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KOHOBTH! NOSOXJTHt HOBAITt DOWBIT1 BCT THE VOL.1. LOWVILI^E, LEWIS j : CO. N; Y., WEDNESDAY, SEPT., 24, 1856. not LEWIS oomrar BASHER, Is p^Mhhderer Wednesday Horning, at Low- xdle, I*wi» Countr, N. Y, for the Proprietors, and IB under the Editorial Management of If. B. SYLVESTER* To whom «U orders should be addressed —TERMS:— One Dollar per annum if paid stneftv in advance, in all other cases, $1,50 per annum mil be charged. nxns or ADVERTISING 1 square 1 Week.. ... *0,5u I ^*« 2 « . 0,75 1 « 3 \ .. . - *.°0 1 \ S moths •• 1 > 00 1 « 6 \ 5 >°° 1 \ 1 year ... 8,00 One Fourth \Column 3 months . 7,00 T0CKTKE3 LINKS OB One Fourth Column. C irouth-, $10,00 \ « \ 1 >oar . lo,00 \ Third \ 6 nonths 12,00 \ « \ 1 >ear, 20,00 \ Half \ b month . la,00 \ \ '1 viu . 2o,00 \Column . 1 ' <>0,00 Legal aihtrti unuit* insetted at the rate prescribed b\ law POIVTS, CAKM, POSTERS, LABELS, HANDBILLS, CrecuLAits, PROGRAMME*, BH.L HEU>-, B together with Pamphlet Work and Book. Prin ting, and ever} description of Job Printing, Done on short notice, with neatne- and de patch, in the latest \New York t\le -md mo t reasonable prices BUSINESS CARDS. I.. C. DA*T\POBT, Atomcv and Counsellor it tiw opposite l the ostwKt HO. M AViU attend toallbu uu.-s in the line ot In- profession ADAHS, a at Law, LOWMIIC, Office direcdv over the B ink ot Low CHARLES J> Attorney and Counsellor nlle Particular attention paid convejancing to collections, 01 ALBERT BCEIX, Justice of the Peace, Low ville, -will gi-ve I113 eir nest attention to collecting debt-, taking afh davits acknowledgments &.C , nl E. S. MERREL, Attorney and Coun ellor at law, and Solicitor and Councellor in Equit\ ul Copenhagen Loin Connt\ \ Y GEOBGS GILBERT, Attorney aid. Com eiloi at Law GilU-ihei' Block, (up -tail ) C'xr ' i.e, JenVr-oi Coun*\, X Y nl POETRY. The New England Pilgrim's Funeral. BT JOHV II BRYANT. It was a wintry scene, The hills were whiten'd o'er, And the chill North winds were blowing keen Along the rocky shore Gone was the wood bird's lav, That the Summer forest fills, And the voice of the stream has passed away From its path among the hills And the low-sun coldly smiled Through flu. bough of the ancient wood, Where, a hundied souls sire, wife and child, Around a cofhn stood The\ raised it genth up, Vnd, through the untrodden snow, Thtv bore it awa^, «iika solemn step, To a wood) vale below And gnct Mas m each e\e, As tliev uio\ed towards the pot And br U, low speech, and tear and sigh, Told thit a fuend was not W hen thevW-ud Ins cold corpse low In its dark and narrow cell, Ht,av v the mingled earth and \now XTpon hi coflin fell W cepmg thev pi«-ed awav, And left him there alone AS ith nomirkto tell where their dead fnchd laj, But the mo-^ fonst stone the Wintci toun weu gonp, \nd the tringe birds «ung aiound, Green gri-» ind \iolet -prnng upon Thit spot ot hoi) ground And o'er him gi mt tree The r proud arms to«ed on high, Vnd IU tied mu ic m the breeze That wandered through the \kie | BROWA & B4R AttornftYiariUCbu-iSeUors-at Iov Lewis Countv \\ \ At the Ofli(.e fonnerh occupied b\ Barne» GEO L B nl H JRI-OV A H IJ. C. DAVENPORT, Pav3 the highest price for L VCD 1 and attend to ill Bountv Land Cl um Law- Office in LoTviUe at his AtUnevjin Co n« or at La^, Lowi'e 1 Lewis Countv ]S T ^ ill practice in. ill the Courts of tin ''tite, and attend to all fci.