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A FAMILY PAPER- DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND GENERAL NEWS. it VOLUME I. PAIXESYlXIiE, EAKE COUXTY, OHIO, SATTJIIDAY, JSIAY 18, 1872. NUMBER 45. 9 if 9 1 1 ! ; 1 . 7 0 1 V ! 0 i 9 '4 .. VI HTCE . A the Ample moon, "" -In the deep stillness of a mmmCT'! ere. Rising behind a thick and lofty grove, . - - -Burn likaan oneonauming lire or light - -In the creen Uem, and kindling on all Mes Xheir leafy umbrage, turns the dusky veil , Into a substance glorious a her own, yea. with her own incorporate, by power ... Capacious and iterene: Like power abides Jii man's cclestral spirit: Virtue thus Sets forth and magniAes herself; thus feeds A calm, a beautiful, a silent fire, From thOireraetobrances of mortal life, Iromerroiv disappointment nay. from guilt daeraetimea,iH leleotUssajustiee will, , p paljmWuappressioUi at Jespair. . t-Or DltTAJiiCE Ohl subtile secret of the air, .Making the things tliat are not, fair Beyond the things that we can reach And name with names of clumsy speech: By shadow worlds of purple haze The sunniest of sunny days Outweighing in our heart's delight; : Opening the eves of blinded sight; Holding an echo in such bold. Bidding a nope such wings unfold. That present sounds and sight between Can come and go, unheard, unseen, Oh! subtile secret of the air. Heaven itself is heavenly fair By help of thee. The saints' good days Are good because the good Lord lays Xo bound of snore along the sea . - Of beautiful Eternity. - : - - night, she sat with her pale bauds folded ones wrote to him an account of what on her Ithees, and her glased ' eye look- had . occurred, inclosing the ring and paper, ana betore sne tnouiriit it poasi- ble that her letter - could almost have reached Sydney Court, he had arrived at the utmost speed with which his horse could carry him, and hurst into Lilias' room like one distracted. His first im pulse hail been to believe Aletheia lost to him forever, but Lilias found no great difficulty in inspiring him with her own hopeful view of the case, and having difficulty on ber falling feet, landed with ascertained from one of the servants, who the rest of the passengers, in that great bad seen her go out, that Aletheia had noble city .which lies like a stately queen taken the bigfc road which led to the on the Irish bore. She shrank back railway station, he started off at once in with a feeling of terror from the sound persuit of her, promising to send Lilias of voices round her, and the rushing of tidings of the progress of his search in many feet on the pavement, and she felt every stage of it. the risk of discovery was too great in a Sydney's first attempt to discover at scene like this, if, by any chance Sydney the station . if an r one answering to bis Ing outwith an unmeaning BLaief upon the dark Dolling water, tnai wruueu and foamed at her feet, and which yet nhe saw nnt for in actual fact, ber aze was- tmrfed-in spirit o theoo beloved face, which, in mental vision, sne was never to behold again. With the gray dawn t morning ae vessel reached her" destination, ana Aletheia, dragging herself along with obtained a clue to ber progress so far, She must therefore eo further yet, and there was perhaps, an unconscious hope a her determination to-ao str, mat xnc by una. h. X. UNM. The bells in my heart are chiming chiming. The sweetest or mubttf in pleasant time; Their echoing voices go floating climbing. Above earth's sighing, with voice snblimei. This kvwhattbey say with their milvery oaU, 7 uOod is good and His love is over ns all." Their gladness is bushed: they are tolling tolling. O'er mv wasted life a sad refrain;' A sorrowful wall through their chimes is roll ing But hark I As I listen it comes again, With sadder tone, but a sure, clear call, "God is good, and His love i over us all " V , '' . 3 'Ohlrare, "sweet betls.'witn "youf soft air ring ing. Perfectly tuned by the Master's hand, t Lima nn fnwvpr. tdrnnirh sorrows orsinirinir. Ki;uo Heaven' symphonies solemn and grand: Le t me hear through all changes that one sweet call "God is good and His love Is over all " -r WATER BALLAD. , BY 8 T. COLEBIDOX. 'Come hither, gently rowing. Come, bear me quickly o'er, Tbiastnaiu so brightly How lug, To yondc-r woodland shore. Bnt vain were my endeavor To pay thee, courteous guide; Row on, row oo, for ever "Good boatman, prithee, haste thee, I seek my fatherland!" "Say, when I there have placed thee, Dare I demand thy hand'?" "A maideu's head can never So hard a point decide : Kow on, row on, for ever I'd have thee by my side." rf The happy bridal over, - t i . . .- The wanderer ceased to roam, ) - -,- For, seated by her lover. The boat became ber home; And still they sang together, Asstceringo'er the tide, "Row on through wind and weather, for ever by my side." A 8UNY EVE. . BY T. HCD. O snnny eve, O sunny eve, f --Still hnger-wlth yeur goldea light; , For I have fancies yet to weave Lre in your wanderings you leave Me in the durkness and the night. ' I feel the peace that fills the air. That stills the tempest of my heart, That heals the sting of every care. And draws from me a sileut prayer, "O never from my soul depart." , . Eor life to me has much.of woe. Of pain, and doubt, and loneliness; No other soul can ever know The ceaseless, painful ebb and flow, The flti'ulness of happiness. I love to sit and arose With thee. With none to rob me of the bliss. So full of iiim, whose love is free. And ever hovers over me To cheer me in my loneliness. I ret a