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W. C. CHAMBERS i SOX, - Propritton. 1 1 wtviict3, t. e. retmnta, faMuto. PabUaked Erry Stnrdy, .4 J" J.llif Vlt, I E, LAKE COUXTY, O. Cmutlng Boom " ruMitnUU OJU tn StorktrfU Hae Bloek, 114 Mmim at. . TEHM8. Yearly, by mail or carrier 9 00 81k Months by mail or carrier 100 Three Months, by mail orcarrier 60 In all rase adTancc payment U required. JOB DEPABTMEXT. Book and Blank Work, areolars I-ettr Ueads, Bill Heads, Cards and Job Vt ork ofewy description executed with dispatch aad In the neatest style of the art. Having an entire new or.tflt of Types, rressea, and Machiuery, together with a force of compe tent and skillful workmen, we feel that our fa cilities are second to those of no other establish ment In the place. ' THE PtBTHO. Only a shadow crossed their path. And nothing more; . Only a flitting cloud of wrath Was hoveriug o'er: Only a tear from her peaceful eyes Boftly fell, with her heavy sighs, As the sound of his footsteps fainter grew. Tolling the dirge of the Joy she knew. Only another broken heart. And that is all; Only a grim resolve to part, Atdilty'scall; ... For sin had clouded their love-lit sky, And doubt bad snapped the holy tie; Ind the light of her life, with all it power To bless, went out In that parting hour. Onl v another aimless life, Where hope is dead; Only to battle with the strife, "Alone" tor bread; Only to long for that better rest, Where "they" are true who love her best; And the spirit crushed 'ncath Its tronble here Js the spirit which the saints revere. All day the wind had howled along the leas. All day the wind had swept across the plain. All day on rustling grass au.1 waring trees Ha.i fallen "the useful trouble of the rain." All day beneath the low-hung dreary sky, The, dripping earth had eowered sullenly. .. At last the wind had sobbod itself to rest. At last to weary calmness sank the stormy A crimson line gleamed sudden In the west, Where golden flecks rose wavering Into rorm, A hush revival heralded the night, . -. And with the evening time awoke the light. The rosy color flushed the long gray waves; The rosy color tinged the mountain brown: And whera the old church watched the village graves. Wooed to, a passing blush 'the yew-trees Birds, beast, and flower relenting nature knew, And on pale star rose shimmering in the blue. So, to a life long crushed In heavy grief, So, to a path long darkened by despair, The slow sad hours bring touches of belief, - Whispers of hope, and strength of trustful Tarnr'tHs loisure." God of love and night. And with the evening time there will be light! -A ROYAL. RACE. ST JAMES H'CABBOLL. Among the fine old kings that reign . . ; Upon a simple wooden throne. There's one with but a small domain. But, mark you, it Is all his own. And though upon his rnstie towers No ancient standard waves its wing. Thick, leafy banners flushed with flowers, from all the fragrant casements swing. And there, in royal homespun bow His nut-brown court at night and mora The bronzed Field Marshall of the Plough, The Chancellor of Wheat and Com, The keeper of the Golden Sticks, The mistress of the Mil king-Fall, The bold Knights of the Kinging AX, The J be Heralds oi tne eouniiiug r iaii. The Ladies of the New-mown Hay. The M aster of the bpado and Hoe, The Minstrels of the Glorious Lay. That all the Sous of freedom knew. And thns, while on theseasons roll. He wins from the inspiring sod The brawny arm and noble sonl That serve his country aud his God. i V tarlA DISIDERIA BY J. C. BKABD. JesnsWIpmeorlperhih , -Ju this whelming sea ufdonbt, tiive the Truth I fain would cbarieB, faith f cflnnnt rto without. Despised, eltscure, nud world forsaken. Vet how rich I would ue grown, In the joy of my salvation. Cod and Heaven all my own. Jesus help me or I perish. Words and creeds of men perplex. What rejector what to cuertsh, Mid conflicting various sects. Can I choose a mortal guide To lands where mortsls.never trodr Is there being ought b.-i.lo, Can lead me right, except my OoJ Jesus help me or I perish, ttball I lean on wail's perversions? Jesus thee alone I cherish. Heeding not their blind assertions. Thou shalt guide me in my ways. Then when onds my earthly mission, ' AaUiuy fcw short pilgrim days Hope shall end In glad rruition. Faith in sight ami hope iu praise. the foolish habebki.l. "by okobob mac dosai.b. A harebell hung its willful head: "I'm tlreil, so tired. 1 wish I wero dead," She hung her head, in the mossy dell: "If all were over, then all were well." The wind he heard, and was pitiful; ' Ue waved her about to make her cool. "Wind, you are rough," said the dainty bell; Leave me alone lam not well," And' the wind at the voice of the drooping dame, tank in his heart, anu ccaseu ior suauio. "I'm hot, so hot I" she sighed and said: "I am withering up, I wish I were dead." Then the sun, he pitied her pitiful cae; And drew a thick rail over his face. "Cloud, go away, and don't be rude; I am not I don't see why you should." The elond withdrew; and the harebell erica, 'I am taint, so faint ! and no water beside.-' And the dew came down Its nilllionfold path ; . JJut she murmured, "I did not want a bath." A boy came by In t morning gray; . Me plucked the harebell and threw it away. The harebell shlvcrred and erlod, '-Oh ! oh ! I am faint, so faint 1 Come, dear wind, blow." The wind blew softly, and did not speak, x She thanked him kindly, but grew more weak. "Son, dear sun, I am cold," she said. He rose; but lowershe drooped her head. O rain, I am withering; all the blue Is fading oot of me come, please do.". The rain came down as fast as it coold, . But for all its will it did her no good. e shuddered aud shriveled, and moaning said: -iank you all ainuiy , ana tnen sae was ucau .Lotus hope, when she comes next year, rSueMl be simple and sweet. But I fear, I fear. The Test, of the Heirs; " """ loR -v Wit Secr f Randolph Abbey BT THE AUTHOR OK 7l Wrecker's Daughter'," f'The Detect- tceU fitory ;" "The Maia oj .amne, etc., . - '- - i CHAPTER XI. (costincbd) i fhrongh the long; passages they went, to the door of the low wretched room which had been the very prison of Win who was iheld in durance there by the evil pas sions of those who snouiu nave oeen uie -M.t.,linna of his lrfe and happiness. Xarlv Randolrih flung it . open, for she was unheld. throughout the whole ot tthis scene, by an energy of excitement which nothing couiu nave aoaieu iui um bjcct was effected. Hubert was seated att a table near the window, intently oc cupied with a large book which lay open fcerore him. . His head was bent down cnr it, supported, by a hand almost btuied in the long masses of his dark haar sumI lie was so deeply engaged with its etmumis, that he did not perceive the entrance ot Jli motlier and Lillas. Lady Baudolph wailcecl close up to him, al ni6s(rsupportittglejouiigjfirl with her strong hand, lor ine? ity of feeling, as well as a moiiwntaryiiwJdity, made IM- las' step very laueriujt- "Hubert," said his mother., a tone of exultation, "look up andee whajt l bare tjronght to you. to compensate for alt post loneliness and glittering. Cqvue and tnfce fforn my hands tlie dearest gifthis We ca t offer von, even a friend, so, rare 'and preeiou tjjat not tlie world's wealth rronld buv the .:nre of her pure affec tion." . le started tip, overcoitse with astonish tmeni' at these unexpected words, Tlieir meaning was plain and obvious, yt, when he looked on her whom Lady Ran dolph thus presented 10 him when his re fell upon Lillas, the neice and helr- of Sir .Michael, ttue fair vision he had struggled so liard to thik of as an un real dream, an expression af painful bewilderment, suddenly destroyed the serenity of his thoughtful eye. He looked from one to the other with quivering Kim, and Mien, folding Jjb arms tightly fU b would have 305 maazbttogmril it, from Ums untfiwjce of very tpe and 4(te, that coild jwt b for him, he aid. iu a J- agitated voicerr 'Oh, mother, wlio is fijia ? whom have you brought nie? 