hand
weet Potato, Cabbage, Tomato & Pepper plants for Bale
WORTHING & WILCOX, '
And dealer in all kinds of Grain for which they pay
the Uiglest Market. Price m Lasft.
GEO.". -CORSET i LUTItER HOAP1.ET. CHA3.G.D0&SSY
DORSEY HOADLEY & CO..
REAL ESTATE - AGENTS, AND
DEALERS IN LAND WARRANTS AND AG
RICULTURAL COLLEGE SCRIP..
Office in Land OiS.ce Batlding,
Bar and sell Improved and unimproved Lands. Bay,
sell ad locate Land WarranU and Agricultural Col
lege Scrip. Make careful selections of Government
Land for Location. Homesteads, and Pre emptiona.
Attend to c.mie'-te Ilomesteads and Pre-emption eases
in the Land Office Letters of inquiry promptly ami
aref tlly answered. Correspondence solicited. - 26tt
WAGON3. BUGGIES. PLOWS, CULTI-
VII OKS, &c, Repaired on short notice, at low rates
and warranted to give satisfaction. x-13-fn cn
Tax Collector for the City of Brownrtlle,
Will attend to the payment of Taxes fox non-resident
land owners in JV emana county. Torres- .
pondem t Solicited. 1
OtSce on Main let. 1st and 2d,
SMITH P. TUTTLE.
U. S. Assistant Asxessi r and Claim Agent. W't! at
tend to the Proterurion of Claims before the Depart
ment f,r Ad Roun'y Back Pay and Pensions Also,
to the Collection of Scmi-Aunual due on Pensions,
021:e o.-er Carsons Bank Main street,'
A. STAFFORD, ...
PHOTOG II A PHIC. ARTIST
Persons wishing Pictures executed in the latest style
of the Art tcill please call at my Art Gallery. -'
Main ieet bet. 1st arid Bd street.
' J. XV. SMITH '
BERBER .A NDIIA IR DRESSER
Main St., 5th door ,rutu S V cor 2nd St. .
"kei'Etter :1Te A'RSM AN ,
CITY MEAT MARKET,
' ' Main bet, l.-t and 2nd StS., ...
J. Y D PATCH.
Manuf-ictorer and Dealertn .''
CLOCKS, WATCTI ES, .1 E WELRY,
' Silver itnrt Silver-plated Ware Constantly on bal
all varieties of Spectacles -Repairing done in the
netest style, and at hhortno'ice. Charges moderate.
Work warrantfd. City Din? Slore, ' ' '
i BROWNVlLLEi NKURASKA.
. W . h7 K I M BE R LI N ,'
OCULIST AND AU11IST.
Will Treatall Diseases nf. tie Eye and Ear.;,
ilootJis at the Star Hotel,
Tenders his services to tbe citizens of this city and
viclniiv. Maybe consulted at th above place from the
ll to tbe It th of e?ch month. And at the Salem JJonse,
Salem, Richardson county. Nebraska,
from tie 10th to the last of each month. . 12-1 Ily
JOHN L. CARSON,
Exchange bought and sold on all tbe principal
Cities. Also, dealer in Goii "iad. Silver Com',
G OVEEHEffiHT : B01IDS.
; Deposits received, payable nt sight.
Interest 'paid on iirJie 'Deposits ly especial
agreement Taxes paid for, non-residents'.
u s. bon i')siVANT; h:d
: ' ' . JOHN L. CARSON. -
R. F. BARRETT,: ;
. Proprietor of the . , '
NEW STEAM t FERRY BOAT,
SCX SET, and owner of the eoUre Ferry Franchii- j at
. ti it vs. fi LLC, ir.m 1SIL 4, '
Would respfctroliy repreeat to ihe Traveiin? Public
that they can be terriei over the Mwouri River, at
BrownvMie. pr itnptty aud without ddlay, at all hours
in tbe 1ay time . .
The cupacity t,f the boat will accommodate
rnfeen Loa'a'ed Wagons and Teams
OR 100 HEAD OF BEPIF CATTLE, ' .
AT ONE TRIP. rgo-tf
SJli3. ECK1CE LEACH , ' JTtSS M ART A. 61MPS0N
LEACH & SIMPSON.
