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THE DARK HOUR.
BY REV. H. HASTINGS WELD.
' A woman, still in the bloom of youth, not
lode in an humble apartment. Alone, nnd
' yetnotnlnne; for nl'hougli there were iiMie
with whom she could exchange n thought, the
asket-cr.u'le at her foot sheltered n little Lc
W, which made Mary Irwine feel that.whst
vet the world might think, stilt she was nol
lone. Nor was she companionless ; what
mother is t To the stranger and the indiffer
ent, the infant may seem, if not a cypher, a
trouble, nnd a wearisome charge. But she
whose own blood flows in its veins, never lor
ami never wenries.
We have said Mary was still in the bloom
fvnnih. Hut the bloom was radly faded.
Care, suffering, wmt, hadlhlnnc.hed the rose?
in l,r pheoks. A few days before you m.tfht
tiov ilUpf mod n feverish anxiety there ; but
now. all that had passed. The expression of
w rv.r. wna thoughtful: but still it snake resi.
She had drank of fte cup of bitterness to its
,tnui I. ut He who hears the furrwful
nf the wretched, hod comforted her
The crisis had passed, and she fell that liat'l
.l nnmnosure t halstea.s on me iiui. wncii
.it ; .l.nie. and all is suffered, the rest with
Heaven rewatds the patient and the
Her story was not a remarkable one; if by
..mnrVnl.lL- wo mean to say unusual. The
ppesrance of the house indicated something
of it; for we imagine there is always a sig
nificance in the aspect of the d we 1 1. ins. which
one of itslale inmates has jnst lef', lo go to
lh "narrow house." M.ity's hmbund had
been consigned to tbe grave. The neighbors
and Irien ls who had aided in the mtdaiicholy
bustle of the last offices, had returned lo their
homes, and Mary sut witb her babe in the si-
Th husband whom she had buret! out of
t,. rioi.t was her choice, her wilful choice
mnitH in snite of the remonstrances, the ( bit C
tions, and the fore boilings of her relatives.
Vnr n short tune alter her union, u seemeu as
if his life and prosperity were to prove tri
timnhani answerstolheirobjeotions. All was
sunny, cheerful, promising. And the very
friends who had warned and expostulated with
t. were willing to believe that lh.-y liail
been wrong, and Mary right; ami that affection
had not unerringly pointed out. 10 in-rexcei'en
r .hn meter w uc i Miev Ut noi porceiv
As if willing to atone for past enmity by
friiidshin. they crowded advantages
.n,i r.rii.nea urmn him, and lilierally opened
the. way to wealth. For a time, all succeeded
that undertook, mid no young man in the cily
seemed more certainly assured of competence
than he. And Miry, how happy she was ?
We can pardon her short period of exultation
for she biiltt'y suffered for it.
Some nwn cannot bear prosperity; and
tlenrv Irwine was one of these. Give them
discouragements Ui meet, and unprnpitious
circumstances to combat, snd they hew their
way with a silent pride and resolute perse
vernnce whi h conquers all obstacles. Hut
rt the sun khine on them, then pride soon
Ifinds nntrieeoiis utterance-, and their resolu
tion degenerates into opininnn'e obstancy.
They take plei.sute in contemning good ad
Tire', and will do wilfully wrong, and against
their own conviction, to mark their independ
ence. Henry Irwine took fatly occasion to
retaliate upon bis wife's fnends for whs! he
affected to regard as their unwarrantable op
position. He sociiit'l them, while ti.ey were,
In no small degree, the authors of his pros
perity, as being drawn to him by it; and mli
mated that selfishness was the origin of their
tardy friendship, no less than it had been ol
their former enmity , .
Mary was a true wife. She saw the injus
tice of her husband, but declined to acknowl
edge it. even lo herself. At length, the cool
ness became mme snd more chilling, until
resulted in irreparable estrangement between
Irwine and the friends of his wife. He gliri
eil in what he considered a enmp ete, and m
to persuade himself, was a righeous
revenge. He made bis former opponents suit
ors for his friendship and proudly spurned
thtlm. Such was his impiession. Theirs was
that ihev had overlooked the disaereeahlo
character of their lavoiite's busl aml.and stri
Vint' to beftiend him; but that true to his nat
ural low instincts, he had refused. Neither
mnrtv was entirely Tight. When the breach
iec-iiiie final, Marv Irwine deserted her father
.and mother, and kindred, for her husband and
;,l-niifV,t herselil'with him. so far as lingerin
rt nffr-ctions would permit. But, if her
heart vearned over the (Var first friends
her youth, jhe never suffered her conduct
betray what she accounted a weakne.-s ; but
r.lnnv to her husband with a madness of af
fection, which deserved a better return than
Henrv Irwine. as we have said, could not
limr nrosnnritv. A secret reason hardly an
knowledced to himself, why he disliked
wife's connections was because they pcrceiv
eil liis ilaneers. and ventured to warn him.
