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Correspondents wrlllnp over aMumed signa tures most make known tlwir names to the (MHor, or no attention will be Riven to their eoniiHunlcattoan. monim to the famishing, and which "Yon mtift talk to mother about our she fondly expected marriage would se-: affairs at once, Mr. Anders," " Llllle, cure for her forever. But, like most 1 succeeding to perfection In her attempt fHAPTKK iv. ' MnUier !" exclaimed UtMe, tier face suddenly aflame with mortification, "how eao you talk so coarsely ?" "It i the language you was raised on ttMt I was usin, clillU. Maybe you'd like to teaeh your mother man-1 tiers." "Sol would." ''Then, maybe you'd like to leach me that it hIh'I the best manners in the worM tor R feller to make himself too fresh on short acquaintance, even If he is from the city, and the son of a rich pap." Grace rose from tint table in high dudgeon, and abruptly left the room. Llllie began to feel that the loss of her eity beau was not going to break her heart, after all. John Antlers grew ex tremely busy, and somewhat hurried in the use of his knife ami fork. Of the number that comprised the breakfast boaid, uoue appeared at ease except the city swiior. In the sublimity of his Itn puileneat lie wax a match for the emer gency. "Your daughter my altiauced wife, I mean intends to oiler you no (lis emirtexy, my dear madam," he Mild, with a blaud and 'elf-atisftd suille. "I beg that you will overlook her ex treme modesty ami consequent con fusion. After she has become aeeus-tnine-l to the novelty of her new engage ment, and has hail time to get better acq aimed with me, she will overcome her maidenly timidity." "My darter needs none o' your de fending sir. She liaiu't done uot bin' to complain of, except to git sMKey over lb a likes o' you. But her imn'U be hone afore long, and I'll bet a hnrse he'll take the wiml out o' your sails." Alotizii rose from the tablet, and, going close to where Mrs. Emerson stood, be side the smoking stove, laid his lily hand iu a caressing 10 auner upon her greasy arm. "I wish you'd let me be your sen. I'd dearly love to call you mother !" he ex claimed, in tones uf touching tender ness. Knierson bad a weakness, and . VSuowden bad divined it. Her ii r heart ached for the gift of a son. Unci only, and that was in the long ago, she had been blessed for a brief Dtux'Mi with the presence of a blue-eyed ha by Itoy. This child was her first born, and he bad gladdened her home and heart for u short, single year, and then oue day the angels took him, leuv tng her bereft Indeed. Twiee since his deatli had children made their advent in her home, and, to her bitter disap pointment, they had Inth been girls. S, when Alomso asked, in the pathetic tone he knew so well how to command, if he might be her son, the fouutulns (if memory were stirred, and the good soul burst into tears. John aud Lillie left the kitchen and entered the disordered sitting-room leaving t lie two to their novel lete a tele. "Do I, then, appear so terribly bad in ymr eyes, that the prospect of ray be- cwaiiug a son to you grieves you like this?" and Aloozo looked the pleture of i 1 1 j u red i n ooceitee. "No, it ieu't that !" was the sobbing, and almost convulsive reply. "But I was ihinkiu' of my pore baby that died. It was nigh onto twenty year ago that i d took him. I 'lotted on him w much, too. I never see a young man but I measure the might a' been" with the whats is." The young man's peeunliry condition was such as precluded the advisability of honest action, else he would have turned away in compliance with the re pulsion he experienced through a near proximity to the greasy, hut iullueulla aud illiterate dowager. He shrugged his shoulders aud curled his lip; but he danced covetously over the broad acres from which the Hy-slaiued little win dow atlonled an ample and commanding view, ami reioemtwed the bills pay able over which his father agonized heavily, and upon a settlement of which a matrimonial endowment like the one in prospect so much depended. He could not a fiord to be over particular under the eircuulstanees. "Dear mother," he said, coaxiuclv "I felt, when I looked Into your faee fori the first time, that you I ad known sor-l row and bereavement. And I couldn't I help wishing that It might be my lot to supply, as best I could, through the re mainder of your days, the vacant place that death made In the long ago, wheu you were young hih! fair and beautiful, like my preeieus Oraee." With this the young man knelt in abject meekness at her feet, aud lifted up his lily bauds iu uu attitude of sup plication. Mrs Emerson was unused to homage. Away back iu her unmarried years she bad been a rustic belle and beauty, aud the husband of her heart bad then offered her adulation that was like women who murry, she had discovered too late that what she had bargained for was simply bartered away, and she had only lived n love life through her chil dren, and had longed for real conjugal appreciation all the days of her wife hood. So It was not surprising that Her heart was softened by Alonzo's manner. "You won't take Grace away from the old farm after you've married her, will you?" she asked, through her tears. "Not unless you desire It, mother dear," was the assuring auswer. Well, get up, myson. Don't kneel to anybody hut God. It looks like superstition." 