«me«s entrusted to hi3 care l\u jculai \ f te uoa paid to real estata busine-s and com evincing I agent for the sale of wO acre x of \Wild Lmd, located in Xiewi3, Jefferson, -»nd St Lawrence Counties. When tbe-e were ' With tlie hues thit Autumn g-ue, Thev bow'd them m the mnd, and giro Their leaves upon hi ereve T'le-c A ood are penciled now, And th-i* Wmblegrive forgot, Vi d iLe veoman -mg- a' ho drive hi plough ^Otr that once -acred -pot Two centiuu, ire fionn Smee thc\ liia hi- coldcorp e 'o \ , Vnd hi bone- 11 e c oulder'd to du t, and =tr(m n To tb\ bi pox*, s long, ago Vndtl o-e who Hid him theie, T 1 it «ad a d uftUmg Uam, Now sleep in du=*—to tssl' u= v\h ic, \o lettered none len m Their meiroij ten ain-, Vnd ei or -hi 1 lcnmn, •\lore 1 1. 1\ •' 1 1 p £\d fines, Of i,°^P <= toi cd r 1 ! 1 POPULAR TALES. / A COWARD. IN FIVE CHAPTEBS. CHAPTER I. Tvvo ladies seated at a table in a saloon of the Rue Larouchetoucauld, were sui- lounded bj a nurnbei of gentlemen, and engaged in animated conversation. One ot the ladies was named Madam de Ner- ville, the othei, her daughtei, wa» named Mane. Mane was natmally pale, she had light hair, laige, swimming blue eyes, shaded bj long, daik lashes, and lull, strongly-marked cjehds, indicated one of those eainc»t, thoughttul souls, which bum aud glow m secret Just then hci usual paleness,had lcll hei, hci ejes dilat cd and spaikled, and hei voice vva deep aud Inokcn, a>> thou B h slu, vv as much moved \ Hov\, M Lascoui,\ said she,• did the man receive a blow V \ Ye-, im&s, some time ago, at the Pa- \ lllion d'Eimenonvllle.\ \And did he return it?\ \He hid not\ \ And h is not deminded satisfaction of the a£>gi«-soi ?\ \lie v\ould be moie likely to ask his pai don \ \ And what is the w retch's nime, so that in ( iMi 1 should ever meet hun, L mtv show himpluuh how much I de-pi-c him horsey a good table, a thousand pleasures, and I would not be fool enough to risk uij 'happy hfc agamst that of a wretch who has had nothing else to loose.\ \But sir,\ rejoined Mane, quicklj, \ suppose the wretch should offer you an in- sult?\ \I would understand it as a compli- ment.\ \ And if he gave j ou a blow *\ \I would walk ofl to avoid a second.\ \Butthe dishonor 9 \ \Which?\ \ You love y oui self very much, then? \ \Very much mis* Besides, why do people fight except fiom self love 8 Bui her, fight because tbtj value their reputa- tion—I would not fight because lvalue my bones Sclt love igainst self-love— mine is the most leasonible of the two, toi ittoi ill, wlieie is thi honoi lodged You sav hi honoi has, received a tatal —jet people live a hundred veals af- ter such a mortal wound. But a blow vv ith a cudgel—oh ' that I should feel v cry deepl}, and that's the reason why I am not anxious to get a shot with a pistol, in- asmuch as that is still more pamlul.\ \But sir, what would your conscience therefore, spare -0) ' \ \ My conscience v\ ould be dumb if I were ncli 9 \ \And then the men who would insult, the women who would de«pi c -you 5 \' ' But, mis-, nobo 1) IN de-pi-cd now n d\\- You lie i cowaid—who know* \But I did not come to insult you yourself a display of \IIi name'—it will be difficult to a I the tact'—two individuals out of a him certain that, foi piobabH no one witnessed dic<3 > 01 ton m a thousand And do j ou the encumstancebut the tiicnd who men tioned it to me. and v ou w ould do w long m dispismg him—he maj be a veij fine man \ \ W hat' he, the cowaid'\ ' Cowaid' cowiid' fut ]«• vom 41cit aigument Is it the man's liult * Com age 1-. a mattei of nerve , we cannot com mind resolution < n\ more than we can