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Poetry. LOVE, MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Oontiy or wlffl prlfruhiff,
j. mil and Colin took tholr wiiy i
WIMIp rh flownr Mi ileW WM ftWtCfrltiff,
In the Jocnutl month of May.
, wt lu)t)' pltunmloai 4aiifihla
Colin yoiiih'a moat natty mi:
ManT ft nl) (n vain had tomclit tit r,
Una, full miy ft "AT
iftif. hr faithful lKMm 1nl
,til nnto Wi yiR 'niipttiht:
Hut, alaat Iwt RHT'nor crtii l
ttaJd u how he'd nTnr flu ht
Boon ft Vr the lurk had rlfwn,
Thoy had hiinH th hon.la of fltinox,
Ami, far tU.I.H lliilr In Mn'ft,
4n m ft hwra nr.
In ft rmcfc, tho youth find mahh n
To a ll"Wfry hank c 1 i 1 rottif,
fti h tut, hntr la., ' ,f s
Uniiif wanl, with iiii lolunif hum. ,
YVwn thoy d'intt'i1 thorn or.',1irr,
,.V'ly 4o;lll," Mill (tnllll .mill,
Ttl iim, on thy dnvy, whMhT
"IWt T, Jnat 1M with 1m rrnHHr,
Ortwl Um yoiifiR Kiul ftrdent maid,
'itH'ii lfii Ih.U," in tmr fvij'Intic
Ihftnidtut, Colin ijutckly natd.
-'Bolt," ah falton-d, "from thMtufnot ?
(S my Colin, that won't i-ay ;
Xr will iwWromedown, iny lovo, or
II lp im. If woraimwa."
"Hhntl wi thru, Ir itlannlt'. ?"
WtMly nlnfelird th frantic cove:
HImIII our happfnoM, and htirMed
In the kimhtu hud otirlov 7"
"N'S my tnHp: M it mthor
Hamlin ti ii..l tho hn. kt kit;
Thiia w'lt I'liiu yoiir cnt I father,
Cutting from the Wurltl mr MM.."
Tuna ! Pjmko. Ami i1rrw ft k title mil,
H harp fit point, of ctlirn full fino:
Plrrrrd li r hoart, and UA ihv lihwHiti
"How," hr cried, "hare a into mint? 1"
HOW I MADE A FOOL OF MYSELF.
As I Rat aliment breakfast,! wiir some
whnt snrpris! on receiving n most for
teoiie and pn'twinK iiivituliun from my un
do Jeremy to RjHnul tjiort time ftiMi ltjni
hi If niul lainilj'Hl I in ont iiViirii'Usliitc,
prpvinnx to my UaviiiR Kiijilninl. 'J'lio ol J
K-ntlnmn miij my fullicr liml lwn Mitrniif;
ed Innn fwli otlior, for ninny yours lliron;:h
miuio luuuly ii:urrl, go tliut 1 liml not
M-i'ii my mu le Jcrciny, Riivo ou puooccjih
inn siiK'o my lioybnnd.
In ooiwiionco of my fnllior's iliMith, I
hihl Ikwii Humuioiittl from Amorirn, wticro
1 hml been iniHliiiiK my lorliuio villi hiu'
rt'tw, for n ronsiili ruMu timr, nml nnw,lin'
Hctllcil my nfliiirf. I wntt prcinriiif to
croKH tlia A 1 Luil io licn my nuclu lottor
Aly iimllior aiul tUlet brollior, witli
In mi hIiiuiow toNiileil, woro tlx' only ix ur
rcliitivpn I limt In Iioiulon. Treil h.iil
lull); Hiiii'p witli il ilown in din worhl yU
K fjotij kiml Wll", HliU Well imou'iiifi Hint
my mullu r wnnlil liu Miro to n nivi i viry
iilli iilion niuli r IiIh liuppy roof, I iiiintlil
I lo ! ri'intiin in lni'l ui.l ft Imini Iikh Iiiu'Ii
lor, wlnlo iiiivllnnc;iii thfl (Iihki of nnir
nK hlill lutlluT liom my rumbling
l course my Ipmllior wiw c-xtivindy ol
liiriiif;' wonlil lo nnylliiii to i..lij;n me,
nml rxiniweil liiinnelf opon lit Any nin
niviit Id Hbilie n Imiulwinxi wueer Unit lio
coulil iiiUoiliiru me tout IcomI linlfix iliren
liiijM'licin'iitiireH, tlio pOKsObfiou of liny one
ol whom wniiM pmve a fiiiluun in i'lHelf,
lnl to nil tlii ne fjeneroiiH olVem 1 Inrni il
ileiif ir. Liberty wiih Hweet, ami I fell iu
no linsle to wirrillep it on (lio nller ol lly
nwa. Not Hint I was n wild yoiinp mtlo
uutii, wbn did not cure fur tliu eiimlcrlH,
muI Hiu ultMi'linim of liomc, bull iliiln't
vixli lo liavn tlio oimn (if n lioiiKeholJ
tin nut npon mo no lon; hr I ft II luijy
anil uouIhiiUhI lilmie.
Six muI twenty nml nlonc I La ! lift 1 No
one to biitlu r nml worn- you no nlioipin(;
no MiilniimiwT iinif ("IrilinuH lulls to
mwt Short n rkoninf,'H nml friemln
- Ilea tw I lie uir - i iiii(.il I
I roi fnim my lmir, put my back lo
tlm mnntleiiieco, lit n cilut mi.l Riuukeil
nwuy for n couple of ininuli h most furioux
ly, tUi ii I eeiiMiill. il my wateli, rani; the
bell, online. I ii liaiiNoin, rewilvin to tn-e my
brother 1'red befuro 1 neccpli il or ilcelineil
uiy'iiiu le'H iuviliition,
Hoio'Hiin niiixiorledjiihllo I reeeiveil
nt my lmtiil lliiH uinrniiii,', I re.l nml I wnut
your uilvico npon it," miuI Ion cnlerhif; Inh
"What am you gninR to get m.iriiod, nf
ter nil !"
"Are you Roinp to drown yourwlf sir?"
"No thank yon," replied I'roil lan;:hiiift.
"Well tlien," naid 1 don't auk noiihuiiMicul
ipieHlioliM. I'nele Jeremy him Kent mo n
Very polite invitation lo miemln week or
two with him in WiiroiekHliiro befuro I
leavo JOiiiilanil, mid I tlionvht I would just
run uowii and auk you what I nhotild do iu
' Why, accept it, of conrso," Haid I'red.
"Well, but iIoch it not Boeni ntnuii;o V" I
nuked; "Foil aiway thought that ha mid
our lather wero never on very onil tevniH."
"No they wero not fur many years," r
iilied t'nid; "but mullein vera put riht
between lliem Homo timeni;o by llnnlu Jer
emy apologizing nml ntherwino liehftTinq
like n KunUeiiiau."
"You nover tr.1.1 me that, Fred." naid L
"No lHcanso I thought you would eome
to know nil about it iu due time, lint I
nee hero Tom," continued my brother, ro
tuniiuL' the letter, "lio even oIl'urH von
friemlMliiii, bhould yon ovur eottlo in lliif?-
liimi; nml Mint wouiit no Eoinotlmij; worth
having I enn Udl yon."
"Vim douhtlchM it would," Knid I "but
I've got a balance at my bankcr'H nnd can
muiiRKO very well over tho water. lleHiden I
ilon t think 1 Kliould hko to remain in Kng.
laud, now that I've yot no used to tho Vun
"l(oh, nil bohh, Tom. you'd liei-omo uu
RuKliHliiunn again in uo lime," n joined
"J'erhapH no," tmid I, "but I doubt it.
However I'll follow your ndvieo nnrl telu
praphto lluele Joremy, nnyiuR I will bo at
MurHtou Hull to-morrow. "
"Hut won't you diuo with uh thin oven
iii," tthkid Fri'ii
' 'Oh, certainly," mud I, "ut 0 Ob uiitml ?"