'And do you consent that Grace shall be my wife?" he asked, rising. I must consult her pap afore I can answer that question." Then you won't appear as counsel against me?" "No." "Bless you 1" Mrs. Emerson blushed, aud fairly felt young again. The Captain had said "bless you," accompanying the words with a caress, when the son God gave her lay in her arms for the first time iu the long ago. Their repetition brought it all back, now, and the combined emo tions of her wotuau soul were thor oughly awakened. "May I seul.lhe enulraet with a holy kiss?" asked the new claimant for her love and xyniUliy. The mingled odors of thul mutunl sa lute were like anything lU I It (we of A ruby. Hose-water aud tohacoo smoke were at a premium in the breath of the party of the first part; bacon grease and cook ery smoke were the combined Ingredi ents that reudered the kiss of the latter decidedly aromatic "Tills compaet Is before God, my mother dear," devoutly exclaimed Alonzo, who was shedding tears. "Before God aud the angels," echoed the earnest and honest mother, speak ing from the fullness of her heart. While this interesting interview was taking plaee In the kitchen, and Grace was pouting in her room up-stnlrs, John and Llllle were sitting In awkward si lence iu the disordered room where the two young men hud slept. But, wheu the bargaiu was sealed between tjie mother and suitor, and they Intuitively ktiew the latter had won, both felt that crisis In their own lives was upon them. Why could not you ami I get married and tie happy together?" asked John, earnestly. "I've been asking myself the same question," replied Ltllle, frankly. "And what has been the answer?" queried John. "Nothing." "What ls-your answer now I" "Yes." "Do you mean It?" "I am thoroughly in earnest." "Do you love me T" "That's a leading question." "But It requires an answer." "Do you love mei" "That's another leader." "Whioh also requires an answer." "We're even, are we not ?" Both laughed. "There isn't very much sentiment about our wooing, at all events," said John. Do you take my aflinuatlve for granted ?" retorted 1,111 ie. "I lake nothing for granted, Miss Emerson." "You speak confidently, I must say." "You said 'Yes.' " "So I did." Do you regret It?" "No." Then John bowed his head ami kissed her. It seemed his duty; at least, that was the way these thlugs were doue in novels. Alonzo had finished his wooing with the dowager, and was now Impatiently imcing back and forth in the frout door- yard, engaged Iu taking mental Inven tory of the acres on every hand. "Will you be jealous of that gentle man If I allow myself to become your wife?" asked I.illie, with a blush. John laughed till his button-holes were In danger. "The Idea!" he exclaimed. "Why, Llllle, the fellow's a perfect popinjay, He Isn't worth the powder and lead it would take to blow him to atoms; and as to his brains, he hasu'ta thimbleful.' Llllle blushed scarlet. If she hud not been engaged to John for the space of a whole minute, she would have rued her bargain then aud there. For an entire mouth she had been occupied In day dreaming over that exquisite piece of i human llesh, and it was mortifying to uer prhle to note the extreme contempt ... wmen uer accepted suitor held him. But above all other consideration rose the feeling that her atrection had not been reciprocated. She had given love without the asking, and had failed to elicit a response. !jo she would now take refuge behind her secret. Nobody suouiu ever kuow, least of all should her future husbaud suspect the truth. She would never betray herself never, This resolve being taken, she smiled sweetly upon John, who, equally smitten with Grace, was equally de termined to smother the emotion' and conceal the fact. to make him believe that Alonzo was of no consequence to her, or, for that mat ter, to anybody else. "I wonder if I'll find her alone," re plied the obliging John. "I suppose you will, If yu seek her now." "Where's Grace?" "In her room." "Llllle, do you suppose she Is happy ?" "If she Isn't she ought-to be; that's all." "Why do you say that?" "Because I'm engaged myself, and I know how it Is." "Then you're happy." "I ought to be." "Poor child !" thought the well-meaning, hut misguided fellow. "She cer tainly loves me, and It Isn't possible for Grace to care for me now; so I think It my duty to make this one happy by making her ray wife." Thus