appetite llius Ciptxin Du\eiie flunk that it would pievent tho«e ten in dividuals from dunking mv champ ignc, icceptmg mv mone^, and calling me ' my deal tiiend,\ Thej would abu--e me 111 pii vate, but v\hat is that to me' 1 would 11- s —I woild go look IL the gla-s—ind w hci I found m} eomplection cleai, my e)c blight, m\ lip ludd)—when I flit in mj v\ uting de<-k and iouud <omt bank note m it—when 1 Rooked aiound ino and -aw splendid luilgmg and eleg'ut courage which d< es not deceive me. I re- sume then, aud tell j ou you are a cow- ard.\ \Sir \Allow me to niiteh—\ \ No, su, nor will I siift 1 \Whata man' when I tell jon I did not come—\ . \ Such an insnlt, in my own house!\ \ Listen to me, do, I am as great a pol- troon as you—a grcatei one—a thousand times greater. Be cool, and let us talk over our business, quietly, and like men of sense. I will not repeat that you are a coward, since that word wounds jour feelings, but will tell you that you are not a brave man. Neither am I as I have al- leady yven )ou to understand—and that is w hat brings me here You don't undei stand me I suppose V \ Not m the least, «n \ \I piesume so; but have patience a moment Do you lecolleet, that a few days since, you were breakfasting at the Pav lllion d'Ermenonville, in the Bois de Boulogne, and that a man with mustach- es—\ At these woids Savigny turned pale, and said in a hoai«e voice, covcimg hr face with Ins hand«, \Piay piav, spaie me!\ '*Be not il iimcd, su,\ lephed Laseom, all f w uit v uu to undei-t md 1- that 1 sav \ouiu-ulted, and -aw von poekctthein suit You cannot conceive the object oi mv \ isit) ct, I conclude 2 \ \ No, sn \ '•I will pioceed You aie speaking with Madame deNcuille about miming hci daughtei The j oung lad) is beauti ful, lias a down ot h ilt a million, and ev en thing is ncailv aumged But vctei dav, aftei >ou went awa~\, I told the lam whom vou aie \well ?cqu liitul, IIIGU*- oivd' T 11 t.\~ u . t ' I iuin ture, I w ouk 1 \-a> to mv -on,' upon II\A to me, the othei a v\, the caseot avonnol , r , , , ,. ' ° woid, I d 1 veiv- wiselv in lotiini is: ill man who, hiving been gio«ch miutel, I came on thit\ time-* ard iunted 1 I., ,. T in , -, 141 .th.s' I would jnourt my bv, ami tike she will always see the mark of the insult on \ our cheek, and will never meet you without saymg a word to heiself, \ there is a tnan wlio has received a blow!\ \ Oh, hs the toi ture of hell'\ paid Sav ignj, and the sweat poured oft his fore- head. \Sav but a woid, and that torture is at an end \ \But aftei all,\ said the young man in despair, \ what do you intend to do' ' \ Listen. Go to the opera this evening, place y ouiself in the front seat in the bal cony, on the left, I will come a quartei ot an hour after you, in the middle of the piece; I enter, you approach me asking me by what right I presume to slander you 5 X answer you,rudelv, you call me an impertinent scoundrel, I grow angry, } ou lay hands on TOO, the speetatois rise anA sunound us, aud when a good many peo- ple aie collected, I call you by name that all may know it is you, and we make an appointment foi the next moi nmg \ \Never Nevei'\ said Sawgny pan ting for breath. \ You do not lo\e Mademoiselle de Nei this morning, between M. Scvigny andM Lascour, principal editor of the' . t Three shots were exchanged on eAeh^nde, and vve declare on ourlionor thatthe'two ombatant* proved themselves men of couiage. (Signed.) \DELAUNAY DERCOC7RT, I.EUOIB.'MORTAL.