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i trn I .JA < ( y 4 IN A & lit; \é 0 rf ; ; y/ v.ü -Cj W F ! S! NUMBER 16. WILMIN GrTON, DEL., THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1867. Meet f oftrg. OLD FOLKS. Ah, don't be «orrowfnl, darling, And don't be sorrowful, pray ; Taking the year together, my dear, There Un't more night than day. 'Tin rainy weather, my darling, they heavily But taklug the year together, my dear, There iaa't more clouds I hau We are old folka now, my darling, Our heads are growing gray ; And taking the yoar together, my dear, Yon will always And tho May. Wo havo had our May, my darllug, is long ago ; And tho time of yoar Is coming, my dear, For the silent night and And God 1 h God, my darling, Of night as well us day, And we feel and know that w Wherever he leads the way. Aye, God or the night, my darling— Of the night of death so grim ; leads out of life, good wife, Is the gate that leads to Him. Ttae'a And I go The gate The Week. On Buuilay be serious : Nhuu aught deleterious. ■On Monday, for working, Don't businoMH be »hirkiug On Tuesday, continue, IV 1th brain and Hinew, On Wednesday, still labor, To " distance" your neighbor. Thursday, pursue It : Nhovv the world " how to do It," On Friday, don't weary : Work on, aud be cheery. On Saturday, financial, Get payment substantial. Au Appcnl for Ar«. Hextant of the raeetluoune, which sweeps la auppoaed to 1 aud makes fiera, And litea the gais, and aomothing leaves a In which case It amelia orful—worm And rluga the bel and tolea it when to the grief of pathea ; And for the aervaaea geta $100 per annum, Which them that thiuka deer, let em try It; Gctln up befoAr liar lite lu all weathara and Kindling fiera when the wether la aa cold Aa zero, and like aa not grean wood klndlena : l wouldu't be hired to do It for than lampile ; dyeB vlvlng parduera. and 1 kermodtllty than gold, which doan't coat nothing, than Anything except the Sole of Maun 1 I mean power Are, sextant, 1 mean power Are ! O it la plenty out of doors, ho plenty It di What on alrth to dew with itself, but fly« about Scattering leaven and bloiu off iuuu'h hatt» ; in Hhort, its "free But o sextant tu our church 1» scarce as piety, bank bills when agiuts beg for mlHchuns, Which anm aaye la pretty often (taint nothiHg t< What I give alnt nothing to nobody) hut o sextant, But o Sextant there Wlch.a Worth d< queer ugly, her dened, her gone pain ing against ness of the that u abet 600 men, wlmmen and children, Hpechally the latter, up In a tlte place, Home has bad breths, none Hint 2 awete, Home la fevery, i Aud aotno habit But every 1 on « Hay 60 times a mlult, has bad teeth, la acrolllus, si brecthea In <Ss ont and millinu and a half breths ng will a chnrchful of last at that Now how > be (lid r I ask you, say 16 mluita, Why then they must bruthe It all And then agin, and At leant gaiu. , till each baa took it do I times, and let it «p agin, aud wot'a i indlvidnllc don't have the prlvelidge The Of brethen his Each tako whatever comes Mm. lungs Is bellustiB, Ü sextant don't you know To bio the fire of life, aud keep It from belluaua bio without wind, Aud alut wind What signifies who preuebes if I Wats Pol ? Wats Pollua ? 't brethe 1 : ? Are Is for i scaur happy ling began wood, after and ded : Humi.- wliu I)ed for want of brethe Ï why sextant, when It'a only Aud , that's all. 't brethe , o aextunt let mo beg of you 2 let a little are luto our church. (Pewer are Is aertln proper for the pews.) Aud do it weak days, aud on Sundays And the are will come In of Itself ; (It loves And o how it will roua the people up And spirrtt up the tlie prcecher, and stop garps, And yawuH and flgglts as effcctool As wind on the dry bouns the Proftlt tells of. is) in whore V • had iield such them Some by iii) LITERARY NOTES. --The Daily Valette, published at Salt Lake, is likely to pass out of Gentile hands. —Bancroft defends himself, and the last volume of his history in the North Ameri can for April. —The Round Table suggests to Mr. G.P. Putnam the establishment of his once popu lar magazine— Putnam's Monthly. —The Dubuque (Iowa) Dally Herald is published by the firm of Ham & Carver. We presume it has no Jewish patrons. — H. R. Tracy, recently connected with Washington Republican, lias dissolved his connection witli that journal, and accepted a position on a Boston paper. —George Eliot, or Mrs.Lewes, tlie author of Felix Holt, the Radical, is recruiting health and genius in Granada, aud is delight ing iu the glories of the Alhambra. —Douald G. Mitchell—"Ik. Marvel"—has gone into business as Landscape artist, and proposes to prepare designs for the improve ment of country properly, parks, county seats, etc. — In the last number ot the Nation, the editor announces that they will not hereafter specially advocate the claims of tlie colored race, the rights of the black man having been secured by law. —The New York Gazette hears that Mrs. Mary Clemmer Ames is about to republish her gossippy Washington letters to the In dependent and Springfield Republican. They will make a delightful volume, and will find numerous readers. —The following item is traveling through the country:— W. F. G. Shanks, of the New York Her ald, is the author of the articles in Harpers' monthly on "How we get our news." Mr. Shanks lias not been connected with the Herald since last December. He is now attached to the editorial corps of the Har per's establishment. —One singular fact, says Young's History of the War, in connection with the death of Mr. Lincoln, is, that waB ever held taken a single person aceused of connection with it, ever brought iuto a court of law ; there to this day any legal testimony what ever us to the manner of his death,the cause of it, or who killed him. —Dickens, according to Dr. Mackenzie of Philadelphia, is certainly coming to this eountry. The doctor adds : " He is in treaty with two parties, one in New York aud the other in Philadelphia, to come hither toward the close of the summer, and remain six or seven months here, giving readings—drama tic readings they might be called—from his own writings. Tlie idea of his New York lessee is that he should commence toward the end of the fashionable season at Sara toga, Long Branch, and Cape May, and sub sequently go through the principal cities of the Union. " It in otic had bly for coroner'8 inquest his body; no legal evidence to the manner of his death,nor was ♦ his [PROM THE I'EOI'LE'S magazine.] Yet lmt ges AN KN«LI8I1 STORY. iL MR. WYNYARD'S WARD. BY HOLME LEE. " BYI.VAN ITKlt." .t's dau AUTHOR ,CHAPTER I. MISTLETOE A NO HOLl.Y-BERRIKS. Whenever the Wynyards Indulged In a sentimental retrospect during the period of their adversity, they always dated the begin ning of. the end from that merry Christmas which they spent at Brackenfield just before their Aunt Millicent of all ter ed Life at married. Eastwold was narrow and monotonous ; lmt they were young then, and the advancing shadow had not yet grown palpable enough to eclipse their natural sunshine, the children come," wrote dear old grand mamma Hutton; and they all went—Fran cis, Anna, Geoffrey, Maurice, Lois, and Penelope Croft, their father,s ward. They often thought afRTwarda how selfish they lmd been, how craving of a little pleas ury. The questiou of ex pense, debated with grave animation up-stairs and down, and other questions, less prosaic but not serious, touched them scarcely at all. Sonic experience and a vast deal of imagination had exalted grandpapa's house into a place of paradisaical delights, in contrast «with which home appeared a dreary desolate dulness brooded in season and out of season. " Let us go J do let us go !" nlng,noon,and night ; a»ij they heard nothing pathetic in nurse's iron ical rejoinder, " Ay, go, go ; leave us.