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A brief pau; , p Tnen Basil ., , ,., '" Watch still, O bcavr eyes, , A littlo longer must yc vigil keep; And loj your lid shall close at moraine's rise In deep. . .... , Throb vet. O achinz heart. ' " ' 11 pulse the flag'ginsc current without cease -A ben you a few hours more nave piayeu your part . , C'ouies Peace I . , ' Bear up then, weary soul! Short Is the path remaining to be trod Lav down, the fleshy shroud aud touch the goal .Then God! i -.- . Under the trees that afternoon. Across the meadows and down the lane. Sloped the sun to the west full soon, -Never a shadow uor cloud of pain : lo youevec think of itnowV . How ftffk the breeze from off the sea. Bending the bluebells before our foet, Unarlng perfume from hill to lea! UlU'v. it seewed never so sweet: j Ho you ever think of it now WhatdIdwosaj-7 lean not tell ' Trne love ht yerv silent sometimes; ' But vonrwords I remember well . i When wo parted there beneaiutbe limes: Do yon ever think of them now?" Only a year ago to day. Yes, only a yearago; and yet The golden light h passed away, Thusummur sun has forever set: Do yon ever think of it now f Dead Is the past, and evermore Dead is the love you whispered that day ; , Dead, alas! are the hopes I bore; Dead is my life; yet I only pray That yon may not think of it now. OM,f A KISS. BY WACRNLAl'F. 1 Only a kiss a trifle slight f list eager lips one moment blent, Two faces lit with kindly light, One thrill across two pulses sent. Strangers so few bright, short hours past! Strangers to-morrow, as before? Ah, not where'er our fate be cast, I hold thee, love, forevermore. How small a thlugean change the day! Can wake despondence from its gloom. Crimson to life its sullen gray. And bid our soul-lioweia blush and bloom. You've touched my brow with festal wine, ' With honor proud as crowned kings: . The lips that once were pressed to thi no Axe sacred from all meaner things. Others shall know what I but gns. And kocpthejoy i fnaich to-day; Hut memory guard titd one caress For, mine', mine only, mine for aye. When souls have touched in Up tlmfc meet; They part not sullen, sad and cold; St ill clings an influence subtly sweet. One touch that fuses dross to gold Count it not lost, nor lavish waste. The littlu pearl you careless spend; Uleanis not the cup we only taste'- , Must joy delay till lovo's at end? Safe in my heart my Jewel lies, Uolio find tvpe my sum of bliss, st , , Near ibee or far, I keep thy pi-iif, Tliv lli-t perchance the only kiss. nv TAI-ISTIA-N. BV nOWAIlDOI.YSBOS. You took mv hand in your two dear hands Oh! but the night was a perfect night, A sort of enchanted festival Of music and llowers uad light ! Yon took mv band, and I was conleut, But I did not knew what your petting meant Till I saw the ring ou my linger. But the secret was out when I saw my baud Wenever minded the night nt all It was only a littlo ring, you know. But precious, Itseumei lor all; Sopreoious I've kissed it athotisand times. And thought It deserved a thousand rhymes. And so does your love for me. Love ! And my hand? Why, it seemed such a different hand: It didn't look like my hand at all; My eyes kept seeking it all the time 'Twas all the work of that wonderful ring I'tvae n nrii.liwa ami tjLilmmii thiltir . i cunniug anu wmte mm imitii Did I thank you with eyes or with lip?. Love? Now thai, you know, fot wo sat in the glare Oh! the night was a perfect night,! But I sat still In a trustful calm, Wrapped in a deep delight, Nestliug warm and close to your side, looking up at you with a pleased pride, And my heart was as blithe as ajoy-bell, I looked un at vou and down at the rinir. And 1 blessed the night in my thankful heart You were so nouie anu goou anu grauu, ; And we were no inore apart! j -v V Ah! how happy,yon mademe. Love? As happv as aiiy brooding dove; I could doubt you no more forever ! Many a night I've gone to sleep Caressing the hand that wears your ring: t For 'ti ever teme new delight -.. A sacred ami lovely thing! 'Tis long since I looked upon your face;. I hunger and faint for its teniier grace; The smile wastes off from my own, l-ove. "Kven this, too, shall pass away!" Was graven onceon a mooarch's ring; But mine shall outwear my life, you know, By my sick heart's fluttering. But all the while that it slimmer grows, And my cheek gets whiter, that once was rose. You grow dearer tome, Love! r - - I.ove shall endure, though the ring may wear; I wait while the days and years go by; Davs aud years are the same to ine lam vours iiuttl I die!, j . V i . If I never look mtoyonr eyes again If Prayer, and Patience, and Pain are vain They shall bury my ring with me. Love! Tke Test of the Heirs; OTt- Til Sccretsi of Unndolpli Abbey, BY TIIE AtTUOR Of "The Wrecker's Daughter "The Detect ive' Story, " i. he -Uuid or .-vrltne, fc, etc. CUAPTKIl XVII. ., ..rySET me tell vou, mother, that r5 mfwl iifw mufti, ne aome- Vfco thin" sunerlatlve Indeed before I can be induced to forgive such a piece of imprudence as yon committed in writing to me last night. It nearly nr. a discovery, for had I not diver ted Sir Michael's attention from your Timrkable penmanship, he was quite capable of questioning the servants nrmiir. the letter, and then we should i.0,.oiinfl a nrettv busness, as I suppose vou hrnnolit it voursclf." . And with ihis enmnwhat ungracious greeting, Ga- v,iipl niino-himself down upon tlie best hnii- in hia mother's cottafre. "And these are my thanks for walking thrnnch the cold and darkness'"' to the hhoi- vou unsrratpful cliild. after wait ine nil ilav for vou beside. I wish with alftny heart my interests were not so ut terly mixed P wmi yours, ana i snotiiu lonvp von fast enousli to fight your own battles, sir, and see what sort of a plight vou would be in then." ' "f ome. mother, don't he angry," said Gabriel Jwho knew it was highly impol itic to 'irritate this valuable auxiliary. "I have no doubt you had good reasons for what ypii did, only you win impossible for me not to be nervous about the success of this deep game we are plaving. It is such a subtle, delicate business, that, the slightest carelessness night ruin us for life and surely you ?an write better than that." "Xotl indeed! Your father was for educating me during the first few months after our marriage, but ho tired both of the lesson and the pupil before the year wa3 out," she said with a bitter laugh, "anil you know he took French leave one morning, and I never saw him from that day to the hour of his death. So I had little time for schooling, you sec." "But this news.what is it ?" exclaimed Gabriel, "I can't stand suspense." "Xor is there any time to lose," said i.t "....iu.v "You must be up and doing, lir.,' t',r we have sot sitch a x-hanee us I never hoped to see. If you profit ir ;t i iAwfU- vounmvput a stop to Aletheia's connection with Sydney last enough, now, or I am much mistaken, uv, lnii't mean it!" exclaimed Ga briel, starting up, his eves glittering with the sudden hope that Hashed i"U them. "Oil, mother, speak! speak quickly tell me all!" and drawing a chair close to her, he placed his elbows on the table, that he might lean h .s h ad on them, and gazed Into her face with the most extreme eagerness. "That I will, my child. It docs my heart eo3d to think of the pleasure I am going to give. You shall hear all in. two A VOLUME I. words. You must know X have always made m practice of going to watch Rich ard Sydney on the days when be goea to the Abbey, just because I thought it well to be always en the alert, in case I might glean tome casual information some day aud the event has proven how wise I was in thin. What do you think hap pened yesterday? .' I never was so much amazed in my life! Alter having seen htm pass the gate of the aveuue, on his way to visit Aletheia, I went to lie in wait for him in the meadow lands there, near the boundary, where I knew I could watch him almost all the way to Sydney Court. Well, there I was, wandering among the brushwood, when I saw Sir. Sydney riding along the path, sure enough, and who do you think was witii him?7' "Not Aletheia ?" exclaimed Gabriel. "No, indeedsomething better than that neither more nor less than Miss Lilias Randolph !"-.', "Lilia Lilias and Richard Sidney! Impossible, mother, you must be mista ken. I know she has never seen him, and does not eveu know his name. It cannot be it is impossible !" . 