\ The document being finished, M. de Launav, one ofLascour's seconds, drew near Savigny, and said ^ , \ Su, I earnestly desire that our* ac- quaintance, began under such pleasant cir- cumstances, will not end here; your hon- orable and spirited behavior to day en- ,ures you my friendship forever. If you will vouchsafe me jours jn return, I shall be proud of it, as that of one of the moat honorable men of my acquaintance.\ S b Lascour, ih that ^ ou -\\eie the pel on liiMiltedinthc P IA lllion dc Ei racnom illc, and-the young lady dcclaied openly that «he %\oiiM nevci <>• di-nonoied man Ihe opportu l- a fine one, tho loitune laige, and it wo ill ab-.ntrh hudto !o-e it, it aij toi A on to is thcietoio lia^e a bnl \Notlovehei' heavens' notloveher'\ said he stiikmg his foiehead. \ AN ell let me go on, then The ne\t di),that is to lnoriow, we go on the ground.\ \I tell >oii I will not £,o aii-wcrcl ^n j,n\, withhuv, no, I will not ,,<\>' Do vou know that what you piopo-e would be the eternal toiiuent ot mv life ' A\ hat' obtain the gieatest bles-mg ot the world, the c-teem of m\ fellow men, bv fraud' OwctheiespcUlenjOT onl) to a stia+'-gem, my fiiends to a tnek' to reflect in the mid t of lov es puie t endeaiment-, that I am stealing them, to see myself looked up to a- a man of honoi,and to feel that I am the most vile and degiaded of cieated bp mgs No, sn, no' -nice lam a cowaid I will pass foi one, bntlwillnotsteala cha coinage, I will not go\ vv ell,\ s-xid La-co 11, coollv,\ verv I'll go and toll Mademoi-elle de AHOS SPOFFORD, Proprietor of the Bo ttncl Ho i-e, Low\ ill\ \ T The Proprietor will d«vote ill hi' energ » »nd experience, to make thi a First CU-s Hotv,l Guides alwav re-idy to attend Piea^nre Pir ties to the- Forests and Ljk° AgoodLtervm connection «ith the e tabh-hment nl Ctonrarte STo. 4. CROWTfJBR HOUSE, Ko 61, Court Street, Uaterto-n n > Y leave this hou«« for al' route leading hen ^\ J. tertown Passengers convened to iud from the can. Horses and Carnages furnished on short notice. nl ». A. SMITH & CO., Dealers in Cloths, Caaameres, Ve-tings, Trim mings, Sead) Hade Clothing, Boot\ Shoes, Hats, Caps, i-e, &.c nl LOWTILLE, i. Y JAMES B. REED, ' Watch Maker and Jeweler, Dealer in Clocks, ! \Watches Jewetry ke , &c Shop two Doors South of the Baptist Church 1N. B. Particular attention paid to Watch and Clock Repairing nl The huntwa» o'er, the eirth's green vest Blu-hcd ruddj with icnm^on tide— Tlie panting hound had dropped to rest A moment b\ his victim's side, Whei> echoms o-\ cr hill and pli n, A sn elhng shout the stillness broke, As like the death dirge for the slam, The hunt min's horning Kr t ai\oke My Second, in those davs of vore Wlien «teel clad knight for unstery strove, Oft nerved the pilgrim troubadour To strike for fame and ladj e lov e, And when the mailed Cru«ider's tread Bang out on Israel's coast afar, The battle's bloody van it led, And gloried in the front of war. Mj Whole, like some stern spell of power— And sure as Tune's unerring flight, Comes down alike on wealth's proud tower And poor man's home, with withering blight Death may noi stay its eager hand, Nor pity loose its ruthless grasp, It spreads its broad wmgfc o'er the land, And wealth grows powerless in its .grasp. m. M\. SMITH, Hardware Merchant, LowriHe, Lewis Co, U Y A. FOOT JR., Dealer in B6ots7~Shoes; Lsfcther, of ill Kinds, and Shoetaaketfs Kndross in great vanetj Caah-Vaid at all tunes for Hides and Skins. Martinaburgh, Lewis Co , N Y al r Harvest Hymn. For the Lewis Go Agricultural Fair, ville, Sept 17th and 18th, 1 OEO. S. 