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Trip lightly over wrong; We only make grief double By dwelling on it long. Why clasp woe' hand so tightly 1 Why igh o'er blossoms dead 1 Why cling to forms unsightly 1 ' Why seek not joy instead"? Trip lightly over sorrow Though "all the day be dark, The sun may shine to-nmrrow. And gaily sing the lark. Fair bopea have not departed. Though roses may have fled ; Thfn never be down-hearted, But look for joys instead. Trip lightly over sadness. Stand not to rail at doom ; We've pearls to string of gladness On this side of the tomb. Whilst stas are nightly shining. And heaven is oveihead, Encourage not repining. But Inok for joy instead. nits, jjhctcljcs, nccjbotes.tfc. THE LOST WILL. The seene3 I am about to describe oc- Cor ed about the year 18C0 to a respecinble family by the name of Culvertons, in Or ange county, New York. The Culvwrlons bud lived in tho old family mansion and enjoyed the revenues of tha family estate for many years, with out the slightest doubt that they had a riht to it, when suddenly there started up, from goodness knewa where, an individual who laid claim to the property, and secm ed likely to prove hia claim to idl but the Culvertons themselves. It was certain, Jabz Hardy was the nearest relative, and certain that Mrs. Culer!n was only a grand niece of Hiram lardy, decaaaed ; but the Culvertons had ived with tho old man for j-ears, and ho iad promised," fi mo and again, to leave them everything. He liadjcven declared jhat his will was made in their favor, and that auch a document was actually in cxistance, Mr. Culverton could not doubt ; but diligent search had been mad in vain, and Jabcz Hardy, whom the old man never saw, was to take the place of people 6 loved so fondly, and who had been his omfort m ki3 last hours. -JU ttw3 n name !" caiei every one. " "A oruel, wicked thing !" 3bbed Mrs. Culverton. And Mr. Culverton, wlia had never ex pected a reverse, was quite crushed as the pending lawatiit progressed. A thousand times a day he said : 'How providential it would be if Uncle Hiram's wili would turn up at this mo ment." "I wonder how he can rest, poor man, with such injustice going on." But no matter what they said, or how Ihev mannged, no will was found, aud Jabez rubbed bis bands in triumph. It was strange that while matters were in this condition, one so. deeply interested in the subject as Mrs. Culverton neces sarily was, should dream of anything else ; Vut dream sha did, night after night, of an entirely dirierent subject. Inevitably, for a week at least, ehe had no sooner closed her eyes than sha found herself in an intelligence office, full of em ployes of all ages and nation?, and face to face with a girl of pmall stature, with white Scotch features, and singular bine yes wide apart and staring, who desired the situation of cook. At first she did not like the girl ; but in every dream she found her aversion vanish. After a few moments conversation, and invariably, it had began to melt when the girl looked at her and said : "I'd like to hire with you, ma'am," It was always the same otfice -always the same girl always the same words were uttered until Mrs. Culverton brj;an to think theije must be something in the dream. "Though it can't come true," said sho, "for while Johanna remains here I shall never hire another cook." Just as she said this there was a scream in the kitchen, and the little errand girl ran in frightened out of her senses, to tell how Johanna, lifting the boiler, had fallen with ii and scalded herself. Mrs. Culverton followed the young jiil iuto the kitchen; and found Johanna in a wretched condition : an l the doctor being sent for, she was put to bed and declared useless for her domestic capacity for at least a month to come. A temporary substitute must be had, and Mrs. Culver ton that verv afternoon went to New Yoik to find one at the intelligence office. Strange to say in the bustle she had quite forgotten her dream, until she sud dently ttood face to face with the very girl fhc had wen m it. A small young woman, with very Singular blue eyes in a white face, and whoso features betrayed Scottish origin. She had risen -this girl from a scat in tho office, aud stood be fore her, twisting her apron strings and court sying. "I'd like to hire with you, niVara," she said. The very words f the dream, also.. Mrs. Culverton started, and in her confu eion could only say : "Why!" The girl blushed.' "I don't know," ehe said, "oary it seems to me, I'd like to Jive with you.' It seemed a fatal thing to Mrs. Cnl verton, but she put th usual questions and received the most satisfactory answers, except as to references. 