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"Dj yon Indeed despise mo, 'Liza?' be asked, casing hard at ber, while abe stood before bins, ber bauds raised a if warding off impending danger. "I ought lo despise you, John Iiigle ton. I gave you, freely anil sponta neously, the richest treasure a woman has to give. I gave you my first and best aud dearest affections, aod yon threw them away." "'Liza, as Got! is ttiy uks.es-, I re turned them all." "Returned ttftii .' do you say, Juno ? There is more in that word than you possibly Imagine. You did return my love to me. You thrust it tuck upon me as though it were a bauble or a toy. Yes, John Ingieton, you returned it! Ha! ha! ba! What a specimen of magnanimity yoo were, to be sreJ'' He arose and approached ber, tremb ling like tbe guilty culprit be felt him self to be. "Don't, Jufau! Dou't, I eosoaaaotl you ! Yon must not tooefa ne ! Do yoo forget the respect yea owe, as a gentleman, to the wife of aa absent man?" "O'Lizs! For God's sake!" Again that harsh, dlseonfau t and blood-curdling laugh broke forth upon the stillness of tbe air. "For God's sake, indeed, John ! Was it for God's sake that yoo skulked away from my presence like a villain, leaving rne no tidtogs of you- wherealiowtft, and nothing but my returned afieetfons? Ah, John! The mills of God grind slow, but grind exceeding small. Yoo tore yourself away from tbe tendrils of my bleeding heart, and left them bare and sore and lacerated ! left them to quiver In tbe scorching sunlight till tbey withered and died." "'Liza ! Unsay that last cruel word ! Your aQectlona are not dead ! I know I judge you justlj. when I Compare your love to mine, aud mine for yoo can never die." "You have brought forth tbe fruits of a deathless affection for tae, John Ingle ton. Haven't yon, now V "'Lisa, darling r "Dou't call ne darting! I am Mrs. Peter Tubbs!" "'Liza, do yon wast to kill me out right?" "I would to God wa were both dead !" "I can say Asm to that, 'Lisa.' "And now, John Ingieton, will yoo be kind enough to inform me of the par port of this visit ?" "Yon called me, 'Liza." "When V "Just before I came to-day." "You speak in riddles, John." "Then I will ex plain. About two hours ago my sister Ttizah left me in charge of ber babe, and came over here to bring yon the sad tidings of my mother's death. The child fell asleep very soon, aud tbe bouse waa aa aUU as the grave aa still as this place maat often seem when yon are alone, 'Liza. I wonder that all farmers' wives are not iu'-aoe.'" "Well?" ' "1 leaned back in my chair aod tried to console myself with book. But I couldn't read, and I closed my eyes and went on thinking thinking. Need I tell you, 'Lisa, of tehat I was think ing?" 'Lize tried to say, "Of yosjr deceased u i fe, perhaps, as woahi have been proper and right," bet the words died oo ber lips. "Then," be continued, "a voice your voice, 'Lisa vibrated for aa Instant upon my inner sense, and I heard you aay distinctly, 'JoknP I was afraid to open my eyes lest I should break the enchanting spell, an.!, ax I bat there, si lent ami quivering, I saw you, a i! ' were, afar off, holding out your appeal-; iug hands, just as you are doing now, 'Liza, and I obeyed the summons." Her hands that bad been up as a fender before were now unconsciously held out toward him. Mie threw them up again. "'Lize Jim dine Is vl wll right iu spirit, however much she may do bodily violence to her own inclinations," he raid, huskily. "Proceed, John," she answered, f t'utly, dropping upon a chair as if ex hausted by fright or fatigue. "I know my manner of leaving you at Ch iocs pin Oaks seemed inexcusable to everybody ; but, 'Liza, I was desper ate. Your father held a whip of scor pions, over my bead. My father a:id mother were iu danger of being driven from their home, aud I was young a.-d Inexperienced, and field vague chime ;.is a'tout seeking a fortune. 