"YeH at II," he replieii
Aud wo did diuo at II, and a jolly oven,
ingwe. bad, but Htruii(0 to nay, not tho
leiiMt nlhiKion wuh iniulo to my intended vi.
it to lluclo Joremv'i until I broaehnd Dm
wihject uiynulf, by onkiiif; my brother if ho
thouMit I hLoiiI.1 oniov tho excurHion ami
what ort of people I uiiKht espoot to mcot
"Well not luimy of auy nort," horopliod,
"for I ilont think they keen much com-
- puny, but yon will lmve ft kind bout and
iiOHtoHM, ami their daughter A;neM (who
will, 1 mipHMO, huvn to Uo duly iu your
'Uauf;Ut'r A Knew I" I exclaimed, ' "Wli;
nha won a uiero child v. lion i lolt Kiiclauil.
yuiio uuo. Tout, couuniioU my
brolhiir, "but Hho in a woinnn now, mid if
dare hazard an opinion, a very II no one ton."
Then lancing iiiiwibiovonKly ncrom the
tuble he uildotl. "Jiut ol corn-He we tuko
you to lie proof agaiuut even Juuiiuiue por
"At nny rutn, Fred." I obrtervod rather
tiiiappinlily, "I'm proof a;uinut anyuMuuiiltM
"All nj;lit Tom, only don't make a fool
oi yniirneir, nml null. ml. 1 my iiriitlier.
"No fear ol Hint," I replied nlmoHt wiwh
iiiff I hal declined the invitation.
Nothing mora wuh uiid ou the mibjout
iluriug Hie uveuiiiR and when I took leave
of uiy brother and hiu family I inimeilialo
ly ileloruiinod not to nllord my fair ooiiHin
tbo IobhI rouHou to nuppoHO Hint 1 hud
come to Mum tun Hall with tho intention of
failiiiK iu love with bor.
Ou my arrival at tlio railway Ktulion,
where my uncle bad promiHed to join mo,
1 wag iliHupHiiiitd at not liudiiiK bim, uiul
WUH about til hire li Itliliviiviiliim III nmvi.a
Die to in; (leHtiuuliou, when up duHhod a
purk-plueloii, driven by n remarkably liand
Hoine yonuK lady. Sho ilrew up aud beck
oned mo toward her.
"Mr. Iiiwdon, I ptORnmSV" Raid Ihelaily.
' Ion, thnl'amy Uttuitt," 1 replied, bowini;,
HL at oueu lulroilueed herHulf iu the
moot ouuilucUxl mauiMir, exeiuMul the nb
aeuce g tier lather, ou account of iutiivpo
nilinn. boned I bud miiovoil my lonnicy,
wnH very Rind I hud come, lH-cnue they
now n liu'le coiripanv: nnd hi fact, brlinwl
herw If JnHt tin U wo had been long fivunliar
to earn oilier. r. - . r ,
At length, nflo alng my WKf!"KO wl
rifht. I tooH my Reat, and tacn nkeil in
the polikwt maimer fur pormlnaion to taliO
'Oh no thnnlc ynn'nonBTnRlio "replieiT,
with a urovokinrr Rinile tiluvinr! nbont her
well formed mouth. "I in mlbcc fnnd of
ilrivinir: bHlde von do not know the wny
M wi11 br I do, nnd Hioro ponioRnre apt to
become rcxtive noinelimcn; bo I think I
had liettor koop my post till wo Ret home."
I merely bowed In iwojiioRccnco, iiion(,'n
t did not exactly like her little Rpcech, and
the next moment wo wcio Roinr nt ft terri-
bln upced nlonR ft bronil, wniilini! path
which led throiiKU an c.vtensivo pnik, be
yond wlili h on n Kliht Mnliu uco Mood
Mnrxton J hill i i
"See. tliero'R our house, ihmni;h the
trers, riflit in front of its! It stands on n
lonely spot, docfl it not '" ankod my fail'
"Very aecluUeil, I n pncii incoiiioniiy ro-niPDibi'i-iii':
the ileteiininatiuu I bad made
about falling In love.
"Well, we shall lie there in ft lew nitp-
nloH, Raid she, "and I rrjoieo to tulnk thut
liowovcr fiili(:iiiiiR onr drive nmy prove you
w ill not hnvo oxhauHtod yourself with con
"Ihnc It " thoncht I, "Hils Is rii:hl
down imprrllnonco, thourrli I nlmost dc
servo it. Ity Jove ! sho lakes thiii;s ox
iptisiti'ly conly." However I siiiihd nml
Rani 1 had lieen iryiiiRtouiKo n iij ni(;t;iauco
at the splendid scenery.
Sho Rave n hort merry Iniif'h s she ro
plied, "th.it's exactly what I'vo been doinp
for w ant of other occupation, but nt this
spec! one cniiliot observo lunch."
" Thern yon nrfl rinlit,' Raid I, "nnd it
wp were in nnv other pluoo we should cer
tainly bo fined for fast driving."
"lly the way, nro you fond of diivini;?"
asked my cousin nhrmitlv.
"Well-yen," Raid 1 villi Ronio licsitn
tion. "butlnm not a Isild honmnan."
' I am sorry to hear that'" she continued
Willi evident interest, "Ii it is nu cxereiHo
of which 1 mil piiK.inn.iti.ly fond. I delight
in n Rood tiidit run ncrons country, for
nothing Mtsi my Hl.ints half so much,
lint ami, umm is lookiiiK at us tlironeli the
iliniiiK-rooin window, and John is vailmc
to take clmro of the ponies, so yon urns!
be rendy to nlilit the instant I slop."
In nuoluer Instant m v eccentric, not lo
say incoinprehciisiblo cousin, did stop, nnd
I alighted us (piickly o possible, but not
without losing my bnlancc, nnd wondci inu
whnt could bo tho menninc; of such unsocni
Thmwinu the reins to the si 1 Mint my
cousin followed me, but w ith such utility
that 1 kciircely noticed Hip (dunce which
fell npnu me from lu r hiin.diin.r blue eyes
hut stood before tho entrance to tho liuc
old umunion cxpeotiiiK to haw tlio plensiirc
of i.tviiij; iier my liaud.
'w liy iini you nol penult me to nssi.n
your I asked.
"Simply lurause 1 niaiie np tny minu
some lime ago unvei to civennv Renllemaii
inori' Irnublii Ihan I could help," she re
plied wi!h a peculiar smile.
As slip finished spcakiiir; the door open
ed, nnd Uncle Jeremy, bis venerable phy
siognomy bciiiiiitif: with kiiiiliiiiesH mid
Rooil humor, came forwald to meet us,
f;i viii( nu n beany welcome to mansion
I'm lmi: however, diKsnlisfiisI villi my
self, nnd nol ovi r-pleuscil with my cousin,
I took llie c.iiliest Ypi'tiinity "' ri tiiini;
to my room, nH much to collect inv si'iitb r-
rd (liouchUftH to tliesK for dinner.
"Mies a Htr.niKO, nuancoiiiilablfl L'irl
lboii:hl I, surveying the ueut nml eleRaiit
chamber, which had been prepared for my
reception, "but I am nMniiihhcd nt llud-
inr; so iiinKculiun mm iiuinilyliko in iier
nuumersntid Uhnvinr. Wbv, 'ion my
conscience she deports herself morn like a
youni; (ox hniib 1 tliaunf.'eiitlemuusdaiiKh.
ter." Then I stood fraiiif; at I In) beauti
ful scene before me. BtrelohiiiR far awy
nu the ryn could rcneh, and finally ilismis
1u.1l my cousin from mv tin m; .Lis with the
coiisolutory reflection tnat tliiicbnuci s were
very remote of my over fullini; in love with
one who npS'nrcd Ik delipht more in man
ly spoita Hum iu womanly duties.
Suon after dinner my uncle related the
miiho of his hintf cHtraiifipmeiit from my
father, nnd Ihn mnuiier iu which they be
came reconciled, concluding with nu im
pression of sini'iio regret that the mi.ain
ilcrstaudini; bad not been coiiKj;iird to )b
Ioiil' beloro, nnd however much I felt in
clined to find fault with tho odd wnvR of
my cousin, I could not help iiduiinn;; my
uncle's camliir, and ko1 feelini;. Iu fact
I dismissed tho subjis't from my mind, un
der tho convict iou Unit, like most family
jars there bad been funlt on both sides.