Milliners & Dress-Makers
Wi.-h to infor -the ladies of Krownville and
vicinity tint they has just commenced a first class
MILLINERY & DRESS-MAKING
Where wotk will t.- doi e with rcat . are and neat
ce..Bnd atterth late-t K art em rtyles.
Bjeacbing atd lie; aimxlote in the very latest (
eti'. aua i n nlrl n-.m-'o.
l..ite,t st.ie-of rdk'sard t liillren s FTats and !
lJ.mn.Hf courting kept oi b-td, aU Ufo pat-! every moment to me seems an hour?"- -!
tern ff L.-s ir,s,e. Cu.ks,a2d Gbiidrens cio-5 ...Yu c,ean then, na harm shall -coin
. tVi.-cat (.ti'rii ,rt tt.tice r . ! ,..m -- V
iSein.-J S'ie-i : r-Mweri Mrtin Sc Water; t0 me or mine? - - " - -f'
I BR O V'lYVILLEi'A'EBR.iSK.l. " : tl st.ar it? ' ; ; .
JO US O' THE SMITHY.
Down in the vale where the mavis sings '. '. T
"-And the brook is turning an old-time wheel,
From morning till night the anvil rinji l . ;
Where John o the Smithy is forging jtaeU' I "... .'
.My lord rides out at the castle gat.- . ; ... ..
My lady is grand in bower and hall, I .
With men and maideqs to cringa and wait.
And JohnV thVSmithy must pay for all.
The bishop rides ia a co&cb, and four,
II is grooms and horses are fat and sleek ;
He has lackeys behind and lackeys before j .
lie rides at a hundred guineas a week. ;
The anvil 13 sirging its I'ten pound ten," "
- The mavis pipes from a birken spray, ,
And th is is tiio sorjg that fills the glen, .:
"Johno' the Smithy has all to pay."
John has a daughter rosy and sweet,
My lord has a sob with a wicked eye ;
When she hears the sound of hid horses' feat
LTer heart beats 'quicker, she knows not why.
She will know very well before the end ;
She Trill learn to detest their rank and pride
When she has the young lord's babe to tend,
While the bishop's daughter bocooie3 his bride.
There will be the old, old story to tell
Of tyrannous wrong in plicos high ;
A bishop gloiing the deeds of hell, , . ' ' '
The priest and to Levke passing by. "
And the father may. bow his frosted he &
. When he sees the young bride up at the. hall, .
And say ' twere better his child were dead j
Bat John the Smithy mutt bear it all.. .
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The smith arid his uaughter,will pass away,
' And another Bhs.ll make the anvil ring
For the daily bread and the hodden-gray :
But the pro3ts shall go to priest and king ; '
And over the wide world, day by day, '
.. The smiths shall waken atear!y mora, : - r-'-
ach to his task in tho old dull way, - , . .
. To tread a measure of priestly oora.
An4 the smiths shall live on th o coarsest fare
With little that they may call their own.
While the idler i3 free from work and care, " r
For the best of all shall go to the drone. ' f ''
And the smith complains of the anvil's song,- "
. Complains of the years he has wro'tand pined;
For the priests and rulers are swift to wrong,
And the mills of God are slow to grin).
But a clear strong voice from over these
Is piercing the murk of the taori nigh t j
Time is, time was ; and time shall be
That John o' the Smithy will have hi, rght ;
Arrd those who have worn the mitre and crown,
Who have pressed him sore in body and sou',
Shall perish from e trth when the grist is gnanl
And the Mighty Miller has claimed his toll.
, THE PRIEST'S STRATAGEM. ,
The greata fficfency of the French police
ystem, as at present in operation, : and
1 1 ' T 1
asjt was auntifr me firsi ian(iieon. is
too well known to need .comment here ;
yet one may' otcasiobaily happen "Upon
unrecorded incidents which thoroughly
-if ted ,.niake it still : mor.9 , evident, Of
ftich a character is -the incident'; we, an;
now about to relate. . (
It appears that one dark , and stormy
day as a (rood old prelate, Denj irian Ijy
han'ie. wa? hastenino:" runmiij,' alonir ;he
Rue La B-Tiandine, . wrapped j-nuly:
in his hu?e capiichin,. he w.is accosied
Middenly .by..a tall, etronsly I nut m i;,
habited in'a h'ue i;Ioal and loociu d hit .
which completely concealed his face- H
had alighted from a small, ch covered
t ab. which drew op to thje walk, judV a-
the prelate, was passingr.