His sensitive pride look caption alarm and
eloried in mocking rep:ooi, oy persismii;
iintisrrolinn. Tlie end of such a course
easily prophesied. He lell among theives
ami f r wounds of friends exchaiired the sel
" fish flnlterv of knaves. Plucked rf money,
and bankrupt in credit and character,
wakened al last to find himself a mined man,
villi a meek, uncomplaining wife dependent
on him. nri 1 ffpliiiu twice as keenly as
Oid, all his ruin nnd degradation. The temp
Istlon which has ruined many, came in
eomplele his deslruction. He sought oblivion
nfhia dearadntion in the wine-nip, and there
lo the last redeeming trace or hope of man
lood. It ia a fearful fall, when the appitites
triumph, and the reason is de'.hroi'fit; when
the man wakes only to misery, and rushes
back to inebriation again, in the vaiu hope
lord 1 1 mmseii.
A lower depth still remained; and Henry
, wine found even that. His jaundiced 'houglits
dared toanapect her who, for love of him
urrendered friends, home, happiness, hope.
Because the via uot.and could nol rail against
her own, as he did; because the was meek,
and quiet, and uncomplaining, he quarrelled
with ber also. He charged that aha bated him,
ml regretted that her fule wat coupled with
, bit. The last she could not deny ; the first
' sow In his own heart, and judged that it must
be in hers also. It is their own fancied con
cealed reSeclion in the good that tbe wicked
And tie dared, moreover, lo accuse his wife
as (he cause of all his misfortunes. He said
she triumphed in them ! Can we wonder
the would notaay she did not? It might have
- beeo that the thought such charge tdo wick
: dly preposterous to answer; or it might have
Dee that ib wat wearied lota bat at last,
W f TIM
BY W. 0.O0ULD.
Fearless and Free."
$l,50per Annum inAdvanc.
EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. FEB. Iim'l
Vol. 11, No. 3G.
and not displeased to find that there was one 1
imnie i'i wiiu-n she could inflict pain on one
who had heaped so many wmrgs on her. Ma
ry was drawing near l.er Dark Hour.
There is in most, if not in all careers.a mo
ment the crisis of a lile an hour upon which
all the future bangs. That crisis came to
Her house, deroDeU ot many comiorts, was
not ignite desolate. She clung, while a glim
mer of hope remained, to her faith in her
husband. She ttelievecj that all who Knew
him did not know his degradation. he
houifht that she had concealed it fiotn manv;
and, fond simpleton, magined that men did
not see throuuli the hollowiiess of her smile,
when she spoke Jof ber husbnnd.
It was niiht, and Inle. There were votrei
and a iude knock at the door. She opened it
and her brother i-iiternl, preceediug ihe po
licemen, in linse custody lie had I. mint the
iiicbriu'e husband. She looked", and coinper
hemled all. They laid the senseless mini on
;i aohi. and the s'mul'its- k-ft lite house.
' I'ut on your bonnet, M rv," said ber
bro'htr, "audrnme home with me."
Mary cast an eye on the wreck of her love
and hope. Loathing thoughts rose within her;
she made one step uh if to comply; for escape
was now first in ln-r thouchts.nnd -he felt that
she lud bourne all tb.it human nature could
ndiire. The child, disturbed ill its sleep, re
ivik-tl Her lo II e tin. iii lit how hr peli ss wax
wape - the babe smiled, and in the smile she
saw the sunshine of other days. Itowiii),' over
the cradle, she lobbed out of ber bead all ilk
"Come !"said her brother.
"But, my child !"
"We will send fur it," said the brother
but, perceiving a strange look, almost hiilm-
pant, tlitoiiuli her tears, "We will take it with
ui!," he said. Hut the first careless expres
sion l ad turned the scale, nlieiiiaile no an
swer, until, after waiting a moment in ai'ence
her bro'her said, and now un.ie sharply,
"Wait till to-morrow."
"Now, or never !"
She ninile no reply, but bending over ber" child
smithed it again to sleep, she wavered though
pailcved and was ruiised, at 'ast, from a
half dream by the noise of a closing door,
She rose suddenlv, and gazed wildly obout
her. Her brother had gone; her dark hour bad
passed; for the temptation as withdrawn
Did she do right f Mark the sequel, and then
Henrv Irwine a oke to consciousness in
burning fever. It was not merely that which
'invnri.il.lv follow debauch, nor was it that
terrific delirium consequent uion long indul
genre in intoxication; lor his laii imii oeen
rapid, and the time of his error short. But
lis-ippointment, excess, and exposure, had
made him, in a short space, a perfect wreck
He olieved her guidance like a child, and she
i.nfii0'H) him la his brd-, ami then ritrspolcli
ed the follnwiinr note to an old friend-:
"Marv Irwine boprs that, among all tbe
friends of her better days-, there, is one 1
who will come to her in her extremity, with
no impsiblf: dem.iniN, and that she khall
find that one triend in Dr. Halpn.
Tbe phvsicinn, a benevolent eld gentleman
was with her even lelore her inessenvcr re
turned. He listened kindly, nnd if a thought
of incredulity arose in his mind, he concpul-
ed it, and followed the wife, with kind words,
as an equal, and not. as a patron, to the bed
side of ber husband. Fi.r a moment, he stood
regar-Hni! the sad picture; then, gently taking
he det'suche hand, proceeded mechani
cally to count his pu'se.
