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A lid anthems on the Kcsurrection Morn Because our little year of earth is run, Jtothev make record there beyoiid the sun? And in their homes of light so far away Mark with osthe sweet comiug of this day r What is their Easter? For they hare no graves. Xoshadow there the holy suunse craves, Deep in the heart of noontide marvelous Whose breaking glory reaches down to us. Uowdid the Lord keep EauttrT With II is own! Back to meet Mary where she (rrieveii aloue, W ith face and mien all tenderly the same, L'nto the very sepulcher He came. Ah, the dear message that He gave her then Kaid for the sake ol all bruised heart of men ! " Go, tell those friends who have believed on me, I go before them into Galilee '." M Into the life so poor and hard anil plain. That for a while they must take tin ajalu. My presence passes! Where their leet toil "low ... , . Mine, shining-swift with love, still foremost go! " Sav, Mary, I will meet them. By the way. To walk a little with them; where they stay, To bring my peace. Watch! tor ye do not know - . The day, the hour, when I may And you so"" And I do think, as He came back to her, The mauy mansions may be all astir A' ith tender steps that hasten in the way, Seeking their own upon this taster Day. Parting the veil that hideth them about, 1 think they do come, softly wistful, out from homes of heaven that only seem so far. And walk In the gardens where the new tombs arel SHAHIEIIX DEATH. There were four of us about that bed; The mass-priest knelt at the side, I and his mother stood at the head, Over his feet lay the bride; We.were quite sure he was dead. Though nis eyes were open wide. lie did not die in the night, He did not die in the day, - Hut in the morning twilight His spirit passed away, : When neither sun nor moon was bright, And the trees were merely gray. He was not slain with the sword, Knight's ax, or the knightly spear. Yet spoke be never a word After he came in here ; I cut away the cord From the neck of my brother dear. He did not strike one blbw. For the recreants came behind, In a place where the hornbeams grow, A path right bard to And, For the hornbeam lioughs swing so That the twilight makes its blind. They lighted a great tirch then, W hen his anus were pimoueil fast, Mr John tlie night or the Fen, Mir tin v of Dolorous Blast, W ith knights three seorc und ten Hung brave Lord Hugh at last. I am three score and ten, And my hair is all turned gray, lint I met Sir John of the Fen,; i,ong ago on a summer day. .Ami am giad to think of the moment when 1 took his life away. II am three score and ten, And niv strength is mostly passed, iiut long ago 1 and my men, When the sky was overcast, And the smoke rolled over the reels or the fen, slew Sir Guy of the Dolorous Blast. Ami now, knights all or you, Iprayyoupruy for Sir Hugh, A good knight and a true, And for Alice, his wile, pray tooj DEEDS VERMIS r HEEDS. And seeking truth, I wholly lost my way; . Hocked buck and forward by the swinging tides Of doubt and faith, confused by many guides Each one armed with a doctrine and a creed . W nick each felt sale to say Would meet and satisfy my very need. And one claimed Jesus was the son of God, And one denied that he was more than man. One scented wrath in the redeeming plan; One dwelt upon its mercy and its love; One threatened with the rod; One wooed with the cooiugs of the dove. Jam! whether souls were foreordained to bliss; .Ami whether faith, or works, were strong to save; Ixd whether mil anient lay beyond the grave. AmA Lo.vju. with pardoning power, went down to hell: Whether that road or this, Led up to iioavtu's gate, 1 could not tell. Amid this diwtnf UiooUgic.il strife, l tintiirMrMl with a want Liiisatlslled. Heaven while I lived, not Heaven whon I . Was what I craved, and how to make sublime And beautiful my me While fet I lingered on the shores of time. To iud(rtiMiii: swift mv iruidcs in doctrine camo: Which one lived out the royal truths he preached. Which one loved merey, ond ne'er over reached His weaker brother? And which one forgot His own iu other's claim, - And put self last? J sought but found him not And wept and railed becausii religion seemed uuiv tne min asceuuing nuuhe ui huuw The'jaugling rude of iuiiariuonjons chords; t,-ncil my laiso inunctions w uil"vv Across my vision streamed The glory of a life aflame with love. One who was silent while his brethren taught. And showed me not the beauties of his creed, But weut before me, sowing silent seed That made the waste and barren desert glad; Whose hand in secret brought! : Healing and comfort to the sick aud sad. y A glow, I cried, "Here all my questionings end; vOh! what is thy religion, thy belief?" rknillug, he shook his head with answer brief Yfuw man so swift to act, so slow to speak In deeds, not creeds, my frieiul, fbivetlho religion that I humbly seek." AaidAoSL itnd sweet across my spirit stole line xesi and peace so long and vainly sought, And Auouffh I mourn the graces I have not, If I maybeiD-my brother in his need, And lorahim as mv soul. J trust Uod's panlon if I have no creed. The Test of the Heirs; OH of Randolph The therein Abbey, HY THE AUTHOR OF "The Wrecker' Daua liter;" "The Deteft ice'n Story;" "Tlie Maid of Arjine," etc, etc. CHAPTER X. (con-tinted) Jt'W7.lLlAS had only Tcen one week rm & :it. Kandolnh Abbey, but wheth er or not it were the influence ffj".2l of that atmosphere whicli meemed impregnated with the hot breath .of the dark human passions working tthere, certain it was that already on ner a'londless eyes there was an anxious sJkade, and tlie wnile came less frequently arouud the sweet mouth that never had spokeu ought but gentle, guileless words. The (ruth was, lor the first time Lilian had a cute. Hh possessed all the bright iithiisiasm of youth, in her sympathy fur misfortune J hr devotion to what ,sli hel l to he a dijiw au enthusiasm at which the more experienced ade a nock, hut that would urge s to many whom she had met on that eventful night. She held horse)!, indeed, douihi by the promise aim had then made to h'lin, and since that hour it had been the source of many bright visions to her. She was haunted by the thought, how sweet it were to see his life growing brighter, and his heart more hopeful, un der the influence ot one pure unman -rVtoniJalifii. warm aiirl disinterested. 'There is nothing more hallowing to the iw i ii tr heart. If it be pure and unselfish, as w.i that, of Lilias, than the dream of ...mi fieri n.r liiinnluess higher, more in toxicating far than to receive joy at the Lands of others, is the hope of being a comfort to the lowest, or meanest upon earth, and we are very apt in those early bys. when no exper'euce of disappoiut jufciit or world-thought prudence has set a limit to thu boundlessness of our de sires for good, to make to ourselves an idol of soiue.jK'l' vision and our hearts a temple wliera It U enshrined in hope. It. wa.i thus that fre had set before her- nelf the dream of cheering thecold, dark life of Hubert Lyle with fcie? Roving friendship. It bad become, as we hay said, a species of religion with her, and jier spirit rested there as iu nit earthly JBdew, JJu hi hd not resized the SKZr! hope sintiely, it may never to mine laSflf twlftloiitoliewelf of the nor lo I expect, Mr most certainly I smloX JTiMfxakeii to become the will never saci.hce one thing ot whatl Xld theionely .Lfi.peivsecuted, as ho d to be nioval and pure in order to It seemed to her, at once by pusfortune "t'"" 't. ...h n.n ..mnltir of his fellow-creatures, "ou are a s range child,' said Lady , i ....... : i -i. ..l i ni it :i in loin n in lev m:ciii to 111 imii. r, NOR A VOLUME I. great difficulty that stood in the way of its realization, in tlie simple fact that she never saw Hubert nor did it seem likely that he would ever again cross her path, though abiding tinder the same roof. She spent the greater part of each day with Kir Michael, but it was his wish that she should also be nmclr with her cousins, and she walked with Walter and Gabriel, or sat with Lady Randolph in tlie drawing room ever Hoping tnat some where she would meet the serene gaze of those dark, gray eyes, looking into, her soul as they had looked on that moonlight night. But it was not so. Each member of the Randolph family was daily present with her, lor Mr Micbael made a point of their all habitually frequenting the pub lic rooms, that he might have the malic ious pleasure of showing Lady Ran dolph how he was passing