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NUMBER 36. Strange, pensive spirit, wandering afar, Hiding Uiv beautv iu the leafy wool. Shedding thy blessing from the evening star, Kind angel, comforter, ami e.hieftest good Of those who mourn for loved ones far away, -Of thoe who keep Life's gulden blossoms when strange faces crowd about our way. The wailing, hoping heart turns sick and Jaded Longing to tate the crystal streams that low, i Cooling and fret.li, unseen by mortal eves, - From sources that the world can never know, Because from the sweet solitude (hey rise. TO IT C. L BBOWS. We have parted true; but, oh! bow long Will thisdread separation last? ' An there uo memories garnered np To drown my error, or sink the past: Are all my faults, like Banquo's'ghost, fiver in my sight, will uoue retire? Come : cast the shadows from thy heart And wake again my spirit's lyre. Thy love shall never more know grief. Heart to heart on love's flood tide, ' Thechanging moods of life we'll greet. And o'er its billows gaily ride. TO BiBBT COBXW1LL BY A.C. IWIKBCKHB. In vain men tell na Time can alter Old laws, or make old memories falter That with the old year the old . year' life closes;' The old dew fall on the old tweet Bowers, The old sun shines through the old new hours. The old summer rear the new bora roses. Much more a Muse that bear upon her ' Kalment and wreath, and flower of honor. Gathered long since, and long since woven, Fades not nor rails, as falls the vernal. Blossoms that bear no fruit eternal, -. By summer or winter charred or cloven. No time easts down.no time upraises (inch lores, such memories', and such praise, As need no grace of sun or shower; o saving screen from frost or thunder, To tend, and house around and nnder The imperishable and peerless flower. Old shanks, old thought, old aspiration Outlive men's lives aud lives of nations, I Dead, but for one thing which survives The inalienable and unpriced treasure. The old Joy of power, the old pride of pleasure That lims in light above mea't lives. - OUR DEAD. BT I. C. E. ' "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who (ball be heirs of salvation?" Onr dead are around us, we feel their pure breath I Tbey loved us while living, they loved us in death 1 They love n in Heaven; tbey watch from it towers; Tbey cherish us ever the dead nil! are ours. Onr dead are around us not dead, but alive, To comfort us, guide us, aud help us to strive; They pity us, bear with us, weep for us. too Not tears such as we weep, but tears like the dew; ( And dropt hi the darkness, as that falls on earth. As silent, and softening, and bringing to birth The good seed within us in bitterness sown, From which, at the harvest, comes sweet fruit alone. Our dead are around us. without and within; Our spirit's clear vision is darkened by sin; , We caunot discern them, though near tbey may ' be, Because the flesh binds us, while they clearly see, . Our dead are aroilnd ns, and with us will stay All through this life-journey, to snow us the wav: These are our good f.ngels; they lead as before, And tbey will be ready to opeu the door. When Iteath' key of iron unfastens the lock. And lets ont the spirit, with one final shock; Then, into the pearl-gates with victory led, We shall see that our leaders were those we thought dead. The Test of the Heirs; , OH of Hurtdolph Tbe Secrete Abbey, BY THE Al'THOH OK "The Wrecker' Daughter;" "The Detect ive1 Story;" "I he Maid of Arltne, ate, etc.. CHAPTER VII. (coxtisukd) 1 HUS was he to live, wholly in dependent of earth, and inuiner ent to it. But no man can walk free while there are chains upon his hands and feet, and lie felt that he was bound to -his fellow-creatures by two ropes, as it were, of iron the long ing to love, and to be beloved. Of these be must free himself, tearing them off his shrinking flesh as a prisoner would his manacles. And he did so. He taugbt himself, to look upon all human beings as not of his kind. Even i when every nerve and fibre in his frame cried out that they were bone of his bone and " flesh of his flesh, he learned to consider them as inaccessible for him as the air mis of heaven. Yes! even far more for he trusted that yet a little while, and these holy ones should be his dear com panions and so lie neiu communion with them now. But with men he dar ed not hazard so much as to give them a place in his thoughts, for he knew that the dream of their friendship would be come tbe longing for it and in his case the longing must turn to agony. ' So it came to pass that his strong will, his stern resignation compassed that which one might have believed well nigh unat tainable to nesn anu dioou. tie divest ed himself of all earthly inclinations and desires, all natural wishes and sympa thies, and lived in this world as though lie were utterly alone iu it, and the sole representation of a race, differing from those angelic friends whom only he con sented to know as the living population of the universe a solitary being placed on this earth as In a desert place, where lie was commanded for his own useful discipline, to abide till tbe world of spirits should be revealed to him, and he entering there should find a home and friends. It w.W for this cause that Hubert shunned ilH intercourse with the Ran dolph family, as he did with all others a resolution strengthened in their case by the generous motives Gabriel had as signed to him, for, whatever might have been the reasons of this latter for pro nouncing his eulogiuni, be had said uo more than the truth in his account of his character. When Hubert Lyle had gone through the mental process'we have detailed, very ileen was the calm that entered into his soul. It became like the pure waters of a deep still well, wailed iu and pro tected from all sights and sounds of tfio world without, and with the light and glory of heaven alone mirrored witn In it. And whv. then, was the quiet now irone from his heart, and the repose from hUvyes? -Why did he look up with that earnest gaze to the evening sky, as though some shadow had come over its brightness r It was because the terror had come upon him, that the greatest enemv he ever could know in tins lile was n'liniir. to rise nn from its death-like torper and assail him even his own hu man nature. He felt that all those nat ural feelings and Dassions which he had crushed down deep iuto his heart, as into a grave, were now stirring themselves like men that had been buried alive and were waking in torture they would Jive theywere bursting; tbe cerements -of that strong heart. How were they to be beaten to death again? There rampant and fierce was the craving for sympathv, for love. There, sickening in its intensity, was the yearning to r ive nnd to receive that greatest ofearth v gifts, the blessing of a mutual pure affection. The heart moulded from dust reasserted its birthright, and cried iut for its kindred dust. It was not that' these feelings were as yet at work with any definite object within Hubert Lyle it was but the shadow and the prophecy of them that lay upon him, like a thick cloud charged with light ning. And all this had been done by the ;murmer of one voice, one sweet voice, speaking iu the accents of that tender armnathv whichnever before had eoun- ,d'ed iu the cold, joyless region of his lifo, whispering hope to him. He was not no mad as to love Liliaa Randolph whom he bad seeu but for one half hour, but her tenderness, her generous, loving kindness, had aroused the slum bering nature within him, and he felt that were he much in contact with one (to pure, so gentle, so noble, an she seem ed to him, he might come to love. Oh ! how madly, how miserably to love! be, the deformed cripple! Was not this a frenzy against which he had aroused all the forces of his being What tyrant, what enemy could lie more fearful to hint than an earthly love? What would it do for him but crush and torture him, and hold up far off the cup of this world's joy, where his parched lips could not reach, and he dying of thirst? Was it a presentiment that mads him feel as if tbe spirit lie had so chained down were rebelling against him, and requi red but the master-touch of some kindly and