"Oh, Doctor ! crie-tl the stitforer, turning
awav, "this is the cruelty of kindness !" A
suspicion occurred to, and a daik shade came
over his face, "No!'' he shouted in a husky
voice,. "it is the keenness of insult!" He
rise to spring forward but his face beamed
deadly pale, and he sank exhausted and pow
erless. The Poclnr sichpd and turned away. He
sat down and penciled a prescription, and
said, "I will call stain."
"Will yon, indeed !" said Mary, her face
"Poor child !" said the ntd retitleman.
V:ii are plesved to find that I admit that some-
thine ails tiim besides intoxication. Strange
vtrnuge but very natural," and he hurried
Henrv lav some h nrs weak but conscious.
Fni'hfully, but painfully, did Ins wife attend
upon him; for, while the nece.ssi'y nf atten
tion, ninl the promptings of her heart called
her to h'S side, she greived lo see that the
ieht of her face di-turbed him disturbed
him almost to distraction, And who can won
It was a Ion?, lore day. And day passed
into evening, nnd evening into imdnirht, before
the care of her husband and her rhild
suffered her tl TCt. I-.xhaiis'ed nature claim
ed her due, and Mary dreamed. She was
back in tbe joy of other years yet cvr that
joy there seemed a rawness. People were de
crying bun In htr, and she was zealously dc
lendiiiB him as she had nltcii done. And
while she dreamed .she thought bis pleasant
voice spake ill her car, "Mary!" Airain
spake, and now she epraug up and went lo his
"fan you forgive me f"
"Fomive vou, dearest !" She did not kno-v
wbe'her she was asleep or awake whether
he spake in fart nnd deed, or whether the
voice were a dream-voice. So for the want
of further words, she placed her cheek to bis.
"fiod bless you, 'ary ! Now I can rest."
He lell asleep, But the shock his health
had received was not lo be rttreived so easily
as by one night's, rest. On the morrow
was both better and worse better, for there
was less fever worse for there was less
And so wore day after day. We need not
relate how, with sure progress, but slow,
death mastered his victim; for lb;my Irwinc's
days were numbered. And we need not de
scribe how he young wife hovered over bis
couch, and his weary life was closed in for
giveness and peace. Brothers and friends
she lacked none now; for He who calls
hence by death, baa surrounded its approach
with circumstances which remove enmities
and disarms hate. He passed away quietly,
and bis last. illness left n gentle memory
lum id men's hearts.
' There was a sound of wheels at the door.
"Now, daugh'er," laid her mother, as she
entered, "we have come for you, os we prom
ised. Come home again to our hearth and
hearts. Forget that you were ever away."
Mary silently pointed to her child. Her
mnttie r toiil t mnkir no renly, and Mary said
-"With this memorial of Aim mother, (and
may God spare it fur my memorial when I
gone.) l cannot forget that I hate been away.
And, O I bow grateful am I, that once away,
stayed until now; that I remained bete to
see all reconciled on earth; to note theevi
dence in a n.eek and quiet, a repentant and
resigned spirit, that all ia forgiven in Heaven !
When this dear child shall live to ask of his
father, then, mother, I can speak i f the peace
ful close of his brief day, bull need not of
its dreadful storms."
And Mary Irwine bade adieu lo the house
in which she had met and conquered her
Dark Hut s.
The Indiana Democracy.
The glorious Democracy of Indiana, undis-1
couraged by defeat and looking forward to
their eaily reinstatement in power, have call
ed a mass convention in Indianapolis on the
22d of February, the anniversary of the birth
of the illustrious Wishi.nutom. The coll o'
the State Committee says:
This is a very auspicious period for such
an assemblage. The Legislature will be in
.sesssion, uml he (vernors of several adjoin
ing Stales are expected to be in the citv. In-
vuiitions have been issued to a number of
prominent Democratic speakers, in our own
and other Mates, who, it is believed, will alio
be prese-nt and address the Convention.
An assemblage of the Democracy of Indi
ana is certainly imperatively demanded. II
we wish to maintain our organization, we
must meet a d consult as to the best .nethod
of rendering it effec ive. Let us, then, on the
22.1 of "ebruiiry, 18.r5, meet at I he cipito I of
the Sla'e, reassert the aucienl principles from
which we have never deviated, and adopt such
a policy as will insure a triumphant victory
which is surely needed to reveise the bnsty
iecisiott of October lat, to vindicate tbe tar
nislied honor nf our flag, and to place the
State in Ihe hands of its legitimate guardians,
the iJeinocratic party."
News by the Western Mail from St. Louis.
After about a month's tnteimisMon, ''e have
nt length received n 'ileof St. Louis papers.
In the St. Louis R: imhlirnn uf the 'JGlh of
January we find the billowing :
HoiiaiBi.E AifAia. rrom a private letter
dated Paton, C'apeGiran'eau County, Missouri
we are permitted lo niuke tbe follow. ng ex
"An atrocious murder nnd house-burning
took place on Wednesday night last, wi'hiu
tight miles of this place. A young man by
the name of lluckner, some time since, mnr
ried a widow who hadadaiighter nearly-grown.