bis future neirs in review oelore nun, and even Aletheia was constrained to appear amongst them, with that look upon her race, which told that, like iTomethius bound to his rock, so was she chained to this life in ugouv. From her Lilias shrank with a feeling of awe aud terror, wincli liad its germ in the words 01 tne stranger's, caution, and rapidly became an object of deep interest to Walter, pre cisely as Sir Michael had hoped, and Ga briel had predicted. -But i.ilias was quite unaware ot this, and, in truth had not a thought to bestow on him, though her natural amiability made her treat him with a cordial gayety that delighted him. Her whole mind was concentrated on the one desire, to hear again the voice, aud behold once more the face of Hubert Lyle, and she devoted all her energies for its accomplishment. At least it was plain to her that no chance meeting was possible, and that she herself must take some decisive measures. The only indication that she had ever had that their one brief inter view was no stranre dream ot imari na tionwas, that occasionally, in the still night, a voice run ot waning sweetness reached her, accompanied by the deeper tones of the organ, and she'would listen breathless? it was so like an angel sing ing, aud longed that she could have gone in her ignorance once more where now it was impossible she could venture. At least In her perfect guileleness she re solved to do what a less innocent heart would have shrunk from, hut she had that true delicacy which felt that can dor aud openness in the right quarter, were infinitely purer aud more dignified than reserve. Lady Bandolph was walking one morning on a sheltered path by the side of the noble river whicli flowed through the nark. It was her favorite haunt. Often when the memory of de parted days was strong upon her, and joys forever lost were thronging round her, like pale, mournim gliosis, sue would leave the house by a private en trance and betake herself to this solitary spot, that, in the mechanical process of pacing to and iro, sue niignt regain uie haughty coiiqiosure which it -was) her pride ever to display. rhe was 1 litis em ployed when she heard a hounding step on the bank over her head. There was a waving of white garments among the trees light spring to the ground, as if a fawn escaping to the woods and Lilias stood before her. Lady Randolph stopped and looked at her with her usual cold, proud gaze. She had striven hard to dislike ner niece be came she was so plainly Sir Michael's chosen favorite, hut she had utterly fail ed. . '1 he child was so candid and simple so.iiiuocent of evil desigu. so conttdiug to those who were, iu truth, her worst enemies, it was impossible to hate her. N'ay, even, in . her secret heart, Lady Randolph loved her iu spite of herself, but for this very reasomi she studied to be ever supremely haughty aud chilling in her manner to her. Lilias seemed never to userre it, or at least she never resen ted H. She knew no reason why Lady Randolph should be unkind to her, mid, therefore she would not suspect her of being go, but she saw plainly enough that she did not seem to desire her society, and therefore, strove. Villi the most gen tle consideration to keep aloof from her. Now, however, she had a motive which she considered higher than any duty she owed her aunt, and .it was without tlie slightest embarrassment that she stood before her, and lifted her unclou ded eyes to the proud, handsome face. : "I "hope I have not disturbed you," she said, with her sweet, clear voice, "if this time is inconvenient 1 will come again, but 1 wish very mucn to speaK to vou." - "How could yon disturb me," said Lady Randolph, half contemptuously, "1 was not ensraged in any way," anu sliarht flush tinsred her cheek, as though she fancied Lilias could have guessed the deep emotion with which she had been struggling. " But you may want to lie alone," said the young girl timidly. " The present society at Randolph Ab bey certainly makes solitude peculiarly agreeable. IIowev.T, I must own, Lil ias, you are very careful never to intrude on me, therefore, pray remain if yon have anything to say." Lilias turned and walked by her side. ' I have a great favor to ask she said. " J should have thought Sir Michael so fully anticipated all your desires that there was nothing leit tor me to tio," said Lady Randolph with a bitter smile. "He could not grant me this," re plied Lilias, calmly' looking up at her, " and yet it is the only thi.-ig iu all the world 'that I tlesire just now nothing else has any value for me." Lady Randolph looked round in sur prise. " Why, what can 1 possibly have in my power to do for you ? I should im agine it was rather I who might be sup posed to ask favors of the future heiress of Randolph Abbey," " Oh ! do not cajl me by that hateful title," said Lilias, putting her llOlld into that of her aunt. " Hateful title!" Lady Randolph gazed fixedly at her. If that candid, chikl-l'ke face could have deceived, she believed that Lilias was trying to delude her now, but those truth-speaking eyes were not to be doubted. " Why is it hatoftil to you?" she said more kindly than she had ever before spoken. " Hfcause 1 do not think this line es tate, or the empire of the world iNelf, worth all the evil reelings aud unholy injustice which the uncertain possessioi Randolph, "and if your heart is as tr as your words inter She sloped herself. She was going to say '-'I. must love you," but she checked the impulse. She did not know Lilias enough. She was not sure of her, and, above ail, let Uer be what she vould, she was Sir Michael's favorite peiee, "Tell me then, what you wished to ask uie," she said. "I will," said Lilias, "but first you must hear what occasioned the desire." 3Vnd with a quiet simplicity she related to Lady Kandoloh tlie history ot her first interview with HuliertLyle. It had lain sacred iu her heart, the thought of that meeting from the Jiour ivhen the long earnest gaze of the defornjed man had followed her as she left the old hall by night and she. had never breathed a word of their conversation to any human being, nor had she let a single look pene trate to the sweet dreams ot generous friendship and communion with him, which had become the lairest vision ot her pure ambition. She would have felt as though she pro faned had she done so, and it the idol lljoifgljt of her soul had been devoted to any oiuer oicp, ;,ajy jviiituuipu wits probably, the very J.9 whom she ... . ,1.1 . I V ue nn FAMILY PAPER, would have revealed it. But tlie woman's instinct within her, told that beneath the cold proud exterior of that stately lady, there beat the heart of a mother, which would understand the deep delicacy of her intended devotion to the unfortunate man. She vas not mistaken as she told how gently, with her words, of noble faith in goodness and justice, she had soothed the lonety, embittered heart of Hubert Lyle how her creed in the spir ituality of affection, which takes no ac count of the outward form of the grosser matter, had given a new value aud dig nity to his existence Lady Randolph drew nearer and nearer to her, and sud denly, when Lilias ceased to speak, she put Viands upon the young girl's head, and lifting up the innocent tace to hers, she kissed her forehead. "Good child, sweet child," she said, "you have shown more of loving kind ness and mercy to- this unhappy boy in one half hour than any other lias done in all his miserable lifetime." " And you will let me go on with the blessed work?" said Lilias, warmly re turning the caress. " It is to obtain the means of doing this, that I have come to you. Do not think me fanciful or absurd it' I have made it a bright dream to myself that I was sent on a mission to this place, that I might cheer his desolate heart with the warmth of human friendship aud convert him into hope. We know- very little of the work that is provided to our hands, or of tlie secret purpose of the events which drive us hither and thither over the earch, but of this we are certain, that there is an under-current of mercy through it all, acting iu ways we dream not of, and causing us to minister even unaware to objects, it may be, we should not have thoughtof cheering. Therefore, I think I am not presumptions in believing it at least possible that while Sir Michael brought me here with intent to make me, perhaps, the heiress of Randolph Abbey, he was but the instrument of se curing to me a far richer possession, even the power of bestowing comfort ou our fellow