'It is not only possible,' but by no means improbable as you would think. I was as much confouuded as you at first but I found out all about it in the course of the evening. ' You know Syd ney went over to Ireland some time since, to s!e bU wretched sister, who is in confinement there, and it so happened that he cante . back in the same vessel that brought our Lilias. This I learned from the servants, and I don't suppose that he had ever seeu, her till yesterday, when they seemed to have met by acci dent. But if she did not know bis name on board the ship, nor yet the name of Aletheia's visitor, oi course sne woum never suspect them of being- identical." Well, you are rignt tins explains their meeting. . But how is it to profit mt in anr wav? Where is the trood news 1 von tiromisedme?" "Patience ! I have not told you nearly all yet, and I declare I think you are half asleep this morning Gabriel, not to have an inkling of my plan already. What do yon suppose were the last words 1 had the satistactiou or nearing tnera say to one another before they parted? Nothing less than an appointment for a clandestine meeting some morning next week, in the woods, at the dawn of day! There what do you think of that i" she said in a triumphant voice. How extraordinary ; wnat can it it. mean ? are you sure you heard correctly j mother?" Whv. child. I was was as close to them almosUis I am to you. When I saw them together, I was determined to near wnat thev were talking about, so I went on, and crouched among the hushes, just where the Svdncv estate marches with the Abliey- land,, as I thought thev were liROiv to part mere. auu so tuey uiu. ' ... . . . , I rVna I JUSt ncara tne last worns, oy gooa I luck." i But, mother, I can tell you, if you .are huildiiif vour hones on anv sort of I an attachment between Lilias and Syd ney, you are utterly mistaken. The silly, romantic child has given herself, heart and soul, to Hubert Lyle.. She has carried her generous lolly lor gen erous it certainly is to an incredible extent." "And who told you I had any idea of the kind,you tiresome boy ? Havo you not sense enough to see tnat it does not mat ter iu the least whether there is any at tachment between those two, provided Aletheia Randolph is made to believe that there is ? I tell vou the day is ours. Ifclio raubl lm npransulod that Svdnev lias once given his heart's love to Lilias, and is only deterred by his connection with nerseirirom tnrowing nis resolu tion to the winds, like his father before him, and making himself happy in a marriaare with his cousin. . I know her well enonsrh to feel certain that the bare idea of her beinz an obstacle to his hap piness, even though she would not np- nrnvp nf his hrmtkinsr his VOW. would be nnnirh tn maV hvr hide herself in the 1 rartherest corner ot ine eann, out i ins i sight. You may depend upon it, she i u-niiM nAver sop him .train, and there's I an old saying. Gabriel, that many a heart U ennvht in the rebound." I "Oh. mother, it is a fine scheme.If only it could be accomplkHed, ; But I confess T don't, m how we are ever to deceive Aiorhpia to this extent." ' I - - " " I Not so difficult as von fancy. Re- member she listens to everv word I say, wards his home, a proud, exulting man and knows of no motive I could possibly but he little dreams that this day's tin- have for beguiling her. It Is easy to assert, . which is likely enough that Svdnev had known Lilias, long since, In Ireland, ana Aietneia wouia nnuer-1 afanri fast onnnerli. that If he had fancied I aha hpraplf was the last ner son he would ever have spoken to of her, Besides. Gabriel. If I am not muen mis taken, there is somethlne working just now between svunev ana Aietneia wnicu wmilrl ronflei it. hv no mMna so difficult iv lari v,r tn iwdiovn tliat he had ceased tn lorn bar. PoRsihlv. indeed, this mav ponllv ha t.lm nnne. nut at all events 1 lmvfi cnt.hRred. from the incessant aues-1 '. sh nak-. m is tn his temner and .lis.sirinn in former rimes that he has crown fierce, harsh and stern with her oi late." ,i "So far that Ullies with the hornole scene which took ulace the last time he was at the Abbey, when I heard her actually besrsrlnsr mercy from him," said Gabriel, shuddering at tnc recollection, Well, now then vou understand my scheme. Let me but have her here one hour to myself, and I'll tell her glad and tYee over tne spreauiug jana such a plausable tale of his mad love for I scape, while her thoughts roamed far- bilias, ana now I mvc nearu iv au uoui his confidential servant and of some obstacle which alone prevents hi hap- py marriage, and which tney oeneve to be a former attachment now grown hateful, and trust me, if I can prevent her throwing herseit into tne river to oe out of his way the sooner, i win soon persuade her that the marriage 01 this former ladv-love of his, is the only way by which he can be made free and hap- py and then. Mr. uaonei, it seems to 1 - .. l , . . me that you have nothing to do but to present vourseli and she is yours. "Mother, mother, what a vision of de- lisrht vou have opened out betore me How shall I ever be able to endure the reaction if the scheme fails 1 Yet it docs seem plausible, at least it is well worth the chance, for the mere possibility of uii,ir.oc u'H4 not, too denrlv nnrehased bv nnvrfsrt. But Aletheia will rentiire sonic proof, mother. She will never met fiwnv hr faitii iii this man on vour bare statement." ' "Why, Gabriel, you have lost your thUmnrnincr I think. Don't vou sue that my whole plot hangs ou the one t:nt tti.'lt I 11 A V h. rtllfll an mcontrovei tihln nrnnf to oftVr her. iii the secret in terview which is to take place between Lilias and Sydney f 1 will give my own coloring to the "meeting, and she shall ro hpriiHlf io sop them roirether. If thev arc only halt as lrieuaiy as tney were when 1 saw them separate," she eon- tinned with a loud laugh, "there Is little fpar but that her jealous heart will think them full of tenderness to one another. And tiiev looked doleful enough that day. I am sure, to have persuaded any one mat tney were in despair." "But how" will you Induce her to go?" said Gabriel, anxiously, "Aletheia will never play the cave-dropper." "She need not go near enough to hear what thev say. in lact, the whole plan would fall to the ground If I were not certain she is too fastidious to do so. But if you consider that her object in ascer taining whether he really does love an other than herself, will be solely to make him happv by freeing him of her own claims upon him, you .may trust the wonan's Jove, and the woman's agony, for seizins the only means she has of learuluir the truth." Gradually, as his mother spoke, the expression of Indescribable triumph deeriened in the deep, blue eyes of Gar liriel. until thev assumed something the fierce uxultation of a tiger, when his prey seems already within his grasp, He rose up FAMILY PAPJEIl, DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, "Hotber," he said, . extending his hand to her, "it is a rare plan, ably con ceived, and easily to be executed. If only you sucx-eed if only you gain me Aletheia and the Abbey you shall reign there as a very queen yourself, and there is nothing you can ask I will not grant." "I take you at your word, child," ex claimed his mother, eager to swallow the bait he thus held out to her, "I hind you to your promise, mind, for the day is not far distant when I shall claim it of you.' "Tell me quickly, then, what is the first step you mean to take in this affair, and let me be gone, for I would not on any account, have it known at the Ab bey, that I was out at this time, to-day." "Why, my course is plain. The day before tliat fixed for Sydney's meeting with Lilias, I send to Aletheia to tell her I am ill, and wish to see her.. She promised to come to me on a momeut's notice, any time, if this was th case. Then, she receiving my instructions" the woman's expression grew hideous in its malice as she said this "next morn ing goes to give her last look on Richard Sydney, till you take her to visit him as Mrs. Gabriel Randolph," and she laugh ed scornfully, - "Mother, this is no matter for jesting" said Gabriel with considerable stern ness, fori his feeliugs, however unbrid led, werfc too deep for this heartless levity. "But why so late? AVhy not see her often, and poison her mind by degrees?" "Because I must not leave her time to have it in her power to communicate with cither