betted lifefrom thee! - Its pnrer feelings gather there, And nobler impulses to me Come with a gentle charity While living in thy balmy air. discriptlon of Aletheia had beeu there within the last few hours, was not so unsuccessful- as might be expected. Her tnnMranm anrl manner hurt hmn twi fatigues of this fearful journey would do remarkable to escape notice. One of for her what she dare not do for herself, the porters did recollect the pale, silent and quench at last the miserable life that jady, that looked, as he said, more like a would not die witnin ner. s seeum corpse eome out of its grave than a liv- paradox to talk of the strength oexhan- Ing being. Be did not, however, in the tion, yet there Is such a thing,1 and rt was Tery least, remember what train she had that which now upheld Aletheia Kan- taken, or the direction in which she had dolnh. Kverv nerve was strained to the travelled, and he vu shout m uv on in r . . . j -i l - - : . . ' i v most patnrui tension, ana bub J-y answer to Sydney's eager inquiries when ca3e. Each day and hour increased his her over-taxed powers with a sort or des-1 m. worldly wisdom suggested to him, intense affection which he felt for the perate tenacity. J!jt. mat probably ne might receive some gentle child who had eome so tenderlr From a hotel at wfrdistance.i con- recompense for more satisfactory infor- to nestle by his side, and with him this vovuvim wer started to Aluerent paru I naarinn nrl h rhorefnr rvinnrlontlir no. i n . - . . . . . f t - j iutc Vf uic uuns iiiiiio, Luau il w .i of the country, ana naving asceriaiuca gettea that the lady had gone by the ex- the one solitary feeling by which the day's journejr, the placed herself witbia called every circumstance connectedwith it, and was soon rraveiung aiwujr nu ner departure. And then my future seems to wear I Don its sky tnis ugnt ot tnine. While I feel strong to do and bear, And life is shorn of all its care. And I would never more repine. 'My thoughts are borne away from henee, And fane v dreams of Paradise. - With peace, and rest, and love, from whence mere comes u me tue wuueuce : Which every passion purifies. " O sunny eve, O sun ny eve. Then linger with your golden light, My spirit to thy peace would cleave, And muse with thee, until you leave Mela the solitude of night. The Test of the Heirs The Secrets of Randolph Abbey, BY THE AUTHOR OF " The Wrecker's Daughter;" "The DeUeu ive's Jstoryfl "The Jlaid of Ariine, i . ' etc, eta, W s. I :t t ' i ( .. . CHAPTER XX. M . -..A. (CONTINUED.) life until she knows, beyond a doubt that he, for whom she' dies, is more blest in her death than in her life, and that, remember she must learn from me." "ilother, it is onougb. I believe you are right, and I trust myself implicity to your guidanee. Truly there is work enough for me yet at the Abbey before I can bring these difficult machinations of ours to a close. But there can be no risk in gaining from Lilias all the iufor matiou she can give me respecting Syd ney's movements. She knows full well what Aletheia is to me and will not be astonished at my anxiety." "Xo, on the contrary, it may bave a good effect that she should see it. Come then, take courage my child. Trust me, all is well, and we are nearer the consummation of our highest hopes than you imagine." And with these flatter ing nopes tney parted. CHAPTER XXII. There was a strange contrast between the ungovernable passion which united Svdney and Aletheia, and the wild an guish which was its bitter fruit, and the calm, blessed love which cast its peace ful sunshine around Lilias and Hubert Lyle, gladdening the lives up both with a joy as deep as it was serene. . Witn Hubert, especially, was tins the whinh Wl to one of the wiidestaud most mountainous parta of the; Green Isle of tne west. - . : ' How the day passed Aletneia never knew.for she ieU,4dmtMt-lnsuntly on leaving Dublin, into a state of stupor, from which sne did not awaken till it was late in the evening, ane tnen louna that the coach, which had not yet reached iU destination, had halted for a brief space, at a lonely village, snuaiea In r.hn midst of wild ruB-ffed hills, which seemed to rise up around it so as to thut it out completely from the external world. Aletheia felt, at last, that she could go no further, and this ;ewied a aecure refuge where none were likely to seek or find her. With the utmost diffi culty she alighted, being now altogether prostrated rrom latigue ana menuii sui ferins'. She looked around for ome Elace where she might lay down her ead and die, for it seemed to her that she must, within a very brief , space, be nnit of thi burden of this, existence whicn Dec&me so liiLoierauiu. Th vlllace inn was close to her. with several houses scattered round it, but there was no longer strength or courage within her living spirit to meet me gaze of living eyes, or hear the sound of liv. inc voices. She believed, as has been said, that she was dying, and like the Unhappily, tt seemed so very nroba- oie-tnat 'Aletheia might have indeed gone there for the purpose of crossing ever to trance, mat Sydney adopted the idea at onoe, and started on: instantly on his false scent, with many a hope des-1 nnea tones learrul disappointment,tnat all would be as Lilias had prophesied, and that Alethata would be doubly restored to him when she came to know the se cret of his mvsterioitB conduct. He thonght it most likely that she would cross to Calais that evening, but booonld follow her without any delay, nor did he doubt that ' lie - could - easily find her