winning child of earth to abandon itself to unutterable madness? But, at' all events, whatever was the source of this terror which had come upon htm, whether It were a foreshadowing of future evil, or the warning of his good angel, it caunot pass unheeded. He must, with a strong will, compel his spirit" to realize, in ull the bitterness of detail, tbe truth of bis exile from man kind, his needful isolation, as decreed by tbe seal of that deformity which made him an unsightly object in their eyes. : ; . : He would force himself to remember that the music of human voices, how ever softly they might greet him, uinst be for him like those melodies of nature where wind and stream make "the air musical, to which we listen with pleas ure, but in which we have no part. And the aspect of goodness aud gentleness, so lovely in '. the fallen child of Adam must be ;to him like the lightof a star shining far off in regions unattainable. Vet, while he feli within himself tbe cour age thus to act, were he brought in con tact again with . her, whose sweet face had come beaming In so strangely on the darkness of bis perpetual solitude, his very soul shrank from the straggle, and the longing so often before experienced to quit this house, where he was so un welcome, returned upon him with re- doublet I force. Whilst he was still sitting, thinking on these things, his head resting on his clas ped hands, there was a sound of rustling silks in the passage the door opened, a measured, stately step went through the room, and Lady Randolph stood by the sideof her deformed son. He looked tin. Dear mother, I am so glad you have come. 1 was wishing at this very mo ment to speak to you." There was an expression or displeas ure and annoyance on her beautiful face as she looked at him. "It cost me no small effort to come. I can tell you Hubert. It is so wretched to Una yon here iu this miserable room with everything so mean and neglected around you. You seem ever to do what you can to render your own appearance uninviting crouching tiown here with your matted hair aud melancholy face." There was little or the accents or Jove in, these words, and a slight shiver seemed to agitate the frame of Hubert as he felt at that moment that he was re pulsive even to the mother who bore him, but lie lifted ins dark, gray eyes to her face, with a sweet, patient smile which filled his countenance at times with a spiritual beauty, and said gen- tlv: "I did not expect vou at this hour, or 1 should have tried to make both mv little den and nivself look more cheerful in your honor." There was something in his expression which touched with an intense, nower a never slumbering memory. she flung her arms around his neck, aud bent over him. Oh, my lienrv my Henry it was his eyes that looked at me just now, as they have often looked in their tender ness forever perished his eyes that I kissed in death with my poor heart bro ken broken as it is to this day his eyes sealed up now witn the horrible clay of ni deep grave oh ! my Henry ! m v Henry I coine back to me. She pressed the head of her son close to her beating heart, and wept. He waited till she was more composed, then, gently disengaging himself, he made ner sic down oesute nun and neid ner baud iu both his own." ; "Dear mother," he said, very gently, it is mv father whom you love in me, and not myself. When I do not wear this passing likeness or him, which at times only draws your heart to me. there remains nothing in me to win your af fections aud you do not love me." "It is true," she answered calmly, "living I loved him only dead it is his memory alone which 1 adore." "Then I think you cannot refuse the prayer I have to make to you tins day," said Hubert, not the least nusn ot indig nation tinging his face at this unfeeling announcement, "I think it cannot in truth be any pleasure to yon to see in me the marred and hateful resemblence of that which was so beautiful, and so dear. Better surely to find on his image pure and unchanged in the depths ot your heart, and never have it brought so paintully Delore you lit my miserable person . He paused a moment while she looked woudcringly at him, and then, suddenly he exclaimed with a passionate hurst of (eeling : 'Mother, let me go let me go rrom this house, where my presei.ee is abhor- ed by some and sought by none. Noth ing lias kept me nere but my ratal prom ise to yon. I would I had died ere 1 made it, out it will cost you nothing to part with me, and you Know not wnai it mat- cost me to Btay here. It is cruel to keep me let uie go Let you go! Hubert think what you are saying. You would go to starve." "It matters not better so than to live on here. Mother, von won.d have had no power to detain me iu this place, but for that rash promise. Kot even your wishes would have kept me. 1 beseech you release me from it." "Aever." He almost writhed as she spoke, yet he went on "Do not keep me because yon fancy I should starve. No man does who has euerev and perseverance. I have a head and nanus to laoor witn, ami now lar sweeter were the work of toil than the bread of Charity." "But do you know," said Lady Ran dolph almost fiercely, "that I could not give you the means of buying that bread one day, I am so utterly in Sir Mich ael's power? He succeeded in laying hold of me, because 1 was poverty stricken beyond what flesh and blood could bear, and now by the same means he binds me down. He never has re leased his hold. Everything is his. I could not command a shillinir. These very baubles with which he loads me are not my own." And she tore the bracelets from her rmg and Hung thein down. "He calls them family jewels on purpose to keep me to the merest trifle in Ins power." "Mother! Mother!" exclaimed Hu bert, "do you think, though he placed the wealth of millions in your hands, tiiat 1 would not rather perish than touch it? It is too much already that I have been so long indebted to him for the. roof that shelters rue. But 1 do not fear that I could gain enough for my own living, if you will only let the go from this Egyptian bondage." "Hubert w hat is it that has excited you in this manner? I never saw you so unlike yourself you are usually so calm and so enduring. Was it your unfortu nate meeting with Sir Michael last night? Was he more than usually in sulting?" "Xo", it was not that, "said Hubert gen tly, "1 am so used to his bitter words, that I could not feel more pained than I ever have been, but it matters not that you should be wearied with the detail of all the thoughts that have made me, at this time, so desirous of leaving 'Ran dolph Abbey. Dear mother, let it suf fice you that I do implore you to release me from my promise." "Hubert, I t ;ll you XO a thousand times. I will not see you starved for any Quixotic fancy, and, besides, do you think any power ou this earth would in duce me to gratify my worst enemy my life-long enemy whom chiefly I hate because he has the power to call me wife that dear name I so loved to hear from the beloved lips that now are chok ed with dust? Do you think I would gratify him, by giving him that which he has labored for, by the persecution of mv own dearest husband, even to the death, and of myself to worse than death. lire with htm : Do you know that the one thing that he has always desired has been to obtain possession ot me without leaving you forever before bis eyes as the living monument of that buried love whicli was his tortur er, and to which I ain faithful still ? And do you think that to brighten even your life, much less to peril it, I would grant liim his heart's desire, and put it out of my power to show him in every caress I lavish upon you, ray poor deformed son, how I adored your father?" Hubert let her hand fall and his fea tures assumed an expression of severity. "Mother, rorgive me that as your son venture to judge you, hut this is un worthy, most unworthy." ahe seemed almost awed bv lils rebuice, but hastily throwing her arms round him, she said more gently "Hubert, foreive me, but 1 c.vinot cannot part with you, the bust shattered fragment of my ruined happiness. You do not know what it is to me to see von to hear your voice coming to me like an echo from the grave, telling