creature." "Yours is a beautiful faith," said La dy Randolph, sadly. She felt how far she was from any such belief iu the uni versal loving kindness that watches over all, and most chiefly oyer those imcher Ished by human friends, sending thein blessings by the hands that are uiicout sciously guided to bestow them. "It is a happy one," said Lilias. look ing up with her bright smile, " and now you must let me prove that it is no less true than joyful. You have, not yet granted my request, but, indeed, I think you could not delay to do so If you knew how very bright the dear hope is to me that I, even I, weak and mi worthy as I am, may lie able to soothe and comfort one so unfortunate and so noble-hearted, as I believe your son to be. It were enough, indeed, that he is unfortunate, without the holier claim which goodness has upon our homage and willing ser vice, as a reflected light from that Supreme- Perfection which demands our en tire worship. Earth has no sweeter joy than toalleviate pain of body or of mind in those of our brethren here below, for whom their i atlier's love has taken the shape of suffering, and you must not re fuse me this great blessing. Dear Ladv Randolph, take me to him. 1 promised him to be his friend, and if von do not help me to redeem mv word, he will think my cold forgetfulness, even if he gives me 110 sterner name, is but another proot tnar. Human iriemislsip is too base a thing to rise above the cruel injustice that would punish him for his deformity. Oh ! let, nie go to him let me be with him day by day, till I. have shown him that his infirmity, so meeklj- borne, can only give a deeper sympathy to tne e; teem which Ins high character must win. Say that you will take me to him Aud she threw her arms rouud her aunt with a sudden impulse she could not resist, looking up in her face at the same time, as though she would have continued, by the imploring gaze of her earnest eves, the pleading lor which words seemed to fail her. Lady Ran dolph's grasp closed over her hand w ith an energy which showed how much she was effected, and her breathing came quick and hard as she replied "Wait a moment, Lilias I must con sider." So they stood, silent and motionless under the thick shade or the arching branches the proud, ambitious woman with her eyes fixed upon the ground, dilated to their fullest extent bv the in tensity of her gaze, and her bosom heav ing passionately in tne tumult 01 con tending feeling Lilias, leaning her fair head confidingly upon the shoulder of her aunt, looking: upward through the green leaves to the Heaven of her hopes beyond. Thus they stood many minutes for a multitude of opposing thoughts came thronging to influence Lady Ran dolph s decision. First and strongest of all the emotions that stirretl her heart, was the vehement desire to accede at once to Lilias' request and give her poor son whom it ever seemed to her she had cursed with life the solace of a friendship so strangely aud so purely approved, lhe wish re sulted in a stranee mixture of good and evil motives. She did love her child in some measure the night of her morevio- lent passions had not utterly crushed the mother's heart within her, and, above all, as we have s;iid, she loved him ber cause we was her husband s son the living link between her and the dead It was a elad thought to her, therefore. to think for tlie first time in. her life she could bestow a human joy on this forlorn exile, stranded, as it were, on tlie in hospitable shores ot a world that would not own him. Attain, a less disinteres ted feeling than tins was the satisfaction it would beto her own pride thus to offer him no inadequate compensation for the sacrifice she compelled him to make Dy detaining him at Randolph Abbey. The recollection of their last conversa tion had rankled painfully in her mind Hubert had never before so entreated to be released from !is bondage., -.She felt indeed. That by cypry rule of common justice, this man, come to years of full maturity, might have claimed his liberty as a right, yet. had lie yielded only be cause he preferred his own guttering to hers, and though she felt now as she di then, that she could not renounce he own will iu this matter, it galled he proud spirit to-the quick to feel herself under any obligations to one wno owei her nothing s-avo Ids birth into a worl of care.and his continued existence in a atmosphere of unjust hatred. But now bv the sritt of Lilias to be Ins true am tender friend, truly she would not only recompense him a hundred foltl for all the suffering she had caused him to en dure, but she would render his residence at Riindolpti Abbey, hitherto so great an evil, the very highest blessing life could offer to iiim," for when, in all the world beside, could ho find a friendship rare and precious, such as this sweet child was ready to bestow upon him? In fact it would "be to secure to him within these, walls the best and only happiness he. ev er could experience, since he was de barred by his deformity, as she believed, from all the ties of "earthly -love. This pure atfectiiju wuld bo to him indeed a blessed substitute, for it jyas n.iosf lnex pected and unhoped for, - Then, lower still in tlie scale of un worthy motives, came the thought, but too grateful to her uuehastcued heart, that there would be a subtle, koen re venge for her, iu thus gaining her hus bands's favorite niece and future heires: to be the devoted loving friend of the man he hated. This all seemed to combine for the im mediate furtherance ot J.illas' uuh, and there was but one counteracting feeling, 111 which Lady Randolph's better nature spoke too strongly to be left unheard it was the conviction that, if she did accord to Lilias the means of accom plishing her cherished design, she would in fact, be for ever blasting the generous child's oi.n proseot in this world, for it seemed to her beyond a doubt that Sir DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, PAlXESVmLE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH Michael w ould adhere to the declaration ie had made in her hearing to all his lephews and nieces, aud utterly cast out from the least chance of his favor any one who so much as flung a pitying word at Hubert Lvle. Lady Randolph was not one to esti mate lightlv the possession of the Abbey :tu Its wide tli fluam. and she leit tnar. it would indeed be a treacherous return for young Lilias' generous devotion, to de prive her of that rich inheritance. So there was a tierce struggle in the breast of the proud woman lietween her incli- ation and her sense ot right, tor the life-long indulgence in her fiery temper and reckless passions had not altogether quenched the purer light within her spirit. " Suddenly she lifted up her eves, and looked at Lilias. One word, one sneer from Sir Michael at that moment would have turned her heart to stone again, but he saw nothing save the steadfast gaze of the young girl into the bright sky over her head. And the sight recalled dim" memories of the time w hen Catha rine Randolph herself had loved to dream of the fair beauty of tlie promised Eden tr beyond those helds of fight, ana tne lglier nature triumphed. She took the hands of the innocent child within her own, and looked atlier witn a gentle ex pression fiir foreign to her haughty feaii- tures, and said "Lilias my dearest child, believe me that at this moment, nothing on earth could afford uie so much satisfaction as to agree to your request, and give you to my son to be his dear and precious friend, but for your own sake I cannot, must not do it. lo you know what would be the consequence if you were to devote your self to him as you propose? Simply this that Sir Michael, "who has already, as believe, made a will in your favor, : would most infallibly disinherit you. It would be madness iii this way to risk, far less to lose, such a noble inheritance. "Oh! 1 cannot hear this," exclaimed ilias, suddenly starting from her aunt's arms, "1 cannot longer endure 10 nave it supposed by all, that I am one of the most meau and pitiful human beings, for ever weighing tlie noblest priviledges and the bounden duties of every living soul in the balance with worldly inter ests. I think the possession of the very world itself would not be worth the herishing for one half hour, of all the vil passions and disregarded selfishness which the urteetof Randolph Abbey seems expected to produce. 