there, and as the train sped on its way,- and carried him every instant human nature he had so labored to crush, was permitted 10 assert its power. Yet, while he loved her with all the powers of his heart, he did so without ever for one moment anticipating that his earthly destiny would in any sense be moulded in compassion to this love, but rather with a calm expectation that very soon their present intercouse, which was the sole joy he had ever ex pected from it, would be brought to a sudden termination, and- he should be left to feel the chill of his loneliness, all the more bitterly for his brief experience of her sweet influence on bis life. Lilias herself, with that great thought fulness which lay deep and still, below ber sparkling vivacity and artlessness, had fully resolved on her own line of conduct with regard to him, and she farther from her, he let iis mind wander had done so in submission to what she into dreams of an almost delirious jov. when he thonght that he should see her once - again and take her home to his heart, never more to Buffer, as she had done, by even the faintest doubt of his love and truth. Sydney wrote Lilias a few lines from thestation,tellingher that he believed he was airenay on Aietneia'8 track", and that he doubted not she would again be safe at the Abbey in a very few days. He further said, that for obvious reasons he was most anxious that the circumstances of ber flight should be carefully bidden believed to he her duty, although it was not less the course to whicu ner own generous heart prompted her. - She knew that he loved her unutterably and that his love was without hope because of the infirmities which he believed must forever separate them, and she re turned his affection with all the pure de votion of ber soul and was fully resolved that, since his happiness was in her hands, she would minister to it with nothing less than the gift of her entire life. It was well that Lilias had thus pre- said, mat sne was uyiug, , V-..:'" from all her relatives, and that he trus- pared herself for her future course of stricken deer, tnat, as w nn au ted this matter to Lilias. who could with action, and fixed it on so sure a founda- tlvc consciousness or me sacreu 'S"' perfect truth tell her uncle that she tion as that of duty and rectitude, for of death, bdes Itself in , some tnicket k the reason of her cousin's absence the storm was broodinp- over Randolph there to pant M D,r,Tn ""I and hoped to see her again at home very Abbev, which soon was to burst upon it Aletheia desired to find some unfre- thort, V and scatter its inhabitants in a strange ouenKJdsnocwnereaer QyinieaKuuiCT i t.u ct. ui.i i j t t ..: .v... 1.1 1 .i., the s agonies to soul, and body which 8he however, received the intelligence with who had no better rule whereby to endured lor Richard Sydney mtgtn oe t tndifference. The temporary ab- govern their lives, than the cravings of rv.Hn. iwiniuaWl 'fpnm fill hiimsn RArii. I 0 - ..... J I D . .. ' sence- of one who held herself so com pletely aloof from all, could not in re ality much effect any of the inhabitants of Randolph Abbey. Poor Aletheia was AMn..lA.ln A.nA . 1.., .i.wAiinr)u1 n-b h Ira niiiiit nnril o-rnmiflfl. I .. - - - -J ft uviiuw,k re. .7 I the one absorbinsr tnoup-ht that (foverned ao numan oeing was near it, ber own life, to have awakened much shades of evening were already , tailing ,Bter- and'lt was onlv one of the " a neirs. that thev thnncrlit or her at all Thither Aletheia turned at once, stag- Ijli1v'Randolrfh M innlnn .sln.S- - t2Z. ahIaod (.nrl nraa an filial Wirtl CTHT n PI I M f I . . . . ' Cll,.v.w - o---,,- Michael said that ir Aletheia was re- darkness,, that she might, v, ell believe ft Cth . f . months nroba . I. a itjap 1 1 lAnlr unan IDP llirnr. n I . . . . ... . tinv J ,.' -a fi W Tjf ' And such It" resting place seemed close at hand.: In an Isolated position, at a little distance, stood the village church, earth again. With the last energy of the desperate resolution mat uau throughout upheld her, she reachr! at last that- home of wuiet rest.T- Then she tottered feebly on among tne graves- uu she found a narrow vacant space, which seemed a fitting couch for her, and there laid nerseu uown cairn as, a uuiiu ui tion he had appointed for bis heirs, she might remain absent until then. There was one, however, for whom the tidings of Aletheia's departure had a fearful meaning, and for a time Gabriel ieit as 11 ne must almost lose his reserve in the terrible uncertainty as to whether her flight boded good or evil to him, nor was it until ne hart counselled with his tU' had sus! P.other -ubject, that he regained 'LL the unnatural strength which had hitherto sustained O&Vfi' her, did not fail her now. There was a railway not far from the Abbey, whence she knew she could soon reach one 01 tne swiit-nying steamers, that would convey her to as great a dis-. tance as she desired. All the modern conveniences for travellers were in full operation in that part of the country, and Lilias herseif had duly arrived by a more primitive conveyance, because her Irish home was situated on so wild and unfre quented a spot 011 the coast, that she was quite out of reach of them, and hcr.care i'ul old grandfather preferred peeing her embark himself, in the sailing vessel, trhich would carry-her direct to the fish- tained her subsided, when the necessity for its exertion was over. &ue nau oniy time to cross her hands humbly on her breast, when ber senses failed and she became unconscious, though thescarce lr