— Leave father and mother to keep Christmas alone. Go your ways,an' be happy. Y ou'rc like young hears—you've got all your trou bles before you." On the day of their departure Eastwold was awake and up early, aud the noise of children's feet and voices, to and fro in the house in eestusy, never ceased until they were warmly packed into the old yellow chariot, and ready for a start. Papa and mamma waited on the steps to see them off, and as the lank posters trotted down thé avenue, the sun shone Upon a bunch of rosy faeeB dressed to the window, nodding and shouting joyous good-byes until they were out of sight. No sense of unoaslness smote any ot them, even at that last moment, exr cept Penelope, who had chosen to ensconce herself all alone in the rumble., She queer little sensitive creature, pathetically ugly, and older by a year or two than any of her guardian's family. Her short nose red dened, and a few tears winked furtively in her largo brown eyes ; but before they had gone a mile on the road, the impression of pain she had caught from those figures,stand ing on the threshold forsaken, yielded to the consolation of leafless branches, clear traced against the pale blue sky, and to the tender ness of frostwork on reed and fern uudor the glittering hedges. It recurred now and then throughout the Journey, like the sad refrain of an old ballad, but the story-part betw( the echoes was romantic and fanciful, and that mysterious undertone haunted her to ill-purpose. Over hill aud dale, " Let all a waste, wile as their cry, 1 • and windy scaur for two aud twenty miles rattled the happy children, laughing chattering, quarrel ling like a nest of pies ; and when the sun began to sink behind the sombre Bracken wood, they caught a glimpes of grandpapa's chimneys amongst the cedars. Ten minutes after they were all being kissed and cuddled and (lanced up and down in the great hall, loiv : flaw iu their welcone, sav spoken regret from grandmam had not brought her " Mary" with them and "poor papa." They talked about tlmt visit to Bracken iield for long and long after—it such genuine good cheer. A sketch that made from the iii) that they Salt a bit of ,'ent with them iu all their subsequent wanderings.— the merest scratch, but they knew it. Some of tlie windows were indicated only by a single stroke, others were omitted alto gether, seeming wlmt they really were—heavily mul lioned, and with little leaded hexagonal panes, emblazoned in the topmost compart ments with the armorial bearings of all tho family connexions for a score of generations back. It or his of his that stayed :*k hew " cis, sters stood It Ji made auy effectual pretence at white Pennie ancient house, but there were not tlie gaps in the walls tlmt occurred in Frauds^ handiwork; neither were the trees that overgrew it such flourishes of ex otic foliage, but massive firs and cedars, and dark ranks of yews, old almost sinuous line in the background had to stand. An out-of-the-world place it , and, in time of snow, cut off inexora bly from neighbors ; but, filled with those who w out Seemed eyes, recede a the hills for which so dipt dosed made veil as kin, it was as heart could desire to kind breath of as back cheerful a house spend a CliriBtin&s season in. First, there was Squire Hutton himself— gouty, good-humoured, and generous ; then there tlie dame, comely and mirthful at sixty as at sixteen ; there was the eldest sou John, with his wife Theodora, and tlieir leash of riotous boys ; there were Ellen and Graco, with their rival gill-babies and re spective husbands, Captain Blake and Sir Andrew Goodwin ; there to seen old Unde up, the world, and pensioner'in the Tom Christopher who had lived now at free-quarters, house where he was born ; there w Martineau, a sort of qpusin, who bail travel led east and travelled west from youth to grey hairs, and always stayed his weary feet at Brackenfield between his wandering jour neys ; and lastly there was Millicent, the youngest daughter, very fair iu her ded summer beauty, with a love-story to point a moral for the behoof of any fantasti cal maiden tempted to throw happiness •ay iu a fit of caprice or pride, as she had done. At eighteen Millicent had been a lovely, spoilt girl, but rich in the charm that wins love. And many loved her—most of all Mi chael Forester, the younger son ot Sir Gil bert Forester, her father's liest friend und nearest neighbor, and after a breezy wooing they became engaged. Michael w free und easy ; it w have won her, but having w aud was thankful. eil- 1 the to Perhaps he trusted her | frnnb a triumph for him to her, he rested I by nature exacting ; for too well, who w his cheerful assurance she construed, first, iuto indifference, and then into neglect. Pride sealed her lips, but every change it made her heart ice to think of, she assumed as come already. When the time drew near for tho fulfilment of her promise, she broke it. Michail was mortified beyond expres- sion, and all the world of their acquaintance declared that Millicent Hutton had behaved Her punishmeut was not •grot. extremoly ill. light, rings of love, slmme, pride, •li in turn pierced her to the quick. Mi ller decision, and went it to ber ? he Set •quiesced i chad his way ; north, south—what Yet wherever lie went he carried lier heart with him, and that perhaps everybody knew lmt himself. The lapse of. time had brought many chan ges in and about Brackenfleld si Mary, the oldest daughter, married eight years before to Mr. Wyuyavd of Eastwold, had entered on a course of suffering such as but very imperfectly understood in her father's house. John had married, not am ;li to his liking, and the his life In In ter, her •e flier. a biliously, but only other dia. Helen and Grace had g lmd laid dow to homes vas left of of their own, and Millicent alone all their, cliildre dame. At tho Grange old Sir Gilbert F ter had died, and anot her Sir Gilbert resign ed in his stead, but Michael never came lawk, je in a remote ith the Squire and the in As her fitful pViflo take have bei tended and buried, It was not the joyous story shall be set forth lude to her own longer