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PAIXESVILLE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1872. NUMBER 40. Transient advertisements must invariably be paid for in advance., Regular advertisements to be paid at the expiration of each quarter. . , EJIDtUTOK A moaningcrv, as the world rolls by Through gloom of cloud and glory of sky, Kings in ray ears forever; And I know not what it prollts a man To plow aud sow, to study and plan, - Aud reap the harvest never. Abide in truth, ubide," , Spake a low voice at my side, " Abide thou, aud eudeai or." And even though, aftercare and toil, 1 should see rav hopes from a kindly soil Though late blossoming ever. Perchance the prize were not worth the pain. Perchance this frettiug aud waiting of brain Wins its true guerdon never, ' Aldde in love, abide," The tender voice replied. V . -, ' . - " "-Abide thou, and eudeavor." "Strive, endeavor; it ironts more To flght and fail, than on Time's dull 9uore To sit an idler ever; For him whobearfehis arm to the strife, r'irm at his post in the battle ol' life. The victory faileth never. . r , "Therefore in faith abide.' The earliest voice still cried. Abide, thou, and endeavor." - . DtKLKb KiTHlKKX. BT HIT E1UTI. I wonder if any wtnc ever was made As red as the lips of my lovef I wonder if any eyes ever so mocked The blue of the heavens above, As the soul-lighted eyes of my darling Kath- The bonniest maiden that ever was seen? ...... I wonder if tresses e'er grew quite so brown, Or bad so bewitching a curl. Or shone in the sunlight so golden aud brown, O'erthe brow of a true-hearted girl, -. As shades the white brow of darling Kath leen, The bonniest maiden that ever was seen? i ; i 1 wonder if a form more divine 1 . Disported 'mid bowers of love. Or flouted with space-spurning wings through the air, With angels on ight up above. Than the ravishing formof my darling Kathleen The bonniest maiden that ever was seenr I wonder if ever a womanly breast Was rarer or fairer to view, Or covered a heart that was freer from guile, - Or beat with a passion more true. Than the siowy-white breast of my darling Kathleen, The bonniest maiden that ever was seen? I wonder t cvera passion-dewed kisa Was Riven by warm lips to man. That seemed more a foretaste of heavenly bliss, Or was more to be coveted than A warm, loving kiss from the lips of Kathleen, The bonniest niaidenhat ever was seen? . REGBnT. BY KELL1K A STJLLMAS. ' i . ',-, t . I met ttegret, one night, as shd was1 waiul v idering. Willie, .... 'Jiirengh empty corridors, in the chambers of A I met her face to faro, through all the silent nlace Across the halls of midnight I heard the far bells toll ; I . , , . ; . K .-J 1 : 11 ... 1 i : t . fc 1 Toll with a pnlslng throb the low, wild, shiv ering sob Of the night wind at the casement came through the stnrrv gloom. In the dead o'lhe night, alone, I hail been to seal the stone Above a last day lying so fair in its own new lonm, . '."1, And I questioned in her eyes w 1111 a gae 01 . mute surprise. That at suoh hour as this, such gucsi suouiu 1 wander were. She did not turn or flee she only answered roe With a look whose sorrow chilled me with all its calm despair. For comfort I had said:. 'This sweet day that I -49 deail, . . Too lair and perfect was, "to grace a life like this; But under fairerskies, this dead day shall arise To crown the bright Here-alter with its rare and teiulcr bliss !" But ever, night and day, this phantom, robed in grav. With ceaseless, tireless feet is pacing to aud fro; Or at the window stands, with patient, folded hands, And sad eyes outward look in g, across the Irfing ago.' And stilL uncomforted, she nioiimeth for the dead, " '- Xor glad nor sad surprises can win -Irer to for get, f And whether Cometh glee, or sorrow unto me. Within my heart, still giieveth this shadowy, , wauitegreL The Test of the Heirs; , , , . . on The Secrets of ' Randolph BY THE AUTHOR OF Abbey, 'The WrfckerJs Daughter;" "The Deter t- ire's Story, 1 "7e Ji( oj Arline," etc., etc. CHAPTER XIII. iABRIEL at once communicated the facts of Lilias' glaring act of disobedience to her uncle's orders, and lie had no reason to doubt the extent to which Sir Michael's auger would be shown to her, if not averted bv his own eloquence. The old man grew actually livid with rage when lie heard that the child whom he had be gun to consider as especially his own his adopted uaugntcr-was engageu in frustrating his most favorite plan, by leaguing herself with his enemy for so he had learned to regard Hubert, in the course of these long years of bitterness, duiiiiE: which he. who with.the devotion of well-nigh a life-time had failed to gain one look of tenderness from the beautiful eyes of his wife, was condemned dav after dav to see tuem turn, witn an intensity" of mournful love, on the face of her deformed son, whensoever it 'caught, as it were, a reflection from , the grave of that beauty vbich had won her first and las'; love. And now that Lilias who had . come like a gleam of sudden sunshine info his life, whose voice was as an echo from the days when her father had been his dear companion, ei this one fatal passion had deseased his soul, aud tilled him with malice und hatred and meanness, which in those loyous years he would have abhored that she should turn against him, iust when he was beginning to find an unexpected solace in her pure affection, and receive, perhaps, the inheritance from his hands. only to provide therewith a perpetual shelter for the ma i he hated, was a thought which seemed to turn his fiery heart to stouu, and there was no revenge he would uot have been pleased to wrelK nnon her. That she should ever become attaclted to Hubert, or dream - of marrying him, tvasan idea which could not possibly pre sent itself to him, who had been a wor Jhini)cr of beauty all his life. But he knew Lilias well enough to be very sure that if sha chose to befriend Lady Ran nlolph and her son, she would not become possessor of the A bbey without finding aueans to give them a home within it and thus-consummate the very result, which lie had so long been laboring to prevent, with infinite pain and suffering to him self. These thongnts passeti rapnuy through his brain, and witn me passion ate vehemence which characterized him, he was beginning an angry declaration that Lilias should not possess an inch of his land, and that he would never see liPrasrain. when Gabriel hastily inter- a'upreil nun Slav one moment ! 1011 must not punish the innocent. Lilias is wholly ruiltles ill this matter." "How i it possible-what do you mean ? Did vou not ay she had gone to visit that wretched boy ?" "Yes. but with whom? with Lady Baiidolpli, ujhI as the victim of a plot designed for no other purpose than to th wart vour schemes," "Bvher? Bv Catherine?" asked Sir Michael with an air of sombre rage. Gabriel hesitated "It will grieve you, I fear, to learn the 1 rmli. but r-" "Kpeak out'" said Sir Michael,sternly, "do I not know that she my witi bmiUeitlieverv air I brcatlie?" "True I was foolish to hesitate. I ulionlil have reinemliercd that your .courage and decision of character, al ways compel you to look the truth iu ilhe'face, however painful it may lie," Gabriel never forgot the adroit little flatteries,, to which, with a. subtle knowl edge of human nature.he mainly attribu ted the success of his schemes. "Go 011 then," said the old man, laniping with his foot impatiently. -"The true history of 0e whole affair is very tumplend can be given in a fes plain words. Lilias, as i havt ?lridy told you, has become as passionately at tached to Walter as be is to her. The happiness of both is involved in this union, and unless you are led into the snare which has been prepared for you, it will not be long before they will come to ask your consent to their marriage, and everything will be arranged precise ly according to your desire. Xow Lady Randolph is as fully aware of all this as I am. ' 'Dear little Lilias is too open and candid uot to show her feelings for Wal ter plainly enough, and you will have no difficulty in understanding that it is our aunt's interest everyway, to destroy all chance of an union between them. Her desire of revenge." Sir Michael winced at this, but Gabriel went on "and her determination that the Abbey shall yet lie her own and her son's possession, will make her leave no stone unturned to disgrace them both in your eyes, if she can. She has began with Lilias, whom she wisely judged to have the strongest hold on your affections and the scheme she has devised was admirably conceived and in fact certain of success, had I not fortunately been made acquainted with it, through the candor of Lilias, so that I l can put you on your guard oeiore you I are entrapped into marring your own projects unwillingly." "I begin to have a vague perception of her plan," said Sir Michael, gloomily but go on tell we an tins suspense racks me." . . "We know what a tender-hearted lit- tie bmnir Lilian is." continued Gabriel. I and how the least shadow of sorrow' on the heart of another well nigh breaks her own, unless she can dispel it. Lady Randolph, with the most consummate art, has taken advantage of this beautiful quality ,and has so worked upon her feel ings by her vivid descriptions of Hubert's utter rriemuessness ana misery, mat it becomes wholly impossible for poor Lilias to do otherwise than grant the sup plications of both mother and son, that she would cheer his desolate heart by her friendship and society, at whatever cost to herself. 