nercentible heaving of her breast, showed that life was not altogether ex tinct. CHAPTER XXI. ' Lilias awoke from her sweet happy slumber. She awoke, and started up with- the name on her lips, that now coiv tained all the promise of life for her. "Hubert Hubert!" she had not seen him that dav. and she must, go at once to tell him all she had been doing, for alreadv it had become a sort ot necessity with her, to impart to him every thought that had passed through her bright pure mind, and she knew how; interested he would be in Aletheia's nistory, ana ne would tell her what, was right, and what was wrong, ihthe strange Btory-she had his composure. This base woman took a much favorable view of the circum stances, and she soon persuaded her son to adopt Iter own belief, that their plot bad been even more successful than they could have hoped for. it was evident, she said, that they had placed the most effectual barrier between Aletheia and Sydney in the one strong indomitable resolution never fo behold him again, which they had driven her to adopt through all the pangs of bit terest jealousy and despair. They had thus skilfullyv rendered her very self their agent, and it was certain that no efforts of theirs to effect a separation, could afford half the security against a uniting which Aletheia's own determin ed will could give. . 1 lurs. .Randolph possessed, in too great a degree, the cunning and activity of a genuine intriguer, not to have ascer tained all Sydney's movements, and she knew that he was gone in quest of heard, and' help her to form a right Alexia, but she Ukewise strongly siis- iiidc-men"in this, as in all other autters, So she snran&r to the eround, that she miffht not delav auother moment the deep iov of seeine him. But her movement causeu me iiig v uivn ciiicm ua. wi on her-breastvto fall to the grountU-Lil ias started in astonisnment, anu stoopea to pick it up. But who could have put it there f hat COllli it-uer xnticciiy she unfolded the paper In which it was wrapped, and at once recognized it as beinsr the sole ornament which Aletheia ever wore, and one which never left her night , ot day.a--nad always felt convince -that -thta ring was connected with the mystery of her cousin's fate,: and .'now. as nep bye fell log Village ..car t av, r R- and A 1U L liC, UUIICIUKU . .I'll. . - -V , - , . , 1 : I, .1 .1 M liu. -Aletheia soon reached the station therefore, and asked when the next train started for the nearest sea-port town i There was one about to depart almost im- Encdiatclv. and many minutes had not luwed lieforc she was miles away from Randolph Abbey, and from him for ftvhoin she lived, and without whom it nnneared to her that life could not be. .The power of thought seemed altogether taken from her diwing that .fearful jour aiev. She, sat rigid as astatue,and through f he deep veil she wore, those who trav- tieil Willi , flUIHIVICU tU lX lit UA- ed eyes, looking as with a stony gaze, which saw no visible thing. Some per sons spoke to her, but she heard tliein tint, and she could never herself recall at ! any future time, the events of that day, (PxeeptinE as one dark and miserable Iliink. Her movements were perfectly calm, and, as it would seein.full of forethought, ret. t.hfiv were, in truth, mechanical as Ihnsp nf nn automaton. When the train arrived at its destina tion, she entered a carriage and bid them drive to the shore. ihey soon reached it. The dull, heavy wave, as they approached the sea, smote on her soul, as the most mournful sound she liad ever heard. She could hardly di- ,,. hnradf of the idea, that she was going to be buried alive beneath them ! nn Ernlv. hers was to be a living burial. fcho faired them to inquire if there were any ships about to sail for England im mediately. They told her that a steam cf, bound for Ireland, would be under way in a few minutes. It was enough. Kh latt the carriage, and went on board K., which were inscribed on the inside. she readilv understood what had been its meaning to Aletheia and bydney There was a date Also, wnicu :an uew to be that of the year when their strange union haet been accompnsneo, out. 11 struck a sudden terror to her heart to think that this should have been given to her. What did itoortend? She was not long left in doubt. She had not Immediately perceived that there were a few lines ot writiuff in the paper in which it was enclosed, but the mo ment she read the brief and yet fearful ly expressive words with which Aletheia Kandolptl had seaieu ner uoom, tne whole truth became plain to ner at once, and, indeed, it would have re quired one tar less iranavoi eompreueu- sion than .Lilias to nave nau any aouoi on the subject. It was palpably evi dent that her miserable cousin had in some way been deluded into the belief that she and Sydney nao mei as lovers. Xillias' nrst exclamation ws, - some enemy has done this," but where was Aletheia? She new to ner apartment in an asronv of fear, lest it might be too late to savfr her from all the fearful conse quences of such a delusion. Aias: tne sight of her cousin's room only aauea to her apprehensions. It was vacant, and every thing was arranged within it with the evident intention tnat tne occupant should never return to it aeain. Where was she r Then tor one instant the hor rible idea of suicide passed through the mind of Lilias. but sue as speedily dis carded it. She felt, from what sbeknew of Aletheia. that this was a crime she would never commit, and with the re- ,7.. I llof.Mnh tills nnnvlnlnn hroncrht to hnr: .. . kiia iras iiih i.thu uncaciiati;! it" I " ..