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On mv darling's rosy cheek A tear, del.ivinjr, seemed to sav And wonlil have said, if tear rotilil speak- How shall I ever pet away?"' For on that bright ami velvet (round. As yet untouched by time or care. 3io track, no furron- conld be found. And so erron-e it lingered there. r liirht ilen rav As dewdrop in the shining 1 . .r iiirmiG summer's ifoldei will failc and die on roseie.u origin. And sink in gladness finite as i. So eentlv died my darling's 'ear Bv smiles and dimple chased away. With no more thought of grief or fear Than dewdrop has of Winter's day. j ,. - TErVl CI.IQIOT.. Beware of the widows! the sages hare said: ' n- . I. .1 I un.l thn. I. u.l u-tfll flit i ne y wy wuu mc nun ..... - .. head! , But of all the gav widow a voungstermav know. It bim slmn, niost or all, sparkling Widow Cli . quot! That head-dress of silver neck slender and line! That throat whence out-gushes a spirit divine! How she tosses her head ! It is queenly! But Oh! , You hail better beware of the Vt idow t liquor. She will dance like a bubble in amber and Iwads! In gushing she's ready at popping she lewis! With mirth and gay laughing she'll evero'er- Then beware! O! beware of the Widow Cliquot! When she's mirrored in crystal, 'tis brighter for Andher kisses are- sweet a the coy virgin's were! ... While she toys with your heart to your head she will go! Then beware, O! beware of the Widow Cliquot! BEXE.1IBER THY JIOTHEH. Lead thy mother tenderly Down life's steep decline; Once her arm was thy support, Now she leans on thine. , See upon her loving face . Those deeplines of care: Think it was her toil for thee L,3ft that record there. Ne'er fovget her tireless watch Kept bv ilav and night, Taking from "bcr step the grace, From hereve the light. Cherish well her faithful heart - Which, through weary years . . Echoed with its sympathy All thy smiles and tears. Thank God for thy mother's love. Guard the priceless Imnii ; For the bitter parting hour Cometh all tm soon. When thy grateful tenderness Loses iKiwer to save. , Earth will hold no dearer spot Than thy mother's grave! SO lUtr.S THE WORLD. Our varied days pass on and on Onr hopes faile unfulfilled away. And things which seem the life of life Are taken from us day by day; And yet through all the busy streets. The crowd of pleasure -seekers throng; The pupets play, the showman calls. And giissips chat the whole day long, And so the world goe. ou. Onr little dramas come to naught; Our lives may fail; our darling plan llav crumble into nothingness; Our lirmest castles fall to sand; And yet the children sing and dance. The money-makers laugh and shout, i The stars, unmiudl'ul, still shine bright, Unconscious that our light is out. And so the world goes on, The house grows sad that once was gay. The dear ones seek their Blessed Home, And we mav watch ami wait in vain To hear their well-known footsteps come. And yet the sunlight checks the floor. And makes the summer shadows long; The rose-buds at the casements bloom. The bird pnnrs forth his cheerful song. And so the world goes on. The Test of the Heirs; OR The Secret of Randolph Abbey, BY THIS AUTHOR OF "The Wrecker's Dauijhter;" "The Detect ive's Story," "The Jfaid of Arline," etc., etc. fur i mi'cn A " r --.-1- 1 HAT is more than 1 can tell you, ami all I know ot him is that I have heard his sharp quick ! step, which certainly is the step of a man, going across the hall to the librurv. where Aletheia, receives him, and an hour or so later I have heard the same tread as he leaves the house. Then the srallouiiiZ of his horse sounds for a moment on the around, and that is all that anyone at Randolph Abbey liears of the only friend sue seems 10 possess. "Does even Gabriel not know him?" X "lie may have seen him," lt he does not know him I am sure. It is quite wonderful how little knowledge he has acquired concerning Aletheia, eonsider ; iug the means he has taken to penetrate her secret means which, 1 confess to you.I shoiildhave scorned to employ,even though, like him, my dearest interests were at stake. For instance he has more than once tracked her in her mysterious morning walks lVl...ft rlnaa aim ivalk PVPrV llnvV asked Lilias in astonishment; "I found her this morning lying quite exhausted in the verauda. She must have been to a srreat distance surely she does not do the same every day ?" "Every day, as far as I know, she does walk to urecisely the same spot, and that several miles distant. It is certainly be- vond her strength, for she is often in "state ot frightful exhaustion when she - .ati,i-a Rut. pvfii in the coldest snrm? mornings she used to leave 'the house, long before it was light, to make this pilgrimage. It seems she wishes to avoid the observation she would iucur later in .1. , xiiu Kin y . "Then it was cruel of Gabriel to fol- ' Jow her." . "It was, but I think he is often mad dened to find how his great love comes ; beating up against the rock of her im penetrable culm, like waves upon the shore, leaving no trace behind." "Do von know." said I.ilias, with a wondering look in her cloudless eyes, "I think Gabriel has his mysteries too, like everyone else in this strange house. I snn understand his watching Aletheia, if fits whole heart is ever turning to her as you describe, but it is not her alone, for in the short time I have known him, I am Mire he has managed to find more about me man A ever hiien injstrn. a ..wo, m'., blue eyes of his seem to look so stealthily into one's soul. Iain convinced lie could tell you everything I have done aud said the whole of this day. You know Sir Michael made me stay with him ever since morning.but I never passed out of his room without meetiiisr Gabriel Vir J he passage." "That I can easily believe. I always feel as if Gabriel acted in this delectable abode the part of a cat watching innumer flhlemice. He has an anomalous sort of (Character, but one of his qualities is suf ficiently distinct, which is a very acute . penetration. He can divine the most in tricate nfl'airs from the smallest possible indications. For my own part, I make . not the slightest attempt to conceal my in nermost thoughts from him. Happily I liave nothing to hide, but, if I had, I Khouldlethiiu know it at once. It would nave all trouble as he would certainly find it out." "But what do yon mean by an anomo- lons character?" said Lilias, "A sort of double nature. He seems to in to have naturally good impulses, on which some guiding band lias engrafted a cnlculatins disposition that sorely warps them. He has no control whatever over his passions,yet the most perfect over his iontward words and actions, whereby he !rCtually conceals them w henever he so )jees. t'ertatn it is mat in; nas an in domitable w ill to w hich everything else Is subservient. But much of this incon sistency of his character may bo attribu ted to liis position. True he is the nephew of Sir Michael Randolph the possible heir of Randolph Abbey but he was edu- a shamed of her, I presume, and I some times think we should have the key-stone to Gabriel's character in a violent ambi tion , were it not so neutralized by his not less violent love for Aletheia. Dear Lilias, why do you start so? What do you iCf? v" 'He Is there," she said, half frightened and glancing to the open door through which, with his soft steps, Gabriel was enteritis. "Of course, considering whom we were speaking of," said Walter, laughingly, 'it is an invariable rule, you know. Come along Gabriel," he added, tnrning to his cousin, "I need not mention that we were discussing you, as by the simple rule of cause and effect, it was that, circumstance which produced your appearance." "Xot by my overhearing yon," said Gabriel quickly. . "My dear feilow, there was not the least occasion for that. You were obey ing a mysterioti law, which is summari ly stated in a proverb quite unfit for ears Hlite.But your arrival is most opportune. Your services will be of great value to Lilias and myself. Allow me to offer you a chair, and invest yon at once with your office." "And how am I to be made useful?" said Gabriel, attempting by a forced smile to sympathize with Walter's manner of viewing the subject. 'Why you must know,"and he laid an emphasis ou the word must, for Lilias' behoof, "that Miss Lilias Randolph and I have begun a. course of moral dissection of the inhabitants of this house, in which she acts the part of a young and very inexperienced surgeon, and I that of.-.t .