I bad now boon a Rnest at Marston Hall
neurly threo weeks; dining which time 1
had made myself familiar villi tho sur
rounding country, invariably joining my
cousin in her long rides, drives, out-of-thc-m
ay rumbles, nml strange to say the first
few days sulliciid to make us good friends.
For I soon perceived that sho by 110 means
anuwercd my first description, but, on the
contrary possessed many good ipialities,
which iu spito of my bachelor prejudices I
could not help approving, though I could
nover find courage enough to indicate such
approval in words, until I so far forgot my
sell as to express my surprise, iu a saunter
ing tone, that so accomplished and delight
ful n companion had not a hont of beuux nt
"Sir"' she exclaimed in a voice ami w ith
a glance that made mo decidedly unooin
for table, "I do not liko trilling. It is
wrong and foolish in onr six, but in yours
it is simply unemiiu aiilo 1 lu ting is not
and never can bo lovo, I might indeed
have many admirers, liko other young la
dies of my ncipiainhtiico but 1 do not want
them. No, cousin, when I ack now lodge 1111
admirer the toi ling must bo miilutd."
"It 1 have ollenileil you nivdonr consul."
Hiid I, "surely you will uot refuse your for
"Yon have not offended 1110," sho replied;
"omy 1 wish yon to nmli rtitiunl that I feel
strongly aud think deeply 011 the subject of
your remark, ami then foro cannot stiller
tho advances of loveis whom I can neither
respect for llieir wisdom nor osloum
uir ineir gooiiuess, men, 111 a
light satirical tone, sho added, "Hut in
Hum I do not think I shall accept an oiler,
however tempting, lor a long tiiuo yet. I
love my own way, cousin. I liko liberty
and lulmiro independence. Iu shoit, Iain
such an odd, queer person ,so very uiihcuU
moiital iu my conversation with vomit? oen.
tleinou, that I voiily sometimes believo I
shall enjoy tho cxipiisito plcasuio ol dying
an old maid."
On heurinu this Confession I laindu .1 onl.
"Of course you may laugh, sir, ami so
may I; but that won't increase my pros
pects of lnnrnnge," sho mlded smilingly.
"kgail, tred wiw right thought I; "she
ronlly ih a splendid girl. "I fell my lovo ol
bachelorhood growing less. "Now if she
wiw only Under, ilehcalo mid Hvinoatliiziiif
at home, insleud of being so partial to
borsoR, I would forswear my deterininnllon
not to make a fool of myself. Jiut tush
why should 1 givo way to such nonsense
1 II think no more about bur.
"Hallo I cousin, have yon fallen into
brown study through ubmiring tho color of
your nng I sunt my companion, with one of
her short, merry laughs.
"No no-that is - J woo just absent for
the moment" I iihiiiimcrod out
"UouhtloHS present iu spirit with Homo
fair but du. unit object," she observed, nimiu
laughing louder uud morn merrily than be-
This thrust roused me thoroughly, and
perceiving Hint my cms pan ion was bent
iiisiii trying to get me Into an ill-luiiuor
w ith myself, 1 roolvod to tell a lib, uud nin
her project ill tho bud.
"No, you aro qnito mistaken, cousin,"
Raid I very gravely ; "for i was juiit then
thinking of the atlvisihility of returning to
"Well, tben, I beg to inform yon. iu the
plainest possible terms, tout you nro ex
tremely unkind in allowing any such ideu
to eutur your uiiud," sli replied in a bulb
olfeiidiul and half playful tone; nml then, as
if desirioim of avoiding pursuing tho sub
ject any further, due continued, 'Jjut
come, we shall never Ret back to tho Hull
fttthispneo. Here is a nico litllo run
rltflif l.pfrire ns. - Pon't hf afraid of tbp
fcuco;lt Isa't mucb, nnd your tiorse .Iicr
goiio over it often." And nwny fliowcntat
a flyoig Rnllop.,. I followed, na sho prion,
"Keep well up, consln yon'te improved
wonderfully." ' '
I did ki op ftR "well np" ns I could; but
mi leaping the liprtie etnmtiled, nml l reii,
I don't know bow lone I lay insensihlo on
tlio RTonml, but I do know . that tiro aeoi
dent proved a serious one.
Many hours claimed before I recovered
consciousness, ami on opening my eyes, I
found myself in Marston Hall, feeling very
weak, with au indistinct recollection on my
brain of having had a long but puinfid
dremn. As I Iny, gazing nt Hip mrinim ob
jects around mo, I could scarcely believo I
was under my uncle's roof, there seemed to
bo mieli nn air of denth-lihe Rtillnrcn ri'ign
lug over tbo wholo bouseboM. 1 listeucd
for coino tinm 1ml c onld not henr the least
iiitlitivtlnti of life nnd motion, and was bc
giuning to got weary of my oppressive lon
liiioiH, when a slight rustling noise near tho
door of Hip npartinciit, nt rested my nltcu
tion. Then 1 imagined I could hear thP
ftitlslued aeooiits of a low, sweet voice, nnd
iu another moment the door openod slowly
and my coiiHin Agnes stood before mc,
fairer nnd lovlier than ever, ber handsome
foul it run now saddened Willi mi exprctviinii
of diM-pcst Ryaipnthy, bor whole manner
so changed, that I looked upon her as
sonic niiiiiHtcringJingol. I made nnjillenipt
to speak, lint.she rnised bor band nnd mo
tioned mc to kocp silent
"Yon liavo been ill, cousin, very ill,"
sho said ill a tone ecnrcely louder than a
whisHr; "nnd now yon must keep perfect
ly quiet To- morrow, perhaps yon will be
much letter and then yon enn upcnk lo
1110, but not now, I bavo liocn nnximisly
waiting until yun awaked, that yon may
take 1,01110 refreshment which I have re
pnred for you; but I mnstbeg yonrproinlso
not to think about anything until yon feel
qnitti wuU nniiii"
I motioned obediiinco, but with n faint,
but grab lid smile sho withdrew ns uoislcss
ly as she cnnie.
Many n long and weary night elapsed
belorp I rocoverod lh shock my system
had received Many times I iisU'iMjd eager
ly, during that long illness, lor my kind
and lovely nurse, nnd every time she camel
seemed lo nequtro fmsft Mrfnglli nnd ener
gy to bear tho bodily pnlli I wiw compelled
to RiUl'er. .
At length I found myself mifltcicnlly
strong to road nml wulk within iIimus, and
tho recollection ol Hie happy days I pasjiod
nn a willing invalid nl Marston Hall repays
me now u hundred lold foriuyprovionsKiif
firing. Well, I regained by voided henllli nt liiHt,
but tult 110 desire tore! urn to Inudon. In
short, there w an something Hint would keep
flashing' through my mind, making my
heart lieat quicker than usnal cppwiallv
whenever I elianciul lo bo alone Willi my
coimin. I became dull, pensive, mid ab
sent, a change with my cousin Agnes wns
nut long iu observing nnd calling me to bisk
for, but instead of giving a rational explan
ation of tlio causo of my tnoodiuiss, I told
her lb it if she would join inn in a ramble
through the park on tlio follow ing day, 1
would then and there make a Very impor
"Confession I" who echoed. "Nay, I
dou'tvnut lo be inadeac piaiiiUil williyour
doings; Mil 11 it is siiytliing Unit annoys
yon, mid I enn help you to gel rid of it
".My conl.'srtion is not onu oli w icked
ness,' said I e.iyerly interrupting her;
"and yon can if you will help me out of my
"Very well then," naid she Rinlluig,
"provided yon do not ask 1110 any thing re.
piignnnt to my conscience, "I promise you
my help. Hut, cousin," she added, speak
ing very delibemtely, "why delay yonr
statement until to-morrow V Thei is uo
lime like the present especially for penitent
people; an if yon w ill Rrucionsly reveal wh'il
it is that weighs upon your mi ml, I will
listen to you with tho most exemplary pa
tienoe." I looked nt ber for ft moment in silence,
and then replied, "No cousin, not now. It
is nol a trilling matter Hint I wish to speak
of, but ouo that involves tho happiness of
"Indeed I" she exclaimed In a slightly al
tered tone, while I could doteet a sudden
Hush on ber now holt-averted face.