of departed love to And in your eyes at times a glance as from the light of the past. It was such ley, such deep, deep joy wneu lie lived, and my happiness was hid iu his true heart, that often I think I never, never could hare been so blessed-and in truth, that it is all a dream, too unutter- bly sweet to have been true. Lite seems to faint within me at that thought, for it is something to feel, barren and desolate as my existence is now, that I hare loved anil been loved as once l was. And Hu bert it is your presence alone, that makes all this reality to me. His kiss has been upon your lips his voice has called you his dear son. Oh! take not from 'me those relics of him!" She laid her head upon his breast in a passion of weeping. He soothed her tenderly, and said in a calm voice "Mother It is not my vocation in this world to give pain toothers for the sake of iny own will or pleasure. Take com fort, for I will never more trouble you concerning this matter. I will ask again to leave you. Silently she pressed her lips to his fore head; and then, as if ashamed that even her own sou should have seen her so moved, she rose up without speaking and left tbe room. CHAPTER VIII. Aletheia was not the only one of the inhabitants of Randolph Abbey who had left it the next morning before the first sunbeams had shown on its old turrets. Siie was to be seen, as usual, in the gray dawn of the morning, taking her quiet way along the path ot her dailv pilgrim age the tall drooping figure seeming unable to support the heavy head that was bent towards tbe ground, while her clasped hands were pressed upon her breast, according to her invariable cus tom. Thus, heeding neither the chill wind, which failed to call a tinge of col or on her marble face, nor the cold dew that rained upon her, from the thickly- laden branches or the trees, she passed on through the park to a small door which led to the open country, and so disappeared. And through that same gate another had gone some two Jiours earlier, but not as she went, openly before the eyes of all who might care to watch her the steps that had proceded hers were stealthy, and many a backward glance was cast through the dim twilight. It was Gabriel who so cautiously stole through the plantation that morning but uo sooner was he outside the park walls, anu sate lioni observation, than he changed from his quiet, gliding step, and darted off with extraordinary speed He did not go near the turnpike roads. but took a straight line across the coun try, leaping hedges and ditches, anl ev ery other obstacle whicli came in his way, till be had passed considerably the boundary ol air Michael's estate. The lands on which he now entered belonged to another proprietor, who.e abode, a fine old house, in the Elizabeth an style, might be seen standing in a most picturesque situation on a height, which rose from the center of a deep valley. This vale was thickly wooded, and a bright stream flowed through the midst of it. The village belonging to the prop erty was at the foot ot the hill ou the opposite side, but there were several cot tages belonging to the tenantry scattered about among the trees in various direc tions, one or these stood in a particu larly isolated position, on the bank of the stream, almost entirely concealed rrom view by the rocks and bushes. Towards this hut, for it was little more, Gabriel directed his steps, and soon found him self standing under on ot the windows, It was closely barred, as might have been expected at that early hour, but Gabriel knocked softly against the shutter, and then went round to the door. Almost before he reached it, it was opened, and closed again as quickly, when he had passed into the house. He now stood in a small room, rather better furnished than Is usually the case in cottages of that description. There was an evident attempt to give it a sort of drawing-room look, which ill-befitted the size and the rough floor and walls. From this room a door opened iuto the kitchen, where every-thiiig was of tbe most ordinary Kind. The house appeared to be inhabited by one solitary individual only, who now stood beside Gabriel. This was a woman of some fifty vears of age, who was still very handsome, tall, rich jet black hair and eves, and a oroud look, whicli might have rivalled Lady Randolph her self, yet it was, by no means, an agree able style of beauty. Her expression was peculiarly unpleasant hall crafty hair insolent and her whole appear ance was essentially coarse and vulgar She wore a dress ot common materials such as are used only by persons of the lowest ranks, and to winch the costly rings that sparkled on her ringers pre sented a strange contrast. She greeted uabricl, however, with an evident ten deruess, whicli, for a moment, great! improved her expression, ami drawing him quickly into the little kitchen, she made him sit down at a table where some breakfast was already laid out. " So, mother, you expected me," said Gabriel as he glanced at these prepara tions, "or you would not have been so early astir." . "To be sure I did I have expected you every morning for this last week, audi have been half out of iny senses with impatience because you did not come. What did yon mean by neglect ing me this way! do you think I do not know how much you must have to tell me of the doings of Randolph Abbey? I know the last iieir has come." " But you do not know Jiow difficult it is tor me to come here unobserved. I am always in terror lest our relationship may be discovered. ' "Well, thank goodness," said the proud woman, with a toss of her head. "the day is coming, if only you play vou cards well, and let yourself be gui ded by me, when you will have no rea son to be ashamed of your mother. 1 should like to see who won't be ready to pay their visit to Mrs. Randolph, moth er to the master of Randolph Abbey." Not so fast," said Gabriel, " I assure you I thought the game was up yester day, aud were it not for a scheme I have in view, which I think may be cleverly worked out, I should think so still." " How ? tell me all, all quick !" " But I have something to hear, too. I know Aletheia has been with you." "She has, but you shall not bear one word about her till you have made me understand all that is going on. I have no confidence iu you since this mad love of yours took half the spirit out of yon. - If I were not always at hand to keep you up to the work, you would fail, I am certain, and lose the estate for the sake of this girl." " But I tell you, mother, I choose to have both, and if I had not felt you were necessary to me I should not have undergone all the risk and anxiety of having you concealed so near me. Above all things, however, remember that it is your interest, as well as mine, that I should gain Aletheia, '.for I should then have her chance of the inheritance as well as myown." "No doubt. And this alone recon ciles me to sharing it with her, and gives me patience to act by her as I do. But I shall be mistress, then, when we've got to the Abbey. I can tell her, I have not submitted to be deprived during thirty long years of my rightful station, as your father's widow, to knock under to your wife, Gabriel, just when the object of my ambition is gained at last." "You shall do as you will, mother, if you will gain me Aletheia and the es tate,"' said Gabriel, his countenance de noting some of the disgust which he al ways felt when he left the more refined tmosphere of Randolph Abbey, to come in contact witli his mother's innate vul garity." vv ell, now tell rac what has been go ing on, like, a good boy. You wear my patience out." lou know that uncle Jul ward 3 daughter has come?" Yes. I watched the carriage taking her up from the boat. I took care not to be seen behind the trees, but I caught a glimpse of her. A childish looking reature she seems to be. . "She has won Sir Michael's heart.what ever she is." - 'Don't tell nie so," half screamed the woman. "Too true. He scarcely conceals from us or from herseir that He has already fixed upon her for his heir." " It shall not be It shall not be," said his mother, striking the table violently with her hand. " It was bad enough to have to struggle witli Walter, but I will find means to prevent this." " Patience, mother, 1 told you J had a plan." " Out with it then. Let us see what it is like." 