5 'But I can't employ you without re ference," said Mrs. C, knowing that Fate had decreed that this girl should take a place in her kitchen. r ':If you ran't I must out with it," said the girl. "There's my lady's name ma'am. She will tell you I'm hpiaist and capable; but she turnedjna orT fcrjifrighieaing the family." "How?" asked Mrs. Culverton "Seeing ghosts." replied the girl. ' "Ev eryjday I saw a little child in white paying about the horufe ; and all said there was no such child, thouh there had been once, but he-was dead. Mistriss said I pretend-, ed to see it' for tha sake of impertinence, and slni discharged me ; but I knew by her trembling that she thought I had seen a ghost.. I went tia doctor, and ho called it optical delusion, and it would soon pass away ; and sure enough. I have not eccu it since I leit the house.". It was a queer story ; but Mrs. Culver ton believed it, and before she left the of fice, had hired Jessie to till Johanna's place, for the space of one month from that day. . That evening she come and went to work with a will. Dinner time passed comfortably and tea time came. The Culvertons never ate anything hot a biscuit or cake at this meal, nnd cups were banded abwiit in the sitting room. Jtssi-i came in at the appointed hour with her tray, served every one, md then stood smiliuig beforo Mrs. Culverton, aa Ehe said : "Please, ma'am, let md pass you, the old gentleman has not been helped. Yres, sir, in a minute." : ' ' ' "The old gentleman!" cried Mrs. Culverton. 'Yes, ma'am behind yoa in the cor ner, there, please." "There's no gentleman, young or old, there," said the lady. "I can't imagine what you took fr one." The girl made no answer, but turned quite white and left the room. Mrs. C. fol'.ewcd. . - . ' At first, she could extort no" explana tion, but by-and-by the girl declared she saw an old gentleman sitting in an arm chair in the corner, who beckoned to her, and she fancied in hurry for his tea. "What did hd lookr llkeY' asked Mrs. Culverton. "He was thin and tall," said the girl "his hair was white and very long, and I noticed that one cf his kness looked f iitF, aud a thick, gold headed cane beside him. "L'r.cle Hiram!" cried Mrs. Culver ton, "upon my word you've described my great grand uncle, who has been dead for twenty years." Jessie began to cry. "I shall never keep a place," she said J "You will turn me away now." "See as many ghosts as you please," she said, "as long as yon don't bring them b,efore my eyes," and went buck to her tea without saying a word to any of the family on the subject, although she was extremely tnysteried. Surely if the girl had ever seen her un cla Hiram which was not likely, con sidering time she must have seen some thing in the ghost line, and if, indeed it were her uncle Hiram's spirit, why should he not come to aid them in their troubles ? Mrs. Culverton always had a little su perstition hidden in her soul, and she soon began to believe this version of the case. The next morning she went into the kitchen, and shutting the door, said to Jessie : "M3' good girl, I do not intend to dis miss yon, so be quite frank with me. I do not believe that these forms are optical illusions. I feel sure that they are actual spirits. What do you think ?" "I think as you do," she said. "Our folks have always seen ghosts, and grand father had the second sight for ten years before he died." 'If you should see the old gentleman you told me of again," said Mrs? Culver ton, "be sure and tell rne. I'll keep the story from the young folks, and Mr. Cul verton would only laugh at it ; but you described my dear old grand-uncle, and my belief is you saw him." The girl 'promised to mention anything that might happen to her mistress, and from that day an interchange of glances between them, and a subsequent confer ence in the kitchen, was of regular occur rence. The girl saw her apparition seated on the sofa in the parlor, at the dinner table, j and walking in the garden, ana so i: like was it that she found it impassible to ; refrain from passing plates, cup;? and sau cers to it, to the infinite amazement of people who saw only the empty air in the same spot. Uy-nnd-by she invariably spoke of her ghost as the old gentleman, and was, no more affected by his presence than by that of a living person. If it were an optical illuioa, it was tho most singular on re cord. liut all this while ghost or no ghost the figure never spoke, and never did any thing to help the Culvertons in their di lemma, and the lawsuit wa3 nearly termi nated without the shadow of a doubt in Jabcz Hardy's favor. In three days nil would be over ; and the Cnlvertsons, who had earned their ?rty, if ever mortals did, by kindness Wtention to their aged relatives whom they truly loved Hnd honored would probably le homeless. One morning Mrs. Culverton sat over her breakfast, after the others had left the room, thinking if this, when Jessie came in. "I've something to tell yoa ma'am," she said. "There's a change in the old gentleman." "What do vou mean asked Mrs. J Culei ion. . . 