ruminating, he sought the kitchen where the good dowager was, his heart in a flutter and his voice a tremble. Mrs. Emerson sat stone still beside the hreakfa-t table, her face burled in her folded arms. Her thoughts were with the never-to-he-forgotten past, which, all unconsciously, she was trac ing downward .to the present, aud mingling In an Inexplicable way with tbebuhyboy who had died In his in fancy and tlie young man who had kissed her li- and called her mother, with the same sweet semblance of earn estness with which she fondly imagined the oilier and dearer one would have greeted her, had lie hut lived to man's estate. "Mrs. Emerson," mihl John Antlers, deferentially, "will you be kind euough to grant ma an Interview 7" "Go away, aud let me alone 1" was the forbidding response. "Has that impudent popinjay poi soned yonr mind against me, madam 7" What do you mean 7" Anil the In dignant woman's temper rose like a morning gale. "Who do you call a wplnjay ?" "Snowden." "I want you tn understand that 'Louzo'sa nice young man. I've Just give my consent for him to marry Grace and become my son. What are you goin' to do about it?" "Nothing," auswered John, his cour age sinking. "Then I'd advise you uot to meddle nor call names. Do you remember the fate of the prophet I never can mind whether It was 'Lljah or 'Llsha, hut It was one or t'other, maybe it was both that got into trouble by tndii nick names?" At another time John Anders might have laughed at the dowager's doubtful Scriptural erudition, but he was in no mood for laughing now. "I beg pardon If I have oilended, madam. I assure you no such thing was meant. My business is altogether of a dillerent diameter from that to which you allude. Llllle and I have been talking, and have mode up our minds to get married. We should be pleased to obtain your consent to the union." "Must I he called upon to give up both darters at one breakfast spell?" and the untiring tempest ro-e higher than before. I had hoped to And favor In your sight," faltered John. 'By &!ander!u' Grace's future hus band ? Is that the way you hoped to do it?" and the dowager forgot the long ago, aud rising, began to rattle the dishes nervously "I hope, madam, that I may prove myself worthy to become an Inmate of your family; and I assure you that I will ever strive to so couduct myself as your son-ln-Iaw that you will not regret giving your conseut to our marriage." "I never hearii o' nothln' like It In all j my born days!" exclaimed the excited mother. "This time yesterday and no body had thought o' marryln' the gals. Things didn't rush along In this fashion when I was In the market." "You gave your consent forSuowden to marry one daughter, did you not?" "I did, and I'm proud to own it. He's so dutiful and 'fectionate; so much like my own boy'd a' beeu if he'd a' lived. But there's no 'fection'bout you. You'd never make my darter happy, and I'll wash my hands of the whole business by referrin you to her pap." "Where can I find the Captain, madam ?" "I'll uot tell. I don't like the thought r it. nohow, and I don't Intend to aid nr abet It no way." Poor John ! He did not know what It . to do. Visious of his suiinyeini.iiioou home and his genial, apple-faced mother rose up before him. He looted from the little window ami beiieltl orace aim Snowden, who hud contrived to meet. the former a freli as a white rose in hor Murehitt inuollii drei-s. the latter Hnillliu .ml exnlLiint. and they were walking arm in urm through tlieadja' cent grim ihIi. John Antlers was perplexed, aud no wonder. But had lieoierbenrd t lie con versatinn between Alonzo and hi: mother-in-luw-i.,. , P, lie would have beeu prepared to better comprehend the situation. ITo be continued. OUR EUBOPEAH 00BEESP0KDHE0E. LETTER SOMBER SIX. IJOSVOS. Tile ride from Edinburgh to London, . , 1 1 , . a distance oi lour uuuureu nines, is usuallv made in ten hours by the fast est traius, aud for the most part Is through a couutry which would delight our best farmers. The careful cultiva tion aud abundant crops remind us of the land near our cities, and are Indica tive of a country long under subjec tion to man. Oats and wheat with au occasional field of barley are the usual grnius. Boot crops are largely lu ex cess of what we raise in America, and sheep seem to us unusually numerous aud line. As we near London, the country becomes au almost continuous village tilled witli manufactories, mid from ten lo thirty tall chimneys can generally be seen at once. At the time of my former visit, live years ago, thee were all iu full operation, but at pres ent at least half of them are not run ning, for hard times are felt In England as well as iu America. Through these villages and the thickly-settled suburbs we glide almost perceptibly into the city Itself, and end our journey at the Midland depot, the large.tand most ex pensive railroad depot in the