-.. . o - j .1.. .m Qimnct inatantiv I her sunnv spirit soon found means to cciveu, aim m "i ,7"' !, .hr.ru. that - mt of thla nrpspnf evil a freat cood miffht come. Aletheia Did ieit tne ADoey, ana it mrninir from thfl Bhc-re. plunged Into a chnrmiv dpo. an H arwfl on it WAV. Niirht was closing in a dark, tem- neatuous nierht, and tiie deck was soon -deserted by all the passengers, save aitulA who remained notionles on the seat where she had placed herself at first embarking. The attendants and others, endeavored to persuade her to go "below, but ber only answer was, to en treat that they would leave her undis turbed, in a tone so deeply, so calmly - mournful, that no one dared to molest ier further Aad tbref XM liv4ng seemed, indeed, the only course she could have adopted unaer toe taise im pression which misled ber. - But Ll)aa never doubted that Sydney could speedi ly trace ber steps wherever she might have goue, and in the explanation: wnicn would follow. Aletheia would be resto red to far truer happiness than she could have known ever since her father had bound so terrible a vow on .Richard'i conscience. Lilias sat dowo, sad at pec ted from her own conversation with the porter who had given him his infor mation, that ne had gone on a false scent. But at all events She declared it mattered little whether it was so or not, as she was certain Aletheia would take measures to prevent the possibility of his discovering her retreat. uabriei believed this also, land there was a sense of triumph uuutterable in the thought, out it was tempered by a terror 01 wnicn ne could not dispossess himself, that if lost to Svdnev. she was lost to him likewise, and that she would sufficiently conceal herself from his ri val, as to render it impossible for him-, self to find her, 'This idea his mother corrected. , She i reminded him that Aletheia had not the same reasons for avoiding him, as she had for hiding her self from Richard, and that she might possibly be glad at some future time to reveal herself to him under promise of secrecy, in order to obtain tidings of her relations. And further, Mrs. Randolph had hopes still better grounded, that she might herself be brought into communi cation with her before many weeks had lapsed,- For little as Gabriel's mother could understand the subtle refinement of the love which had been poor Aleth eia's curse, she yet knew something of the woman's heart, and she certain that the deep, longing tenderness of her un happy victim, would drive her by some means to discover whether her" bitter sacrifice had, indeed, wrought the hap piness of Sydney for whose sake it had been made. This Information it did in deed seem likely that she would seek, from the person she had hitherto turned, as being at once his faithful dependent, and too completely an inferior station and intellect, to be a dangerous confident,- In this case Mrs, Randolph was certain to hear from her. Gabriel saw that there was, Indeed, some probability in this prospect, and he finally acquiesced entirely in his mother's decision, that he must patiently abide the result of Sydney's search the more, as it was absolutely essential to him and bis prospects that he should remain at the Abbey till the inheritance had been decided. "Go'Tiomo then," said his mother, in concluding the interview which restored him to caJin, "Do you devote yourself wholly and unreservedly to overthrow the rival heirs, Walter and Lilias. and when Sydney abandons his search, un der the belief that Aletheia is dead, as I foresee be will, trust me that, if she be above ground at an, I win and ber for my son the future Lord of Randolph Abbey." "But if she be not mother, mother if she should be dead." Gabriel could say no more. The very thought brought the cold dews of anguish to his brow. uaDriei," saio nis -motner, with a their soul for such joys as most commen ded themselves to their possessions. Xow while Lilias and Hubert were thus steadily progressing towards a union as complete in outward ties as that which closely bound them in heart, Ga briel was successfully pursuing his course of deception with his uncle, by nromisiwr him that her inarriaae with Walter was an event not onlyjcrfrtain but ardor. speedily to be accomplished, sir -jyiicn-ael implicitly believed him and only chafed somewhat at the delay which in terfered with his -plans as they were now rapidly approaching the expira tion of the time he had fixed for his de cision respecting the inheritance. His irritable spirit was at this time in no mood to bear patiently the slightest con tradiction, and when, from day to day, he found that Walter did not come, as lie expected, to announce his marriage, he resolved that he would speaK to n.s tar dy nephew himself, and urge him to complete without further delay, a uuion that was to bring satisfaction to so many hearts. Sir Michael's chief motive iu forming this resolution was, that he might have au opportunity of making a last attempt to subdue Lady Randolph's indomitable will to his own, and induce her to consent that the son be hated should be excluded from the possessions which he would haye so gladly bestowed upon herself. He came then to her room one morn ing when some accidental circumstance had irritated him against Hubert even more than usual, and prefaced his attack upon her by announcing fiercely to her that as Walter and Lilias were mutu ally attached, their marriage was to take place very shortly. Lady Randolph was inlly disposed to credit tins state ment. She