1, at least, will have nothing to do with it. I will be free to act upon my own idea of what good and true, uuclogged by anj- earthly consideration whatever. Listen to me,dear aunt, and I beseech you to be- leivcme, torso surely as that bright sk-y low looks down upon us, 1 declare to you will adhere to the resolution 1 am now oing to announce to you. I tell you olemnly aud sincerely that if I am pre- ented from keeping m' promise to 1111- icrt Lvle. and , thereby following out what 1 believe to be my heaven-ordained ocation, lor the sake ot these earthly possessions which death may sweep out of the grasp of anv one of us in ten minutes' time, I will at least prove to him that I have 110 share iu such a sac- iiice of truth and justice for the gootl things of this world. I will forthwith go out of this house, where I have learned hat honor and friendship can be bought with gold, and I will forever refuse to accept this inheritance, if the price of it is to be one moment's happiness in the ife of your poor son. It were indeed 110 great sacrifice to make to him, for, I repeat, I should not think the fairest lauds this earth could oft'er worth half the jealousies and selfishness Which the desire of wealfli brings with it. I will go back to my dear Irish home where my own possession was the love of mauy learts, and where 1 wasricn indeed. She paused, half terrified at the vehe mence with which she had spoken, and added, more calmly "Forgive me, Lady Randolph, if I have seemed too violent, but what I have said just now I must and will do for mv own truth is a sacred treasure with which I cannot part for any other. If I remain in this house, it must be as the friend of Hubert Lyle, and for no other purpose, so far as my wishes are con cerned, at least, save that of worthily fulfilling the duties involved in so com prehensive a term. If my uncle casts me oft', and refuses ina permission to dwell under his roof, I may go from this place with sorrow, but not with shame, for your son win Know tnat 1 nave re deemed my pledge." Lilias. you have conquered," ex claimed Lady Randolph, who had gazed on her as a being from another sphere " Most thankful am lthat you have left me no choice! For your own sake, now, I mnst give vou your heart sdesire, since while yon remain at the Abbey, there is. at least, a chance that Sir Mtcliael's anger may be averted, and your fortune saved, u hercas, it you leave us, with the promise made to your soul, to refuse the inheritance, 1 Know mat Hom ing will change your noble resolution, it isenougn, my juias, my child! You shall come to my son, and be his friend, a very sunbeam 111 his cheerless life and this 1 tell you, as surely as your own true word is pledged that if. for his sake, you lose this rich es tate, vou shall share with him and me the last penny we may ever possess. Lilias' example had aroused all that was best in Lady Randolph, for she was one to whom it might have been lit ly said, as to the Queen of Denmark, when she told-her son her Heart was broken MOh, fling away tlie worser part. And live the purer with the other half." She would have been a different per son had her strong, impulsive character been rightly directed by her associates, instead' ot lieing influenced by those who called her most evil passions into play. And now the sudden bound with which Lilias enm back to her arms,, as she heard the words that changed her long eherisbed hopes to certainty, the raptur ous delight that, gleamed over her fair face, the broken expression of joy and gratitude with which she tried to tell her happy feelings, woke sweeter emotions in the proud woman's heart than she had known since the grave closed over her idol, and buried with him, as it seemed, her whole capacity for tenderdess and loving kindness. She looked down,, upon the joyous child, with a pleased, admiring smile and stroked back the sunny curls, that she might see hup glad eyes better, till Lilias. gathering all her Incoherent manifestations of feeling into one little sentence that best expressed the thoughts that so oppressed her, suddenly said, in a tone of most intense entreaty 'Let us go '.'.' "Yes," exclaimed Lady Randolph "let us go, indeed why delay one moment giving my poor Henry's son the joy he so little drealus of V C'liniel let uie "take him a new gift, which shall change, the first I gave him even his wretched life, into a blessing instead of a curse." She took Lilias's baud, with a strong resolute grasp, and walked with her quickly towards the house. Her step was fil'llt, her eye bright, aud Hashing with bintumuni, lid sC met Sir Mi chael at that moment she would have told him the errand on wh'ch she was hasten ing, without n thought of hesitation. Lilias, breathless with delight, and with a sort of presentiment for which she could not account, that her whole future life was involved in the step she was now taking, walked, with healing heart, be side her, and as she passed through the old hall, where she had come in answer to the null of that voice of mournful sweetness, a strange riu boding wlispered at her heart, that she never again would be the free, lighthearted being she. had been before that unforgolten night. So soon as sympathy or compassion have laid the weight of another's life upon the soul, our liberty is gone forever. TO BE CONTlNU'En. HO ANECDOTES OF PI BI-IC JHKX. BV COL. J. W. FORNEY. XO. LXI. " Most history is false, save in names and dates, while a good novel is gener ally a truthful picture of real life, false uly in names and dates." 1 often think of this sensible remark of a veteran statesman, now in Eurofie, as I glance into the pages of some of the number less volumes boru during and since tlie rebellion. Many of their writers seem to have no other object than to make gods of their favorites and ilei iis of their adversaries. Perhaps there tan be 110 true philosophy of that tragic interval. Passian anil prejudice ave given way before judicial impartiality and tranquil reflection. Carlyle's " French Revolu tion" of 1873, one of the most remarka ble of that strange man's productions, as wonderful for its flashes of individual character as for its accuracy iu jiescrili ing events, was made up from personal investigation and from a careful review of the journals of tlie day. It inspired Dicken's "-Tale of two Cities," among the most grotesque and thrilling of all his creations. Exactly such a mind is required to give us a faithful picture of the inner life of the rebellion. There are several collections 'of the newspa pers of both sides, one that was preser ved for some years in the National Li brary, and, I'thiuk, one or two in New York nd Boston. Add to these tlie let ters of private soldiers to their families at home, thousands of whicli are laid away for reference. But who shall dis till the essence from this mass of mate rial? Who will digest .the endless col lection? It should lie a- patriotic and laborious man, a student like Carlyle, blessed with a pleasant style, large sym pathies, and a strict and conscientious sense of justice The incidents of the war set forth in these private letters of the soldiers and narrated in the newspa pers would make up what would be not only the best of all histories, but read ing a absorbing as any romance. One of these iiic,ideuts occurs to me as I write. While I jyas Secretary of the Senate there was hardly an hour during any day that I was yo.t ca,Ued ,tipon to help somebody who had mends or kin dred in the army, or had business in .the departments. or was anxious to getso.mj poor fellow out of the Old Capitol Pris on. ' These constant appeals were inces sant; demands upon the' time of a very busy man, but the lalior was a labor of love, aud 1 am glad to remember that I never undertook it reluctantly. One day a very energetic lady called ou me to take lier to the President and aid her to get a private soldier pardoned who had been sentenced to death for desertion, aud was to be shot the very next morn- ng. W e were much pressed in the hen- ate, and she had to wait a long time be fore I could accompany her to the W bite House. It was late in the afternoon when we got there, and yet the Cabinet was still iu session. 1 sent my name 11 to Mr. Lincoln, and he came out evi dently in profound thought, and full of some great subject. 