'L:zs, v-iil you can yon believe me when I swear to you thai my only hope was to come hack at an early day and claim you, as your father' peer iu wealth and power, mid your on u eotnl in intelligence and Vi-aith ? ' "I could have believed yon if yon bad . come to tell me then, while your kiss of betrothal was warm upon my lips. Bat, O John!" Again he arose and appma'-hed her, but site waved him hack by an imptri ous gesture. "'Liza, unless you had l eeu tried in the same fire, yoo could never know tbe bitter sense of aelf-hamilialiou a proud young man feels, when circumstances for which he is in no way responsible throw him completely in the power of a mercenary, Ignorant and unscrupulous man, who holds notes and mortgages agalust him, for which he never had value received, and is yet bound by filial ties and financial honor to redeem. And when you take into consideration tbe fact that the man who held this power over me was tbe father of my other self, and that I bad a rival whom I had beard was successful .with her father Iu supplanting me in matrimonial pledges, do you think it was In the na ture of human events for me to visit yoo?" "John, !! I you really believe tbat I could consent to marry that silly baboon, Sam Hsidpan?" "I believed, 'Liza, that you wt.uM willingly sacrifice yourself on the allar of duty, and I could easily imagine how you could have been made to believe your duty lay in tbat direction." "At le.it, John, you could have given me tlie prior privilege of a heiring in my own defense." "I know it sccoitd so, 'Lizt; hut un der uii the circumstances it seemed as if I could tor. I meant to go airay ami join ny uncle Mead in the Ricky Mountains and make my furl line. I had no idea that it would take me over two years to-do it, aud then I was com ing bees to claim you. H it I had no money wir friei ds. Getting on without either I ou found to be imprirticahle. After many trug!e3 and adtenttire which I cannot now stop to relate, I fell in with Coiouel Baleman, who iook a fancy to me aud gave me a position on bis- stafT. I still intended to retarn to yoo, 'Lisa, and Heaven is my witness that I was alvrays true to yon In spirit." ''Your setions speak louder than your words, John." T know, 'Liza, it seems so to yoo ; hat it Isn't so, only in seeming. Miss Aiburloo captured me through her very weakness and dependence. Hhe was willful, very, and for a long time i bated her. My judgment never sanc tioned thsmarriage, bat I hail been so long' away from the society of women that I think my mind most have been off Its balance. At any rate, Coiouel Bateman expected me to marry Iter, and be had placed me under many obliga-1 tions to himself. He had frequently advanced large sums of money v, hich I forwarded to my father " "Whatr' ' ' 4 "Is there anything singe lad about that, 'Liza?" "Through whom did yon send tftat money?" "Hardpan, tbe banker." "And, to my certain knowledge, John, your parents never received one cent!" Jobn Ingieton arose aud paced the floor in an excited mood. "Is it possible that my parents, for whose sake I became a war!eri r, and I fear a vagabond on tbe earth, were never benefited by my great sacrifice? PJt that matter can be attended to hereafter. Let as now talk about other things. For a Httie while the Colonel made me half believe that love was a myth and constancy a fiction. I believed that you bad forgotten ine, 'L'za." "Forgotten you ! O John !" Again 1 e approached litr, and was again repelled. "You are killing me, 'Liza." "Go on with your confession." "Miss Arburton was placed under my eare for a journey, and ehivalry de manded tliu 1 fOimild marry her. ! swrily believe ti.at I was actuated by the same motives that inspired yon to marry Peter Tubbs. I certai nly thought that you were lnyond my reach for ever.'' "Then I forgive yoo, John," said 'Ii'ze, offering her band. "Let u be fiienda." Ho clasped her hand ferventlv. and looked into her eyes with an eser glare. "Arewe never to be more t!ian fricwU, 'Liza? Friends is a fruet wid." "Xercr, J !in !-' "O, my dsrMng '.'' and while she n'..-od pocr!ess to resist, he clapped her I closed, "surely the past is all a horrible dream, surely there is no jaw or gospel that should separate us. We are one in spirit, hope aud purp ise. Fly with me, 'Liza! We'll make our home Iu the wildaood, and I'll work for you, and you shall hlees my life with your prec ious oresenc. V.'i n't yoi, dear?" "No, J.d.n." He htt fur ward and rained kisses on her upturned face, and murmured many a caressing wrJ. "Won't you now ?" "Never, Johu ! You forg-1 yot.melf ! I am Mrs. Petrr Tubbs!" And with a j-trcng eftVri of tu rce aud wiil site reitaMd herself from his grasp and took her former station across the room. "I have pnimi'ed to be your friend, John Inzlctnii. lis cartful, or I shall 1 retrael my promise." "Then you are wi ary of me Weary of you? O Jobn! Here, pastea upon my cautn wan, is a siauza or two that I placed there, thinking of yon as I did It," He advanced to the spot Indicated, aud 'Lize In trembling arcon! reid the line aloud: "wbabt or ror r If a dove at rojr coach nhould soWy UbIiU And fold IU wlags like tbe rail of night. And arch Its throat with a