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TrS WutC OF THE SEA.
The away -=**1 a *
A down the bright sad meltig abuoe.
Breaking in untold melody.
Centuries of vanished time,
Sinceathe glad earth's prmeval mors,
Have bird the grade, pma amehe
LAke asift deiatened Pse
.. Zink berean d massrirasisas ripowea,
Bilgingelong dimaghde4 sisle.
with esprit-maneing spell.
S. an the sealShite stread
Chants the deep peal the se waves miss,
LAke voices from a viewless land
Hymning a hymn of prealse.
By times, in thunder notes,
the booming billows shoreward surge;
By times s aliver laugh it floats:
By tines a low, soft dirga
Souls more ennobled t row,
LMting the worldly anthem thus;
Disoords are drowned in the flow
Of Nature's harmonies.
Men change and "ocase to be."
And empires rise, and grow, and fll;
But the wierd music of the sea
Lives, and outlives them all.
The mystic song shall last
Till time itself no more shall be;
Till mean and shores have pass4d
Lost in eternity
"SiU SYSIT TBLLI1."
JOHN ECCLESTON'S THANKS
[FRow IAsrim xowrm r.]
The November night was settling down
irkly and coldly when John Eccleston
sne out from the little dingy office where
t had just finished his day's work ! It
as an odd phrase to apply to John Ec
(<ton, because in no way did labor of
,y kind ever seem to have any fit con
rction with him. And now as he emerg
C from the low lintel, after three years
cthis dull servitude, it appeared to ft
ha as little as it had three years before,
tea life with him was at its highest ebb
oease and pleasure.
Looking at him, you thought of him,
"e endless pleasure heir," so bright, and
bthe, and full of gracious youth did he
apsar; and nowas he came oat of the
liys dingy office, though his garment.
We slightly rough of texture, and cer
teuly wanting in fashionable freshness
anish, yet his air was that of a de
' gentleman, and he hummed light
strain from Der Freiachuts, as if as
'at night he had come from some
y fast where the heras and harps
set the enchanted hours to music.
it was many, many nights, so many
he had ceased to count them, Inc.
Eccleston had istat a feast and lie
to festal ramp ; and epae now, as
sums the brilliant aria wih that de
bors manner, he is thinking vay +ndly
Bsteornowfully of a small 'hapod Msele
*iog br biant err enters any i 9 may
own brillant preence.
j observes the holidag mrrsin~get,
the gay l1aghter s ltohei4 as
he stem, upon the wider thaveouhaes
fta yit dll's frar 'him; aars ~emo
momgame stepsuiu t ai~ qpludid shoep,
hal as aos pue..g hiend: "See, 1
ha*bought this lovely Nbi One. of I
Vakb for A~ee. It's AIse birthcky I
th'aaksgiving, yap tee, sad I wanted. 1
someweag especially zagae.
A~. pi yng streak John Booleetonam I
hehse.. He knew ul another A~eem
whkfrthday cane upda this Theal
gwtoo, and he had nthimg to giveil
aer,; even one of those preety-euered
andt m an talking so hayppily with his I
freu oakd carry home Vals's lovely
Isat4Coene. How lteit was inneehe, i
too, ol have carried home to his Alie I
thega~ espnsumv. work ad aqt! SWtl, I
witet sad sad bitter 1hoghtse I
kep~ e'huuming uneommdloasy tha I
S or~ar Trischts, a.4 looking, a.
Ihe eaer muet look whaterrerhe- I
tide, ithibeMasfit, gramioqa gedmtes.em.
And booa thus, he caught time obeer'.- a'
bAulagentlemao who wa wualkin
" "WWM I inft youi, aEehidaf tharat
Senyou for an age. '*Io have you
And sayinie, heijoined him 4i& a
eagern es manaer .whith be
ke real pleasure at the meeting. Turn
Tan the corner ofs sreet, they came upon
a house whose one bow -window shed out
abright enddlsaess indisear span i
I; and Woking in, yea ue a pleas
astioss ta of piees amd aM manner
dor gherand easrceig eUes
"Kere w are now, Eeeestom," aK
cadmed his cespmedon ; "snd yro mas
comn ik fora miaute, and see a new pie
tam I hasr r
It was early ; Alios weoald not espeet
him for half an hour yet ; so he wait
'Oo noand this side-there now,
with this light-and tell me honestly
what you think of it when you're rea
There was a pasoe. In it the hoot
watched bin guest's face with eawer sera
tiny. Nihe was so eager he e mld not
keep silent long.. L
"Well,', he presently exclaimed, "do
you recognise it ?"
