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VOLUME I.
PAINE SYILIjE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1872.
NUMBER 35.
THE FIKST TEAK.
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-
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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.

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