1 stated the object of our call, and, leaving the lady in one ot the ante-chamoers, returned to the Senate, which had not yet adjourned. lhe case made a deep impression on me, but I forgot it in the excitement of the debate and the work of mv ofiice, until, perhaps, near 10 o'clock that night, when my female friend "came rushing into my room, radiant with de light, with tlie pardon m her hand. " I have been up there ever since," she said. "The cabinet adjourned, and 1 sat waiting for the President to come out and tell me the fate of my poor soldier. whose case I placed in his hands after you left: but I waited in vaiu there wasnoiMr. Lincoln. Sol thought 1 would go up to the door of his Cabinet chamber and knock. I diu so, aud, there was the worn President asleep, with his head on the table resting on his arms, and my boy's pardon signed at his sale. 1 quietly waked him, blessed him for his good deed, and came here to tell you the glorious news. You have helped nie to save a human life." This is the material, if not for solemn history, at least for those better lessons which speak to us from the lives of the just and the purj. SX. PATRICK, THE APOSTLE OF IKIXAD. BY WHS. A. H. p. St. Patrick was a unlive of Gaul, his real name was Succath. In early youth he was eaptured by pirates and taken to Ireland, where they sold turn to one Milcho, a rich man, who appointed him keeper of his flocks and herds. A Chris tian, the heart of the young captive was continually moved to pray for the con version ot Ins master, and the brave, kindly people among whom Providence had thrown him. The religion of Ire land was Buddhistic, and its doctrines, full of a high aud stern morality, were taught bv lhe Druids, who were the Lord's spiritual of the kingdom, men of I splendid learning and culture, believers 111 maiic anil uiacies, wno vicre uie teachers of Western Europe. : When the young herdsmen had served out his seven years bondage he returned to his native country full of but one thought and hope, the conversion of Ire land. He devoted himself to God in the religious . state, and after some time made a pilgrimage to Koine, where his zeal for the conversion of the ' people who sat in darkness ' 111 th.it beaiitituf isle ot the sea led him to pray and work without eeasing to that end. At length the Sov ereign Pontiff, touchd by the eloquent accounts he heard of the Irish, sent for Succath, and learned from his own lips a continuation ot all previously related to him, whicli inflamed his zeal to such a degree that he determined to make an eflort to save them by sending a mis sionary to them who would boldly preach the truth as it in is Christ. He saw 111 the person ot tlie humble priest huc- cath the man lifted for the grand work But iudiring wisely that to q proud and enlightened heathen people, the mission ary to ne respected nnst appear with dignity, he conferred upon Succath tht1 order of the Patriru, which was second only to the imperial dignity, and ap pointed In in special Ambassador to tin Court of Laogare, the Monarch of all Ireland. His name derived from h patent ot uolnlity was lienccloith Pa tricius: or, as it is known to moderi times, Patrick. Fully accredited by the . ourt ot iconic as ambassador ami tins sionarv, he sailed with a small retinue for Ireland, w:here he lauded at Drug heda, where the Boy lie falls into the sea aud began to preach his doctrines witl such ell'ect that not onlv a number of the rustics, but many of the powerful jio hies of that section were converted aud baptized. The Druids were furious ami when news reached them that Seg ncn, thu Lord of Wc-jstcMaiith, had nil braced Christianity they demanded of the Monarch Laogare that he should sum mon the audacious stranger before, the Estates of Tara, then in session, and or tier him to leave the kingdom forthwith tliey could do no worse, his rank of Am bassador being his protection. Bv this time Patricius has pitched hi tunfsat a place called Firta tlrtiec. on the baiks Ol'the Ifoyne, in full v'niw of the plains of MaghvBreagh, where the Druids annually celebrated the Bealtiu rite of rekindling the previously extin guished tires of the laud wit ii great pomp and tereniouy; and in sight of Tara which lay beyond. Patricius was duly aud officially informed of Ibis cus tom, and given to uuderstahd that he was expected to conform to it. But it was part of a heathen niythology thyt hohad come to uproot, a'nd liin the tires upon every health in the kingdom was extinguished one blazed in front ot his tent before the astonished aud infu riated eyes of King, Druids, Nobles, Bards, and people. "The heathen raged," and when he appeared the next day be- JOU AGRICULTURE, fore the Parliament of Para, the Druid secretly reioieed in the prospect of his speedv banishment. When Patricius entered none arose to do him honor, a discourtesy so marked that a chief of royal descent, one Ere, the son of Dego, sprang from his seat, exclaiming: "It were a disgrace to- Erin that you should stand. Sit. thou here, I will stand if need be." There was a low muttering of rage, which sunk into silence when Patrick began to declare his holy mission with unction and eloquence. But when lie began to discourse on the mystery of the Divine Triuitv the Druids laughed him to scorn and sought to refute the doctrine by de claring a numerical like that : a falacy and imposture. The Apostle whispered to one of his disciples, who went out and quickly returned with a bunch of Sham rocks in his hand; he took one, and holding it up to the view of all, said: " To prove that I utter no absurdity, but the reality of the existence of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, iu the unity of one Godhead, I show you this humble plant, on whicli you have so often trod den, to convince you that tlie truth can be made manifest by the simplest sym bol of illustration." Before the conference ended not only many of the greatest chiefs and Ollahms, (Doctors of the Iaw,) the Royal Bard Dnbraeh, and others crowded around the Apostle asking for baptism, but the Monarch himself, exclaiming: " It is better to believe than perish ;" also em braced the new faith. It is in commemoration of this scene that the Shamrock, so dear to the Irish heart, is worn on St. Patrick's day, a sign of their belief iu the Holy Trinity, ! and of veneration for the patron saint of tht ir own Emerald Isle. A very inter estingaecountof all this may be found in the Abbe NcGeohegan's History of Ireland.' St. Patrick's worcK pare, , The words of T.ao- FIBE8IOE SC1EHCK. The Origin and Mature ot Spring. NO. I. BY JAMES 11. XICHOI.S, M. I). Springs of water are possible upon our earth, only from the fact that its various strata or layers have been upheaved from their original beds by internal or vol canic forces. It is indeed curious, that j the sparkling spring or brook which ' breaks from the hillside and meanders through the meadow, an emblem of pu rity and peace, is born of the 'earth quake, and exists only in consequence of the terrible havoc which fire and gasess have made of the rocky ribs of mother earth. - The elementary facts of geology are sufficient to make plain to every one the truth, that the crust of the earth is not composed of a homogeneous mass of rock with a thin covering of soil super imposed upon it, but rather, that it is made up of a series of strata lying one over another, these having b?en formed from the deposition of sedimentary mat ter at the bottom of oceans and seas in former epochs of the world's history. The layers have solidified from various causes, and become rock of one kind ud another, and they all rest upon the great mass of igneous rock which forms the mighty framework of the earth's erivst. Now it is apparent that if the various strata of the sedimentary rocks had never bt eu disturbed, but had re mained in their original level position ust as they were formed, rivers, lakes, and springs could have had no existence. There would have been no hills or moun tains or vallevs, and the waters upon the earth must haye rested in vast holes or excavations upon its surface. The rain wauld have managed to escape by soak ing into the porous strata, and remaiu- ng there until, in nart, driven oft by evaporation from internal or solar heat. It could not have formed definite chan nels or rivers, as it does now, on the slopes found upon every continent. The porous strata or coatings, consisting of the mould, sand, and gravel, would have received the rain, as lias been said, and a part of it would undoubtedly have been removed by the agency ot heat: but a large portion would have penetrated downward, until it met with strata whol ly impervious, aud there it would re main until it acquired sulticient pressure to be forced out in all directions into cavities constituting the seas. What an