Sydney or Lilias, and I am not sure of tsreatures lik: her, who make what they call a duty of scrupu lous truth. No, uo, sir, I know what I am about." : "I believe you do," said Gabriel, with a smile which few would have loved to look upon. "I think I mar, indeed, safely trust vou. Well, you know your reward," and, wringing her hand he sprang from the cottage, and took his wav to tiie ADDev. With what a proud, quick step he breasted the hill as he left the valley. Bis heart was beating wild and high with the most ungovernable triumph. She should be hi. lie would win her yet. lie would drag her out of the grasp of that man whom he hated, and whom he felt she so passionately loved, that 6he would have been content to have lain beneath his feet, had lie so willed And had he no thought for her, in the miust. vi tuis ueep exultation : lur iter, in whose very heart he was about to plunge so cruel a knife, by his base machinations. He may lay the flatter ing unctine to his soul, that already she is wretched that she never can be the wife of him she so vainly chorishes. But what after all does he know of her ex- iswhw ,o iu uho , ium c 3 2.. J 1 1 i 1 1 oyuney is uean-r iu jut man ui air sue breathes more to be desired ot iter than the light ot day and sought lor ny her, rather a3 rest in weariness, or freedom in captivity. r release in torment uuu that lie is beloved by her. yes, beloved with a cliuetujr faitluulness, a hound. less depth of pure devotion, which has no name in human words, and rarely, indeed, a place in human, hearts. lie knows this and he knows naught else concerning her, and yet he is about to seize upon her life with his - ruthless hands, that he may mould it to his will, and in so doing wring from it all hopes, all jov, all peace, and crush it haply, into the very dust of death. For it is thus that in the world many murder arc committed without bloodshed : It is an awful thinsr to think what power one human being may have over another in this mortal uic, aim it is no less a deadly crime to use that power, ex cept by some undoubted solemn duty i .l. f -1 i : nr we can Know iiotiiin oi uiumt iivcr with which we tamper, even if we have cone hand in hand with them from in fancy. We may sit at the same board, and slumber onthe seir-same pinow,witn those we call our friends, and yet are tucy uijskjuc, w ua oiusugo ui action are Deyond our ken wnose joys and sunerinss may never rise unto me surface to tell us of their Inward histo- rtes. cut uaunei iwitoi nutiuniciu this power, for ne naainacea nomougnt for her except as the prize ne coveted, which must and should be his, though he purchased ner xinto mmseii wim ner . nit-i own neart's agony, so ne strode on re goaiy triumpn snau nave a aecp revenge at that hour yet to come, when it shall seem to him in the madness of his vain remuise, uim net nucu unuu.? anu cold, white lips. Invoke a curse upon him for his treacherous deed ana lor his cruel, destructive love. CHAPTER XVIII A fresh, bright dawn, the lovliest hour of an English summer, was rousing slumberiuff life in woods and fields, ani d painting the heavens and the earth iu 1 toe aorgeous nues oi uie sunrise Beautiful it was to see first blush of I dav mountinfr over the distaut hills I kissinff them with a faint crimson, and I the first smile shooting, in one bright boam,throughthe sky, while it litnpthe lairiace oi nature wim a spanning iigiit. Lilias Randolph stood on the flight of steps which led from the Abbey to the park and looked down on the joyous ' scene. She seemed herself a very tj-pe of the morning, with her 6unny eyes and golden hair, and her gaze wandered ij iuo .. ..0..., the sunlit fields of fancy. It was the day aud the hour when she i was u go aim uirai- ciim cy unci u order to have, at length, a full revelation j f his mysterious connection with his i ouui. anv mkh ni iiiiHuiit,n m wremu wni. I wnom sne ieit, so aeep an liueresi y es, so entirely one thought and one feeling j alone gaining empire over her spirit, that i eveu nien, um u, , I .1 1. 1 nn .I,... .1. n .-I -: .x.. r. n.l.K LUeV 11(1' t 111 DllillC llli I "11.11 which her heart was busy. The week that had intervened since last she had spoken with Sydney, had been the briehtest of her life, and memory was retracing now those golden hours, not with the bitter, mourniiu longing with which we look back on joys that shall return no more, but with the deep de- lhrht that derives its great value from I the sure hope of a speedy renewal of the same eniovnient, Manv hours of each day had been speut with Hubert Lyle and his mother, hours in which ho had taken delight in opening to her young mind the treasures - I OI anowielixe which ne uau amurreu - 1 from the master minds of almost every age and clime. He had begun to make ner acquainted lor uie nrst unto wim mo literature of other conntries, and there was to hor an exquisite enjoyment in hearing him, first read the glowing poems she loved so well, In their soft foreign tongue and men ciotue inoni in his own words, that she might under stand their bcanty. One pleasure only was greater than this, to kneel at ins side with folded hands that would have sought to hush the very beating of her heart if possible, while he sunjr to hor the holv strains that first had bound her soul to his, and she, tiie while, loved to picture to hersell how beautiful his fair spirit would be some day in Heaven, thoueh now hold captive in its unsightly prison. And already to her partial eves it seemed as tuotign tne beauty oi in inward purity, and goodness, had glori- lied the poor detormcu irauie. Sweet, then, it was to her to retrace those moments of calm enjoyment, and when her old nurse apiearcd, for whom she bad been wait ing, It was with an el fort that she recalled her spirit from its flight upon the wings of hope, Into the fnture 01 her orisrtit imagination, in or der to proceed on the mission of charity of which had called her forth at that early hour. That it wis iu truth a work charity, she was deeply convinced, for Aletheia had appeared, if possible, still EENO PAESTESVIIXE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1872. more utterly depressed since the last in terview she had had with Sydney, and Lilian had found it in vain to attempt any additional communication with her, as she had withdrawn herself entirely from the society of her relatives, ex cepting at the stated periods when she was compelled by her uncle to be with them .uid then site maintained an im penetrable siliMice. . So soon, therefore, as Lilias came within sight of .Richard Sydney, who had arrived first at the place of rendez- vous,she resolutely banished the thoughts that were so absorbing to her own glad heart, and set herself seriously to give her entire attention to the work now before her, 'if, haply, it might be given her, iu some degree, to minister unto their greivous misery. And -truly her first glance upon the face of the man who stood there, with nis eves nxed on the path which was to bring her aud her hoped-for succor near to him would have suniced to have driven all Ideas from her mind, save the one conviction, that in that alone she had acquired a deeper knowledge of suffering thau her own past life, in all its details had ever afforded her. Sydney heard her step long before she ttelieved it possible, and, bounding towards ner, ne sie?ea ner hand with a grasp which was almost convnlsive. He drew her aside to some little distance from her nurse, who sat down on a bank to wait for them. Aletheia ?" he said, in a voice hoarse from emotion, and site understood the quest ion he would ask in the one word, by the restless, gnawing anxiety that gleamed witii latent fire from his eves. I fear he is even more wretched thaa before your visit," said Lilias, very gently, yet firmly for she felt she dared" not tamper with his great agony by seeluug to conceal aught of tne truth. w natever be ner auguisu, it seems to have deepened since that event, and I have looked forward to this hour with ucreasing impatience, in the hope that, by any means, we may be able to devise some alleviation to her suffering. Other wise I tremble indeed I tremble lest her strength fail her altogether in the struggle." . - l Knew you wouiu leu me uns, . ue said, with a mournful bitterness, "I knew I should hear how ably I had per formed my own hatetul task. U ! why is so noble a me to oe wrecked lor me? But I have worn to