'Simply, that I think it would be no difficult matter to make Lilias fall in love with Hubert Lyle, anil you may fancy how sir Michael would relish that. ' " What!" exclaimed his mother, witli a shriek of delight, " do you mean that proud woman's deformed son? that would be a chance. X rarcy 1 see the old man's rage. . I've owed him a grudge this many a day, and upon my word this would settle it to my run satisfaction. But how is it possible? Take care, Ga briel, you don't miss the game surely, that pretty girl would never take up with a cripple." "Never fear. 1 know what l am about. I have read her character through and through. Sheis just that generous, romantic sort of a girl that would choose to make up to him for his misfortunes, by her love. Piecisely because he is de formed and neglected by all, she would be disposed to give herself to him." " More tool she; but It yon can man age it, it will be a capital anair for ns. There would be an end to her chance lor the heiress-shin fast enough, but how on earth it is to be done 1 cannot con ceive. Sir Michael keeps him locked up does he not ? he will never let her go near him." ' " Whv no, he docs not exactly lock him up, but certainly that is the great difficulty, that mv uncle will be dispos ed to take all means to keep his favorite apart from Lyle, whom he hates. How ever, I have laid a plot by which I can settle it all, 1 think. See if you can fol low my scheme, mother, for it is intri cate enough.'' TO BE CONTINUED. Romance of the Barley Straw. AN AI.KGORV FROM THE DANISH. young married couple were walking down a country lane. It was a peaceful, sunny nwsrn iiig in autumn, and the las of . 4 C ViV their honeymoon. "Why are you so silent and thought ful ?"' asked the young, beautiful wife. "Do you already long for the city and tot turmoil ! Are vou weary f my love?'" He kissed her forehead, which she ten derly raised up to him. She received n other answer. "What can you miss here?" she con tinued. "Can all the others together lov you more than I my single self? Do I notsumcer we are rich enough, so that: you need not work." J be young man again replied with m kiss. He then stepped across the ditcit into a stubble field and picked np a straw leit by tbe gleaners. It was au unusu ally flue and large straw, yet attached t its root and entwined by the withered stalks of a parasitical plant, upon which a single little nower might be discerned. was that a very rare nower vou found ?" asked the little lady. ao; it was a common bindweed." Pray what have you discovered In a common bindweed, to interest yon much?" "A romance, and a sad one." "No matter for that : I should like to hear it very much." She seated herself on the edge of Uie grassy bank; her husband did the same close at her side, and told the story of tbe straw. At the outer edge of the barley field near the ditch of the highway, grew young, vigorous barley shoot. It was taller, stronger, and darker than the others; it could look oyer the whole Held. The first thing it noticed was a little violet. It stood beyond, over the other edge of the ditch, and peered through the grass with its innocent azure eyes. The sun shone, and the balmy wind breathed over towards the field from the road where the violet grew. The flower all looked to the gallant ear of barley. The scarlet poppy blushed yet a deeper red, whenever it swung over it. ilie corn I nower made its aroma fall more piquant than usual, and the flaunting yellow field cabbage expanded its one bold nower. y anil by the barley straw blossomed in it manner. It swayed about, now here, now there, in the balmy atmosphere; sometimes bending over the corn-flower, at times over th poppy, and then over the tare and wihi field cabbage ; but when .it had peered down in their thaliccs it swung back again straightened up and thought "You are but a lot of weeds, after all." But in the grass at the ditch flourished a bindweed, with its small leafy vines; it bore delicate snowy and roe-e.olored flowers, amfemitted a delicate fragrance. To that tlie barley-straw bent longingly down. "You gallant straw," it smiled ; "bend yet lower, and I may embrace you with my leaves and flowers." The straw essayed todo it, witli its best will, but in vain'. "I cannot," it sighed; "but come to me, lean on me and cling to me, and I will raise you above all the proud pop pies and conceited cornflowers." "I have never had any ambition to rise I in the world, but you have been my constant dream ever since I was bud ding, aud for your sake I will leave the greensward and all tbe little flowers, in whose company 1 grew. We will twine ourselves together and flower oloue for each other." Thus said the bindweed, and stretched its tendrils into the field, it clung ten derly to the straw, and' covered it with its green leaves and modest flowers up to its topmost blade. It was a beautiful sight. The two seemed to suit each other to perfection. "Do you wish to leave ine?" sighed tbe weed. "Are you dizzy already ?" smiled the straw. "Stop witli me cling to me. Why do you rise higher?' "Because 1 must. It is my nature.'" "But it is not ine." . "Follow ine, if you loye me." "You won't stay ? I know that you do not love me auv more?" And the weed loosened its tender arms and sank to the earth. The bindweed began to wither. Its flowers grew more and more pale. "I have but lived and flowered for you. For your sake have I sacrificed my spring and summer. But you do not notice my flowers you leave my little buds to wither i n't he (uir,. you think upon any thing else but ine and the beautiful sum mer mg tune! 7 thiuC upon the harvest ma time has also it eUiim." Presently the rain came. Great drops fell upon the delicate leaves. "My time is soon over," wept the weed, and closed its little flowers to hide the cold tears. Tears were heavy. The straw came near sinking under its burden, but it felt the importance of keeping itself upright; it straightened up, gradually facing the storm. "Bend down once more, aa you did in days of yore, when my Jove was all in all to you,'' begged the weeping flower. "J cannot, I dare not," groaucd tne straw. "And I, who have bent a thousand times for your sake 1, who now bend myself to the very dust before your feet,' wailed the weed, groveling ou Che earth. Then fell a couple of large raindrops upon - the blades ; the" weight was too luucn, the brave straw yielded, the weed pulled it down, aud both straw and weed sank down on the wet earth. The harvest came. . All the golden corn was bound iu sheaves, and brought to the barn with song and joy. jsut that which once so gallantly reared its head above all the others, remained pros trate ou the stubble field. Thus ended the romance of the barley straw. The young wife hail tears in her beau tiful eyes, but they were the balmy tears whicb'streugtheii, not the scalding ones whicli crush the soul to the earth. She wound her arms 'around her husband's neck, and whispered a single word in his ear. It was "Thanks." Then she plucked the lost, half-withered blossom from the bindweed. "It is a flower of memory that I will take witli ine, when I to-morrow return witli yon to the city again," she said softly, as she hid it in her bosom. "Love is good, but love and labor are better. Pleasure is perfect only , when it harmo nizes with our permanent interests, as it is also true that no delight can be enduring which interferes with duty." ANECDOTES OF PUBLIC ME Si. BV COL. J. W. KORNKV. NO. LVIX. Shortlv after rov return from Europe, in 1866, I met the present Chief Justice Carter of the Supreme Court of the Dis trict of Columbia and Hon. Jonu M. Thayer, then Senator in Congress from Nebraska, corner of Tenth street and Pennsylvania, avenue. Andrew John sou was doing his level best to destroy the Republican party, and the chief hope of patriots and politicians was a Repub lican candidate ror j-resideni wno cotttti secure a majority of electoral vote6. Johnson had so" utterly demoralized politics as to make it an even chance whether the Republicans, could elect anybody. He