The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, December 25, 1869, Image 1

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    VOL. 2.
NO. 16.
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Ten Cents
. Transient advertisements per Square of ten
t inea or leas, rst insertion, $3 ; each aubeequent
tnaertion, $1. . .. ,,
Larger advertisements inserted on. the moat
liberal terms.
Hawing received new type, stock of colored
Inks, ards a Gordon Jobber, etc., we are pre
pared to execate all kinds of printing in a better
manner and i1r eestt. cheap than ever be
for offered in this city.
Agents fo the Register. .
The following gentlemen are aothoriied to re
ceive and receipt for sobscripOon, advertising.
tc.i ft the Reoistbb l ys "
HIRAM SMITH, Esq....'....-..
Judre S. H. CLAUGHTON.-.
W. R. KIRK, Esq-
T. H. REYNOLDS, Esq ....
1.. P. FISHER, Esq
oto-i-y Public.
XJ made an l attested. Conveyances and col
lections attended to. . . 12'69 .
-' ; J. H.A.'K'XOXj
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
FFICE On Main street, opposito Foster's
Brick. -
Vrestexn XCotel,
Corner First and Morrison streets, '
Portland, Oresron. : ,. ,
..mir f t "i ir l. . l
essrs. BMitn os vwjv uko mio
well known bonse, renttea snareiurnisnea
it througnout, duiii
thirty more pleasant rooms, enlarged the Dining
and Sitting rooms, making it by far the
Best Hotel In Portland.
A call from the traveling publie will satisfy
them that the above statements are true.
jl. B. Hot and cold Baths attached to the
house for the benefit of guests. 50
Portland, August 15th, 1869.
Front and Washington 'Streets,
TL. P. W. Qoimhy, - - - - Proprietor.
(Late of the Western Hotel.)
THIS HOUSE is the most commodious in the
State, newly furnished, and it will be ths
endeavor of the Proprietor to make his guests
comfortable. Nearest Hotel to the steamboat
The Concord Coach will always be fom
at the landing, on the arrival of steamships ar.i
river boats, carrying passengers and their bag
gape to and from the boats free of charge.
Mouee eupplied with Patent Fire Extingniiker:
Natural Wonder. The most won
derful thing io the shape of a pig was
born on the farm of Mr. J. R. Smith, ten
miles from this city, last week. As near
as our memory serves us, this is the de
scription Mr. Smith gave us of the ani
mal : The head of the pig bora a strik
ing resemblance to that of an elephant)
the ears were large, thick and pendant ;
had no mouth, but where the mouth
should have been was an eye, the only
one possessed by his pigship, with long
white bristles above it the only bristles
or hair on the hog. Just underneath the
eye was a protruberance about an inch
in length, ' resembling an elephant's pro
boscis. From a point just : behind the
ears about half way down each side of
the neck, gradually running up to' the
centre of the back, forming a wedge, the
pig was, coal black ; the balance .of the
body was white, and entirely destitute of
anything in the shape of hair or bristles.
This curiosity in the pig line was dead
when discovered. The great curiosity
was the absence of a mouth, and the
presence of an eye where the mouth
should be. It seems as though "won
ders will never cease."
Hiltabidel &. Co.,
vuions, Wood and Willow Ware, Confec
tionery, Tobacco. Cigars, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Main street, aJjoining the Express office, Albany,
Oregon. .
E. A. Free land,
School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books,
Stationery. Gold and Steel Pens, Ink, etc.. Post
offiee Building, Albany, Oregon. Books ordered
f rum New York and San Francisco. 1
C Mealey & Co.,
ivl- in all kinds -of Furniture, i
Ware. First street, Mbany.
ad Cabinet
S- H. Claughton,
: AGENT. Office in the Post Office building,
ZeOaaon, Oregon.
Will attend to making Deeds and other convey
ances, also to the prompt collection of debts en
trusted to my care. 1
t. B.
Mitchell, Dolph & Smith,
Solicitors in Chancery and Proctors in Ad
miralty -Office over the old Post Office, Front
street, Portland, Oregon. I
rowELt. i fliiik.
.Powell & Flinn,
and Solicitor, in Chancery,
(XV. Flinn, Notary Public,)
Albany, Oregon. --Collections and conveyances
prompt attended to-, .. ... ; 1
, - J. QTJXirat THORNTON-,
Attorney and Counselor at JLaw,
WILL practice in the superior and inferior
courts of Marion, Linn, Lane, Benton and
Polk counties. -.