"Coumgo !" I whispered to myself.
"Now is tho tiino to ascertain my fate."
Then seizing ber hand with passionate ten
derness, said, "Cousin Agues dearest Agnes-yon
will not iiow deny mo tho pleas
lire of calling you by that sweet name 'I
Nay, turn uot from me," I continued, as
she made a despemto effort to rclcuso her
band, "until I bavo told you bow deeply,
fondly, truly I bavo loved you; bow, day
alter day, I Imvo seen and fi It your good
nets and worth. Oh, do not then plunge
mo into niter disjMiir by rejecting the oiler
1 now liuiko of my lovo, my devotion ol
the most grecious gift man can give to w
lnuu, and which yon hnvo ulreudy taken
Iroiu 1110 my hoart"
I pnuiied, but my companion did not
speak. I gazed intently into her innocent
eyes, and thero I read her verdict. I was
nude happy for tho remainder of iny exist
enco. "Hut," said my beloved Agnes, Kni liking
very solemnly, uml looked unite distressed.
I thought, "you bad Is'tlor reconsider your
woms; i.ir 1 iu niruKt
' Afnud of wliut dourest 'i" I asked Inter
"thai you bavo "
"(Jood heavens I tell me." I ainin exclaim.
oil, "whuthnve I donor"
"Mudo a fool of yountell." sho ronlied
with a merry twinkle of tho eyo.
1 saw turoiigii tho mystery 111 a moment.
Fred's wife hnd informed my cousin of tho
conversation that hud biken placo between
Fiud and myself ou tho evening provious
ui my coming 10 iuiirsmn jiuii. tin I
laughed, nnd Agnes luughr.l nnd then wo
lsjlu laughed together, until tho joko hud
been heartily appreciated on both sides.
Ami now it only muuiiir lor 1110 to add
that I did not leavo Kngluml; Hint shortly
after 1 bud put tho quustion to my cuiuiu
Agues, brother Fred nml bis family were
Biiuiiuoucd lo MutHtnu Hall, where u very
happy wedding took placo, and then my
brother reminded mo of what I bud dune
ill tho way of making ft fool of myself, I told
him I did not cure, so longos I full convinced
thai I hud shown nothing but sound House
iu wooing, winning and wedding my odd
0111 loving cousin Agnes.
The I'iikni 11 Oaiit.k Ihstuiiurnt. The
instrument to bo Used iu oM-niting tho
French cable, soou to bo landed ut 1 Init
ially, consists of a small tube about four in
ches lung, like a small teloHcopo, about nn
inch in diameter. Midway in this Itibo is
hung transversely, by a (kliiu.te silk Hiiro,
a circular pieco of mirror, tic runs which is a
flue niiiguiilio uoodlo. Around the tuba is
coiled the line wire through which the mag
net in current is si nt-iu this case, n coil
containing twenty Uiousand circles, form
ing a wheel if it nmy bo so culled, of about
threo inches in diumeler. Thero aro two
keys, ami when 0110 is touched it causes
the needle to swerve to the east uml when
tho other is touch eg it Cannes it to turn to
tho wchI. Of course in thin motion the
mirror is turned with it Foeinu the mil'
ror and two feet from il, is a box contain
ing a bright light, with a mouth liko a pho
tographers cuuiora directed toward tho mir
ror. Tlio light is then thrown upon a mir
ror mm rcncciod irom uiul upon a wall
npon which there is a perpendicular blank
murk. I'pon this mark when tho instru
ment is not in operation, the perpendicular
lino 01 ngiu irom tue mirror rests perfectly
nun. ir uen one 01 ine leys is loucnetl,
nnd 1110 mugiiolio ucoille is moved, it 01
001111.0, niovcy tho mirror with it, and the
rellccted linn of lig'bt upon the wull, is
moved to the right or left of tho black
murk. Onu ol the keys retleets it to the
right or h it. The Morse alphabet is used
omitting (ho spaced letters, or thoso whore
two dots and two dusheti 001110 together; A
movement of tho light on no to tint right of
tho black mark is a dash, nnd to the left a
dot Tliia is tbo w hole of tho machinery by
which messages are sent across tho Atlun.
tin. The buttery U very small, nnd a
thimblo-l'ul of molul will work it Jtoahn
liirfunT. , .
I'm vats medloal aid,
A VENERABLE INSTITUTION.
Phillips Exeter Academy and Some of
its Famous Students—Two Principals
who have Served Eighty-one
J'rofe.isor Howen.: ol CoIIogo.
has prepared a concise history of tho ori
gin and fortunes o? riiillijR Kxeter Aend-
emy of which ho mono 01 tho xrTtBtcon,
nnd it has been published ns a "prefatory
uotico" to n catologuo of this ancient
school, which given the ti amen of nil tbo
instructors and stinlenlfl (luring it eiglity
Rix ypnrn of existence. The school war
established nt Kxeter, N. II., in 17N.1, and
a writer in the Siiringflold Republican snvs:
"It gives the nnnio, resldcnco nnd ago at
entering of 3,8a ptipiln of Hie nenrtemy,
among whom were llnnlirod WnKhlngfnn,
Daniel Webster. Iiewis tJnss, l.dward i,y
crett, Jainen Sparks, John O. l'alfiey, flco,
Haneroft, lilchard Illldreth, John 1 . Halo,
tien. Johu A. Ihx. Ir. 1 onlsjib' of Sprmi?-
field, lhv Pealsiily, of HoUn, Theo. l,y
mnn, J. C. Kicliniond nnd ninny mnro who
nnvo necomo inmons in ono wny or nnot it
er since they left F.xter. Among the in
stniotors vlio wirt nut also pnpils we Uml
iiev. iienry vvnro, rfr., 1 restoerii waiKPT,
of Harvard CoII. l'O, Alexander IX F.vcrclt.
nud (ifmneellor lloyt, f Wnshington llni-
verHily. Tho two l'rtiirtpnis wno linvp
n ignod righty-0110 years, were Ir. Heiijn
niin Abbott, whose term WAR half a Centu
ry, nnd Dr. SouIp, tho present bend of the
school, who first entered it an a pupil fid
yenra ago, and ns an instructor M yearn
ag. Such contnncy in position Is ro
lnatkablo nny where, nud still more no in
America, where tilings ennngp, nml men
with them luctlv rapidly, it is less re
markable in Itockingliani county. New
Hampshire, however, than nny where else
n thin continent lor Hint is a corner of
tho world Hint changes less than nny other
placo we know of, Irom one frenemtion to
another. So much tho belter for it Bay
wo, nnd certainly so much tho lsttorfora
quiet old classical school, not much dis
tnrlied ns yet by tho controversies nbont
philosoiJif And the irieiKV'H whiuh threat
en to destroy tho usefulness of other
"'I ho founder of Hxcler Acndemv wan
Dr. John l'hilliim, Vne of tho fnmilr to
which Woiidell t'hillips belongs, Hn was
born at A 11 .lover, just a century and u lialf
agr. graduated nt Harvard Collcgo and
stiidiid llicology, an did bin neigldsir,
rresidenl Wenro, of Hnmiltoii Fnlls, but.
liko him, avoided the pulpit Hn beeamn
A merchant ut l'.xeter, nnd acquired a bnud
nunio property, which ho gave mostly lo
Uie two schools bearing bis uanio, iu Kxo
teriiiul 111 Andover. To Kxeter Academy
ho gnvo nbuiit $115,(100, lo Andovor nbont
f:il,tnil; the latter was first founded in
S, while that at l'.xeter was chartered iu
I7H1, and opened in I7KI; Dr. Abbot bo-
eauieils "l'rinciiiar iul7lSN; its first teach
er, Mr. Wisslbriiigc; being called 'precept
or.' li. Abbott was a rare teacher, and
gavo Hie new school n groat reputation.