'ha( does it "What does it mean f whom iiaA f brought, do you ask? I will UAl you" and before LiJias, erJniWMfnf vlth NOBT A VOLUME I. shame to hear herself thus spoken of, had power to prevent her, I.ady Ran dolph had poured forth to her astonish ed son a detailed account. of every syl lable that had passed between them, in tlie conversation just recorded It seemed to have impressed her so deeply, that she could give each word, precisely as it Jiaci neen spoKen especi ally of that speech in which Lilias bud declared her noble resolution to refuse the inheritance of Randolph Abbey, if she , were prevented fulfilling her promise to Hubert, in order that he might know it was for no worldly inter est she had failed therein. Lady Ran dolph had caught the very looks and gestures she had used in making this 1111 fooked for declaration, and it carried home at once to Hubert s honest heart, the deep and full conviction, that the generous child would not indeed be de terred, by any human power, from be ing to him the true and faithful friend he did so sorely need in his great desola tion. What this unexpected succor was to his shipwrecked soul, stranded in a desert world, these words have no pow er to tell. His brain seemed to reel at the sudden aspect of a joy so far beyond the bright est dreams he had ever torn- from his heart. That it could and would be his indeed, appeared to him, even yet, I lie wiiueai. iiupiAwiumiy , u"" If this pure and sparkling draught had bat been offered to his lips, that it might be snatched away ere he could slake his thirst for earth's affections, It was not because of his former resolutions to at tain a perfect solitude of spirit that he thought thus, nor yet liecause of any dread of the torture it would be to bun to love tier, but only becau.e it seemed to him that lie dared not accept the vat sacrifice she sought to make to hint. He turned to her, his mournful voice thrilling with an excess of feeling which be. felt he naa no power to express in words. "Oh, noble, noble'-, child!"'-lief said, "eternal blessings be upon you for this deed of heavenly charity. Believe me, were I condemned to expiate this moment of joy in long years of suffering, I yet would gladly buy it with .'theui! ;;But surety it must suffice me for my life. 1 dare not 1 dare not take advantage of your marvellous devotion. Lilias, I give you back your word. ,You , have reueemea your nooie promise an nuu-dred-fold, and by your pure and true intention, you have indeed already brightened all my existence for me. Only to know how you designed to bless me, is more than ever I have dreamed of in my wildest visions. I will carry tills sweet recollection with me to the grave -it will be my one sole Joy on earth id never can this world be to me aeraiu the barren wilderness it has been, when I can but so much as think that a heart like vours Is beating in it. But I say again, 1 dare not let you rob yourself of one shadow ot eartiuy oiessing ior my wretched sake." His voice died away, but he remained with hi deep eyes liked iiimmi her -with a longing, indescribable gaze, as though he sought to gather uiio ins soui, anu treasure up forever, the slightest detail of that fair, sweet image now before htm, that it might live a an unfading star in bis memory, now tilled only with the recollections" of a cheerless " fife: Lilias aw that he meant to refuse her that which had become the hope of tier existence. It was but from a generos ity like her own that tie would have re jected hertlevotion, yet It made her heart sick to know ne wonut aoanuon oy um means, what, more than ever, she felt to be a bliss unspeaKahle to nun a soutary Joy, dearer than life itself. The color suddenly laueu irom ner cneeK, anu leu her deadly pale. Ijirze tears rushed into her eyes, blinding her with their swift gathering. A trembling seized her whole frame. She stretched out - her hands and said ; "Mv feet are failing me I cannot stand." And even as she spoke, she dropped down, kneeling on a stool at his feet. She lifted up the dim eyes to him, and the face never before shadowed over with sadness the sweet sunny face,that seemed as though it should not ever have known a cloud ! "Tjt. me he vour friend." she said. never thbusht vou would refuse me. I thought when all other obstacles were overcome, I might have trusted to yow centleness to give me my heart's desire. Oh. do not send me from yoa ! do not bid me eo away irom tnis, my noiue. where I have dreamed of such a happy friendship with you ! You do not know what that dear dream lias neen to me, or you could not treat me witn sucu cruelty." - - -' . Her toucnuiET sorrow, ner low pieau- ing voice, her evident sinking at the failure of that which fie saw had indeed been a true and ardent hope for her, were too much for Hubert's -firmness. lie must have been more than human to have resisted her. He saw that to a heart like hers, the "sacrifice of wealth w.13 nothing, but that the abandonment oi her disinterested project would hav been a very agony, such as she never would have felt for the loss of her uncle favor. There was no fear fb&'Aer sut ferinirin any way. since he conceived it out of the reach of possibility that ever she could feel more than the most barren friendship for the deformed cripple But lor himself, when ne turneu uw own future, there arose up a menacing Vision, terrible in its power to torture, of all the utter misery he would bring upon himself, if he admitted a human love into his heart for that he must loye her was a certainty snrinaine: from the one fact, that lie would see her. live on the very thonght of her. , . And then there would come a time he felt it even now when she would leave him when a dearer name than his must pass "from those sweet lips when other arms must fold her in the fond embrme it might never be his to give and the friend of tlie stricken man would become the wife of some one more able to receive, though not more able to ap preciate, such a blessing, , He knew. how it would be. He. remembered how sternly lie had resolved never to risk such wretchedness how wisely lie had determined to accept, in humble trust the lowliness that seemed his destined portion, and look to that fair land alone, where none shall be desolate for ever more. But now tt seemed equally appointed to him that he shall suffer fter this fashion for her sake, and was it not well worth the utmost future agony, to have this present joy ? A little tjine of bles sing would be his, and then a fiercer, bitterer desolation, than ever he had dreamed before, on to the very crave. But still after that the bright land ot ce lestial joys would not have passed away nor its eteriialdoors be closed for him, if only he kept a pure tieart though temptation, and took the cup of life as it Was given him, whether its waters were sweet, ,or as those of JJara, bitter to the dregs. lie felt he had no choice in hw des cision, with Lilias kneeling there. Strange as it seemed, he saw that for her own sake his course was pointed out to him. He. would be doing her a deadly injury If. for the perishing gold of this world, be crushed that young heart in its first pure generous impulses, and woke tier to the desoiuliiig knowledge. t' a" the Charity : n I got duess Hat vould seek to plant themselves in this world",i are rejecieii ty na iiu, uiit:iiiiMit: soil. Kjw; though tlicsc thoughts passed like lightuii' through his mind, his resolution tt'as warii irom inat itrv hour. He advanced towards her, and, raising her with a depth of ti'iidc rc; ejitcti which was manifest in every mo.verrun, he seated iter iu the chair lie had jleft. Tbesi drawing back, lie bowed jiis head, and said 'Jth a calm which poke volumes "Take your place within my very life, while you wUlif your eharity continue FAMILY PAPER, DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, PATNESmT, IjAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, APRIX 6, uis to bless me,be my friend, my joy ,my ALL on earth!" ' CHAPTER XI. The life of a galley slave must really be less intolerable than that of an in triguer. It certainly seems very oues- ionable whether the attainment of any object whatever, in this worln, would re pay the tension or mina anu perpetual unrest or a life or tlouoie-aeaung, es pecially with the aggravation of that secret self-contempt whlcti it must in evitably involve. To Gabriel Randolph, however, this system of plotting aud counter-plotting ad become a second nature, anu the wo fold ambition which iroaded him to strive by any means to win Aletheiaand the Abbey, was sufficiently powerful to have made him undergo a very martyr dom, if need be, in the effort. He was sorely to be pitied at this present mo ment, for assuredly it is a most thank less labor for a man to be a martyr to his base self'. Aletheia and Lilias were now the ol- ects of his peculiar watchfulness the rst for her own sake, the latter for the estate. And they presented a singular contrast In the amount of trouble they gave him. He could with the most per fect ease, make himself acquainteu with every one of Liiiiis' movements, and al most of ner thoughts. But bis utmost endeavers, from hour to hour, failed to penetrate the indomitable