-lost grave and potent doctor. We had, just finished you off, and were proceed ing to the dismemberment of the rest of the family. In this interesting study I 'think you can materially assist us, seeing you have some very sharp and subtle in strument for this species of anatomy." "I was not aware I jiossessetl any such," said Gabriel, -'it would ill befit me in my position to make myself a judge of any here." "Now don't 'begin to be humble and make us ashamed of ourselvos. I con sider it quite an imiortant matter to Lilias that he should know her ground here as far as possible. So let tis parade the remainder of our dear relations before her as fast as we can." A strange smile passed over Gabriel's face, as if he don I) ted that the gentle lilias and the frank-hearted . Walter, would discover much concerning that ntricate ground on which they stood. But he made tno remark, and simply said : "And who stands next on the list after my unworthy self?" "That is for Lilias to determine. - We await vour orders Lilias dear." You are learning to speak Irish, she said, smiling. "A most likely consummation, mur mured Gabriel. Oh ! I could say better things than that in Irish," said Walter, coughing oft'the slight confusion his cousin's re mark, hail produced, "But you must really tell us whom you propose for our Inspection, or this council of war will last till midnight." "This council tor tne preliminaries oi war," said the low voice of Gabriel, giv ing an unpleasant aspect ot truth to an expression which vv alter nau maue carelesslyaud with no special meaning. For a moment Lilias. made no answer. The thought which had been present with her throughout the .whole ot tins conversation, and that which alone in deed had given it auy interest for her, was, that she might obtain some infor mation respecting Hubert Lyle. , Yet now that the time was come when she must name him, or lose her opportunity, she felt in a lower degree, something of that unwillingness to broach the sub ject, which we have to mention any recent act ot self-devotion, ine solemn music' which had been the means of leadins; her into his presence the un earthly serenety with which his soul had looked at her tnrougn tnose eyes tuat reminded her of the still waters of some unruffled lake, where only the glory of heaven is reliected and, above all, hi3 ufirmity so meekly borne, had invested him with asacrednessin her mind, w hich made her feel as if it was almost a prota nation to speak of him to indifferent ears. With a slight trembling in the voice, which did not escape the quick perception of Gabriel, she said : "I nereis yet one oi wuom j. woiuu in quire Hubert Lyle." Both her cou3ins started at the name, but Gabriel instantly repressed hisaston ishineut. while Walter as freely give vent to his. Is it possible you have heard of him already who can have been bold enough to mention him 7" ne saiu. "I have not only heard of him, I have seen him." - "Seen him!" even Gabriel exclaimed at this. Lilias looked up with a smile. "I think he must be the most mysteri ous of all," she said, "you seein'sb sur prised." "You would not wonder at that if yon knew more of the secrets of this prison- house" said Walter, "which ysu must know is no inapt quotation as regards Hubert Lyhj, for he certainly acts in some resnects the part of Hamlet." "Without Hamlet's soul," saidGab r el "Without Hamlet's madness I should sav rather, for I cannot doubt from all that I have' heard, that Hubert has a soul, thousrh not one which would lead him. like the Prince of Denmark, to make himself an idol of the priuciple of vengeance. "And Lilias is waiting meanwhile to tell us where she saw him,?' said Gab riel. "Is it Lilias or you who are waiting? said Walter laughing, "for my part franklv- confess that my curiosity i rreatlv excited. So pray tell us." And she did so at once, for there was not a thought of guile in her heart. She told how.iii the quiet night, she had heard a solemn voice of music which had called her spirit with au irresistible allurement aud how she had risen up and followed where it led, till it hail brought her in the presence ot him of whom they SpoKe, rillb site went no uinuer. . one suiu uuui- insr of the conversation which had draw these stranger souls more closely together than weeksof ordinary intercourse could have done, for she felt that Lyle ha been surprised into speaking of his pri i'vateleelinggaud. the. subject of his in firmities was one she could, not have brought herself - to -mention.. The sym pathy with which -he had inspired her was of that nature which made her feel as sensitive as she would have done had the affliction been her own. i et, though she did not enter into details, the deep interest she felt for him gave a soft trem ulousnes3 to her voice, which was duly noticed by Gabriel, as he sat looking in tently at her with the keen gaze which his meek eyas knew so well how to give from under their long lahes. "And now," she said, "tell ,me who and what he is; he seems to occupy so strange a position in this house?" "Not more strange than cruel." said Walter ; "he is the son of Lady Randolph bv her first husband. She had been en gaged to Sir Michael before she met Mr. Lvle. who was his first cousin, but she never cared for him, aud yielded at once to the intense passion which sprang up between Mr. Lyle and herself. She mar ried him, and from that hour Sir Michael hated him with such a hate, I belif ve, as this world has rarely seen. When his rival died he transferred this miserable, bitter feding to the son Hubert, simply because the widow had, in like manner, turned all the deep love she had felt for the dead husband on the living son not for bis own merits, for poor Hubert lias her child, were he not his sou also. It has always seemed to me the saddest fate for her unhappy son, to be thus, the ob ject of such vehement hate, and no less powerful love, and yet to feel that he has neither deserved the one nor gained the other, in his own person but solely as the representative of a dead man who can feel no more." "Miserable indeed," said Lilias, fold ing her hands as though she would have asked merey for him. "How cruel ! how cruel! but "his mother, how could she marry Sir Michael when she loved, and still loves, another? This seems to me a fearful thing." "Starvation is more so," muttered Gabriel. " Starvation !" exclaimed Lilias. " Yes," said Walter. " Mrs. Lyle and her son were actnally left in such desti tution at her husband's death, that she certainly married Sir Michael for no other Diirpose but to procure a home for herself and her child. How it came to pass that she was in this extreme pover ty, I know not. Report says that it was the result of Sir Michael's persecution of Mr. Lyle in his lifetime. But I can hardly believe this of our uncle." " No. indeed !" said Lilias. "One thing is certain, that it sorely diminished Sir Michael's delight in mar rying the woman he had loved so long, to find that he must submit to the con tinued presence of her sou in the house. But she forced him into a solemn agree ment that Hubert was always to reside with them, and he agreed, ou condition, that he crossed his path as seldom as pos sible. This pait of the arrangement is almost overdone by poor Lyle, who is, I believe, like most persons afflicted with personal infirmity, singularly sensitive and full of delicate feeling. He never leaves his rooms except to go to to his mother's apartments, unless Sir Michael happens to be absent, when Lady Ran dolph generally forces him to make his appearance among us. I believe his only amusement is playing on the organ half the night, as you found him." " And do none of you ever go to see him, and try to comfort hiin," exclaim ed Lilias. "Do none befriend him in all this house?" 