had - consolidated the South against us. and bad corrupted enough of the North to render it exceed ingly doubtful wnetner a jiepuoncan successor could be elected with the pow er of the National Government against him. . He came into the l'residency tin der tragic circumstances, and his plans were so well laid that if our institutions had not been singularly elastic and our neoble intensely patriotic, he would have undoubtedly transferred tbe Gov ernment to the hands of those who rushed to arms to destroy it. I saw- enough after he had rejoined the Demo crats after he had yielded to the rebel element to convince ine that unless we could secure some good strong name the Republican party was bankrupt. And there was a vast deal in Johnson's theory to cantivate Republicans as strong as Doolittle of Wisconsin, Cowan of Penn- svlvania, and I-oster or Connecticut. Aided by that extraordinary intellect, William H. Seward. Johnson made-the most decided onset against the Republi can party that has ever been or ever can be made. Full of these apprehensions. there was something of a coincidence when 1 met Justice Carter and Senator Thayer, and was not much surprised when they said: "whv can we not make General Grant the Republican candidate for the Presidency? every body is for him: his star is the star of victory. There are t.vo things necessa rv his own consent and an approved Republican record. Now, will you not annlv vourself to a thorough examina tion into the political declarations of Grant since he left Galena as a volun teer against the rebellion ?" I answered with uerfect frankness. " that I had had quite enough to do with making Presi dents. I had assisted somewhat in the election of James Buchanan in 185G, aud had contributed to the nomination of Andrew Johnson as tbe Republican can didate for Vice President in 1864; and that, with my experience of public men generally, I did not feel warranted to undertake such a task," but the earnest appeals of my frieud prevailed, and I retired to my roojis ou Capitol Hill, and prepared the five column article which anbeared in the Washington Chronicle and Philadelphia Preaa of November 7 1867. After it was iu type henator Thaver and myself called upon John A Rawlins, chief of General tirant's staff. and read it to him. He instantly advised that it should appear the very next day, but I answered that General Urant was not a candidate for President, and did not desire to be. and if I printed it with out authority there was little doubt that some superscrviceable politician would call upon him and ask him if he had lieeu made a candidate witli his sanction " He will, of course, reply that he never saw the article till it was in print; and so all your schemes to make him Presi dent will aanq a'aley." Then Rawlins took it to General Grant, and stayed quite a long time. When he returned he said, "General Grant is quite pleased with your statement or his political re cord and surprised that he proves to be so good a Republican." Upon this hint 1 printed. JJut this is not tne real point, My misgivings were correct; for ou that very day an elaborate dispatch was sent from Washington to the. Boston Pott stating that " a distinguished friend ol General Grant had called upon him with the article anil inquired if it met his ap proval or was published with bis sane tiou. He promptly denied all knowledge or the publication, and expressed his in dignation at the liberty taken by his self styled friend who had concocted the ar ticle in question. Iu speaking of the Hon. . B. Washbiirne, who would like to be considered the conscience-keeper and guardian of General Grant, the lat ter expressed his detestation of Mr, Wushbur ne's patronizing airs, and said he could not understand why lie was so constantly aunoyed hy his presence, as he had never known Mr. Washburne be fore tbe war, and that Mr. Washburne, knew quite as little of him." The dis patch concluded as follows : " The report .of the convention 1 ob tained directly from General Grant's friend, with full permission to publish the same, that the country may know how far tbe Radicals are authorized to shelter themselves from the storm under General Grant's wing." - I iminediateU- telegraphed to Wash ington, and got tbe following authorized contradiction of the dispatch in the Bos ton Post: " General Grant expressed neither in dignation nor annoyance at the appear ance of the article in the Chronicle and the Press, nor did he intimate to anyone that it misrepresented bis political position. As to the remarks attributed to him relative to Mr. Washburne, they are so palpably untrue as to stamp the character of the entire dispatch. Gen eral Grant has never uttered a word against Mr. Washburne which could afford the slightest foundation for these atrocious statements. General Rawlins says that the sentiments attributed to General Grant in the Chronicle are un doubtedly those he has held, and holds still, and he asserts unequivocally that the italicized words, introducing nis own words, are true." W henKawlins eame baclc rrom gen eral Grant with the editorial, he told us with gieat emphasis. "General Grant does not want to be President. He thinks the Republican party may need him, and he lielleves, as their candidate, he can be elected and re-elected ;' but, said Rawlins, " what is to liecomeof him after his second Presidential term what, indeed, during his Administra tion ? He is receiving from seventeen to twenty thousand dollars a year as a Gen eral of the armies of the Republic a life salary. To go Into the Presidency at twenty-five thonsand dollars a year ror eight years, is, perhaps, to gam more fame; but what is to become of him at the end of his Presidency? He is not a politician. He does not aspire to the ulace. Tiiffbt vears from the 4th of March, i860, he" will be about llfty-six years old. Of course he must spend nis salary as President. England, with her W ellington, her Nelson, and her otner heroes on land and sea, has never hesi tated to enrich and ennoble them through all their posterity. Such a policy is in accordance with the character oi tne English Government, but iu our coun try the man who flghu for and saves the Republic would be a beggar if he de pended upon political office; and mark it, if Grant takes anything from the rich, whose vast fortunes he has saved, after he is President, he will be accused as the willing recipient of gifts." Just now, when Ueneral urant is struggling out of his lirst term of the Presidency and struggling into his second, J thought it might not be ont or place to revive mis incident. Is it not true that when we elect a man to office we at the same time unconsciously encourage others to tear him to pieces? What public character can escape calnmny? Our best candi dates for office are no saints onr best- Representatives and Senators iu Con gress are not divinities. I have shown that even President Washington when he closed his second term was regarded as an usurper and the end of his Admin- tration declared a great national relief. Please understand that in selecting tnis incident I am simply trying to show my countrymen that if we establish an an gelic standard for our public men, Ve are not only sure to rail, but perhaps to end in making an hereditary monarchy necessary to govern and sutxiue a dis satisfied people. Poor Kawlins did not live long alter his friend was made President. I was one of the last he recognized. No knight of these days of chivalry surpassed him in integrity of soul and nobility of na ture. He was an original Douglas Dem ocrat, but no man was more truly influ enced by tbe conscience of the tight, and none was ever called before his creator with a more spotless character public and private. ANCIENT RINGS. BV 61'TTON F. CORK RAN OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. Though Homer speaks with pride of the wealth ot those warriors who lor ten vears besieged Troy, Pliny calls our at tention to tbe fact that rings are not mentioned throughout the Epic. Rings, hovever,-camo early into fashion, as we find that Solon issued a decree forbidding jewellers to keep the lorm ot a seal which they had once soia.it being uo un