reserve or her he loved so niadly. On the day, however, winch was one of such deep importance In the life of Hubert Lvle, the proceeding or his lit tle Irish cousin fairly perplexed him. He could not understand her at all. He missed her from the music room at tiie our when she was usually to be found there, nnsconsciously occupied by means f her' clear, fresh voice, in bringing Walter to the conclusion, that the Vale of Avoca must be the most desirable residence in the world, always provided was inhabited . by her who sang its praise so sweetly. Gabriel looked Into the room cxpect'ng to find Lilias, and could hardly help smiling at the dis consolate position of Walter, seated " at the piano with this ravorite song open before him, laboriously ' endeavoring to lay the notes of the air with one stiff, wooden . looking finger considerably more accustomed to pulling the trigger of his gun and thereby producing must melancholy music. "What: are you all aloner this is unusual," said Gabriel, who lost no op portunity of prosecuting ins plans, by endeavoring to persuade his cousin that his growing attachment to Lilias was returned, although none were so well aware as himself," that she was, in fact, entirely indifferent to him, "why where is Lilias?', "Where none but herself would have gone," said alter, in the tone ot a spoiled child, "she is a young lady of most extraordinary tastes.' "And what is their peculiar develop ment at present: said Gabriel, repres sing a strong inclination to laugh out right. Sho has gone to walk with Lady Randolph," replied Walter with a very fierce aspect. "Lady Randolph: why, tney nave seereely spoken to each other since she came.' :Yery true, aud I do believe our de- ightful auut hart the courage to hate even such a loveable little being as she Nevertheless Miss Lilias chose to go and walk with her, and when I offered to enliven the tedium of such a state pro- :ession, as a promenade with that im perial lady must be, she civilly declined my services." - .. Here alter seized tne unouemung song, and lunging it uown, tieciareu it was a disagreeable thing, because it would make quite a different air when he played the notes from what It did when Lilias sang it. Gabriel had already left the room, and was out on the terrace, from whence he could command a view of- nearly all the park. . Gone to walk' with Lady Kan- do) nh. What did this portend?- Lilias had not undergone the penance oi forc ing herself on her aunt, without a reason he was very certain. He had seen enough of his little cousin to be quite aware that, with all her gentleness, she had great firmness ot purpose. lie con jectured speedily enonali that Hubert JLyle was somehow connecteii witn mis matter and the idea at once gave the in terview great importance in his eyes. He could lust distinguish tne two figures moving to and fro, in Lady Ran dolph's favorite walk, and he deter mined patiently to mount guaru on tne terrace till they should return to the house, in order that at least he might gain some clue to the nature of their conversation from the expression' of their countenances. But be was destined to have a better reward for his patience than he had hoped,' for they passed him quite close, although they were so com pletely absorbed in tneir own tnougius that they did not perceive him, ana he was enabled to follow them, at ft prudent distance, till ho saw tbem enter Hubert's room together. Then indeed he stopped most exceedingly perplexed and aston ished. Lilias eviilently on the most friendly terms, -with Lady Raudolph! actually going to visit Hubert Lyle,when she had heard Sir Michael's positive announce ment that anyone so much as ve'uturiug to sneak to hun would torever torteit his favor an.d estate. ' This was braving her uncle indeed ! and for one moment Ga briel pondered, whether he had not bet ter let things take their course, without iiiterferaucc,asit seemed that the imme diate result of LUias present step would be her quitting Randolph Abbey farev. er.- lie should thus neiree iromja iorm- idable rival certainly, but It wonldayail him nothing to his purpose, unless Wal ter were also removed from his path He knew well enough that If Lilias were in any way to fail Sir Michael, he would at once adopt Walter in her place, and Gabriel had feltfron the commencement that unless he should so combine his plans as to destroy the prospects of both his cousins, it would avail hint nothing to procure tue rum ot one. He soon saw, therefore, that it would be best to adhere to the original plan he had communicated to his mother, for In stiling the loss of Sir Michael's favor i, both, and which Lilias' present proceed ing rendered only the more feasable. He had no doubt whatever, that in the event of her becoming attached to Hubert,, he would himself so represent her case to Walter, that his generous cousin, m spite ol lie bitterness ot uisappomteci anec tion, would strain every nerve to assist her iu obtaining the happiness she de sired, without a moment's consideration or the loss ot the estate, which such con duct would render certain. Gabriel's only doubt was, as to the pos- J sibility of so blight and attractive a bc-i ing as Lilias. really dooming herself to a life-long alliance with a poor deformed outcast, lie folt that almost in any case, he would have been the first to denounce the mere possibility of such a thing, but he had imtsd yell, that the predominant quality in Lilias' character was self-de-vntion, and iS decidedly thought that the mre sight of one so unfortunate as Hubert, aided, if necessary, by a little artful .i"l(K)uence' frohi Ihiiiwelf, would cause the old proverb, that "pity is akin lr love," to hold good in I he case of one so Kenile-hcarted as his Irish cousin. 1 fi'jt, however, that the present mo- ivH'iit ivusu cruis M liich might -overthrow nil his projects, it he illd ij?,t ),Uj In'ajid avert the blow. lie foresaw the" certain consummation of J.lias' visit to Hubert would be, that Sir Michael, in one of his tits of ni'controllalile rage, would send her home to Ireland, and refuse ever to lijt bur tft foot in Randolph Abbey again. This muat ho : verted till the time was ripe ripe for bur dWinjsaJj jn deed, but not without having Walte'r as a companion in her disgrace. Gabriel found he had ample time to arraugc his future proceedings while this marvellous interview with Hubert lasted, and he was ready prinied for a conversation with Lilias, which he deemed most essential, when at length she left the room with her aunt. He withdrew into the recess of a window in the pissage, and saw them walk to the door of Lady Randolph's room together. Then he watched her bend to receive the tender kiss Which her. aunt bestowed upon her, and turn back alone to go to the drawing-room. She came along the passage towards him, and he scrutinized her countenance with a keen, watchful glance. His quick eye at once detected a change in her ex pression. A certain restlessness, which had of late troubled the child-like seren- ety of her face, had disappeared, and now there were tokens or inward peace in every liue but it was a peace full of joy, for the eye, soft aud beaming, looked out as it were into some distant futurity, which certainly was one of hope and contentment, while the happy smile playing on her lips seemed to brighten her whole aspect,like one of those beauti ful flashes of sunshine, which at times flood with a sudden radience, the fair vajleys of her own Emerald Isle. As site drew near, Gabriel suddenly stepped from the deep recess of the window, and stood before her so as to prevent her pro gress. Lilias started violently at his un expected appearance, and casting a timid, uneasy glance at him, leaned against the wall as if for support. Why, bow you tremble, Lilias!" said Gabriel, with evident concern. "I am afraid I alarmed you. I am truly sorry, indeed I did not intend to do so." I am sure yon did not," she said with her usual gentleness. "It is foolish in me to be so easily startled. I am not so timid habitually, but somehow, just now, I was thinking of something very inter esting to me, and you seemed to come across my path as it with a warning to me, that my bright visions would meet with a check. An instinctive terror seemed to take possession of me at sight of you, for which I cannot account, but l feet it yet," anu sne shivered percepta bly as she spoke. "lou are nervous," aafd Gabriel, In a tone of annoyance, "but you had better sit down, and I wish much to speak to vou. lxxK. we shall be quiet here." ne took her hand and drew her into the recess,, when 6he was evidently glad to rest for a moment, that she might regain her composure. There was a brief silence, at last Gabriel spoke "Aly Llear Lalias," he said in the soft est of tones She lifted her eyes and looked at him with some surprise, for his countenance had assumed au expression of most com passionate regret. . ' "What is tae matters-how sad vou look!" she said, And 1 am sad more so than I can tell yon," replied GabrleL " - "1 am so sorry to bear it. But why? -has anything happened to Alethci.