world, which, witli the hotel built as a part of it, cost $10,000,000 London is a world Iu herself. A city of 4,000.000 Inhabitants, situated on a broad plane, upou both sides of a nojtle river, she has natural advantages which few places possets. So vast is she that one could walk her streets for a mouth without retracing his steps. Anything made anywhere in the world can be found in London, while peoptetrom all countries and nations are living within tier limits, aud there is nothing which art ur science can produce which is not represented here. The very greatuess of the city and the multitude of tilings of interest to be seen, fairly bewilder the traveler, so that at best it can be but a choice of a few places to be vlsltod, and a lingering regret that so much mu?t be lelt unseen. After a ride through some of the more celebrated streets to gain a general idea ot thnoity, we commence our examina tion of things of purllcularluterest with a large, dingy-looklug stone building, blackened with centuries of London smoke, which stands lit one of the most busy parts of the city, itself filling an entire square. As we approach St. Paul's Cathedral aud enter it, we are impressed particularly with its size and raasslvptiev?, and ludeed it is the largest Protestant cathedral iu the world. The interioris very plain, strik ingly so as compared with Catholic ca thedrals, its decorations consisting al most entirely of monuments and me morial table'ls. Of these, we may meu tion thnso of Howard, the philanthro pist, Turner, the painter, Sir John Moore, Sir Christopher Wren, Benja min West, and Sir Joshua Iteynolds. In the crypt are Ihe remains of the Duke of Wellington anil the parapher nalia of his funeral, including the fu neral car made of captured cannon and weighing many tons. Xear by tills Is the monument of Lord Nelson, under which his body lies. People who are enthusiastic aud foolish euougli next climb more than six hundred steps to the IkiII, where they are generally re warded witli a maitnillceut view of Loudon smoke aud fog extending as much as five hundred feet iu every di rection, but although they can see until lug, they can have the satisfaction of knowing that they are nearly three hundred nnd fifty feet above the pave nient. We recall witli pleasure a Sab bath service in the cathedral conducted by that prince of pulpit orators, Canon Lyddnu. The thoroughfare around the oathedral is known as St. I'aul's church yard, the longer side, a carriage way, culled the bow, the shorter, a foot pas sage, called the string. Between tho churoh-yard and Newgate street is Pat- ernester row, the great center of the book trade. Here are the offices o Thomas Nelson & Son, and lltaekwood' Magazine, and In this vicinity most o Shakspenre's phys were originally pub lished. Just oil from tills U the quiet little nook called Amen Corner. Very near St. Paul's are the Old Bailey and Newgate, immortalized by the genius of Dickens. Going ti Chenpside, one ot the chief retail streets In Iiundou, we pass the great building known as the General Post Office, while a little further up is King street, which brings us to Guild Hull, where are the ancient colossal woodeu figures, Gog and Magog. Continuing up Cheapside, we soon come to the open space in front of the Boyal Exchange, which is em phatically the business center of Lon don, as Charing Cro-n is the cooler of Its fashion. I doubt if there is a spot in the wot Id through which there is more travel by foot ami omnibus than this, as eight main thoroughfares pour iuto It their ceseles traltlj. It Is well worth a half hour of one's time to stand on a coi uer here, and also at the center of London Bridge, and see the unending stream or human beings aud omnibuses which flows by. On oue side of the ex change is the Bank of England, and on the other, the Mansion House. The Bank of England covers eight actes of ground, has no outside win dows, is a fortress which has withstood several sieges, has a capital of $70,000 000, and employs nearly 1,000 clerks. Obtaining permission tovist the vaults. we see gold lu heaps as plenty ns iron iu n blacksmith shop. Wo look over a railing into a court and see two men with a pulley lifting bags of gold Into a wagon, and in oue of the many rooms a wonderful little machine which weighs 35,000 gold pieces per day, nud plaks out every one which does not come up tn the required weight. In the Boyal Ex change are some of the oldest insurance companies In the world, aud also the offices of the celerated "Lloyds," the ship insurers, whose "list" Is authority, everywhere in ship matters. Near the exchange is a fine statue of George Pea body, the distinguished American mer chant. On the opposite side of the open space Is the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and where, at his princely entertain ments, the highest nobles In the laud can be found. Not