Not long after they were married Huckner se
duced the young lady, or, as some say, rav
ished her; since which time Buckner, the old
bidy, and the girl have been quarreling and
fighting, On W edriesdny last lluckner re'urn
ed home, after an abseuceof some two mouths
when his wife caught hm and held him. while
her daughter killed him wilb an nx. To hide
all traces of heir work, they then set fire to
the house, consuming the bodv of fluckiier in
the flames What led to the discovtry of the
runnier, Was Ihe eiimnosiance of ISuchner, be
iug absent so long, and some of the neighbors
having seen him come home on We.nesdav
evening. They saw no more of him, so they
went to raking and searching among the ;oaip
and ashes of the burnt house and found some
liones which excited fearful suspicions. An
inquest was held on yesterday, and they were
declared lo be human bones. All the p.irties
concerned have been arrested except Ihe
young woman. Mrs. Buckucr has made a fuli
The Experiences of a Bachelor.
I nevei knew a baby cry consecutively for
two hours, but it was "genrrslly the quietest
little thing rn Ihe world."
I never wanted any gruel, or something hot
for my supper, hut that the kitchen fire hue
alwavs "just gone out."
1 never inquired nt a circulating libiary f r
a particular book, but that they "expected it
I never went in n violent hurry to the City,
but same of the streetB were rure to be block
I never krpw, or saw, anything more of any
umbrella I had accnlently IlTl behind me
I never knew a horse, that was said lo be
"playful," that didn't kick, and its the same
with a child.
I never knew a married couple who "mv
loved," ond "my cleared" and "my ducked"
one another to a fulsome extent in public
who didn t quarrel in private.
I nevi r knew a l.nly, who sid she would
only take "five minutes" In put on her bon
net, who really took thorn.
I never knew a trader man bother me for
money, but he had "a little bill to make up
I never knew a man receive "private infor
mation" lor a race, nut he was sure to lose
in belting upon it.
The Emma Moore Disappearance.
of this young lady continues unabated,
at Rochester, Ne York. A public meeting
was held at the City Hall, on Wednesday
night last, forthe purpose of taking such meas
H irs a might be deemed advisable in the
premises, in order lo ferret out the mystery.
ThetiMilt of the meeting we have not yet
seen. In the meantime, the sheriff of the
enmity has taken the re sponsibility of offering
"oi r thonraiid dollars" for the recovery of her
b"dy, dead or alive, and a like reward fer the
arrest other mnnbrer or murderers, and such
proof as will It ad to their conviction incase
s he had been murdered. There is also anoth
er three hundred dollar reward offered by Mr.
hiloney, her brut her-in law. The Roches
ter (,'mon, is "sinmgly of the opinion that
these rewards will lend to something reliable
in respect to this mysterious altair."
The Last of the Dead-Heads.
A parsenge-r on one of our railro.uls the oth
er day, when accosted for '.he amount of his
fare, replied that he bad nothing with lum ex
cept one large bill, which he feared the con
(tiietnr wouiu not ue ne-ie to cnanee. t he
latter, thinking frcm the man's genernl appear
ance that he could not he very flush, rep led
the change would be given for any bill he could
produce, whereupon the suspicious looking
customer handed out an enormous thno-bill
The conductor as in duly bound, politely pre
sented him n check, and affectionately enjoin
ed him to guard against all danger of personal
injury during 1 lie trip. Uno Statesman.
The following "cure for the gout" ia i lakeo
from an old worki
"First The person must pick a handcher
cneu irom me pocser, oi an oin mam or nity
years, whi has never had a wisn to change
her condition. Second -He must wash it
an honeat miller's pond. Thiru Hq must dry
it on a parson's hedge who wag never cove
tons. Fourth lie must sena It to a oociers
shop who never killed a patient Fifth
must matk it with a lawyer's ink who never
cheated t client. Sixth Apply it to the part
and e cure will speedily follow."
THE DAYTON MURDER.
TRIAL OF ALFRED MILLER.
His Commitment to Jail.
OurVaders have already been informed of
. . w ,. ... .... , '
the arrest o Mdler near Middletow,,, for the,
miiruer i nte gin nnnm rnnne, on a canal
boat, at Davtnn. 'I he report of the examina
tion, for which we are indebted to tbe Dayton
Jimrnul, will give, the public a verv poor idea
of the morals of Canal boats. When Miller
was arrested, he made the follnwin statement
to the person who had him in charge :
He said he came on the boat one- morning!
ralher too late for breakfast, and Siirah Frame,
the woman he supposed he had killed, said,
yon are loo late ,,r your breakfast."
told her he hn i his' breakfast. Thev
then came to some pretty hard wnr.ds. Sarah!
told him thai no d n son of ab h sh uld
in there and jaw her and that no'
0 n should tattle about her, she then;
said if they did at the same time picking up
four legged stool she would kuok their
-n brains out. Miller then slapped her on
the side of the bead; as he did so, the stool
fell out of her hand, nod turning over, the1
gs stuck up; be then caught her by the arm'
and gave ber a little j-rk, nnd kicked her, she
fell on the ston;. Alter this she got up and
sat on a chair and said, "Alf. I didn't think!
you would ever do the like to me." Miller'
said "1 wouldn't, but you have- abused me
andcnllejme a d-n son of a b-h often
enough." Miller then spoke to another wo-1
s . . . . . . '
man on board, and told l.er to clenn up the
blood which fell from her nose. Miller then
ft the boot, and was gone l,ut u, hour, he'
was coming back to the bon', whet, he was
told that the girl was dying or w.v dead, some
one told him lhat he had be'ler leave. He'
he didn't know what to do.