1 must tell you first, how ever, that Lady Randolph had succeeded in bringing her, as it were, accidentally inta.his preseuce, one night when he was playing on the organ in the hall, and she was tlierclore euaDicd to leu i.inas, that her kind words on that occasion had awakened a passionate louging in tlm liourt of this unfortunate bei 11c persecuted, as she represented him to Tie, at once by the destiny which loaded him with his deformity, and the fellow crea tures who pursued wltn natretl and con tempt to see her from time to time as the onlv solace his life could know. In short, not to weary you with all the in tricacies of a plot you now fully under stand, as I presume, Lady Randolph so stirred the quick reelings anu natural enthusiasm of her, sweet niece, that she actunllv drove her to promise not only v 1U1:.. IT.,1.' I lll.lb Milt? nUIUU l Villi, AlUllia. O miserable life, but tnat if sne were pre' vented doing so by you, she would leave Randolph Abbey, and positively refuse even to accept the inheritance, in order that Hubert mignt nave an unuentaote proof that the, at least, did not neglect and ill-trust him for the sske of any earthly treasure." Impossible!" exclaimed Sir Michael, "surely they cannot have bewitched the poor child to sucn extent, it is incredi ble." "Ask Lilias herself if she made such a nromise.". said uanriei.witn tne most convincing coolness, ''and, 1 confess, 1 am surprised that you should nnu any difficulty in believing the greatestamonnt ot dismteresedtness on tne part or tnat generous child. Xt is quite what I should have expected 01 ner, anu, 1 trust, you will not let her generosity be punished bv the loss of the estate, which 1 am sure she heartilv deserves." Well, perhaps you are right. I he- lieve vou are." said Sir Michael, exceed ingly leased to find, as he thought from these last words, that Gabriel had given up all hopes of the inheritance lor him self. "I need hardlv detain you to unravel the rest of this plot," continued Gabriel, for it must be pertectly plain to you Having once obtained this promise Lady Randolph thought she was sure of her game in every way. She believed it would suffice that ldiias snouiu visit Hu bert once or twice to insure yonr dis inheriting her, or at least giving her a choice betweeu desistiug from all inter course with the man you detest, or leav ing vour home. In either case, by her own will or vours. she would lose the estate,and Walter, not improbably would incur your displeasure equally by taking nart against you "An infamous plot, indeed," exclaim ed Sir Michael, starting up and pacing tbs room in uncontroiiame anger, tne knotted veins standing out on his fore head and the thin, shrivelled hands working continuously in bis agitation "And this is Catheriue ! The woman .for whose love I have slaved, till the mad,- useless labor is driving me to the grave in premature old age ! But she shall XOT thwart me! No. though I love her enough to commit actions which my soul abhors for her sake, it has never been a love which has stooped to her. hue shall not trample nte down witn ner naughty feet, when she thinks it too little for that dead man whom she adored, that she should- bend her knees to kiss the very earth of his grave I Gabriel what am I to do? tspeaK ten me quicmy, now shall I thwart her and scatter her proud dream to the winds?" Js not your course a plain as the light, of day?'" said Gabriel, who had listened to wis ourst pt iury witn tne highest delight. "Foil her with her 0Y n weapon, and sue will be more complete- ly at your mercy than before. Instead of turning Lilias out of the house, as she hopes, give tne aear eniia your iree anu full consent to visit Hubert as much as she will, and fondle her yourself more than ever, it can do no eartniy narm that she should go from time to time to see a wretched cripple, who can inspire her with no ot her leelmg than a charita ble pity. You mav be very sure it will onlv bo when Walter is forced to be ab sent from her, and after a few weeks of gnawing disappointment on the part of liuy Jtan(ioij)i), Miias win 101-get so much as the existence of Hubert, in the overwhelming happiness of being Hal ters bride. "It is well, Gabriel. Your advice is admirable, and your conduct no less the Ilrst shall be tollowed and the last rewarded," said Sir Michael, his small, keen eves sparkling at tne t nought ot thus baffling the wife who was to him half eneniv. half idol liabrlel gave luin It IOOK 01 mouest gratitude and then said, in his usual de- terential tone.i. - "I shall be grateful to you, for my own satisfaction, if yon would simply ask Lilias if it is true that she has made the promise I have mentioned it would not be well to say more to her, for obvious reasons." . Sir Michael willingly agreed to this, being well enough pleased to tesf the accuracy of his nephew's statement, al though he entertained do doubt what ever of his truth, and he dismissed him with another gracious intimation of his intention to reward him for his services, There was not. the faintest gleam of triumph in the meek, blue eyes of Ga briel, as lie glided irnm the room, nor the most lurking smile ou his small mouth but as the door closed he tin ned nul his countenance became lit up with a lightning Hash while he gave one glance of inockingtriuuiph and contempt that seemed as it it could nave pierced the very wall to attain its unconcious object. The next time Lilias saw her uncle, he asked her very gently, striking her flow ing hair fondlv all the while, whether it were true that she had declared her in tention of rmitiiiiff the Abbev and re. fusing the inheritance if she were not allowed to see Hubert Lyle. Lilias trembled froin head to foot, but she an swered no less calmly, lifting her sweet countenance to meet his gaze that it was "perfectly true." "Well, then, my darling." said Sir Michael, stooping to kiss ber, "you have my tree leave to go anu see nun as mucti as you please, i ou are a good, gener ous nearteu little .Lily, and now do not let me ever hear any more about it." He arose and left the room, while she remained seated upon the low cushion which she usually occupied. Lilias' hands fell on her knee, and her inno cent eyes opened to their fullest extent in tier utter amazement at wliat had passed. Was this the terrible anger she had been warned against by nearly every one at the Abbey ? Was this most charming old man the fierce vindica tive uncle, who was to drive her out of the house on a moment's notice? She sat in this attitude of bewilderment for a few minutes, pondering on the matter. and then, suddenly, a bright smile broke over her face, as if a light had shone in upon her mind. She' arrived at a most satisfactory conclusion simply that the whole affair was a mistake, that Sir Michael did not hate Hubert the least in the world, that in fact nobody bated anyone at the Abbey, that they were all under great misapprehension as to each otner's characters, because they bad never been properly acquainted with them. They all thought so ill of each other, and, in truth, no one deserved it, lor tney were all delightful. Sir Mich- ael, whom everyone feared, was the very pieasantest old uncle that ever existed Aiauy Jtaadolph the meekest ot WO- men and poor Gabriel most kind and disinterested, as was proved by his hav ing taken all this trouble for her. Now it was all right, just as it should be, and as sne nad always wished it was. JSow