'CASK * O., Jfamfcetereirbf Boots' an* Shoes, and deatere i«I*«h«r,I5^hiigs,*<^tc »1- _. ^LowviUe, Lewjs Co, BT Y -- i>. c. VTKST * co., Dealers ia Thy Goods, Groceries, Crockery, Glaas Ware, Elated Ware,; 'Yankee Notions, Ha»«, Caps, Boots, 8hoeg,.F,ancy Goods, ic LgwYille, Lewia Co ST Y nl -dresset Ond Shampooner— bh PerfaUMfyw of all kinds r Benedict k Baker's Store \\\ Lowvffle, N. T treet, K.Y. CactiTCapifol, f T. lunr, * BOM, fcmuiy, - M held at Low 1856 ,BIHENKYE TIKXBR O, Hearenly Father—Great Adored— Almighty Kmg=^-our Holy Lord— We bow in meekness to thy sway, Aud thank thee for our gifts to-day. Before us lies the harvest store, For Thou has blest the land all o'er, The bright and golden iruit we see, With richest grains—all gift*, from Thee. The Goddess Ceres pressed her wand Upon the tiller's gen'rous land; ' Her ihygtle dower, the ripened grain, Bespeaks to him \Go Sowagam\* A plenteous, store the earth shall yield, And' beautiotu ftowers shall gem each field,. As rain-drops fro* yon fietfrenty dome,, goall cheer again ttoi 1 haweWnome. Ethereal Spring shall d«ck the Jdain, W&le Zephyrs sweet ftoni o*er the matiij. Bhaftftn the brows of honest toil, t? And God shaD btas the yeoman 1 . SoiL sun shal^send its ray» PrometiMui^leV 1 f«M» Ae day*; Brown Aofatttfi ft«d« and goiSen ears, #1i wffiaoti Very likely. People who commit rai» mj Gxeek gwa ' omd IA ui i' lunt.&m ot honoi ^hicb. ma) ictine is wore 1 Woi'l^01 dcspi •> tlus uic^n' Ian vve contiol oui swoojni^' 3TL •\- xithaps ot veiv d^ncit\ sentiment, anO en puie in soul onh hi oigan are weak, ii d tault with his lamb»,therefor*, not with hi-t chng-\ 'Vu wJI,\ replied Mauc, \I-av L \%i} l V It l •'ii L O I O L j ,beiei« no lionoi. Let amanb m a- as , a deseitei, n iv even a tiaitoi f lose can pardon it all T an a-s lssmation is bnt a crime, treason peibfjis no moie than ha tred, and hatred and crime may both pro- teed from a great soul But a cowaid' oh, the veiv name sickens me—and wcie that man \v on saw nwilted, there at mv feet, beantrfnl as an angel, noble as a king, with a revenue of a million, I would not mairy him weie I but the serving-maid of an inn.\ As she vas saying this, a young man who was looking 011 a console at the oth- er end of the ioom,and had taken no part m the discussion let the album tall. Ma- ne turned at the noise, and her e) es as- sumed an indiscribably sweet and tender lYpres&ion, as she lose and appioached the young man. \Savignj my fnentl,\ said bhe 111 a whisper, \come along—wh) do you re mam alone in this distant corner' Do you approve of what I said i\ 1 \Excuse me, Mane,\ said he \lwas looking at this sketeh of Boqueplan in ) our album, and did not hear what you sud\ * leathcd the park, all the pictty women I \uc«v would -Inctcli Ilieii piettv nock- out ot Or 11 cimages to sihie me, and I w ould be liaj} \, be civ *cd, and honoicri. And vet spite of all I have «aid, It I, Al- hed Lascoui w a= insulted to morrow I I w ould tight an a moment* \ \ITow o, - ' ' no, bt l>c j, ira l of lion upport 1 am the I must em- \ Ah' I am sorry for it,\ said she, \ you are so pure and noble-minded, you would ha\e been pleased with the sentiments I ev \Mane said Savignay, in an agitated voice, and showing -lier the album, \ pray look at this head of an old woman—how expressive! how true to nature 1 It re- mindg me of my poor old grandmother,, who loved me so much.\ u Ah r my friend,\ K»id Marie, \I see a tear 1 standing in your eye—hide c i( f |&ay, oc-1 must weep too. How tender-hearted yon are!