Atnme lime he thought he would go and
deliver himself to the authorities, as he had
not Ihe least idea of killing ihe lime be slap-
pedher. Some man whomMilU-r mmed, then
ook off Milb-r's cap; and ga him a ha and!
red shirt, nnd told him he hud belter leave.
lie concluded to go, nnd went nut on the
Greenville railway, lo Ihe first watering sta-
lion. When he got there, he coiiciiided he
would return and give himself up, but did not!
w . ... i . ...
Hon n einrioii iiiu-n the in-nt sii.nm
Pike, and lost his way, and got back to the
pike nt Alexnttdcrv lie. He then went on,,
truvellinp bv dav to Middletown, when he
went on the 'Lebanon canal a mile or two; and1
struck in through a slip of woods to Amanda,
When I took Miller, he begged me not to tie:
him. I look him to West Chester, where we
s'.iid all night, and I brought him to Dayton
next day. '
The next witness was Elizabeth Rtradlev,
who narrated the circumstances attending the
lifficulty on Sunday and Monday, between the
parties, and death of the girl Frame. She said:
"Mil last Siin-tav evening saran had wasneu
"P her Aih-- ! jvi o..t lb dih--
water when she drew back the window
which had three or four panes pasted over,
she ss-id she could not keep Ihe paper pasted
on them, for Miller and Lit were always tear-:
ingitoff. On Monday morning, when Miller
came in Ihe boat, be told Sarah if she ever
called him a d-n son of a b h ngain, he
would slap her, he said that he had often been
-luii-en uv 1 uriuic.
k :i t... i.... I ...A
Sarah then said that no G d son of
n , nor no G d mar,, nor no
,1 h can conquer me. Millei told
hrrshP had better ston. for she had said enough,
Sarah then picked up a stool and dared Miller,
totouehher. Miller then slapped her in the'
face with bis open hand, nnd made ber uoe
bleed, at the fame time be seized her bv the
arm, and tbe stool full over. Sarah fell on
the stool when he slappd her. and Miller then,
kicked her twice. 1 took hold of his coil nnd
bgged him not lo kick her. I was siexci-
ted, that I started to leave the cnbin. but
came hack nnd lif'ed Sarah on, and s I her
a stool, I then wip -d 'he blood from herfne.'!
wilh a wet cloth. Mi'ler at this time was
standing bv, smoking his pipe. Sarah said,
"A If, I never thought you would treat me this,
Miller turned pale and Jnid nothing, and
after went out. Libby said Sarah, make
me a bed. I did so, then unhooked ber d ess
and laid her on the locker, where I had fixed
the bed. She fniu'ed and I threw water in her
face, and when she came to she said, "Libby
I believe I'm dying.'
I then went out amid
'hip. and called Mrs. Grav, who lives chse
by, wi'hin call. She came on the boat, arid
cahI r.. tl.u f'at.lnm Part..-finhl . uml hp Went.
for r. doctor, -araii lived aliout ail hour, Dill
was dead before the doctor came.
rw Fvn,M,..,1 I had no nart cular uc-
quaiiitancH wi'h saraii netore l came on me
boat. Sarah was very provoking in tier man
ner nf abusing Mit'.-r.
Miller seemed to I e in a good humor when
-en" to the grocery, w lien tie came .men,
knew he had beei
drinkiug; but he wasn't
av, itriniK. .in
r had told Sarnli thnt
didn't cure about her abusing himto bis f-ice
but she shouldn't do it in presence of other
people. He gave her a tolerable hard slap;
can't say whether the slap knocked her over,
for he took ber by the arm at the same time,
and shook her. I am sure be kicked l.er
twice in the back ns she fell.
I da nut bt-l'cve Mi!b:r intended to hurt her
much; he only intended to stop her talk. Sa
rah had poor health, her breast and stomach
were swelled up when I came on ttie ijoat;
she complained a great deal; sometimes
thought she would not live ; have not se"n
Miller since he left the boat till I saw I,
The rest of the evidence was unimportant,
with the exception o' that ofDrs. Steward
Crook, who made a post mortem examination
of the girl. They said the girl had died
hemorrhage, brought about by runtiiro of
suleen. which was enlarged to about four
times its healthy sire by disease,
was in a verv bad condition, and
f.om the blows, ws the result of her iliseaied
The Court required the prisoner to give
in five hundred dollnis, and in default, he
crmmitted. He will probably be tried at
next term of Court.