and more varied chronicle. ; of in of •t him Tom Martine village to Algeria, lion hunt afterwards parted and ways, but other tidings Mflllcant had none. •here they joined in a ith a vagrant Scotch laird, and rent their several ed •a down, ]ier cluir rlch muturlly. To haye her from Brackenlielil now would fo take away Ils sunshine ; and the Squire looked with discouragement dub swuin who was tempted to cast Uncle Christopher as a paradox of constancy, and that she w ■ter ripened to any a hope towards her. quizzed her said often saving up for Mi cliael Forester yet; but. ah! well-a-day! just three years after she had sent him from her, hts letters home ceased. Fr time till now—an interval of seven rumor had brought no news of him. Sir Gilbert Forester had entered into possession of his brother's lands, and had put up in the chancel of Brackenfleld Church a mar ribed to his memory. He was that ble shield i counted amongst the dead, but all else was mystery ; and her friends spoke low before Millicent, when they speculated had probably perished In torrid wild— how lie j far-away •opt, unpitied, by strangers bis return in reality, and home tuok place duflug the ^movable visit of the East\yold children to grandpapa's house, and made a permanently happy and hopeful impression on Mr. Wynyaid's ward, pre When the children and grandchildren were at Brackenfleld for Christmas, the great hull was the favorite gathering-place of the fami ly, and the fittest place, with its portraits in every panel, and its fires of Yule-logs blaz ing at either end. On Christmas Eve, in the afternoon, they Geoffrey aud Maurice, Phillip, Jimmy and .lack, Anna and Lois, tiny Popple and tod dlhig Nell—six boys tinder fifteen, and four girls under twelve. Oh, Babel ! oh, glori eonfusion ! amf tlieir elders all enjoying it. In the midst of the 11« nil three—Francis, s a hv«ap of green boughs, amongst which the merry little folks were culling the richest in scarlet berries, and bunding them up to Robin the gardener, who was decking the walls. until twilight, when •ly done, and there arose a question about hanging up tin- mistletoe ; but behold ! when the young ones looked out for the ; to he fourni. No niistle The ork Till in mistletoes there w mistletoe? Christmas Kve, and toe ! By all means let Robin go and cut some before the dark falls ! Robin protested that he had put more than enough into the cart, and unless the kltéhcn wenches had stolen it there it must be still ; so the big boys rushed away through intri cate passages to the back door, Aunt Milli cent and Penelope Croft following with Lois, * of a girl who was in immense •nt about the absent mistletoe. railing, with a and that it. only alto mul tho a little gr excite There they found the cart smoky lantern dangling at the shaft, and a stiff-set lad at the horse's head, thrashing himself with long flail-Ulce of to keep up There was a windy gloom •th quarter of the house, and the girls his vital beat. that stayed within the porch while the gardner's :*k through out to the boys tlie last green hew and holly. " Here it is, here's mistletoe ! " cried Fran cis, ami dashed off with all tho other young sters pursuing. But Millicent and Penelope stood transfixed at the apparition of a frozen from the Ji at white face which peered up at the darkness beyond the cart—such a lace Pennie lmd never se there eithor iu the body or her short life before. It jeiug, stony the ex out of the body i Seemed to gaze at them with and then to'turn and turn away, and at from a toll recede into the purple gloom, but with never a sound of footstep or rustle of raiment, and lost iu the blackness of the thick rail. Millicent's hand so Wi dipt yews by the dosed on Pennie's with a dutch that almost made her cry out for pain, aud drawing her rhispered, "It was Pennie did not breath with a sob, she Michael Forester's face !" believe in ghosts, but she was mortally afraid of them ; aud her heart beat loud and thick as they hurried through the dark passages back to the ruddy fire-sliinc of the hall. •as greeted by a Tliolr rushing entrance general outcry. "What's amiss? You look if you had ghost," said Captain Blake, Helen's "If you have a y ;'b the witching time o'niglit. Come Quixote, let us hear it." "We lmv wering with touth-a-chatter to many names her grotesque little phiz had earned her. "But it is a night bitter cuougli to bleach tlie red out of not seen a to tell sailor spouse. up, to to Mi Gil und " said Pennie, y ï of tlie your face, sir." He "That's light, Pennie, give it 1dm. 1 grows more Itko beet-root every day," cried the Squire, and made room for lier In the midst of the circle. Robin the gardener ob served that there would be a fall of snow Everybody echoed his lucky it had held else Brackenfield before morning, prediction, and said it Wt off over Christmas Eve, o v (loubt st have lacked many guests, less set off upon their dark and windy way to join in the revels with which Squire Hut ton always kept that festival. At half-past five rang the dressing-bell, I ,'ay trooped young and old to make j j of and themselves gay for tlie dance that w Penelope w her | Milllccnt's most enthusiastic admirers, and her adoration pleased even while it amused the woman of sorrowful experiences. They room, and this ar to to I follow the dinner. for first, had agreed to occupy rangement was now felt to be very eonsola- Millicent looked little in the mood it near broke tory. for Christmas fun, and Pennie, to cheer her, vented a few orthodox reflections on the tricks of fancy. "Ever since Michael Forrester ceased to write home I haye believed him dead," was which winter and Milliecnt she nie expanse that December their ground a shrill hie to their down ride, park being neglected that home was since and meant grounds, stead. dinner in hand ceut tho rustic and house, windows lent, house been and lay wind west left like turned from to early glow cold. bailiffs his they sec fire, like turn "I have felt, too, that if I should not fear him." Not him ! Yet she clung close to Pennie they went down stairs to the guests who were already assembling.. Throughout the dinner the dismal shad haunted Bennie's mind. Mirth, laugh all thrown Milllcent's reply. he cj ■ In Set ter, turkey, plum-pudding, away upon iter. Uncle Christopher rallied her in vain. Was she in love? Was she in • auy other difficulty ? She had not her quiver, and Milli ! silent case. It debt, a single retort left i In the easier in the hall afterwards, were so many, the children we tuons, that a seccder or tw versai din was not missed, couutry-danee was set with thirty couples ro left out, and ensconced thomsolvcs me of the deep window recesses. It was old custom at Brackenfield, when any •ent w There there •c bo tumul than from the When the first they we in the going on, to le •rrymaking curtains undrawn, that t)ie village tolks at the dancing. They had may look i availed themselves of the chilly privilege this