Five per cent, charged on collections when
made without suciug. J19-69
r. sr. BaoriELii. , - r. w. srixK.
CONSTANTLY on hand and receiving, a
large stock of
J QocAtm ' and Provisions, r.','.'."..V
Weed, and Willow Ware. Tobacco, Cijtars, Con
fectionery, Yankee Notions, Ac, Ac, Wholesale
and Retail, -opposite 8 C. Hill tt Son's drug
store, Albany, Oregon. 5oct9
Front street t t Portland, Oregon.
I chased this well known Hotel, are now pre
pared to offer the traveling public better accom
modations than can be found elsewhere in the
city. , .
Board and Xodging S3 OO per day.
The Hotel Coach will be in attendance to con
vey ' Passengers and baggage to and from the
Hotel free of charge.
Office Oregon A California Stage Company, B.
G. Wbitehocse, Agent. 2tf
JVew Columbian Hotel,
Nos. 118, 120 and 122 Front street,
Union Sunday School Sociable.;
The Presbyterian and Congregational
Sunday Schools have united for the pur
pose of holding a sociable at Parrish
Hall on the evening of the 24th Friday.
The friends and teachers of the two
schools thought that a sociable, un
der all circumstances, would prove of
more interest and . more benefit to the
children, than the erection of a Christ
mas Tree. The friends of the schools
e cordially invited ' to attend. The
Hall will doubtless be filled, and a pleas
ant time may be expected.
Christmas Tree. The exercises at
the Methodist Church Connected with
the Christmas Tree, to consist of one or
more" short addresses, with vocal and
instrumental music, will transpire ou
Friday evening, December 24th. ,SAU
friends of the Sabbath school are invited.
Religious Meetings. The Bap
tists of this city, Kev. Dr. Hill, pastor,
have been holding nightly meetings
through the past week, at which consid
erable interest was manifested.
The Largest, Best and most Convenient
Hotel in Portland!
Located in the center of business and near all
the steamboat landings.
Board and Lodging
From one to two dollars per day according to the
room occupied.
5S Rooms newly furnished and well ventil
ated. Superior accommodation, for families.
ggf The New Columbian Hotel Coach will be
in attendance at all the landings to convey pas
sengers and baggage to and from this Hotel
17 t-er- Free oi Charge ! -r33 69
numerous patrons that she has on hand, and
is in regular receipt of the
Latest and Choicest Styles of Goods
IS the
Mllliiiory Tilne 2
House; Sfrn
fc Carriage Paiatcr,
;. : ALBAKY, OREGON. ...... .
Paperhanging, GIzxiag, Ealaomine, &c
Safi. Country orders panctmatty attended to.
' First street, next deor to Tweedale k Co-'s.
MayS, 1869-35tf . , - ,
folly inform the oitisens of Albany and vi
cinity that he has take charge of this establish
ment, and, by keeping clean rooms and paying
strict attmtic 3 to business, expects to suit all
those who may favor hint with their patronage,
glaring heretofore earned on nothing but -
First-Class Hair Dressing Saloons,
be exnee's to give entire satisfaction to all. . -
car Children and Ladies' hair neatly rut and
ehampeoed. r JOSEPH WEBBER.
' e19yl
(Office in Parrish A Co.', block, First street,)
f, , Albany, . Oregon. ,
Jambs Ei.i.vs, Esq., ex-Clerk of
Oun county, we are enabled to add to our prac
ttee of Law sad Coneetiens, superior facilities for
Convcyaaeln, Examining Records,
j attending to Probate business. ' f " "
Deeds, Bonds, Contracts and Mortgages care
fully drawn.
Homestead and Pre-emption Papers
' mado. and claims secured. ;; ,
'Sales of. Real. Estate negotiated, and loans
effected on collateral securities , ea reasonable
All business entrusted to them faithfully asd
prompt Vu 'RrggEXL ELKINS.