contain my self to be to-day calm and self-posses sed, as it it were not tne question oi my j life and death that is at issue, for most surely worse far worse and bitterer thau death it is to me, to see my Aletheia dying thus beneath my own I cruel hamd ! Miss Randolph, I have felt , n uronofinnr m-i.Qolf fro thiA inturviAW that it will F utterly impossible for me to enter into all the minute details of our wretched history, as I designed at first. must, ue as onei as may oe eonsjsuuu with the one object I have in view, which is to give von a complete tinder- standing of our position. .For," he ad ded smiling sadly, "although I seem to you, no doubt, a man of stern aspect and powerful strength, I yet am not strong enough to undergo the pain of living, over again, the lcariui probation of the last few years. I could not act again, as it were, that deep tragedy of our miserable lives, and trace its curse from the first delusive brightness which beguiled us both through all the deep ening shades of gloom, to the dark and hopeless night that is around us now, like the very shroud of death itself. Forgive me, then, if I seem abrupt and unconnected only tell me if at any time, you tlo not fully understand me, and may the hope, dim and faint as it is, ol brightmng, even yet the precious life, give me nerve for this most bitter task. We shall be quiet here," he con tinued, drawing her beneath the shade of a spreading tree, and seating him self at her side. Lilias bent down her head that she might not seem to note the workings of his countenance, as he laid bare before her the most hidden springs of his soul, aud he began " I was born heir to a curse. Centu ries ago an ancestor of mine murdered a woman he once had loyed, because his neglect had driven her mad, and that in her ravings she revealed his many crimes. W ith her dying breath she in voked the curse of insanity on him and his house lorevcr, and the cry or her de parting soul was heard. There has not been a generation in our lamilv since that hour which has not had its shriek ing maniac to echo in our ears the mur dered woman s scream, oome tnere have been among the Sydney s of pecu liar constitution, as it would seem, who have not actually been visited with the malady, but they have ' never failed to transmit it to their children. Of such am I, while my father died a suicide bv his own senseless act, aud his only other child beside myself, my sister, wears her coronet of straw in the Dub lin Asylum, aud calls herself a queen, " It would appal you to hear the fear ful calamities which each succeeding family has undergone through this aw ful curse. At last, as the catalogue of tragic events grew darker aud darker, It became a solemn matter of discussion to our unhappy race, whether it were not au absolute duty that trie members oi a house so doomed, should cease at last to propagate the curse, and by a resolute abandonment ot ail eartniy ties, cause our name aud misery to perish from the earth. The necessity for this righteous sacrifice was admitted, out the lesoiu tion in each separate individual to be come tbe destined holocoast, has hither to torever tailed betore the power ol the mighty human love that lured them ever to its pure resistless joys. It was so with my father like myself he was an only son, and, in the ardor or a gen erous youth, he vowed to be the offering needful, to still.thecry ot that innocent blood for vengeance, but the sweet face of my mother come between him and his holy vow. - He married her, and the punishment came down with fearful weight on both, when ner tona Heart broke at sight ot the gnastiy corjise, Then it was she knew the retribution in their case had been just. And on her dying bed, with the yet unclosed coffin oi her nusoana py ner side, sne mane me vow upon the holy cross that I, my sell, would be the sacrifice that never would 1 take a wife unto my heart or home, and that never, from my life should any helpless being inherit exist ence with a curse. That vow I took, that vow I kept, and that vow I will keep though Aletheia, beloved of my heart aud soul, deareT than all beneath the skies, were to lay herself down beneath my very feet to die. Oli! shall we not rest In'heaven?" He bowed his head for a moment, and his frame shook with emotion, but driv ing back the tide of anguish, he went on. " After my mother's death and my sister's removal, she had been Insane al most Irom childhood, 1 shut myself up entire v at Sydney court and gave wav to a species oi morma mciancnoiy which was thought to be fearfully dangerous for one in my position. I had friends, however, and .the best and truest was Colonel Randolph, my Aletheia's father, the early companion of my own poor helpless parent, lie was resolved to save me irom tr.e miserable condition in which I then was. lie came to me and tpld me, with all the authority of his long friendship, that I must go with him to the JI , where he had been ap pointed Uoyernor. ne said it was a crime to waste a lilts, which, though nil blessed tiylhumun ties might be made most useful to my fellow creatures, had studied much tu brighter days, and given tot he wortd the lmitsot my labors, These had not passed unheeded. He told mo they had proved that, talents had been committed to ine, whereby I might be a benefactor to mv race, all the more that no self endearments of domestic joys would wean my thoughts from sterner duties. 1 was to go with him. '' He in sisted It would be a benefit to myself, and of HI would injure none. His family consis ted of his own daughter, his preeious, bcloyed Aletheia, for he doted on her with more than Uie ordinary love of a father. She knew my history, and would be to me a sister. Alas! alas ! for her destruction, I consented," Again a momentary pause. Lilias gently raised her compassionate eyes, but he saw her not. He seemed lost in a vision of the past and soon on . to be coxtdttep. AXCCDOTES OF PCBLIC MO. bv cox- j. w. tousky. NO. LXV. To preside over a large dinner party is always a trying task to a woman. Those who recall the sparkling descrip tions of the entertainments of Lady Blessington, by Xatlianiel P. Willis, during his stay in London, many years ago, need not be told that tbe post is one which requires rare qualities. There is the necessity of knowing something of the guests, then the art of conversation, and, above all, easy address, refinement, and tact. When New York was the po litical capital of the United States, which embraced but one winter that succeeding the formal ratification of the Constitution President Washington's ill-health, the death of Ids mother, and other circumstances, prevented him from attending public balls, and Mrs. Wash ington had little inclination for audi amusements, and was never present at such entertainments. She was a plain, old-fashioned person, and rarely figured save in the subsequent Preside'atlal re ceptions in Philadelphia aftcrthe remo val of the capital to tliat city. Mrs. John Adams, wife of the second President, removed while her husband was Vice President from Boston to Phil adelphia to her new resideucc at Bush Uill, which she describes as a very beau tiful place. She was fond of the thea ter, having acquired the taste during her sojourn in Paris. " She was not without tenderness, aud womanly, . but her distinction was a masculine under standing, energy, and decision, tittiug her for the bravest or most delicate pe riods of affairs, and in au eminent de gree for that domestic relation which continued unbrokeu through so many changeful years, herself ntichangeful always making her own lot a portion of her Husband's, in a manner that illus trates the noblest ideas that we have of marriage." She remained in Paris and London four years, and was forty-five when summoned to America by the elec tion of her husband to the office of Vice President. She was very intimate with Martha Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's daughter, who had been intrusted to her care iu Paris, and spoke of her as a young woman of uncommon delicacy and sensibility. Mr. Jefferson kept a liberal table for his friends, but there is little note of the ladies who figured at his dinners. He was a widower when he entered the Presidency. He married Martha Skel ton, the widow of Bathhurst Skelton, of Virginia, and daughter of John Wayle.. The marriage took place at " lnri orest," in Charles county. The bride was left a