Ho was also A cnnrlpoiis gentleman, nml
it soon became, tho collect tiling for
gentlemen's sons irom nil purls of the
count iy lo go to his rcIiisi). I.ees nnd
Vt asbiiirlous, lu lorn nml Ogles came
ruin YiiginLinnd Mary land; ('itshings nnd
reikinscs. Swales nnd Aphorphcs from
lloston; I'iekmanR nnd Derby Irom Bnleni;
Thorndykes from lleverly, nnd Dwights
from Spiiiigfii'ld, not to niontioii tho 'de
scendants of tho great centurions' in Rock
iuchnni county - tho Oilninns, SullirniiR
nud l'eiilsidys of F.xtor; Chliya ol North -umpton;
I'biiners of I'.pping; Slioafcs, Cutt
sxs, Lnngdoin nnd Lniigdnn-F.!wiiin ol
I'orlsiiinnth, eto. Good scIkhiIm were then
few, aud Imwliers liko Dr. Abbott are
always few. Ho left bin place iu a blaze, of
glory ndlited Irom his diitingnlshed
pupils, Webster, Kvcrelt, Saltonstall and
the rest, who gathered at F.xter to celebrate
their r lit teacher's Remi-ccnlemiial. Dr.
Sonic, his worthy Rtiecesnor, has main
tained the rcpntntion, while advancing tho
Kcbolan.hip of tho ooadumy, and now has a
hundred nnd twenty boys under his charge,
among whom nro tlio son nnd nainesnko of
lieuer.il (Inint nnd the son of Montgomery
Illuir. TLo commcndahlo fcatnro of tho
school is the provision inado for poor
scholars, who nre maintained "on the foun
dation,' nn it is called, ns wull ns taught
gratis. Twenty such scholarships are now
iinpportod, nnd more will noon l0 added;
while, the necessary expenses of scholars
not bo maintained are kept very low by
furnishing them lodgings and club-rooms
without expeiise. l'rofessor Howen states
Hint it will soon bo necessary to rebuild
the old ftctidcmv ut n cost which ho csti
niiites at tlo.iMl. It would boa grateful
olb ring from the survivors of tho lour thou
sand pupils of tho school, if they should
contribute tho amount, and allow tho
present funds of tho institution to go, ns
they do now, to maintain a good and cheap
classical cour.o for boys fitting for college."
Tho clanship of Scotland (Hays an Eng
lish paper) has tended to limit tlio number
of surnames iu that country. A hundred
mid lifty surnames represent neurly half
the entire three millions of population. -
First in number iu Scotland, us iu Kng
laud, stand the cosmopolitan Smiths; but
Jones, tho iiiimo which occupies the sec
ond ploco in I'.nglmid, is "unwboro" in
Scotland. M'Doiiuld is second in Scot
land; nnd then follow Drown, Thomson,
Robertson, Stewart, CiimplMill, Wilson and
Anderson. Dr. Stark, of the lteuistry OIHco.
has ascertained that tho registers of births
in ltltkj shows these to lie the niuo strong
est surnames in Scotland, and tho sumo re
sult was obtained on n former occasion
from an examination of tho registers of
births, deaths nnd marriages iu lbG5, lholi
nnd IK08. Scott is the tenth namo upon
he birth register of 1HII3, followed bv
Miller, M'K' ii.ic, K. id. Horn. M'Knv.
Johnston, Murray, Clark, l'nterKon, Young,
tho spelling sometimes varying a little in
lillereut laiuilies. in tho list obtained
from tho registers of 1H."0, Ihoii nnd lhoH.
r ruser ami Alaeh mi had placo among tho
lirst twenty, nnd (Jlnrk nud Young wero a
illtlo'lowor on tlio roll.
Notw ithstanding tho largo modern accos.
sioll of Irish and oilier ilninigrunts, several
ncutliHU Biiiiiiuues still predominate
111 certain purls of tlio country. J lie Ma
liomddsnio very strong in Ivcrncss, and
also, iiuleid, ill J toss nnd t'rouiarty; but
Hie Mi Kin.les oulnuuiber llieui iu KossJ
ami i;romuriy. ) no Aieivuyn prcponilenite
IU Caithness and Suuilerliilubtlie Melssids
in lloss nud Cromnrly; the McLenus nro
prelty geuerally divided among tho three
eouiituii 01 Areyll, ivurness anil itoss.
Nearly one-thud of tho Mcintosh births
occur iu IvnrncHfl, Nairn, FJgiu nnd Hani)';
Ihn most numerous section ol tho Mc.
(ireguis is iu 1'ertliHhiro, where, also, the
Stewarts nro strongest, nud tho HohcrtsouH
thero nnd 111 Forlur.
The CniimbollH nre strong iu Argyll, nud
there are upwards of six thousand of tiieiu
in t lliisgnw. Tho Hamilton's nro also nu
merous in (ilusgow and throughout Hiinark
shire; tho Frasers iu Iiivernnss; tho Grunts
in F.lgin, Nairn, liuiill and Iiivernnss: tho
Hons in Itenfrew nnd Ayr; tho Ciimerons
iu Argyll, luvcriiesu nnd l'erth, and Sootn
111 Roxburgh, Hulk irk and I'orfur; itoss iu
lloss and Cromarty. In proportion to
popiilulion, there are much fewer siirnames
in Scotland than in Knglund - the total
number in about nix tliousaml eight bun.
dred. Tho most usual Christian nauios iu
Scotland uro Johu nnd James frr men
Margurct ami Mary for women. ;
iNSIIIKn ANO OlTfllllKH.
-Tim publisher of
the 1.VKSINO Wisconsin, UilwHukoo, the
01 iff uuitiirs oT tho ocoiiomiual Hyaioni or print
ed imnur fur nounlrv IuiimihIu. are now fur.
iiishiug puper at merely a iiuminul prioo
me wv As nliiuiliUi lii i ce of cos. Wo are
now fin iiisl.ii. e about two limulred Imisirs
and 1110 willing to con! met with 0110 huiidied
1111.10. Apply, stilling circuliitioii, to tho un
duil;uiiil. Wn in int four slxus of Outnidi
and iiiides-m:a. MlxJo, Mi 10, Hxll. ho
piiblicaiijlleiiiuorhlie and Neutral. (JltAHi:u
Aikknh .V Ohahhii, Milwaukee, Wis,
- Ktophen Hmith, Esq., of Detroit, buo
eeeds in raising a fino crop of plums every
fuvorublo season, by keeping poultry nn
ihrr his trees. J11 fuel tlio trees are growing
iu his poultry yard. There aro no truces
of the curmiho to bo seen on his fruit, ex
cept In liluccs where his trees interlock
with those of a neighbor, who does not use
the suuie remedy.
MARRYING A FORTUNE.
A Life Story From the Courts—The
Wife in the Madhouse, and the Husband
cut off With a Paltry Thousand.
From the New York Sum 14th.
, n prolonged litigation, the
arid testament of Mrn. Anna Marin Fofmrn
hns flnnllv been adjudged vnlid bv the (Ion
ernl Terra of tho Hnpremo Ormrt of this
dintnet A enno more Interesting nnd
novel has not ofteu Is on presented lo th
Sirs. Forninn before her marriage was
Iho pet child of n kind nnd indulgent
father, who eflnonted nor nt the most fash.
lonablo boarding schools. Shn mniTied
Mr. Forninn in IWil, being then i'i yenrn
of ng". Mid lio ft trillo over IS, nftcr a com
monplnee conrtshil) of yenrn. She married
! i nt nt tho RiifTRestlon of ber father, nnd
eerlnlnly sithont any enthnilnstie lova on
either sido. Her fatiior diod in if-',.', but
beforo bis death ho gnvo her nil his prop,
erty, amounting in tlio nggregnto to f lull,.
(KKl. She mndo a will in lHfifi nftor her
father's denlh, by which sho gave her Iiiir
band the hulk of her estnto, lip to thin
lime she nml her hnsband appear to linvp
agreed tery well, but they bad no Chil
dren, nnd never had any.