had not been blind to W al ter's admiration for his gentle cousin, and she never for one moment supposed that her own unhappy son could have been preferred to that noble young man, with his handsome form aud manifold attra' tions. Yet the words in which Sir Michael made the announcement galled her to the quick, and when he proceeded once more to make her the offer of the inheritance, on conditions which she had ever held to be a deliber ate insult, she spurned it with more than her ordinary pride and scorn. Her husband felt that this was a final struggle between them, and all the fiery passions of his nature rose to the con flict. His words became almost threat ening wheu he bade her think of the fate he would prepare for her if he now final ly took measures to make Walter and Lilias his heirs. . He reminded her that his life hung on a thread, and that, so soon as he should have departed to wait for her in the grave, there would, in deed remain no other home to which, as his wife, she would be entitled, save only a resting-place in the burial-ground of the Randolphs. On earth, and he smiled grimly as he spoke, she would be a homeless, poverty-stricken wldow.who must even go forth with this cherished son to starve, since she had declared her self too proud to accept the charity of his relations. Doubtless it would be afforded to her doubtless the future Lady of Randolph Abbey, the gentle lalias, would give her rooms as a poor dependent, if she chose to accept them, and so, with taunting words, he goaded almost to madness this proud woman, whom at that moment he scarce knew whether he most loved or hated. Lady Randolph rose from her seat, every limb quivering with anger, yet calm by the desperate effort with which she restrained her passion. "Sir Michael, I tell you, as I have told you from the commencement of this hateful strife, that for the love of him, whom alone upon this earth I have adored, I will not desert the son I bore him, and rather perish, if need be, by a death obscure and miserable, than meet him on the eternal shore without this last proof of my affection, changeless still. Yes, he shall know then, that for his dear sake for him in the person of his dear child I have preferred starva tion to these fair possessions. But for you, think not you have triumphed I will defy you to" the last. married you that I misrht possess the wealth and luxury for which, by nature, I have a passionate craving, and these I will now take measures to enjoy to the very ut most, till the hour when your dead hand shall rend them from my grasp. I will use every means of amusement and excitement which my present position can command. I will fill these halls with glittering, mirthful crowds, and forget in their society that your brilliant wife will soon be your starving widow. 1 win rouse the envy ot ail who see me She turned as she spoke, and rang the bell with violence. ' " "Yes, Sir" Michael, this very, day will I begin. The finest horses in your stable, the most luxurious carriage shall convey me the most sumptuous gar ments shall adorn - me and so will I go to bid your neighbors and your friends to such a. fete as this country has never known before." - ........ ,1 "And I go to 6ign a will In favor of Lilias JKanUolph," exclaimed air aucn ael nearly .choking with rage at this scornful defiance, at once of his love and of his anger. He flung himself out of the room and heard as be hurried from her presence, the older given to the. servant who an swered her summons, to send round the carriage immediately, and to desire that tbey would harness a pair of magnificent thoroushbred horses which had cost Sir Michael an extravagant price. His heart swelled with mortified pride at this in dication that she did indeed mean to carry out her threats and show the world for what purpose she had married him. . And he retired to his study re solved, at least to be as firm as herself, an to dispatch a summons to his law ver forthwith. Lilias was passing through the hall when the carriage drove to the ioor,auu Lady Randolph descended the stairs to eo out. "Are you going out to drive, dear aunt" she said. "Shall I go with your" for she knew that Lady Randolph usual ly disliked extremely being without a companion. ,. . ; "No child,- I choose to be alone," t& plied her aunt, with an abruptness which showed that her temper was ereatlv ruffled. 1 Lilias saw how it was with her and said no more. - Bub .she gently took the shawl from the hands of the servant and followed Lady Randolph to the carriage steps,- that she might perform for her those little offices of kindness which she loved to lavish on Hubert's mother. : Suddenlv. as .Ladv Randolph cast a quick stance on the eqnippage that awaited her, her eyes kindled, and her cheek crimsoned with indignation. "What is the meaning of this r'she exclaimed angrily. 