widow when very oung, and was only twenty-three when she married Mr. Jefferson. She is de scribed as having been very bcauftiul, a little above the middle height, with a lithe and exquisitely formed figure. She was well educated for her day and a constant reader Inheriting from her fa ther method and industry as'the accounts kept in ner clear handwriting, still in the possession of her descendants, testi ly, several otner prominent men as pired to her hand, but Jefferson carried off the prize. She did not survive to enjoy the brilliant career of her hus band, but died on the out ot September, 1782, after the birth of her sixth child, leaving three remale children.' Jeffer son wrote the following epitaph for his wile's to jib: To the memorv of : MurBi Jiffirsos. : Daughter of John Wayles; : Bora Octobw 1, 1748, O. e; Intermarried witn Thomas Jefferson, : January 1, 1773, : : Tom ft-om him by death September 8, 17S3, : : This monument of his lore is inscribed, : : "I f in the meloncholy shades below : The flames of friend aad lovers cease to : glow, Yet mine shall sacred last;mine nndceaed : : r.iun on through death, and animate my : : shade. j These four lines Mr. Jefferson left in the Greek in the original epitaph. There is a photograph trom a portrait by Sully iu The Domestic Life of Jefferson," complied irom lamlly letters and re mmiscences by his great-granddaugh ter, Sarah N. Randolph, of Virginia, which luiiy confirms the above descrip tion. Mr. Jefferson thought it becoming a republican that his inauguration should be as unostentatious and free Irom dis play as possible; and such it was. An -English traveler, who was in washing ton at the time, thus describes him : His dress was of plain cloth, and he rode on horseback to the Capitol with out a single guard, or even servant, in his train, dismounted without assist ance, and hitched the bridle of his horse to the palisades." He was accompanied to the Senate chamber by a number of his friends, where, before taking the oath of his office, he delivered his in- augural address, whose chaste and 6im- pie beauty is so familiar to the suidentl of American history, Congress opened December 7, 1801 It had been the custom for the session to be opened pretty much as the English Parliament is by "the Queen's speech. The President, accompanied by a cav alcade, proceeded in state to the Capi tol, took his seat in the Senate chamber. and, the House of Representatives be ing summoned, he read his address, Mr. Jefferson, however, on the opening oi tnis session oi congress, usui,i swept away all these inconvenient forms and ceremonies by introducing the cus tom of the President reading a written message to Congress. Soon after his in auguration he did away with levees, and established cnly two public days for the reception of company, the first of January and the Fourth of j uly, when his doors were thrown open to the pub lic. He received private calls, whether of courtesy or on business, at all other times. We have had preserved to us bv his great-granddaughter an amusing anec dote ol the e fleet s of abolishing levees. Many ol the ladies ot W ashington, in dignant at being cut off from the pleas ure of attending them, and thinking that their discontinuance was an inno vation on former customs, determined to force the President to hold them. Ac cordingly, on the usual levee dav they resorted tn lun lorce to tne v nite House The President was out taking his ha. Dituai ride oil horseback, on bis rcT turn, being told that the public rooms were filled with ladies, he at once di vined their true motives for coming on that day. Without being at all discon certed, all booted and spurred, and still covered with the dust of his ride, he went In to receive his fair guests. Nev er had his reception been more graceful or courteous. The ladies, charmed with the ease and grace of his manners and address, forgot their indignation with him, and went away, feeling that of thi two parties, they had shown most im politeness in vi-iting his house when not expected. The result of their plot was for ajong time a t-uhject of mirth among them, and they never again at tempted to infringe upon tbe rules of hW household Where once the prairie was trackless Save fof the Indian trail it now bears tracks of T-rail ; which shows what a dif ference a little dash may make. J ( )UKK A AGRICULTURE, KEU AX O F.UWIX FOUBJCST. During one of Ednrand Kean's Vis its to this country, Edwin Forrest, then a boy of eighteen or nineteen, was leading man at tbe Albany, New "York, Theater. .Forrest had never seen the great tragedian, and when, therefore, it was made Known to mm mat Jveau was coming to Albany for a week, the young actor trembled at the mere thought of piaying witn nim. - ine play was an nounced, " Othello," Kean as the Moor and Forrest as Iago. The bills were out; and as Forrest walked the streets, they stared him in the face from all sides. The eventful day at last arrived. Rehearsal was called at 11 o'clock, and Forrest was promptly on hand. They waited long and impatiently for the star, but he came not. It was known that he was in the city, and had taken a suite of rooms on the second floor of the lead ing hotel. . Kean had not even : sent a representative to the theater, for the present custom of the "star" absent in" himself regularly from rehearsal and having his " business" explained by some actor who travels with him and understands his ways and moods had not then come in vogue' At this day For rest seldom attends a rehearsal, but de pends altogether noon his chief " sup port" to see that all is arranged, and at night too, tliis support" invariably goes upon the stage before the rising of the curtain- upon each act and fixes things according to the well-known wishes of the tragedian. At the time we write of, however, the star was al ways expected at rehearsal and Forrest sank into his boots when all hope of Kean was given up that morning, and it was determined to go ahead without hinl. They did the very best they could, but Iago was far from being sat isfied that things would go smoothly in the evening.- At the close he walked to ward the hotel in which the great man was shut up. Keen, had seen nobody, but had gone direct to his apartment, and closeted himself with his books, at least so thought the trembling youth, as he gazed from the other side ot the street upon the building. , It was posi tively necessary that he should sec Kean before Ills performance, for every star has his Own " stage business," his pecu-, liar place to stand during certain scenes, and frequently changes "exits and en trances. - At last he " screwed liis cour age to the sticking place," and crossed over. At the office he wrote upon a slip of paper : ' Mr. Forrest for Jlr. Kean," and handed the paper to a ser vant who presently returned and bowiug low. said, "This way, sir." Forrest followed, with no very brave heart, it must be confessed, as he was soon for the first time to be in the presence of Edmund Kean. He was a little, old man, with black eyes and very white face, his form covered with along dress ing gown, and almost hidden away in a huge arm-chair. "I am Mr. Forrest, sir, your Iago of this evening." " Glad to see you, sir; take a seat. What will you drink?" thundered Kean. 44 1 never drink," replied Forrest. "Never drink. Bah! Well, I do. Please ring that bell." The bell was rung, and at the coming of the servant, Kean ordered a gin punch, which was quickly brought and placed upon the lid of the open piano. This lid gave satisfactory evidence, by numerous sticky rings which marked its polished surface, that the present gin punch was by no means the first. An Kean took the glass in his hand be turned round, and addressing Forrest, said : " Did you ever hear me sing, sir?" " No, sir," was the reply. "This is the first time I have liad the honor of meeting you." " True ; I forgot. Well, you shall hear me sing," and seating himself at the piano, he played an accompaniment to. and sung with power and beauty, the ever-charming stanza of Moore closing witn tne woras : " Ton mar breat, you may shatter the. vase if you will. - Tbe .cent of the roses will cling round still.1 "Well, sir," what do you think of that?" he asked, as he ceased. " Verv, vcrv good indeed, sir.' " Well, what will you drink?" i " I can not drink, sir." " I can,though. Please ring that bell." j As before, the bell was sounded, and