1 "I've seen Iiiai twice at the Foot of my bed in the night, and though always be fore he has been kind and pleasant look ing, now he frowns and looks angry. lie beckons me to go somewhere, and I don't dare in the night time-" "You must," said Mrs. Culverton. "I know he'll come again ; and I'll sit up with you all night, and you go- It may be of great use to us all, Jessie." "I shan't be afraid, ma'am, if I have company," said Jessie, in the most mat ter of fact manner, and carried out the breakfast things. All 'day. they never spoke on the sub ject, but on retiring Jessie found her mis tress in her bed-room wrapped in a shawl. "I'm ready, you see," she .id. And Jessie meraly loosened some buttons and hooks, and lay down dressed. Ten o'clock passed eleven twelve. Mrs. Culverton began to doubt, when sud denly she saw Jessie's eyes dilate in u most peculiar manner. "Why, here he i., ma'am." "There's no one here," said Mrs. Cul verton. "Oh, yes. ma'am, T see him," said the girl. "He's in great excitement, ma'am ; hers taking out his watch to look at, and the chain is made of such bright yellow hair, I thought at first it was gold." "Hia wile's hair," said Mrs. Culverton. "It was buried with Hm. You see dct:r old Uncle Hiram. Does he look at mc!" "Yes. ma'am," said Jessie. "Uncle," aid Mrs. C-, "do you know me after all these years 1" 'lis nods," said the girl. "Have you come to help us, dear un cle V said the lady. - Uncle Iliram was described as nodding very kindly, and beckoning. "He wants us to follow him," said the girl,-taking . up the light. The moment she opened the door Jertie saw the figure pass through it. Mrs. Culverton still could see nothing. Obedient to the girl's movement. Mrs. C. descended the stairs and stood in the library. The ghost paused before a book case. "lie wants me to open it," said Jessie. "Do so," said the lady. "I I a signs to take down the books," said the gill. And Mrs. Culverfon's own hands went to work. . Book after book was taken novels and romances, poems nd plays. A pile of volumes lay upon the library carpet, and still the ghost pointed to the rest, till they were all dotn. "fie looks troubled, ma'am. lie seems trying to think," said the girl. "Oh, ma'am, he's gone to the other case !"' And so, to cut a long story short, the four great book-cases were emptied with out apparent result. Suddenly Jessie screamed : "He's in the chair. IIe risen, ma'am, to the top or the case. Ho wants me to climb up." 'Get the steps, Jessie," said her mis tress and Jessie obej'ed. Cm the very top ot one ot tne cases, covered by cobwebs, she found an old Ger man book and brought it down. "This was there," she said. Mrs. Cul verton took it out of her hand ; from be tween the leaves dropped a folded pajer, fastened with red tape and sealed. The lady picked it up and read on the outside these word : ti2Vie last will and testament of Hiram Hardy:- For u little while fche could only weep and tremble ; soon she found words : "Unch ," she said, "ia the name of my husband, and my dear children, I thank you from my soul. Does he hear me, Jessie ?" "Yes ; he nods and smiles," said the girl. "Will you let me see you, uncle ?" saiel Mrs. Culverton. "He has gone," said the girl. "He has kissed his hand and gone." And so he had for good ; for from that moment he was never seen again by mortal e-es. Nobody believed the story of his ap pearance ; but the will had been discov creJ without doubt, and the Culvertons were no longer in danger from expulsion from their old homo. There they lived and died, and Jessie remained until the married, and all her life received every kindness from the family, who were ins debted to her singular peculiarity for their comfort and happiness. '"'Whether uncle Hiram's spirit really came back to earth or not is a question ; but Mrs. Culverton always asserts that it did, and quarrels with every one who ventures to doubt the assertion. Sand mixed with a solution of silcate of soda is reported to make a stone of un qualed hardness. It can be cast into any form, and of any tint, while soft, and if laid in cement of the same, may be said to produce an almost imperishable struct ture of solid rock. THE DEAD RETURNED TO LIFE. The Cleveland Plaindealtr has been shown a private letter detailing events that recently occurred in a southwestern Ohio town, that give peculiar force to the old adage that "truth is stranger than fiction." Mr. Deloa W. is a wealthy and influential man. residing near the village of R. On the Thursday preceding the prize fight be tween Gallagher and Davis, the old gen tleman was thrown into a high state of excitement at learning that his only son, John, had gone to Cleveland with the avowed purpose of attending the fight, and his excitement was intensified by still further discovering that John bad helped himself to hi (the father's) pocket-book, containing 5300. Mr. W. fumed and fretted over the conduct of his