tranquil coo. Till the sunbeams touched mch purple hue, And played on each mqulstt fairy plume Till It (listened and eiowed like an ame thyst's bloom, I should weary ol a?lhins fair and true Of moon lis tit and musle-as soon OS of yoo." "And these are your sentiments, 'Liza?" His arms were again around ber, and bis heart beating Mid. "Yes." "Then why do you send me away " "Because it is a duty that I owe to another, as well as to myself and yon." "But I will not barm you, 'Liza. Heaven knows I'd dare anything for you." "You thiuk so now," site answered, resolutely freeiug herself again, "but yon know there was a time wben it was right for you lo dare desperate things for uir, and you did not. It Is not right for you to talk that way now, John." "But my soul cries ont for you, 'Liza, with au agony that will not be com forted. If you will not fly with me, I will, at least for the present, remain here with you," and lie drew her by a , poweiful effort to his knee. I For an instant only the flesh was weak. To sit there in his fond embrace; , to listen to the thrilling words of sfke ti 'it that only reciprocated love can 1 coin ; to feel his breath upon her face; his l.ulsts beating responsive to ber own all this was heaven to her senses. Why could not the blissful emotion la-l ? Every sensation of her soul and body was cn rajqwrt with seductive tle-liu-ht. Her brain reeled, and Hhe felt l.tf--lf taking leave ol her censes. "J.'y (J .d ! This will never do!" ti e cried, Hi t-rtiug. "John Ingieton, if you Value o,ir self-respect, I charge you to take yourself from my presem-e. I will uoi, I (tnnot permit this associa tion to continue. G-i, I beseech, I com mand you ! You are cot yours, '.( now, nor am I. Ltave me, John!" "Forever, 'L'za? ' "Jff John. Forever is too Ions; a word. Go your fate-appointed way throngli this life, and I will go mii.e. If lliete U a life beyond this vale of tears and parting, we will meet again." "f cin't go, 'Liza." 'Tueti I am disappointed in you, sir for I aspire you thst I shall go if you don't." I "Then you're a c .1 l-hearted woman." j "Very well. If you think so, it's all ' right. But, John, you know better, i Had you remained true to your vow of I love ami constancy , I would not now be Mrs. Peter Tubbs. You were) the fa'se one, remember." j l.ut I am free now." Only because Heaven has so decreed. Should the fates ever release me from j my vow, through any agency for which I cannot be responsible, and you are yet j free to pay me honorable court, it will be as you say. But I will never rais my nana or, voice or utougni against Peter Tubbs. I accepted him as my nuMaii)i 01 my own tree win, ana ize ilaidine is not the woman to forget her vows. Now, go !" "Very well. I realize my folly and wickedness In flzlu this gulf between us." "Shall I not see you again ?" hhe a'ked, her eyes filling with tears. "Can I bear a repetition of this inter view, L:zs?" "You shall not have the opportunity, John. We will meet in the future of ten, I trust, but always with Ibe deter mination not to reuew this subject. The past must henceforth be to us as a sealed book. Will you promise me this ?" He took her proffered band aud wetted it with tears. She bent her head and Imprinted a kiss upon bis forehead. "Good-bye, Jobn." ne hurried away, as if fearing to dally Wi'th temptation. 'Lize closed the door, and kueeling beside tbe rude lounge where he had sat, poured out ber soul In an agony of prayer. Sbe arose com forted. I To be conUnaed.1 Human Bonks tx SoLfn Rock. Here are bones fur eeoloKisls to nick. St. I Louis is having a new sewer made iiiiuuKu wiuu limestone rocK, twelve teet llow the street level. Near the substratum of tha rock the workmen 1 uave come upon two human feet, firmly pianteo in tbe rock. Tbe calf of the left leg can be trated, but the other foot possesses onlv a mrt nf 11.. ..lu They occupy natural positions, as If the : a lady, Miss Livingston by name, met creature tbat owu.d them bad b.eulthe family of a broker at Saratoga In sianaing erect m the mud that hardened into limestone r"1""". of the b "'y are visible. Persons wlin h , 1... I of -ois do not doubt tbat ihtvsn im. mediately relationed to some departed ! workineu boring a well, Athens Georgia, have found a perfect iron . wedge, such as rail splitters used, in the ! Sxffee erffM' many a scientist who will wish h i.r! been One of tbe workmen. Like tbe irpgs mat are said to jump from the :f.rcorJehrBv.Ti:nKe W" ,U 8 A preacher talked until his who!t congregation had left the building, ex- .;rh:,hr;i. . .