The "Dog-Eating Story False."
ine suuerines oi pngengrrs o me vynisngn
He, Mississippi Railroad. We hope that those
persons whose sympalhies were shocked
'evening by reading it, will recover their etjua
aJecled, nimily to-day."
The St. Louis Dtm-rn,t brands as a fabrics-
tion the story that the passengers on the Illi
nois Central Railroad were reduced lo such
an extremity, in the recent snow-storm on
- , prairie, that they were obliged to eat dogs
auppori inc. n).
The dog nonx. we icarn, originate": mine
fertile brnina ot the noys in isioomirtgton,
was designee lo neutralize any similar stones
1 which miglH hnve been devised in regard
Fortune-Telling and Seduction.
j lv. I have brought up eleven children, and
all are alive and married, ami doing a rt spec
"Alf, table business for themselves all but a 1 ve
Miller ly girl, of fifteen years old next April. She,
last summer, saw in ihe Herald a noiice nf a
, gentleman who wanted a w,fe. She and on
come other girl, a sehoolm ito of hers, nu.we-red it.
I did not know anything of what was g ing
on, or it would n-t have hapm-ned. They
following, ami ten wn.'n sue- na i ore-am.."!.
She thought at first she would n-,1 go, but the
other girl had been theie and found a bean to
she would go and MseM.i.lamu Piewster : gam.
I When ' e went in she sa w a mt.n who seid,
business. 1 his is the first Idler I ever wrote
to nn officer in my life. 1 am so worried I d
i not know what lo do or say. O, if 1 had
known it before it was too Inie! Two fami
soon lies ruined one in a brothel; mine ns bad.
Pity a poor Motio r,
am', put a stop to that before another mother
A most sorrowful story was made known in
the Mayor's r-ffice yesterday. A young girl
han fallen a victim to the for'une-telling and
matrimonial advertisements, and ber mother
sends the story of her ruin to ihe Mayor, in
II... k .... u I V . mnll.. m. u U,.Aa.
i,"!"- .1,1,1 III, Wl .l I UIU1IICI III ' ll'.IOIlfTI
,,ave , m,mr f glph B t e
letter will explan: itself:
"To the Mnjnr, F. HW;
"Sir: I see by the paper of to-day that yon
are going to break up all the fortune-tellers.
Sir. ' will trouble yon a few moments, to tell
Vou wh it those women hove brought into my
family I am a mother nf a respectable faini-
were directed to go to Jirs. I'MWster's, hi
Great Jones street, corner of Bowery, to meet
the gentleman. When my daughter went
'here the wretch told her that the gentleman
was suited; that she would have l.im, and that
soon; and that she woui ! tell her nil about it
Mr live uonars. i rie poor rriiiu iiinugu:. u:,s
great thing 'o know who was lo be 'her K-is-
hand, nnd so she sold her ear-rings and breast
pin lo raise the money, an I gave- it to her.-
In telling Ihe fortune she d, scribe-d ber future
husband, nnd told her to come on the Fi!day
.. i.i, . . , , ... .
herliking, and been to Coney Island with him,
. .... .
and stie told tier such a story teat she iii tiigiu
"Mrs. Prewster, what a charming girl thai is!
O, my dream is completely out! Tint lady
has b.-cn in my midnight dreams f.r innnths
past!" With tint he wen! out of Ihe room.
"-, ho," raid Mrs. Pn wsl.-r, "did 1 no show
, ., ,
you tins man in me cams, wiin suci: iusck
fye-sf" He then wared imon her home, ask-
ed her name, and it sh? had hither or broth-1
ers. He said ho would not lei her parents
know for the world win re he found her, nor
, . ... . . . , . -r . ,
mils", sue: mil lie meant to nmi ner. n sue was
to be lound. I hey would keep company tin-1
lit winter came an. ami then sue mmuw con-
trive to go to a ball, and he wool i be there
and try to get a respectable in'rndiielinn.
He said he should not be willing to lot l.isj
father know where he gut his wile iroin, hut
he would meet her, when Convenient, ut.Mrs.
nir, tins is.ner smry, nna i ueneve n uue
one. She has tiecn at school, and as she has
so many married sisters und brothers, where
'lie was in the habit nl staying away until six
or seven o'clock, I did not think of questmn-
in.' ner, as i innutiii net nf pure us uir. nu
a' once I saw her snr.pe nner, and tier nvciy
sp'rns gon,?. i nsneu iter wiuu inieo i.rr anu
what bad become of her scho lin ite. She'
said that she had gone awav from home it
n very bad man, and lived with him in n bad
house. My eves were opened I saw it. nil.