"Yes; it is a Dopy of that loveliest head
of all those lovely fancy heads of Bosalba
Carriers in the Dresden Gallery. But
though I recognise, I must tell you
frankly I don't like the copy."
"Well, where is the fault ? I we there
is a fault, a want, or something but it is
no intangible I didn't know but it might
be in my remembranee."
Eceleston, with his eyes still on the
picture, at down absently at the little
table standing before it, and in the same
apparently absent mannertook up a pen
cil that lay upon a sheet of drawing par
per, and with a free hand and a dreamy
eye fell to sketching. A few strokes,
bold and firm, and he held it up for in
"That is what I mean. Do you see
The other uttered an exclamation of
delighted satwdaction ; sand no wonder.
His doubts were all leared in an instant.
He had not mistaken his first impression.
Here was the solving of the diseulty ;
and just a few lines by this amateur on a
piece of white paper had wrought the
miracle ; had given to that loveliast head
its wonderful airy pese, which the finish
ed copy lacked.
"Ecaleston, how did you catch it r
"Oh, I have spent hours in that parti
cqlar room before that particular picture;
and it was this very lit of the head, and
atchsles aettWug on of the throat,
Simpressed the most."
"I wish that something might be done
to this, bwaI suppose-"
"No," interupted EZe"stou, quickly
and decisively ; "nothing could be done
to this It is b the 'fiert drawtlg that
ise whlse rals graet and spifrItate flx
(btbe 8shuer aishe lstained speceu
"a eOUribfh, aibe had do*t maay' a
time Vi i bV, d s i n
aw'wdhea1 line snose 'hi 'A
y.e to hi' satiteimatans tidwsext
hU6ibi . If he zriemnibred rightly Vi i
a dlft ied htfahieed thin ; dad lhe
"A ".d .a.aew flit h: fras a book
ks.piew at~a ead SM6', sand a ih
judlge ci kim *e-" tern of aerrlng
nevrlath motiiaganmr Yhey had
mall 1rkdia MaIlhd sad azhll)I
th.auutl a ameat adi" knaeum lied
been esiaMidet itbI u thnmtes1 a
teest. But bow di thia man, wie all
his ,atride au~eltaon and trvled lore,
appea herb in th eauukitg-rsoan of min
question. 'Who 7,d& Who knew smy
thingurmere oftainhbe hat he knew ?
He seamed to ha,. 'inloae ft ~ .
no placeset vdhu; yet he wdsaagen
tiaman to graee any abeiety, was Clarke
8twyat,'% vendist es heoseae to know him
better. And as Ecelestoin mt tbere ahet
hi ns~a ti dth.ars4telhing st~ ot
Art with that deoskmf -'amr his en
with thuse thouqbte But a elty dlosk
.atrad the k.
"heai my soin, hew &htss hasb
gene 1 And Zedmea ronsee heasy.
sa'4 bda a No *cp Oiea with te.
Pie an old becbuks; you kaow, and like
Ry -p Ma ie."
"No, thank yon nay wife will be wait.
isg tot saw"
styn maitedamcstbly with the
siddes spisese thI It Md eUer
ote sead tohiiathet Jehn Eedstohaad
a wife ; wad the ;aet atback him oddly
and erioly, msaking a new tewibipa
tios a dis.umm.moes., His wik I Steynet
loha a tin sat~he shabby amet i Othio
geed, and wondered what mannsg 1
hme it could -bawith-this- elerk on a
madl salary, who was yet like a young
peinee in disguise.
"0o.e again, cone in at say tiee."
Hs inviehd ý esiosdisaly, fkowing
hiha to the ; bet h se soid that No
deston, in replying, did not reciprocate
It was a contrast to stap from the spa
sious room with .a1 its elegant appoint
ments, where Clirke Steyner had enter
tained him, to the lpwceiled little apart
ment where his wife awaited him; and
John Zoeleston felt it bitterly. But he
entered with a gay smile and an apology
for his lateness; and Alice answered as
"Oh, yau've been to as that Mr. St y
aer whom you like so mush. I'm glad
you went.-No, I have not been waiting
And ringing the bell for their one
little maid she took her place at the
table. She was an elegant, high-bred
young creature, was this Alice Eccleston,
lobking quite on much like a princess in
disguise as her husband did like the
prince; but it was pretty to see them
both in this aimple, narrow room, and
over this simple table; they were so
sparkling and cheery in their air and
talk, carrying with them all the time a
consciousness of something, too fie and
rare to be overborne by the meagreness
of their surroundings. He told her all
about his call upon "that Mr. Steyner,"
about the picture and its deficiency, and
showed her upon a fresh piece of paper,
by a few touches, what the figure had
lasked, and how he had recalled iL And
then they, too, fdi to talking about art in
much the same manner as he had talked
with larke Steyner.
