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♦ 4 I /Æ, g] U wW W4 « « c : VOLUME I. WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1867. NUMBER 18. ßtltct iVtvn. Rock .Wo to Mother! [A friend, sending ns Ihe following most exqulslto , whose touching language has tin Died us in publication, and cu pc ■w. often, asks its quires respecting Its authorship. A uumber of persons have at various times, under different circumstances, laid claim to the merit of writing It, but Its tiret publication that ean be traced, the Philadelphia Vat unlay Evening Pist, lu the spring of 1840, it having been sent to that paper over the Signatare of •* Florence Percy," by Mth. Elizabeth A. C. Akers, from Rome, where she and her hiidiand Paul Akers, the well-kuown sculptor, were then re siding. Mrs. A. certainly claims the poem as her own. On the other hand, however, Mr. A. M. Hall, of Eliza beth, N..!., member of tho Legislature of Ills Siute, claims to have wi Ilten a poem, under the s: of which *■!* stanzas arc Identical with tho» o titk f Mw , amt he tiring * the of htB frie.nia that fray had it re id to them by Mr. H., about that time. One of tliote frond* hi» just pub litdied a somewhat bulky pamphlet lo ?*t..bli»h thin ■taten Just at thi* paint Ih about uh far confidence. The daim reu« between Mr*. A kora and Mr. Hull. The former la well-known r Ih nut. Aa a eolemporary iya: "Everything but truth poluts Alo is as the author, but the a be with Mr. Hall." We must admit, bow«' our sympathies arc with the poem.— Ena. Comukuoiai..] with I" tho but 'Viewing tin Mrs. ir, that lady. WHO first 1» llslrad Backward, lain backward, O, Time in your iliytii, Make nie a child agnlu, JuhI for to-m^ht ! Ma back from the echoic-*« nlu Take again to y hear as of yore : KIhh from my •head the few Hiker thread« o ■ n * or care, of my hair, my alum hers, y t ■leap, mother, It Rock Backward, flow backward, O, tido or years ! ho weary of toila rot with all in vain, my childhood ngulu ! l give I have grown v Weary of fliuui Weary of Bowii cary of dust and do my hoiiI weak h or othc mother, rock reap! Rock me to Bleep, Tired of the hollow, the 1 Mother, Ü mother, my be Many , the call« for you ! grass has grow ed uml faded, our fact b between, Yet with strung yearning uud paaalunute pah Long I to-night for your j.i Blu •lira from the «Ile ce ho long and other, lock me deep Rock i Bleep, Over my heart, tu day« tli No love tike flown, other love ev No oilier wornhlp abides and endures. Faithful, unsuM»h uud pat! N like a iu. ary brain ; lid« creep From the «Ick Hold and world Slumbers soft calm o'er i Rock me to sleep, tmitlic lieu ock mu Come let your hro hair. Just lighted with gold, Fall on your tdiouldicrH again an of old ; Let It fall over my forehead to-night, Shading For with i'H Hiinuy-edged shadows o Ilap', Lovlt Rock faint eyes away from the light ; Ill rung the sweet vIhIoiih of yore ; oflly, Uh bright llllo * l'» "!eep, other, rock , dear mother, the years have been long Since* I last hushed to your lullaby rang; soul it shall seem. Mo H then, Womanhood'« years have Iweu hut *1 to jo ilrca »' a sin a loving end Wl ligul lashes i »■filing ray face, N ovui Rock ra to Bleep. PERSONAL. —John Bif.ht t* flfiy-slx. -Profe-Bor Blot is -Blind Tci —Mins Kat with Bistort. —U 1b 1.1limited that Fen be proposed f.,r the Vb e-I -Haxe lira p. okiuir In Ne e Ore Haven. n In to play a ! Fields say« »he 1.» not going Expo-liion. * K op ir Wilson'» nuira will id wi I remain nbn H# I» to eo i tribute to Punch id «or time. — Charte» B., y on of Frederick ll.mgl i* linn been appointed of the Freedmen'a Bn —J. T. Mcllhonny, editor of the Gettysburg (Pa.; Star, died on the 14th instant etc Col. John W. Fur ong tira flitters, of May. Parla, 1» to 1». H« prop »»»•» to »alt for 1 mi lira - Loot Cowley, English MlnUti-r reacted by Lord Lyon», formerly representative Washington. o hr mounmcTil to ('•toiral E. I). Baker Ib raitied in Philadelphia, and it i« expected to he rendj for dedicath -Mbs B» by the Fourth of July, lo Curtis of N York h rlrd Prince Tultayrunu do Pori; rd, grand nephew of the famous Talleyrand. m'» article In the Atlantic, Elia* ichlne inventor 1» only worth HiippoBed to lie ranch umve, lira «cwIiik i . hundred thousand, lie w weal tliier. —Three Hartford ralnlHters pay upon $171,70-' , I)r. J orai Biihbiiell. —Rev. Dr. George 11. Clark, $07,« than Brace, $l»,475; and Rev. Dr. Horn $27,889. —Tho well-known J. R. Gllmc JiiHt been tried It "Edmund Kirk," r tiiiHtardy with a " or being ' Br n, f. girl. Tlrajury failed to seventeen ho —It i« «aid that Dan Rice gets $2(1,010 for traveling with a circus the coming season and allowing it to go under the title of " Dan Rice's Great Show and School of Educated Animals." —The richest negro In Philadelphia is Stephen Smith, a lumber merchant. Ho owns seventy-five* houses in fee simple, und i» worth not Icbh than $300, 000. Harri« Llndsley, a bounty broker during the war, la worth $280,000 —Rov. O. B. Frotliliigliam, of New York, Iras been preaching concerning " Woman," and is charged with the assertion of thi» novel and startling proposition : "Every man I« born of a mother ; and every mother is a woman !" —Senators Nyo and Ponn speeches in the South expected will do the »uine. A Macon, Go., on the 1 both Wilson und Kelley will Ira pr —The will of the late George L. Steam» makes special distribution of Ills property, but te be distributed among hi« heirs according to Iaw. Ili* wife Is nyulo Bole executrix, and guardian of his chil dren, and is authorized to carry on the hindueH» lu which be wu engaged, f »r seven years, If the se.s b '* 1'ropoH* id Gen. Butler it is also vcntlo tie held >f May, which it to nanu-d William» ha» in»t been convicted a Norwich, Conn., of committing tery, witb Intent to kill, years. The motives do not Mann, who lived with Williams, and tortures of the child Ih »aid to have been a niece of hl» daughter a girl of ■i i- i' sted in the Horace Mann. —Wendell Phillip» has been vlsltiug the grave of Lovejoy, (Elijah P.) at Alton. The epitaph over martyr to liberty is till» III c JttCC Lov Jam parce »cpiilto. Were Uu Lovejoy , epara him, tunc, in hin grave.] —The friend of tlie nppre»»ed, always r vileil and liiHiilted by the opprcsMor», can And cot thanks of tira poor ptuple iu whose behalf tic labor». Thu», at tho Richmoud Convention, ! t !s said:" uf Mr. Steve ed. You would hear heartfol .id hies» him," "Glory to God," " Ures. '» friend," aud »o on. latiou in lira "The ui greeted with ap plauHe whuira de black —Geoige N says he 1» " Parla, a of tho ofi'-h *1» or tho Rebellion ;ood or bad, an un ibrowp out ns ! mitigated loafer, bed, hustiy-halred, bcette-broi Infamy and had odor. Hu llv aud tnuy he sect Hotel » very day straws with a party of Southerner», filpu, I li »•xcrescfiK* hört »tut», •f politic« il Sand here hauulliig