\ ' Meanwhile the conversation was going on at the table where Madam de Nerville was sitting. ' \ No,\ said Lascour, \ I don't set s much value on courage, and yet if I have a son whojs like myseh^ I will toll him, never to submit to an insults is \u\ clilletuit' 1 in oi , I need it ioi my ostensible editor of a new spaper; be.bia\e. Oul> con idei that I am ployed to be eorageorr* Ibr -all mjr anon-~ \mou eoadjutois; I am the shield of then wit, oi folh T as the ca-e ma) be, courage, w ith me mean champagne, truf fle\ and a pLea-ant a la i oyale, and I am veiy fond of phea«ants* and champagne, theiefere I'mu^t needs be very comas^ous. Bat could I findmotej anjw-]ieieel«e tlian in my pen, I would be willing to be a cowaid, and to let tne whole woild know I was one; I would have the word cow aid engraved on my caids as my title,and I would not be the less liked; and I would wear mustaches and I would find people who would t^ll me it was a great pitj I was not in the aim) ; and I would make a gallery ot the imnatmc» the Li- would send me.\ Tl \No sir,\ answeiedMane, \no woman of honoi w ould lov e suck a man A lov er i» a piotector as well as a husband. What, suppose I loved a man, took his arm and went out with bun, and he was to let the fiist puppy that chose, insult me, and I must reflect that the man who pretended to love me would yield me up to the fiist threat made him' If I fall in the water, he will let jiie drown; if T am in the fire, be will let me burn up; if I fall into the hands of villains lie wi'l let me be dishon- ored., ( A coward/sir, is a man who knows neither love, pity, nqr friendship; a cow- ard can never lie a husband, a son, or a father, for he could not protect hjs wife, hu mother or his daughter. Can a woman love such a man?—oh, never, never!' \It is singular,\ said Madam de Ner- ville, \^Savigny has gone without saying & / leputation, bnt without exposing)on to am daryei—amll now anive at tlie ob- ject ot my A h ITeie Lascourpousedfor a moment Mbn- leur Saviiin) listened, immovable, wth y n sajd Madam Nerville, \if I had tlie good g ^ have a son and ne had received what you call«h- ' \ \- ntoke to BM whether my ton ir« cowaNl ©r aotf Km », ~~*: J ' **r 'w ^n^^>P\\N*9>w -^TA. uuiaa'iH toiil « Neither would I If I were e w / t CHAPTER HI. The next day, Savigny was seated at y gy home, in a apd and melancholy mood, when he heard a voice -which he^ recog- nized at OBC«J ask Q* «rvaat if he was within; and in; a^few moments the door opened and Mr. Lasconr was announced. Lwcour entered with in ease which ^br- 1 ^ «nd after Savigny g) \v< cvef nailed on the giound, as though choked wjth emotion, e\cept that now and th i 1 il> j, ten io k 1 down Ins clice\ — Vnd Lc «co\ I, l\ hieing Inm-clf cucle-sl) on Li- ch ui, -w at W thi unfoitunate pa lent w ith an irorical tmile He lcsrmed \I too need an aet of coinage winch will make a noise, and for this leason—I am an editor; as j on knowr-* To- live by that b'i«me-s we must be piquant, to be piquant we mu-t sink the tmth m a meas ure, vve must u«c pei«onabties and scan dal, but I am afiaid take oftence at tin* of those who will lwant a bnlliant duel as a shield, shelteied behind which I ean attact all m> demi-coungeoi s acquam tances, who, if I never fought, would come to demand sati*- + iction fiom me, and --vhen they know I hav&been out once, will pre- tend not to have seen the offensive article When I saw you receive that msult