common thing by making a clever imita tion, for evil-disposed persons to possess themselves of the secrets ol others. The number of antique pastes of fine Greek work now stored iu museums, is a clear proof that this law, like most of those issued by the wise legislator, was soon allowed to fall into disuse. These pastes or glass impressions made by the jewel ler, ot tne gem wuicn ne uau sold, exist now iu larger numbers than original an tique gems, and many a fortunate as sessor ol a line specimen oi ine glyptic art, will find his doubts as to the antiqui ty or his gein removed, oy careiuiiy looking over collections of antique pastes. The fashion ot wearing rings was intro duced into Greece after the invasion of Asia, and from that time can we date the introduction of the Sard, so much used by gem engravers on account of its beauty, as a material for their art. Al exander the Great bad his special gem engraver, Pyrgoteies, who alone was al lowed to carve on gems the reatures or tbe great Macedonian conqueror; a fash ion imitated by Augustus, who appointed Dioscouridesas being the only person worthy or engraving his likeness on gems. The historian, l.ivy, tells us that the use of rings was brought into Rome bv the samites; and I'liny mentions statues of Xuma, Pompilius, aud Serving Tullius, wearing rings on their Augers a clear proof ot the early antiquity of a custom which has lasted to the present time. The handsomest antique setting existing, as a specimen of gold work, is the Lion ring, known as the Princess of Canino's. now in the possession of the Trustees of the British Museum, the ends of which terminate in the heads of lions, holding an engraved cornelian scarabieus; which, however, cannot be compared to the setting, and lias been added at perhaps a later period. The gem cabinet of the same Institution, con tains also numerous antique settings of various styles ol work, the mo; t engraved belonging to the Etruscan period, the plainest and heaviest to the Roman. The custom prevailed, also, among the latter people, of setting an aureus, or guinariu, of the reigning emperor or his wife, as a ring; these coins being then worn as a proof of royalty. The writer possesses a little plague of undoubted authenticity, obtained from the celebrated French dealers, Mous. Fenardent, on which is engraved with gieat skill the portrait ot the younger Faustina; this has been set as a ring in a modern setting, in imita tion or the above fashion. It may be interesting to make mention of the fact that the "Jus Anniili," was au honor conferred by Roman emperors ou special favorites. This reward was, we are told by historians, granted by the Emperor Augustus to Antoninus Musa, a physician who had saved tho life ot his Imperiai patron. J Iberlus ordered that the golden ring should only be worn by those whose fathers and grandfathers had possessed property to the amount of -iuu.uiiu sestertii, about si3,tza. fseverus and Aurelian conferred the right on their soldiery, and the distinction soon became obliterated, rings being worn by anv who could afford to nurchase them. In connection with the healing art, no tice may well be claimed, tor a stamp in the British Museum, on which is engrav ed the name of the physician and that of the remedy, Uierophilt Vpobalsamum, "none genuine unless stamped with the owner's private seal." The habit of wearing a ring hollowed out so as to contain within the pa la, or hollow part holding the gem, a deadly poison, was also common among the ancients ; but, unfortunately, the writer has as yet seen no specimen, though several mediaeval rings have been shown him as being of antiquity, a fact denied by their own workmanship. The parable of the Prod igal Sou, and the words, "put a ring ou liis finger," gives the idea ot the honor bestowed upon the welcome guest by the action of placing on his finger some choice family relic, and is an interesting illustration of the high esteem set upon this class of jewelry. In further proof, we recall to mind "the fact that Julius Caesar consecrated six cabinets of gems to Venus Genetrix; Pompey the Great presented the dactyliotheca" of Mithrid ates. King of Pontus, to the capitol; while Marcellus dedicated his own cabi net to the Temple of Apollo, on the Pal atine Hill. An antique setting is, perhaps, even more easily imitated than tbe gem itself; and so few exist that purchasers ought to approach a ring of this kind very warily. The most of the forgeries now in circulation being Sicilian, the work ou them is very clever, and they cannot be detected but by a practical eye, and only after a great deal of inspection. Some jewellers have, however, boldly imitated the few known to exist, and the work turned out has been exceedingly accurate and careful, though this species of setting is best adapted to a gem of un doubted antique work. EXEBCISFS FOR ARTICFLATIO.V. In the Richmond Normal School a few days ago, the lesson in elocution was upon "articulation," and various exam ples of difficult enunciation were cited and practiced. At the close of the exer cise the Principal called for such exam ples to be banded In as the pupils might know or be able to find. The following are some of the results of the investiga tion, and furnish a very good collection lor practice: "Amidst the mists and eoldest frosts. With barest wrists and stoutest boasts, He thrusts bis lists against the posts. And still insists be sees the ghosts." "Of all the saws I ever saw saw, 1 never saw a saw saw as this saw saws." "Up the high hill he heaves a huge round stone." "Crazy Craycroft caught a crate of crickltnl craos, A crafe of cricklcd crabs crazy Craycroft cauarbt: If crazy Craycroft caught a crate of criukled eraos, Where's the crate f crickled crabs crazy Craycroft caught!-" "Thou wreath'd'st and muzzl'd'st the far-fetch'd ox. and iinprison'd'ft him in tbe volcanic Mexican mountain of l'op-o-cat-a-pet-1 in Co-to-pax-I." . "j-eter j-iper picked a peck or pickled peppers ; a peck of pickled peppers Pe ter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?" "When a twister twisting, would twist bim a twist, s For twistiag a twist, three twists he will twist, But if one of the twists untwists from the twist, The twist untwisting, untwists the twist." "Robert Rowley rolled a round roll round; a round roll Robert Rowley rolled round. Where rolled the round roll Robert Rowley rolled round ?" "Theodore Thistle, the successful this tle sifter, in sifting asieveful of thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb." "Peter Prangle, the prickly jiear pick er, picked three pecks of pringly prangly pears from the prangly pear trees ou the pleasant prairies." "Villey Vlte and vife vent on a voyage to Vest Vindsor and Vest Vindham von Vitson Vednesday." "Bandy legged Borachio Mustachio Whiskerifuscius,the bald but brave Bom- bardino of Bagdad, helped Abormilique Bluebeard, Bashaw of Balemandeb, to beat - down au abominable Bumble of Baslaw." MYSTERIOUS SKELETON CLOCK. A watchmaker in an Illinois town has constructed a peculiar time-niece, and the local journal describes it as follows: It is simply a dial-plate with two hands an hour hand and a minute hand. The dial is twenty-four inches iu diame ter, with a large opening in the centre. The minute hand is twelve inches in length, and the hour hand . nine and a half inches, fastened in the centre of the dial upon a small pivot. That is all that can be seen by looking at it. By looking closely on the large ends of the hands, or euds toward the centre of the dial, and on the reverse side, yon will see what appear to be weights, intended to balance the hands, but which in reality contain the secret of the movement of the hands. Within these small weights are miniature works like those of a small watch, strong enough to cont rol the hands. A person may whirl the hands until they shall spin around like a top, but each will invariably return to its proper place, and indicate the time of day correctly. The hands may be taken off and laid away for an hour or two hours, or ten, or any length of time, and upon being replaced upon the pivot tht-y will instantly point the precise hour and minute. There is no electricity