-. JI!!l',,U time until the 7th of December of I have fiolsbed. will vou be careful in shnt iiueuoor v . LETTBB PB01C4IBW TOBE. FROM OCR REQUbAX OORRBSPOKDEKT. Nkw Yokk, April 19, 18S0. To Tiir EnrmBorniB Ksw Northwest: The belief seom to lie gaining ground in New York that the report of Tildeu's withdrawal from the Presidential race Is based upon solid ground. The refusal of Tilden himself to Contradict the re port has Indneed n grent many to credit it. The antl-Tildeo workers are making use of the rert and all corroborating circumstances to weaken the old man. John Kelly Ims his Rgsnta at work throughout the State. It Is evident that Tiblen has 911 hand the hardest fight of ills Ile. Ills enemies are un relenting ami mere ntfmerous than ever before. If they get him down, they will not show him any mercy. Of the umuy Democratic papers in Kew York, scarce ly a dozen openly ail vocaleTilden, while scores of them oppose him bitterly. Still, even at this disadvantage, he seems lo bold his own pretty well. Nearly all the heavy operators iu wheat at New York are said to have formed a ting for the' purpose of with holding shipments from Europe until prices improve. They believe a decided advance is certain to take place soon, and that if the supplies are shut off for a time it will he hastened. There are now about 11,500,000 bushels of wheat at the metropolis, and, although u hun dred vessels are here seeking cargoes, few are to be had. Since the exact btate of affairs was discovered by the ! ship brokers, five vessels have sailed in ballast fur Xew Orleans to load with 1 wheat there. Tlie chartering of a vessel ' tit New York to load at New Orleans is unprecedented. Great illorls are now beli.g made toward a systematic and economical management of public charities. When it is considered that the sum of $2,600, 000 is to be spent on the dependent and criminal classes cf ihi.-i city during laSO, the importance of the question is maul-ft-t. At a meeting of the State lioard of Charities, receutly held in. this city, the question of reducing the expenses of charities was considered, ami a commit- ; t.e, consisting of one member from each of the twelve institutions of the cijy j represented at tbe meetiug, was ap-, pniuted to consider the abuses of the 1 per capita system. Tbe amount appro- 1 priated was In 1865 at the rate of about $1.50, but in 1SS0 of about $2 50foreaeh inhabitant of the city. The New York Medical Record observes that "charity, which was once thought to be thediviu- Ml f virtues, seems lo be becoming the genius of municipal pauperization." Spring gayety has thus far developed 1 itself chiefly iu the direction of wed-, dings, though musical psrties and small , dinners have varied the monotony. Tho I parties follow each other with such rap- idity tbat one has not time to keep ac- j count of Ihetn. The evenings begin with a large dinner, which you leave to to a large concert, from which you e,Cape to flee to a large ball. People naS8 M lher tlino , taking off and ,ultI)K ou their wraps. Women take j ,r ,helr 8Wausdown lined cloak, and ' tler overshoes, two or three limes au I , eveuloK rtoI ,eri luey atAy for au ,lour f (he Une MoT6 reaching a concert, , w here they stay fur another hour before ! reaching a ball. Conversation is com posed of an Interrupted babble during ; these frightful moments of solitude, or j with au obligatory Me a tele with a j bad humored husband, who says you I are horribly dressed; or with nti aunt I with a cold In her head, who shows her 1 complacency toward you by saying to I you in a sour lone : "I hojte, my dear, you are not going to stay at this ball till six o'clock In tbe morning!" My dear ! Women never use this charming phrase "xcepl to say disagreeable things to each other. Most of the rich men here have min ing interests, a good proportion of which are profitable. Many have gone to the j western El Durado,aud we haven mining exchange, mining stock brokers, watered mining stocks, awl "sailed" one. Glit tering rocks attract the passer-by In tbe windows of real relate onieee, cobblers' workshops, and reetaurauts' show-cases. Companies with many mffllons of "cap ital slock" are dolly organized and char tered, with or without incorporators. If yon miss a familiar faee, Investigation shows that he has gone into the mining con u try to "prospect" a little. Tlie manner In which tbe sharps of Wall stteet fleece tbe fists who trost them with money for speculative in vestments. Is very plainly illustrated by the developments of a lawsuit now Iu course of trial. Tbe victim lu the ease, 1 cmmr f 1875. and. In the course ' -r ,i!on with Its head, stock . 