Four years later, with less ntTeclton for
her husband, she made; another will, In
which bIio gnvo her hnsliaiid less. Two
yenrs Intor. hi Angnst, 1HC1, her nfToctioiis
ag'nin utiilenvenl a change, nnd sho made
another will, by which she gavo ber hus
band still Icsr. Six motilbs later sho exe-
pntcd thotwo pn)em iti dispnlo, In which
she gives her hum. suit outy a luvro piiwiieo
of ai.CMH). Although sho bad nn children
or descendants, she had collateml relnlives
and one half sister, Mrn. IUvilnnd, who is
her heir-at law. - '
Mr. Forninn nppenrs tohavo been nl tho
time of his mnriiiige n cool, calculating,
ciictimnpect innn, without vices or virtues
to excito or attract mo at lent ion 01 men or
women, with litllo education nnd liltki
menus, nnd nt tlio tiino of his marriage nnd
fur Bomn yenrs nflerwnrd engaged in ft bu
siness which ol all others was least cnlcn
luted to add to ot expand llio Ideas Hint ho
had. He quit business in 1K5K, nml thero
after devoted himself lo the rnnnagenient
Of bis w ife's cstntn.
Mrs. Formim not only despised, dis-
Iruslcil nud hated her hnsband alio feared
him. Thoro is no doubt that soon nftcr
tho execution of llio conloeled instrument,
shn wns iu drend of her husband, and of
Iho servants whom she thought bo might
control. It in ft fair inference Hint these
feelings townrd bor husband led her to exe
cute Hie two pnpers.w hich frave her husband
the $1,0110 inheritance. There is no doubt
Hint she intended by them lo prevent her
husband from golting nny mom, Mrs.
Fcminn complained often that he married
her for her money, nnd Hint be did not pay
ber an much attention ns ho did the serv
ants in the kitchen. During the Inst years
of her life they occupied scpnmtn rooms,
and Iho wife passed her days in lonely se
clusion, Sho was on 0110 or more occa
sions reminded of the apparent kindness
and alVoctioniite attentions of bor husband.
Sho nnswered by Baying, "yes, a luuu luiiy
smile, nnd smiling be a villain."
1 ho last two years of her llio Blio passed
in n prlvnlo madhouse, where sho was ta
ken by her husband, nided by tin police.
itliont any shadow or nutlinrity lor tho
deed or cause for Iho procnmling, without
advising with her friends nnd relatives, nnd
without even tho certtnente of nor physi
cian, or of any physieinn. There nho was
kept six months, without seeing any ot hi r
intimate friends or relations.
After her death tho will, excluding the
husband from everything but tho $1,000,
w as admitted to probate by tho Snrrogate.
This decision of the Surrogate wns appeal
ed faun to tho Knpremn Court on sevornl
grounds, the most important of which was
tho insanity of Mrs. Fnrmnn nt the lime
when sho executed that lost will, nnd that
Iho instruments wero uot attached in tho
manner prescribed by law. '. ,
.liiilgu Sutherland delivered tho opinion
of Iho Conrt yesterday, confirming tho de
cree of the Surrogate, Justices Hnraard
nnd Carilnzo concurring. In bin written
opinion. His Honor bitterly condemns tho
husband and bis selfish motives, which the
Judgo declares to be nnch that he does
not believe hiH testimony unless- corrobo
rated by other witness. Referring to tho
capacity ol tho testatrix to ruiike her will
when Iho two papers wore executed, lio
siiyR: "A titonoiiimiiifl or partially innuno
person may iniiko a will. A believer in
witches nml witchcraft, in spiritualism, or
in tho doctrines of Mahomet, ni'iy tni.r i
The cane, it is said, is to bo carried to
the Court of Appeals.
"Seeing the Elephant."
A coitplo of lads in l'orlngo City climbed
treo outside, the tent to get a "dead
head" view of Forepnngh's circus. What
catie of it, tho Register tells as follows:
As soon us tho elephant was through
with, iu tlio ring, tho managers brought
him out and bitched him to tho identical
treo, fiom the limbs of which tho lads woro
viewing llio circus. To "o boy up in a
treo," this thing looked a little out of
order, but they kept oh quiet as death, fear
ing that they would eitncr loso tno closing
views of tho performance, or be the sub
jects 01 1110 displeasure 01 vuu circus uilill,
if bo should dmcover them "dead head
ing" it to his show. In duo limo
tho poifurinanco closed, tho crowd dis
persed, ami, horror npon horrors, the
keeper ol tho animals now added
to tho perils of their situation
by bitching two smaller elephants and a
camel to tho Ramo troo. Our lads now din
covered that they woro in for a night of it,
as all bunds hail left, exoepling only them
selves and tho animals on guard below. All
Ihmmi of osi'iimi won now cut olf. About
this time Romeo concluded to investigate
mailers ubnvo bim, and with his trnuk com
menced trimming out the smaller bronchos.
Our boys commenced climbing also, until
tiny bad got ubovo his roach; and now the
camel Uiok up the investigation, and poking
his ugly mug up mining the limbs, lio drove
tho boys to tho very uppermost branches of
tho true, where they were discovered, lit
day-break, by their anxious rtaronts, who
had been si arching for lueiu 111 vulii till
night, teetering and tossed 11I suit like black
birds on Iho top of a ru e-stalk in a windy
1 lay. J ho bovs saw morn ot llieso annuals
than nil the rest of the Isiys in town, nnd
"tor liothiu, too; and it they ilon t re
member tho time for tho balance of llieir
iialurul days when they "wit nu" with
Romeo, then we miss our guess. Tlio
phruHii, "seeing tho elephant, was to llieiu
a piucticid application, which they will al
How Spurgeon Looks and Preaches.
From a London Letter by J. M. Francis to the Troy
Wo Hsloned to tho celebrated Stmrueon
at bis Tubeniacle last Habbath. Six thou
sand people wero iu attendmiee. He gavo
una good strong orthodox rtiseoiirso-so
much as that I may say of it Spurgeon is
nn easy exluinporuiicouH speaker, dokhouhcs
tho incut 01 distinct enunciation, and il
lustrates bis points and enforces his argu
ments by very apt nnd sometimes vory stri
king illustrations. ' He Is not dramatic,, us
1 supposed, but rather quiet in bin stylo,
Thero is, however, n mruinetism in bis man
nor niter all, in his earnest nppourunciyind
I will Bay, iu bin bright oye, too,
that enchains tho attention of his audienco.
Ho is by no nieuns so ablo as Uuonhnr nor
so graphic ns Chapin, nor yet so logical as
ono or two preachers of Troy I might
nnnio, hut ho is really n inagnetii) man,
and will always draw largo numbers to hoar
bim, Iu npponrunco ho iu r;ither ineliuod
lo portliness, bos a largo aud pleasant
countenance, nml an expressive uud keen
ye. Ho looks to bo a much younger man
than ho in, and is what the ladies would
eull qnito handsome, ilui Taberuaelo is In
tho hum of an uuiphitheiilru, with two
rows of galleries mound it, and a high pul
pit set 11 oar tho rear. Thoro is no organ
111 tho church; tho people do tho singing
in tho old congregational fashion, tlio pas
tor reading each verso of tho hymn lust be
foro it is sung. Iu order to obtain heats
we went an hour ami 0 half beforo tbo be
ginning of services, nnd wero then lust
able to u.pioeze in alter paying coutribu-
uons 111 niivtiuce lor tho beuollt of tho
Pennsylvania Democratic Convention.
.HAnntHiuiuo, 1'a., July at The Demo
prntic Convention wns cnflod to order by
Hon. W. A. Wallace nnd was organized by
the election of Win. Hopkins temporary
rthwii wwii, arid iha-npriointmeTit-of the
Hon, C. II. Hucknlew, wnn chosen per
Wnnent Chairmnn, with a lnrco list of vice
presidents and necretaries.
The Committee on resolutions reported
early in the afternoon, after which the con
vention proceeded to make nominations.
and the names of Hon. A. 1'neker. Oon, O,
A. Cass, (ten. W. & Hancock and (len.
Wm. McCandless wero Presented, bnt
the latter withdrew after the first ballot
f llaneocks nam was rrwnived with voci
ferous applnuso by the spectators.