the precincts of tira In the evening » l now a linnrad to say, witli North« t he utterly without any purpose i other, and promenade. i. I!» put too front of Bayard Taylor writes private letters to New York describing his frequent interviews with Algernon Swinburne, who don't object to American appreciation. —High authority, says the Tribune, is given for tlie statement that the Japanese ambassadors bave gone to Washington to egotiate with Air. Seward the sale of Jfamj the peoim.k'h magazine. ] AN EMILIMI! STORY. MR. WYNYARD'S WARD. BY II AUTHOR OF " 8YI.VAN LMK LEE. I OUTER." CHAPTER III. The January afternoon was trenching twilight when tlie yellow chariot rattled up the white avenue to Eustwold door. For a marvel nobody was waiting to welc: children—and e the nurse. But before they could disentangle themselves and tumble out, it was opened by mamma in person—by » if she . She forced that mamma nicely dressed, and smiling, had just come down from her was smiling, but It was a smile ■is immediately said, " What is the matter, mamma ? Where is papa ?" t F *'ile has gone journey, dear; I will tell you about it by-and-by. C —tea will in be ready, with ham and egg in tho drawing-r hungry;" and then Mrs. Wynynrd broke off suddenly, with a quiver in her voice, looking round upon them all half bewildered. sure y I " Tea in the drawing-room, mamma ; shall we have it with you?" cried Lois, delighted. " With me, my winter blossom," respond ed Mrs. Wynyard, and took lier youngest child in lier anus. It seemed to Lois, Mau rice, and Geoffrey that mamma was gay ; but Francis and Anne looked at lier and at each other, and felt that il was only fair seeming to hide sharp suffering. Nurse now »•« the scene—nurse with out any pretence at jollity. " You've got ten home bairns,"was her address ; "you've had your bit of pleasure, anil it's o " It is over, but we have had It, rejoined Geoffrey, mimicking her lugubrious tone. Then there came inquiries about grand papa and grandmamma, and tin* uncles, aunts, and cousins, which loosed all the young tongues, uud set the the eloquent theme of Brackculicld and In tlie full midst of the gossip nurse swept the chatterers off impatiently upstairs, to change their travelling garb for something more suitable to sit at tea in the drawing-room—iu its way a treat even to compare with those enjoyed in the hospitable Christmas Eden whence they were just returned. But the check only invigorat ed their powers of speech. When they were re-collected round the table, with mamma presiding at the tcaboard, and Anna dispens ing fragrant col lops, tlie loudness and fluen ) quite mining, deafening. Frauds said little,but going together is its festivities. ■orlhy .-y of Geoffrey und Maurice hoc; ie thought the more. The irrepressible lo piaeily of his brollie oyeil him, la the effort his mother had to make to bear it. She listened with a • itienee: with a careful, self-watchful ntteu •ord ol ion, dropping a question here, wonder there, a note of admiruth evory vhere, as if fearing lest her children should Î loss. " Oh, dear mamma ! I love you, I nippy," gushed Lois, presently, leaning a »oft little cheek towards her, courting the caress which Mrs. Wynyard never withheld her expectations. Slit* took the darl ing into her lap •ups of tea » hem both. : r,and poured out se renient satisfaction to •ilh ini Penelope Croft sat in her accustomed the water place, where she could from the urn to replenish the pot, and cut fresh wedges of bread to appease, if possi ble, those unappeasable young appetites. She had felt tho atmosphere of restraint and pain the moment she came into the house*. Nobody more sensitive to atmospheres and currents, whether literal or metaphorical, limit Peunie. The result w perfect silence Milliccnt Ilutton, Mayfield, every romantic or pathetic fancy that had kept her sweet company through the day's journey vanished now—out of sight, out of mind—under the influence of a very present but invisible disaster. All the Eastwold children had acquired that discretion of speech which lies lu asking few questions. When they asked one, aud were uot direet never repeated or pressed it. Francis was exceedingly impatient to he alone with his mother, but Ills impatience sought no manifestation beyoud an occasion al reminder to Maurice that, while he talked *o fast, he did uot (fat, and when all tlie rest bad finished he would be to wail for. That on her part. 1 journey was very papa was gone news to ull of them; for Air. Wynyard' travels bad of late year yond tlie county town. But not tempted to inquire whither he hud gone af ter they had heard mamma promise to tell Francis by-and-by. Tea and talk over,they all gathered round the fire for a few minutes' longer realization of real home ; then said good-night, Lois uilding, with wistful treaty, that she wanted to kiss papa. " Kiss mamma for both, and I'll give you a •cr extended bc ride upstairs pickaback," suggested F and tho little whimperer went off, exalted and exaltant, her brief trouble forgotten in her big brother's wonderful condescension. Geoffrey aud Maurice decamped also, but Pcnnie and Annie lingered, doubtful whether stay. When Francis returned, to go shaking his locks into order after Lois' less tugging, Anna rose from the rug at her mother's feet, •i d decided to go, Peunie went with her, their consideration silently but significantly acknowledged. Francis Wynyard hud the privileges of eldest at Eastwold nl ready, strong bond of affection and confidence sub A very sisted between himself ami his mother. If his father had talked with him less and less openly, it was fr the natural shrinking ight feel nt telling his heir that any liis inheritance was dwindling down to noth ing; that the name which had descended to him, rich in honor, would pass from him, if not tarnished, at ail events lowered in the pride and pompt uf circumstances, denuded of all the outward and visible appliances of rank. Francis understood the tacts by in ference, and through his mother's often ett mt to vigour of purpose and aetive That was why lie hud fixed his future hopes on the life of a soldier, in stead of on thp beatific visions of squiredom, which, under a continuance of the former courage self-reliance. order of tliiugs, would hi uneventful destiny. And he had just that amount of ardent, adventur enabled him to see beforehand how there would be compensation in the change of estato. been his easy, spirit which " What has happened, mammy darling?" was Ills first address to his : were left alone. other when they me The answer was given with tears in her eyes and in her voice. " What 1 have long dreaded, Francis—your father has been obliged to go abroad. Whet him again, God only ki Francis was silent for a minute I the ve ma}' see two, sturiug stoically into the fire. " I wish I •ere u man," said he. "«Six years to wait, my