another gin punch ordered, brought, ; and drank. " Mr. Kean," said Forrest, " you were not at rehearsal to-day." " No sir, I was not. I am sick and tired of this thing." "But, Mr. lyean, I do not know your 'business,' and I " "Young man," said Kean, rising, " I'm going to do you a great favor," and slipping to a table he took up an old faded book. " There is my stage eopy of ' Othello.' You will find everything marked in it. Now, good day ; but stay, what will j'ou drink? Nothing? Well, I will. Please ring that bell. Thank vou. I will sec you to- night." The theater was more than crowded that night. - It was literally packed. Seats bad brought enormous prices at auction, and the house overflowed with humanity. -Nor was it a quiet audience. They yelled, howled, fought, and even snot at eacn oiuer, out wucu &ean ap peared the tumult was immediately quelled. He carried everything before him. Forrest never played better, and was frequently encouraged during the evening by Kean, who, iu stage . wbis- per. would say to him. capitai:" cellent!" " Well done. slrt" At the close ftf the third act, Kean approached Forrest, and said ; " Where were you born, sir?" - " In Philadelphia." "Ih Philadelphia! I'm going there. I will act there, sir. I will make your fortune, sir, your lortune, sir, for you are an actor a real actor. Kean did go to Philadelphia, and while there was given a dinner. It ap pears that Philadelphia was partial to giving people dinners, even so far back as that time. Kean, was of course, toas ted, and replying in the . usual form, said: "I met a very extraordinary young man in Albany the other day His name is Edwin Forrest. He was born in Phildelphla. He did Iago to my Othello, and made . the best Iago I have played with for years. I tell you cherish that yonng man. Watch him, for he will yet be the greatest actor on the American continent. Forrest shortly afterward plavcd In Philadelphia. This time the seats for his "Othello" were sold by auction Kean's prophecy has been lulnlled to tne letter, "COST OF A FAST 1.IFE.' BY REVKBANP EDWARD T. IRGKKS0LL. Were an artist to visit Italy, that first strikes his eye and absorbs bis attention which is in direct connection with his firofession. He sees beauties of sky, andscape, fcf human form and feature, Tlte historian andachlvist sec nothing so lull oi cuarms as tne oiti coliseum and buried mouumenU of the past. The en thusiastlc student sees more iu the little fossil under his foot than all of Rome's boasted treasures. Whatever is strongest In man first finds its counterpart in the outer worm, look out upon the world as a moral being, as one who sooks for the kingdom ot God, and what is the strongest impression? Is it of man dignity? No. Is it heautv ? No. Is it. wisdom or iMiwer? No; not that, but It is guilt, ''lis the parent of all evil, of Ml! misfortunes. Out of the hearts of men flow tbe streams of degradation and sorrow. If then the evil, which curses us In the offspring of wicked hearts, let us treat them as such and Hiiplv the right remedy, let the "ax be laid at tbe root of the tree." 1 wish to apply this truth to the existing sins uud seek, if possiDie, a solution oi tne great problem how wc shall carrv the' Gospel in its great power to the masses. Let us look AND GENERAL NEWS. but at our situation Our cities are the great centers of thought-feeling and la bor. Men of energy and great minds rusn to tneee centers like the best soldiers into the thickest of the fight. Our cit ies ere the brain and the heart of the nation and ua these great center-must commence .social reiornv and so let us wake ourselves from, the . dream-like spell and consider the magnitude of the work betore us. Let us look at our fel low man as brother man. The city is alive with guilt, prominent among its evils is the greedy lust of grain. Gold ! gold! gold is the cry.- If religion or conscience comes out of the sanctuary or prayer meeting to remonstrate, It is driv en back as busy bodies in other people's matters. Onc thing at a time, is the cry. Let religion keep its place, we will not talk of treasures in that far off country while our coffers are growing heavy here. This is the spirit we have to con tend with. Another hindrance to the wish of the Lord is feund in the popular amusements and the temptations that surround them. Tonus life is Quick in its preceptions, keen In its desires, im patient of delay. It sees much but re flects little. Designing ones, men who are too indolent or vicious for honest toil, set the trap to catch our youth, who go into these glided doors, and Satan's six thousand years' experience has taught him the nature of man's heart, and he therefore throws a charm about this sort of vice, and by this means strips evil of its; hideousncss. I do not object to amusements -'tis a sin not to engage in them.' Our nature demands them ; but I lift my voice against the popular amuse ments of the dav,' which arc destroying all true and noble thought, and leading men to forget that they arc mortal, and binding them with habits from which they cannot be released. Other evils there are closely connected with those mentioned. Behind the tav ern screens arc gathered more of our young men by four fold thau can be found in the sanctuary. Fathers, moth ers, are your sons within your control ? Guard them witii vigilant but tender care, for the fiends of earth and air aud ncii arc fcworu lor their ruin : 'lnat you may, in some manner , understand the magnitude of the evils that eiiconiDass them, I have gathered some statistics of our own city. Within the. precincts of i a . - - .... I lirooKlyn there are 2,551 licensed liquor saloons and 100 druggists licensed to sell liquors, lotai licenses, z.eai. The av erage cost of each license is about $00, mating tne annual license taxes $132,550, all of which comes out of the consum er's pocket. Allowing the average rate ot eacn saloon to be $20 per day, we have spent for stronr drink in Brook lvn I suioous nineteen million tnree Hundred and fifty-two thousand three hundred dollars annually. Add this to the liquor sold stealthily by those who defy the law. The large amount drank at our distilleries and wholesale houses: the - . , ' . i untold quantity purchased iu New York by men who consider themselvestoo re spectable to frequent saloons. We have about twenty-five millions spent annu ally for liquor, twenty times the amount spent for the means of grace within all our cnurcnes. Jiorc than enough to re build (were they burned down) everv Brooklyn Church. And have we no rightto touch this curse that Shakespeare calls "devil?" May we send men in fected with contagious disease to the pest-house, and yet have no power to touch the ragin g demon of intern peranee ? Away with such a spititj He who cherishes it is a moral coward. PRCH1STOBIC AMERICA. Quaker II. BY GEORGE PERKINS. The innumerable relics of the mound- Duiiuers tnat are scattered all over our great country, the important discoveries that they have already afforded, and the I crrtmt paclf-ct that a ti ir. tl,n--itir.-li m- I J- - - .,...... ..... H . V. l. .V plorotion might bring about, have been I too thoroughly and lately canvassed for us to dwell upon. There Is one very in teresting woric ot tms race, nowever, that we believe has never received public mention. The valley of the Grand Riv er, in Northern Ohio, was iu the earliest history ot our Indians a sort of debatea ble laud, used only for tribe councils. 1. . . . ,, .. . J ............. . 1 V. . 1 . 