occasion, and when the two girls euter jeess several rustic visages drew rindow, ed the back, and retreated to another Where there were their view sitters-out to intercept ever so Jong Äjilfleeqt and Populo watched the brisk evolutions qf the maze ; admiring how the Squire went down the is actively ,'eet little granddaughter Lois, and how his dear dame threaded the needle with frisky Phil, her eldest sou's eldest hope. This V if he ft) twenty •ith the children's dance—rare fun,too; done they all kissed their and when it w partners under the mistletoe, aud were then hustled off to supper of custard and cake, to bed ; while the ancients, having gallantly accomplished an annual duty,were permitted to retire to whist ; aud the multi tude, who \ycro children grown qp, kept the night alive with reels, cotillions, and more formal quadrilles. What a pretty, happy picture In was ! The panelled walls blazing with light,the solemn ancestry looking down from their garlnnded frames, dignified, demure, and prim— eountry dances in their day, Ladies' Toilet, or and If there were no Hunt the Slipper, Kiss-in-the-ring, or oaken aud aie at Christ time when^cy were lads and lasses.— Ah ! the old ■generation shows wonderfully wise when it lives only in effigy ! Those airy figures that flitted in gossamer to and fro in the shining hall are sober enough now, and their agile partners arc considerably heavier on the wing. But they were merry under the mistletoe that Christmas uiglit, and if they have given way to another generation, tum-about is but fair play—us to-day» you to-morrow, all of us very s mas yesterday ! Millicent and Penelope bore their part in the (lance again and again ; but just before supper they found themselves tlie window recess. They talked a little,and then looked out into tlie night, tofrsee if it r, when again mates in farm, was j more iu lmd kept its promise of s that spectral visage met them, eyes to eyes. iustaut ouly—they saw it, aud it was gone ! They both started which Pennie left no more until she went in Her escort was Tom Martineau, of For ! ray to the hearth, to supper. who said, inquisitively, "Tliero is something you aud Milly—what is it ?\ up betw Pennie " Grieving over spilt milk—just like wo men," rejoiued he. Millicent sat oppos white as her white dress, hut talking nerv ously fast, and laughing far more than was lier wont, under the surprised observation of others besides Tom Martineau. if the great Christinas pastry and tlie boar's head never would be cut up if the toasts aud speeches But there i ed negro lous ed negro, livery tlie 30 tes, of by city the £50 tory its for ered, "Nothing." to Hio.il, her flu e ; It seemed a and eaten; never would be done, to everything under the moon as well der the sun, and that famous supper came to a dose at last, and with it the night's cho end a quered festivities. Millicent and Pennie were amongst the earliest to beat n retreat to tlieir room. For hour they sat talking by the fire, but ns s they got into.bed Penuie fell into the up soon sleep healthful weariness. She had not slept long, however, before she w by the sound of voice the window, and then the stilly darkness of the Christmas morning was broken by a loud sung carol. Both she and Millicent peep out at the waits, the lawn. Snow the rakened tlie terrace under • Iu ,'ho stood in a ring ,-as falling, and the ditn that lantern they carried gave a light to Pennie not a face was discernible. But when they had watched about a minute, Mil licent dropped the curtain, with a shudder ing cry tlmt Michael Forester was amongst the singers. The night got over somehow—Penuie even slept—hut when they made their appearance at breakfast, and everybody else a happy Chiistmas, Millicent's pale cheek and nerv eyc could not escape anxious remark from the dame ; but nothing ailed her, save the drowsy conse quences of a disturbed niglit, she w aloue. Ouly Uncle Christopher quizzed her a little, and prophesied that Brackenfield would hear of something to astonish it l»y and-by—anew lover perhaps—who could toll ? During the prayers in church lie re garded her too with a mischievous iutclli Pennic walked home with him after or It and and best his her was not she presisted tlmt up thick hall. a let had Come had gence. service, in stern, silent displeasure, and was not propitiated when he bade her smooth down her prickles for a little fretful procu pine. She would have liked to consult him about tlie ghost, but there w ment iu his rallying tone to enter tell encournge so seri tlie theme Round the blazing Yule-logs after diuner somebody proposed stories ; and nerve-thril sir." ling legends, new and old, were recounted until Pennie's turn came, and found her He cried the ob snow his held dumb. Tom Martineau asked if she htul splritunl reminiscences to narrate, when Uncle Christopher answered for her : "Not she, the little infidel, she believes iu noth ing!" on which she looked guilty, and qua vered out, No, she did not—expecting the pliantom-facc to confront her with tlie wick ed equivocation on her lips. She wished bed-time were twenty years off, yet when it came to good-uight, Uncle Christopher, us (loubt way Hut I if he uncannily divined her thoughts, whis make j pored: "Donthe atraid, Pennie; the ghost is shut up in the kitcheu-clock, and won't j of molest you if yon say your prayers." He ; equally irreverent speech to make to Millicent, who had a sad sleepless night of it. Penuie dropped her head on tlie pil low, and knew nothing more till morning, when she woke and amused They ar to liad eonsola- mood hale and sprightly that she was half in a mind to deride the vision, her, the while Millicent's wearied nerves were more than ever sensitive to impressions of pain and terror. There was a beautiful walk in summer down one of tho rides through the wood to was which skirted the Forester estates, but in winter it was commonly avoided as damp and dismal. After luncheon, however, when Milliecnt invited Bennie to turn out with her, she proposed going in that direction. Pen nie consented, but not cheerfully. The open expanse of the park would have been pleas anter—looking forward to the haunted hours that would soon be upon them in the short December day. Under the firs, ladened with their frozen white Christmas fruitage, the ground was clear, but the wind whistled with a shrill music such hie to hear sitting in a cosy chimney-corner jets you in the teeth. With their cloaks drawn close and their heads bent down they battled against it to the end of the ride, and across a meadow doited with fine park timber. Park in a fashion it was still, being only divided by a sunk fence from the neglected gardens of tho Lodge—the place that would have been Millicent Hutton's home had she married Michael Forester. It was uninhabited now, and bad been since he left England, except by the bailin' and his wife. 8ir Gilbert, it was reported, meant now to destroy the pretty pleasure grounds, and to