hoy ; but I cun trust you when the time eomes." " I hope you can, mother. East wold may go, but 'honour shall bide,'as our motto says." There was another long pnuse. Then Mrs. Wynynrd—'" Hargrove .advised your father to go. lie started at less thou hour's warning. Hargrove went with him. ' " And you have been four days quite by yourself, mamma ?" " It is not known in the house yet that he may not return. Nurse guesses, perhaps ; but of course-" She censed she and he He hud There is always a feeling of shame, pain, disgrace, humiliation, in lligiit. Francis thought for a moment he would have rather stood tlie difficulty out. But lie did comprehend the difficulty. Nor could lie tell by intuition what a tedious imprisonment within four walls is. Better any exile than t hut. of " And you have not sent word to grand papa, asked. she Uncle Raymond, at Eskford ?" lie to to "No, 1 have done nothing. They cannot Help us—nobody can help us hut ourselves. I have been trying to see how we may do it liest. And I think, if you agree with me, Frauyd, that tlie home-farm shall he let at Lutly-day, and the park and gardens, and all the west-end of the house, as Hargrove pro e. There would still be tlie posed a ye room enough left for us, and Pennle's pony must be kept." " Then you do not think of our all going abroad to poor papa ?" — " No, I'll yet you does he wisli it. He would not like his hoys or girls cither to grow up half vagabond English. We shall stay at East wold to the end ; but if auy accommodation can be made for bis return before, Hargrove will not neglect it. I must think of my children it lu the last sentence there vas a slight lone of resentment and injury vliich Francis did not fail to detect. Mrs. Wynyard had, in fact, been kept in tlie dark either who or just. She be lieved that bad she been trusted she might have averted is very possible that she w than w ; of their calamities, and it right. tlie " No can speak ill of papa as if our misfortuuês were his fault, ean they ?" asked her son. She did not immediately reply lg has been done ? tell me, ma?" added Francis, more urgently and uuxiously. " It is bard to know beforehand what the "No W! •oriel will think, or horn the world will blame. Men to whom large sums of money ring will not be lenient judj sanguine about the yield of that new mine in Arkiudale, that your father was entijely guided by him, and went to vast ex pense. There has been a fortune sunk in it, uud lust ; fur the ore is inferior, and will Bo Dixon, the foreman, says, yet Hargrove obstiuatcly maintains liis first opinion, uud will not hear of shutting it up. The money borrowed to set it going is the present difficulty. The iu 1ms not been regularly paid, and tho lender clropt some threat at Norminster mar ket, which came to Hargrove's cars, lie drove over on Tuesday afternoon, and he uud your father went to Kirkgatc Station to catch tho mail-train for Loudon." . Hur at the iver pay the cost of working. is I " Yc mighty strong faith in Har ltavc grove, mamma, said Franci pulse of youthful distrust. Ill im. " No, clear, Ims 111, suppose. I did >w where he has > depend misled y hope and trust lie is honest, I b: his judgment." " Why did not papa see more to liis business? He could have understood it if he hlm ; luit I see father often, that, though •li nl lmd tried." " I used to urge it, Francis, but lie lmd not been brought up to take trouble, and he avoided it. That is how it was, and Har grove did as he liked. We had a large inal income when wo married, aud 1 hud a handsome settlement ; but my trustees al lowed the mouey to be put in the Arkindalc working when It looked a hopeful specula tion, and it is as good as gone with tlie rest. Oh ! my hoy, that I must make you share my anxieties." Francis put out his hand to his mother, and his eyes filled with tears. " It tlie saddest for poor papa. Do you know where he is?" She shook her liend. "We shall not hear until Hargrove comes home." It was niuo o'clock in the Eastwold draw ing-room, and it was nine o'clock in the dreary little cabinet of tho hotel nt Dieppe, where Mr. Wynyard and Mr. Hargrove sut talking after a meagre dinner. Mr. Wyn who unconsciously owed much to his surroundings. In the faded el egance of Ids own house he looked the iuilo 1 -ut, refined, anxious, helpless gentleman, without any of the degradation of the char acter. lie had drifted out of that atmos phere of repose now ; he was in very difier ent quarters, and lie looked a different per Hc felt it, and Hargrove lelt it, and betrayed it loo, by. being more at his case, and less deferential than was liis wont to ward Wynyard of Eastwold. It snowed and It blew over the town in a whirlwind, anil every now and then the gusts came hurling and shilling down tlie narrow street, like a legion of spirits driven from the sea by tormentors. There w heartiness of warmth in the tiny porcelain stove, and Mr. Wynyard sat with a plaid ubout liis shoulders, a picture of misery and dejection—his checks blue, his nose red, his lips pinched und parched. His suddr.i flight —never contemplated before—had complete ly unnerved him. He knew it had opened a gulf iu his life which could never be closed. ter ids of by at er. or yard was a "t would rather have been carried to East wold Church—I would rat iter a thousand times have licet carried to Eastwold Church," he had reiterated in monotonous soliloquy every hour since he had the Channel. He wi Tossed harping on the sumo string to-night, and talking of liis poor wife and children as hist to him, until Hargrove, ife or children, w who hud the theme. ,eary of tall, burly man, with a red face, large features, and a big voice; a to overbear opposition, and to get his much as any. He was making tho best of circumstances with braudy-and-water—not that there was anything oppressive iu the circumstances to him. Indeed, they were acceptable to him, Tlie lawye ly be ru way in the world and he said so. "It Is a positive relief to i safe out of the way,sir. growing troublesome—very ! Indeed." Mr Wynynrd groaned. me to know y Jacques w trouhlcsom "There is only one consolation—Penelope Groffs money Ih nil safe,"said he. Hargrove sipped his braney-and-water. "That is safe, and not a shilling of it shall ever Le risked. I wish she were of age, and I were quit of the burthen. It has been a care and a tempt ation to me from the beginning ; but I thinkful I ' ; I listened to Mary—wlmt she do, what will she do ? P fill Mury !" Two things Mr. Hargrove never did. He never used conventional phrases of piety, and he never told a lie to no purpose. Hud he been inclined to pul a gloss no untoward events, be might have reminded Mr. Wyn yard bow the wind is tempered to shorn lambs, but tlmt was not his present object He bad brought him abroad, and it wus his business to impress on him tho necessity of staying there until the inclemcut wind changed into u milder quarter. Perhaps he hud interests of his •vc in that, n.