Siiigular as the-;e proceedings may
appear, they would hare excited little or
uo wonder in his mind at the time, for
such mysterious' proceedings; were . then
an every day occurrence; were it not that
his attention wasdrawn more particularly
thereto by the mysterious person, who
placed himself directly, before him saying:
"You are father Gagnice, I believe''
'I am, my son'; what would you have
of me?".' returned the worthy prelate,
starting with surprise. .' . , .
"I have come father, a great '.distance
to find youfand I now wish you to enter
my cab and go with rhe." " ' '
'G with you. Where and for what?"
"To attend the death bed of a friend,
who wishes the sacrament administered,
before departing rorn this -life.'' l .
"Lead on,' then, hiy man ;' I will accom
pany yoti; lead" on."" - '
The worthy prelate was -never tardy
in the discharge of the duties of bia holy
prder. . , ; : ;
"Thanlf you, father ; but first you must
permit me. to blindfold you!"
But l'li permit "'nothing' of the kind,
mv son," returned the old man, whose
suspicions were now becorainar aroused.
"But I say you must.. most holy father"'
was iheeep, deiermined reply.
' T niust not. nor will not!' ,
"You must.5 and will or die! For, ' if
you refuse, and resist me. I will kill
ypu! said the man. while drawing- a
small dirk from his cloak.
Our worthy friend, the prelate, was
now thoroughly alarmed, but' he tried
hard to conceal this, by calmly inrjuirinr.
But why all this mystery, ray son? Why
this disguise?" '- -
4T have no time, now, father, to ex
plain, even if I would ; bu you shall
learn.all in good time. And fataer, to
qciet your fears for I see. you are ter
rified I do most solemuly swear, upon
me cro;3 or your rosary, . uni. no narm
sn1 CQrne t9 you provided yon dfe 'dis-
. - ir . -
creet. There, now,- come. Haste, for
" "Then, lead on; Ell go and submit to
be blindfolded, too." : '
.This way, then, to the cab." ...
Saying which, the stranger hastily led
the old man to the vehicle, shoved .him
in, then entering himself, closed the door,
and fastening it cn the insidegave the
word to the driver, and away they : went.
- "Now father," continued he," hold
your head down ;" with which' he drew
from his pocket a handkerchief, folded
it neatly upon his knee; and bound it
firmly over theciosed eyes of the old man,
who submitted to all in perfect silence;
and then again the stranger spoke :
"And now, most holy father, you must
submit to another indignity if so you
.:' "And what is that, my son?"
."This. You must swear that you will
never divulge one word, look, cr gesture
you may see or hear during your present
adventure. Po you understand and con
sent?" ' ' ' : -
"I do, but will not. I am willing to
compiy with everything I conceive to be
essential to the happiness of my children;
out in this I neither see reason nor nec
essity, and therefore prefer to use my
own discretion in the matter-" :
"But you have no choice, father, in this
case?" ' .
' ;'I will exercise one, nevertheless "
"I mean," returned' tha "stranger, in
the same deep determined tone of voice,
"If you insist on my being more explicit,
that I will not permit you to exercise any
"But I will, in this respect, for in these
matters'I am not only accountable to my
God, but also to my church, my son."
With this, the stranger paused for a
while, as if in deep thought, and then, as
if haying, come to some definite resolve,
replied : -
"Well, well, I suppose in this matter
you may have your ovyn way ; but if you
dare divulge a word out side of your
sinctuary, ,you die! Do you hear, most
"And, further, even if you do, it will
avail you naught, for these very precau
t;ons will render you harmless.
"True, true," muttered the old man ;
with which both relapsed into silence,
while the carriage went rumbling aud
rolling along- The rain still came down
in torrents, while ever and anon a deep
peal of .thunder made everything trembir
"All thirgs temporal must have an
end." thought the padre, '4and so must
this ride eyentually."
At this moment, and as if in confirma
tion of his soliloquy.-th carriage did stop
but where be was, of course, quite unable
to judje. '
'Prepare to alight, father," said the
stianger. ' - -"
'T am ready my, son."