-i ?" He could hardly help smiling at the innocent candor of-this remark. Xot to her, but to one who is also very dear to me, as a cousin should be, l mean yourself, uiias," "Me ! oh. you must be mistaken. 1 r.-u have no reason in the world to feci un happy about me. At this time, riiore than at any other, those who desire my welfare should rejoice tor my sake, since life was never so joyous to me as it is to day!" "It is precisely because you arc so confiding and so innocent, dear Lilias, that it makes me miserable to see you look thus gay, wheu all manner of evil is around you." "What do you mean?" she said'turn ing pale, as the long lorgoUen. warning of tlie stranger rushed into her mind. "I mean that those whom you believe to lie your frieuds are your bitter ene mies, and they are plotting -your ruin, my poor cousin." "Of whom do you speak?" said Lilias, with a certain coldness of manner, for her faith was firm that everyone in the house, excepting, perhaps, himself and Aletheia, were honestly and truly her friends. "Tell me," said Gabriel, evading the direct question, "did I not see you just now, leaving Hubert Lyle's study along with his mother f" . "Yon did,," replied Lilias calmly, though with a heightened color. "And have 1 not reason, then, to be truly grieved, when I see you, the most generous anu unsuspecting ot mortals, entrapped into the snare which lias been laid tor the destruction of all your bright piospectsr" j , " Kntrapped ! aud by whom do you suppose me to be so?" said Lilias, with an increasing distrust of Gabriel at eve ry word he said. She had long felt that he was the only one of her new relations whom sue did not like, for some instinct ive reason which she could not have ex plained to herselt. It was well-nigh im possible for her unsuspecting nature to think the least evil of him, nor had she indeed, any grounds for sb doing. . But the perfcet'truthof her character seemod to jar against the duplicity in which his was, as it were, altogether steepcu like the true and false metal which refuse to Intermingle.. I cannot imagine what you mean, Gabriel," she continued. .No." said Gabriel, very softly. am sure you txmid never, unassisted, penetrate the artful schemes wnicn are at work against you. That frank, cou- fidlug disposition which forms the great est' charm or vour character, uiy dear Lilias, will, 1 fear, be also a real misfor tune to you in, this treacherous world, but at least, at present, I know I can be of use to you, however little you may lie dinosed to believe that there is even "any necessity for mv services. You are yourself the only person who would not perceive at a glance the truth of your po sition just now. Can anything be more plain than that Lady Randolph, whose obiect t ot course is, to pre vent tne inner itance descending to any of us, has taken means to remove you out of her path, by working on your feelings of compassion towards her sou, and thus insuring, by yonr-present visit to him, the withdrawal of Sir JMiehael'is ravor from you entire lv." -, Lilias started to her feet, the clear blood rushing with a vivid glow to her cheek, while her eye sparkled with" an excitement most foreign to her gentle nature, tor, sort and yielding as she WjiS habitually, it sulticcd but to say one word against, her absent friends,, and straightway that generous fire revealed itseir within her, which kindles so read ily in the warm, hearts ot her coiuui .i men. . . - - ' "I knew it," she exclaimed, "I kuew you were deceived mistaken utterly wrong, in yom suppositions, and I tell you, Gabriel, no one has a right to judge another so haislily without sufficient grounds. I should have known mr auut was incapable of such meanness," and she bent her eyes upon him with a pierc ing gaze, beneath which his own sank In spite of himself. "But now know tlie truth," she continued. "I have noth ing to conceal, aud however much I may dislike the constant exposure of iny iii mqt thoughts, I am driven to it in this house." where my motives ,is vel as those of others arc perpetually misrep resented. Learn then, that it was at my request, my urgent entreaty, that Lady Randolph took me to visit her son, and so strongly was she opposed to my tak ing a step which would probably draw down Sir Michael's anger upon me, that filie was only forced to consent at last be- eaune I tpid hjjr jjjnt unless I were per mitted to keep niy promie o'f b&Miiudr Ing Hubert Lyle, made to him on the night we first mot, I would t-how him at least that my defection was compulsory, bv quitting this place liistuntly-and pos itively refusing to be made heiress of the Abbey, even 11 feir Jliehael oitcred it '. -Vf hiiye dfitio tliis? Lilias you have actually fnade this proniiserH asked Ga. briel in utter astonishment that any one could thus fling away such a prtao an the estate, for the sake of a mere generous sentiment. She made a quiet sign of assent, aud was moving to leave the recess, as if she thought ' enough had now been said, wheu he hastily detained her. "One moment," he said, -'stay butone moment." And she calmly stood beside him, watching his countenance of in tense thought, as he remained, for a few seconds with his eyes rivited on the ground. His busy brain was at work, aud his resolution taken in a moment. Some such declaration in favor of Hubert was precisely that to which he wished to bring her, by. his accusations against Lady Randolph, whom he never for a moment really suspected of any such miserable intrigue. Hi design was to drive Lilias to form some hasty resolu tion of befriending at all cost the out cast, from which he knew she would neveF draw back if she once passed her word for it. and nowhe was only too glad she iiad forestalled him in bis de sire, and that he had brought her to make him a witness ot her determination, lint the real danger of Sir Michael's displeas ure still remained, and lie felt he was himself the only person who could avert it, by forcing his -uncle to listen to a string of well-combined falsehoods, which his fertile invention had already prepared, and which fie could easily communicate on the pretext of assisting the old man in hi9 projects. "Lilias," he exclaimed with a feigned enthusiasm, " you are the noblest.- crea ture that ever the sun shone upon, and I owe my aunt a thousand apologies for my unjust suspicions. But 1 am so far excusable, that it was more easy to be lieve her capable of some such scheme, than that anyone in tiie world should be so entirely free from self-interest a? you arc." . ' Lilias turned away her head, evident ly finding this flattery very tiistatefui. He saw it, aud continued anxiously " But now, my dear cousin., I entreat yon to hear me for one moment, and to grant the request I have to make to you, for I cannot bear that such generosity as. yonrs should receive a punishment in stead of a reward, aud yet there is no question that it will be so, unless you will let mo avert tha blow that awaits you. Lilias, it is certain that- so-snrely as Sir Michael hears of your visit to Hu bert, he will require you to leave the Abbey which would lie no light misfor tune to yourself. Xow, I positively as sure you that lean prevent this, ii" you will but allow mo to tell him of the step you have taken before you mention it yourself." " You!" She looked at him in great astonishment. .