A liltetlroin Oon. Hancock, dated Slav
21st positively prohibiting the nso of bis
name, wan rend, but several declared their
determination to vote for bim in spito of it.
1110 result 01 tue first imilot was ns fol
lows: Asa Fnekor. 511: O. W. Cass. 4H:
Oen. W. 8. Hancock, 2i; Oon."W. MeCuud-
lllHR, G. ' i
III tho second ballot. Hancock rtcefved
19, Cass-IT, nnd Packer OH. resulliim in the
choico of the latter. , !
Tho ballots for n candidate for Jinleo' of
llio Supremo Com t resulted in the nomiiin
lion ol Hon. C. Ia lVrshiiif; of fWunbria
Iho Heniocriilic t'onvcnlion renolntions
as reported, declare against tho exore.iRo of
doubtful constitutional power; that Fonn
sylvniiin would never givo ui Rolf-govern-meiit;
Hint tho rati Heat ion of tho fifteenth
nmemlment should go before tlio people;
iniu 1110 nogro Biiouid not bavo llie ballot;
that tho li nances need rcformi Hint hilsir
reforms should lie encouraged; that the
wholo reconstruction isilicv ti nds lo de
stroy llepublicangovernmetilnud establish
tyranny; that our soldiers should not be
lorgotton: Hint onr Bvninnthiea should bo
lven to nnlioiis struggling fur liberty, nml
that niirsyHtem of bixalion in biirdensuine
and should bo dnuo away Willi.
llio report was ttniuiimonsly nccopted,
lid loud cheering. . . . . '. .
The Feeling of the South.
In Iho Nilcn lteoister m-n ftntl a mnnlv
enrd from Wm. H. l'euk. the bend of the
bell-ringers.':- Wo copy It because it does
morn honor to bis hones! v. from tho fuel
Hint he w ill not probably go on a southern
tour; and il was morn from 11 hchro of jus
tice than from any interested reason Unit
ho speaks nu lollows: ' ....
In completing ins thirtieth annual tour:
tho undersigned, In behalf of tho l'oak ami
llerger families bell-ringors, begs leavo lo
return his thanks to Iho publio generally,
and pnrttcnliirly to tho people and press of
the southern slates, for the very kind nnd
guttering reception nnd liberal imtronnee
which they have every hero accorded to
him during tho past unison. As there Is
much apprehension existing in tho minds
of northern pcoplo regarding tho truth ns
to Iho reception uottbmu pcoplo would
meet with should thoy visit that section,
I can honestly stato as tho result of my
observations during our extended tour of
over six months through the staU-s of Ten
nessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana nd Texas, that the
storiciiol outrages no frequently seen in the
northern papers nro, generally emanations
from tho brnins of evil-minded persons,
written for effect nml having 110 founda
tion In laet. The southern people, gener
nlW, nro us well disposed townrds, will tront
as kindly, nnd velcomo as cordially, nny
and nil well disposed persons who mny
come among them cither nn permanent set
Hern or ns transient visitors, ns would tho
pcoplo from any other section of onr com
mon country. They bavo Buffered a Rood
deal during tho past few years and have by
no means recovered from tho effects of tho
war, but they aro hopeful for llio future,
nnd to nil well inclining pcoplo they will
extend Ihn right hand of friendship, irres
pective of tho section of Uio ouuulry. Irom
which said people may como,
WM. H. PEAK.
Peak Family Swiss Bell Ringers.
For Governor of Pennsylvania.
Tho I'ennsylviuiin democratic stale con
vention 011 Wednesday put in nomination
as governor of that statu Hon. Asa Hacker.
Judge Fucker is a new man in the political
arena, but is nevertheless widely known
ami highly estcoineit in 1 enusylviimn. Al
though not 11 candidate, ho received tho
votes of the entire delogntion from bis state
in the New Yolk convention lost July for
president 01 iho I nitod states, lio is irru-
roochuhlP in character, Is a gentleman of
lii'h social cult uro nml fino education, pos
sesses a keen discriminating legal mind,
and will make au execntivn olllcer of whom
his sbite may bo well proud. Ho is thought
lo be tho strongest man in l'ennsylvanin
for that position, and bis friends look con
fidently for his triumphant clcctiuu over
Gkn. F. 1". II1.AIU. Tho radical papers
hnvo hml a windfall. At tho recent reunion
of tho officers of tho Army of the Gulf, nfler
much bud lieen stud in prnlsoofthe officers
who led our armies to victory. Gun. Frank
1. liluir nroHO nnd said that "we hnvo heard
of Farrngut nnd Sheridan, but wo shall yet
henr of IjOO nnd Stonownll Jackson," hero
ho was choked olf, and was not allowed to
uttur another word iu explanation of what
ho was going to suy. This remark excited
tho ire of the radical papers throughout tho
country and Gen. Hlair was denounced ns
seeking to placo on tho Kama pedestal of
glory w ith our own bravo ollicers those who
(ought oil the other hide. ion. Hluir re
plies to 01110 of these remarks in a curd,
which wo iiud in tho New Y'ork Herald an
LONG BRANCH, July 9, 1869.
7b the IilUur qf Ui ltnald:
Tim Tribune and Times in noticing tho
reunion ol llio ofiicors of tho army of the
Gulf, do mo a great injuslico by haying that
1 niHuitnii 1 no nssociut ion to wlinso tosliviil
I was invited, by my illusions to somo of
Iho confederate, lenders. I did not intend
to wound tbo feelings of thoso who hud
honored in. by au invitation to be present
nt their li'ol iyil ii'su On the contrary, it wus
my inlenliou to compliment our own army
by speiiking of our late adversaries as men
worthy of oir steel. Fiunk 1. Ilijtin.
So you porceivo gentleman; that Gen.
Hlair was tiding a horsn.of a dill'uiiiit color
from what you supposed.
The Kaiui aiji in Ohio nro somewhat tak
en uback by the iioiiiinutiou of General
llosocrnns ns tho ihunourutie caiulidalo for
governor of that statu, aud tho manner in
which they seek to cover up their chagrin
is amusing. Ono day thoy full into deep
nympiithly with Vullitiidighum nnd declare
that noilher ho nor his friends can vote
for ltosnerniiH on account of his connection
with Vallindighuin's arrest in IMS. Tho
next d.iy tho saino radical organs will de
clare that Vallnmligham way ut tho bottom
of tho wholo movement and diohited tho
nominations from Governor down. The
Cincinnati Commercial mndo both of thoso
allegations on tho snmo day in a single col
umn. Is it not ludicrous '
Tnn famous I'i.anthb. CoTToii case has
boon finally settled by the Treasury De
partment, and tho parties to whom the
cotton was sold have been relieved from
their bonds to pny tlio taxes. Tbo 1-luntor,
it will bo remembered, was seized at Mo
bile nbont a yenr ugo, with 1,000 bides of
cotton on board, ou which it was alloged
no tux hud been paid. It was subsequently
proved tliut only 4H1 bales wero umeiiublu
lo seizure Tho colton had, provious to
tho seizure, passed into innocent bauds,
aud the Depnrtinout decided to allow it to
bo sold, provided tho parties who owned it
gavo bonds, for tba payment of the tux.
'ilie cotton was estimated at $77,000,
A movkl UAiutiAOE took plaoe iu Law
ronoe, Kansas, ou the Cth instant . Tho
lady had just come on from Sootlund to
moot tho gentleman, -who rosides uar that
Iily'i Uo I"""1'"" ,uul ,luvor mot before.
She bail novor seen the man whom sho hud
muled across tho oeeuu nnd cmno out to
Kimsas to meet and to innrry, iu obedience
to a betrothal made by tho puieuts iu tho
General News Items.
The mines of Colorado were nover iu
more prosperous and hopeful condition
I linn now.
Tho exodus of beef cattle from West
ern Tcxns this spring is estimntcd at not
less than ft quarter of a million head.
... -7A WcRlern .mnn advertises his wiffl,
who has left his bed. and board "with a
gend.mnn named Decker."
The flat factory at 1mob, HI.; turns
out an average of a thousand yards of cot
ton bailing per day.