Albany, Oct. 10, 'S-y
f- 4 ft
V A LI, KINDS, pnated at the very lowest
rates, as ordered, at this oaosw
j Mv '. .t .. If you purchase
of Fall Millinery you will bo entitled to the
Demorest Magazine,
for the year lp9, as a premium on the purchase
: Flax Cultivation. Last week we
mentioned the fact that large numbers of
the farmers of Linn contemplated rais
ing flax the coming season in lieu of
wheat, believing its cultivation the most
profitable. California papers are also
recommending its cultivation by farmers
of that State, believing there is more
money in it. The Watsonyille Pajaron
ian says that one farmer has contracts to
sell nil his flax straw at 840 per ton, and
the flax seed at four cents per pound. The
average yield in California . per acre is
placed at two to three tons of straw and
about 1,800 pounds of flax seed, giving,
at the above prices, from $152 to 8193
per acre for the crop.
Sabbath Exercises At the Metho
dist church, will be conducted by Rev.
W. D. Nichols,' morning and evening of
the 26th. All are invited to attecd.
Sudden Death. A private letter
from Santa Clara (Cal.), to Postmaster
Freeland, of this city, dated 8th of De
cember, contains the mournful tidings of
the sudden and unexpected death of
one - of the principal citizons of Santa
Clara, Dr. Joel Shepherd. He was found
lying on the floor of his drug store in
that city, on the evening of the 7thinst.,
dead. It is supposed that he died of
heart disease. Dr. Shepherd owned the
first drug store ever opened in Albany,
and will be remembered by the "old set
tlers" as an accomomdating, intelligent and
amiable gentleman. .His age was about
sixty-five years. '
Dress and Cloak Making
... -,- ... in all branches. ,
Blanching and
in the latest and best manner.
Goods Cheap and Patience Xnezbanstible
Ice. The first two days ot the pres
ent week were real "sharp" for this coun
try. Jack Frost, during the silent hours
of the night, covered all "out-doors" with
a beautiful drapery of white, and ice was
formed the sixteenth of an inch in thick-
33. Our young folks are anxiously
looking for the "cold snap" which is to
afford them ice with sufficient bearupa-
tiveness to "skeet" on, while others, older
in years, are hoping for rain.
Repudiation. A Washington tele
gram of the 17th reports Brooks, of New
York, as saying : .. "We never have been,
never can be, never will be repudiators."
Corner Main and Broad Albin streets,
November 1, 1868-9
' !3eclcUrig-e Etc.,
on er First and Broad Albin streets,
n his ne.
October 1888-8
H ,
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' . .. I keep on hand and make to order
. i ' x. AMP ' " -
' Spinning Whsols-
lcp near the "Maimolsa Mills.'
Albany, Nov.8, 1868-1 J
A glance out of the window at the
partially frozen mud in the streets, re
minds one of the winters in the older
States. The warm sun of noonday soon
dispels the illusion, however.
Illinois Constitutional Conven-
tion. This body was organized on the
16th by the election of Hitchcock, (Re
publicanelected on citizen's ticket) of
Chicago, President; Harmon (Deni.) of
Cairo, Secretary. Most of the other offi
cers elected were straight Democrats,
Republicans elected on citizen's tickets,
voting for them. The straight Republi
cans voted for Republicans only.
Judge Lorenzo Sawyer. The nom
ination of this gentleman to the bench
of the Circuit Court of the Pacific coast,
is pronounced by the Sacramento Union
as good a one as could nave 'been made.
His record as one of the Supreme Judges
of California is perfectly satisfactory.
His habits of mind and life, together
with his great learning and tried hon
esty, eminently fit him for tlie high and
responsible office, and will meet with the
universal approbation of the Republican
party of California.
The Proof Sheet Published by
Messrs. , Collins & McLeester, Phila
delphia, reaches us regularly. It is one
of tho neatest and attractive publications
we receive from the East. Besides the
specimens of new type faces, &c, it con
tains many rich jewels of thought, and
valuable suggestions to those engaged in
the "art preservative." Terms 81 per
Gone East. Mr. H. W. Scott, editor
of the Oreqonian, has gone East. He
will be absent six or eight weeks, and
besides visiting his old home in Illinois,
will visit Washington and look in upon
Congress. : We wish him a pleasant and
profitaple trip.
Good Showing. The San Francisco
Bulletin says that the real wealth of Cali-
About the only plank in the platform of fornia is probably not below $500,000,-
Oregon Democracy is the repudiation
of the national debt and yet they would
have us believe Democracy ! is the same
everywhere. " ''.
a he independent. we nave re
ceived the number for December 2d. It
is the largest religious paper . in the
world the number before us containing
108 columns of matter twelve pages of
nine columns each. And this immense
weekly is offered for $2 50 per annum.