She began to cry, nnd told me that she was in
a family wav. The man that has made her
so is a married man, with a w-.k- and four
!nli ri'n. Ho has ili'S-pr?,.,! 1 .pin find ri.iiif.d
my child. If I expose him I shall also expose
my whole lainily. 1 thought, rather than
make a cry talk. I would keep her shut up
until she is confined. I called upon a adt in
Lispenard street, to see il she would board
her through her confinement. She ssis she
will board her nnd give her baby away when
it is bom. I told her mv story: she said she
often had to hear just such a s'orv that was
their trade. If her brothers hear of ii liny
will certainly shoot the scoundrel. I think
sometimes how great n (ire a little matter
makes. O, I must conceal my feelings, and
not make my sous murderers! Do, sir, all in
your power to send those form ng tellers away,
or make the nress not ndvertbe such people's
The following slips from a morning paper
were enclosed in the letter:
"Mrs. Prewster, No. 59 Great .Trinci s'rcel,
corner of the Ilowerv, has been induced.
ll-m,,l, llm hnreiMiiim. nf ........ tr:...)n
, -. ..- . .1,,111,
t' continue until further notice. She can
consur.eu in ns.roin.y, ,ve ami law mat
ters, interpreting dreams, bv books and sci
ence, mid tell the mime of the lady or gentle
man they will marry, also, the names of her
"MTmnMAt.. The advertiser is a wid-
ower, about thirty-eight; is n gentleman, nud
a man over medium stature
one of the first
the coun'rv where
and most prominent men in
he resides, and of some- wealth. Has sdiic
verv fine children. He wants a lady of education
and refinement for a wife, not very par
tieularaboul her age, (this mest be sta'e.l);
but she must be a well bred ladv. Smiliern
bidies very much liked. Such a one may find
a good husband nud a good home, by addres
sing box No. 271, Post Cffife, Jersey City,
New Jersey. As the advertiser is not only
liom-st, but in earnest, all communications
receive attention) must be accompanied by
real n.iu.e nnd reference of the writer, and
.will be treated with the most perfect coni-
I dence." A'. 1. Tribune
On Friday morning last, Augustus Franlz,
who has been leaching school on the Troy
road, about four mile's from this cily, soon
he entered his school-room, deliberately
' placed a loaded pistol to his forhead nnd
ji off. At the moment of nulling the trigger
he raised his head, s that the ball slid up-
W;,rd instead nl entering his brain, ns it would
have done if the bead had not been raised.
The ikull was not fractured. He ia suppose
to have; been reduced in physical strength,
' Ind been low-spirited fur some tiim; past.
jMr. Frantz has been a close student, having
, mastered the French, Italian and German Inn
R,w.s, alcoA.itin.nnd Greek. He is said
: i.-osscssed of more than ordinary talent.
friend called to see him soon after the affair.
and, upon suggesting that he would immedi-
stelveoforc nhvsicinn. Frantz rcnlied
j "itio doctor cau l slop us moving." He
evidently not in bis riftht mind when
dreadful act wns done. e iitnters'.nnd he
hiielvsoon to recover. SpringJUU (O.)
jm$Har, tth inr.
tTThe young lady who was accused
breaking a young man's heart, hat been bound
oyeran the bonds' of matrimony, to, keep
Rates of Advertising.
One squore, (or less) 3 insertions, Uf
'" " Each additional incet'.ion, 26
" " Three months, - - - 8,00
" " Six months, 6,00
- Twelvemonths, - - 8,' 0
One four'b or a column per year. If ,00
" half " ' 18,00
column " " 30,00
All overa square charged a twos quarts.
O'Adver'.i.s-emen's inserted till forcii i lb
expense of the advertiser,
Executed at this 0ff.ee wjih neatness an
despatch, at tbe loweit possible rates.
A BEAUTIFUL AND ELOQUENT PRAYER.
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! dn.- defence. Bass ihe President of the I ru
le ; S'". ",lvls' s In Cabinet count il. our
'" -'""'n i.cS.ia
said ,,r,:s.r ""f various Ma.es. nnd all who are in
Hev. Alfred Cookman, Pastor of the M. E.
Church of Hurrishiirj, on ihe occasion of ther
Inauguration of Governor Pollock, upon tha
10th tilt., addressed 'he Throne of Grace, in
the following earnest, impressive end eloquent
prayer appropriate lo that inleresting occa
"Who is like unto Thee, oh Lord among tha
Grids ? Who is like unto thee, glorious in ho
liness, fearful in ptaises, doing wonders.
Thou art the Author of tbe world, nnd tha
Creator of men, the Ruler of Nations, and the
K.tnbbsher of Governments. Sensible of our
entire dep'-ndance upon Thee, wewould coma
into Thy august presence with all that rever
ence and huu.ility which are due to thy great
ness, and with all that hope and love which
Thy goodness; should inspire. Look compla
cently up n us, and let tbe words of cur lips,
and the meililaiions of our hearts be accepta
ble in Thy .sight, oh Lord ! our strenlgb and
our Hcdee-mer !
Reminded I y surrounding circumstances of
our national blessings-, we would render Thee
heart felt praise for this good land which Ihe
I.oid our God has given us aland distinguish
ed by knowledge dignified as the abode of
!civil n' teligious liberty, nnd endeared to
"'' ar.s i.y ne p,ni..n s zen nmi ine asiiej
and perpetuate our sacred privileges. Lei tha
,l""- " V" .! . more pros-
P' roi is .inti gionou, w.a.. i.s pas-, upon irns
H-vd-m s fair r.cri.nge, le. the bright cloud of
the divine g.ory coinnunuly rest, and upon
i, ll.i, u nii I.i- 7 Hill nn l.lihi hra nnH n il.
li-pres.;,,,,,,,.. , .m.un. Ingres, as-
dm il lli. Itii'inC r.r riiir iiiirnmi. i.ni! enh.