'You forget," said Gabriel hastily, evidently desirous to prevent Walter from answering tilt he nau nunsen spoken, " that anyone who sought out Hubert Lyle, and made a friend of him, would incur Sir Michael's displeasure to such a degree that he would strike him at once off the list of his heirs, and the penalty of his philanthropy would be nothing less than the possible loss of Randolph Abbey." As he said this lie netil ins eyes wuu the most aidant gaze on Lilias, that he mitrlit read to her inmost soul the effect of his speech. But it needed not so keen a scrutiny. The liiuignauou witn which it had filled her sent the color flying to her cheek, and kindled a fire in her clear eyes seldom seen within them. "And who," she exclaimed, "could dare withhold their due tribute of char ity and sympathy to a suttering fellow creature for the sake of the fairest lauds that ever the world saw? Who could be so base, for the love of his own in- , . - t 1 . . . T terest, as to panuer to au unjusu naucu, the evil passions oi another and join with the oppressor in persecuting one who is guiltless of all save deep misfor- ...... u 1.A..A ha unv anh slip. ,. hv noerson whom we know to lie of I few attractions, but solely because he ..... . , It.. 1 1,1. ..A.t.A .....1 l.n low station, ami I neiieve must lie cquaiiy wolnmind." "His mother?" asked Lilias. "Yes! I Enow nothing of her, nor does lie ever allude to his past life, I do jibt ven know where she lives. He is simply bears his father's name, and looks at her with his father's eyes.- I believe she has even the cruelty to tell him so. She wor ships so the memory of her early love, that she will not have It thought her heart could spare any affection, even to time? Can there be any suchr" she added, In her turn fixing her gaze upon Gabriel. A triumphant smile passed over his lins. Her answer seemed precisely what . . . . ... i. i . i a i-. i . he Hart hooeil it WOU1U oe, uui n anei anxiously exclaimed: i Prav do me the justice to believe that I would not act so. Lilias. I never should have thought of the motive Ga briel assigned as a reason for not visiting Hubert. But, to ten tne iruin, i nave iiu desire to do so, because I believe him, from all I have heard, to be a poor mor- bia visionary, who desires notnrug so much as solitude, and with whom 1 should not have an idea in common " Nor should I be deterred Irom show ing him any kindness for this reason, 1 trust." said Gabriel, with his meekest voice, " 1 merely wished to place you in the possession of facte with which. 1 thought it right you should be acquain ted, m case Hubert should anorn you tne oooortunitv of intercourse, which he has not granted to us. e or it is one oi the noble traits of his fine character, fhat he will not risk our incurring Sir Mich ael's displeasure for his" sake. He is the more generous in tins, tnat, irom ins re lationship to our uncle, he would he heir-at-law after us four. But, in fact, believe there exists not a more high minded and amiable man than he is, m no sense meriting the misfortunes that have fallen upon him. And his digni fied, uumurmering endurance oi mem, could neyer be attributed to insensibili ty, for he is singularly gifted. His wondertul musical taieut is tne least oi his rjowers." ." JVliyGabrielsaid Walter, looking round in -srreat suspicion, "1 never heard you sav so much in praise of Hiv bel t before or. indeed, of anyone," he added sotto voce. I know him, perhaps, better than you do," said Gabriel, watching with delisht. the softened expression of Lil ias' lace, which proved to mm now art fully his words had been calculated to produce the effect he desired. He read in her thoughtful eyes, as easily as he would have doue in a page of fair writtuz. how sue was quietly ue- termining in that hour, that she would seek bv every menus in ner power to ne come the triend ot tins innominate man. and teach him how sweet a solace there may be even in human sympathy and that all the more because her world ly prospects would be endangered there by. It would prove to Hubert that her friendship had at least the merit ot sin cerity, since, in her humility, she im agined it coujd possess no other. But Gabriel had no time to say more, for Sir Michael at this moment joined them, and Lilias rising up, said she believed it was late, and turned to go into tne other drawing-room. Sir Michael looked sharply it the trio, anu as Walter fol lowed his cousm, lie turned to Gabriel with considerable irritation . 'How come you here, sir? I left these two together." "They invited me to join them or 1 should not have intruded," said Gabriel with his customary meekness, but a smile curled his lip which he could not repress. i Sir Machael saw and understood it at once, tie pauseu. lor a moment in thought, and then deciding, apparently like Walter, that it was no use to conceal anything from Gabriel, and more advan tageous to be open with him at once. said : "Gabriel, understand me. If your quick eyes - have divined any of my plans, it will work 3-011 no good tod thwart them."- "But possibly it might avail me were I to further them," said the nephew very softly. "It might," said Sir Michael, "the broad lands of Randolph Abbey could, with little loss, furnish a handsome com pensation to the person, who should as sist in placing therein the heirs I desire to choose." Gabriel's reply was merely .a signifi cant look of acquiescence, and the old man, bestowing on him a smile of appro bation, such as he had never before vouchsafed him, went away well pleased. lie was hrinly convinced that he had enlisted in support of the plan that was already a favorite one with him, the In dividual. amongst all his heirs who he was most positively resolved should never inherit the abbey, both because he rather disliked .him personally, and be cause he could not torgivc lum his moth er's low birth. Could he have seen the sneer with which Gabriel looked after him, he would have been somewhat un pleasantly enlightened as to the real val ue of the ally he had obtained. CHAPTER VII. the splendid drawing room, blazing with heat and light, where the Randolph fam ily were assembled, aud the small room in the other wing of the house which was occupied by Hubert Lyle. It con tained barely the furniture necessary for his use, and this was by his own desire, for it was already sufficiently bitter for him to eat the bread dealt out so grudg ingly, and at least he would not be be holden to his step-father for more than the actual necessaries of existence. Sorely against his proud mother's wish, he had chosen for his sitting room one of the very meanest and poorest in the house, with a single window, low and narrow, which looked out on a deserted part of the grounds. Huhertjliked it all the better for this, as there was no flower garden or greenhouse near to bring the head gardener, with his trim, mathemat ical mind, amongst the wild lieauties of nature. The grass was left, in this part to come up against the verywall of the house, and the ivy and honey-suckle which grew around the window, were allowed to penetrate almost into the room. Fortunately, the noble trees which filled the park stood somewhat apart in this place, and their arching branches formed at this moment a sort of framework to the most glorious picture that ever is given to mortal eyes to look upon the lucid sky of night, filled as it were to overflowing with radient worlds, each hanging in its own atmosphere of glory. I; Wits no wonder that Hubert turned from the low, dark room, so dimly lit with its single candle, to look upon this, the bright landscape of the skies. Within, the scene was certainly uninviting. The heavy deal table, the scanty supply of chairs, the plain writing desk, evidently manv years in use, were the only objects on which the eye could rest, excepting a few books and a small piano, the gift of , Aletheia. with which, srreatly to ins as tonishment, she had presented him one day for she was as completely a strang er to hiin as she was to all the rest of the mily, and had always avoided inter- ourse w ith him as mucii as sue uiu wuu nv one else. This thoughtful act of kindness on her part, however, produced no increased acquaintance between them, as she shrank Irom hearing his express ions of gratitude on that occasion. And, indeed, they seldom met. Aletheia was never in Lady Randolph's room, where alone Hubert was to be met, excepting at rare intervals, when Ssir Michael was ab sent from the Abbey. Hubert sat now at the window. He had laid his heavy head upon the wooden 1 ledge, and his hands fell listlessly on his knee. He seemed full of anxious thoughts, and sighed deeply more than once. From time. to time, apparently th a violent effort, he looked up and gazed fixedly on the tranquil stars, seein- usr to drink 111 tneir pure giory, as though he sought to steep his soul in this light of higher spheres. But ever a sort of trembling passed over his frame, and he would sink down again oppressed and weary. This was most unlike Hubert Lyle' susu- al condition. He was a man of the most ardent and sensitive feelings, but, at the same time, possessed of that moral strength and truthfulness of soul which can only belong to a great