It has an immense circulation, which is
constantly being increased. Send to
Henry C. Bowea, publisher and proprie
tor, New York city.
Terribly Scalded. A little son of
Mr. W. Peebler, aged abeut eight years,
who lives three miles west of Lebanon,
was badly scalded by the accidental up
setting of a pot of boiling water, on last
Saturday. From about half way ' be
low the knees down, the flesh' was fairly
cooked, and it is feared that the amputa
tion of both feet may become necessary.
Railroad Meeting. At the railroad
meeting held on Friday nighty Dee. 17,
1861), Messrs. Jas. H: Foster, Dr. J. P.
Tate and Dave Froraan were appointed a
committee to solicit subscriptions to se
cure the location of the Oregon Central
Railroad through this city.
See it. An important change has
been' made in the advertisement of
Messrs. O. P. Tompkins & Co., to which,
we call the attention of our readers. Ol
lver is a live, business man. and will al-
000, which would allow an average of one
thousand dollars for every man, woman
and child, white, black, red or yellow in
the State. t-;'
Rich. The Victoria Colonist, speak
ing of the new gold diggings recently
discovered on Peace river, and on seve
ral small streams twentv miles north of
Findlay Branch, says that tney are so
rich that two ounce diggings are not con
sidered worth attention.
A "Third House" has been organized
at Eugene. ; At its last meeting two bills
were introduced, one for the repeal of the
Usury Act, and the other to establish
Female Suffrage, nd referred to special
committees. The Third House is spoken
of as a "big thing" for the beeples.
Death's Doings. Mr. N. Haun,
Presidentofthe late Willamette Steamboat
Company, died at TJmpqua a short time
since. Mr. Painter, living at the mouth
of Tualatin river , was found dead in his
Kri nn tV, mnmintr of the 7th. Heart
disease is given as the cause of his sud
den death.
A Tie. The death of John Russell,
Seeretarvof State for Ohio, and State
Senator lafc from his district, leaves tho
Senate, politically, a tie.
Th Franking Privilege. A bill
has been introduced into Congress to es
tablish, the franking privilege. We hope
to hear of. ita passage. ,
In the year 183 there lived at Bor
deaux, the last or one of the last of a
long line of scoundrels who had made
that part part of France infamous I (to
our ideas) by a succession of oold-blood-
ed murders, committed under toe sanc
tion of what the people were pleased to
call tlie Code of Honor. This was a cer
tain Comte de V , a man of great
physical strength, imperturbable sangfroid
aqd relentless cruelty. Not a bad sort of
companion, as some said, when the ht
the dueling ht was not on him but
this came on once in about' every six
months, and then he must have blood; it
mattered little whose. He had killed
and maimed boys of sixteen, lathers of
families, military officers, journalists, ad
vocates, peaceful country ' gentlemen.
The cause of a quarrel i was of no im
portance ; it one - did not .; present itself
readily, he made one ; always contriving
that, according to the code aforesaid, he
should be th insulted party, thus having
the choice of weapons ; and he was dead
ly with the small sword. It is difficult
for us to realize a state K of society in
which such a wild beast could be permit
ted tp go at large ; but we know it to be
historically true that such creatures were
endured in France ; just as we are as
sured that there were at one time wolves
in Yorkshire, only the less noisome ver
min had a harder time as civilization
progressed than was dealt out to the hu
man brute. ,
The latest ' exploit . of the Comte de
V previous to the story I am about
to tell, was to goad a poor young student
into a challenge; and when it was rep
resented to biui that the boy had never
held a sword in his life, so that it would
be fairer to use pistols, he replied that
"fools sometimes make mistakes with pis
tols," and the next morning ran hioa
through the lungs. The evil fit was on
him, but the blood thus shed quieted
him for another half year, and rather
more, for public opinion was unfavorable,
and the air of Bordeaux became too
warm for him.
But the scandal blew over after a time,
and he came back to his old haunts, one
of which was a eafe by the river side,
where many used to spend their Sunday.
Into the little garden of this establish
ment our wolf swaggered one fine sum
mer afternoon, with the heavy dark look
and nervous twitching of the hands
which those who were acquainted with
him knew well meant mischief. The
evil fit was on him ; consequently he
found himself the center of a circle
which expanded as he went on. This
did not displease him. He liked to ' be
feared. He knew he could make a quar
rel when he chose, so he looked around
for a victim.