at the Pavilhon d'Ermenonville,it occurred to me- at first to follow vou eveiywhere, to seize -the first opportunity tomsnle you pubbc- lv, and to build -up a leputation for cour- age on your eowradiec But I know not wh) I esteem jou spite of that insult watched )om conduct in that unfortunate dispute, and j on are a man of honor; you were angry at ) oui sclt; you did all that ) ou could to fight and it was only ) oui nature that lefused. I am sure that you have wept many a mght when you thought on that outrage; therefore, I at once gave up my \plan 1 of insuhng you, and, have discovered a means which lecon- ciles everything which retnves jour rep- utation,, establishes mine, bungs about your marriage, and assures my position, in society; it is this:\ Monsieur Savigny, who had not spoken for some.time, and Bat like* criminal be- fore the inquisition, rallied < his tremblingfled limbs, and by head abruptly. said; 1 \Sir I understand and despise you; leave th<* house'\ r Lascour smiled and answered in no way disconcerted, u If jt was not for my interest as well as jours to remain, I would not stay ft minute longer, butl.have ne§d of you as well as you of me, and I will do> you a aerfice in spite of yoursel ^ a painful effort raised his approrichfd Lascour, and ^ Savigny; with dignity emb*rasspienl, \you have heard.\ a^to ine,\ answered _.... -oar pardon for mentioning Nervine's jSprtufey to you ^«sl know that yon. ah tfafrre «ff intoiested to* aetci tci toi \Vciv well iSeivilk\ mcicv 'sake do not name that \V\ hit •Jialll do— what agony—ah, A OU aie mv ev il genius Laseom M?ne—di-lionoi—thev oild— nrv conscience—mv heali^ wabdeung— oh heavens' It I have thirty \ears more to live take awav five and twentv of them and gieme coinage'\ \I oftei it to vou without e>pen«e why do ) ou not e\eeptit I \ gj bowed. \Allow n*>, gentlemen,\ said appio idling and taking Savjgny^, \ allow me to say one word to one who was a moment since my antagonist,'and w ho I ti ust is now my friend. Well' ,what is the mattei w ith you ? you seem, quite an-uous and vet our plan has succeeded beyond my hopes Do you know that I was afiaid for a moment' at v our first fire. If ) ou had taken aim and shot me^\ &av ign) made an indignant gesture. \ It wo'ild ln\ e been an original idea, at ill events, my dear fellow Luckily, everything went off a well as could be — Jleie i oai -e< oud't, dec] nation ; I will t ike it to all the papers , it willb* punted this evening, known bvall parties to-inor- IOW at tlie end of the week we shall'have two hundred tnends more, and in a month's time we shall rot be able to accept l%f the mvitatons taat will pour m upon 31s at the Rocher de Caacale. Meantime; lei us go to breakfa-t What say you, gentle- men '—suppo-e vve adjourn to the Pavil- ion d'Lnnciion But seeing Savigny turn If at the P une, he added, hastily, ' no I am wiong, to GilletV \ Gentlemen, e\eu-e me tor not joining v ou,' s iid S ivigny, •' I feel somewhat ur> n ell\ And he-got into his cabriolet alone, and diove off lapidly \Whit astiange fellow' how cool'\ cued Delaunay, as he went away. \Do ) ou know, my dear Lascoar, ) ou ha*e had a luckv cscipe, with sutL. an antagonist \ CHVPTEP n Itisroon Avouig g 1 ing ai c-Sj h°i han ui J o e)e swollen with weeping,; lv from the door to the window ot the sa- loon. , 'eans a far a she can out of the ballon) , stretches her neck out of the 'ci. KJX noris,- a JA hei fehall I have lyen the le-s insulted\ | window, watching the entrance of the ' I