character. By this last expression is meant that he was what but few are in this worm, neitner deceiver nor deceived. He did not de ceive himself in any case, nor would he allow i:.fe to deceive him. He saw things as they really were, and he permitted not the Drigtit coloring 01 nope or imagina tion to deck them with talse apparel. JHe did not live as most men do, figuring to himself that he was, as it were, the cen tre of the universe, and that all around him thought of him aud lelt lor lum as he did for himself. He weighed himself, not in the balance of his own self-love, but in that of other mefi's judgments, aud rated himself accordingly. Thus in the earlier davs of his maturity, he con strained his spirit to rise up and look his position 111 the tace, and truly it was one which might have appalled a less feeling heart than his. His outward circumstances were as bit ter as could well be to a high-minded man. He was dependent on the grudg ing charitv of one who abhorred him, and though he would right thanktiilly have goneut troin tnose lnnospiiaoie doors, even to starve, in preference, yet was he liound to endure existence witn- iu them, by a promise which his mother had extorted from him as a condition of their marriage, that he never would leave Randolph Abbey without her consent. This marriage he knew was to save her from a blighting renury which was kill ing her and, moreover, sue conceaici from him that cruel hatred of Sir Mi chael, which was the only heritage his father left him. o ttuuKing no evu ne gave her the promise which bound him as with an iron chain to abide under the roof of his unprovoked enemy. But heavier even than unjust hatred was the weight upon soul and body of his own deformity, for if the first shut up one human heart from him, and turned its power of attention to gall for his sake, the other cast him out forever from the love of all human kind. He knew that his poor frame could call forth 110 oth er feeling from thein but a cold, most often a contemptuous pity. And yet, w;hen he looked out i nto the world the dark, tumultuous, agonizing world that verv sea of human hearts, all beating up upon the stormy shores of a life, against which tney are lorever broken and shattered, he saw, passing through the midst of it sill, a soft, pure light, shedding warmth and brightness even on the dreariest scenes, and causing men to forget all pain, and privation ant' misery a light to which the saddest eyes turned with a joyous greeting, and on which the gaze of the dying lingered mournfully, till the coffin-lid forever shut it out from their fond longing. And he knew that this one blessed thing which could overcome the strong, fierce evils ol life, like the maul in the pride ot her pur ity, before whom the lion would turn and flee; was called human love, in the doting hearts of men. Human Love! The one sole, unfailing joy of ourmerely mortal existence. And was it for him? Should he ever have any share in it? Never! The seal was set upon him in his repulsive appearance, that he was to lie au outcast from his fellow-men. His deformity was a burden upon his back, with which he was driven out into the wilderness, there to abide in utter soli tude of soul. The promise of life was abortive for him ere he had begun it. Hubert Lyle understood all this at once He saw how it stood with him and how It was to be, on to the very door of the grave. So he folded his hands upon his breast and bowed down his head. He tecepted his destiny, tor he felt that th was not! the all of existence. He knew how strangely sweet beyond the tomb shall seem all the bitterness of this life. He saw that the earth was to be to his soul what it is to the out waul eyes on a starry winter's night. He knew what a contrast there is in that hour betweei the world aliove and the world below the one lies so dark and cold, full only of black shadows anil the howling ot mourn fill winds, while the lucid sky that over hangs it, replete with DrightHess and giorv, teems with radiant- stars, which are the type of those eternal aud glorious shapes that clnster lor nson tne outskirts of the heaven ot revelation. And so 1 was to be for him. His spirit was to walk in this world as in a bleak mid sunless desert, but it was to be forever canopied over 'With one hright. and boundless thought, wherein we set inimitable and numberless, the staiiike hopes of our eternity. fTO BK rONTINl'Kn.l A.VCCDOTES OF Pl'BLIC JO.EX. BX COL. J. W. FOKKEY. NO. LVIII. While I was editor of the Washington Vuion, under the administration of Pres ident Pierce, a very interesting incident took place at a dinner at my toriner resi dence, now the Census Bureau, on Eighth street, uear F. It was attended by a number of the Democratic leaders, in cluding John C. Breckinridge, of Ken tucky, Lawrenee M. Keitt, of South Car olina, Jesse D. Bright, of Indiana, John Slidell, of Louisiana, aud several whose names I can not remember. Hon. Sam uel S. Cox, then a very young man. known rather for his book, "The Buck eye Abroad," and for his talents as an occasional lecturer, was among the guests, and did me the honor to write au editorial against the Know JNotmngs the proof of which was sent to us while we were at the table, and read aloud for the general delectation. Mr. Keitt was full of humor, and took special delight in teasing Mr. Breckinridge by his rail lery of the Kentuckians the peculiar habits and ideas. The retort of Breckin ridge was recalled to me the other eve ning at the reporter's banquet in Wash ington by Mr. Cox, who, after having been appointed Secretary of Legation to Peru, in 1855, was chosen a Representa tive in Congress from Ohio for three suc cessive terms, aud then, on his removal to the city ot New York, chosen several terms to the same body, in which he nbw figures as one of the ablest advocates of the Democratic party. Breckinridge wittily described a recent trip to South Carolina, and his meeting with several of the original secessionists one of them a militia officer in Keitt's district, who had just returned from a traiuing,c1othed in faded regimentals, with a huge troop er's sword at his side, aud a chapeati si.r- mounted with a verv long plume, lie was full of enthusiasm for "the cause," and discanted with particular eloquence upon what he called the wrongs of the South. "I tell you, sah, re can not stand it any longer: we intend tq fight; we are preparing to fight ; it is impossi ble, sah, t hat we should submit, sah, even ror au additional hour, sah." "And irom what are vou suttering?" quietly asked Breckinridge. "Why,.sah, we are suf fering under the oppressions of the Fed eral Government. We have been suffer ing under it for thirty years, and will stand it no more." "Now," said Breck inridge, turning to Keitt, "I will advise my young friend here to invite some of his constituents, before undertaking the war, upon a tour through the North, if only for the purpose of teaching them whit an almighty big country they will have to w-hip before they get through!" The ettect was irresistible, and the im pulsive but really kind-hearted Sou h Carolina Hotspur joined ill the loud laughter excited by Breekinridge's re tort. Somehow the name of Baker is al ways associated in my mind with that of Breckinridge. . You have not forgotten my description of the thrilling scene be tween these two men, after the battle of Bull Run, in the Senate of the United States the eloquent attack of Breckin ridge upon the administration of Mr. Lincoln, and the magnetic reply of Ba ker, who had justcome in from his camp in time to hear the outburst of the Ken tuckian, and to answer it on the spot with such overwhelming force. He was killed in one of the Virginia battles, Oc tober 21, 18G1, and on the 28th ot that month 1 produced in an "Occasional" letter one of his fugitive poems, which is so beautiful, and the last verse of which applies so strikingly to his un timely death, that I copy it here: "TO A WAVE." Dost thou seek a star with thy swelling crest, O wrave, that leavest thy mother's breast? Dost thou leap from the prisoned depths lielow In sjxrn of their calm and constant flow? Or art thon seeking some distant land, i To die in murmurs upon the strand? ll.ist thon tales to tell of the pearl-lit deep. Where the wave-whelmed mariner rocks in sleep? Cans't ttiou speak of navies that sunk iu pride Ere the roll of their thunder in echo died? . What trophies, what banners, are floating free In the shadowy depths of that silent sea? It were