or any thing of that sort. The dial hangs by a tiny hook from a nail. It mav be sus pended by a string, or held in the hand, and the movements of the hands are all the same. Tbe hands do not move with the regularity and precision of those of a regulator, but the correct time or day is always indicated,' and when the hands of the regulator, or any prooerly adjusted clock, are upon the figure or minute marks, those or this strange timepiece will agree exactly, it is really a re markable piece of wrorkmanship, and ex cites much comment. Nothing is seen by looking at it or examining it, save the rim of the dial and the hands. That is all; and when they move so correctly and mark the time of day it seems as though some unseen spirit must repre sent and impel their movements. DO ALL THINGS TO THE or GOD. GLORY My friend had climbed up behind the famous clock in the great Cathedral at Strasbourg, when his attention was call ed to a stone iu one of the highest pin nacles, tar Deyonu tne common view. It was exquisitely wrought and fin ished, but its beauty could not possibly be observed excepting by those who took the pains to ascend to a close inspec tion. When the question was put, "Why was this perfect work consigned to so ob scure a place ?" the response was, " A woman spent the labor of a life upon this stone, -losing health and sight in its exe cution. When it was completed, she asked that it might be put high up in this spot." They told her that it would not lie seen, J anu mat tnereiore ner nie-worx would be wasted ; but still she insisted that the stone should be where it is, saying that " even though mortal eye were never to behold it, God and the holy angels would see it, and her ambition would be satis fied ith tliis." If our motive li all that we do were only how to please our heavenly Father, not one labor of our hands would be lost. The Chicago Post claims to have on Its editorial stair alady of extraordinary abil ities. The editor says he "never" knew any one who could write witli equal ease upon so singular a range of topics with information so exact in detail. Where upon an envious contemporary asks the Post why it never publishes any of her articles. A soldier writing from Montana says It has been so cold up there the traders have had to sell their whiskey bv the stick. " ' CHIMES AMD CASUALTIES The ship Sussex, from London, was wrecked off Barwak Heads, Australia, on the 31st of January. Seven of the crew were drowned. Robert Ward of Medina, New York, broke through the ice in Grand river, near Jackson, Michigan, and was drown ed on Monday.- Frank Cuneo, an Italian confectioner, was dangerously cut by a uegro at Hopefield, Arkansas, on Tuesday night. The negro escaped. On Tuesday morning, near New Mar ket, Highland county, Ohio, Mrs. James Slates committed suicide by cutting her throat with a razor. Samuel Spuller, aged twenty-three, re cently from Cincinnati, shot himself dead in San Francisco, on Thursday night. The cause is unknown. Bernard Tussler, a" saloon keeper at Hamilton, Ohio, shot and killed a negro named Ed Miller, ou Wednesday, -while in the act of tapping his till. Sandy Bradly, ' an intoxicated man, was run over on Monday night near Fountain Head, Tennesee, by a train on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. He died on Tuesday. On Monday evening, Colonel Lanham, a prominent lawyer of Paris, Tennessee, was shot and instantly killed in a diffi culty at Henry Station, Tennesee, on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Hon. Thomas M. Brown, a distinguish ed attorney of New Albany, Indiana, while returning home from his office in that city, on Tuesday evening, suddenly fell on the pavement and expired almost instantly. " - Charles Kaly, an Irishman,thlrty years old, under arrest at Col umbos for drunk enness, a stranger there, committed sui cide in the city prison. Saturday night, by hanging himself with his neck scarf to the cell bars. James Falk ner of Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday jumped from a Central railroad train wh'.le it was in motion, some eight miles from Albany, New York, and was so badiy injured lhat it is thought he will die. He is in the hospital at Albany. A serious accident occurred to Allen W. Thurman of Madison county, son of Senator Thurman, on TueBday. While working with a corn sheller his hand was drawn under the knife and terribly mutilated. Amputation at the wrist was necessary. Near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, the body of an unknown wo man was found in the woods, murdered and covered witli brush. Deceased was aged about forty-five, wore false teeth, and is supposed to be from Ohio. The police are endeavoring to work up the case. Dennis Little shot dead a young man named White at Dlx Island, Saturday afternoon. Little then shot himself three or four times, cut his own throat, and jjave himself up to other boarders, but will die. Little accused Whito of writ ing to the former's wife in Quincy, Mas sachusetts. F. W, Canoult, a resident of Council Bluffs, a carpenter by trade, wandered from home last Monday in a fit of insan ity, and stopped at the' house of a man Totten, sixteen miles south of the city. During Ids stay all night he became rav ing, and attacked Totlen and bis wife, who in endeavors to defend themselves beat bim so heavily that he died. Totten and his wife were both arrested, and are now iu jail in Mills county. The Cincinnati Gazette has a special from Muncie, Indiana, which states lhat a farmer named AVillis Williamson, liv ing near that place, followed his daugh ter to Dalesville, where she had gone to marry one Landry, found her in the house of a relative, cut her throat, killing her instantly, and then shot himself twice in the mouth with a revolver. He was living at noon on Thursday, but was not expected to survive. Williamson has a large family. A man was found at Hall's Corners, Westchester county, New York, Monday night, apparently 'frozen to death. The hotly was taken to Tarrytown, and a co roner from Hastings held an inquest over it, a verdict being rendered accord ingly. The body was placed in a coffin and started for Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. As the 'coffin was about to be lowered in to the grave a noise proceeded from it. causing the interment to be delayed long enough to discover mat the mau was alive. On Tuesday night the supposed corpseWas sitting by the -fire at Tarry town depot, reflecting ou tilings earthly. His name has not been ascertained. lie said he would "take sugar in his." On Tuesday evening, in Perry town ship, three miles east of Siduey,"Ohio, a most atrocious murder was committed. The place where the deed was perpetra ted is not exactly known, but the body was taken down the track of the Bee line Railroad, and placed In a ditch along the track. The throat was cut and hack ed from ear to ear, and the head and face were terribly bruised, evidently by a blunt, heavy instrument. The body was discovered next morning, and the cor oner notified. An inquest and post mor tem examination has been held, but no verdict rendered. A knife with whicli the cutting had been done was found close to the body. The name of the mur dered man was Levi Carbaugh, who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania. At nine o'clock on Wednesday eve ning, while John Perry, one of tlie edi tors ot the Cincinnati Gazette, wa walk ing home with his wife along Fourth street, about three squares west of tlie Gazette office, John Wahlen, an Irish la borer, sprang from an alley aud s'ruck at Mrs. Perry with a club, "but did not hit her. He then struck at Mr. Perry, crushing his bat without hurting him. Mr. Perry grappled the villain, when both went down. Perry tinder. People on the street rushed up" and caught and held Walden until the police arrived and arrested him. Walden Is reported to have made a similar assault upon anoth er man and wife, a few weeks since. He has uo malice against either Mr. or Mrs. Perry, and does not disguise his motive.. Robert II. Will.ird, well known throughout the western country as a pioneer freighter across the Plains, and more recently as a fanner, living four miles