"Has Mr. Steyer ever .se the Vie
lanter And asking the qumstio., Mrs.
Ecelesit glamled qpept a beautiful balf
length, with a pecaliarly qiai udke head,
which hung over the manatle.
"Oh yes, he must, if he basbe in the
Dreadea Gafley." T
"Ah, I boegot" Thosea ra moamet's
measng pause; "He weuld. eqereiate
yom copy, Jha."
The next momlnt she blushed scarlet
at the- eam4dsater t hauksagami - the
husband's aebk, sad the exprespies of
stadtled surprise tas .rossed his bee.
Bat i-sditly be gained the contests
of his csup and said, buigiy, almosetgr
"Ak, wel, we dop't wal'sty emy pes
diu a As yr
And immediately her own face reflect.
"Oe as I'm smue Ido am; itis quite e
normy _sh~al s to have Mr. John
al o msel."And lato rs
Agcees deep, temdqq ,15i ;stolc a
idaftness which made Ibl e'ayfnl laugh a
-S te 41g5$, to lady poija rellbso
dl. duU'ltio 'who hashe beau mubig k
seedfo the hwfee yas-,W
(ahmdwEdi Lu our meat.)
*e have beftame 13 several letterm from
Sea boin hlnd h i rsbteraiga news.
ft i...aertsdththtmelettuer, whick are
from reepecth ablem, 'ntsbeb to an
1IruI-seveent war sMts of lam UaIml
iae re lyleg ans the Dniiabl in sast
eteansermavules nrderu of Bams, ad
..sasdb hhes a oqughme bdlongsd to
seens4-- T s .. we.ak wee ~ad
to intuedd~el peopts, when they wre
iahd to robe ol* * mst that
the vote emt to Waeugton waeobtaned
by seah inlnraidae.
Third-'Ihat Baee moild os met abial
bis power if it were -mot ht the4pa
ssab at -the eebinaanaa& tf'uited
States syal vesuels to deA oy the towns
as theeoast, in case a reing in ettespted
in the... ~ .
. Fourth-It is lherted that half a -l
lion of paper money puinted in the United
Stat se emted1 pubaisly, but of .o us
ealye , to be guaranteed by the United
States, a a mesas of giving it val.eb has
been received by BSas, and he was about
to puit is ltiao.
Fe--It is reported ia San Domitg.
that the Unit24 States Government has
piid Bees $150,000 4a second yers
rout for Samane Bay. Also, it is riseatdx
there, and not denied, that the beet lands
in and near Samana Bay are already in
possession of Cazneau, Fabens, llabeock
5izth-We are assured that the Domi
nican public debt, which amounted in
I868, according to the Comptroller, to
two millions of dollars, has been largely
increased, and that during the last six
months numerous old claims against the
government have been allowed, and these
eleims have since been .bought up at a
very low rate by persons conspicuous in
urging the annexatown
Seventh-There seems to be no boubt
that Admiral Poor, in the Severn, was
sent to tell the Haytian government that
if it interfered with the schemnes of the
United State. and Baez in San Domingo
it would bring trouble upon itself. This
is as though Napoleon had smid to the
United States that if they interfered with
the schemes in Mexico he would declare
war against us. Yet General Grant
thought it would be right and wise to
send American troops to drive the French
out Of Mexico.
The persons who mate these charges
am Dominicans, in favor of annexation to
the United States; but they complain that
the United States Government is proceed
ing with brate fore. and unjustly in the
matter; that its power is gromsly misuned
by bad -m to advance their relish ends;
and that the people, who me themselves
coereed by our navy amd sold by Bees,
as indignant, die.atisled, ard re" an
nexation, and eanes us treoble, when, if
why -*e *ey would giady
We give plees to these etateamean,
coming as they do fom men of good re
pmitation, who besve brat a great wrong
is doing in San Domingo-N. Y. [email protected]
THE AMERICAN c(VIL BRAY=
The meaneteta by'.eneem Cea,
ad the dleeaioan fns bill aMhaetr
TasebuL, open smew tha wlk quemiion
of civile-tviee aarwm.