vain to ask, as thou rollest afar. Of banner or mariner, ship or star; It were vai j to seek in thy stormy face Some tale of the sorrowful past to trace; Thou ai-t swelling high, thou art flashing free. How vain are the questions we ask of thee. I too am a wave 011 the stormy sea: I too am a wauderer, driven like thee; 1 too am seeking a distaut land, To be lost and gone ere I reach the strand, For the laud 1 seek is a waveiess shore, Aud they who once each it shall wander n morel Pl tPIT POVERTY AND CHHIS TIA.N LIBEHALITY." BY REV. M. P. BARBER. Very strange was the contrast between The hochwohlgeboren gnadige frau- lein Feodora, Dutchess of Saxe-MeininsH ger-Hildberghausen, is dead, and the lo cal undertakers are distressed liecsuse the mere ihsciipton of the name precludes the customary tribute to her virtues ou any ordinary -sized tombstone. The subject of an increased system of payment for clergymen of all denomi nations has lately been occupying the attention of the religious press and many schemes have been advocated, by which to accomplish the desired object. Among others was that of the establishment of cle-ical fund, to be created bv sub scriptions from all the various denomi nations, and 111 an article in regard to this, a certain eminent writer expressed his belief in " the dawn of a better day, when the pulpit shall be no longer the only profession that is doomed to pov erty; and this improvement he expee ted to be produced by the "rising of the tide of Christian liberality." In sub jecting to some slight criticism this de scription ot an itiiegeu evit anu its reme dy, it may lie well to make a beginning with the statement that tne pulpit is the profession dtomed to poverty,". Is that literally the fact? That there are a good m.inv poor clergymen is true, but there are also a good many poor law yers, doctors, authors, artists, actors, as well as poor generally. Usually, it is only the few who reach the head of their profession, or its neigtiDornooa, who can besaidtobein affluence, or even much above moderate comfort ; and as far as this goes, the clerical profession does not lag immeasurably behind. If we have bulges, physicians, successful nov elists, presidents of academies, and other professional men, we nave also Bishops and Deans very well oit, ami Ward Beechers letting their pews by auction and clearing their thousands pi-r annum With respect to the rank and -file of the Church, it is very doubtful whether they have any harder struggle than the cor responding members of other profes sions. Among ourselves, lor instance the Bar presents a greater number ot smaller or larger prizes than any of our Churches: but there cannot be a doubt that, not only proportionally, but abso lutely, there are more briefless advocates than starving rresnyterian ministers and the comparison would tell even more favorably for the Church were we to extend our researches among country doctors, writers lor tne newspapers, or the humbler practitioners with the brush and buskin. Moreover, it should lie borne in mind that the mere fees of any profession do not constitute its entire re muneration. The position aud superior character ot the. occupation are general ly understood to form a considerable part of its attractions and rewards, More especially is this true of the cler gy, themselves being witnesses. For good or evil, a sense of social power is more regularly the possession ol the av erage clsrgyman than ot the average member of theother professions, and he euiovs a far larger share ot the satisfac tlon 01 being able to throw obstacles lit the way ot persons whose views or en torprises he desires to combat. We are regularly assured, too, that the occupa tion of the clergyman is the highest that can engage the energies of man ; and certainly the search for ideas and their application to life ought to lie second to no human employment, in the hands of a competent mau. iu this sense, the clerical profession is an habitual indul gence in those pursuits which most other men are working hard to obtain some leisure for engaging in as their chief aim in lite. A clergyman is a person sup ported t the public expense to enjoy Himself on the purest and best possible scale. In the light of such considera tions, it seems to be putttng the matter too strongly to represent the pulpit as the " profession doomed to poverty." Assuming, however, that a good many clergymen are hard pressed to make ends meet, it may be questioned whether the remedy proposed is the best, or even in any appreciable degrte a hopeful one. The speaker already referred 10 puts his trust iu the " rising of the tide of Chris tian liberality." AVe must say this seems a most precarious security for the perma nent improvement of the pay of a large profession. When the clergy are repre sented as a profession, it is plain that they must be considered as subject to the sauie social laws that affect all other pro fessions or industrial occupations what soever. Their labor will bring its value, and no appreciable increase from liber ality need be looked for. A great mauy people are soi ry that needlewomen and agricultural laborers are so poorly paid, and many needlewomen aud agricultur al laborers accordingly receive occasion al presents from benevolent individuals ; but the regular wages of these classes of persons remain, like those of all ser vants of society, neither more nor less than what they are able to command. And why should it be otherwise with the clergy? What is a clergyman, consid ered professionally? He is simply a skilled laborer, iu a particular depart ment of human Industry. There is a certain large, influential, and wealthy society called the Church, which wants certain work of preaching, praying, do mestic or foreign proselytising, perform ed by persons who are morally and in tellectually qualified for doing such things. To procure such labor it must go into the market and pay the necessa- ly price. But why should it pay more than the necessary price? If it can get suitable men to agree to do the work for a certain sum. why should it give a half more, or double? The Church has other things to do with its spare money than give it in presents to clergymen. For one thing it may employ more clergy men with it. If a good missionary, lor instance, can be got to go to India for $300 a year, it would be folly to thrust $600 upon him. It would be worse than folly, it would be cruelty to Hindoos, bv depriving them of all the good which might have been done them by a second missionary at $300 a year. In the same article much astonishment was expressed at the fact that "pious people, lovers of Jesus Christ, maiiy of them take so little interest in regard to the comfort and condition of their min isters :" and the statement was made that throughout the whole Church, trained as it is to the giving of money, only some aoo subscribers could be got lor this clerical fund. Are not these facts enough to show the inefficiency of " liberality," even " Christian liberality," as a substi tute for economic law ? If more Ivere wanted, how comes it that Christianity has existed for eighteen centuries, and yet, iu spite of both its liberality aud its fears, the pulpit is !till " doomed to jwv erty?" Liberality is well enough in its own exceptional and unexiiected way, but where it becomes systematic it de feats its own aim. Waiters have their " chance," and letter-carriers their Christmas-box, but they are really not much the better for these, since they come to lie reckoned 111 settling their wages. And, without adoubt, tliechurcli that was known to be good for so many turkeys at Christmas, would simolv end in making the money salary so much smaller than it would otherwise have been. It U impossible for churches 01 clergy to escape the operation of the common law of thu market, and if the lergy really are under-paid, it can only lie because that law is not having room to work freely, and it is for them to con sider whether they are prepared to do one or more of several apparently ob vious things to set it at liberty, and the remedy is 111 their own hands. They have the power to admit or reject candi dates for admission into their own ranks. and a learned test, str.ctlv applied. would semi up tne price 01 the whol calling, according to the unassailable doctrine that a good article must be well paid tor. Are not the clergy much to Dlametor allowing a great many very In ferior articles to hud their ways into the saleroom, thereby misleading