she should feel as if she were in Ireland again, and through all her happy thoughts, there went one sweeter than any she had ever known even the cer tainty that henceforward without oppo sition, she would go with Hubert's mother to his room, and wile away his soul from mournful thoughts, with many a bright and hopeful word, till he should find this life as joyous and as dear, as it naa ever seemed to tier: And as the climax of her contentment she could not bxit feel very glad that all these misrepresentations, as she deemed them, had given her an opportunity of showing him what she ecu Id have done lor mm bad a sacrifice been necessary s . with a light heart and joyous eve, Lilias went through the house that day and many a time the watchful ear of Walter caught the sound of her clear .voice singing like a bird in the sun shine. CHAPTER XIV. There was a vacant place at the break- fasttablenext nioriiiug,towards whichthe eyes of Gabriel were turned with a look of sombre disquietude which it was pu infill to witness. Aletheia was mis sing and the dead silence which follow ed Lilias' earnest inquiry if she were ill showed that ber absence was caused by no ordinary tvcnt. Walter waited until a renewed conversation among the others enabled him to speak unheard, and then he whispered to lilias that it was the day that Aletheia's mysterious visitor was wont to make his appearance, and that on such occasions she never appeared amongst them. l,Uias asked 111 an equal ly cautious tone at what hour he was in the habit of coming, looking round at the same time with a timid glance, as though she half believed he would sud denly emerge from some corner like a spectre. Walter smiled at her evident uneasiness, and inwardly hoped she would be so much alarmed all dav as to require his constant protection, lie was obliged to admit, however, that the guest or ghost, whatever she pleased to call him, never come until two o'clock, to which stated period he was, however, perfectly punctual, and Lilias' thoughts soon turned to the one bright hour in the iuterval, which she was to spend with Hubert, according to Lady Ran dolph's arrangement that they should go together to sit with him before luncheon. 1 hat hour passed, however, as bright ind - happy hours ever do. like a very dream iu flcctness, and at two o'clock she was seated in the drawing-room with Walter and Gabriel, who presented at that moment as singular a contrast as could be imagined. Walter sat opposite to her, his head leaninsi on his arm, which rested on her work table, employed iu watching, with infinite delight the glancing of her little white bands amongst a heap of scarlet worsted, out ot winch, sue nitormeu mm mogt uSeful woolen handkerchief for her very gravely, she was going to mate a dear old Irish nurse, who within the last few days had followed her to Randolph Abbey, having discovered since tenuis left home, that even the misery of leav ing her own green Erin was nothing to the pain ot leaving her darling, n alter was evidently feeling that he had neyer known how to value the art 01 Knitting befpre, npr had any piece of work ever interested hup sp --epiarkably-at least the pleasure he took iu watching its pro gress .was truly surprising, and the fas cination it exercised over him was only suspended when, it so happened that Lisas' eyes were fixed on an intricate1 stitch, anl then his own straightway wanuereu to ner fi?yeep lapp ana resiea there with a look which could only have been enualled in loudness uy tne gaze with which the young mother bends over ber first born child. Lilias was hisr first love. . .. . ... r - His whole appearance, however, -de noted the most perfect contentment and ease for Walter had the happy faculty of enjoying the present without ever giving a thought to the future. He was lln m LllfjAP H liu, MV a ircj-ijcitia fear of cppilng evil, causes the shadow of evening to' full at nooni It was es pecially 111 this aspect ot calm enjoyment tnat lie now contrasted so remarKuniy with his cousin. Gabriel for the last UrdfVhour had hopn pacing from side to side like a wild beast in his cage, chafing at the iron bars that deprive hiin of ' liberty. He seemed almost maddened bv the con sciousness that he, whose sole object was to gain the mastery over every mind that came iu contact with his own, was now thc slave ot a passion that held him bound and gagged, as it were, in its Jrrpsi'rtbjc power. He, whose soft voice uau oeeii ujioreti o jit-ii ii. im nisucry soul, without revealing faintest breath of the flames that raged within, like the balmy winds that pass so free and cool over Aetna's burning breast, had not strength in that hour to conceal the agitation that had taken possission of him. Those fair woman-like hands bore deep red marks, where he had bruised Ihem in his convulsive movements, and the qujck, blue eyps, itsuajly ijown-cast.aiid hajf hidden by tjie drooping ld? npv glared forth, "dilated and glpwijfg as with an ardent hie. It is true, Gabriel never made any attempt to conceal his absorbing devo tion for Aletheia it was not his policy to do so, but even expediency would have failed to calm him iu this hour of fierce excitement, Suddenly lie stood still, the white lips compressed under the small, sharp teeth, that seemed al most to cut it through. Walter also raised his head, aud l.iiias let her work drop, while she listened to a distant sound that deepened every instant 011 their ears. And she heard precisely what bail been described to her the as quick tread of it horse galoping toward rue AUUt'V wim c.xcucmiiji awiimussr- the impatient stamping of his hoofs 011 the ground before the door, as the rider dismounted then a momentary vision past the window, of a black horse, covered with foam, like the white snow flakes, led by a groom next, across the stone pavement of the hall, there went a step, sharp, firm and distinct. The door ot the library was opened it closed wit); a dull, heavy spund and then all was again stilj, as though he who carried with him'whe'reso'er .he went, the life of Aletheia Randolph, was no nearer to her than he had been, throughout the long hours past of her potent agony. As the last echo of the Closing door died on their ears, Gabriel uttered a sort of smothered groan, which seemed to burst from his very heart 111 spite or himself. Then turning around, and meeting the compassionate looks of his cousins, he rushed past them, with a violence most unlike his ordinary gentleness, and bounding through the window, which was open, to the ground, soon burled himself in the plantations, aud disap peared Irom their sight. "Poor Gabriel !" said Walter, echoing the sigh or relief witn which L-iuas in voluntarily expressed her thankfulness, to be relieved from the presence of a suflering so palpable, and yet so far be yond reach of her comprehension,"! con fess 1 have little or no sympathy ror him in any respect but in this one particu lar of his undoubted love for Aletheia, I do feel for him. 1 suppose few men love more ardently than he does, and none on earth, I should think, so hopelessly." "Hopelessly, indeed!" said Lilias, whose womanly instinct had enabled her to judge from the first luo nent she had seejn them together. "And this strange "visitor is now with Aletheia," she continued, her mind reverting with involuntary interest to the condition of her unhappy cousin. "Oh 1 do you think he makes her at all more happy ? is he an enemy or a friend ?" "The most difficult question you could ask. He seems to be her voluntary per secutor, if one may judge by the un doubted sufferings gathered into her mournful eyes when he has left her, and yet I have seen that, in the look which she has cast on the spot where he has passed, in quitting the house, which would seem to say most eloquently, that her very heart i yearning to lie down and kiss the ground ou which he has trodden, as . if the very dust he had touched were beloved for his sake." 