turn the place into a farm stead. The change had been spoken of at dinner the night before, as likely to he taken in hand when the frost broke up, ami Milli ceut wished to sec the gardens again before tho desecration began. They entered by a rustic gatu and bridge across the sunk-fence, and comiug round from the back of the house, strayed tlong abroad walk below the windows of the principal r lent, shuttered, and dark. What a melancholy place is a deserted house 1 The dead leaves had apparently been allowed to gather the autumn through, and the snow now covered them where they lay in drifts along the foot of the wall. The wind had torn away the ivy from the south west corner of the house, where it had been left hanging and Happing In the wild gusts like a flag of distress. It was not until they turned round by the cast end that they came any cheerful signs of habitation. Then from a wide, unscreened window, belonging to what was Michael Forester's study in his early (lays of possession, they saw a ruddy glow streaming abroad into the winter's cold. Pennie would have avoided the supposing it to be occupied by some of the bailiffs family ; but Millicent wanted to his wife, and passing close by the wiudow, they involuntarily glanced in—glanced in to sec the tall figure of a man reading by the fire, and to see that awful grey face, like death than ever, lift itself up and slowly turn to look who came between him and the fast-fading light of the afternoon. TO 11E OOSTINUEp. the ly bin. it is far more agreea by river, ced stolen ry than when it how one for horse head table live of ver ■ all si lay on This and That. it it —Tlie Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle esti mates the number of the disfranchised classes in that State at 8,772. —The property known as tlie Gold Ridge farm, in Prince William oouuty, Virginia, was disposed of the other day, to G. A. Wiieelock, for $98,000, or $100 per —George Thompson is to accompany William Lloyd Garrison to the anti-slavery convention which meets tlie ensuing summer of —The Rev. M. D. Conway, who deliver ed the discourse at the burial of Artemus Ward, in England, is a native and former resident of'StaHbftl county, Va. —The New Orleans Picayune puls the negro equality question thus : " It is redicu lous for any one to pretend that he is lower ed or disgraced by going to tlie polls with a negro, when he crowds in at the general de livery with him to get a letter at the post office." —It is said tliat Messrs. Spiers <k Pond, tlie contractors, lately despatched 00 pretty English girls to Paris to serve in the saloous ; 30 were blondes, and were for the English department ; tlte remaining 30 were brunet tes, und were for the American department. —A notorious pickpocket has sued the police commissioners of Memphis in the sum of $10,000 for damages done Ills character by parading him through the streets of that city with a placard on his shoulders bearing the title of " Pickpocket aud Thief." —The British Auti-Tobacco Society oilers £50 for tlie best approved essay ou the His tory and properties of tobacco, nml on its physical action on the human body, through its various modes of employment ; and £50 for the bt*st approved essay on the moral, social and economical results of the use of tobacco. to ns of Iu the her l»y re after —One of the best of our extempore preachers affirms tlmt he sometimes, iu his best hours, loses all conscious hold upon his mind and speech, and while perfectly sure that all is going on well in his attic, it seems to him tlmt somebody is talking up ,'onderiug tlmt fellow is who is there ; and lie catches himself who under the tlmt at such a rate. driving — 1 The Petersburg Index not only gives up aU hopes of justice to the South from the present generation, but despairs also of posthumous appreciation. " It is plain to easy task for the Southern States to obtain, in the let see," it says, "that it will be •hioli is judgment of posterity, the justice their due." Acted a pedler Thomas —A Welsh jury .which c named Jones of murdering Watkins, at Abcrdare, "intended to re mend him to mercy, but being somewhat distracted through differences of opinion whether they should find him guilty at all, forgot tlie recommendation." —When the New York democratic was him seri diuner ventlon voted to exclude all the city dele gates but those from Tammany, a correspon dent says that the Mozarters, with Mr. Ben Wood, in funeral array and witli solemn stops inarched out of the hull, uttering language which, if not profane, certainly could not be considered sacred. her when "Not noth qua the wick wished it us ay, writing from London in regard to American newspaper correspon dents abroad, says : "Indeed, American cor respondents are getting the reputaii being in league with all the potentates of Europe. Smalley of the Tribune came over here, went war was going familiarly with Bismarck, and presently at headquarters, while Edward Dicey, aud other correspondents of the London press tediously disintaugling the endless red tape worm which held them in Berlin until was nearly over. 'When the King of Italy visited Venice, Coffin ("Carle-ton") was there takiug uotes not three yards from him ali the time, while G. A. Sala, repre senting the London Telegraph, sitting grandly in a gondola with two ladies was gnashing his teeth at the police, who kept him at bay a half-mile from tlie center of in terest, —Mr. C( 01 whis ghost won't He make night pil morning, to Beilin while the German ih at ting , and w the that vision, more pain summer wood ple, lie L. event Boston life the sas for with rence strong the ly, from than he State. • ments, was .'» class and tiful sixty ance hand of the great in This and That. —Montreal hail a snow storm last Friday. —Petroleum Centre has a fire engine but nobody to work it. —A young lady the sights of Memphis. —The State of Virginia has agency in London. —The conservative papers in Texas general ly recommend acquiescence in the Military bin. e of •n feet high i emigrant —Pittsburg, Pa., recently sent a steamer by water four thousand miles to the Missouri river, and the Montana mining districts. —Hon. Myer Strouse, M. C\, has had pla ced in his hands, for return to the owner, a stolen ring belonging to Jeff. Davis. — 1 The convicts in the Alabama penitentia ry at Watumpka are being hired out to work the railroads of the State, —" Worth makes the man," that is pruc tieally, the man's respectability depends upon how much he is worth.