< vn to s veil interests of his employer. Hr recurred to the subject of Mr. Wyn " Jonathan Croft gave his daughter a loug day to wait for her coming age— five-and-twenty." " But she may marry before, and that At five-and-twenty, if mistress, yard's ward. of ould release me. she remain single, she is her independent establishment, and to 8ft Up to live where she likes. I hope she will •ell weighted. I am not sure, ■ of her money is not worse " She is i though,that invested than it would be in Arkindalc. Those West Luncushirc railway shares, for instance." "They are good shares enough. Arkindalc, tlie sea. As for r'isli it we at tho bottom of Tlmt has been my misfortune. Arkindalc will drag dowi Eastwokl." " You are wrong, sir, you are wrong there. I'll back Arkindalc to do as well or better yet than ever the old Crossfull pits did. And you arc wrong, too, in not employing y ward's money to better advantage for her." "Her money is where her father wished it to he, chiefly in the Throe per Cents., and there it shall remain. Minci, Ilargrovc, I will not have it meddled with, whatever might bo rescued by it. My own and my children's—that is wreck enough. If her fortune were in it, too, that would be dis honour—that would be roguery." Mr Wyn yard spoke with excitement, the lawyer sip ped Ins brandy-and-wator ; the clock ticked, tlie steve hummed ; tlie wind whistled rat tled the ement. " Roguery , 1 say. If they must weep, they need not blush. Poor souls, poor souls !" Mr. Hargrove left Mr. Wynyard at Diep pe, and returned to England by the Newha ven boat some business in London,and the same even ing departed for Norminster ; slept there, and reached the Kirkgatc Station iu the ing by eleven. Francis Wynyard,at his mother's suggestion,had walked thither each day, to intercept him, and ask him to take Eastwold in his wav round to his own house the row. He transacted it, to at Allan Bridge. As the lawyer got out of the carriage he hid came forward,and colouring as he shook hands, said, "Your gig is waiting outside will you drive by Eustwold, the r ?" "To bo r F R is, und hoi cJ him. The see my mi ■ intention She is anxious, of course. Jack, put my bag and this bumper into the trap. She uot lake it Francis ?" "No, I will walk back across the fell, us soon as c—that wi 1st much to heart. Y 'll ride, I I shall be there almost " The roads bad, I dare say. Got tlie marc sharped, Jack ? All right—jump in. It's a biting wind. I'hew !" 17 before Air. Hargrove had settled himself in liis seat, and when the gig turned in at the lodge-gates there lie was in the porch talking with Crabtree, the ho lmd been now for sever tough old nl months past tho only gardener, gr gamekeeper,and general helper out of doors that Eastwold retained. A shrewd and bit a a ter character lie was, with a snap und a snarl at the service of all the world except ids master, his master's wife, aud his mus ter's children—amongst whom lie reckoned Penelope Croft. Mr. Wynyard's hasty and and unexplained departure had annoyed him beyond measure—it w of the house to do anything without a rea son. , Mr. Hargrove passed through the gate, uis loud greeting acknowledged only by a grunt, and as he drove slowly up the avenue, with Francis walking alongside the gig, Crabtree soliloquized after him ; Thou's at the bottom o' all the trouble that's coin ing upon 'em, Ay, my lad, if I only had thee where I could squeeze out o' thy lying throat ! Boy and mail, I ha' been on the place a good forty year, an' niver hcerd toll o' any mystery about it be fore. Speak truth an' shame the devil— that's my motto. Where there's there's mischief, an' I'll rout it out if I be smothered wiV smoak." Francis sought his mother iu the draw ing-room. "He is coming said lie, and they entered the library together at one door as Mr. Hargrove presented himself at the oth er. He was prepared to he sympathetic and cordial, but Mrs. Wynyard was calm, und gave him no opportunity. "Take a chair near the tire, Mr. liar grove; and let me hear how- and where you left tny husband." "I left hint at Dieppe, and well," was the answer following her cue. "At the Hotel Sauvage." "Mamma, here's uncle John," suddenly cried Frauds, who commanded with u view of the avenue. "He has rid den Malek over, the beauty !" "Mr. John Hutton ?" asked the lawyer, with a perceptible inflection of alarm in his voice. "Nothing could have happened more op portqnely," said Mrs. Wynyard. Francis, and l ting j o r rne'e In." Francis wus already going, and in a minute or two the opportune visitor appeared. " I am sorry to hear your said he, kissing her; "and I am bound to tell you, Mr. Hargrove, that you have ad vised Wynyard very ill. He could not have taken a more unfortunate stop than to go abroad at this moment." not like the wav r twi mystery i-:y ,'imlow ws, A'ar of "If you think he is not a prisoner ; he come back," replied tlie lawyer, prompt ? time resolving that it should a a to ly ; at the be his first business to mnkc sucli a coming back impossible, except under risks that he knew Air. Wynyard would not encounter. In that brief passage of measured each other's strength, and Air. John Huttou retreated a little. the men had " You ought to k best how the land lies ; but if he had come to Brackenfield for advice, he would not have found to bid him leave home, much less leave it socrctly " • of us " He had not llie chance of consulting any body. I gave him certain information, and it as we both judged best in the The other side of the water is il.» acted emergency. bettor than the inside of Norminster jail." Tin* last sentence uttered roughly and sullenly. The lawyer had determined his line. Mr. Joint Ilutton had not received any invitation to Interfere in the ufluirs of ids brother-in-law, and he would not courage him to interfere by using a humble propitiatory tone. A bell rang in the hall. Mrs. Wynynrd for the children's dinner ; would they go into the room, and have some luncheon. Mr. Hargrove excused himself; dtliln n couple of miles of home, and would drive on, he thanked her. " Surly dog, that Hargrove," said Mr. John Ilutton, ns he accompanied his sister to tin; dining room. " I would rather not have him offended,' was Mrs. Wynyard's reply. "You do not know how much ho has in his power—I do -not know myself, but 1 fear." At present he had it in Ids power to dis seminate the news.of Mr. Wynyard's jour ney to France, and to colour it with tlmt tint of nefarious evasion which is most dam aging to a good man's name. A* he mount ed into his gig he only shook his head involuntarily, but Jack saw and understood, talked, and exaggerated, when lie went to tlie Wynynrd Arms at night for ids pipe and pot of beer. Tlie next morning a neighbor dropped into his office early, and after a few