'And he is with her now f" repeated Lilias, with a slight shiver. "You will laugh at me, Walter, but do you know it makes me feel quite timid and uncom fortable,as I used to do in olden days,and even yet, for that matter, when nurse tells fne stories of the Banshees. I think 1 shall go and take a walk the fresh air and the sunshine will soon put these fancies to flight." "You will go to walk when lam obliged to ride? Lily, you are unkind." "Why, Mr. Walter, 1 think it is you who are very fierce. Did you not tell me you had business in E with all sorts . of grave lawyers and people who carry about long, narrow papers tied up with red tape You do iot want me to go with you to visit them do you?" "Why, no," said Walter, laughing at her description. "1 should not like to see your little feet climbing up to those dustv rooms, but I thought if yon were good-natured enough to ride, instead of w alking, we mignt nave gone togetner to 1 he boundary of the Abbey lands and there you could have left me without turning into the public road. I shall not be afraid to trust you to old Hum phrey's care for your return." "lh : or course not. 1 nave rumen our alone with him often when you were at E , and he takes exeellant Cre of me, only he does not give me the trouble of dismounting ever so often in the course of the ride, as you do, to make sure the girths are tight enough, "she ad ded, looking at him slyly. "Well, laugh if yon will. It is better tobetoo prudent than too rash, but now do say you will go with me." "Willingly I should enjoy a ride this fine day so much." "Come, that is delightful. Oh! Lilias that Vale of Avoca." "Yes, what of it?" "Do you not think it roust be a most charming place?" "Yes, indeed, I should think so." "I should so much like to live there, should not you?" "Well, I do not know I never thought of it. Is it a place where people" go to live?" "I will go aud order the horses," said W'alter, with a slight degree of annoy ance. Lilias was evidently not follow ing his avin of ideas. They rode out together over the breezy plains and through the sunny green woods, and the dark thought of the suf fering nd eyil they had left behind seemed swept Irom their memory b' the fresh summer wind. How dearly does the wind recall such moments as these! moments of vigor and careless enjoyment, which have brightened the spring of our tlavs, when someone deep thpught has (iSt)e the heart heavy for life. After an hour's pleasant ride they reached the high-road to E , and then separated, Lilias striking oft' across the meadow land, whlen was still wttnin.tne boundary of her uncle's estate, that' she might enjoy the bright afternoon a little longer Deiore returning nome. Old llnniplirey tollowed ner with tne mpst iinpertiirbable coolness, whereyej she chose to go. lie aq peer) a. groom for forty 'years, aiid,' having indulged thougiiout the whole of that time in an absorbing attachment t the various horses commuted to nis care, ne nau ar rived at a complete oblivion of the riders themselves, whose existence ne seemed absolutely to i?npre when he was in attendance- upou tl'ieni,''' If any one had asked him wiiether it were Mr. Walter or Miss Lilias whom he was -following, he could uot have told ; but if they bad ven tured to hint that it was the roan instead of the bav mare, ou which his affectionate eyes were fixed, he would have consid ered it a personal insult. Lilias felt herself, therefore, as free of action as if she wore a!Qn3, and she rode slowly on,' letting tfie horse fliijetly fol low a narrow path across the undulating ground, while her thoughts went steal ing back to the low.dark room, all bright ness ami psaoty to per, wnere sne nau seen that morning the dark gray eyes, that seempil to her evon like pure stars looking out of a serene heaven, bent upon herself with a gaze of such deep, grateful tenderness, that even now, at the very recollection, she trembled as she trem bled then, with a strange, sweet joy. But suddenly, in the midst of these dear thoughts." a sound recalling that which she had heard so recently at Ran dolph Abliey, came loudly on her ear. it was the swirt galloping or a norse, drawing pearer- (4 ml nearer, In a mo ment tlue trend of his feet wag at liep s.jdQ, aud turning round hastily, she recog nized at one anu the same time, tne ouick, fqa 111-streaked horse which had borue Aletheia's visitor to the Abbey, and in that visitor the stranger with whom she had made acquaintance on board the ves sel which had brought her from Ireland. For a moment she was overcome with astonishment, and then, involuntarily checking Iter horse, stye hold out her hifl to him, with an'exelaniation of surprise. He returned her greeting warmly, and they rode slowly dn together, side by side. (TO BE CONTIXUKD.) ANECDOTES OF FIBL1C 1WF.!Y. ay cpj,. ,1, w, -rpnupy, xortxni. " What constitutes a State?" is-the ti tle of the most familiar poems in the. Euglish language. I could not help thinking of the constantly quoted an swer, during nly visit to Boston last Autumn in company with my friend Dougherty, who, repeated hj flqe Jej!; tine on " Oratory,' lit Music Jlall, ill that city. The next day Senator Sum. ner invited us to dine with him at a place called Taft's, 011 the ocean beach, a few miles outside of the tow n, and w hen we got there I found among the company assembled, Professor Agassiz, Henry W. Longfellow, Richard H. Dana, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, ex- Goveruur Clifford, George S. Hilliurd, fcamue Hopper, uml ppp or fwp, more. The dinner itself was a raro curiosity thirteen courses in all, consisting of seven varieties of hsh, taken from the neighboring waters, each of which was familiarly and graphically uescribea by Protessor Agassiz in an exceedingly in teresting manner, and six courses of game, gathered from far and near, all of different species, expressly stated on a written label, as thev were sent in hot from the kitchen, and as exquisite ly prepared as If they had been so many varieties of French" cooking, and had been ushered iu under French titles, so that it would have been difficult to tell whether the fish was not fowl, and whether the fowl was not something else than itself. The wines were enoice. old, and historical, and they were thor oughly enjoyed, although with that moderation which always marks the gentleman at a dinner table, who knows the wise stop, and never forgets him- sejf. But 1 do not desire to speak of what was to me, a plain Jfennsvlvaman the mere novelty of the substantials of the feast, as or my patient study or tne interesting men by whom I was sur rounded. Here was Professor Agassiz at sixty-four, looking younger than most men at forty-four; Longfellow, with his streaming locks, revealing in a-snowy framework a face of enchant ing and venerable beauty.; Sumner, who, to use the remark of another, al ways looks like the classic statue of some great Roman ; Hooper, the living type of the solid men of Boston ; Rich ard H. Dana, the author of "Two Years before the Mast," keen, conge nial, and respective, and equally dis tinguished aB the leader of the bar; Dr. Holmes, with his charming spar kles and his endless and spontaneous humor. Their conversation was th flavor of - the afternoon and evening. Unconstrained, without coarseness ; an imated, without intolerance; if it could have been reported for future reading it would have furnished a precious page In some Noe.tes Ambronianm. Professor Agassiz was filled with enthusiasm, and appeared to have realized the acme of his ambition in the proposed scientific trip he hag soon to make under the au spices of our Government, aud Hided by the liberality of enterprising citizens of Boston, tie rejoiced in the tact tnat America had taken the initiative in these important investigations, and ex plained in a clear and lucid manner, de void ot technical pnrases, rne oojecioi his mission. England had for many years considered the pioprlety of ex ploring the wonders of the deep, but it was reserved for America to carry into practical effect a scheme that would not fail to be followed by good results, and which would add materially to" the development of scienee. He said he proposed to survey the geography of the bed of the ocean. The geography of the earth had long since been discover ed, but we were yet in darkness as to the foundation of the great waters, which is supposed to present - the same indentations, elevations, and irregular ities. All the requisite appliance and every conceivable comfort had been fur nished Agassiz, a ship had been placed at his disposal, and he entered upon his work with all the eagerness and fervor of a young man just in the prime of life. The affectionate and loving pas sage between Longfellow and himself, When the former left his chair to bid the Professor" fiiFPTVeU and God-speed on hi long voyage, which commenced a few days afterward ; the skill, the lear ning, and the wit displayed in the dis cussion of the private character of Franklin, by Sumner and Dana; the frank and