alone <-aw tnc msjlt offered you. alone make it known; )ou attack me as having slandeicd you, and all is blotted out Listen to me, aud let me finish. We go on the gioand to-morrow morning, place ourselves at twenty paces^—no, at fifteen, it is more m form. '£he pistols areis loaded ; we fire, at the same time, si\ in ehes, too Tiigh. Aftei the fii-t fiie, the seconds will declare, that the law ot lion oi are satisfied. But ) ou, for I yield up all the glorj to you, )ou declaie that the atonement is not sufficient, otherwise would look like a duel between two depu- ties They r load we the, without touJi either* they load a third time; vv c mis again, then the seconds interpose forcibly you yield, at\the same time declaring, that if vou were my place, you would notjbe satisfied. However we are reconciled, we shake hands, I am a brave man, you aie a heio, )our reputation is reestablished, vou mam Mademoiselle de ^Nerville and I announce it my paper* What do )on >ay to my plan V Savignv did not answei ;his hand tvvis ted convulsively in hi hair, he seemed de- voured by one of those internal conflict which exhausted years of our life in one hour: his knees shook, and hi* contrac- ted lips showed his teeth firmly set. remained in this situation before Lascour five minutes, who alarmed himself at the sight of this silent, motionless agony, foi- gothis selfishness, was silent, and almost turned pale. All at once Savigny removed his hand rose, said to La&cour, m a hoarse voice. \ This evening, at Hie opera!\ and into his chamber CHAPTER ur. At eleven the next morning- the follow- ing scene was. ^enacted 111 the Carriers Montarartre, behind a wall; an open pis- tol] case lay on the ground, and two men, fifteen paces apart, had their weapons still in their hands. Then one of the seconds stepping between them, said with, a reso- lute air. \Gentlemen shots have bees fired; it is enough for you? honor, tdomneVp OTa «P 8 tf° r oar the duel }£ Lascour >ou, mr, r >ktohi» stieet with fixed gaze, removes the locks which shade her forehead to see the clearer and then throws herself on a seat again, sobbing and concealing her face in her hands, \ He is dead! he is dead! I am sure he dead ' f \My daughter; my dear daughter, do not give y oui self up to despair inthis~way/ \ And L, who suspected him ot co^ff- dicc , I, who could think that lie had tame- ly let himself be insulted, when at the -ame tinMs \ ' He will refurn my daughter jjhe will return.\ \Ohjii he returns * IwiUjbeg him to forgiv e me; I w ill throw mvseff at his feet; he will forgive me ; I will repeat so often and «o tenderly that J love him, that he wall forgive me. But he Will -not return! and heaven punishes me for paving dared to suspect the noblest of men. He is dead! I shall never see him again! Savigny, Sav- igny, oh, heavens'\ V ^ All al once a slight noise was heard in the adjoining room. \Tk be-eried the young girl,-and hurried to the door. Sav- igny entered in Set, very pale, and let him- self drop on the first seat he could find. \Youare not wounded,ate yoa^cried she: a no,no^yoaarew>*T-^»k|i*hap- piness! !t is he* mother, look; it Js he; how I weep' but thcs& are fto' punM tean»; I would he glad \to^ hjO&h l ways Dear.Sayigttj! how^^ has bceato us. But pn.y,^«peak -to iia, say one word; one single 1 we*i*;-I wu4, to hear j our xpioa /«y ojjJy lime, attdj will understand it ^ht tifi *ttt! Ok forgive me my fri ciently punished much. I liad

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