the public Into pernicious purchases, and compel ling the disposal ot better goods at a sac rince? nave they not iiirtner stood 111 their own light by systematically decry ing the application of the market law to their own labor? Ot course, If money is really no object to them that is to say, t they do not care whether they are comfortable or uncomfortable, provided only they can get as much preaching done as possible that is another matter. But, then, they must not complain ot poverty of the profession. If, on the other hand, they want to make a decent livelihood by means ot their labor, they must not be ashamed of what is implied in its sale. They must go on assailing nitny lucre ana representing money as a mere root of evil. The community are uncommonly likely in such a case to take them at their word, and tor once to ex hibit the kindness of not pressing upon them a commodity which they affirm to be so highly oujectionauie. Perhaps too, if the clergy, iu cases where they arc insufficient! v paid would simply act upoi the homely priuciple of cutting their cart according to their cloth, it would be better in the end lor themselves and for their paymasters. by should a clei gymaii go 011 keeping up appearances. which his merns . will not wittily, to gratify people whoss genteel ideas would be shocked oy want ot the appearances. but who o lot pay lortheir maintenance If some clergyman would only take to preaching iu a neatly-cut home-made suit of moleskins (possibly the best that he can truly afford), and if he would get 111s wue to taKe in uressmaKing, it would probably teach the lesson 111 a way that no amount of remonstrance ever will do, that, if they want a gentlemanly ex terior along with their religion, thev must pay for it. If it be said that this is to expect a degree ot courage beyond average human nature, it can only lie re plied that those who profess to teacl men to be true must begin by being true tuemseives. A man with a moderate salary should wear only a homespu coat. If he will have broadcloth, and sullers tor it, serve mm right. The cler gy, like other people, if thev want to be helped, must begin by helping them selves. ityfull of spires; then a dense forest with a log hut covered with snow. On another was a frozen volcano and a water-spout. One pane looked as if a young hurricane was just started, and another had an earthquake pictured out. Next cjimea lake with boats all frozen in, and boys skating. On another pane I noticed that the great pyramid of Kgvpt was tipped bottom upward ou the top of Bunker llill monument, and all the news-boys were up there at a pic-ule. Trinity church had made a voyage to Rome iu a balloon, and alighted 011 the dome of St. Peter's and hung out the American flag from the cupola. On the next window the Capitol at Washington was propped up with rails, like a barn. to keep it from falling; all the windows n tne Capitol were curtained with cham- paigne bottles stuck full with cigar- toppers. I thought these very queer pictures. and supposed thej irtist must be crazy to mix tilings up so. when i saw on another pane a dandy looking iu a mirror with 111011 Key, aud quarreling with him about which face belonged to him. Poor Jacko was verv unwilling to give up Lis phiz, but the dandy would claim it as his own, so Jacko was'obliged to yield. Now, children, can von tsruess who that sly paiuter is? 'Tis Jack Frost, ho sometimes nips vour ears! But there is another paiuter who makes ugly pictures on your heart. You had better look for him and keep him out of your sleeping rooms. He has three names bad books, bad company, and bad habits. His paintings are very hard to rub out: they will stand heat aud cold, and will always stick to you, so that every body can see what frightful daubs they are. ! But if you keep your hearts very "clean his color will not spread, and perhaps the angels will come and paint some j beautiful pictures there. CH19IKS ASM CASI ALTIE8 or has taken the dying deposition 1 injured man, aud Corry is under t I!NDI TH1T Or EXGLISH WOMEX. All English traveler writes : I can as sure you that, having lived in different istles ana manor-houses of Great Brit- am, and been accustomed to the indus trious habi ts of d uchesses and eon messes. I was utterly astonished at the idleness of American flue ladies. No English wo man of rank!(with the exception of a few parvenus) from the Queen downward, on Id remain for one-half hour unem ployed, or sit in a rocking-chair, unless seriously ill. They almost all, with hard ly an exception, copy the letters ot busi ness of their husbands, fathers or broth ers, attend minutely to the wants of the poor around them, aud even take part in their amusements, and sympathize with their sorrows; visit and superintend the cnools; work in their own gardens; see to their household concerns; think about their visitors; look over the weekly ac counts not only of domestic expenses, out ot ten those ot the farm and the estate; manage penny clubs iu conjunction with the working classes, to help them to keep themselves; and with all these occupa tions, ny early nours, they keep up their acquaintance with the literature and pol itics of the day, and cultivate the accom plishments of music and drawing, and often acquire besides some knowledge of scientific pursuits. The late Marchioness of Laitdsdowne was so well acquainted witn tne cottagers 111 her neighborhood, that she used to visit and look at the corpses of the dead, because she found that her doing so soothed and comforted the bereaved. I have known her to shut herself up with a mad woman in her poor weiung, wno used to lock the door, and could not be induced to admit any one else. Lady Landsdowne'sonlv daughter usea once one Hundred guineas (given her by her father-in-law, Lord Suffolk, to ouy a uraceiet; to Diuia pig-sties, with his permission, at her husband's little oiintry residence. She educates her own children without assistance teaching the boys Latin and the girls all the usual branches of education. The late Duch ess of Bedford, I accidentally discovered wnen on a visit to Jioourn, had. tor thir ty years ot ner married me, risen at six o'clock, summer and winter, lit her own fire, made some tea for the duke aud her self, and then, as he wrote his own let ters of business, she eonied them, and they came down to a large party of guests :u ten o ciock, to dispense breakfast without saying one word of their matu- tinary avocations, so that you might have oeen a visitor in tne house without find- ng out that the Duke and Duchess had transacted the necessary business of the nay neiorc, perhaps, you had risen. would rather mention those' that have gone to their reward than write of women still amongst us ; but you may believe me wnen 1 say tnat t am constantly amongst those who live such lives of energy and usefulness, but thev so einnlov them selves without ostentation, or au idea that they are doing more than their sim ple duty. PICTI RKS Olf TH E WINDOW PANES by HKI.F.N mai: it. One day last week a shy little artist crept into my sleeping room and hid le- hind the door till I was in bed and the fire went out 111 my stove. This little fellow was a verv line nnin ter, but he never works in a warm room Heat spoils all his pictures. He has wonderful facility for novelties, vet 1 never uses more than one color, and un derstands light and shade to a charm I crept into bed, never drcamhig that he was near, out not being very sleepy laid awake iiiiiiKing ot the many pretty childreu who love to hear me tell stories. By-and-by I heard a click, clicking noise out by my wash-stand : ihen I knew he was getting his palette and brushes ready for a night's work; so tucking the quills closely around my neck I went to sleep. When I awoke "the next mornliig.wii.-it a splendid spectacle was presented to my view! Kvcry window pane In mv room was covered with lieautiful pictures, and a crystal bridge was built aoross mv wash-bowl. Ou one pane was a leaiitiful cascade dashing among the rocks; then an old meadow , full of rotten logs and stumps, with a squirrel sitting on a rail, cracking nuts; next came an old ruined castle.and mountains iu the dlstauce; now a large BELIEF AND UNBELIEF. BY REV. GEO. H. HKPWOKTH. Ill the olden times bovs were catechized every day, perhaps over drilled, the fath er himself saw that his boys had a prop- . l 1 1 c 1..: - ei tucuiuuicni luuiiuuuuii. it e are now taking an awful revenge upon the past; we are now careless, and live without any direct purpose, auy definition in our heliel, and what is the consequence? v nenever a terrioie crime occurs, or teniR-sl or whirlwind of crime sweeps over the country we do not shudder at it, we only prick up our ears aud listen to what is said about it. We hear ol things which poison men's minds, and impugns women's virtue. God forgive us You ought to know belter ; vou ought to know more 01 the bond between husband and wife, father aud mother. These loose theories do not mean liberty but licen tiousness. 