It imamsise that, malerthe poeseat Wsas
tour seThpetam ewevem end;
"Oamuet after Ippointed tm sebinspans
p-lmed see who ster the Dpert
mists to ernjo, net earns f eab r etraoa
Mr. Truabe erins to ersen ek h sail by
lqggaiom, uwAs we iase P sitatsk
bend ist ottedquar atees for raeen
posIomrn anadansp am ld4 n
quisite iarnmilion to the ,se iae
odeise jg4' pbMIhMi bIi jse~e ernm
at te4 sh weEtelidypasasmc both
seeandef A ieese t o eles
riuea whe*t 4ilabee. eea man
besemthmd;erentopa br G ladisd
be deaebte Threis o elvR ew which
1agesteh a mee hot6* eieik, an ta w
Ni. 91'w. leap s ubo sleeknes
hdesseam mpu themne, is no
lay we 7*g Uls a s tebayin to
l.w. a in tem ethmi3***LMeao. Is
wgsa qud 4g ~s~eai at latorm. It
may mot to* a essao agains trylg
Popelgetggg in se ly - agmely
i. feavr eof eiilserie twaise This i
EMisatrt by the eaea with which a
ruemark was reemnity mad. in Mew Teuk
proval iniamy newspape " idk 6I
est thaIbongh h umserbe 4 lt
ment he can not aimmes the .Appiat
ment al awigle).ala isanM d amaen$
of the Govenment Thismay be, so fr
as it goes, an excellent thing. $I* bees
of Parliament basing 4o paramoal or po
litical interest instlh .pil -ads of the
Government, may deal moms impartially
with them and may eta more rigidly a
prpwr persormmce ot thei. dr e: a'iI
they may erape mmah a 0hi
trouble in puaking sealkdates Jor subor
dinate of ices . ,1Thiae mk yegoo&
noat anay . fi proat the $qgik h W
twm are altogthwer bad pad a R~ep"l.i
Obpted in the UnitedStates, and will not
be tolerated by our people. The -
tish civia iervce is slow, east .unac
eqmodating. crochety, full of all mnenser
ot red tape and martltaent; the mem
b rsof the civil servies forma caste as
sri asdhat of the oalees o. the sreg
le way, besides be't, rmder 'and'
e .Evey .venme to thisaertvi is
guarded by the "ins" with the ,loet
-igiaaos Thor **Pk asr ralativP,
a'wre particularly their sons, am. sme to
dim hbestua ti and intmo
all UaanoteI untitly eir eUmv uipoens s
bpnome a close and cruaty corporation
We want no such system-in America.
We dos however, want orbestr systani
than we now have. Soemtary Boutbwd,
in his thoughtful, practical way, has
skethed some ieatunss of macha system.
These, with others, foarm a outline of
what we deem to be a proper American
"These eompHee, GA!t: A rigid emal
nation of all eandiate., both at to rapa
city and to chameter. This eanminatson
should extend, not only through te De
partments, but toall the principalresehne
and customs officers of the land, and per
hape, also, to the podmasaters at leading
points. These e-inat will cut of
the majority of inaomntrnt aspirants
Second: The aptitude of candidates
boWild be decided upon by the head of
the Departement or a proper board of of
eesrs in the Department It will not an
frequently happen that a young man of
sufficent hnowheft and gnerst ablty
for a position will lack faclity or other
qualities requisite to the particular duties
of that position. He may be deficent in
system; in aptitude for particular duties;
in energy, in tail in sagacity, in irmess
to enforce laws or regulatia, or ain other
qualities, the lath of which no ezenina
tion will reveal. When actual service has
brought these defects to light, the man
should be dimimand from punpq service,
though there be no butt ii[ 't etar or,
h itazla. For aideason tare shulde
be a provision for the speedy andasy re
nasal of smth persons without a public
examination or trial. This powes should
be rested in the had of each Deparment,
or in a board if oaeleus of chich the
head is one. This' power of removal
should also be given to secare the' proper
subordination of employee in 'the public
service. 'When the head of a Depertouent
has not the control, an obetinate clerk
may retard bainess or block reforma Jo
uscuithsas bra' so etimes
Eulblaertibe 'snh== *kapi
Englis sae.r otheity withinhew pawn
eparaee abaitic lasm . ale po a t 4 sm."
TheraeA is o patednesepye sen tmurq
Mhig1 merwea thp4esse Mast
vehm themna 4istem s te Lp
- .Wa iednibs~.w dv
athe * prsp t waithn of -
psrMIMa mhA4~a essonyisepobe ofr.
m~as t...s. .t.. mise nema g
moagli sytn gev~ Cheisled. b
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