inconsequential remarks, came to the point. "So Mr. Wynyard has gone on a trip to je, I hear? Bad time of year for a jaunt, eh, Hargrove?" " That depends on what you go for. Some business won't wait. When did y Jacques last ?" " At Norminster market on Saturday." The neighbour put the lawyer's words, tone, and look together ; deduced therefrom that Mr. Wynyard bad found it advisable to go out of the way for a time, and circulated his intelligence in that form. Before noon, it came round again to Eastwokl still further simplified. " So f Squire's tinned away fra' his debts," said n lurching fellow, the poacher and pest of the dale, to old Crabtree, whom he met the road to Allan Bridge. rose, saying it w he was I r. "Yo' tali' thot," retorted Crabtree, aud straightway knocked him down, and mareh It Wl ill no secret anywhere, company, that Squire Wynward bail g France, and that no definite time was fixed to . Mr. Hargrove had to heat fifty hard and sharp inquries during the en suing fortnight, and to s he could. Jacques w for Ids re •er them rude the troublesome than ever. " Look you here, Hargrove ; didn't you I give notice, that my brass is safe as if it lia' been in the Bank ol Englnnd? Mind you, 1 miin have it as t first of last November six months. Them >—six per cent., und six months vus the ter notice to pay." " Y have it, but I advise y< to hero it is," was the lawy cool rejoinder. "I don't heed what y vise a fellow to put his cargo aboord a leak} ;n. If Mr. Wynyard uns fair, what has he taken himself off to advise— y i'll ad shlp If l' was y France for? Win •as going to touch him ?' man of business, "Cc i,Jacques,you' •o, and should know better than to ask questions of that " Y > rt." von't bamboozle me. I ask ques tions because I hcerd at Norminster market o' Thursday that rd threatened to put the screw on Mr. Wynyard. I never threatened nothing o' t' soit. I couldn't put t' screw him until notice is up. There is agents shifty enough to befool both lenders an' borrerers. There Is one in this parish who'll make a rogue the less if he was out of it. I've said y say, Mr. Ilargrovc, an' if you like, yt can charge it as a consultation in the bill." Thus far Jacques in a cold fury, and then forth he lurched, the stumpy grazier, out ot the office into the town-street of Allan Brid* A hundred yards or so from Ilur door lie met Morris, landlord of the Wynyard Arms. " Can you tell a fellow what the damage ltd be to kick a 'torney ?" chuckled lie ; in dicating with his thumb pointed over his shoulder what 'torney ho meant. "Maybe thirty shillings," grinned Morris. "And very cheap at the money." Tlie North Riding shrewed cash on the indulgence of a wliint ; and hav ing relieved liis feelings by mentioning it, he began to talk of fat cattle at the London Curistmas Show ; and the landlord being in terested to hear, tin y adjourned to the bar parlour to have a comfortable giass and pipe with their gossip. At Eastwold Rectory,bet ween Doctor and Mrs. Brown, in half the drawing-rooms ot Craven, in ever}' hunting-field, Mr. Wyn yard'» travels and their days* talk and wonder. His half-brothers, Mr. Raymond, of Eskford, and Dr. Ray mond, vicar of St. Jude's, and master of Chassell's School at Norminster, came over to Eastwold iu consternation and fourni Airs. had, however, too •vo to the main chance to waste motive were a nine Wynyard and the children almost us resigned to their abandonment as if they were widowed and fatherless. eh "It is done," said the mother, "and for the present it must remain. It does not ap pcar that it would be safe for him to return." " Perhaps not, just when people are al armed ; but why did he Raymond. " 1 shall start for Dieppe my self and see Robert. I have had an inter view with Hargrove, but he i getting go ?" said Mr. close there accurate notion of anything from him. I wish Robert would consent to a thorough overhauling of Hargrove's books. He was always muddle-headed about busi ness himself, and has been quite at his agent's mercy all along." Airs. Wynyard shook her head. "Ido not think you will prevail on him to do any thing that might vex Hargrove. He has the most bigoted confidence in him." She right. Air. Raymond took his journey, but it was to purpose. " Hurgrovo Is the only man who under stands the mining property thoroughly," the expatriated gentle been engaged in it sinco my father's time. in Arkindale, declared. "He has He has sunk money of his and if anything can be made out of it lie is the person to make it. He has ids of going how any of you way , and I cannot at this moment than be civil to him, and let him try his liest. There is a great deal owing, and I feel as if he do it were the only bur that stands between us and ruin—ruin complete and irrevocable." Thus Mr. Wynyard spoke to his brother, thus he wrote to his wife, to the old Squire at Bracken field, to every one who had a right to address him on tho subject of his embarrassments. On liis return from Dieppe Mr. Raymond went over again to Eastwokl, and told Mrs. Wynyard what he had seen and heard. There is nothing for it but patience and sub mission, Mary. You and the children must live quietly about in Normandy until a way is opened for his return, or until Francis is of age,and can join him in breaking the entail and sell ing the property, for cverybydy's sake, timt not a sixpence of your little ward's fortune has been risked in Hubert's a Hairs. He lias proved trustee for her than John Ilutton and I for marriage-settlement. If that money be finally lost, we shall make it up to you amongst us." And there, for the present, was a pause in the Eastwokl fumily affairs. UK CONTINUED. at is a here, and Robert will stay ; be in It of a a to to val ria oi truly glad to know, wiser y [From the London " Engineering."] TIIK ADMIRALTY. The Admiralty is the JJistual Swamp of national establishments. There abuses of every kind shoot up with rank luxuriance, extravagance, nepotism, ignorance und sumption ; and yet there is no resting-place for the sole of one's foot, no solid ground upon which a useful structure can be built up. Our navy costs us about eleven millions sterling a year. And what have we to show for it ? at this present moment we have a single ship of war which eomes up to the requirements of the times, or which there is auy reason to believe would not he captured or sunk if an enterprising enemy were array ed against us. It is not our function to uis elrtim these defect«. The Admiralty ought to possess sufficient penetration to muke such discoveries, aud sufficient confidence in their own conclusions to induce them to take with promptitude and effect whatever step they Have judged to be right. But they have no penetration, and not confidence : but are wafted hither aud thither by every naval in fluence to which they may be exposed. The Americans have vessels with 20-iuch