1 would rather bring up my children in the creeds of any counsel that ever convened, than to bring them up 111 looseness 111 religious matters, What am 1? Am I simply a straw float ing 111 the current ot tune, without aim or aspiration ? Is there a God above me ? Are you absolutely certain that God is right above you, 111 your life, intertwined iu all your actions, that He follows you to your business, and watches while you buy and sell are you sure of it? Then you are not born yet; vou are living in iiarhiiess. tv nere am 1 going wnen stop Dreaming, uoou uou, is not this au imKrtant question ? The body is buried under the daises, under the sod: but I where am I going? Think of this, dear menus, twenty years irom now the majority of those living will hav closed their eyes in the mystery called ueatii. iuen wnere is an vour moncv your political influence. All good for nothing ! Aud there you lie stiff aud cold, and almost repulsive! Tne sooner you are buried the better! Ought w not to stand still, and think about the future, and fix some definite sh.-uie. God has given us rules, what to do and how- to do it ; He tells you where to start, and where you will go after death. If there is one thing effective in religion, It is Kruiiiiiuc. no grateim anu Deiieve ii God, and He will help you. Look at tin prow of a vessel. Faith, which fights upposiuuiL, huh ine man w no believes 1 God will be safe and conquer all iu the end. Belief in God is like a shin with GoJ atthe helm. No matter what storms arise, the violent tempest, anything, so mis us jour iu.isier is at ine wneei and your faith is unwavering, nothing will nu n you ; j on nuu ine waves triumph aiiuy, anu ai last anchor 111 the peacel harbor oi the Father's presence. Make your faith, live by it, act by it; that religion, that is Christtaulty. J. S. Johnson was shot and killed hv Deputy Sheriff C. C. Powell at Arkadei- pnia, Arkansas, on Tuesday- night, in a personal encounter. Powell escaped. ' Elizabeth Thomnson. colored, sowl thirty, is supposed to have been murdered in her house, and burned by her murder ers, at Sacramento, California, on Fridav night. At Mechanicsburg, Ohio, on Wednes day, Mrs. S. I). Garby of that place burned herself and child mortally by kindling a fire in the stove with coal oil, when the can exploded in her hand. Bernard Behler, employed in Miller's brewery in Salem, Illinois, fell into a boiler filled with boiling water, 011 Fri day, and was dead in a few minutes. So badly was he scalded that 'the flesh came oft' down to the bone. A painter named James Sutton, while moving a scaffolding at the new depot at Richmond, Indiana, on Friday morning, fell to the floor, a distance of thirty feet, crushing his skull and producing almost Instantaneous death. At Waukesha, Wisconsin, a stranger, supposed to be from Milwaukee, shot himself at the National Hotel, on Sunday night. A letter found on his person, signed Oscar Hamlet, gives as a reason for the rash act disappointment in love. Francis J. Haltzneau, while endeavor ing to enter a house of ill-fame kept by Margaret Gilchrist, at Pittsburg, on Sun day morning, was attacked and fatally stabbed by Owen Peter Corry. The May- of the arrest. Thomas Bensinger, a German resident of Terrc Haute, was found 011 Tuesday iu the woods near that city, sitting mi- rlght on a log with a bullet hole thrnuudi lis head, having apparently been dead about a week. .He was 'undouhtedlv murdered and placed in the position found. On Saturday afternoon. William vc hit, a middle aged man residing at Little Sandusky, about seven miles south of Upper Sandusky, was found dead with the top of his head entirely shot oft. The cause is unknown. When found he was still grasping the ramrod of the rifle, which was laying near by. A Chronicle special savs. at Bowers- towu, Ohio, a desperate young man ame George Clark, living in that nlace. shot his sister with a rifle because she threw snow at him. The ball passed through the right thigh jnst below the hip joint, thence nearly through the left thigh. Clark was arrested. At Milwaukee, on Tuesday, the boiler of Best's South Side Brewery burst with tprridc concussion, smashing windows in the neighboring houses, and carrying fragments of the boiler and engine room for blocks around. One side of the build ing is a perfect wreck. No lives were lost. 1 he damage is estimated at about five thousand dollars. At Mcintosh's Camp, on the St. Jo- eph and Denver Kailroad. near Fair- bury, Kansas, two or three davs ago. 11 desperado called Kentucky Jack" shot and killed two men. one of them Mcintosh's clerk, and the other his cook. The in mates of the camp tied the murderer to stake, and were about burning him alive when he was rescued by the authorities. A man named Francis Poots was found dead in the woods on Thomas McGuire's farm, two miles west of Akron on Mon day. He had lived this w inter with Me- Guire, and on Monday had gone out to the woods to chop. He was found lying on his face. A post mortem examination was held, and his heart was round much diseased, and the main artery to the heart was ruptured. The jury brought in a verdict that he came to" his death from disease of the heart. On Saturday evening Mr. A. Morrow- entered the rear of his store to draw a can of 11011 explosive rosaline burning fluid. The gas Ignited from the lighted candle in his hand and an explosion in stantly followed, shattering the brick walls of the building and seriously burn ing Mr. Morrow. The blazing contents of several oil barrels ran into the base ment of the store adjoining. The flames were soon extinguished, however, and the loss was principally by water. At St. Louis, a week or two ago. Harrv Hawkins shot and dangerously wounded August Isner. Ou being arraigned, on Friday, the prosecuting attorney said Is- ner uiu not uesire to press the case, be lieving Hawkins shot hiin bv mistake and asked the judge's opinion as to the propriety ot dismissing the charge. Judge Callcu said to do so would be to compound a lelony, as the shooting was not only a crime against Isner, but against society at large, and he neremnt. orily ordered the prosecution to proceed Four men and one woman, supposed to Kn 1. - . 1 : I I . "re 01 mievcs wno nave neen working 111 Columbus for a few days, were examined by the Mayor of that citv 011 Monday. As they were not identified as the parties who robbed Eberly's safe, they were committed to jail in default of twenty-five dollars each, as suspicions cnaraciers, ami oecauseihey did not heed tne warning to leave the city last Friday. the men paid the woman's tine, and sent her to Cleveland. The woman claims to nave relatives 111 Cleveland who occupy prominent social positions. Monday night, a farmer named Daniel Kramer, residing about nine miles west ot Auburn, Schuylkill county, was brn- tauy muruereu, and his wife left for dead, Mr. Kramer's son, on entering his fath er's house the next morning, found M motuer on tne oeu with her skull fear fully fractured and still living, -but una. ble to speak. The father was found about one hundred yards Irom the house, with Ins brains beaten out and frozen to the ground. No trace of the murderers lias oeen discovered. The murderers robbed the house. M rs. K ramer ca 11 not recover, MELANGE, A Boston girl is so absent-mi ndc.1 that she kisses any of her male acquaintances she may happen to meet under the im pression that the aforesaid are her dearest female intimates. The practice is ren dered all the more unaccountable from the fact that the mistake seldom or never occurs except when the recipient of the Affectionate salutation U yonngaud good looking. Castle is a tower of strength to Rosa." Hermann, the prestidigitateur, isdead. An Indianess choked to death with a crumb. Wheat is still burning in the Chicago elevators. The real torch of Hymen is said to be a love match. Woman's rights in Leap Year The rites of matrimony. A Brookfield, Connecticut, mau has named a prize rooster Robinson, because