- j- " Yes. You would not suspect me, I daro say, of having that influence with him which is really mine, but circum stances of late have caused him to repose much confidence in me, although I am no favorite, and as far as possible from being the heir," he added with a smile. "I would much rather tell him my self," slid Lilias. " I shrink from any course which is not perfectly open ami Straightforward." - ' I do not propose any thing to you tvliich is otherwise," said Gabriel, with in air of calm assurance. -"I simply ndvlse you to let me bo the first to tell your uncle of an undoubted tact, with which vou purpose yourself to acquaint him, and I would only warn ' yon of this, that it you do not consent to so sim ple n arrangement, you will repent it all your life when you find that you have thereby mocked this unhappy Lyle with an offer of friendship and conse quent happiness which you have straight way withdrawn, lor l solemnly assure you, that if you allow ie to speak to sir .Michael, you will be abio to visit Hubert as much as you like, without opposition from him, but If not, you have seen hiin for the last time." Those coucluding words went to the very heart of Lilias. ' Gabriel said truly that if Hubert never beheld her again, she had indeed but mocked him with a promise of joy which would never be his vet despite his fair speaking, she mistrusted Gabriel. " I cannot imagine what motive vou have for wishing to prevent niy leaving the Abbey," she said slowly. Can you not suppose that 1 desire to befriend you r" he answered. .No," she replied calmly looking at him with her candid eyes. An angry nusn mounted to his cheek. "You do me injustice, cousin. It maybe that you will understand me bet ter when vou find thatl have In reality smoothed your path before you, and been the means of sparing you the pain it would cause yourself aud others did you quit the Abbey. I might have hoped that the very rature of the request I made must have eonvinceu yon that mv mo tive was one of pure rnenilship to your self, and pity lor l.yle. it cannot be supposed that it is very much for my in terest that the chosen heiress snouiu. re tain Sir Michael's favor." This speech ' told admirably, intended as it was to work on her feelings. She held out her hand to Gabriel - "I did not fne:ln to be unjust to you, Gabriel. You are very kind, and and vou can do as vou will in this matter. It will not prevent my teliing all myself to my uncle when I see him." The idea ot Hubert s misery wrung this concession from her, but she left tier cousin with an uneasy feeling, as if she had fallen, at least in a certain degree, from the perfect rectitude aud eandor which had been as her guardian aagcls hitherto. Poor Lilias! her freedom of action Was gone with tier liberty of heart. No feeling reigned there, as yet, save the.one cower of intense compas sion, but it was a sentiment which nuked her as with an iron chain to another And henceforth her life would be moul ded by -his happiness, and not by. her own poor iudgnient. Gabriel lost no time in availingMiimself of her half reluctant permission. He1 hurried to find his uncle, who was ever ready to receive him," when ho came with any tidings of tho -progress, of his plan, respecting Lilias and Walter. ; Sir Michael fed himself with the hope that if their marriage were decided upon. La dy Randolph would utterly despair of the estate reverting to bor, and would finally give way on the one point at is sue between them, so as to leave him free to endow her, whom he- still loved so strangely, with all his fair possessions, sc cure of" their ' never passing into the lipnds r.f her detested son.. Gabriel had miuh: himself very- useful to bis uncle ever viueu tbi'V had entered into u spe cie of compact, that he was. to- act the r-pv for him, 'and the moment his low knock was heard at the door of the stu dy which we have described, as so great ly resembling a necromancer's den, he was admitted by bir Michael, and listened to with the utmost attention-. , f , , n " (TO F CpNTINlT-p,)' " " ANECDOTES OF PI BMC JTIE. BY COL. ,J. W. roISNKY.' NO. LXII. Congressional debates and departmen tal reports, too bften dreary enough, are not without a large leaven of romance and humor. Time and ' patience are re (iiiil'cd, hoveyer, to wliihow the wheat from these piles of dust. It is almost like digging for gold, or searching for jewels you must endure much before you reach the precious deposits. The records of our former wars by' land and sea, of theTreasury, State, Interior, Pos tal and Law Departments, conceal an infinite variety of material, now utterly fUrgfiifeji, $iid !iost entirely unknown. As yoii plus through t lie Ibl'iy spaces of the Canito, or tha dim cloisters of the executive buildings, you see aged men with busy pens bending over anil filling large folios of this increasing history". If you could catch one of these veterans after hours, he would spare you a world pf paian by gos.sipping through the ave h'ueS of his experience, not a few of Which are full of the flowers and fra- JODMINAJL AGRICULTURE, grance of a cultivated life.- Wm. L. Marcy used to be such a man, as, with a snuff-box in hand, lie sat eross-legged in his place as War Minister under Polk, and Foreign Secretary under Pierce. Robert J. Walker, vastly like that deli cious literary canary, lr. Oliver Weiir dell nolmes, of Bo-aon, would crowd his talk with the pictures of the people he had known. James Buchanan was no mean delineator of tiie characters of the past. Mr. Seward loved to philoso phise, or rather dogmatise, by the hour. Doubtless General'Spinner, the "United States Treasurer, could tell you a thou sand stories about the romance of the greenbacks. The beloved.First Auditor, Thomas L. Smith, .who died recently af ter half a century's honest service, wrote and spoke of departed leaders with a rare facility; Admiral Joseph Smith is a treasure-house of sea-legends; Quarter-master General Meigs will relate what will fill a volume ot his work on the extension of the Capitol, and his re lations to the rebellion ; General David Hunter will take you back to tiie . primi tive days of Washington city, and re people many of the old houses on Cap itol Hill. The other day I called on Commodore Daniel Ainmen, chief of the Bureau of Navigation and Detail, and asked him to tell "me about the celebra ted mutiny on board the California steamer, the Ocean Queen, in May, of 1U4. ibis event, .though or a recent date, has been literally, sponged from the slate of the general memory, though still preserved among the records of the navy. A. contingent ot over zoo men, most of them " roughs" who had served n the army, aud had volunteered for na val service on the Pacific coast, were shipped for their destination on board the " Ocean Queen," in chtfge of Com modore Ainmen aud a subordinate of ficer. There were over a thousand other passengers, including many ladies and children. Justice Field, of the United States Supreme Court, was among the cabiii passenger. The vessel itself was commanded by a nne old seaman, cap tain Tinklepaugii. On the first day out the new recruits began to show dissatis faction with their accommodations and food, and it was soon evident that, un der the counsel of two or three desper ate leaders, they were preparing to seize and rifle the i-teu)ei- and the passenger. Tlie captaiu proposed to run into one of the nearest ports and get rid of the dan gerous conspirators, but this was resis ted by Uouimodore Amnion, who iiauthe turbulent men in charge. , . He quietly reasoned with them, and assured them that he was responsible for their good conduct, and he would see to tlieir prop er comfort, but that if thoy resorted to violence they would be severely pun ished. He was so cool and kind as he made this statement, that they did ' not think him in earnest, and proceeded with their plans. Their chief, Kelley, was a, young fellow of six feet four inches, very athletic and determined. When the demonstration was made Com piodo:e Ainmen was in a distant part of the vessel, and on hearing the noise pro ceeded to the scene of action. There he found Captain Tinklepaugh iu the hands of Kelley, who was surrounded by the other mutineers, all evidently under his orders and ready to proceed to the worst extremities. The crisis had come, and Ainmen, seeing that prompt action was necessary to save the steamer and per haps the lives of thejemale passengers, drew his revolver and shot Kelley dead on the spot. One of his immediate fol lowers was killed at ihesame time. I he effect on the others was instantaneous. They p aw that tlie quiet man who had them in charge wa resolved to enforce his authority, and they quailed. He then briefly addressed them, telling them of his determination, exhorted them to remember tlieir duty and tlieir flag, aud was greeted with hearty cheers. After which, under his advice, they went to their dinner. There was, of course, great consternation among the cabin' passengers, but they were soon reassured by tiie calm demeanor of Commodore Ammeu. His next step was to go straight among tne remainder oi tne mutineers, and to call out the leaders and order them in irons. One or two attempted to resist, but when they saw that, they would soon be made to follow their dead companions, who had by this time been sewed in canvas anu cast overooaru, they submitted. The whole affair occu pied very little time, anu the comman der, crew, and passengers were so im pressed by the resolute courage of Com modore Amnien that they . joined in a hearty commendation of his course. Justice Field himself addressed a strong letter to the Department in earnest vin dication of the wisdom aud energy of his action. I do not pretend to tell the 6tory as it fell from Commodore Am meu so modeFt and 60 clear. His prin ted defense, before the court-martial, which he demanded, is a model of can dor, and was followed by his unanimous acquittal. Had he been weak or impul sive, the scene would have ended in a grand tragedy, and perhaps hundreds of innocent persons would have pensned. Men like Amnion, though beloved and honored in their own circle, and bv the Government they bravely and iitiostcn tatiously serve, are rarely heard of in the great outside world ; and it is simple jus- lice that they should not bo wholly lost sight of in the loud rush and conflict of these busy times. I'l BESIDE SCIENCE. ... T!ioOrli;iii nml atnre of Springs -;;V;;; . .