. "Come, then." ....
Saying which 'the stranger, still hood
ed took the priest by the arm, and thus
helped him to descend ; ithen led hun
across the- stone pavd walk, by whic:
our friend (who wa? now keenly alive u
every sigh that would indicate hi$ where
ab- u'j) Ht once ctjectur-d that he wa
yr-i within th -f recincts of Pari- and h
was right; ihendi t;p a hug p:tir of s,U)n
sieps, 'hen through a duor whic i wu
imnie.iiaN'ly clo-ed by the perauu vvh
No hi nor further pa?-ed between the'm
as thny !hu went hi and out, up and
down through the hou-e, till presently
they halted before a-. door, 'and.iu.alow
voiee ti e stranger said:
"I am now about to admit y-u to th
presence of the invalid. When you he,r
the door shut, take off the bandage:
when you get through, ring the little bell
you will find on the table, and I w. 11 come
Now, father go in;" sayinz .which.-the
mask opened the door, showed our oh
friend in, and then hastily, but safely
closed it ar.d was gone.
' Now comes the singular part; of, our
story. No sooner did the pri-st find
that the door was closed, than he hastily
slipped the handkerchief off", and attempt
ed to gaze around, but the effect of th
light was too powerful for a few seconds
and he 'was compelled to cover them
again; out of sheer pain. -Gradually,
however, his eyes became accustomed to
natural light, and they opened wide in
indeed with surprise.' when thy ' bt-held
the splender of ths apartment he was in
The furniture and decorations were of
the most superb and cosily kind, whil
the most refined ta.-te,and .strupu'oi
Care was manifested in the order and
arrangement of each aod every arti -le.
Presently his gaze turned to a pi' of
the room he had not examined, an as
he naturally enoujh supposed, there
stood a splendid t-b cy wwd b-. d iad.
inlaid with pearl, aud covered : wi h
a couDterpine of white silk of th- m jsi
elaborate- m inurac'ure, beneath whnh
between heets cf the. fioi st linen wi h
head bolstered up with pillows of down,
reclined the form of aa-fair a crea ure
as had ever delighted the old man's caze.
She bent upon hun a long and ' pen ive
glance, which appealed tit once to the
old prelate's heart; but finding at length
that she did not intend to speak first, he
lightly approached her side, saying, in
subdued tone '
Madam. I am the priest, com? to con- -
fess you, and give you absolution, through j
the mercy of Jes Christ, and bis aptle
Peter. Madam, are y.vu ready ccri
e, wnii? cenatng upon hr a
it i i
looked of -mingled surprise and pnetra
hun i' but .-you .ure!y are. .no: going to
die; it must b- a mistake you ?t:il ttsr
the bloom of heaiiii in your chetk, yyur
eyes still glisten and you now smile, as
z ivor smiled a being on death-pad
' "Acd yet father," replied eh 5 ia the
ted, ''aod yet I am now on the ery verge
cf the grave!"
"Impossible! I have beheli hundreds
cn the verge of the grave, but never be
fore one like you. Why, your. voice,
madam, so sweet and clearso strong,
belies the supposition."
"And yet rr.y words are trse.'
"Ab!" mu;tered our old friend, to him
self, while a smile of gratification for an
instant illumed his countenance .doubt
lessly, fhe is a hypochondriac. She is a
fit object for the physician, cot for the
priest. Then turning to her he continued
"Madam, is it your determination that
I shall confess you?".
"Such is my resolve, father, though
heaven and my conscience know, I have
but little to confess let the world say
what it may father, I see by your look
of surprise your kindly solicitude, that
that you oh! you are not are you?"
"Not what, daughter not what?" and
the padre began to look slightly alarmed.
"Yes yes, I am certain, you are an ac
complice of of my kinsmen?" .
. "lea yes, yea know, nothing of this
you are not an accomplice?"
"Madam, you mystify me very much
your mind is evidently disordered I
must depart this is no place for me;" and
he started toward the bell.
"Oh, no, no,! In the name of heaven I
implore yoo. stay. If you have any
in ircy, do not ring that bell! do not
"Madam, your manner is most incom
prehensible! What do you mean? I am
led to believe you mad; and yet your
language and manner are ratio."