far from here is the Old Tower,' which iu former times was n fortress and prison, but Is now used as a mili tary cuilo-lty shop aud armory, and contains also the royal jewels, valued at about $15,000,000. It takes the best part of a day to go through the tower with the gorgeously-dressed official guides. It is especially Interesting as the prison and place of execution of hundreds of England's noblest men and women. Lady Jane Gray, Anne Boley n, Ituluigh,aud many princes of England's royal families were put to. death ou Tower Hill. TheHorse Armory, which is one of tlie finest known collections of ancient armory, contains rich suits dis played on eqtieslrluu statues, aud ur- contains the remains of so many tlis ttnguished people, and few places where an American of education can spend a day with greater interest. Taking the cars on the Metropolitan or underground railway, which makes the entire circuit of the city, a few min utes brings us to the South Kensington Museum and the Albert Memorial Mon ument, at one corner of Hyde Park. The museum, while It Is not so large as the British, Is yet a fine one, sclentif cally arranged. It has lately been dis tinguished for the art school connected with It. What interested me most at my last visit was Dr. Schlleman's col lecllou of Trojan antiquities, whioh has hee'li on exhibition here since last Christmas. The memorial erected to Prince Albert by Queen Victoria is very tine and In undisputed taste, excepting the gigautic gilt statue of the Prince. As a whole, the monument has a gen eral resemblance to the Scott monu ment at Edinburgh. We ride hack toward the center fif the city for more than a mile along Hyde Park, one of the many breathing places which London is fortunate in possess ing, by Buckingham Palace Gardens and the palace Itself, a large, but by no means striking building, the city residence of the Queen of England, down the mall beside the beautiful St. James Park to Chariug Cross, tlie center of the west end, tlie fashionable part of London. Near here are many of the finest residences in the city, and most of the aristocratic club-houses. AtCharingCross in Trafalgar Square, Is a magnificent monument to Lord ranged lu chronological order, many of Nelson, nnd along one side of the square them tlie very ones worn by the Kings Is the national art gallery. From Char tliey represent. In this armory are also nr Cross, thestreet Is called the Strand, breech-loatllng guns, revolvers, thumb- nod is one or tlie most prominent thor screws, beheading blocks, and execu- oughfares in the great city. At Tem- tloners' iixe, all from early times, and pie Bar, which was formerly a conspic- curlous aucient and modern weapons uous laud mark, and could be seen from from all parts of the world. Within the walls of the Old Tower, there has been enacted enough of romance and tragedy to furnish material for volumes. a long distance from either side, the name again changes to Fleet street. The liar was a rude arch thrown across the street, where iu early times stood Opposite the Tower Is the entrance to the posts or bars which, marked the tho tunnel under the Thames, a dark, boundary line botween London ami damp, circular Iron hole seveu feet lu Westmiuster. It was removed about diameter, always to be avoided if possi- two years ago, and we miss its familiar hie. Walking along the hank of the Urch and the rusty Iron hooks on which river, we Honii come to the commodious the heads of criminals were oxposed Custom-house bulldlugs, nnd just be- only a hundred years ago. outl to Billingsgate llsh-market. s-o jU3t as we enter Fleet street, on the ruphicully and truthfully described by Di6kens. ft Is well worth one's time to islt it from 5 to 8 o'clock in the morn- lug, aud see and hear the indiscriminate right, Is a former palace of Henry VIII. and Cardinal Wolsey, which is now a hair cutting establishment. Fleet street was formerly a resort of literarv men. mixture of ti-h, profanity, old women ien Jonson, Chatterton, Dryden, Mil autl slang. Fifteen minutes of it one ton, Goldsmith, and a host of others are summer's morning was uil we wauled, associated with this historic strw.!. Tl. ustucroes the street iu oue of the cheap WclI-known Mr. "Punch" also has his temperance restaurants, of which there office here. At the foot of Ludgate Hill, re many iu imiiou, we nau a great the street again chances Its name to .owl ofcollee aud a sandwich which Ludgate Circus, which exteuds to St. would make a meal far a smull family, raul8 Cathedral, the place where we for two pence. Not far rrom here is the commenced our slclit seeiinr. mouumelit 200 feet high, built ou the pot where the great fire of 1S6C com menced. Near Hilliugsgute is the cele brated Loudon Bridge, which cost S10,- 000,000, and Is probably the most crowded bridge in the world, us It esti mated that 8,000 persons nnd 000 ve- ilcles