- - no. 2. -" "' BY JAMES R. XICnOT., M. -X. It has been remarked that the water from artesian wells is derived from great distances. This was shown in a boring at ToHrs, France, from which, when the borer was withdrawn, quantities of sand and small snnil shells were ejected,which without doubt fround their way there from the mountains of Auvergne, thirty miles distant.- Eels and small fish have been found in the water of artesian wells, which shows that there is some times direct communication through the strata with distant ponds or superficial accumulations of water.- The -water which falls upon Inland mountains aju) hills, and passes downwards through pervious strata, often finds vent in the sea, and thus the curious spectacle is af forded of a fresh-vt aier spring bubbling up through a mass of salt water. Hum boldt mentions such a spring as occur ring at the mouth of the Rio Sargartos, off "Cape Caloehe, four hundred yards from land. The inhabitants of Syracuse obtain excellent fresh water by Vowing off in boats into the salt sea, and dip ping it up into vessels as it rises to the surface from the orifice below. It is df ficult to conceive pf any thing more par adoxical than this, . .. ;'. If the mean annual temperature of the air .is taken as i comparison, it wolud be found that a majority of the springs arc thermal, or warm springs, the tempera ture being above the mean of the air of the locality iu which they exist. The earth is a great reservoir of heat, and as a rule the bent increases the deeper we descend,and therefore deep springs upU lormiy snppjy warni wider j coin springs usually flow irom 'superficial rock or il coverings among hills, and In the gorges of --mountains The elevated points in which they originate are con stantly under Tln influence of cooling winds, and the shade of rocks ami trees prevents the action of the .solar ravs In elevating the temperature. It is not true thlit the' gradual increase of heat in the caup't. crusi it t iii-a. i'. i.r every nriv feet of descent, although' this statement Js persistently made in school-books and popular journals. Some years ago ex periments were made in a large number of Prussian mines, and it was found that it varied between J dcg. F. in 21.3 and in 1S5.5 feet. Other experiments have tKien made in mi hob in t'tis country, Mexico,nnd South America, which provo that the extremes are still greater. ; Un AND GENERAL NEWS. 1872. doubtedly much of this variation is due to the differing conducting power or specific heat of the formations through which the excavations were made; still it is clear that there is no uniform rate of increase of temperature throughout the earth's crust. If it were true that ttie rise equals 1 deg. F. for every fifty feet of descent, at a depth of twenty-five miles every known substance would be in a state of fusion. How intense must be the central heat of our globe ! for it is impossible to doubt that these fires ex ist, notwithstanding the cogent argu ments which have been urged against the theory. It is this great central ocean of fire w'hicn warms the Water of our deep wells, and it is often brought to the surface heated to a point actually above that of boiling water. The Icelandic Geysers afford water heated to 248 deg. F., which is 36 deg. above the boiling point. There are springs in California and also in South America which supply water heated above 200 deg. F., and 'a very "large number scattered over the surface of the earth, which show a tem perature of ,'5 deg. F. From these high temperatures we may find springs exhibiting every gradation down to 33 deg. F., or 3 deg. above the freezing point. - , It is natural to suppose that the warm water which gushes from the earth in copious supply would be turned to some practical account, aud that baths might be constructed iu the vicinity of or over these outlets, or that the water might he used for heating buildings. There are numerous celebrated bathing establish ments in Italy, France, Germany, and other". countries, where the waters are heated by internal volcanic fires, and many of these thermal springs have been used for bathing purposes from the ear liest times. There is a celebrated hot spring at Baia;, near Naples, much fre quented by ancient Romans, the waters of which arc hot enough to cook eggs and other food substances. We well remember the terrible perspiration into which we- were thrown several years ago while attempting to explore the cave in the rock in which this spring is found. The air was like that of an oven, and the blinding, scalding clouds of steam rendered a prolonged stay in the cave im possible. . . A PLEA FOR MIGHT AIR. ' But in Heaven's name what air, a? Miss Nightingale says, con we breathe all night except night air? The choice lies between pure night air from with out and foul night air from within ; most people prefer the latter, it is true, but it is night air all the same, though they may not be aware of the fact. Did yoii ever test these two kinds of night air by' going early in the morning into the room of a person brought up to sleep with closed wludows, and immediately after ward into one where the sash has been lowered six inches from the top, and raised six from the bottom ? Well, what did you find ? In one,however pretty and well arranged, however healthy, neat, and well-bred its occupant, a smell of bed-clothes ,of damp towels, of 'ust, of carpet all slight, but all indicative of that used-up condition ofthaatmos; here which is so fatal to asleepeu In the oth er, no better situated or furnished, an elastic feel, a perfume of freslrhess which made breathing pleasant. Was it not so ? Or did you ever compare your own sensations after sleeping in fresh air with those produced after sleeping iu foul? How many ills of life, the morning" dullness which hindered this or that, the refusal of the braiu to work at a critical moinent.the apathy, the blindness of per ception, date back to the unaired bed room which sent us forth uii refreshed to our work, and ushered in a depressing and discouraged day. But it is useless to contend with so deep- rooted a prejudice. Let us go back to our exiled frieud, who certainly lias a day-time claim, though he be denied a nightly one, to our suffer ance, llow tew oi us recognize, as the long winter creeps away, and, shrinking from the outward chill, we cower into fireside corners and warm wraps, how day by day we arc insensibly contenting ourselves with the same breathed-over air which, scarcely renovated since, sup plied our lungs yesterday and the. day before. "Open the windows, indeed," we erv;"why,it'sall we can do to exist with them tightly shut!" Yes, but, paradoxical as it seems,there is warmth iu the very cold which in op en window would admit. That is, the oxygen of tbe purer air, quickening the circulation and bringing the temperature of head, hand , md feet into proper bal ance, will of itscif induce a glow which helps the fire to rewarm the room after its airing. And with the equipoise of circulation good humor comes, and cheer fulness, and tbe capacity to be amused How we lose these things-how dull we g.-ow stewing over registers or before anthracite-burning stoves. The winter seems to get into us ; our wits stiffen and freeze; we don t laugh or enjoy, we simply endure life, and with desperate longing sit waiting ror the spring. i?