east of 'Council Bluffs, while pro ceeding home on Thursday night, be came lost on the prairie, and, in trying to return totho road, the team was'pre cipitated down an embankment ten feet high, throwing Mr. Willard headlong into a deep narrow washout at the foot of the embankment, in such a manner that he was unable to extricate himself, in which Hsition he was found the next da3' at Ave o'clock. II j was alive when found, but when taken out, after two hours' of hard work, he had just breathed his last. Mr. Willard was many years connected witli tlie Western Stage Com pany aud widely known. The Kansas City Times states that George Webb was shot and killed, and Jas. Aid and David Hamilton wounded, on Saturday last, in an a fir ay at Salem church, five miles from IndeendenK, Missouri. It appears tlint a bitter family feud existed between the Webb and Aid families, and, as both parties belonged to the Salem Baptist Church, au effort was made to settle the difficulty wilhiu and through the influence of the church. With this view a meetingof their respec tive friends was held on Saturday, and while etturts were being made to heal the differences between Aitl and Webb, a lew angry words were spoken, w here upon Webb ehot and wounded one of tlie Aid brothers. In au attempt to stop the tight, lbtvid Hamilton was wounded and Webb killed, the latter receiving seven bullets in tlie body. .lames Aid and Da vid Hamilton were arrested, and war rants are issued for other parties. A Newport swain received a love letter sixty-seven pages long. Senator Spra?ue has been beardinir the buffalo in bis native lair. The Massachusetts fisheries are belner converted into smelting works. Love in a-niaze The sensation of a suitor who has just been rejected. Just- at present, in Antwerp, the real bored exceed the Chambord fraction. Why is studvinz at Harvard like rob bing a church ? Because it's pew-pillage. Two absurd young men want to bo admitted to Vussar College because it leap year. Adam's nativity has at last been dis covered, lie was, according to Darwin, a germ-man. Some one who lias read. "Ienten Thoughts" says it ought to be .called "Borrowed Ideas." , . . The Marquis of Bute is about to make a pair of Botes by marrying the daughter of Ixrd Edward Howard. What's in a name? There' a Nor-,, wegian in Chicago named Ole Xilssou. who neither fiddles nor sings. ,, .: The Texan gentleman who had lust married his eighth wife cannot with propriety be called a woman-eighter. Mr. T. A. Trollone ventures trt doubt that a man who murdered his father mav justly and necessarily be termed a snob. . Au Illinois minister reproved a nartv of lads who were playing cards in church oy some timely remark regarding the last trump. The tailors' society wants the Cooner Institute to make breaches of its regula tions bv keeping its reading-room opeu on Sunday. According to the modern interpreta tion of criminal law, is the arrest of a young woman always to be regarded as a miss-apprenension. The Utah Constitutional Convention approves of minority representation. J hat's to give husbands a chance of mak ing themst Ives heard. Miss Mary Harris, to whom is due the credit of inventing the popular pastime of shooting recalcitrant lovers, is said to nave became nopeiessiy insane. Iiord Xapier, Governor of Madras, will soon put in a Nanierance at Calcutta. where he will assume control until the Earl of Mayo's successor shall arrive. Ambassador .uori is pestered with lit tle memento Morils ' from multitudinous maidens who want to be anything from te.ichei R to Treasury clerks in Japan. A weak-minded frequenter at Xiblo's Theatre wonders if Mile. Sassi wouldn't find her snake a horrid boa if the reptile, should take it In his head to be' sassv" too. St. Louis is reproached by temperance journals with having a citizen who has never drank water. Jt is not stated whether he is old enough to be weaned yet. An Indiana woman has put 9,454 patches into two quilts, and her brute of a husband says the effect of her work has been to transform her into a cross- patch. Wendell Phillips, beinz above the ne cessity of working for a living, is regar ded as the most eligible person for the presidency of the Nat ional Labor Con vention. Au envious locomotive set tire to Brandreth's pill manufactory at Sing Sing,, and our lisping reporter says, "there wathn't a brand rethcued from tne burning." "A unit for Grant" Is what Mr. Fair child reports from Wisconsin. I)oes this mean that Mr. P. is the only man iu that State who intends to east his vote for the military nominee? Some of the Tioulsville ladies have formed a "Tie-tlie-Garter-above-the Knee, Club." . Every gentleman in Kentucky, is anxious to be master of ceremonies at tlie initiation exercises. To show, how much more a stranger mr.y learn about a place thanks known to the regular residents therein, an inquisi tive traveller has discovered that there are two copies of the Bible on. Long Is land. One of our loii contemporaries seems deeply aggrieved because a London pa per refers to Lieutenant Grant as "Presi dent Grant's son." Well, it is unkind to twit a mau with the misfortune of hi birth. - Tlie favorite mode of "hazing" prac ticed by the feminine sophomores of Michigan University is to seize some, good looking freshman, bind him hand and foot, and t'len kiss bim in the most violent manner. Turning tbe table The preseut popu lar pastime of beating policemen when those worthies themselves are "on th beat." And -to -complete the analogy they are generally beaten by clubs of "low-cusses," An American residing in- Canton, China, has recently received ancient manuscripts which prove conclusively that Confucius was a woman, or rather "one that was a woman, sir, but rest her soul she's deai'." - Conversation in a Wisconsin store. Polite Clerk. "Can lshow yon anything else, to day t" Lugubrious Customer : "Xo, I reckon not. 1 lost two horses and my wife last Fall, and I feel putty poor. Good span of horses, too." The dog belonging to the elephant in Central Park has become so fierce lately, through anxiety lest some visitor should kidnap his master, that he has had to be taken away and chained to a separate stall, where he looks very dogged. It has been discovered that the pork breeders of Washington feed their herds of frugal swine on dead horse meat, whicli is supposed to explain why our national legislatures so frequently get hoarse when "going the whole hog." A Western woman, who accidentally got her false teeth in her gullet, was Uiercby killed ; while, strange to say, her sister, who got "her heart in her throat" ou witnessing the performance, recovered without serious consequences. The Legislrture of Wisconsin has be clared election days legal holidays, an example whicli Cincinnati papers would fain see followed elsewhere. But, bless you, of what use to the average Cinciu iiatiau would be a legal holiday with bar rooms closed r The favorite sultana of the Turkish Sublimity's harem is just eleven years old. He admires her, not merely because, 'leven is appropriate to the 'east, but he cauAA she's also high-bred enough for his roll of honor, besides filling her own role with dignity. Immediately following Mr. Colfax's ungarded confession that there is "some thing better" than water to drink, we find it rejiorted that a youthful Boston iau aged Ave years, was picked up by a casu al policeman in thentreets of tliat virtu ous town helplessly Inebriated. This In the result of vice-presiding in the social board. Efforts arc being made by fashionable, tailors to revive tbe old fashion of kne breeches. Fashion plates, representing English swells so attired, are displayed in clothiers' windows, and it is stated that the ladies of the woman's rights persuasion are coming forw ard as a man ; in favor of the Jure plus ultm tuove- i ment. t A forgetful young woman out West ; the other night aroused the inmates of a j hotel to w hich her bridal trip had led, on account of her finding a man in her room. The trilling circumstance of her I marriage that morning had quite escaped ner memory, ana it was not until sum mary justice waa about to tie visited ou the offender that she happened to recol lect it.