1. -. . tion. The cause of this setting apart of a very beauuiui vaiiey was an old legend of the tribes that two ancient races far mightier than they, aud descended from the uceat spirit, had a terrible battle along this river, and nearly extermina ted each other, and that it had been held as sacred ground ever since. And if in confirmation of this legend, there arc. some five miles up the valley, sonio very interesting fortifications, that do not need the Knowledge tnat the Indians of history never raised earthworks to show their great antiquity. At a fork of the river, lying bctweeu the two branches, rises a high table-land shaped exactly like a 5, with the sides sharply cut pre cipices oi pernaps eignty icet lugn, and the apex only to be scaled by a vigorous climber. The water laves Its point and sides, while stretching across the base of the peninsula from precipice to precipice is a lofty earthwork that must originally have measured full thirty feet from the bottom of the ditch to the crown of the embankment. A hundred yards further I smother it. The examination of witnes back toward the point is a second work I ses thus far is merely to make up a list oi line unncnsious, , ana at pernaps double that distance again still a third one, much smaller and imperfectly con - structco. oyer au, in ditch and on cm- an examination into the charges of ec baukmeut, grow the great trees of a duction, bastardy, visiting taverns, primeval forest. The most noticeable drunkenness and gambling. The Pre- pomtoi tne worKS, nowever, is that their ditches are all on the side toward the I mainland,, showing that the defenders were attacked irom that quarter, re treated from one line to the other, were overpowered before they could complete the third, and then went over the point. No research, has ever been made into the underlying sou. There is another legend which de-1 serves mention before closing.and which lias not receivea tne attention it merits. as evidencing m former land passage be tween me two continents. The theory is not a new one; and It will be remem bered that uugh Miller maintained that the Linlithglow coal mines were once I the delta ot a great rtver, which drained tttt&Za& Jever been sought where most it should be found among the early history of the Indians, ine legend to which we refer is one rescued irom oblivion by Mr, Schoolcraft, and part of which Mr. Longfellow takes as foundation for his "Hiawatha." It Is the story of an angel who fell from heaven to earth, fell in love with the God of the Winds, and bore him a child, who came on a mis-ion or peace anti gooti-wui to the red man, to reform nun irom war, and teach him vou . i vi miinmi.-, nn suurrmi i nan, ouriecntn street, ny tnree noton much, was tempted of evil spirits, fasted ous ruffians named Owen Geochecran. forty days upon oneoceasion, and finally went back to his home with the Great opii iu " e ii e uere me wnoie story ot tue lospei tne immaculate conception, the mission of Christ, the trial by fast ing, and the ascension. Its age puts a veto to any suggestion of having been ijarut-u niw-r uie era oi voiuninqs, and iew are so lancuui ns iq uphove it a sim ple coincidence, We believe no expla nation 01 Its origin has vet been at tempted. These detached discoveries are ainplv sufficient lo show the importance of more thorough investigation, and wel cannot better call attention to the fact man in itie wortix ot .citerHt Fnst : II every symbol, record and moiiii inent on the American Continents were carefully examined and preserved, who can clout Hint sooner or vr a key would lw foil nrl hv u-lil..1i ht ,.) ilmdd mysteries r as it is an undertaking p iiii-u jiuvvriiiiiriiw nione can itirntsn irnlsh sufficient authority, so Is it a work that j an enlightened Government ought not to neglect to perform." NUMBER 42. CHIMES AAB CASUALTIES. Camp Spring Flouring mill, at or near St. Louis, was burned on Monday. Loss ?ih,uw, fully insured. There have been four suicides In Chi cago within the past three days. At Memphis, Dan Smith, colored, is to be hanged for the murder of Mr. Merri weather, last summer. - ... Charles Avery of Pleasantville, on the Harlem railroad, fatally shot his wife ou Monday night because of jealousy.. J. T. Johnson, a Chicago planing mill employe, met a horrible death on Mon dayi by being caught in the belting. During the past week there have been twenty-one deaths each from and, cerebr-spinal-menlngitis, in Chi cago. McCalium & Co's provision aroi-A n-aa burned at Louisville, Monday night. Irfiss $7500 and well insured in local and vv esteru companies. The boiler of the Louisiana paper manufactory at Now Orleans burstivl on aionuay, killing H. C. Mahn, severely wounding Sandy lioss, and slightly wounding Mrs. Raherd. A clergyman of Atlanta, Ga., who has always borne a high character heretofore, has been sentenced to teu years' impris onment for the alleged seduction of a young lady of his flock. In attempting to arrest two burglars' in a dry goods house on Hudson street, Officer O'Niel was shot in the head bv one of them, who escaped, but he secured the other, named Frank Edwards. A man named Garvin, a switchman on the Union Pacific transfer grounds at Council Bluffs, on Saturday, while coup ling cars, fell, and the train passed over bis leg severing it from his body. Charles E. Mil, a brakeinan on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & In dianapolis railroad construction train, was killed at Bcllefontaine on Tuesdav. by having his head crushed while coup ling cars. Colonel H. B. MeCord. President of the Southern Railroad Association, was r""?eu al ? nou l ureuada, Mississippi nFilliimAHllLi .lrl ..... i. ..1. A r.Wl t 1 " "? waicu, ?i,juu in gout, and several thousand dollars in ctirreiie.v- on Monday night. P. G. Buckanan. white, and Silas Wes ley, colored, had a personal difficulty be low Little Rock, on Monday, in which the latter was shot and killed and the former mortally ramnded flv.t t;, i.y . Both parties " w oiuiiiiwiuvumit C. L. Shrewsbury. Mayor of Madison. Indiana, and one of the oldest aud most wealthy men of that place, fell dead as he was stepping out of his door, on Tuesday evening, to go to the council chamber, from heart disease. At New Orleans, on Saturday, in a row among Sicilians, Joseph Aniilo was shot aud instantly killed. During the row Customs Inspector Joseph S. Sou tiers was accidentally shot aud has since died, and a boy named Edward Nixon was sngntiy wounded. Dr. William Hewer, an English miser. aged eighty-four years, long a noted character of San Francisco, was found dead In his room in Dupout street, on Saturday, ou a pile ot rags. His room had not. been swept for fourteen years. evidence ot his owning twelve thousand pounds In English fluids was found in his room. Libbie Garrabrant, a girl of seventeen years, was arraigned at Patterson, N. J., for the murder ot Ransom F. Burroughs, keeper of a disreputable saloon of which the girl was one of the frequenters. She, witu a lover van winkle isogart, aged eighteen years is alleged to have pois- oned Burroughs for the purpose of get- 1 1 n rr nnEsassinn r.f Vila rt , Tl, n MHj, 'J I.V-. . V 111." , Jl- L, I1C UUJ, der was committed last December, On the Baltimore & Ohio Railway, the engine of a way freight east, when near 1'arKersourg, nest Virginia, exploded its noner, instantly Killing the engineer. Milton Tarker, fireman Daniel Nelson! and injuring a brakeman, Mike Eagan, so seriously as to cause death in a few hours. The boiler was thrown three Three cars were thrown into a creek on one side of the bank, while the tender and running ff?r of the enginclay on the opposite side, At St. Louis, on Friday afternoon, William Heder, represented as a lazy, drinking carpenter, shot his wife in the back of the neck, and then fired three bullets into his own head, but failed to kill either himself or wife, lleder was removed to the hosnital and his wife taken care of by friends. She is said to lie an industrious, hard worklntr womau. and has for a long tune supported her husband aud three children, liedcr gives whisky and jeilousy as the causes lor ins acts, jsxrs. lieuer s lricnds utterly aeny auy reason tor tne latter. A Baltimore special says the case of Rev. Dr. Huston, as it now stands, is very unsatisfactory to the public. The impression is gaining Jground that the church authorities are endcavorine to i oi cnarges on wmcn ne is to De called I upon to answer before a committee of 1 tbe church.' The investigation embraces I siding Eider, itogers, says he will have his bill of indictment prepared this week, and will summon Dr. Huston to appear at the examination of witnesses betore a committee of ministers, A terrible railroad disaster occurred Friday morninsr to the New Jersey Mid land JRallroad train, leaving Patterson tor iiacicensacK at eleven, it was pass ing over Saddle River bridge, two and a half miles above Hackensack, when the structure suddenly gave way, hulling tne train into tne water Deiow. John R. Doremus, brakeman, was instantly killed. The baggage master, name un known, had a leg broken, and a passen ger was lninrea in a similar manner. David Blauvelt, conductor, was badly In- Zilb Judge of Bergen county, was terribly injured, iwenty-uve or thirty passcu gers wero taken from tbe wreck in i more or less injured condition. Had the water iu the river been at the usual depth none of I ho passengers could have es caped. A large force has since been en gaged in clearing the wreck, aud iu alle viating the sullenngs ot the wounded Michael McXally. an adherent of the TUrton Wing of the Tamnianv orgauiia I tion, was attacked, in front of Tammany Johu Hennessv and John O'OonnelT, in order to prevent his apjiearing before the committee of Seven theu lnvestiga- tiug primary election disputes. McXallv was knocked down, kicked in the side, and terribly lieaten on the head He managed to escape from the gang, all ot wnom are aunercnts ot .iiininy Irv ing, anu muting mem in pursuit turned and fired Ineffectually upon them. The Irvlngtles tired ocvott bullets at their victim, one of which entered his breast. struck a no aud glanced oil, without in cued bv policemen aud sent to the bos meting a nioriai wound, lie was res nltal In a . detthtrnhle ramllrhui .Ida &i-iii being probably fractured. IVrth Otwr- - hi-amn and fnUv identified bv McXally. hegan is" now under "indictment Gcog for as- saultlng a United States Deputy Marsha I av, vnnMll ..