01 a 1 nitrations were mentioned, 1 lit t wimtt 1 v was that she placed $1,000 In his hands on her account, the general un.lerstand- ing being Uiat the broker was to use his ow discretion entirely In buying and expressing her willingness to lose that nraount.and agreeing lo lur- , nlsh more If necessary, but hoping, of L.ourse to double or treble It, as dupes , - - The broker began his operations on the 17th of Atipnst. and rendered written or oral 8lat,njenU of his trautactlous from time the same Year, wheu ho presented his final statement of accouut for setlle- raeut. This document, which indicated both profits and losses in various tran saction", showed a general Ios during the whole term on all the business done of about $300, or a shrinkage of tlie original capital from $1,000 to $700; hut it contained also u charge of $3,-131.60 for commissions on the several transac tions. At tills Miss Llvlugstou was first frightened, then Indignant, anil finally became stubborn. Sbe refused to pay, and was sued in consequence. AUGUST. LETTEB rB0MJ7ABErHGT0H. FROM OUR REGUIjAR correspondent. J Washington, D. G, April 16, 1880. To tub EnrroKor the Nbw North wiT: The interest felt in this country iu tbe vast funds accumulated In Europe through the various large unclaimed estates of many extinct families, is sur prising, and it exhibits Itself here in the shape of letters addressed to the President or the Secretary of State. The impression seems to he prevalent that our Government is in some manner bound lo look after the interests of such of its subjects. as may have some genea logical connection with these properties hence the numerous inquiries which reach the President or tlie Stale Depart ment. Recently the jocular inquiry was made in some of tbe newspapers, "Where Is the Kern family ?" aud with this the statemeut that the Holland Government owes the Kern estate, for moneys loaned it by that family over a hundred years ago, an accumulated principal and interest exceeding one hundred millions of dollars. Certai u members of this family settled In Penn sylvania, and, judging from what letters I have seen, I fancy that every person in the Uulled States named Kern, whose ancestors can be traced back to State, imagines himself entitled to a slice of the Dutch millions. -And yet, Colonel Sellers' castles in the air, with j "millions in them," have less of the j "insubstantial" than this legicy to the American Kern heirs. The Stale De- ' partmeut is constantly issuing passports 1 to those who go to Europe seeking fain- : ily title or estates. Yet, of thousands, who have gone for this purpose, not oue ! has succeeded In securing the slightest J recoguition. I receutly met one of. these, whose claim lo an Euglish lord- ship seems unquestionable ; hut tbe ; failure of the "younger sou," who came to Ibis country just after the war of 1812, to establish lilt right to succession prior to his death in 1S36, now ellectii- ally hsis his lineal heir from the enjoy meut of a place among tbe peers of tbat j country. Still his descendants dilate as glibly upon their blood ami rights as ' were their claims fully established. ' I The Senate has taken one good step in , appointing a commission to devise soniej plan by which the Immense losses of revenue tljrough the evasion of stamp taxes on cigars and manufactured to bacco may be prevented. The good toj flow from tiie labor of this commission ! wilt not much he in checking eva- slous at in showing that the reduction of the tobacco tax by the Forly-fotirlh ' Congie.-s win a grave error. Taking off this tax has not, in the slightest degree, . increased tbe consumption, as it was. claimed would be the result ; hence the j nine or n.ore millions of loss to the! revenue which has ensued should have tbe cause fully demonstrated and the original duty restored. The country cau welt nlloid to tax its luxuries. But I fear titul so 1 ug as such an article of prime necessity as matches must make up the deficit of million of revenue that should, by r jiht, be raised through du ties tipn whisl.y and tobacco, that the latter arlirles .f questionable necessity will continue to bear the lighter burden of taxation. It seems that the rowing match be tween Haitian ami Courtney, for the world's chanipiouship, is to take place at Washington. Tlie parties Interested agreed that all tbe requirements of a great contest like this could he had here, ami they have made a fortunate