Robinson Crusoe. " Swearing off" amounts to something in Detroit. Three saloons In that city have failed since the 1st inst. Query for medical archaeologists: Does the title of M. D. date from the MD. century, as some affirm? Herr Stohr, the chairman of a social ist gathering at Kiel, has been arrested for telling treasonable stolirlcs. When the rural press applied to U. S. G. the classical phrase, 'ot Ctrtar,'' fcc,, we are tempted to respond decided ly that Ciesar oughtn't. ' Mnie. Ristori, in her late railway acci dent, suffered a fracture of the knee-pan. tor which her surgeons have tllmculty in finding a ne-pauthe. According to advices from Arizona the peace arrangement of the Apache In dians was only a patched-up affair which they are now preparing to break. A teetotal society has been organized in St. Petersburg, which is! exiiected to obviate the frequent termination of Russian family names in wisky. The Central Park Zoological collec tion has been enriched by the addition of an agouti, which accounts for a gouty tendency shown by the imitative monkeys. Moral conundrum for good little boys who never eat too much pudding Why is it impossible for a glutton to be a soar ing human bov? Because he's always gobblin.' A North Carolina baby was born with holes in its ears, as if pierced for rings. The doctrine of original sin mav be un sound, but this child certainly has an ear-ring nature. An insurance of $200,000 has been ef fected by the Bostouians on Gilmore's life in view of the probability of his brains being blown out at the forth coming jubilee. The quarrymen of Westerly, R. L, having received an inch have taken an 1, and instead of quarrying are quarryling to such an extent that the military have been called out. The Emperor of Austria, as a result of his diplomatic intercom se with the Ty rol, has been heard to remark that be tween a Tyrolean and a lean tyro there is no appreciable difference. 'John," said a master to his appren tice, as he was about starting on a jour ney,' " you must occupy my place while lam absent." "Thank you, sir." re plied John, " I'd rather slexp with the boys." A Mrs. Reno, of Montgomery, Ala., breasts a baby which weighs thirty-six pounds at the age of six months. It wasn't particularly heavy when first born, but was probably Reno-weighted by baptism. The Legislatorial committees having discovered how deceased paupers are buried on Ward's Island, a colored gen tleman connected with one of our medical colleges observes that "dissection is better than "dat seetiou." A pious burglar in Massachusetts had . his life saved from an invaded house holder's bullet the other night by a Bi ble which he carried in his breast pocket. The case rather puzzles the "special providence " parsons. Thev have a pauper in Dubuque, Iowa, who manages to subsist entirely on milk-punch, without touching any more solid nutriment. The applications for admission to that particular poor-housu are likely to become numerous. An Indiana ladv, under sentence of imprisonment for life, offers $30,000 for a husband. Some lucky bachelor will doubtless speedily avail himself of the first opportunity "ever presented in In diana to secure a really domestic wife. The Agricultural convention recom mends that the Legislature of every State be urged to establish a lioard of agriculture. Superfluous, quite. The bored of agriculture may be found al ready wherever the writings of H. G. . circulate. All the legal tribunals of Memphis have been forced to adjourn for want of coal. No: we have no intention of al luding to the use of Coke iu court, but merely wish to suggest that fuel might be procured by the coalition of a few well-to-lo lawyers. The Scotch police recently interrupted a prize-fight between a male and female combatant, just as the latter had got the former's head into ' chancery," ami was about giving.hini his quietus. The su perior skill of the fair sex in "fibbing" has long been known. A St. Joe physician says heart disease is caused by the use of coal oil. The odor which escapes is the injurious ele ment, and is, of course, more liable to affect the cardiac organ when the light is turned down way down, as foolish young people fancy it o' Sunday nights. Esthetic Nashvillians arc enjoying the performances of a musical prodigy who whistles one tune while accompany ing himself on the piano with two total ly different tunes, one with each hand. Their taste Is probably due to Tennessee whisk)-, which is notoriously connected with corn in the ear. During the recent days of nipping cold, an aggravating shopkeeper in one of the business avenues displayed in his window a large lot of "duck gloves." If they had lieen eider duck, instead of the linen kind, as a shivering observer remarked, there might have liecu some reason for cottoning to them. Rev. Dr. Bellows says a visitor asked a boy of only four years old, a few days since: What do you mean to lie," a minister?" "No," said the honest Imiv. "I want to lie a clown!" The doctor adds: "There is no difficulty iu Iheso days iu uniting both fmietiops,''anil asks, " Which is the most real and fundamen tal character whew they are successful ly blended the clown or the minister?" The latest unexpected heiress is a Miss Nellie Mellon, of Fast Saginaw, Michi gan, who has come into a fortune of $300,. 000 by the death of an uncle in New Or leans". It is needless to state that she ha for years supported herself and her aged mother by needlework. If she hadn't done so of course she wouldn't have had a rich uncle, or at nil events, if she hadn't supported herself meantime his bequest wouldn't have done her much good. The California qiiartx-mtners in Grass Valley are lielligorent In the matter of "patent drills" anil blow out against "giant powder." According to their way of thinking, the inventor who en ables one man to do the work of two U au enemy of the human race. But, calmly considered, such an Invention only injures the other man ; so that un less" each individual operative can prove- that lie is somemxiy else,' ne. can reallv have no logical ground for complaint. " As an instance of decadence of moraU where one would least expect It, the Rev. Roliert Col Iyer has consented t be come a forger for a brilie of $3,000 of fered by the students of Cornell Univer sity. As au extenuating circumstance, however, it should lie mentioned that he Is only going to forge a single horsr- i shoe tor Cornell's lichoof. Had he agree I The passenger train coming north 011 the Louisville and Cincinnati Short Line Railroad, due at Covington at one o'clock Friilay afternoon, fell through the bridge three miles north of KUistou Station. The bridge was iron and wood, known as the Finck suspension truss. It was twenty-five feet high and seventy lect span. It rested on two stone abutments, and was considered safe. The train reached the bridge at 11:20 o'clock, run ning about twenty miles per hour. The locomotive passed over safely. The rest of the train went down, being two pas senger coaches, the tender, baggage, ex press and mail cars, and all w ere piled together in one mass of ruins below. The front passenger car was reduced to splinters, while the others fared hut lit tle better. The fragments of the front car were soon in flames, but by the promptness of Doll and Pullmanii, the engineer and fireman,they w ere subdued. About sixty-five passengers were en board. Of this number two were killed and fifty-two wounded. Surgeous and supplies went from Covington at one iu the afternoon, aud a locomotive followed with surgeons a short time later. The wounded were cared for and placed in cars. Passengers say the wounded were he-iied Iu a horrid mass, and that the scene following was exciti-g in the ex treme. The w on mled passengers joined wuu citizens irom m siirrouudiug coun try and officers of the train in the work of extracting bodies. When the train with wounded arrived at Covington, the suiK-ivis erc conveyed 10 the hotels and St. Klizabeth Hospital. William Quill of Ixinisvllle will probably die. The cloth ing of many of the passengers was liter ally torn from their bodies. Dallas Pull man 11. engineer of the train, was the only one escaping iuiurv. The cause of ine iiriuge giving way is uot yet ex- j 10 make a full set for a mure (bv Merc no j,.-...,. oome 01 1 ne man anu an the allusion is meant to alma mater) the newspapers were lost iu the fire in the case would havelieeu different; he would wreck. . then have been forced to count her feet.