'Why. are my or ders disobeved? Ihrt 1 not expressly desire the black horses to be harnessed to day t Where are they why are these greys here?". - - : .:. : "If you please, mv lady," suid the coachman, with some trepidation, "the blacks have not been exercised this week and thev are uncommonly fresh, and I was afraid of what might happen if we had them out. aud I thoueht " "And yon thought vou could slight my orders with impunity,' interrupted Lady Randolph, who was only too glad to find an offending individual on whom to vent the rage that consumed her. "No servant of mine shall disobey me twice. Get down off the box, and go to the steward for your wages you are no longer in my service. And you Wilton," turning to the under-coaehinan, who watched the scene with secret delight, 'drive the carriage to the stable audbring it back with the black horses as fast as you can. Let me see by your activity that you are fit lor the place whicn is va cant now." ' It maybe imagined with what alacrity the man obeyed. The wonted enmity subsisted between bim and his colleague tor it is seldom that rival coachmen are on friendly terms and this was a most unlooked-for triumph. It was not long before he .returned with the two noble, fterv horses, almost wresting the reins from his hands, in their impetuous Lilias had witnessed the whole ASECDOTESOF PfBLIC MEI," In 1853, when President . Pierce nom inated James Buchanan as Minister to England, the Senate was on the - point ot adjourning without confirming me Pennsylvania statesman, andhe . pos itively refused to accept unless ne was confirmed. Hon. Richard Brodhead, a Senator, from Pennsyliauia.. since deceased, was an opponent of Buchanan, and it was difficult to secure his vote for the new minister ; but Mr. Marcy ,Sec- retary of State.and the President, finauy succeeded in conciliating him,. and J.B. was put, through, and began to prepare for his mission. His first solicitude was to secure a competent secretary of le gationand he asked me if I had any such person in view. 1 said 1 nad not.Knew ing that Mr. Buchanan was'not easy to please iu " such matters, and believing that in the choice of his confidential as- sistent he ought to act for . lnmself. Shortly after this conversation, bowever, I visited Xe w, York and met a gentleman whose talents and address seemed to fit him for the post." This' was the 'present General Daniel F. Sickles, then-the prominent young leader of the Democ racy of the Empire State. ' He was in his thirty-fourth year, iu the flush of a full practice at the bar,and Id, the receipt of a large income at the head of, the law, department of the city ; I said to ' him on& day , '"how" would you like to be seo-: retary 01 legation uuuer .air;, liucnauan, the uew Minister to London?'! 'what's tho nav?" twenty-five hundred dollars a year .""Why, bless you, my dear "fel- of this scene with dismay. She was almost terrified at her aunt's unusual harshness, and she was grieved for the deposed coachman who stood with sullen looks, muttering unpleasant prophicies as to the consequences of going out with such a pair of horses, and above all, with such a wretched driver. And now when Lilias saw how the powerful ani mals did, indeed, chafe and paw the ground and exhibit every symptom of ungovernable fire she ' became truly alarmed for her aunt's safety. " Dear Lady Randolph," " she said, "surely those" horses are very wild pray, don't go out with them." " Nonsense, child ! You were always absurdly timid. I tell you their impet uous speed is precisely what 1 enjoy. I envy their fierceness and ' their strength," she added, as she looked at them, and felt how vainly her own proud spirit chafed at its manifold bonds. " There, go to Hubert; gol He has not seen you to-day.. .Leave me to myself.'' She hastened into the carriage as she spoke, and bidding the man to put bis horses to their mettle, she was i u an other instant borne off at a pace which certainly did seem perilous. And Lilias returned to the bouse, that she might not hear the ill-omened mutterings of the disgraced servant. . Her momentary un easiness was, however, soon lorgotten in the charm of Hubert's conversation, and the remainder ot the afternoon was spent in answering a letter of Sydnev's, who announced that he had as yet no tidings of Aletheia, but still believed her to be in ranee. It was past the usual hour for dinner, and the gong had not sounded,' which made Lilias inquire the reasou of the delay. She was told Lady Randolph had not yet returned. A- sudden pang of aporenension snot tnrougn her heart, and she went down quickly to the ter race, whence she could command a view of the avenue and part of the high road Hero she found Sir Michael walking about, with a clouded brow.. He seemed glad to see her, and draw ing ner arm into nis, they began to pace to aud fro. Lilias saw at once that he was fully as much discomposed in tem per as her aunt had been,:" and. she guessed that some scene of recrimina tion had taken place between them. So she remained silent until her uncle spoke. Presently he took out hi3 watch. " Half-past seven !" he ; exclaimed. "Well, Lady Randolph is indeed re solved to show us how little she cares either for our socierv or our inconven ience. But she knows I like the dinner low, that would hardly pay for my "wine; and cigars. ' My. anual income is fifteen times more than that; I could not think, of such a sacrifice." But the next day he thought better of it. A year or two at the British court, with opportunities to' see Paris and the Continent, began to boat tractive to him, and he said he would give up his splendid business for . the time aud go. - He had never jseen Mr. Buchanan, and .the latter only knewliitn as, a brilliant lawyer, politician-, and; a man of the . world, wbo "- had a host ot friends and hot a few ; enemies.like 8.1 men of force and originality. I wrote to Wheatland, announcing that Mr.'Sickles would accept the post.and that he would call on him in a day or two the "veteran statesman was most favorably impressed, and nominated Sickles a3 his Secretary' of Legation. Sickles did. not belong":' to the Marcy wing of the party in New York, and the ancient . Secretary ' of State stoutly, objected to his appeint ment; but General Pierce interposed,aud the new secretary of legation got his commission. . I was, of course, anxious to know how the bright aud daring youngster got on with the staid old bach elor, and at last I heard from the latter something like this: "your secretary of, legation is a pleasant companion, but he writes a very bad hand," and spends a great deal of money. And. again "Sickles writes'as bad a hand as j oj do, but 1 fiud him a very able lawyer , and of great use to me.' They got on very well, though not without some amusing experiences.