selection. They will have a line course, and cau rely Ukii full protection from interference of any kiud, and upon fair and houorable treatment alt round. No boats will be cut here. Hiid more people will witness the race than could have been assembled, perhaps, at any otber polut. The Potomac is admirably suited for rowing purposes. Tbe stretch from the bridge which spans the river at Georgetown down to the Long Bridge and return, cannot be surpassed in the whole couutry. Iu all the Presidential headquarters there is the greatest activity as well as the extreme of hopefulness for the vari ous candidates oh His part of the work ers. In a general canvass, I have met no supporter so lacking In enthusiasm as to admit the possibility of defeat of his leader, aud it is difficult to reconcile the discrepancy of statements made as to the delegates already elected In tbe States. Each candidate seemingly claims all these delegates, and I give up tbe conundrum as to which one will be the successful aspirant, hut appar ently the "Great Unknown" will win at both Chicago aud Cincinnati, aud I predict that neither of tbe three most prominently mentioned candidates of either party will be nominated. To he strong lu advance Is to be weak In the final eon l est, as was tile case with Mr. Seward In Ibbu, George II. Pendleton. In 1S6S, and Mr. Blalue in 1S76. Doit Pedro. linmts fob neiSE-cm.MAG Tints. One tiaras I wandered I han s mmniinin And saw a pooewonisu the picture ir gloom; She glared at ibff mad on her dnor-step-'twas ralnlttK, And this waa her w:i!I an ! wielded her nroora: "Oh, life Is a loll, nnd love N a tmulde. And beamy will lade, and sickness will Iter, Aad dsasures they dwindle, and prices luey And nothinx U what I wish it to be. "There's too mneb ol worrlment goes lo a bon . net; ThnM kin mn.t. r I . 1 . . .... Tnera's nothing that nays fur the tune yon VBtA AM If There's uothlug that's lasting hot trouble and dirt. "In March 'It is mud, and slush 1b Deeember Tbe midsummer breezes are loaded with dost: In Fail tha leaves litter in muggy September " " niwuuu luecanuiesucKS rust. "There are worms in tb cherries, and 1uks In And anta In tbe sugar, and mice In the r lea; j. nv nivvaii i apiuers no mortal supposes. And ravaging roaches and ntmmaglug dies. "It is sweeping at tlx, and ttiwting at seven ; It is victuals at eight, aud ilinties at nine; II is potting and panning from ten to eleven; We scarce break our tat till we plan how to dine. "With grease and with grime, fioui cent- r t center. Forever at war and forever alert. No rest for a day lest tbe enemy enter, I spend wj whole time in struggling with din. -bast night in my dreams I was stationed for ever On a bare little Isle In tbe midst of the sea; My only chance or lile was ceaseless endeavor To sweep on the waves ere tbey swept over me. "Alas! 1 was no dream, tor aain I behold It! Ijieid. I am helpless my lau- to avert!" She rolled dowa her sleeves, ber t-prou she miueu. Then she lay down and died, and wa n-led in dirt. Times Have Changed. Times have indeed changed uheu a clergyman of an Orthodox Calvinistle church", a Doctor of Divinity, in good and regular standing, can fearlessly put his name lo such an essay as the Rev. Dr. W. H. Ward-contributed in a late Independent. In this essay it is asserted in so many words, or clearly Implied, that some of the Pstlms are revolting to the instincts of Christian people, especially women; that the history, philosophy, and science of the 111 hie are alike faulty ; that the story of the crea tion autl fall of man in Genesis is not a record of actual occurrences, and that Paul, who accepted aud used it as his torically true, was mistaken. Tbe I lev. Dr. Ward has the con rage of his opin ions. Fancy with what faces ami feel ings his ecclesiastical ancestors, Ibe Puritan divines of early New England, would have read such woids as these : "We do know that a commandmeut given on Sinai assumes as a reason for working six days aud restiug on tbe seventh that God made the heavens and earth in six days aud rested on tbe sev enth ; but we know tbat this story is not historically correct. Tbe world was not made In six days ! " The question thus raised anew by tbe Rev.