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P'oilablet,, directed may their conduct,
I.h pubt.c and pnvn'e, be marked by the
ic'est Jst,ce and H,e most unswerving in-
lpntv lii-ifi ir.ii'v I, n.-ni nr ril, T.nril Th.
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w ifli ;ive nri'Vi.t r-il diirmtr tl,f p ntirp liTm
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of his official service. Accompnny him into
other spheres, and mn.v his conduct in the fu
ture be characterized by the same purity of
in'entiou and nprighlncrs of octi n which
have ever dignified und adorned bis lile in Hie
And now we carne'lly and unitedly invoke
tbe richest blessings nf Tl,y grace upon the
Governor elect, who, with ail ihe solemnities
of nn oath, will this day be inducted into hit
new nnd responsible office. Visit him as
Thou didst Mi.s.-s in the bush, Joshua in tbe
halt e, Gideon in the field, mid Snri.uel in the
tern lo. Give him the blessing of Ilavid and
Snionun. Let this day-so brigjit nnd beauti
ful, be e-uilileinatic of his profierou Adminis
tration and happy life. Kiud.y regard those
who shall be associated with him in the vari
ous di pfir'menls of the State government.
May they be men nf clean bunds and pure
Leans, always acting with n reference to the
public good may they eventually he reward
ed with ih e delightful plaudit of "well done,
goo.) and faithful servants." Hear our pray-
, ""TV"'1-" "-jn o,.r .raises-auu
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.''"' " l" " ascr.oingun
tlividtd praises to the Father, Son, and Holy
Ghost. Amen." t
Somebody tells 'he following amusing anee
d iteofnur friend and eve-rboily's friend, -Thoruley
nf the gieat India Rubber ware
house, in this cily
A la ly went into Thornlny's store, and in
quired, 'Have you any India-rubber elegy
'What did ynii say, ma'amf'said the usually
wide' awake and atu'.e John, slighty confound
ed. Klegv-encirclcrs,' repeated Ihe lady with
Tl ornlet look around the s'ore, first at th
great piles of India. rubber then at gutta-percha,
tl en nt India -rubber r l.it li nnd so on but with
out seeing inyihing enrn-sp uding to the name.
'You're sure it made nf India rubber?' said
Mr. T inwardly declaring that there wag
nothing n.ade uf that article that be had nol
'O yes,' replied the lady.
Do you see anything like it?' it length re
lumed the bewildered fellow.
The lady looked round ti e well filled store,
nnd at length her eye rested upon a box,
which she bln.thingly pointed to. What do
you suppose it contained? Garters!
She- as soon helped to a pair, and as she
look her leave, it ali at once occured to Mr.
Thumb y that garters were L-e-g eucirclcra.
Washington, Saturday, Feb. 10.
Tbe Senate has confirmed tbe following rp
pointments : Benjamin O. Pickett. Postmaster
Maysvilie, Ky.; Samuel Cdlings, of Pa., Con
sul for the Umpire nf Morocco, vice George V,
lirown. recalled. S. S. Cox. editor of tha
Ohio Statesman, ha been nominated as Secre
tary of the legation to Peru, vice John B. Mil-
er, whose uorniitnlioii wns withdrawn. Sen-
itor Dodge, or loVa, has- he-en nominated and
onfirnied I'ui'ed States Minister toSonin. in
place of Mr. Ureckeuridge, resigned. Leoni-
last Martin, of Alabama, was confirmed aa
Consul at Ma.nilan ; W. W. Haulis, of Vir
ginia, .if Consul nt Aiti:is Calieuto, Mexico.
1 h"ni:is L. Potter was confirmed as collector
at New Orleans; Win. E. Stark as Surveyor;
rrnncis Leach as Appraiser, andWm. B. Key.
urn as Assistant Appraiser.
F. II-Tinkle, a lad eleven vears old went
a rabbit hunting n few tiays nince, in Shelly
co'intv. Indiana, takinc wilh him i!itp ,Wa
As he did not return as soon ns his parents ex
pected him, they went out in search of him,
but without success. The nuiehborliood wag
nlnrmed to such nn extent that more than one
hundred persons turned out in search of tha
lost boy, ot the close of Ihe fourth day ha
was found in a field frozen to death, and al
most entirely devoured by the hogs.
tCTH is snid that an intimate friend of "Al
varado" Hunter intimates that the cashiered
hero will shortly embark for St Petersburg, to
offer his services to the Cznr cf Russia as
commander in his navy. He will go out witk
testimonials for gallantry and eflkiency froia
one of the hightest officers in our navy.
(TTChriit suffered mnch. I ought to ba
willing to follow him. "If we sffr wit
him ve ihall aUo reigh with him."