( OLD-FiSPIOUEF, MOTHER. ' .Thank God,, come of us have an old- fashioned mother not a woman of the period, enamelled and painted, with her great chignon, her curls bottiucs, whose white jeweled tiands have never felt the clasp or baby ftngers, but a dear, old fashioned, sweet-voiced, mother, with eyes in whose depths the love light shone, and brown hair threaded with silver, lying smoothly upon iier faded cheek. Those dear bands, worn with toil, which guided our tottering steps in childhood, and .smoothed our pillow in sickness. Blessed is the memory of au old-iastuonen mother, it floats to us liow like the beautiful perfume of some woodland blossoms. The music of other voices may be lost, but the entrancing memory of her will echo iu our souls torever. uther laces will rude away aud be forgous), but tier's will shine on until the light of heaven's portal shall glorify onr own. When in the fitful pauses of busy life our feet wander back to the old homestead, and, crossing the well-worn threshold, stand once more in the low, quiet room, so hallowed by her presence, how ttie feeling of childish in nocence and dependence comes over us ! and we kneel down in the sunshine, streaming through the western window, lust where, long ago we knelt bv our mother's knee, lisping "Our Father." How many times, when the tempter aires us on, nss tne memory or those sacred hours, that mother' words, her faith and prayers, saved us from plung ing into tne ueep abyss or sm I Years have filled great drifts between her and us, but they have not hidden from our sight tlie glory of her pure, unselfish love. fbrm Bella, A LaCross (Wis.) paper aavs: "Xow that ' 'ahqut 300,000,000,000, bushels of ctjarm Dens, made out or tlie Chicago Court House bell, liuve been 6old. and whereas the eraln elevators of Chicago arc inn oi rune oeus insteau oi gram for throwing upon the market when spring opens, and whereas the market Is overstocked, it has been deemed advisa ble by the pcopjo of Chicago tu start a now sensation. - A corupahy has been formed to manufacture Court-House bells out of the material of the bell late ly worn by airs. O Leary's cow. The hell has boon secured and is now on exhibi tion at a saloon in Chicago; and It is be lieved, ir tne metal is properly utilized, there is enough in it to make "a bell for every court-house in America, and then have the original bell left for Mrs. IV. 4eary. The Jaypr of t'lihagi) will' fur msh a certificate umt every bell fur pUhed is genuine, niid will in fact show the cow from which It was taken." Bev. Dr. Hitchcock, who has been supplying the pulpit of the Tabernacle church for the past four months, had check for cloven hundred dollar put intp his hands "t the last social gather ing oi tne t, y this in addition to tne liberal anon anee lor bis service NUMBER 39. CKI.VXES A.VD CASUALTIES Christopher C. Cooper, Jr., was shot and killed in a saloon at Eureka, a short distance out on tbe Pacific Railroad, Thursday night. At Lawrence, Kansas, a fire broke out in a tenement house in Jiew Jersy street, occupied by a colored family, and the father and three -children were burned to death, only two of the family escap ing. J. C. Owens, proprietor of the Iiron son House, an old and respected citizen of St. Joseph, -Mo., committed suicide Thursday evening, by shooting himself through the head with a pistol. Finan cial embarrassment is the alleged cause. George II. Knapp, Post-master at Or leans, Indiana, has disappeared. He is charged with having swindled tlie gov ernment out of four thousand dollars througti fraudulent money orders. A warrant is issued for his arrest, but there Is no clue to his whereabouts. On the night of the 23d instant the house of Sandy Clayton, in Lawrence, Kansas, was burned", and Clayton and three sons, aged fourteen, eight and four years perished in i' ,c flames. .Mrs. Clayton and infant were also severely burned. The former will probably die. " At Louisville, cn Friday night, a lo comotive on the Short Line train, com ing in on Jefferson street, came near running into a street car at Shelby street crossing. Henry Case, grocer, a pas senger on tbe street car, seeing the dan ger, sprang off and fell under the loco motive, which ran over him, killing him instantly. The warehouse of C. Moorman, at Shelby ville, Tennessee, was entered on Wednesday night by burglars. Michael Murphy, a clerk sleeping in the store, was stabbed to death, the safe subse quently blown open and robbed of two hundred dollars, and the house burned. Murphy's body was found in the ruins, burned almost to a cinder. A German named George Schwabb, aged about sixty-five, entered a saloon In St. Louis, on Tuesday and sat down in a chair. - A few minutes after, the keeper, supposing he had fallen asleep, went to wake him .up and found him dead. He had been for some time desti tute and wandering about, and death re sulted from old age and want of food. Trains on the Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad have been stoned late ly, and the lives of passengers endan gered, by a gang of scoundrels near Pinckneyville. On Thursday night last two men were arrested in the act, and while being searched by the City Mar shal one of them drew a knife aud stab bed him, inflicting a wound thirteen inches long, whereupon the Marshal shot the desperado dead. The Times and Chronicle's Louisville special says the steamer Charmer, in de scending the falls, struck a roc k just be low the head chute bow first, and then swung round, striking the larbard -side Just tut the boilers-, against theright hand reef, crushing in the hull. She "sunk in a few minutes. Afl the freight in tlie hold, including three hundred barrels of flour, is being removed, but will be greatly damaged. The boat is valued at $10,000. The bark Xlmrod was burned eff Ber muda on the 19th inst. ' Of seventeen persons ou board only ten were saved. The vessel was loaded with naphtha and kerosene, and an explosion from some unknown cause took place iu tlie hold, behind the main hatch. It is believed that the Captain's wife and daughter, a' young girl, were in the cabin at the time of the explosion. When the fire was seen from the harbor of Bermuda, it was too lite to render assistance. The Times and Chrbnicle's'Eort Wayne special says the express train due there at three o'ciock, was thrown rrom the track, five miles west of Fort Wayne, by broken rail. Two baggage cars, one express car, two coaches and a sleeping car were burned. The express messen ger, named Aughenbonrgh, was serious ly injured, and two or three others slight ly. Tlie entire contents of the express car were destroyed. The safe contained a large amount of money. Nearly all the baggage was burned, and part of the through mall. " 1 hf cars were thrown down an embankment twelve feet, and the escapes from death are very remark able. The total loss w ill reacli $50,000. On Sunday evening, an Irishman named O'Brien, while drunk, went to a boarding shanty kept by n old Irishman named Horn, on the Air .Lane Railroad. two miles beyond Georgetown, Indiana, and insulting Mrs. Dorn, was put out leaving his hat. A son of O'Brien, re puted half wittcd, went after tlie tiat, and struck and kicked Mrs. D., .who seized an ax and struck him a fearful blow iu the back of the head. He made his way staggering and crawling to the shanty where lie boarded, and lingered till Monday, when he died. Doni and wife came to Xew Albany tfn Monday, and left yesterday by t'ic Jeffersonville, JHadison and Indianapolis Railroad, and. have not been heard from since. The Southern express train on the Pennsylvania railroad was wrecked at Connemaiigh furnace, neventy-five miles east f Pittsburg, at seven o'clock. Cause, a broken rail. The engine and six front cars kept the track. The three rear cars went off, one of them going over an embankment. The three cars wrecked were Palace cars, one being the Louisville sleeping car and one the Philadelphia and Pittsburg sleeping car. Two passengers were killed,' one being an unknown ucrman girl, the other a jeweller named Jacobs, from Baltimore. fourteen passengers were injured. The names of the killed and wounded are as follows: Killed Ouo young German lady from Baltimore, name unknown, supposed to be a daughter of a German clergyman of that city ; Samuel Jacobs. jewtller, from Baltimore. Wounded Mayor A. P. Callow, ttnv M. Irwin. (printer,) James Brown and Mrs. S. Roblen, all of Allegheny city, Pennsyl-, vania. The two first named were serious ly injured. D. C. Patterson, Washing ton city ; Jos. Letty Bridge, of Forest, O,; E. J. Tyron, New York; .G. W. Moore, New York ; Richard Vose, New Tork;G. N. Phillips, New Castle; II. C. Frost, Hannibal, Missouri; E. G. Sb.iphard, Cadiz, Ohio; E. Lecker, Tcr- re LUute, Indiana. Ou Y.'cdnesday last, when