son, and went to bed on Thursday night with a ra ging headache and marked symptoms of fever. He was about the place in a more composed state of mind on Friday, but the interview with John on Monday after noon, immediately after the son's return, threw the old gentleman into a paroxysm of rage and grief, which was rendered doubly ses'ere by John's insolence and nis acknowledgment that he had lost Si 50 of the money in a bet on Gallagher. Mr. W.'s frenzied feelings finally got the better of him, and he felled his son to the floor with a blow of bis fist, and immediately thereafter fell down himself in a senseless condition. Great excitement in the fam ily ensued. The mother run screaming for assistance, which was soon forthcom ing in the persons of several of the neigh bors, Mr. W. was found in an appa rently lifeless condition, with blood flow ing from his mouth and nose. A subse quent examination by a physician led to the announcement by him that Mr. W. had died from th bursting of a blood ves sel. S- evidently had the vital spark fled that, no efforts at resuscitation were made ; and the "remains" were'prepared forjbuiial as promptly as possible. The funeral of the "deceased" took place the following Wednesday Mr. W.'s body had only been cofiined the previous day up to which time it had been draped in its shroud in the parlor. Notwith standing the wonderful life-like look of the skin, and the color in the face, it oc curred to no one to suggest the postpone ment of the burial until death was abso lutely certain. The funeral was very largely attended, and everybody remarked the life-like appearance of (ha "deceased." i'Wi "remains" were temporarily placed in ones of the vaults of the cemetery, owing to the fact that a brick tomb, commenced for their reception, had not been comple ted. At ten o'clock on Thursday niuht the village was thrown into great excitement by the report that a ghost had been seen in tho cemetery h short tiuao belore, and that the old lady who had first seen ii had been frightened into a fit from which it was doubtful whether she would recover. Thinking that probably the ghost was per sonated by some scoundrel, who had play ed the same trick several times before, a number of persons armed themselves with shot guns, proceeded to th cemetery, and commenced a cautious inspection their hearts keeping up an anxious thumping in their bosoms, in spite of their assumed bravado. They had not long to wait, for there, flitting among the tombs, was a white object, plainly to be seen. With trembling bands the guns were raised and tired, when strange fact for a ghost they taw the white creature fall between a couple of graves. Plucking up courage they cautiously approached the object and turned a dark lantern upon it. Their feel ings can be better imagined than described when they found that the ghost was the lately "deceased" Mr. Delas XV. ! Whilst a portion of the party picked up the bleeding and senseless body of the old gentleman, and started homeward with it, the remainder hastened to the vault. There they found Mr. W.'s coffin broken open and lying upon the floor, and the collin of a deceased lady, that had been placed upon it, likewise thrown down from the shelf and standing ou end, partially broken open, displaying its ghastly inmate. The vault door, which was rather a weak affair, had been forced open by the res urrected XV. The party then went to Mr. W.'s house, where they found that his wound was not serious, and that he had recovered bis senses. Ilis story was briefly told : He had been carried to the cemetery in a trance. Karly on Thursday evening con sciousness returned to him, and the horrid truth flashed upon his mind that he was cofiined alive. This gave additional vigor to bis struggles to get free, and he finally succeeded in bursting the collin. Mr. XV. is now fast recovering, and 6cei3 good for a long le:se of life yet. Natural Comuass. It is a well known fact in the vast prairies of Texas a little plant is always to be found, which, under every circumstance of climate, change of weather, rain, frost or sunshine, invaria bly turns its leaves and flowers to the north. If a solitary traveler were making his way across these trackless and desolate wilds, without a star to guide him or compass to direct him, he fiuds an uner ring monitor in an humble plant, and he follows its guidance, certain that it cannot mislead him. An Indian in Detroit ran a quarter of a mile in a minute and a quarter. I A Dream as a Detective. Our readers are all doubtless familiar with the circumstances attending the losa of $12,931 in December, 1864, by James S. Breckinridge, a stock dealer. The cir cumstances are briefly these : Mr. Breck enridge left Indianapolis, with the money in a valise, on the half-past twelve P. M. train. Ou arriving at Thorntown lie saw his brother in a crowd and got out to speak to him, leaving