"Mad? Mon! Dieu! I wonder that I
am "not. No, no, I am not mad! father,
sware to me that you art not an accomp
lice of my kiusmao."
It must be understood, that all this
dialogue was carried on in a low, sub
dred voice, not much above a whisper,
through excited aud anirnated in the
extreame; and it was as much wi.h the
design of assuming a more easy position
for he had been bending over the bed
all the while as it was to enable him to
hear better, that the prelate scfily drew
a chair to her side and seated himself
"Diughter, there is evidehtly some
my?tery here, and I would fathom it.
Now in the first place who is this kias
uiiii you speak of? he wearing the cloak?
Speik and fear not."
"Yes ,'us he "
vv rut a cash ljis at U!iij.M h-o vl li i
'0;i! do you tpeak
and . she
bent upon him a glance of such deep sup
plication, that his heart was touched.
"Daughter, believe me. My words
are ihn words of truth!" -
"Oh! God, I thank thee father can
you save mel See, I am young, too young,
.oj young to die."
'Willingly, if it is in my power; but,
you torget. I am perfectly iguorant of
n.'ur siuatioa. Now, if you would be
"I will vou shall know all look!"
Up to this tune it j-hould be remembered,
he had nrtn.iiutd closely covered up to
the ni-ck by the counterpane; but now as
fhr- spoke, she violently threw tbe cover
from her but half-robed person?, and
bare arms, one cf which she held up to
hi stalled gaze, pointing the while,
with the trrmbl.ng hand of the other, to a
bloody dyed bandage that encircled it
just above the elbow.
'Look! Do you see that, father? From
that would my precious life Is to pour out
by that, means I am to die!"
"Are you frantic woman? What do you
"Listen! disturb me cot and you shall
hear all. You shall doubtlessly judge
iy all this tplendor you see in these
apartemens, that I am one of the so-call
ed roy alists, or nobility cf France, recall
ed by an edict of the prs;ent Emperor
and rigtnly too, for I am further,
jqu are aare. that there La3 lately been
several attempts made by our party to
assassinate the ijinperor, or at least;
such is the report. Also, that it is sus
pected, that even at this moment there
are several secret societies of conspirat
ors, now dotting for the same object.
Well, it is because I chanced to discover
the dastardly proposes of one of these
depicable cliques, and betrayed that
kngwh dge to the proper source, that I
am now iioomed to euifer this death."
"Nay, say not father, for such Is the
Bat how then is it possible then that
you have been prevailed upon to betray
your people, and your own interest eo
much?" and the old mon looked incred
uluus. "Truly, it does seem improbable, and 1
must tell all."
"Certainly!" and he looked, as he was,
gratified at the prospect cf having hi-,
suspicions proven fale.
'Yes, 1 will even tell you that," com.
tained she. while a faint blush for an in
stant sutfused hir fair cheek. "Ti?
thus: thoughs born, as I have said, a
royalist. 1 am one no longer at heart;
tor l'jved, and he uhcuaught me to love
taught me al?o to love liberty b ler than
a a in
vain pomp and display or! de
fer he is cue of the people ah
sful;eu'enan', i the irmy ol
I was. my I jve fur him lhi;
f r inp.cd m- to .d;vuig.; -a Sruiet .wiuj'i
: ,i i i ,
vulvas tt;aa uno,- urgca cn
by a revenge, and I fear, aho.'a hop 2 ta
thus claim all I possess cn earth, in ccm
piny with his associates, sat in judgment
on my declared crime, and doomed r.3
to be bled to death?" .' . : '.1 . ;
'"Most horrible! -Eat hare yen na par
ents, brothers, or family to interpose,
and save you?"
"None none. -All feu victim tD t3
of the repulican all are
Bat, how is it that I am cilled ia to
confess you, truly, there seerr.3 lo C3
some regard for your feelings and xrtl-
'irol1' rrl orr-iin n 'm-'l.-?r f '. ' r.VPT
the grave countenance of the cautiaus
and far-seeing priest.