manly interchange of. views on all questions affecting men and meas ures, answered tne question sot requent- ly asked in regard to Massachusetts. What js it that constitutes- this great State? What is it that has made JNew England so powerful, with her barren soif and inhospitable clime 1 Her men. Here were the offspring ot generations: the sons and grandsons of some of those who have laid deep the louudatious or civil and religious liberty ; who initiated the war of the Revolution, and fought it through to the eud ; who lighted the flres against slavery, ami wnen Slavery flew to arms were the first to rush to its overthrow; whose colleges, schools, charities, municipal management, inter nal finance, and the general order, pro priety, aud safety of whose government has no parallel in the world. It is very easy fp sneer, af the habit of lauda tion of' New England or Massa chusetts, but facts are better than fables, plain experience better tnan tneory ; and as I sat in this goodly company I rever ted to the condition or the south, that foueht in the war against Great Britain a hundred years agp, uiwleF the Jeader- snip or men contesseuiy as great, anu many of them greater than the great chiefs of cold New England. They were venerated everywhere ; but what ef fect lias their example had upon posteri ty? And why? Simply because where as the xiiew England rounaation or schools in peace and war produced an increasing popular intelligence, there has neyer been ip the South such a thing as popular iiiteliigtiiee 'until! per haps, to-day, when the most benighted class, elevated to .freedom, is outstrip nine the ignorant minority which held it so long in slavery. But the lesson is capable of a more elaborate and ex tended notice. ; . . 'i Li. . .. - Th Origin aud Nature of Springs, NO. 3. BT JAMES X. NICHOLS, M. P. No class of springs have awakened greater interest, or proypked nioje dls; cusjioptliaii what 4re kh'pwn'as t'ner- mitting springs, sucn springs are active or inactive for longer or shorter periods of time, some of them having an inter missjou in the (low of several minutes' or hpurs' duratjqn, wi1Je pfhars stpp flowing altogether ipr seyeraj dtrya. i ne sprtng at roternrunneu, in n est phalia. ceases for six hours and then flows again for six hours, and the vol ume of water is such that it turns three mills in its course. Another spring, in the Jura Mountains, intermits every six minutes; and there is still another, iu France,- which flows for 36 minutes, and then ceases for JJyi minutes. In England there are several intermitting springs of an interesting chgracteir, mn H t'hfs country ihei'o a"ooiislderable number. Iii Vermont we have visited a spring which intermits as often as ev ery three minutes, but the flow of water is small. The new spouting spring at Saratoga is an intermitting spring of rather peculiar nature, as the flow does not entirely cease, and the intermissions are not for a fixed period of time. This is obviously uue to obstructions in the flow of water caused hr carbonic aci. gas. The gas in large quantities ac companies the water, and sometimes it fills the tulie and for an instant holds the water back, or permits but a small flow- then the gas is Jorced out, and the water rises again. Undoubtedly the irregular evolution of gas causes many springs to intermit, but there are also other causes which operate lo pruduo siieTi results When springs hove a connection with the sea through previous strata, the tide would operate to produce an lrreguia flow. Some interesting papers lucre been written upon these springs, in which in genious theories have been advanced to Bccpunt for the phenomena presented. The must reasonable ntiilananoii la 'hat vapor or steuin holds back the column of water at intervals iu the same way as does the gas iu other springs, aud ibat it is only when this steam pressure is forced to give way that the water flows aud thus the periodic accumulation of steam in the pipe causes intermittent flow. The term mineral or medicinal has been glyen tq a clut of springs, tjie war yh'jeh hold in solutlou consider- able quantities of mineral salts or agents which are used medicinally. From the most remote ages invalids have resorted to mineral springs with the view of be- iug relieved of certain maladies, ana in this countrv and in other parts of the .world there are springs which have ac quired a reputation lor extraordinary curative properties. The arrangement of mineral springs at Saratoga is cer tainly wonderful, and we cannot recur to a group in any part of the world Which will at all compare with these in potency of medicinal character or sing ular variety of constituents. It is im possible for any one, however unobserv ant or careless, to visit these springs aud not be impressed with the singularity of the display which is afiorded, of natural waters holding large quantities of min eral substances in. complex combination. Many of the agents contained iu the waters are extraordinary and rare, and in studying their composition it has been iounu uimcmt to point out a nozen inor ganic substances used medicinally which are not found in the waters of some one or more of the group of springs at Sar atoga. Here are iron, iodine, bromine, ituuum, magnesia,, nine, buua, ijuuuhw, sulphur, baryta, stroutia, alumina, and a great variety of other agents, held in perfect solution in the wraters, conferring upon them a great diversity in appear ance and taste, and also a great diversity in medicinal effects. The nature of the strata and the rocks through and over which these waters flow, in their course towards the outlet, must be very singu lar in chemical composition. The sources of many of the springs are prob ably quite distant, and tbey bubble up from considerable depths. They are ar tesian in character, although a majority have come to the surface through natur al channels. It is probable that the na ture of the underlying strata and rocks is such at Saratoga that it would be im possible to make a boring at any point within a radius of half a dozen miles of Congress Spring without striking a wa ter supply holding a large quantity of mineral matter. This Interesting section seems to be a point towards which waters of a remarkable character gravitate, aud probably the supply will be kept up for ages to come, as it has been in the ages jvhich have elapsed. It la a singular fact that there are nu merous waters in this country and In Europe, medically in high repute, which are distinguished among chemists only for their purrta. The celebrated waters Of Pfeffers, to which Martin Luther re sorted and was cured of terrible hypo chondriasis, are almost chemically pure, and so are those of Wild bud and Baden, to which thousands flock from all parts of the world. These fountains, as re sorts for invalids, date back to the time of the Roman conquest, when Csssar bathed in and drank the waters, extoll ing their virtues. Several of the springs atalUtoji apd Saratoga contaiu so few saline particles that they should be reck oned as nothing in judging of the source of the therapeutic influence of the wates. Al this point the inquiry arises, From whence comes the remedial power of these fountains? 87 their use are dis eases ameliorated or cured? or are air leged beneficial effects purely Imaginary, and 'without foundation in fact? Tie latter hypothesis is unsatisfactory, 'and there is a yast amount of unimpeachable testimony in the way of its ready recep tion. Indeed, it is not necessary to re sort fo this method of disposing of the difficulty. Ip tlje examination, we 8d little more than pure water to bp the agent employed ; aiid, if remedial bene fits result, the pure lymph of the foun tain, innocent of salt, should have all the credit. And is not water a medicine? When drank in quantities beyoud the de mands of thirst, iu many diseases, es pecially those arising from arrested met amorphosis, it produces marked salutary from experience and observation , that simple water, 4s therapeutic agent, is not sumcieuny wen . uuuerstooa among educated medical men. Its employment has been long abused by empirics, aud thererore lias taiien into uiscreuit. in withdrawing attention from it, an im portant auxiliary in the treatment of disease is overlooked. AMEB1CAN LADIES. A False Chars- Refuted. An English tourist, who has lately ompleted his travels in America, writes to a London periodical expressing bis as tonishment at the idleness of American ladies, ne says that no Euglish woman rank, from the Queen downward, would remain for half an hour unem ployed, or sit iu a rocking chair unless seriously indisposed. As a rule, they copy the business letters of their hus- bauas, lathers or orotners ; attend to tne wants of the poor around them; visit and to some extent superintend the par ish schools; work in their own gardens; overlook their honit:ho(j affairs j look oveii the weekly accounts', not only of do mestic expenses, butoften of .those of the farm and estate ; and. with all these occupations, they keep up their acquaint ance with the literature and eveuts or the day, cultivate the : accomplishments of music and drawuig, and often acquire, besides, some" knowledge of scientific pursuits, in illustration of snph lini-s ot activity iu4 qseiHtuok, u utvn awt-mi . - : - 1 . .... . 