oozy, damp condition of things must have existed - during the carbouilerous and oolitic epochs, or before the great rock upheavals occurred : Let us look tor a moment at another point of no little importance in the geol- gy of springs and rivers. The various strata ot sedimentary rocks are , by no means alike in physical or chemical con stitution : some ot them . are hard, - re fractory, insoluble in water; others are solt, easily disintegrated, or worn bv the action of water moving over their surfaces. Dislocations in the strata are common, and through them the water may leak out and seek a lower stratum, or a nat ural vent, by which it can rise to the surface at a point lower than the well. Any one who engages in deep borings tor water docs so at considerable risk, as no geologist or chemist can give hun pos itive assurances ot success. In this country we have numerous artesian wells, Rome ot them or great depth. The famous St. Louis well is about 1,900 feet deep, and the fqree with which the water rises is very great. It is, however, en tirely unsuited to domestic uses, beni! charged with mineral constituents dcriv ed from rocks and minerals over and through which it passes in its course. Offensive gases are often mingled with water coming from deep wells, and the temperature . is uniformly high. The gasses present are usually carburetted hydrogen, and sometimes sulphuretted hvdrogen is evolved freely, giving to the water the smell of stale eggs. The temperature of the water depends iu a great measure upon the depth ot Uie bor ing. " The well at St. Louis delivers wa ter at a temperature above 100 0 F., and the water ot most other wells is found aliove7ti F. In winter such water, if pure, would be delight fill for washing purposes, hut for drinking it would be vapid aud nauseous. U is also without atmospheric air. and would heed not onlv to be cooled bur. to be si.u-.ttcd to tit it for table use. Altogether wo may conclude that the deep springs nve not verv promising sources from which to obtain potable waters. THE OLD DOJUMfW. Charles II originated this term as ap plied to irginia. During the Protec torate of Cromwell, the colony of V ginia refused to acknowledge hisauthor itv, and declared itself Independent Shortly after, when Cromwell threatened to send a fleet to order irginia to sub jection, the armed Virginians sent message to t bancs ll, then 111 exile in Flanders, inviting him to return iu the same ship with their envov and be Kin of Virginia. Charles accepted the invi tation, and was on the eve of embarka tioii when he was recalled jo tle tlliMiie of England, As soon as'he was fairly seated on the throne, 111 gintitude for the lovaltv of Virginia, he t a used her co if- of-arms to be quartered with those England, Ireland, and Scotland, and a an independent member of the Lmplre, distinct jiortioii of the 0!d Dominion Hence the origin of the term. Copper coins of v irginia were issued as lat the reign of Ueorge III, which bore, on one side the coat-of-arms of England i,nd Virginia. ' John O. Ashcroft, of Hadley, Ma-ss slaughtered, December ill, three pi from a litter of ten that were eleven months old, which weighed, respective iy, ii-in, 4pi;i, and 4a; pounds. RNA AND GENERAL NEWS. SO, 1872. EASTER EGGS. First, then, you select your dyes vegetable or wood d3-es they should he, blue, crimson, yellow, according tor fan cy and, procuring a small portion of each from it druggist, you place them iu separate vessels. Then dropping the eggs into hot water for a few momenta, you draw on the shell with a bit ot tal low any design you please names, dates, leaves, crosses. The tallow pre vents any discoloration in the spot it cov ers, so when the egg has been submitted to lhe boiling dye, the pattern appears in white on a tinted ground with verv pretty e fleet. Another method, more laborious, but infinitely more artistic, is to dye the whole egg, and afterward scrape out the pattern with a sharp pen-knife. This way admits of a greater range of taste and skill than the other. The egg may be divided into compartments, each hold ing some tiny vignette, a landscape perhaps, or an angel, or cupid. or a line of verse, with date, all framed in solid, bright color.ln olden days, eggs treated afier this fashion did duty as valentines. and were frequently preserved in the after-homes of the happy pairs, each egg carefully enshrined in a deep, long stemmed wine-glass, through which the nscription could b?. read without re moving it. " Golden" eggs, which are covered with thin sheets of leaf gold, are beauti ful tilings when mixed with others. A cheap way of making them is to use the dye of the furze-blossom, which "is said to communicate a fine yellow color. Any boy or girl, clever at drawing. can produce, with little trouble, a varie ty ot designs which shall have added merit of originality. Wh.-it could be prettier than a knot of Easter-flowers, snow-drops, violets, or. lilies of the val ley, painted in water-color on the w hit shell, or sketched gracefully and light ly in sepia or.rndia-ink. Pencil draw ings are singularly soft and pretty on the same pure back-ground, and", set with boiling water, are not easily de faced. A monogram iu bright, illumin ated tints and gold is also effective ; in short, there are a dozen charming tall ies which will at once suggest thein- lvesto the mind of anv voung artist ho begins to think upon the subject. nd we advise such by all means to try. JAPANESE CARPENTERS. The Japanese carpenters are ingen ious workmen, and tlulr work is done itu marvelous neatness. A curious feature of their houses is that they do not contain a nail: all of the joints and timbers being dovetailed together by many ingenious devices; and the whole ork even to the rafters, :s as smooth us fit had been polished down with sand paper. And the Japanese are a neat people; tor they use 110 paint to htdeany blemish of construction or ornamenta tion, no filigree work or plaster of Par- gew-gaws, but everv stick 111 the milding is exposed. Every morning, is regularly as she conks the breakfast or sweeps the floor, the Japanese house- ue takes a wet cloth and scours tlie hole interior of the dwelling, levying no part untouched, aud no stain or dirt spot to mar its cleanly appearance. hen the Japanese do not come into the house with muddy boots, after the style of the American sovereign ; but, having covered the floor with neat matting, al ways teinove tne dirty sandals before stepping upon it. I stood and watched the Japanese carpenters at their work lor some minutes, aud noticed tlie pe culiarity of their movements. The Jap- iiucse carpenter worKS toward him that is, instead of shoving a plane upon the board at arm's length, he pulls it to ward him; and he cuts, saws and chops n tne same way. tlis saws are fixed 111 handles like a butcher's cleaver, and the teeth slant or rake toward the handle. he planes are constructed like ours: ut the wooden portion is verv thin and wide. The adze is fastened to the end of hooped stick, like the handle of one of the crooked canes worn on the arm on our streets ; and altogether their tools are different from ours, yet 1 cannot ob serve that they are awkward 111 appear ance, or awkwardly handled. A WONDER OF VcGETAlIOft. There is no tree known on earth which subserves so many purposes as the bam boo, lhe Indian obtains from it apart f his food, many of his household uten sils, and a wood at once lighter and ca pable of bearing greater strains than heavier timber of the same size. Besides, in expeditions in the tropics under the rays of a vertical sun, bamboo trunks have more than once been used as bar rels, iu which water, much purer than could be preserved in vessels of any oth er kiud, is fresh for the crew. Upon the west coast of South Asia, bamboos fur nish all the materials for the construc tion of houses at once pleasant, substan tial and preferable to that of stone.which the frequently recurring earthquakes bring down upon the heads of the lodg ers, r ue loftiest ot the bamboos is the Hammot. In tracts where it grows in the greatest perfection it sometimes rises to the height of 100 feet, with a stein only is inches in diameter at tlie base, lhe wood itself is only an inch iu thickness. The fact that the bamboo is hollow has made it eminently useful for a variety of purposes it servos as a measure for liq uids, and if fitted with a lid and a bot tom, trunks and barrels are made of it. Small boats even are made of the largest trunks by strengthening them with strips of other woods where needed. In one day they obtain the height of several 1'eet, and with a inicrosco)e their devel opment can be easily watched. But the most remarkable feature about the bam boo is their blossoming. With all this marvelous rapidity of growth thev bloom only twice in a. century, the flower ap pearing at the end ot .0 ygars. Like other grasses, they die after having borne seen. BE KOOXOnitAl.. Look most to yonr spending. Xo matter what comes in, if more sroes out. you will always be poor. The art is not iit making nionev, but in keenins it: little expenses, like mice m a barn. when they are many, make great, waste. Hair by hair, heads get bald; straw by straw, the thatch goes oft the cottage; anil'drop tiv droV, the rain comes in lhe chamber. A barrel is soon empty, if the tap leaks but a drop a ininiiie. When you mean to save, begin your mouth; iiumy Itpeyes pass down the red lane. 1 lie ale .pig is a great waste. In all other things keen within compass. Never stretch yonr legs further than the blankets will reach, or you will soon be cold. In clothes, choose suitable and lasting stun", and not tawdry fineries. 