-Dr. Ward is of vastly greater im portance tbau that as lo the com para-j live merits aa translations of the Kinsri James version and the Revised Version over which some of his brother doctors are rather prematurely getting by the ears. Briefly, this light of Orthodoxy slHrms that the Bible is not to be wor shiped, but studied; that Its statements are not to be Implicitly received with auomuiverous faith, hut that tbe error is to be sifted out of the truth. And he sir! ms further that his opinions are shared by a large section of tbe most learned aud pious teachers of Orthodox American Protestantism. If he is right in this, the fact is interesting in Itself aod in its suggestions. Ex. What He Knew op English I heard u fuuuy story of a little Boston boy the other day, which I think has never been in print. His father had been amusing himself by teaching the bright little fellow several words aud phrases in a number of languages, so that he hod quite a reputation as a lin guist. An Englishman of some note dined with the family one day, and the child was much interested iu watching him and listening lo his conversation. ALer dinner, the guest took him ou bis knee with the remark : "I hear yoti know a great many lan guages; tell me how many you know." "Oh, I know French, aud German, and Italian, and t-i ni-h, and that is all." "But you know Euglish 1" ' "No; I dou't know English," he an swered, with a very positive shake of the head. "Yes-, yon do, certainly," persisted the Englishman. "I UII you I do not!'' replied the child, almost impatiently, very em phatically. "My papa knows English, f s'pose, but I only know two words in English." "And what are they ?" "'Oue and 'orse!' notion Tran tcript. C'oar3e Fiction for" Boys The blood and-thunder reading so frequently found In tbe hands of boys who ruu the elevators, or do errands, or have a few minutes to themselves iu the town and country, whether it eoucerns life au sea or land, does a swift aod disastrous work. The confession -of young Pome my was that the stories of successful crime first suggested to him the fearful crimes which he himself committed, anil be is not the first or only one who has been led to take up a cri tnlna! career from the fascination thrown around it by the writers of coarse fiction for boys. Hardly less mischievous Is the delusion wrought in boys' minds by fanciful pic lures of life at sea. Tbe romance of the story and the stark reality of life on board of a ship are two things widely apart. One of these deluded boys, on a school-ship.writing home, says: "There are three things a boy wants as soon as he gets to ecu first, to go home ; sec ond, n good square meal ; third, to get his fingers on the fellow who wrote 'Jack Harkaway.' " Something to re member, boys. "Now, children," said a Sunday school superintendent, who had been talking to his scholars about mm! nan. pie and bad people, "wheu I'm walking tu me street i speaK to some peisous I meet, and I dou't sneak to ntbera nn.i what's tbe reason?" He expected the iepij nuum up, uecause some are good and others nrn hml l.nt in hi. .iin. , ... .ti-i uiebuui- nture, the general shout was: "Because ouiuu are ricu auu otners are poor." tlST XISHT. ""' nhfht, within the little curtained room. n i ji. ,.V imiic awning ininuy citar, Kloom rHme S,,M,,S ibrough the v.Yn.J!?lU.ih' ,n' nen lore to hear: mine ' """ hands rlis-'d o, nil lliMn ttb.t ..a. ... Mere acOne! Bui yUr i.wer was hall aivi " " u i gnu s SJVS1 m.ucn to ,,nW: wealth enough To gild the future, and a path or . ane ' rut one whose way is somewhat dark and Tr twiawm . Itr. ' I. Aud something (was It love T) to keen astna. And nk n T.MM.i..na in M.h ... .. . 2zr7 AU ! then indeed my heart's resolve 1 knt?w Last night, last night. Let the world go. with all Its dross and UJ (In tarnn. lit. I)..-. . .. . j r "I wyuld be trebled twenty times mykel. "aVi!"! baok m. distinct anc And thrilled me with tbe pain of lewtd. Tbe present faded, but ,h pa? wa,"le. Last nigbt, !ai night. ft II others answered as I answered then c -iiwuiu iiLdi leai., percuance, ol oi : .ited Tbere would be truer women, nobler mi . i And fewer dreary homes and faithless Because I could not give you all my best . I s-ive you nothing. Judge me was I rieutv You may thank heaven that I stood the n -tt T .uat nlvhf las, nl.k. A Rich Thing about Editors ' Editors are usually wealthy.' tlie mau wllli a sample ease remarked. "Yes," I said, "thev are familiar with all the slang aud business phrases of the mouey mantel; lliey write about mill ions as ordinary meu talk about dollars: they build railroads; they organize miu i tig ami magnificent transportation com panies -with fabulous capital; thev de clare war without first consulting the Rolhtchilds, and if all the banks k. America were to fail to-morrow, tbey wouldn't be a cent poorer than they ar,-to-day. Yes, tbey are rich. TlieY asso ciate with the moneyed classes, they a; down at. tbe tables with kings, at . sometimes, in Happier, luckier moments, wiin sees; ti you want to borrow money go to the editor. He will turn to his advertising columns, and tell you when . you can borrow it. If you have mone to loan, rather than to see you sutler h- win borrow it of you himself. Rich He knows the secrets of the moneye 1 rings; he divulges the nlans autl scheai of the heavy operators to the people: I.