1. ' .11 .. 1 notable lustauces, comparing mem witii the frivolity and idleness of fashionable life In the United states. There may be, doubtless some ground fdr complaint on this score, but the wholesale condemnation indulged in is uot justified by the facts,- la all pur chief cities some of the niost charitable institutions are uiauairuti aiuiost en tirely by women, and among the most respectable families industrious habits are assiduously cultivated. Much of the force of contrast would have been lost if this English correspondent bad reflected tnI tne great gcaiHjjty nuu consequent v - i. . 1! 1 1 i..i. 5.. . l.: . Ultfll uupi. tu Uluiui lauui iii bills raiiiiv v deuriyes even fashionable ladies of that enure leisure enjoyed by their more for tunate sisters in England, whose ser vants are enrolled as well-drilled armies in a household. In the United States no lady can prop erly preside over a well ordered house without encroaching too much on ber time to permit much attention to be given to the study of the sciences or the busi ness letters ot her husband, Uesules this. American matrons generally rear their own children, rarely handing them over to the exclusive care of servants or gov ernesses during inranev, and then ex iling them to boarding schools as soon as thev graduate from the nursery. Ot course, this system absorbs time, atten tion and anxiety ; but its better results are discernible in the unparalleled pro gress inade bv yie vite" P-WCS in the scale of enlightenment within less than a century. The tunerenee, therefore, between American ladies is rather one of system than of habit, and the industrv - which commends itself to the English writer through familiarity is more the result of an excessive leisure or ennui than of liisrlier motive. We fear the tourist did pot mix much with the cultivated classes in this country, but that his time was ab sorbed by what is known as the upstarts of fashionable snobbery and shoddyism aud we doubt not he could find just cause for similar animadversion among the same classes ot ms own country This much in behalf of the ladies of the United Stutes. whu have, In common with' their English sisters, enough real sins and shortcomings to answer for without being assailed with charges so utterly frivolous and ioreign to all Amer ican nature as that of laziness or courted Ignorance Professor Watson,of Ann Arbor,sta uds god-rather to another little planet 01 u,n- kuown parentage, which hP Wm P-M yvlnostiay night tanned out tor dry nursing somewhere 111 tne niimy wney HOW TO COMflECE Bl'SINESS There are many young men who are in the habit of excusing their idleness and inefficiency with the plea that they can do nothing without capital. The lack of means is the ready reply they make to every appeal to action. They imagine that they possess iu themselves an tne prerequisites to success but capi tal, it tney only bad capital, iu addition to their imagined virtues, they would do great things in the world, they would astonish the natives with the boldness and brilliancy of their enterprise. They wouia grow- immensely ncn, and then lay the world under perpetual obligation to their gratitude by the magnificence of their benefactions. This is the way thev think and talk, and they roll the vain glorious idea over in their minds until they come to imagine that the world is an immense loser by their povertv. These persons forget one important fact that all capital is the product of laoor. mat nearly ail ncn men iu the countrv were once poor. That nearly every personal fortune they can enumer ate Is either the product of its owuer's ton and skill, or the representative of his lather's toil and skill. How did makers of these fortunes get along without capital. Had thev spent the vigor of their youth in idle aud foolish lamentations over their poverty, they would have lived aud died poor and left nothing but an inheritance of hones ty behind them. Capital allied to labor and skill can work wonders in the war of material enterprise, aud the man who possesses money nnai 11 easy to make money. " Rut capital is not the onlv indisrjensa- ble to young men of the right stuff for all this. There are other kinds of capi tal besides accumulating money ; brains, muscle, industry, honest)', "diligence. truth, fidelity, skill, tact, education all these are capital, and all of them have a commercial value, which the owner will be able, sooner or later, to command In the market. Provided with these, any young man In the country may make more than he needs to spend every year. and thus have something at the end of each year hi invest as money capital. If ne ueeus money let mm go 10 worg anu make it, and thus give proof of his abili ty to use it profitably and judiciously. lr we go into any great city, or into any prosperous agricultural district, we find the capitalists are those who have made their fortunes without any outside aid. Thev did not waste their time in repin ing in their poverty, and in silly dreams of what they would do if thcr had the money to do it with. They went boldjy and resolutely to work t they toiled and thought and planned, and kept toiling and thinking and planning, patiently, until at last iney graspea tne rortunaie moment, and iu nine cases out of ten tbey succeeded. ACHAT ABQVT PETBOl.ET'M, This famous oil has now become the subject of such a controversy that a few- words concerning its introduction as an article or commerce will be apropos. Al though it has been known from very ancient tiuies. it was not used in com merce until 4S3P, when a innkee drove the shaft of an artesian well through a rocky strata, . and brought the greasy money-maker into fhll play. There were oil wells on the Euphrates, and stock companies in Babylon for work ing them ; and it is said that in the Io nian Islands there is a spring that has yielded p for more tljaiifctwo thsand even now large wells, which from time to time, are successfully worked. It is affirmed that the trees growing out of the old wells iu Pennsylvania, are from five hundred to one thousand years old. In 1829 and 1846 oil was pumped in Pennsylvania, but no en,deaTQV to lutro dqce ft mun the market was made be fore 1859, In 1850 the wells of Tenn- vivania yielded five hundred thousand barrels of petroleum; in 1881, two mil lions of barrels, and in 1862, three and one-half millions of barrels. Coal oil work was crowded out by the necessity of refining petroleum. . The first oil ex citement was inaugurated by Col. G. L. Drake, the superintendent of an oil company, who was ridiculed when "he nrst began to bore, but who shortly " struck lie " at the rate of four hun dred gallons per day, and sold it for fifty-five cents per gallon. One well yielded in a year more than 500,000 bar rels of oil, and tarms 111 uu creek be came, worth millions of dollars and a royaltv on the wells. The annual production of petroleum iq th,e United State from 1858 to. 1870 has been as follows : DATE. SABHBLS, SATS. SARRBLff. 1859 w,ooo 1H65 :...Msn,'Jta 186S 8,597,227 I8B7 8,3n,3U6 1868 8,115.741 1889 4.717,UO0 1810 ,5UU,000 in Pennsylvania i860 MXUWO 18G1 .U8,U(J0 ISM S,6G6,606 186S X.61158 136 ,U6,UB In 1870 the wells numbered about three thousand. the oil produced ported to Europe, ear was ex 1, Asia.Airl rica and Aus- traiia. HABDNE8SOF WOOD. It is a great convenience to know the comparative value of different kinds of wood for fuel. Taking shellbark hick ory as the highest standard of our forest trees, and calling that one hundred, oth er trttes will compare with it for real val ue as louows : Shellbark hickory 100 Yellow oak M .115 Hard maple ....69 . 