guns and 14-iuch armour. Why have we not ves Aeia with as much or more ? Why sh mid we be inletior—and so much inferior—both in power of olienee and m newer of aggressi« n to any oti cr nation. \\ hj do we go oi. building we. k vessels when the crying want is for strong ? Simply because we Have c tided the important problem of the maritime defence of tlie country to a bevy of old wo men, who are equally unable to learn and to forget. Every one is conscious t hut the Ad miralty is an elf» te and hopeless department. Sir John Pukington, Mr. Childers, and others of " my lords" past and present perfectly consc ious of tlie default. And yet : bus the courage and knowledge and determination to supply a suitable remedy. Like the Navy Board, tlie Bourd of Admi ralty must be swept away. It is now merely a funnel of fruitless expense, but obstacle polity, combined, we have to impute the cuormoub fault that without any real naval defences. Of what would he our thiuly plated armour clads against the impenetrable monitors ot the Americans? And what are we to say ol the ludicrous pretext put forward by the Ad miralty for the neglect lo provide such ves sels? We know, in common with median.cian in the kingdom, that it would Like a longer time to construct monitors oi the strength we now require, than to con struct the duplicate of any broadside ship we .lave got. And yet the Admirufty neglect to provide us with this most necessary instru ment of defence, on the plea that such ves sels could bu c incut's notice, I it m o useful progress ; and to its stu • perversity, or supineness, or uh j at the present moment a .s is be avail ueb'd ulmoal at a if monitors were sold rend} Without broadside vessels will not be salt coasts must remain tors, against capture, and practically undefended ; for monitors merely expedients for combining the thick est possible armour with the heaviest possi uic gun, and strong armour aud guns necessarily prevail over weak, vessels that will be at once irresistible and impregnable. The rest is all but leather and prunella. But, in recounting the shortcomings of the Admiralty, it is difficult to know wher begin. We may state, however, generally, that what we want in tlie navy, and indeed my also, is not large acting, but large potential power. We do not want to keep fleets cruising about in search of noth ing, at u heavy and unavailing expense : but effective nucleus which, of We w to a in the ; wish to have the shortest notice, may be expanded ef ficiently lo auy desired dimensions. The ex •atiug system of half pay is wrong uud bad, .is it encumbers the nation with the mainten ance of a great number of idle persons, who ought rather to be re-absorbed into the in dustrial population by the prosecution ol some ordinary trade or profession ; re-enlist ments, so far from being encouraged, should be forbidden. Our standing army and should be mainly used as schools in which 3 general instruction in the would lie given to the adult mules of the tiou at large, to the end that reserves may be established which will in their extent com prehend tho whole male population of the country within certain ages, and which, while embodying the whole strength which the nation is uble to put forth, shall tuinabie in ordinary times without much ex pense. The whole nautical population of the country should be passed through the navy, but none of it should be retained there. Every ship, however, registered at tlie tom-liouse should he compelled to carry cer ium apprentices, and these apprentices*, after uaTiug served their time, should be compel led to serve u limited lime in a ship of war, to become conversant with the ordinary routine of naval duties. Not only would this arrangement give assurance of an ade quate force of trained men being available for me maritime defence of the country in any emergency, but the discipline it would pro vide, aud the habits of order, neatness, and subordination which it would generate, would constitute a valuable part of a sea 's education, and would render hint more tit for the discharge of those duties devolv ing upon him in tlie mercantile which his subsequent life would properly be devoted. It Is upon the mercantile that the duty should devolve of supplying the royal 'navy with men ; and these men, after they had returned to tlie mercantile vy, ns they would all very be liable to he called upon to enter the navy again iu the event of any national emergency arising, which wus declared to be auch by Parliament. So also officers of the mercan tile murine, who go up for their examination, should be required, after they have passed, to serve for a short time iu the navy iu a pacity corresponding to that which they have attained iu the mercantile marine ; aud all these seamen aud officers should be rated us seamen and officers of the navy on the pas sive list. By this expedient the active force of the navy might be reduced without lisk or injury, aud its potential force enormously augmented, not only without aggravation, but with an immense reduction of the ex r», 7 M I to are the as of be tnain J do, should is sit It A pa So much for the men. And now about the ships. Gul ly of two dusses —unarmoured and swift ro vers, and impregnable monitors of high speed, aud carryiug the most powerful guns which cau be constructed. Tlie uiiurmour eil vessels would be the Cossacks of the sea. They would capture straggling vessels and compel merchantmen to sail in fleets with a »•ouvtiy of ships of war to prot»*ct them ; and these ships of war, if broadside vessels, and consequently capable of mounting only thin j attacked anil sunk by the heavy monitors which would in such eyent be brought against them, aud which they would be wholly unable to resist. The rovers would collect the prey ; the monitors would seize or destroy it. This the Ameri very well see, nnd they are acting upon tho perception. But our Admiralty sees its owu supiueness and patent to all the dangers, .