At a table almost in the middle of the
garden sat a man cf about thirty years of
age, of middle height, and an expression
ot countenance which at first' struck one
as mud and good-humored, hie was en
gaged reading a journal which seemed to
interest him, a'nd eating strawberries, an
occupation which does not call forth aoy
latent strength of character. Above all,
he was profoundly unconscious of the
presecce of M. le Comte de V, and
continued eating his strawberries and
reading his paper as though no wolf were
in that pleasant fold.
As the Count approached this table, it
become sufficiently well known whom he
was eoi to honor with his insolence;
and the circle narrowed again to see the
play. It is not bad sport, with some of
us, to see a fellow-oreature baited espe
ciallv when we are out of danger our
selves.; . '
The strawberry-eater s costume was
not such as was ordinarily worn in France
at that time, and he had a curious hat,
which the weather being warm he
had placed on the table by his side. "He
is a foreigner," whispered some in the
dress-circle. "Perhaps he-does not know
Mooseiur le Comte."
Monsieur le ' Comte seated himself at
the table opposite the unconscious stran
trer, and called loudly, "Garcon."
eigner, 1 should be spared the pain of i vantage of mere brute strength against
- , t i 1 .L 1. 1J i! 1 J -A
SpiRiTUAMSM.-Mr. Mrs
ways be s found equal to the demand of Todd delivered lectures in this city dur-
the times. ' -- - 1 ing last week to fair audiences.
"Gargon," 'he said, when that func
tionary appeared, "lake away that nasty
thing ! pointing to the hat aforesaid. ;
Now the strangers elbow, as he read
his journal, was on the brim of the
"nasty thing," which was a very good
hat, but ot British lorm and make, the
garcon was cmbarasscd.
"Do you hear me ?" thundered the
Count. "Take me that thing away ! No
one has a right to place his ; hat on the
table." y- ... . V
"I beg your pardon," said the straw
berry -eater politely, placing the offend
ing article on his head, and . drawing his
chair a little aside ; "I will make room
for Monsieur." j.
The garcon was about to retire well
satisfied, when the bully called after him
"Have I not commanded you to take
that thing which annoys me away V
"3ut, Monsieur le Comte, the gentlo
man has covered himself." iv ;
"What does it matter to me?"
"But, Monsieur le Comte, it is impos
sible." ... i- :. . . :
What is impossible?"
"That I should take the gentleman's
hat." . ,.j--v- -
"By ho means," observed the stranger,
uncovering again. - "Be so good as to
carry my hat to the lady at the counter,
and ask her, on my behalf, to do me the
favor to accept charge of it for tho pres
ent." : : - ,-:v,;
. "You speak French passably well for a
foreigner, ' said the bully, stretching bis
arms over the fable and looking his neigh
bor full in the face a titter of contempt
going round the circle.
"I am not a foreigner, Monsieur." .-.,-.
"I am sorry for that."
"So am I.' ; .
one, without indiscretion, in
quire why ?"
- "Certainly. Because, were I a for-
seeing a compatriot behave himself very
rudely." -'-yh--- ; - :
"Meaning mef' "
"Meaning precisely yoa. . .
"Do you know who 1 am ?" asked the
Count, half ' turning his back upon him,
and facing the lookers-on, as much as "to
say, "Now observo how I will crush- this
poor creature." . - -i
"Monsieur," ; replied the strawberry
eater, with perfect politeness in his tone,
"I have the honor not to know you."
"Death of uiy life ! I am the Comte
deV ."
The strawberry-eater looked up, and
the easy, good-natured face was gone.
In its place was one with two gray eyes
which flashed like fire, and a mouth that
set itself very firmly. f .' , , '
"The Comte de Vrr" te repeated,
in a low voice. . ...
"Yes, Monsieur. And what have you
tQ say against him r
"If i- O nothing."' r '
y "That may be well for you.
"But there are those who say he is a
That is enough," said the bully,
starting to his feet. ' "Monsieur will find
me in two hours at this address," flinging
him a card
"I shall not trouble myself to find
Monsieur le Comte," replied the straw
berry-eater, calmly tearing the card in
tWO. ' ' - ,;-."'-.
"Then I shall say of Monsieur what
be, permitting himself to lie, said just
now ot me.