"Oh, do you still doubt me? Li?t?n,
it Was thus; "They had commenced their
hellish deed," attended by a fiendish phy
sician, who even bled me till I fainted,
when the flow was stepped, and I revived ;
but, during that fainting spell, the spirit
of my mother appeared to ma and charg
ed me to be composed, for in that by my
salvation. I did not understand it then,
but I do now, for I then thought she
ment my spiritual salvation, whreas it
now proves, she meant my life. How
ever. 'jpon recovering, I requested that
a confessor might be sent for. They all
at once abruptly objected, till at length I
melted their hard heaua, though ap
parently a republican, and after much be
bate concluded to send for you. My
brother then departed, and you came."
"Most wonderful! '
"You are here . father, by the direct
interposition nf Providence to save me
will you do it ?" .
"l'will!" exclaimed our friend, with
marked emphasis, for he now felt that ha
was realy an instrument in the hands of
God. "If yea can but succeed n dehy
their hellish work one half hour, you
shall be saved. Bat did they not make
you swear not to reveal aught to me ?"
"They did; but on this question of life,
I deemed such perjury no sin."
"It is not, and I abslve you. And now
el-me where you are tht is, what
stieet is this resiJeuce, for I "
"That I cannot, father, for I too, liks
you. wa' brought here blindfolded, and
. "Ah! .that is a serious obstacle. I
know not where I am. Dj thes? wind
ows look into the street?"
"No, they are blocked ia on all si J 33,
though open to ths light cf heaven."
"Ah! what am I to do? ' and the old
man mused for a while wi'h serious as
pect, but at length he exclaimed
"1 have it 1 have it: uica: give ra
a niece of the blood stained ban
about your arm there, quick! And with
eager. hand he drew out a penknife from
beneath his robes, and cut o3f a piece,
saying, in his hurried tones, "No.v uo
you manage, while I am. gone, to defer
their operations for half an hour just
one half hour and you are saved".
As ha. ceased he replaced Lis knifo,
put the bondage over his . eyes but- fix..-J
it 50 .he cojld see a little in advance hu
path; then- crushing the' bloody bandage
close with his hand,' which was thea
ihiust under his cloak, he took, Li3 pos
ition by the table, ard saying,
"Take courage daughter, you shall ts
saved!" he rang the bell. The toor
instantly opened, and in stalked the mask
" Arc you done, father?" said he.
"I have, my son; she has confessed."
"Well and good. There is me pay lor
Saying which he placed a purse, weigh
ing heavy cf gold into the pries's hand,
and then led him down several ot
stairs, through halls", round turning, till
suddenly .the priest beheld the light of
the hill entrance glancing through oa
the floor at his feet. Seeing thia he
slightly elevated his head that he might
see the door in advance. " At a glance he
saw that it was large; ; massive, with
small fluted columns each side between
it and the .wall.
This was just as he expected, acd, just
as he wanted it, as will te seen; tor as
be reached the door, which was opened,
as before, by a servant in livery, who
stood at one si and behind, a wi. the
custom, to let thera pas3, he . suddenly
pretended to slip and fell forward, and
by this mean3 forced his conductor ahead
of him, at the same time ca'chuig tor the
doorcase, so if 10 stop his fall .ucc.eda l ia
slipping the blood-stained bandago be
tween it and the side-pillar without being
observed. Excusing his awkwardness,
he grasped bis conductor's arm again,
and passed out to the cab, isto. which
both then seated themselves, and ouce
more they were driven rapidly along.
"At what place would yea prefer to
be set down!" inquired the stranger.
"At the barricade St. Antoiae."
"It shall be so. By the-by most holy
father, was the fair lady meek and pen
itent?" "Seek not to know the secrete cf church
"Ha! ha! No delicate amours, father?"
"My sea, ycur haguige is tacrelig
ious." Well, I sippos it is; by Heaven,
though it see - u 1
Death b a sad fellow to rcb man c! such
charms." and he sinhd w:t in. s
fueling; and then, looking up, continued,
'You remember, father, i: you d.vu.ga
"Oh! fear not, my so", I r
''Tts well. Ah! here we are, just
-vhere you wished to stop."
... Then, taking the bandage hastily frara
ur ffriend'i eyp?. he directed, ;hirn . to
iijht. which hedid thea bade himaJifj,
out the. cab do-;r. give the word to th3
driver, aad was out cf sight lefuro td
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