1 o be warm is tlie muni thiiiit; never mind the looks. A fool can make money. but it needs a wise man (u spuul It, lic nieiibei', (t is easier to build two chim neys than to keep one' going. If you give :dl to back and board, there is noth ing left for the savings bank. Fare hard and work hard while you arc young, and you will have a chance to rest when you are old. A prepossessing mid htdyUke jilrl a few dayi ago was detected iu stealing a pair of silk hose in a Hoston store. On being approached and reproached by one of the proprietors she began to weep pearly tears ' and offered him $21). He magnanimously charged her only the regular price of the hose and handed back tho change. Her artless enile was remembered by him with a tender smile till it was discovered that the bill she gave was a counterfeit. Thk Increase In theelerirv of tho Prot estant Episcopal Church for 1S71 was ti-J, being a little more than two per cent. The increase in their number of members was 17,000, or a raito of eight per cent. The amount of contributions for 1S71 was $.",) 1 1,571 81, or more than four dol lars to each coiunitinicnut. A NUMBER 88. CKIJIES AND CASHLT1ES John McXieholas, foreman iu the lin seed oil works of Barney & Taylor was found dead iu the street in East Toledo. A young man named W. Lowers and a girl named Longwood were run over aud the former instantly killed by a train on the Baltimore and'Ohio Railroad near Zauesville. They had been sitting ou the track talking." A young man named Henry Knee house was brutally murdered at Knowl ton's Landing, A'rkansas, on the 13th, by Jonn Hyde, a rival, who liteially chopped him to pieces with an ax and then threw his body in the river. Hyde, on being arrested, confessed the deed. John Koehuker, Sr., committed sui cide in IiOuisville, Ky., by swallowing a large dose of cyanide "of potassium. He was au old and well known organ builder and musical i.istrumeiit repairer, having followed that business there and in Cincinnati for the past thirty years. A man named Alexauder Campbell, and his wife, old residents of Poplar Grove, I ilinois, were poisoned 011 Friday by drinking aconite, which was given them by mistake by a druggist of Madis on, Wisconsin, for whisky. Mr. Camp bell lived but a few hours, but. it is thought Mrs. Campbell will recover. A man supposed to be A. H. Mill, of St. Paul, was picked up on the strcet.iit- t. Li0ius,ou Sunday night last, in an in sensible condition,' and taken to the First District Police Station. Ou Mon day he was taken with convulsions and sent to the hospital, where he died. It is now thought he was poisoned, and the coroner will investigate into the matter. A drunken blacksmith named Joseph Nelson, living twelve miles north of He dalia, Missouri, shot and killed his wife on Sunday, and then shot himself, in flicting a dangerous wound. He was ar rested and locked up. His wife had been forced to leave him in consequence of cruel treatment, aud because she would not return and live with him he shot her. Edward Cook, a young married man living in the vicinity of Charlestown Landing, Indiana, was found dead in a skiff floating down the' river, Monday afternoon, half a mile below the Land ing. He had gon-; out hunting ducks with adjuble barrelled shot gun. One barrel was discharged and the hammer broken off and the contents lodged in Cook's side, and breast. It is supposed that he accidentally shot himself. The boiler of Woods & Canahaii's soap and candle factory on Central ave nue, in Cincinnati, exploded at half past two o'clock, Monday. Two men, Jacob Osthoffer and George Herringer, were killed. A piece bf the boiler, sixteen feet, long aud weighing three thousand pounds, was blown a distance of nearly half a mile, and killed three children named Cora Cole, Alice Thornton and Ella Forbes. The cause of the explo sion is unknown. A fatal shootingatfray occurred on the morning of the 15th int., in Denver, Col., at the ranche of Major Crane, near (.'anon City, between John E. Tindall and Adam Hanua. They were at break fast table when a dispute arese about the size of potatoes iu a dish before them. The lie was finally passed. Tindall seized a butcher knife and attacked Han 11a. Hanna picked up a pistol and shot his assailant, from which death ensued. Hanna has been arrested. A hack driver named It. J. Vance, alias Fatty Maginuis ami Geo. Crowley, a waiter in the Continental Restaurant, in Memphis, were arrested lately as the supposed murderers of Mr. Atkinson, who was found tlead iu the woods near Horn Lake, Mississippi, last month, the particulars of which were telegraphed at the time. It seems that the last time Atkinson was seen alive he had left the Continental in Maginnis's hack, and was intoxicated, having displayed a large roll of money in the restaurant. They will have au examination. We clip the following from the Ciucin ati Commercial of Saturday : A few days since James C. Davis, a "showman"," about twenty-six years of age, arrived at the Madison House, in company with a young woman, whom he registered as his wife. They were assigned to room 36, fourth lloor, where they remained quietly, apparently contented in each other's society, until yesterday noon. They separated then the woman faced the Hereafter, and the man weut to the Hammond street Police station, where the charge of 'murder" was entered op posite his name on the slate. L'ow the separation occurred is told only by the man, for he aloue can tell the story. He says: "Kosa had been out shopping, and had come in and gone to work atone of her costumes. (She drew a high sal ary in the trapeze business, and made her own clothes too.) We were sitting in a couple of chairs in front of the giate, pretty close together, she on my left. She pointed to a revolver on the mantel and said it was cocked, and that I had better uncock it and put it away. The chambermaid had noticed it as she dusted the mantel, and spoke about it. I bad the little dog on my left arm. 1 reached up, catching the dog with my arm, took the pistol and was uncocking it as I stooped down? and (sobs and tears) It- went off and killed her; and (choking up) I wish it was me that was dead in her place. Can't I go down to where she is?" "Was she sitting when tho ac cident occurred V "Yes; she fell over I caught her up and asked her if she was hurt. She said, 'yes, 1 am flying; kiss ine, good by. 1 laid her on the bed Can 1 1 go there now r vv hen our re porter, after a talk with the prisoner, visited Room No. SO, at the Madison House, he found Kosa laid out on the bed. There was blood on the sheet aud pillow, and on her face; ami immediately under the jawbone, on the right side, was the ugly red hole made by the pistol ball. Only a corpse was left of the once sprightly woman, who had often risked her life on the trapeze to gratify jK'rspir- ing. Kin-inking, wouuctfiig thousands, A plain, black dress covered the shanclv limbs that so often, iu tights aud span gles, nan amacicti aiiiuii'iug glances when displayed in m:d-air. On the foot of the bed, and on a table near by, were the close-litling garments anil v;ij j fringes qu which her lingers had worked industriously nut a lew hours before. The awful reality of death had conic rudely iu upon the work of preparation for the fiction of show life. lor Hosa had been hustled, suddenly indeed, into an engagement of which "she