84 White elm S3 ngDutnicKory.... White oak White ah Dogwood Scrub oak...:, . Tt Red ceilar 56 ." Wild cherry 6& .78 Yellow piae x. .54 . TO Chestuut hi ..TO ' Yellow pouter .61 White hazel Apple tree.. Re4 oak. ..iiS Butternut 43 . 65 White birch 43 .65 White pine .80 Ulte oeaen Black wnluut. Black birr h ...... But it is worth bearing in mind that there is a very considerable diflerence in woods or tne same species, according to the manner and soi) op which they grow, A manie tnat grew slowly on an 11 p- 1 . j . . ... 11 . lailil ittai4!Fv, ftuiuuiUM aiuue or apart from other trees, will lust uiuch longer and give out a greater degree of heat than one that grows in a swamp or in the midst ol a dense torest. A tree tnat grows in forest on a wet, rich ground will be less solid and less durable for luel, and consequently less valuable, than a tree of the same kind that grows on a drv apd poorer soil.. To the purchaser oak U oak, and pine Js pir.P, hut fur home, the tree iroui others is worth a great deal more. WHINING. There is a class of people in this world by no means small whose prominent pecullararlty is whining, 'i hey whine because they are poor; or, if rich, be cause they have no health tp, epjoy their riches; they whlftO because it is too shipy i they whine because they have no luck," and others' prosperity ex ceeds theirs ; thev whine becituse some friends have died and they are living; they whine because they have aches and nnins. and thev whine, and thev whine. and no one can tell why. jvowwe would like to say a word to these whin ing persons. First, stpp whining it is no uso, tilts everiaMiing, complaining fretting, fault-finding and whining Why, vou are the most deluded set of creatures that ever lived ! Do you know tht it is a well-settled principle of physiology .and common sense that these habits are' more exhausting to nervous vitality than almost tiny other violation of physiological law .(ud tin y-ou not Knov tht lite is pretty mucn as you make it Tt You can make it bright and sunshiny, or you can make it dark and shadowy. This life is only meant to discipline us to fit us for a higher aud purer state or being. J hen stop winn ing aud fretting, and go on your way rejoicing. . Every column of a neva.nauv.r contains froui tn tfi twenty thousand distinct pieces of type. The displacement of a single one makes an error. Is it strange that errors occur t CHIMES AND t!ASl-.I,TIES . - " . - ,. ml !..-. Joseph Whettle was badly torn bv li- ... 1 - 1 . . T . .-. . "... una iii, riaimnin, A"a., April zi, While performing at. O'Brien's circus, corner -of in-iinami tsxioru streets.. 11a i notex- pecreu to live. At the annual festival of colored ueo- nl. .. . f 1 r.11 ... . . . , n.v,iiiu jinn, 111 rreueriCK, April -). 1 iii.. i , . 1 . . 1 -v., .,rii.ui guvc way ami tne wan caved in, by which two persons were killed auurweive sesirously wounded. in Jiiddlebury, near Akron, on the zocn 01 last month, as two voung men named George Barber and IVIii-lmol m.- uarj were disputing about a dog, Bar ber drew a pistol and shot McGarr. kill ing him instantly. A irVl f AlUtlil-iutrl tfxA . ! , "o w-v.mc. uyn a gmue ui cams in the jail at Bowling Greeu, Kentucky, last week, between two horse thieves, in which one named William Thomas w struek on the head with a bonrd by the other, and killed almost instantly. Jack Hollisv. known as a inrmhor nr the swamp gang, being, one day last week, refused a drink in a liquor store ou William street, New York, threat ened the barkeeper, named Merken, who thereupon shot HollUy, killing him in stantly. ... An old man named Knle-ht. ntHenrv. ville. Clark last week, took a musket, went out be- nina tne nouse, put the muzzle in his mouth, and pulled the trigger with his toe, blowing off" his head. Bad health was the cause. An elderlv ljilv immwl Mm-ivin j . ..viivil t no found dead in her room at thH realrlonoa of Colonel Jack, a well-known lawyer of Brooklyn, There were some eleven persons in rne bouse, all of whom were prostrated from the eft'ects, as is sup posed, (.of coal gas from a defective heater. . A serious rail war accident nee nrr oil on March 22d, to Allen Harting, a well to do and highlv resneeted clrWen r Green township. Summit While he was driving borne from Al-ran In company with his son, a lad about sixteen years of age. As they approach ed the crossing of the Atlantic and Great Western railway, near McCoy's farm, the team became frightened at the whistle of an approaching train, and, becoming unmanageable, ran before the engine, and the horses and hoy were In stantly killed. Mr. Harting was very seriously injured. Policeman Starkoy attempted to ar rest, at Nashville, Tenn., on March 30. Howell Smith, a notorious desperado, for disorderly conduct. Smith resell tori and shot Starkey through the neck, in flicting a mortal wound. Smith ran, and, meeting Jordan McGowan, a col ored man, on horseback, demanded his horse. Jordan demurred, but a shot made him dismount. Smith mounted his horse and rode otT, pursued by several ! policemen, home miles from the citv the hor3e was abandoned, and the fugi tive's flight continued on foot. Starkev cannot Jong survive. Fatal Accident. Wm. Ballad, a farm laborer employed by Mr. William i Campbell, who resides on the Lyman Woltord place, near Cuyahoga Falls. wag .killed Thursday while at work in the woods. A log 24 feet long, and about 30 inches in diameter, was beltig pre pared for loading, whep hy some acci dent it fell upo.11 the unfortunate man, nterany crushing inm into the earth. Ballad came from Pennsylvania, a few months ago: was about 35 years of ace. and although of somewhat dissolute habits, proved an industrious hand. His parents reside iu Rochester, X. Y. In a Boston hoardiug house, March 31st, the wife of Thomas Williams, me chanic, whom she had labored to support and nurse during a long and .incurable illness, died in his presence from an over dose of laudanum takeii to oniefc her nerves and procure rest. The husband was unable to render aid or call for as sistance, and expired himself next dav. 11.. -orsii: 1 . 1 . 1 -" 11 iiiiniu: n ,sam u nave niarrieu against the cuii-nt of her. parents, wealthy residents of Newport, who cast her off, but while both were dying, a let ter came onering rne assistance too long withheld. The bodies were taken to Newport for burial. A terribie accident occurred at the Lackawanna breaker, Carbondale, Pa., April 1st, The trestle work of the coal breaker, one hundred feet high, broke down, carrying with It a number of men and boys who were at work on it at the time. The crushed and broken tim bers from some cause almost immedi ately caught fire, and it was with the greatest difficulty that the breaker was saved from destruction. Two men named John Clark and Dwlght Moses, and a boy named William Palmer, are ratally inivtrad. It Is believed, but not known, that several boys perished in the flames. The breaking of the tres tle was caused by a furious gale. A miner named Kosser was almost in stantly killed in a mine at the same place by the fall of coal. On Wednesday. March SSth. In Mc- Crucken county. Kentucky, four men named Bud Jackson, Billy Coe, K. P. weamenora ana james Vaughn, went to the house of a peaceable and respecta ble farmer named Shelto, forced him to swallow an opiate and left him in the yard, while the four entered the house and attacked Shelto's wife aud daugh ter, the latter aged fifteen years. The women resisted and were knocked down with the butts of pistols. The daughter was KnocKea down- three times and finally both were tied down and rav ished by the villians repeatedly during tne nignt. Jackson and ( oe have been captured and lodged ip jail at Clinton, and the rest probably w ill sobn be ta ken, as the exasperated neighbors arc prosecuting vigorous search for them The particulars of the homicide at Middlebury, on Thursday, are, as near as they can be learned, as follows: Hugh, John and Michael McGarv. three brothers, were passing along the street, when a dog belonging to George A. Bar ber attacked John. Barber came out, and some words passed between them. On Thursday morning the parties met at tne blacksmith shop ot Thomas . Hunt. Barber had just brought a wagon there which he had just been painting, wnen tne inrce brothers appeared upon tne scene. Mike, who appears to have been the spokesman of the party, ap proached mid made some remarks about the previous trouble. Barber made some reply to the effect that lie did noi want to fight, at the &am time backing into the