—[Ale.] —They have a man at Old Lynne, Conn., one hundred and three years old, who voted for English the other day. —A man in Mount Holly, N. J., killed his horse tin* other day by striking him on the head with his fist. —Two hundred thousand dollars were ap propriated by Wisconsin this year for chari table purposes. —Boston appropriates seventeen thousand live hundred dollars to celebrate the Fourth of July. —Three negroes were lynched at Fort Scott, Kansas, lately, on account of supposed murders. —The Jews are contemplating the estab lishment of an insurance company in New York with a ]arge capital. —Wisconsin supports one hundred and thirty-three newspapers—eighty-five repub lican and forty-eight democratic. —Au agriculturist advises all gardeners and r to extermi orchard attendants to begi nate the caterpillers. —They propose,at the Saratoga Springs,to lay pipes to New York oity so that the water may be brought fresh. —The vicissitudes of life were illustrated on a short street in Roxlmry, Mass., Fast Day, where a marriage, birth and death took place in tlio same hour. —The house carpenters of New York have struck for four dollars per day, and a great many of the bosses have acceded to their terms, of to not of is are is —:An idle fellow, who has been making the names of public men, says anagrams the best he can do with Saulsbury is—Salu liryus. —The fires produced by the great colliery explosion in Virginia are still burning, and it is believed they cannot bo extinguished inside of three weeks. —Boy's idea of having a tooth drawn may be summed up us follows: "The doctor hitched fust before it killed —Harriet Beecher Stowe is reported as so delighted with Florida that she has purcha sed a place to take up her residence there. —Paris has upward of eighty free schools, employing more limn two hundred fournie teachers, and educating annually some fifteen thousand poor girls. —The contec-dame. is a native of Eng land ; tho waltz of Germany ; the galop came from Ilungury, and the origin of the schottische is unknown. —It is said the Great Eastern, which arri ved at New York a week ago, crossed the Atlantic with a hole in her large enough t«» have sunk an ordinary steamer i il, pulled his best, and just e the tooth came out," St. John's river, and intends a de ; the that His its £50 of hour. —Unusual good order is said tocliaracter at present. The removal ize New Orle of Mayor Monroe and other officers by Gen. Sheridan created disturbance. —An eminent statistician says " of the twenty-nine thousand lour hundred and eighty young ladies iiad the misfortune to fall o •ho fainted last year, (»nly soventc the floor." make his np îother book, —Henry Morford will before the public l pearaii entitled " Over the Sea," portions of which have already been published In the Home Journal. —The burning of tlie body of tlie late great occasion. Over ritnessed the ceremonies. King of Siam was 00,000 people which were of a most magnificent and impo sing character. his upon it up is —On the lust anniversary of the birth of Prince Imperial, the Emperor of the French granted pardons to eighteen condemned criminals, und commutations of punishment to twenty-seven others. —W. Hepwoith Dixon's New America lias reached its fifth edition i great number of copies have be this country. approach to justice has been done the United States by English writ era. gives the of to task the England. A sold iu It is the first instance where —A ('apt. John Powell, of Brooklyn, pro •ean in June next, in a poses to cross the twenty-six by seven feet vessel, without sails dud is r to be • steam—tbe motive pc d turning pedler all, lir of side mill attached to wheels. I 1 » jw building in New York is arble front,fire —Bonner's to be five stories high with proof, and the publication of tlie Led, situated at the corner of S| •ith every accommodation for It is to bo ee and William dele Ben stops be streets. —Albert Pike says Andrew Jackson was dictator and domineered over Congress be cause the populace was at his back. An drew Johns nlficancc because tlie populace is at the back of Congress. In a little while lms subsided into feeble insig one will be in cor of over at aud press red until King from repre sitting was kept of in s to do him revere poor —The Pull Mall Gazette refers to tlie for I'!; mer connection of John Stuart Mill affairs, and udds : "It is among the 01 Indit speculations of the day that, in tlie event of the reconstruct ion of a liberal inistry, Mr. German the coun Mill may be again offered a seat ii cil of India—at the head of the table." ting —In the New York Assembly, a bill has been introduced to regulate the scale ot'rents of dwelling houses in the triet. The Express moves an amendment that all live rent free, and that all landlords opposed thereto shall be guilty of a mis- - -ordingly. —A Yank«. -jUb. in jaws of a whale, but wus finally rescued, badly wounded. On being asked what he thought while in that situation he replied: "I thought he would make about forty barrels." •tropolitnn dis- demeanor and punished Obllanry-Héori» L. K team». Thousands of earnest uml benevolent peo ple, everywhere throughout the country,will lie saddened to hear of the death of George L. Stearns, of Boston,-one of the most kind hearted men in the nation. This melancholy event took place at New York, on Tuesday evening last of congestion of the lungs. The Boston Advertiser says ;— of our citizens, not in strictly public life were so widely known as this energetic laborer for radical reform, the most prominent and liberal friend of Kan sas in tile early and dark days of the struggle for that territory, and went into the cause with his whole soul, from a rooted abhor rence of slavery. He formed at that time a strong friendship with John Brown, and in the investigation at Washington after the Harper's Ferry allair, if we remember right ly, Mr. Stearns was summoned as a witness from whose examination more was expected than was actually obtained. During the war he was an indolatigablc laborer for the gov ernment, and it was one of the most singular episodes of his life that he was sent into Teu s a major in tin; adjutant-general's department, to raise black troops, Andrew Johnson then being military governor of the State. At the close of the struggle Major Stearns began at once to agitate for impartial suffrage, and for this purpose undertook an • distribution of papers and docu ments, which resulted in his establishing the weekly paper culled the Bight Way, which was only recently discontinued, and of which .'» 