- roars uimseil louder man tlie bulls, mir growls among Ihe bears; his voice h heard iu tbe temples of the mooes changers asking for money; he warbles nis nitie roundelay nut ou the curo stnne, in a melancholy minor key, when ne iioetri get it. un, yes, editors are rich. Wheu you want to spetid ad tbe money you have in this wide, wide, ide world, go to your lawyer; when you waut something done fur nothing, hie to your uew?pnper ofiice. Then, when you want to send some nsaa to Congress, send your lawyer, because yon can get along without bim." I i (Bused, and a profound, impressive silence filled the car like a dreua of peace. I looked around upon my atKtl et ce. It was asleep. Jiurdetle. Journalism (of the' respectable kind, we mean.) is surely iu the decline, rf we may judge by a number of ooc ex changes. Entire columns are nceunletl j by articles which in the iiihin only ' amount to "You're another." If news- paper men have quarrels, why not set tle them with one another like meu, in stead of bringing tip disagreeable facts, making them public aud dlsgustiug the public with their personalities, in which they eauuot take any possible interest? Let the people know that your papers are for them, instead of discussing per sonal spite, and yonr success will be in creased tenfold. There is a class of men, however, attempting journalism, from whose attacks the better class have to defend themselves. Better let their de grading mistakes recoil upon their own beads than to degiade youiSilf by no ticing them, Is our platform, ai d the public will sanction it by substantial support. Ex. A Powerful Disinfectant. Chlo ride of lead Is said to he tbe most power ful, safe, economical deodorizer and dls iitfeetsnt known. To prepare It for use oo a small scale, for ordinary purposes, ti-Ke half a drachm of nitrate of lead -tin! dissolve it iu one pint of hot water; u.h-oive two uraciiins oi common salt iu two gallons ol water and mix the solu tions; this forms a solution of chloride of lead. A cloth wet with this aud bung up iu a room nneu wiin leiltl atmos phere will sweeten It instantly: and'the solution thrown into a water closet, sink or drain wilt produce the same ef fect. Nitrate of lead is In dry crystals anil is sold according to quantity, at eighteen to tweuty five cents per pound, men wouiu mafte several Hundred gal lons of the solution of chloride at lead. Try it. A judge of one of the inferior courts of Virginia receutly grauted a divorce to a lady applicant, on the ground that her husband has joined the Republican party. The judge declared that the action of the husband in deserting Tiis friends and going over to the enemy "was iter fitly, the moral taiut of which she felt attached to him, and would probably exclude him from tha best so ciety in the State." A higher court, however, overruled this new pretext fur dissolving marriage ties, and a better excuse than Irreeoocilable di fie re noes of (Kilitical views must still he found for those vt ho wish to dissolve thegokien tie. Mrs fiarah T. it tlx l RuiurlnUn.l.ni of the Wisconsin Blind Asylum. She is a graduate ol Uberllu College. Iu 1874 tbe asylum burned down. Hsr husband, then Superintendent, diwl soon after the fire, and she was ap pointed his successor. She has managed everything nobly aud so Inexpensively that it is the most economically con ducted nublic insti ttltinfi 1,i tti. CI.,. - kJfcttkC she has done all this, superintending ,.n.,t auu reiurnisumg oi itie new botlding, besides taklngoare of her four children. There Is nothing like a young couple, about the age of 30, starting in life with fond hearts, clear heads, easy oon setetices and empty pockets. You have something to hope for, to work for, to live for ! Your early struggles with the crosses of this life will only bind you the closer to your young liuslaud or ardent and loving wife. The St. Helena Star thinks that while paper Is now expensive enough to be the fashionable Spring wear for ladies. A paper devoted to the sugar trade, and called tho Sugar Jleet, has just taken root In Philadelphia.