hop, 'llie brothers followed, Mike in advance, until they reached the rear of the shop. Here Barber made a stand, aud pointing a revolver, which lie hud iu his band, at the latter, told him not to touch him, or he Barber would snoot mm. jicuarv seemed to pay no attention to the warning, but continued to advance until .withtu a few feet of Barber, when, as the bystanders allege, he attmpted to seize the latter by the shoulder. Almost simultaneously the revolver was discharged, and -McGarv turned ami reeled toward tho door, vom iting blood. He reached the street and fell dead, the ball having penetrated hi left breast, between the second and third ribs, about an inch truin the center of the sternum, entering the lobe of the left lung near the anterior border, pas sing through the curve of the aorta, an inch ami a half from where it leaves the left ventricle, passing Hi rough the wind pipe, striking the third rib, and passing by the second and third libs on tho right side of the body, two inches front the spinal column, and lodging uuder the ru(Hi scapuw, v lime me outlet w as foun,d (Wid extracted. Barber at once gave himself into custody, aud was eou fined iu Jail. A coroner's jury was sum moned, and brought in a verdict that McGary cume to Ids death from the ef- "w ui piDioi-Miia ureu oj vieoritv j?. Itarber. MELANGE, Motto for Eri All is not Gould that glitters." , ...... , Is "borrowed trouble'! similar in ita nature to sigh-lentjgrief? A number of colonizers are on their way from London to beau bells in Vir ginia. Mr. Bergh thinks that the practice of wool-clipping in the autumn is shear cruelty. , . The Mayor of Brooklvn has decreed that no dogs shall be. in de lanes without muzzlin'. Widow Fav of Oregon, has set un a ci gar manufactory, and her weeds are said to be the best in the State. . . Askewrionsas it may seem, a Geoigia family named Askew are looking "every which way " for a lost child. According to the Chicago Post Tweed w'.ll go to Saturn -when he dies, so that he can join one of the rings.' - . . . In the orthoepy of many pulpits "vir tues and verjuice have the same sound and very nearly the same sense. An Illinois clergyman has petitioned. for a reduction of his salarv. and his friends propose to place him in an insane asylum.; . 1' - Our respect for Turkey is greater than ver. . Recently an official in Constanti nople was hanged for embezzling publio moiiey. A tax of six francs a year Is to be levied on Parisian cats, which 'will thus be more in the specie feeline than ever before. . . . In . Iowa they now. got "maple svrnn from black walnut trees." and ft is said - to be much hette than that obtained from the maples. - The Savannah JVete has received for publication a touching "Ronnit to - a Violett," in the courseof which 'zenhvr' is made to rhyme with 'heifer." A grocer recently bad a pound of su gar returned, with a note that It-contained too much sand for table use, and not enough for building purposes. -1 - A hotel in Graps street, Syracuse, be fore which there is a large watering trough, has a sign bearing the sugges tive words :- "Milkmen's Retreat." A patriotic citizen boasts that "no peo ple on earth can excel the - Americans in the manly art of sitting on a bench and . ateiung eigbtecu men play base ball." Rhode Island paper is criticised for reporting Providence as "enjoying" two fires last Sunday. It doubtless alluded the nre-enjoiue companies of the tOWU..' t ... An Indiana maiden, suing for breach of promise, ban put in evidence, not only tne letters ot the tuithiess one, but also ler own, to Bhow the depth - of united affection. -i - . .. The woniau -who is "wcrth her weight in gold" Un't'such a great match after. all. The average feminine avoirdupois would only balance about $30,000 in tho precious metal. - ' ' A young legal ladv in Ohio applied for a coin mission -as notary public, but the tJovernor responded that not-ary public function of the sort could law fully be performed by a female. A young woman in Wisconsin recent ly drowned herself on the score of several score warts which she couldn't get rid of iu any other way. This may be called carrying the warter cure to an extreme. The hint given by American distillers ho send native whiskey to France to be returned as foreign brandy, has been followed by English Brninmagemllies, who are shipping large invoices of paste Airican diamond regions. r ., A patriotic matron of Maine bas done her utmost to remove the reproach of 1 ew England by giving birth to three bouncing boys, and the admiring resi dents iu her vicinity have made up. a, purse to rewaid her herculean labor. A resuscitated Kansas horse thief des-. cribes hanging as "rather pleasant than otherwise." After the first spasmodic trugglc for breath a "delightful tickling sensation ' pervades the whole frame. and consciousness Is lost very gradual ly. A Western switch-tender, caught nap ping at his post, excuses himself by re marking that the safety of a railway- greatly depends on the soundness of iut . sleejiers ; but the local jailor retorts that such sleepers are ooly safe when they are bolted in. Moi-mauism is reported to be gaining converts amopg the coal-miners at Scran- ton, Pennsylvania, uney've so mucu monotony in their married life that they naturally wearv or paying tneir bom to one woman, and seek for a religion that will rewive them. A story is told of a youthful member J of the bar at St. Albans, who plunged into a glowing exordium tn presenting' bis case, in which he declared that when we look back upon the untrodden paths of the future, we behold the foot prints ot aii Aimignty nana." ' Iu speaking of the hnmor of the Scotch people, Sidney Smith said to Robert Chambers : "Oh, by all means, you are immensely funny people, but you need a little operating upon to let the fun out. 1 know 110 instrument so enectuai xor fhe purpose as a cork-screw." . . A gentleman in the vicinity of Phila delphia recently lost his wife, and a voung miss of six, who came te the funeral, said to his little daughter of about the same age; "Your pa will mar ry again, won't ner-- "jn, yes v was the reply ; "but not until after the funeral.". . ' Mrs. Mvr.i Guinea is again Iitisatinsr her claim to the City of New Orleans, ret using to give' o'er liens which at least ten able lawyers have declared not tenable. It is confidently believed by the parties of the second that the gains, for which she rages will turn out to be myrage; t". ninny eye. A ladv of Snrlnzfield, 111., bids fair to conplicate Saint Peter's marriage- statis tics worse than the hypothetical widow of the. Sadducco's parable. She has had seven husbauds already,' and is still oung euongh to hope, with anything ike ordin.irv lnck,to double the number. The question ns to whose wife of tbeui she is to lie hereafter may not, however. be so perplexing, tor it is matter 01 histo ry that only one man ever went to heaven from Illinois, and he was re fused admission because Saint Peter couldn't be persuaded that there sk any such place 011 the map. The Rev. lr. Patterson has drawn much obloquy upon his devoted head by expressing the opinion that the Holy Spirit s recorded command to woman to. keep silent in the churches is susceuta- bie ol only one interpretation. 111s brother Beechcr could easily show him a trick worth two of that. For Instance, the prohibition in question, expressly -mentioning chbrches hi the plural, suay lie construed to mean merely that a wo man must not speak iu two or more churches at the same time, without any applicability to Mr. Talmndge'a pulpit which is a very singular one. ... .... Seen A sow-mill. A hwta-saw ia rrnU UK- tiou. Kuter Suffering Soul. Sck-FKKiNQ Sovl Sing on,Osaw! O saw, on! SAir.-Whlr-r-r-el e! e! Bua-a-a-al ehiasMW t Scv. Soi L saw, Uiy dulcet uug oath power to soothe . . . - The Inward troubles l a tnrtnmlmiad; For memory of a ilisnpuoinled lovo Was ncveryet with ear-ache dire combined, . 'ov,oire again, thy screeching trcldo raise. II igh o'er tnv busy brethren's duller claug. . Saw Wah-ah-w-owrow-lajr! ayi ay I m-i-! cawr-wliaagj Scr. Sort. Thanks! A tor thoa art most gloxkHia com for ' When sorrow weighs our 4irHa dow a like - lead: For none need suffer with a breaking heart When thou rt nar to split his aching head. - Sing one uTO strain,! know 'twill he the last I'll aak o( lb.ee mv dead march to the tumbl Saw (con spirito)--Whe-e-e-c---er-r-r-rr . rwhool 00! 00 1 opp-opp-eppl aooal tttnf. hotd throws biautU'ea Ms taw a4 wlcs!) .