•U-of-W should consist armour, would be at is uothing, not incapacity, though these world besiile. They anticipate a observe who do ask them why monitors ing provided, they practically unswci until we are driven from the sea—until vast commerce is destroyed, until we are boarded on our shores—and then we will think about taking some step ! It is a mon strous and unpardonable mistake to suppose that great monitor vessels can be improvised at the moment they are wanted ; and but great vessels are of auy use. However brave our sailors, they cannot fight without tools, and it is too late to begin to construct ant to use it. struments of offence jclianics, and it is in precautions ; and when those not bet -, Wui in a a a tool at the moment } Besides, monitors ar sailors and that their qualities should be naval officers should bee cJpt dint time of pc tried, tlmt familiar with those qualities, that auy sary improvements should be introduced, and that confidence in the craft which an of ficer carries into action should be nursed up. None of these tilings can be the growth of u day. They are all important conditions of success in a naval war, and, therefore, it is quite inexcusable in the Admiralty to neglect lire paramount and indispensable duty of providing, while it is yet time, a class of vessels which will render our success possi ble. To what end is money spent in more broadside ships, with the immaterial addi tion of bow windows on their sides; what avail ean small gunboats he, if our main licet is captured or destroyed ? juticts as twin or hydraulic gunboats doubt be very useful so long as our main de fences arc unforced. But alone they would be of as much use as Mrs. Partington's uiop in keeping out the Atlantic Ocean ; und less our main bulwards are looked to in time, we must necessarily in any be overwhelmed. This is a catastrophe which it requires no prescience to predict. It is the inevitable sequence of the operation of natural laws, which are the same all the world over, and which it is the primary function of nil engineer distinctly to appre hend. And just as surely as a boiler v> ill burst if overloaded, way if made porous or to weak, so also will a tliinlv plated ship be broken into and de stroyed by the force of such great artillery it is unable to repel ; while the small mis siles which such a vessel discharges will be powerless against the low and thick sides of a monitor possessed of the necessary strength to resist even the heaviest guns. Whatever else monitors may be unable to do, we at least know this, that they are able to come across the ocean, and that, in the case of ves sels of equal size, a monitor would be able to sink a broadside ship while remaining her self unharmed. And this fundamental dis tinction settles the whole question, why do we keep up men of war ? Is it for purposes of protection ? And what pro tection could we receive from vessels which would be unable in the event of war to pro tect themselves? Ask the question, ye val reformers ! Be not led aside by immatc ria issues. But aBk Lord Le oi the Admiralty wiseacres, sallui of Such ad ty •rious convul embankment give in ■; nnox, or other i what pica our to be sent to sea in ships which cannot be defended. Ask them also if they still adhere to the hypothesis that monitors be constructed so much more rapidly thuu other ships of the same size, as to make it superfluous to construct them before they are wanted ; and ask them what they sup pose tho nation must think of uu Admiralty adopts so preposterous a plan for its misdirections. There are thousuuds of men m this great mechanical society who are able lo form a judgment sounder than that of Admiralty official this. It may require uiiralty to up uecdlcss flotillas Toe plea may be ui such an question as ex-lord of the Ad iet his successors of keeping in all parts of the world. *ged with convenient ob scurity that piracy must be suppressed in Chinese waters, that the slave trade extinguished, and that our numerous colo nies must be protected ; and what unofficial person has the means of justly estimaii ig the precise force that is necessary for an ibis ? But the futility of the plea lor neg lecting to construct monitors, we can all dis vital a pretext can be put forward, is not there reasonable ground given for the presumption that in other points the policy of tho Admi ralty is equally indefensible? The conviction .s last gaining ground that tho department is hopelessly effete and rotten throughout, and that either a Lord High Admiral should be created i that be cern ; und if, i affair, so holl» the person of Prince Alfred, or ve should have a responsible minister •ine. Above all, however, tlu exist ing mystery should he terminated, and the existing jobs exposed, and adequate expla nation should be given, not merely to satisfy Parliament, but the country at large as to the soundness of the policy adopted. If such explanation cannot he afforded, then the po licy must be changed, sous to be in harmony with the county's convictions; and wê, standing here, as representing enlightened upon this engineering subject, require planation that shall not he insincere surd. Let Lord Lennox be again e up, and try what he can do ; but we warn him that he will only make in worse unless he either products manifest cogency rally has pursued, ■ lias been mistaken. of • ab îIlCll i forç at lets of reas ' for the course the Admi frankly admits that lie The Eua-liNli IE on* »* or ComnioiiN. "Burleigh," of the Bust writes from London under the date of April r», as follows : Journal , The House of ('ominous is composed of M » members. By a strange oversight the hall will not hold more than one half of They draw seats for one night, and I Imt after prayers. The drawing consists of the members putting their cards in a little groove on the back of the bench. Those who cannot get seats below have to go into the gallery, und those who cannot sit have to stand. * Tlie House has a literal bar, be low which is the Peers' seat, and no 1 d on the floor of the House of Commons. While the House of Lords has a gallery for ladies and its debates are attended by Indies of quality ns well as others, the House of Commons* will not al low a huly within ils walls. Above the reporters' seat and behind the Speaker, »god closet, capable of holding sixteen persons, with an iron grating, not unlike a nunnery, is found the 'gallant accommodât ion for ladles connected with the House. Within this den and behind the grating, having obtained a written pi r from the Speaker,which is regarded as a great privilege, ladies sit and hear the debates, although they are invisible to the debaters. The reason given for this custom lipotent in this country—it is an old custom. The great hall of William Rufus, known as Westminster Hall, in which the mightiest events of the nation have trans pired, Is now only a vestibule to the House of Commons. The Speaker embodies the dignity of the House. He is chosen for life. He usually serves for about six years, then takes a pen sion and goes into the House of Lords, lie lias a salary of $30,000 per annum, cupies a sumptuous house,most magnificently furnished at the expense of the nation, plate belonging to the house with which lie gives ceremonial dinners cost the nation the opening of • St ness the in them. y< oi ed the realm is alb in y ed Ileoc • Every night, *850, the House, procession from the house to the clmir. The Speaker wears his wig and robes. The huge :e, gold gill, as much ns a man can lift, is horn before him. The slate sword, double handed, after the fashion of Richard of the lion heart, over six feet long, gilt scabbard and jewelled hilt, is borne by the sword hcliiud holding his train, and a chaplain in full rig, completes the pr«> . A bedizened official precede* the party, crying out, "Oyez! () vcz! make way for the honorable Speaker!" All fail hack and uncover while he enters and takes his seat. Few are present at prayers. There is an understanding that no business shall be »lone for the first half hour. This gives time for prayers inside and talk out. Members sit with their hats on the Chair or move fr» outsider lias isterial leader ihe opposition on the other send a list to the Speaker each evening. No other member will be The division of the House is very curious. It operates frequently like a snap judgment. A call is made for a division. A three-min ute glass iu front of the Speaker is imme diately turned. When the sands run »mt the doors are closed, aud no one is admitted •owds lentble of \ hearer. 