the valise in the car. Before he could get on the train ugain it staitcd. He at once telegraphed to La fayette the wires not working to Stock well to Mr. J. M. Kerper, assistant su perintendent'of the Lafayette and Indiamv pli Koad, to be at the depot, get thd money and send it down on the uext train. The valise was found to be all right and the money safe. Upon Mr. Breckenridga receiving tho valise at Clark's II ill, where it had been Bent, he found the money gone. Mr. Leonidas Loveless, who was connect ed with the railroad office at that place, was arrested, tried and convicted upon the charge, of stealing it There the matter dropped remained a mystery and, had the guilty party been an expert thief, might have continued so. But one of the per sons who was present at the opening of the valise, soon after its arrival at this place, di earned a few nights ago a dream in which he saw a person standing behind him on that occasion, whom he had never been able to recollect before. He at onca communicated the fact to interested par ties, anl detectives were put upon tha track of the newly suspected person. It wps found that he had not only loaned Messrs. Earl and Hatcher, of this city, 3,000, bat had, through another member j of his famihy, deposited i?9,000 in govern- nieni uonus ior saia Keeping in tna Aa ticnal State Bank. This so fastened his guilt that he was confronted in the mat ter, and made a full confession. At the time of tha.di5covtry he was attending a school in a neighboring town. Mr. Breck- enridge has recovered all his money with the exception of SC31. "With this the yoimg man had purchased a house and lot iu this city, wdiich are good for the re maining portion. llo also gave his notes, payable in five and ten years, for the in terest. This was all done under the im pression that he was not to be prosecuted ; but it seems that Mr. Loveless and his brother, who suffered all the exnense and mortification of a trial for hLj ofTenc, . vn-ne not wilting uc should go unpunished. He was, therefore, arrested yesterday af ternoon, and is now in the county jail LLafajtte (Ind.) Journal, Nov. 18. A Westers Wonder. A Western correspondent, who writes from Topeka, describes the great Salt Plains on the route of a proposed railroad from that place, as lollows : "On a direct line southwost from, Topeka, about 219 miles, you strike the great wonder cf the W est, the Salt Plains. Ihcse plains are 100 miles in length by 40 miles in breadth, and are one of tha curiosities of the age. Traversing them voa will occupy at least twelve hours or dinary riding over a level plain complete ly covered with salt in the form of a crust, varying from one to two inches thick, as white as this sheet of paper before touched with ink, and of sufficient strength to bear up, without breaking or crurablius, an or dinary wagon load. Underneath this cinst. a little below the surface,, there is a stratum of solid rock salt, only accessible by quarrying, producing tho finest specie mens of crystalized salt I ever saw. Tho supply is perfectly inexhaustible. The Atkinson, Topeka and Sante Fe Railroad will cross these salt fields very nearly thro their centre, and thus give the road every alternate section in a distance of upwards of 40 miles. The Indians here get thfaic supply of salt, and the government has frequently sent trains there to get salt sup plies". A railroad over them could supply the world with an article of salt not sur passed in quality bv any the world ever produced, and I need not say to what ex tent it would afford business for a railroad, fer of that any reasonable man can judga sufficiently." A Suamf.ixss Wretch. A corre- ' pondent of the Portland Argus nxrral; the following as having transpired in tho town of Sweden, Maine. A man livin in this town has just committed an act that deserves the censure of the oublic, "J it has already received that of his neigh- t" burs. He h.is formally contracted with his brother to take out of his way Lis asred and invalid wife, and support, clothe ami . bury her for one thousand dollars. Nha has been a hardworking and faithful wif and bus raised a large family of children, J l. wh have ner felt what il was to lie His- i. graced until now. Oacof them, a man N of twenty years and upward, cried like h "i child wdien he heard of tho affair. Hi "i had offered to support her himself if tha ' old man would give him the farm to do it V with, which he refused. And now this j . man senis his wife from home, where she has outlived hsr usefulness, to die with others! Ho has not even tho excuw f poverty to plead, for he is accounted lhv! i richest man in the town. Potato Cheese Cake?. One pouao? of mashed potatoes, quarter of a pound oP currants, quarter oa poundof sugar and better, and four eggs to rcixeTifeTu H gether. Bake them in patty-pans, bavin.- r first lined them with pulT naste a ; 1 . i J"V'