'And that is ?"
"That he is a coward
"You may say what you please, Mon
sieur le Comte. Those who know me
would not believe you, and those who do
not my faith! what care 1 What they
think V-
"And thou thou art a Frenchman!
No one but a Frenchman could have
thrown so mach disdain as he did into
the " thouJ
Tho strawberry eater made no reply
but turned his head and called "Garcon!'
The poor trembling creature came up
again, wondering what new dilemma was
prepared for him, and stood quaking
some ten yards on.
Garcon," said the stranger, "is there
a room vacant in the hotel I . .
"Without doubt, Monsieur." ,
"A large one?"
"But certainly. They are all large
own apartments.
"1 hen engage the largest tor me to
day, and another no matter what for
Monsieur le Comte."
"Monsieur, I give my own orders when
necessary, said the Count loftily.
"I thought to spare you the trouble,
Go, if you please," (this to the waiter,)
"and prepare my rooms
Then the strawberry-eater returned to
his strawberries. The bully gnawed his
lip. He could not make head or tail of
this phlegmatic opponent. The circle
grew a little wider, for a horrid idea got
abroad that the Count had not found one
who was likely to suit him, and that he
would have to seek elsewhere what he
The murmur that went round roused
the bully.
"Monsieur," he hissed, ''has presumed
to make use of a word which among men
of honor" "
"I beg your pardon V '
"Which among men of honor"
"But what can Monsieur le , Comte
possibly know what is felt among men
of honor ?" asked the other, with a shrug
of incredulity.
"Will you fight yourself with ,me, or
will you not, roared the Count, goaded
to fury.
'If Monsieur le Comte will give him
self the trouble to accompany me to the
apartment which, no doubt, is cow pre
pared for me," replied the stranger,' ris
ing, I will satisfy him
"Good," said the other, kicking down
his chair : "I am with you. I waive the
usual preliminaries. 1 only beg to ob
serve that I am without arms ; but if
vou "
"0,: don't trouble , yourself on ; that
score," said the stranger, with a grim
smile. "If you are not afraid, follow
me." . ' : .
This he said in a voice sufficiently loud
tor the nearest to hear, and the circle
parted right and. left, like startled sheep,
as the two walked towards the bouse.
Was there no one to call "ponce, no
one to try and prevent what to all seemed
imminent ? Not a soul 1 The dreaded
duelist had his evil fit on, and every one
breathed freely now that he knew the
victim was selected. Moreover, no ' one
supposed it would end there. ' - - ;-
The count and his friend (?) were ush
ered into the apartment prepared for the
latter, who, as soon as the garcon had
left, took off his coat and waistcoat, and
proceeded to remove the furniture so as
to leave the room free for what was to
follow the count standing with folded
arms, glaring at him the 1 while. ' The
decks being cleared for action, the stran
ger looked the door, placed the key on
the mantel-piece behind bim, and said ;
"I think you might have helped a lit.
tie ; but never mind. Will yeu give me
your attention for five minutes?"
- "Perfectly."; y-'" ; t :
' "Thank you. I am, a I have told
you, A' Frenchman, but I was educated
in England, at one of. ber famous public
schools. Had, I been, sent to one of oar
own Lycees, I should, perhaps, have
gained, more book knowledge, but, as it
is, I have learned some things which we
do not teach, and one of them is, not to
take a mean advantage of any man,, but
to keep my own head with my own hands.
Do you- understand me, Monsieur le
Comte?" , . , . ,
"I cannot flatter myself that I do," .
"Ha 1 Then I mast be more exploit.
I learned, then, that one who takes ad-
the week, or who, practised is any art,
compels one unpractised in it to contend
with him. is a coward and a knave. Do
you follow me now, Monsieur le Comte ?"
"I came here, Monsieur
"Never mind for what ' you came, be
content with what you will get. For ex.
ample to follow what 1 was observing
if a man skilled with the small-sword,
for the mere vicious love; of quarreling,
goads to madness a boy who baa never
fenced in his life,' and kills him, that man
is a murderer; and more a cowardly
murderer, and a knavish."
"I think I catch your , meaning : but
f vou have pistols here" foamed the
buny. j .-.!'. .
"I do not come to eat strawberries
with pistols in my poeket," replied the
other, in the same calm tone he had used
throughout. "Allow me to . continue.