A United States detoclivo was tried in
St. Iionifl A few dnys ngo for stealing a dog.
Ho was acquitted. , '11 ,
- The New Y'ork F.vening Mail favois
the removal of the national capital lo St.
iTI, !.,.... I. ntni,Mi.n . 1.
...r 1 '..j ... 11 iu i.-iui,inii, m ine
Ima.lK.M r. ,1. M . . I i ( -. I . - .
entire 6th. v 1 - - ' " '
i...w.it w inv i uiu t-mi i I'titinoTB leuaur .-
San Francisco talks of a big hotel, eof
crliiR two blocks, connected nt each Btory
by ft covored bridge.
Tho Alaska'Timos otalmt to furnish
tfnj news to a tonilorv of r"nlr sir.a than
any othof pnfief In tho' World.
r-A box eonlainiug SR0.000 In Indinna
stntn nnd Washington money long since
worthless-was found ill the woods nt Duu
i 1 1 . h
Tine. Jil. J - ,
Tho Sonth lVille WnrWnt FmnVlin,
Mo., wero destroyed by fire on Wednes
day ot hwt week, involvitifi a ha of $t0,
(KKI. '..'.. , '
A rnttlennakn crawled up the trowsers'
leg of a boy at play in Murahnlllown, Iowa,
the oilier ilay, and bit him twice. Whisky
nnd nhinioniii saved him. , , ,
Just five hiiuilred pounds is theweiuhl
of a mnn nnd wifo who keen a Inner beer
saloon in Chicago, the mnu weighing 'Ji!D
nnd the wile US0 pounds.
ChfenfTO has been nndnr the weather
so long Hint llie papers are glad lo be able
to stale Hint "it hasn't mined for a quar
ter of an hour." , . t
Not long ago a young married lady In -Illinois
wiw found dead in her lied, and a
Coroner's jury rendered a verdict of "died
of convulsions aided by tight Uvciug."
- A yoniig lady goes into ncstocies ovar
her new boi mi l: "Oh. tha lovelv littlHnu. .
cake-the charming little mail Jt makes
my head so level, mill art veryt Tory fiat I"
Wells, Fargo & Co. 'a conch going south,
from Viiviuin City, was robbed at Moreu's
Station, thirty miles from Virgiuta City.
The treasure Ikix, containing $7,-100 iugol l,
Fine npples aro being cultivated iu the
IICIliliHtllil ul' l.'lufl.ln U'illi Ilia ..nuil.u.1 unn.
cc sn. t hey nro larger than Ibiwo crown iu
the West Indies, and fully eqnul to them
In'swcctncss nml llavor.
Tho strawberry growers of Delaware
shipped the present season from Hreuford
Station, the principal one on the Dnlnwnra
It. It, ;i7,C0O qiiartntoNew York and 8,740
' A citizen of Hell'nsl, Maine, who hnd
not Been his son for eight years, and snp-
Iiosed him dead, recognized him ns one of
lie acrobats in n circus which exhibited iu
thftt city recently. '
A verdict of $3,000 has been obtained
iu Cincinnati against ft telegraph company
lor a rejection of a message desired to be
Bent for trading purposes, iu competition
with llio company itself.
Tho vnluo of skilled labor is aptly il
lustrated in tho balanco spring of a watch.
Tho finest watch springs nro so light as to
number 4,000 to the ounce, nnd that ounce
Is valued nt $5,000 in gold.
Tho United Stales have a capacity of
cotton production of M'J,1'21,H1I bules,
which, nt existing prices iu currency, would
lio worth $ll,'212,noO,OoO-ft sum which
staggers tho imagination.
, Tho rooriu Transcript says: During
ft rainstorm last woek, five horses wero
struck by lightning nud killed while stand
ing under a troo iu ltanstead's hollow, Ilui.
lock township. A few days before a oow
was killed by lightning inthesiuno hollow.
Huron Zero, a Greek, had cataracts on
bis eyes. Ho recently ofiered 1,000 to au
English oculist to take them off. Alter
one wns removed he paid half the money,
nnd said ho would keep his eye single and
his whole, body full of light hereultor.
The following is tho valuation of eight
Iowa cities, as shown in tho auditor's ollice
iu Den Moines: Council lllulls, $ 1,21 l,4Mii:
Des Moines, g.D.uOM'iM; Dubuque, S;),&t;:t,.
Hill; Davenport, $2,8HO,5',lO; Keokuk, $'J,
r:il,12l; Hiirlington, fl.im.'MC; Musca
tine, $1,372,010; Iowa City. tnm,4'.H), ,
Thero is on exhibition nt Macon, (in., a
stalk of l'ersinn clovor, eight feet high aud
half nn inch thick nt its base. It grew at
tho rnto of lour inches a day. The seed
was brought from the Farii Kxposition in
lh(i7. Wlieu dry it is as fragrant as Iho
Vanilla bean. It is peronuiiiL
Tho party selected to make the astron
omical observations of tho coming eclipse,
has arrived in Des Moines. It consists of
Frof. Wm. Hurkness nnd J. It Kastmuii, of
Iho United States Navy; Edward Curtis ami
H. E. Lemorlo, of United Slutos Army;
also, M. Y. Heeiun.il, of Washington, D. li.
A Hoflton paper says: "The sea serpent
has again appourud iu our waters, if ac
counts from below aro correct It was seen
on the Ith Inst, in tho bay, sailing about,
with himd orcot. After displaying itself
for some time, it moved rouud iu a circle
and disappeared. lis head wus apparently
about the sio of a barrel, with a series of
rings around II." From tho description
given wo should think it was the "seipent
of tho still."
A I'itthbuig pnpor says that 3,COO,000
tons of coal are iinuuully shipped from
1'euuHvlviiiiia to New York, aud tha bal
anco, fi,IHN),0(it) tons is convoyed iu sailing
vessels to various ports on Long Island
Sound, and ports beyond. The production
ol cool in l'eiinsylvunia aud Muryluud iu
lMb7 was over Hl,000,OtN) tons, -111111 is in
erensing at tho rato of 'J.GOO.OOO tons, or fif
teen per cent, per annum.
Tha May produeU of tho Lake -Hu--perior
copper mines were us follows: Hecla,
250 Ions; Ctiluinel, 175 tons; Quiucy, 115
tons, 7rH pounds; Huron, CD lonu; Ridgo,
13 tons, 1,515 pounds; Knowlton, H tons,
I, 'ltl'J ponuds; Kvergreeii Hhill, II tons,
1ZH pounds; Nutioiud, mass, Isarel aud
stain ), lH, lt'rl pounds; I'ifwubie, mass, bar
rel and stump, 00,155 pounds; Franklin,
mass, barrel and slump, 7J,Db7 pounds.
The Mexican Congressioiuil eloctions
passed off peucubly.
EziiqtiilMontoz will probably bo made
Minister of Justice lo Mexico.
The Cznr was forbidden the attend
ance of Uuasimi Hishops at the Ecumeni
It is rumored that M. Mngne, Minister
of Finance will decline a position in the
Samuel Sholhnrger ou the lth had au '
interview with tho King of l'ortugnl and
presented his credentials an Mii.iuiur r
llio United States.
Deputy Mendo has been sentonced lo
one year's imprisonment, and threo work'
men to three months imprisonment for
complicity in tha Dussoldorf riots.
The contract witli Cmnboll li Co., tor a
telegraph lino between Mexico and 1 alli
en, bus buon Bigiicd. Work on tho railroad
from l'uehhi . to Mexico, has been .cou
nicnewl. 1 1 ,
Advloos from Hio Jnniero the 20th n!t,
tMy confirms the reported victory of the
allies over Lopea. Tho Paraguayans lost
5(10 killed mid wounded, 300 prisoners nml
HI guns, A treaty containing a provisional
Government for rarnguay hud been conclu
ded. Additional advices represent that
the allied army in Paraguay, ufter their re.
emit victory ml fanoed lo Villa ltieu, and at '
last ncoouiilH comiuiiniusl all upiirouches
to tho place. 1'resident ii.z had de
clared the coumiht of France uu4 Italy da-s'rters.