the Omaha express, east, on the Chicago and North western Railway, stopped at Round Grove, a small station about ten miles west of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, two la dles, one of them carrying a babe about eight months old, got aboard the train, and took seats in the ladies' car. As the train was about starting, a German named Henry Bohlman, husband of the woman with the child, stepped Aboard, and, entering the ladUis car, quletlv pa-sefl alopg the sde, until opposite the two, lades, when lie suddenly drew a re. yolver aid fired at his wife", who still held the child in her arms. Finding he had not succeeded In Ids hellish work. he attempted to fire the second time, but wasgraoneu oy one of the passengers and a brakemau, and the revolver taken from him. He was secured, and taken ie uaggage car, wncre he was fflrer iiuiy guarueii utuii Hie train reached Mt cHcriuig, wtyen ia va banded over to the propar. authorities, who returned with nun to .Morrison, where he was lodged Iu Jail. On examination, it was found that Miv. Bohlman was uninju red, but the murderous ball had pierced aud gone entirely through both thighs of the unfortunate child, causing a vcrv pinions though not fatal Wound, as re ports .since vWlvud suj the child is do ing vcll. Bohlman claimed that his Wife was untrue to him, and expressed himself as very sorry that he had missed his wife and lilt the child. ADVERTISING RATES. ONE INC II IN SPACE HAKES A 8QUAKE. space. 1 w. S w. 6 w. In. 6 m. 1 yr. 1 square.. $1.00 $.) tS.50 $5.25 S.0l Jis.oo 5 squares 1.75 8.00 8.25 7.00 12.00 17.00 3 squares. 8.50 4.00 0.00 &5'l 15.00 9.00 4 squares. 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' A Wisconsin editor speaks of a wind Which "just sat on its lipid legs and howled." " A western paper talks about a certain occasion as one of calm, unimpassioned profanity I Buenos Ayres monkeys suffer from the genuine yellow foveF, and Darwinists arc delighted. cotemporary says of a prominent General that "his sword was never drawn but once, and then in a raffle." The Scandinavian settlers in Illinois fully approve the new liquor law. They don't take Swedenin'in thcim. A Southern editor oracularly affirms that the ladies of that latitude have done nothing to deserve the imputation of in dolence. A belle of Richmond, Va., imports her stockings from Paris at $42 a pair, and crowds flock to see them whenever she goes walking. A brain-working gentleman residiug at a corner of he great thoroughfare complains that his bread is jeopardized by the roll of Broadway. Ritualism a folly of the fashionable few? Oh, dear! no. On the contrary. the Ritualists are doing all In their pow er to adapt their services to the masses. Another organ of woman's rights has been established in Chicago, under the title of tlie Balance; perhaps to Indicate that where there s a will there's a weigh. A jilted Arkansas lover being much "cut up" by tiis rejection, literally cut out his successful rival with a broad-axe last week, and then went and axed the lady again. An incongruous person says that he considers the glass cabs, or "crystals," legitimate objects for tlie attention of Mr. Bergh, since they inflict so much pane on the horses. , . An imposter whose mind Is of an in quisitive turn keeps continually asking whether, "in the general order of things, Mr. Grant is likely to serve another term as President of the United States." Women are still to be debarred from studying medicine in the German univer sities, tlie Cultus Minister deciding that there is no demand for lady doctors, and that female physic would be a mere drug in the market. A crusty old gentleman doing business In Wall street says that he would rather perish of thirst than drink Crotou water. When remonstrated with by au abstem ious friend, he retorted, "Pray, 6ir, do . you cat Croton bugs?" General Brownlow (ominous name) telegraphs from India to the "paternal" British government that twenty villages have been destroyed by him, and all the Southern Howlongs subjugated. "How long, oh, Lord, Howloug?" A Yalensiau law student named New ton has had tbe temerity to accepi Mrs. Bcecher Hookers challenge to a public debate on woman's rights. He doesn't yet know that .Newton's laws are quite inapplicable to feminine mutters. O'Baldwin, the" "Irish giant," flings in Mr. Jjmes Mace's teeth the aspersion that he (Mace) sprung from the "dross of society." The existence of the career which bpth -gentlemen pursue arises rather from the guilt of society, to our thinking. A new religious sect iias sprung up in Virginia under the title of "Soul Sleep ers." saint (ciusan it.) Anthony will probably be canonized as their great gun. since tier famous 'pistle against double beds clearly defines her position as a 'sole sleeper. The Duke of Argyll has contributed for the relief of the Chicago sufferer a lot of books treating of the history and customs of India, comprising, anions other things, jurisprudence and medical practice, including, ot course, the surgi cal management of Jndiaries, Newly-devised nosebags for the ac commodation of work-horses when at lunch liave small air-holes in them cov ered with wire netting. This plan, ;u cording to a mad wag who jests even in his sleep, was devised with a view to im proving the breathe of horses. Poulterers say that chickens will bo very "poor" this spring. They attribute it to the backwardness of the season; but it is natural that the little birds should always bo poor, since, from the force of gravitation, their parents never cau lay anything up for them. A gentleman from London lately, in making a return of his income to the Tax Commissioners, wrote on the paper: "For the last three years my income lias been somewhat under 150; iu future it will be more precarious, as the man is dead of whom I borrowed the money." Two men having arranged to fight a duel in Rhode Island, the Governor is sued a proclamation forbidding it, where upon one of the parties sent him a note saying that one of them would stand iu . Connecticut aud the other in Massachu setts, and fchoot over his miserable little State. . A Vermont belle recently died from taking arsenic. It wasn't disappointment in love, but disappointment in complex ion that caused the deed, which was done without suicidal intei.t. She might have learned from Shakespeare that she would have come to the same complexion in time without the arsenic. The latest development of Connecticut ingenuity consists in training dogs to howl nocturnally under neighboring windows and to' fetch home tlie boots and fhocs thrown nt them. It is sait that there are several canines of sih-I sagacity that they will not leave until ihey get properly assorted pairs. It is said in the rural districts that ui less April shall do miracles to cod ,ien sate for the backwardness of M.ircli, there won't be the ma-king of a May-; queen this year; but pious folk find con solation in tlie reflection that, after all, the discontinuance of such heathen rites shows that there is no branch of the Buddhists iu this latitude. A Kentucky paper gives an account of a $3,000 hog-pen built by a woman-farmer in Scott county. It states that it is painted and grained, furnished with hot and cold water, heated with steam, and lighted with gas. The troughs are ma hogany, inlaid with ivory. Plans of the pen have been forwarded to Greeley, SikI receive his warm approbation, : "The San Francisco Chronic! read tin in a young woman's diary : "Monday Awful headache. Wonder if Ellen call to-day. Know she is dying to find out how my green silk dyes. She lias called :.nd kissed me twice. Trtttd lo learn if Slvmks visited often. When 1 sang, iho malicious thing Raid, Mo dear Emily, wrap up when you go iu the Mrect this Winter; your voice ' is losing its clear ness, darling.' Wish ehe was dead." Tbe Legislature of Illinois ha passed1 an act granting to all neranns "freedom in the selection of an otvupatimi. pro fession, or employment, " and intended chiefly IQ confer upon the fair sex the li: vtiin:iblo right of holding office and practising law, the only pursuits from which females have been hitherto do-, barred. Henceforth woman's power tx please the common shall be manifested in the Common Pleas. However reluct ant to keep her own jkvuv, nht may Ju-v dicially bind (.)..i to keep the peaces instead p.!" her ".ittachmeiUh" being un resulted they wilt be legal summons to, suitors to come to court. Her social po sition will be correspondingly elevated, for she will tieconto familiar with "counts," and have numerous "retain ers" In 'Uyery pf seisin" and all of as-