cross it er hour during tlie mid dle of the day. Taking one of theswift Thames steam ers at London Bridge, we go rapidly along the river, under many Hue bridges which span it, putt Cleopatra's needle. which is Just assuming au upright posl tion on the embankment, aud land at Westmiuster Britlge, wbicii Is larger and liner than London Bridge, and arc only a few yards from Westminster Hall and tlie House of Parliament. The hall contains oue or the largest rooms in Europe under one roof, nnd several apartments iu which we found tlie high courts iu session, while in the House or Lords we also found a committee of that bodv sitting as a Supreme Court. On a former visit we had the pleasure of at tending a session or the famous Ticli borne trial, which was held in one of llie'e courts. The Parliament House joins Westminster Hall, and is a beau tiful and substantial structure. Tlie chambers or the Commons ami the Lords are at opposite ends of a fine hall, and are similur, with the exception that the House or Lords is elegantly finished, while the Commons has none of the conveniences for the use or members to which we are aecuatomed in this conn try, not even places mr writing being provided at the long benches on which the members sit. Near tills Is Westminster Abbey, a tint I'.rv .rt1ou,ililu .triinlnru lint vit ... . . ,. ........i i A City Stucck uy Liqiitxixo. .M.eut me mini luiereaum; uiiuik '" The JW,Moii Meikxinn. of fluadalalara. Europe, both on accountof Its antiquity I ilas tl0 following iu its Issue or the 9th and the illustrious name. associated I ultimo: The furious rain tempest which witli It, The Abbey was founded by swept over tins city inursuay tasi was I ......I I... ,l.A mn.l . .. 1 1 i n r. If we now take n seat with the driver of an omnibus on Cheapside, we can ride through Newgate, Holboru, and Oxford streets (the same unbroken street, but with dillerent names), a dis tance of inuuy miles back to Kensing ton, and will have seen the entire length or the city, in a course, In geu- oral, jtarallel to that taken from Kin- sington to St. Paul's. On Oxford street we ore near the British Museum, about which we can only say here that It Is the largest and best museum in the world, and Is worthy all the time one can give it, If It be a mouth. It was re cently proposed to issue a catalogue of the museum, but the plan was finally abandoned because to simply name the different tilings in the collection would make several books as large ns Web ster's Unabridged. The limits of a single letter will per mit mention of only a few of the places, anil those the jnost prominent, which we had the pleasure of visiting. To any oue born to the English language, there is no city in the world equal to Londou for ititetest or improvement, and for weeks the traveler can wuuder thrnugli it, familiariziug himself with places, persons, and events which have been prominent In our commou English his tory for the past thousaud years. A! though Loudon Is dingy aud smoky, often obscured by dense fogs, and rain are so sudden and frequent that It seem as if the inhabitants are born with um brellas under their arms, she is a city to be loved by every American traveler, aud to be left with regret. O. R. Bt'HCHAltD. OUE WASHINGTON LETTER. To th Kr.rtoR op th.ast Xokth west : It Is some time now since banks here have turued from the eveu teuor of their way, to Indulge In the little amusement of exeltiug depositors by "busting up." a freak of that kind, however, has just been performed by H. E. Ollley A Co., brokers, ami set the town lu quite a little ripple of oamrao tion, aud hungry newspaper men were active Indeed after the crumbs of par ticulars. The facts reveal no serious damage to any one but the-owners of the bank, it uot having much ef a de posit business. Business in general fci In no way disturbed, nor does any other bank sutler. Some few Individuals were unfortunate euough to have their money In "safe keeping" in the delunat vaults, but not to seriously damage auy or them. The immediate cause or the failure is attributed to the District 3-85 bonds, In which the deceased had been dealing largely. Their first invest ment, when the issue was yet new, was quite successful, and emboldened to more extended investment. In the course or time, complications arising involving legal points, the bonds began to get In ill repute, depressing their market value. Against this the bank fought with an energy approaching a suspicion or heroism, appealing to the government authorities to recognize them In a manner favorable to restore public confidence. But to no avail; and, in consequenec, martyrdom Is fullered, aud a corpse is offeied up far the mournful rites or creditors. Tlie temperance man and tlie moralist are again supplied with a ttieme, while wife and children sit in a dreary home, weeping over tlie sail roWfortuun of their natural