had no', dreamed. There is nothing in connec tion with this affair, so far' as we could learn, to throw doubt upon the man's statement as to, tle manner of this poor womau s iiniiuiciy faking oil. i iie pis tol shot was heard by a lady in au ad joining room, fchesays that immediately following it she heard the voice of Davis calling for the landlord. Davis told lhe same story, first and last, and appeared all the time like a man broken down with grief. His often repeated request to be UiKpn t b,o body waseither a mas terpiece of dissimulation or the utterance of a heart full of. exquisite anguish. The general impression is that the affair oc curred just as he states it. Hosa Hand was from Ashtabula county, Ohio. She left home aliout two years "ago, went, to New York, learned her "business" there, and since thai time has been engaged with circus companies. She and her 'friend" were together last fall thronirh the South, he as treasurer and I lng-.mas-ter of tl.e circus. When nslytvd by our Importer v hen aid her they were mar ried, he stated, hesitatingly:" "With the siiow, about eight weeks ago." He sub sequently informed Ids attorney, howev er, that they had not beeii nfariied, but had intended to be soon. They had been living together as man and wife, The coroner impaneled a jtpy to view the body. Tio inquest was held at t he Mad- (sou llon.se. ADVERTISING RATES. ONB IKCH IN SPACE MAKB8 A SQTTAKI. space 1 w. 8 w. 6 w. 8 m. m. 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Our literary landsman characterizes Dibdin's nautical ballads as mere crew- ditties. The Marquis of Rinon has been re elected to the de-grey of M. W. M. of r-ugiisn r reemasoiis. As regards foreign authors it seems mere word-splitting to seek to replace our old relations by .Elder-kin. There is so much asbest in Georgia that they propose to utilize it as best they can lor packing machinery. Mrs. Sarah Ncwcomb, of Illinois re cently ruined a handsome bedpost by dashing out the brains of her husband with it. Mr. T. Winkle having married Miss Starr in Georgia recently, the Savannah A'wios epithalamizes the pair with " T. Winkle, T. Winkle, little Starr." A Quebec woman created a sensation recently by riding through Fabrique and St, John streets in a hearse, reclining ou lhe cotliu-bed, and smoking a pipe. Why does a young woman when she's jilted frown upon tho word at larger Why, naturally enough, being a cut lass who has met witli a foil, she looks daggers. A Bangor (Me.) girl has metamor phosed herself into what is commonly considered as one-ninth of a man, and . as a fashionable tailor has made incalcu lable sums. A Georgia npgress has been arrested for ruling her offspring with " a rod of iron." She nearly killed one of them, and the iron ruler is likely to go to the penitentiary. What is the difference between the real tooth you have extracted and the false one which you have inserted in its place? The first is carious and the sec ond vicarious. Mattie Martin, a Burlington girl, dosed herself with arsenic recently to beautify her complexion, but did not live to testify-to the efficacy of the beauty imparting powers of the drug. A Western editor's editorial statement. " AVe are living at this moment under absolute despotism," is explained by his contemporaries by the fact that, he has lately been married. A North Carolinian State Senator has been fined $1 for shooting robins on tho public highway; and lie asks what s the use ot being a legislator it high-way robiu is not to be suppressed. After saving many dumb animals from cruelty in New York, Mr. Bergh has t-iiriinil liia fif-.torif.ion to rhft reec inner of .......... - - - - - - f, human females of the South, for he has gone to Georgia to Save-Auna. Five acres are to be roofed over for the auditorium of Mr. Gillmore's musi cal festival. Being iu Boston, they will, of course, be wiseacres, and we really thought there'd lie more of them. The favorite mode of "hazing" prac ticed by the female sophomores of Mich- , igau l iuversity, Is to seize some good looking freshman, bind him hand and foot, and than kiss him violently. An Illinois hen has laid an egg con taining a button in its centre. It is sup posed that she was incited thereto by hearing that the " patent yokes " which make shirts set always have buttons at tached. It is reported that the sophrauo of a fa mous Catholic church choir has had fabu- . lous offers made her to defect to au Epis copalian organ-loft, or, in other words, to change her high notes to a lower de nomination. A Westchester, X. Y., man being ser ved with a writ of attachment, resisted the lawyer with a pitchfork. This not being the manner in which he desired the property to lie " forked over," tho intruder retreated. " Vienna honey beer" is announced in some of the German places of enter tainment. Honey take- tlie plaoe of malt iu its composition, and its character may be described by the paraphrase " honey soit qui malt ypense." A Philadelphia lady of three score and ten on receiving an offer of marriage sini peringly referred the octogenarian who made tlie offer to her father, and that gen tleman, aged 90, graciously gave his con sent, and danced at the -wedding. One of the happy pair who had their lieaven-madc match sanctioned on the 29th ult., was horrified by the officiating and mathematical clergymeu declaring that the golden anniversary ot their wedding would not occur till 2072. Chinese Ufrrapky. At once mv eager eyes 1 set Where Julia's neck and bodice met; She asked what I was seek in', " Wh.-.l's that?" saidl; is that Nankeen The lineing of vour dress I meant ' " No, sir,-' said she, -'that1 "PeHnf A little waif, met iu one of Boston's narrow thoroughfares tlie other morn ing, when asked if she bad a mother, replied naively, " I dunno, but 1 guess not, for when 1 ran away this morning -he old 'uus was quarreliin', and father had the hatchet." Emulating the notoriety lately gained by Mount Washington, Vesuvius is to have a railway to its summit; and be fore long we shall probably hear of a party of foreign scientific gentlemen providing for their crater comforts in it winter sojourn there. A Boston ian wife was sufficiently de voted to abstract principle to elope with a negro admirer last week, and her Bos tonian husband showed still more re markable devotion to ditto ditto by pur suing the fugitive and insisting on her return to his lied and board. The inscription on an Ithaca, Xew York, tombstone, composed and chisel led by a bereaved husband, after lauding to the skies the virtues of the deceased wife, concludes with tlie startling asser tion : "She is in Heaven!" then, in a parenthesis, is the saving clause, ' I hope." An Illinois editor thus sarcastically speaks of the marriage of a professional brother in Indiana : " He stepped upon the hymenial platform, adjusted the fatal noose", aud was swung off Into that un- siient bourno wlience lie can never re turn, saw by the Indianapolis connect ing lines. Philadelphia is puffed up with ex-' eeeding pride over its first direct impor tation ot tea irom China since thtrty odd years. It will now be able to )rV itsown innings without askiug the leaves of New lork merchants, and can have its own tea-trsy-gon "on the square." A snow-storm onsisting entirely of green caterpillars is the latest meteoro logical phenomenon reported from Mas sachusetts. The shower of worms fell exclusively upon the favored farm of one individual who, having collected a number of them, has himself been a shower of worais ever since. A lady of Ixiulsvillr Is said to have be come paralysed in consequence of hav ing her face and neck artistically euanw . eled. She thought society would recog nize her as a leader when she was dou ble leaded, but. now she can't lie set at all, though she is trying to com oe her self in lower case, having abandoned all Idea of caps. A machine for procuring spider waists was about to have been patented by an ingenious gentleman of this clty,"-h admires the deformity, and married his wifo because she is so deformed. iut he smvk he has been disabused of tht notion, since, on account of his wife' ' bail house-keeping, he lias spied her waste too often. A contemporary suggests that Colum bus' collar, recently' given by King Amadens to the Count of Flanders, ought to be procured to decorate tho ta'tute of Liberty on top of our national ( 'apllol. It wculd be more appropriately placed around the neck of Leet, who, as a 11 our merchants kuow, represents th Genera,! Order of the Fleece.