1 unless they addless their •als. An chance to speak. The tnln • side and the leader of until the vote is taken. Memlicrs are in all sorts of places—in the library, in the smok ing-room, in the eating-room, in the lobbies, in the committee rooms. To reach these absent ones, and get them in the House within three minutes,is often adiftleult task. There are thirty-six bells, leading from the Mouse of Commons to all parts of the great building. Immediately on the call for a di vision these bells are rung. Whippers-in are busv and men scramble from all imagin able places to get inside the House before the three minutes expit orable. The do the second, get in. Men the room,go through diflbrent passages,have their names written twice, and come hack by different doors. The speakiug in the House is as laul us can be imagined. The utterances are indis tirct, the hesitation is painful, and such a thing as orator}' is unknown, Gladstone is the liest speaker in the House. He is a tali, slim, pleasant lookiug man, with a ringing voice. Bui he stands close to the table, grasps it with both bis hands and tcete his toes while he speaks. Disraeli has a good voice, but is slow and prosy on ordi nary occasions, lie is a small, dark com piexioned, Jewish looking man, seldom looks auy one in the face, and glides rather than walks into his seat, as it' he did not wish any one to know he had come. John Bright is a short, thick-set, chubby looking Englishman, who leads the democracy, and with the people is the most popular orator in England. He always sits on the Liberal side, but below tlie gangway, which indi cates tlmt he is at liberty to vote with or against the Liberals as lie pleases. The re porters' seat is behind the Speaker. The men occupy the gallery, n*.il they arc re lieved every ten minutes by new reporters. No man besides them is allowed to make a pencil note even in the House. Vigilant eyes are upon every corner. If a man takes a pencil out to make a mark or write in a book, he is instantly warned to desist or he will be removed from the House. TUc rule is iuex closod promptly The Queen lierself could not file out from different ends of Literary Notes. —The Star , says "they say" Mr. Joseph Gilbert is tlie best pkonographer in Philadel phia. —A new paper called the " Middlesex Worker," has been started at Groton Junc tion, Massachusetts. —Tlie Boston Recorder is not to be re moved to New Yo k, proposed. —The Evening Timen is the tille of a daily newspaper just commenced publicat ion * in Baltimore by Air. Wui. D. Hughes. It V makes a good appearance, and professes con servative independence in politics. —Mr. Morris R. Hamilton has withdrawn from the editorial conduct of the Newark (N. J.) Journal. The paper is tlie Demo cratic organ of tlmt city, and is by prosperous as either of the Republic pets, tlie Courier and tlie Advertiser. —An exhibit published in the Philadelphia papers shows what must be very gratifying figures to the Evening Bulletin. During the months of January and February its re ceipts for advertising reached asd were larger than any other paper In the city except tlie Ledger. It is a very suc cessful newspaper enterprise, and we gratulate its fortunate conductors. —The first number of the New York Her ald from its new office was issued day. Tlie proprietor anticipates being able before lie is much older to deliver the liera. * daily to subscribers in Washington, moud, Cincinnati and St. Louis, a lew mi utes after publication, by pneumatic expre ! visionary titan It. predictions made when the Herald changée, its office before. some time since means P« $27,000, Sun i thinks this is This and That. —Summer dress for canines—muzzlin. —A-gent wanted—by —The building fund of Yale College units to Ç l,r.0ft,000. —The total annual cost of mail convoy re by land in England is X'772, 104. —A lilting a barrel of flour. It is said the Italian innholders make the lowest of their hows to tlie nuvcrsal Yankee. —A man in Missouri was nearly killed by three wild cats. vornan. in Covington killed himself by Mil —All tlie strea overflowing. is in Southcrr esota —A number of fashionable ocntly. —Three children and a vcdilings, r va lit girl were bitten by mad dogs In Covington, Ky., last week. —Edwin Booth lias made for next autumn with Ford's Theatre, ii Baltimore. —There were five hundred in Connecticut in 1 800 than in nt triages ty prevlo y< —General Kilpatrick's first wife's mother has come home since he married the Chilean woman. —Brigham Young has laid iu a supply of new and young wives. He is a vicious old patriarch. —Petty, of Iowa, eloped with anollier nian's wife, leaving Mrs. Petty and six petty Pettys. —Twelve thousand dollars have been offer ed and refused for a span of fast horses iu Buffalo. —Three of the Japanese juggle! in the station house at Hartford on Sunday night for going a Japanese bender. vs he has c twenty blacksmith —A journey been striking for hire wages the s, with uniform suces y f thousand dollars premium is ottcr tlic Illinois State -Nit ed for the best dcsigr House. —The last registration in New York ( itv ».'ll voters, increase of shows 1 seven hundred vor the last registration. —There arc eight AI ary land students i States. hundred and seventy - illeges of other —A scriptural student, who has just heard of the Russian treaty, says Uncle Sam is like the prodigal son, because he is substance in a fur country. —It is said that AI ark Twain is ab( listing his t» to Europe to attempt to H-upy tho ground made vucuut by the »h ath of Arte Ward. —A quiet New England farmer,nominated for Lieutenant-Governor of his Slat»-, in formed tho committee that lie had peculiar qualifications for Lieutcnaut-Governur, "for, gentlemen," said he, " that Is just the offiro 1 have held In my house for the past twenty states that tho —Tlie Londo Inscription Landor,at Florence,is disfigured by a blund er to tho effect that it is "the last sad tribut« Atheimu the tomb of Walter Bavag to his coifc(sfc) and children :" and asks : "Is there no friend of Laiulor who w ill amend this error?"