0,000 copies were distributed in some weeks. Besides his activity in the questions »wing out of slavery, Major Stearns had wide interest in public discussions of fi x' and currency. His philanthropy and generosity were not limited by any speeial class of considerations, but in every humane and liberal work he w r as a zealous and boun tiful co-oporator. Major Stearns i sixty years of age. Ilis personal appear ance (lid not indicate this, but on the other hand he had for some time shown the signs of overtasked strength and of delicate if not decaying health, The vast amount of toil which he imposed upon himself in his en thusiastic labors for others, in addition to the cares of a business in which he lmd amassed a large fortune, was plainly too great for him."' Ilis funeral took place from his residence in Medford, on Friday afternoon. Among those present were George Thompson, William Lloyd Garrison and Italph Waldo Emersou, the last of whom, as well as the ministers present, spoke in testimony of the personal worth of the deceased. be the of Fc He was one of said to have been about Tlic LlneN Heiner Drawn. The Washington Star, organ of Mayor Wallach, and the less rabid Democracy says : " Too sudden and wholesale a conversion of the lately defeated Southern malcontents to Republicanism would be ßuspicious, aud not nearly as hopeful for the political future of the South, as the indications that their change of attitude in reference to negro suf frage and other questions involved i scheme of reconstruction under the military bills, is being gradually aud painfully accom plished, and meets with considerable opposi in whom the old rebel spirit is still unconquered. The press and people are taking sides for aud against reconstruc tion, and every day the dividing line is being more sharply defined. In Richmond, the Timen may be taken as the exponent of the impracticable, hard-headed school of old logy politicians, while the Whig represent tliefr opponents. The Impracticable^ continue to stultify themselves, as they have always done, in every possible way. Thus they tell the co lored man " we are your only true friends," while at the same time they boast of Demo cratic triumphs on "great national issues," said issues generally amounting to just this of whether these dear colored friends shall vote or not. is dceei iL'' lion fr Nobody, white or black, ived, however, consequently there * •h damage done. Besides the! •o thinning- ovary day, nml this highly re spectable clufis of old fogies will ere long be extinct, or live only in the pages of the his torian, whose mission it shall be to write the story of the " good old times," when class distinctions were not swept away, and one means as good as an is white a skin, and a not ,-as not, by any other unless lie lmd pocket as well lined with cash. [From tlie Now York Times.J re of the Nineteenth rnfiiry. DtilitYYI of the extreme It is doubtful if any Southern or Southwestern Stales is so far be hind the average civilization of the age as the little State of Delaware. Properly speak ing Delaware is riot a Southern State, bntno greater insult could be offered its citizens than a intimation that they are Northern, or belong even to the middle range of Common wealths. In all matters pertaining to educa tion, in oublie spirit and in average culture, Delaware is sadly behiud her sister States of all sections, but noticeably distanced by her immediate neighbors. R has been argued by certain apologists that Delaware is unfortunate in geographical situation and political complication ; that •mber of the cen tral belt, lly sympathy and personal inter course and individual interest she is more Southern than anything else possibly this •what to do with the present unsettled condition of her business interests and politi cal parties, but neither it nor any other cause can be doomed an excuse for tin; retention upon her statue books of a law which sanc tions the use of tlie pillory and the lash. In ordinarily reputable communities the beating of a horse is frowned upon, the strik ing of a child excites indignation, but the whipping of a woman is deemed a crime. Iu Delaware, however, the active and public use of the whipping-post and lash is indulged; under tlie sanction of the law. Black and black women are to this day publicly punished in the very capital of tlie State, and stone's throw of the Legislative cultli. But to their •bile bv latitude she is 1ms s of within Halls of the C credit be it noted tlmt in the indulgence of this peculiar institution the citizens of ibis Stale are at least impartial, for they likewise the public square, white men and A iu •hip i rliite women. Senator Saulsbury rather prides himself on the chivalry of his people, tlieir pedigrees, their high-toned ideas, tlieir scornful suitting of modern innovations, and tlieir entire sclt suffieieney : but lie is careful tlmt this pride shall ventilate and air itself in the preseuce of the nation's Senate. Would it not be quite as well for the reputation of his State if he would devote some of his time to a correction of this outrage upon public decency—this blot on tho name of his State and country At New Castle, at Georgetown—the resi dence of Senator Saulsbury—and at Dover, the'capital of the .State, within eighty-five miles of the City of Philadelphia, the specta •(•asioimlly presented of such ns can witness a is for bo cle of ruffianism, tor the delectatioi and tlie culture of the youthful chivalry the State. Quite u century behind her sis •is in much tlmt indicates progress ami re finement, Delaware in this matter is full two hundred years behind the teachings of Chris tianity and the practice of gentlemen, Nothing is more noticeable in the tone the newspapers of the South, even ot those •e conservative in spirit, than the tacit, and indubitable admission ot the presence new ideas. When we find the staid journal ists of the Southwest and the fiery pugilists of the Richmond Press discussing the pro priety of " female suffrage," with an evident leaning toward a belief iu its certain advent, it is with astonishment that we turn to a Del was be An back be for I'!; the of Mr. coun •are paper and read an account of the ennial whipping of a woman in that State. So however it is, and looking now on this that, we are free to has picture and mit the vast supremacy of the extreme Soutli- prn states (»ver Delaware, a seini-Northern State, in all matters requiring the exercise mis- 1 common sense, or the recognition of <r~ | aJÄÄ ^ ^ ^ 820,446. The customs receipts he Snn Francisco, from March 1st to March | we forty dis- humanity. »5,822. Henry J. Lyons, banker, of New York, died at Louisville, on Thursday. Reconstruct ion Items. At a meeting of the prominent citizens of ('harleston, 8. C., on the 2d instant, it was unauiruously agreed that the freedmen should some of their own color on be entitled to the white man's ticket to the Convention and State Legislature. The meeting was com posed in a large proportion of old Demo crats and Secessionists, and General Hamp ton sent a letter to it urging the policy of giving the negroes representation. The Richmond Whig says there is a talk of Gen. Schofield being about to appoint a City Council for Richmond—tho term for which the present Council was elected hav ing expired, no election having been held, and the present Council bolding over. There wore registered in Frederick city, Md., last week, under the enfranchisement law of the last Legislature, fifty-three re turned Rebel soldiers, all of whom left the State to light against the General Govern ment. The Supreme Court. The Judges of the U. S. Supreme bench have arranged their circuits, as follows :— To the First circuit, comprising Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Justice Clifford. For the Second circuit, comprising New York, Vermont and Connecticut, Jus tice Nelson. For the Third circuit, com prising Pennsylvania and Delaware, Justice The Fourth district, comprising Grier. Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia,Chief Justice Chase. The Fifth district, compris ing Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, Justice Wayne. The Sixth circuit, comprising Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky aud Tennessee, Justice Swayne. The Seventh circuit, comprising Indiana, Il linois, und Wisconsin, Justice Davis. For Eighth circuit, comprising Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas, Jus tice Miller. For the Ninth circuit, compris ing California, Oregon, and Nevada, Justice Miller. the Henry Wilson and Henry A. Wise. The Richmond Whig, of April 5th, thus accidental meeting of Senator describes Wilson with Henry A. Wise, in that city Senator Wilson is still in town. Yester day he walked about town and rambled into the Capitol. He walked into the library un heralded,and engaging the services of Albert Thornton, took a look from the roof of the building. As he was going out of the li brary, whom should he meet but Gen. Wise, and the two hail a chat. The Senator put his back against the railing, and the General stood in front of him with a book under his arm, and they presented a curious contrast, the great unreconstructed and the great de structive. The Senator did not seem to be at all afraid of the soldier, although said Senator stood in such a position that, with the tip of his heel or a slight dig in the eye, the latter could have tumbled the former clean over the railing to the floor below, and iser as to who could have been the did it. We didn't see any sign of the bowio kuife or a coat of mail, or a revolver on tho Senator's person by way of precaution against rebs, but there were outward signs of good eating and drinking, greatly in con trast with the condition of the poor starved One thing is certain, Mr. Wilson may go where he pleases, no Southern man will harm him, and he knofts it. eb. Ciov. Orr Denounce« tlie Democrat I« I'arty. At a meeting of the Charleston Board of Trade, called upon, made a lengthy speech on tlie subject of reconstruction. Although disfran chised himself by the terms of the bill lately passed, and disapproving strongly of many of the provisions of the act, he still urged that the situation be accepted in good faith, and the necessary steqs be taken to restore South Carolina to the Union. With refer to iiis old friends—the Democracy ot the North— he says : " I know there isau 3pread at the North and \ reconstruction of tlie Southern States, we of our old allies and the 2d of April, Gov. Orr, being ence appréhension wule West that after the shall fall into the associates, the old Democratic party. I say to you, gentlemen, however that I would give no such pledges. We have accounts to settle with that party, gentlemen, before I, at least, will consent to affiliate with it. [Good, good, and applause.] Many of y well remember that when the war first com menced, great hopes and expectations were held out by our friends in the Nortli and West, that there would be no war, and that if it commenced it would be north of Mason ami Dixon's line, and not in the South. You know. Sir, (turning to Gen. Sickles) that faith was pledged, and I will now stulc that if that faith had been properly carried out, probability that any shite but South Carolin« would have seceded from the Federal Union. Again, during the pendency of the Constitutional Amendment, every Northern newspaper,aud almost every Demo in the country, urged upon the South to reject its provisions. A few weeks only elapsed, and yet we find that of this Sherman bill,our Democratic friend., acting in conjunction with old Thad.Stevens, were instrumental in incorporating on that bill its most odious features. It went back to the Senate,was finally adopted, aud every one of tlie Democratic newspapers all over the North, so far as I am informed, have come out and urged the Southern people to accept the bill. 1 say to you therefore, that in my judgment,it is time for us to seek new friends and a new alliance.'' there i I ral the Daniel Watkins. Naslivilte. N|»cccli or Tlie " Conservatives" of Tennessee at Conveutiou of tempted recently to hold colored citizens who w ticket, at Nashville. The result erable fizzle, not more than four being found who would stultify The crowd pre oukl support their a mis fivecol ored themselves iu such a way. sent called out the Rev. Daniel Watkins, an aged and respectable colored minister, make a speech to of rhich he did, aud is thus reported :— The venerable old man, with great reluct - ance, took tlie stand. Silence was restored, aud he delivered a very wise and handsome speech. He referred to tlie fact that his father lmd been a soldier under Jackson and had voted until 1834; that for thirty-three years lie lmd lived in this city,—had behaved himself as a nmn and a Christian,—lmd ob tained a fair education,—and that all this time he had been denied the rights and priv ileges of manhood. He lmd in his early years read in the Declaration of Inilej deuce, that all men are created equal : that they are endowed by their Creator with cer tain inalienable rights, and that the Consti tution was formed to protect and perpetuate these rights. But, said he. through all these long venrs 1 have been treated as though I were'not a man. But now the Congress of the United »States, and the Legislature of this State, have invested me with the rights of manhood, and I ask Conservative gentle present, I appeal to their good sense, would they not pronounce me a fool and a hypocrite did 1 employ my newly ob tained rights in voting against Congress aud against tlie Legislature? G cut It could not do it. The colored people,lie continued,are to send delegates to the Conservative Convention. " Conservât iv " opposed on he ? it. of sis re two ot oi pro Del mi h . 1 •asked State re;" tlmt Am 1 opposed to ro I be ? "Radical means •ans going back to tlie princi ples of the Declaration and the " Constitu tion." Am I not necessarily a Radical ?— Moreover, the "call " to the State Convention is made by men who literally opposed color ed suffrage in the Legislature, and the equal rights reconstruction plan adopted by Con gress. They say in that call that their object is to save the country from the "ruinous policy of the Radical party"—the ruin" which they predict result from tlie enfranchisement of ihe colored man. Now, how can I, as a colored man, just invested with my rights, go into a convention which is an organized protest against those very rights? lie then made some very forcible remarks against tlie infamous sixteenth section of the t ranci use law—a section which is the only remaining stutute books. The speech was listened f( 'root it bi this ad of <r~ at 9th, blot our York, noble, manly aud honest, and was | to with profound attention.