At that school of which I have spoken,
and in i the society of men who have
grown out of kjand others where the
same habit of thonght prevails,' it would
be considered that a man who had been
fuilty of such cowardice and knavery as
have mentioned, would be justly pun-
oucvt ovule uajr, no buouiu vo paiu 1U
his own coin by meeting some one who
would take him at the same disadvantage
as he placed that poor boy at."
"Uur seconds shall ux your own weap
ons, monsieur, r said the Count : "let
thid farce end."J .. . . , ; ,
"Presently. iThose gentlemen whose
opinions I now) venture to express, not
having that erase for blood which disiin
guishes some who have not had a simi
lar enlightened (education would proba
bly think that such a coward and knave
as we have been considering would prob
ably best meet his deserts by receiving a
humiliating castagation befitting his knav
ery and cowardice."
"Ah I 1 seeit 1 have a lawyer to deal
with," sneered the . Count,
"Yes. I have studied a little law, but
regret to say I am about to break one
of its provisions."
"You will fight me then r.
"Yes. . At the school we have been
speaking of, I learned, among other
things, the .use of my hands j and if I .
mistake not I am about to givo you as
sound a thrashing as any bully ever got."'
"You would take advantago or your
skill in the box?" said the Count, getting
a little pale, .. ; .,
"Exactly. Just as yon took advan
tage of your skill in the small sword with
poor young B j 1 ." ; '
"But it is degrading brital
"My dear Monsieur, just consider
You are some four inches taller and some,
thirty to forty kilogrammes heavier than
I am. I have) seldom seen so fine an
outside. If you were' to hit me a good
SWihgtng blow it would griwrd wbk . -
In the same way, if poor young fi
had got over your guard, it would have
gone hard with you. But, then, 1 shall
only black both your eyes, and perhaps
deprive you of a tooth or so, unhappily
in front ; whereas you killed him."
"I will not accept this barbarous en
counter,".; ;;- l '
"You must ; 'I; have . done talking.
Wonld you like a little brandy before we
begin ? No? Place yourself on guard,
then, if you please. When I have done
with you, and you are fit to appear, then
you shall have your revenge even with
the small sword, if you please. At pres
ent, bully coward knave, take ,that,
and that, and that !"
;; And the wiry little Anglo-Frank was
as good as his word. In less time than
it takes to write it the great braggart was
rendered unpresentable for many a long
day. That number one caused him to
see fifty suns beaming in the firmament
with his right eye : that number two
! reduced a similar phenomenon with his
eft ; that number three obliged him to
swallow a front tooth, and to observe the
ceiling .more attentively than he had
hitherto done. And when one or two
Other1 thai bad ; completely cowed him,
and be threw open the window end called
for help,, the j strawberry-eater took: him
by the neck and breeches, end threw him
out on to the flower-bed below.
' The strawberry-eater remained a month
in Bordeaux to fulfill his promise of giv- -ing
the Count . hie revenge,- But . then,
again the bully met with more than his
match. The strawberry-eater had An
gelo for master as well as Owen Swift,
and after , a few passes the, Count, who
was too eager to kill his man, felt an un
pleasant sensation id bis right shoulder.
The seconds interposed, and there was an
end of the affair. . It was his last duel.
Some one produced a sketch of him as
he appeared being thrown out of the ho-,
tel window, and ridicule so awful to a ,
Frenchman rid the country of 1 him.
The straw-berry eater was alive when the '
Battle of the Alma was fought, and is
the only man to whom the above facts
are known who never talks about them.
Temple Bar. ! i !
u How to Fit a Collar tq A Horse,
In purchasing a collar for your horse,
it is important to get one that fits him, as
both the animal and yourself will thus
bo saved rnnoh annoyance. The Hornet
and Carriage Journal saya t "The plan
adopted in the Wes and which, we are .
assured by men who have been long in
the collar 'business, does not injure the
collar in the least, is to dip U in water
until the leather is thoroughly wet; then
put it on 'the horse, secure the hames
firmly, keeping it, there it becomes
dry. It is all, $he better if heavy loads "
are to be drawn, as that causes the collar
to be more) evenly fitted to the neck and
shoulder.. If possible, the eollar shonldi
be kept onirom foor to fir? hours, when
it will be perfecUy dry and retain the (
same shape ever rw"!a"
exaetly fitted to the form of the neck'
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