protector. Mr. W. V. S. Wilson was the principal teller In the National Bunk Jtedemption Agency and had been such for sixteen years. Of late he had grown very dlsipated, so far disqualifying hliu for his positron that Treasurer Gilfillan was compelled lo discharge him. Up to this time nothing had ever occurred to reflect against his iutegrity, ami when his dismissal took plaee, no suspicion ef dishonesty was attached to Mm. He ppeared in the office the day following, manifesting much uneasiness, ami finally confessed to having used $890 of the treasury fuuds to replace money which had beeu stolen from him, and, Iu return, to replace which he had sent home for money, ami was expecting it when dismissed. The heller seems general that the man did not Intend Ilshonesty, although led by bad habltt ntn sertouscnmplications. Much sym pathy is relt for the young wife awl family, who are of high standing, awl, for a domestic circle, unusually inter esting and much atlnehed to the un fortunate man. The yellww fever relief committee, of this city, Is ralrly under way, and doing a noble work. Their ellorts are spread ing out in almost every direction. Among them is that or a mammoth concert, partial pitted in by nil the church choirs aud quartette olubs or the city. Tlie grand tournament, to take place soon, is also under Its auspices, to which may be added picnics, exaHi- slons, balls, games, etc Envelopes have beeu delivered lo every house iu the city, requesting contributions to be enclosed aud returned to the committee. Tlie thrilling report has reached us from Memphis that children desert their parents, aud parents their chil dren; huslmuds desert their wives, butf there has not been an Instance known yet where a wife has deserted her hus band during the terrors of the scourge. Men go about thinking of this, more profoundly impressed than by all that has ever been written or tlie fidelity or women. It Is a law few attempt to gainsay, that fat people have a natural faculty for takiug uu the adipose, while the King Sebert, the Saxon, in 010, and ha" S.'.T,' i.tning. We lve beeH been used especially as a burial place or informed by a jierson who hud the curi- Englisli Kings and distinguished men 1 osity to count them, mat no less than and women. It would take the entire forty bolls oi iiguiuiug leu upon me ii.w-nrii,..lutt.rtnti.i..e..r..eriM city, it is reporteu i.iui uiree persons " , . were hilled Instantly nnd severul those who have been honored with bur- -,.,tln,iwl durlnir this frii-htful homharit- lal here, and we can only say that within ment. We are only certain or tlie fact Its walls lie thirteen English kover- that a promising student named Cre- Igns and fourteen Queens, extending Z? !r"T over a period of 1,200 years. In the aml lustIMIt,y kH'eti DuriK lhe com- I'oet's Corner are me greater part ot bined tempest of the three elements lean gro wymote spare at the slightest pretense. We have had an illustration of this in the case or our District At torney and our faithful police. The former held a fat office. He smiled upon the commissioners, and they, iu return, smiled back, with the sub stantial wrlukle added to Itorincreaslnff his salary from $3,000 to $5,000 per year. For n long time tlie police hav beeu struggling muniuny against s threatened decrease or their meager pay. They got up a petition sometiiu less than a mile long, enrolling most of the best citizens or the olty, p ray i rig that their pay be not reduced, as It was now barely enough to meet the de mauds of an economical family. In the face of this, however, It was clipped, and, as it thus appears, was added ou to Mr. District Attorney. The gentleman does not occupy a very enviable po sition just now, while the clamor lasts, for It does howl most vigorously about both his and tlie cttrnmls3loners,'ear9'. FBbtx. Washington, D. C, September 20,187S. England's well-known literary names, from Chaucer to Charles Dickens, whose tablet is in the pavement. In another part of the building, happening tn look mi the pavement by our feet, we saw. cut in small letters, "O, Bare Ben Jon sou," aud this is all the mouuiuent and mentioned, the greatest terror seized the people. It-is a miracle that tho city and its Inhabitants escaped with so lit tle damage. The (JranhK reiterates the as-iHnu that it is only the female honey-bee which carries a stinger; but are men lo raafwflr duV 11' )l u 1 1 ll I f u llninn Kuau ova epitaph this great writer has or needs. lrvinK to Bm,eeze, down behind a Xo. 15, There is no place on the eartl which I collar? Tlie nation tliat produces the rawt marriages Is fascination; aud thenaMou that produces the most uivorees Isalieu ution. What woman would ,bi;bItillm0Up likely to give her husba nd b lo u.g up if he rirritaledhei2JsUt TI,I, fa llirht work fr bou; as the JUid when the bear was hug- giug him.. ' 1 Who ever heard a, bed link ?