- .1: ..tj :.. k and O fonnrll wn iiiirliii,Mt ! ih- murder of a policeman Iu 1861. but cs I caned niiiilsliinont. thratuvl, ,nliitnnl tn, 1 fluence. The row mused the Tammanv Committee to hastily adjourn, and post pone the primary elections, ADVERTISING . RATES. OXK IXCH lit STACK XAKZS A SQUAB. Space. 1 w. 3 w. 8 w. 8 m. 6 m. 1 yr. lqtlHr.. $1.00 fi.00 $3.50 5.2T $8.00 flS.Oft 5 squares. 1.75 3.00 6. T.UU 12.00 17.00 3 squares. HM 4.00 6.00 8.50 15.00 82.00 4 squares. 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Song of the fawn: Call me early mother deer. 1 - ' ' ' There's snow news to speak of from the Northwest, i : Art acrobats Unprincipled men be cause they poise on each other? . . Does a cow become-landed property when she is turncdinto Afield? Tetsnoske Tomita. Esa.. has received his exequatur as Japanese Consul at New York. Why is a man's life safest ' before he has had dinner? Because he can't di gest then. . General 'Miles has done very well. Should he not be called a man of signal . ability? . ... . Why does a widow feel her bereave ment less when she wears corsets. Be cause then she's solaced." " Notwithstanding the large supply of American travelers in Paris, the price of "flats" is said to have risen. Our reverend Minister to Denmark. Mr. Cramer, has been blackballed at the Koyai uiuD of Copenhagen. A Chi nese newspaper has entered upon its two thousandth volume. It baa lost all its original subscribers. Dr. I. T. Coates of Chester has startei on a trip to Peru." He will probably return in a Peruvian bark.- A female house-painter of Toledo re cently had a small boy arrested for look ing at her ascending a ladder. The Boston Post asserts that Dr. Mary Walker has become the happy possessor of a '"sweet spring )tir of pants." A goose in Maine has produced an egg a foot in circumference, and the propri etor proposes to retire that goose on half lay. A Minnesota athlete, known as "Wild Dave," challenges Mr. Weston to walk around the world for the championship inereoi. Miss Anna Dickinson's new lecture is called "Wc, the People." "How We Applet Swim" wouldn't be a bad alter nate title. The wickedest womau in Boston is named Jemima Jakes. She claims to have yanked fifty husbands from the do mestic hearth. What is the difference between a naval great gun and Miss Susan B. A? One is a stern chaser and the other ia a stern chaste. . He's in Inianapolis this time, and his name is Hethcrington ; which he has in herited an English estate valued at 400,- 000 sterling. A would-be suicide in Maine is going to sue the apothecary, who sold him ar row root instead of arseuic,for obtaining money on lalse pretences A politico-astronomical paper says: Venus is as successful a lobbyist as Vln- nie Ream. She has coaxed $50,000 out of Congress on pretext of a trip across the sun. Several persons are said to have been injured at Apalaehieola by the explosion of a negro wlio carelessly drank some water alter eating hall a peck oirdrieu pples. The young women who were em- S loyed as telegraph operators nt Baden laden have been dismissed for sending too much of their own Baden badinage over the wires.- Genera Sheridan is shooting ducks in Wisconsin to while away the time until the young broods of Indiaus shall be fair ly fledged aud the regular shooting sea son commences. An old farmer in Xew Hampshire re cently killed a pig, and leing asked how much it weighed, replied that it did not weigh as much as he expected, and he did not expect it would. The awful reverence of a Wisconsin newspaper lor t'resident Grant is ex pressed by using a capital H in the third personal pronoun whenever it rerers to that illustrious potentate. A ball is to be given in Detroit to which blondes alone are to be invited, and all the young women who haven't hair-red-itary beauty of this type are preparing to stand tbe hazard ot tne, dye. A western girl, speaking from expe rience, says "a km in time saves nine;" for she avers iu every case when she has refused a man a chaste salute he has taken vi et armi at least twenty. Skowhecan. Maine, offers an alluring bait for Barn urn in the form of a citi zen who measures two yards areund- wht he is pleased to call his waist, and weighs nearly a quarter or a ton. The school-girls of Versailles, Ken tucky, are complained of for tying tin kettles to cows' tails and starting the af frighted animals on a career of devasta tion through the streets of the town. An amiable Texan has been arrested for putting a real bullet in the trick pis tol which he was requested to fire at a gleight-of-band performer, and there with killing the unfortunate conjuror. A gentlemen inquired of a carpenter's boy,'My lad, when will thia job your master has on naua oc aone r - -i can t tell, sir," replied the honest boy, art lessly. "It's a day job, and it will de pend upon how soon master has another order." In a leading bank tn Stockholm all the clerkships have for some years past been satisfactorily filled by females. Thla is what might nave Deen expecieu. .every one who has ever intrusted a secret to women knows that they make first-rate tellers. The nokcr as an instrument of coi rection has been introduced by a female teacher in an Indiana public school. It is more durable than the ordinary birch, but parent and guardians, for some rea son or othor, do not seem to approve of the Innovation. We learn from an exchange that they have in Illinois a hen'a egg, within which a brass button has been found. The conundrum is : "How came It there r and what would have been the result had this particular egg been subject to tho lien's own incubatiou for twenty-one days?" We admit that this is strange. but not half as remarkable as it would have been if the hen had laid a brass button with an egg inside of it, or as if a brass button lutd laid a hen with an egg inside of her. or as If the egg had laid the hen with a brass button tor a head. As to the rjossible result, if tho hen had dwelt upon Uie egg for three weeks, our own opinion is, that she would have hatched out or tliat Dtitton citncr a urass foundry er an officer of the marine corps. just as 'the fancy took her. There are vast and unsuspecteu possioitiucs iu ma ture. As old ladv the other day, standing in Uulou Square, Xew York, balled a pass ing omnibus, which pulled up at her call. "Good-bye, then, my dear," alio said to a female friend who had accom panied her, "I'll write and tdl you bow I get on, directly after I've got there. You've got mv "address, havvut yon?" "No!" "Whv, 1 thought I gave it to you. It's In this bag, I suppose, under mv pocket-handkerchief, aud my keys, aiidmv lKicket of sand witches. Oh! I'll come to it directly. I'd better give It to you now. else when I write I may forget to send it. That's not it, is it? No; that's tho prescription. There ther vou are ! A nd you won't forget to write r If you see Mrs. Brown you must rc memler me kindly. She's a aweet wo man. Isn't she Tt And to think she should be married to such a bruto! But that's the way of the world, all over. It's just like my poor, dear, dead sister Maria. She was as meek as a lamb never did a bad thint or said a bad word of any body that 1 ever heard ol . iirattn.it ous- man's lmmidance! If he hasn't diven on - I again! Xow I shall have to watt for tlx 1 next." She did.