- . une is wortn reierring to, and I wish mv readers could hear Gen eral Sickles tell it iu his own illimitable wav. The American legation, including the ladies, were invited to dine with a person of high rank, a duchess, residing near .London, and tney proceeded in their carriages to her residence. , Their coachmen and other attendants," under the direction of General Sickles,- drove back o the little inn hard by, to, feed their horses and take care of themselves till the hour for the return of the pat tv : aud the young secretary told tnem to bave "a good time." On ithe return of the legation Mr. Buchanan ordered the carriages to stop at the English inn, that be might pay the bill or mine host. wbo soon appeared witn nis "little claim." It was a startling array of charg-j es for all sorts or delicacies, luciuuiug a full Jbiiigush dinner, with ''the materi als," and amounted to five' pounds, or $25. "Five pounds!" exclaimed Old Buck in amazement;" I never heard of such a thing 111 all my life." "let me pay the bill," said; Sickles in his cool way, " I told the boys to enjoy them. selves, and lam to blame." 'wo, sir,'? was the severe reply," I will pay itmyT eelf, and will keep it as a iovvenir of En. glish extortion and of your economy Why, my dear sir, do you kuow I could have got just as good a dinuer for twentyr hve cents apiece at oonn .uicuaers, sign of 'The Grapes,' in my own town of Lancaster, as this man has charged a pound a head iorrJNo, sir; l. wili keep this bill as a curiosity of its kind, an autograph worthy of historical mention. The incident marked the dinerence, Jbe-t- tiveen the men the open hearted gener osity of the secretary and the exact busi ness habits of the minister.' -, ; Some men crowd a year into a month: others vegitate in aimless eventless rou tine. : Some give a life to the , collection of coins and insects ; others are happy in the study of old pictures, or busy themselves in figuring how to pav off the national debt, or lose -themselves in vainly seeking- perpetual motion ; and one of the best ! know- spends-most of his days in collecting autographs, and especially filling books with the original letters and photographs or certain char- actersi so when he dicsine mav be re membered as the owner and compiler of volnmes of which thcre.can be - no copies or implicates. '- ' But here is one still in bis priine lie was 50 last October whose career has been as diversified and romantic as if he hail filled out a full century of action. He was a printer betore he read law; was a member of r the 'New: York assembly when he was 2b: a state;, senator when he was 35: then secretary of legation at London, where he met and mingled with the best minds ; afterward two terms in Congress ; an early volunteer against the rebellion. losing his leg at Gettysburg in 1863; then one of the chief agents as Military Governor in the reconstruction of North and South Carolina and nor: American minister to the Spanish Court. i do not refer to the saddest page ot his experience save to prove that he lias : :wcr:ijjuBJlSatITsK-- Prsbakilitles of it Drying- mp " ''A cor respondent of the Boston (flob says w .But intensely as I enjoy this lake view and confidently as I expect to have my lake, my river- in1 heaven, I propose to show "reasons for " believing that Lake r.rle the path ot a. mighty commerce, and the admiration of the traveller aud the dweller on its shore will not con tinue always.'The ilme'will doubtless come wheii irwlll be' a vast marsh even when it will : be the home of a teeming population, and covered with vineyards and orchards,, and. thriving cities. A careful " survev has" shown that while Lake Michigan has an average depth of 1,800 feet, Lake Superior of 900 feet and Lake Ontario of 500 feet, Lake Erie has an average depth of-120. feet. The up per part above Point Pelle Island has an average depth of but 30 feet.- The mid dle position between Pelle Island and Long Point is but 60 feet deep, while the lower part, below .Long I'omt averages only 120 feet. ' The bottom of the lake Is quite level,- and composed of soft ' clay. This clay is constantly acemnlating,from -Sediment carried 1 down by tributary streams. The south shore is composed of esisiiy disintegrating blue, gray and ol ive shole and grey -sandstone. The west- era and northern; coasts are made up 01 limestone -; of the Helderberg group, which quickly yields to the action or the waves, consequently notn snores con- ;stantly 'are contributing to fill op the luJ V. m 'Tli.BA.lr la nst ..an!) fcfTTVA VI bll 1 A.l,r - - A IIW T. M -3 uw ? ' but it is as certain as fate. - .r There are frequeut land slides on this shore, which. are quicldy taken up and deposited- ih-sedlmei.fe beneath the blue water.:-; indeed, -along the snore, espec ially after a storm, the water can hardly be called blue. , It is brown as far as the eye can reach, With the clay washed down from the hills and taken up along the shore.- t,et this process continue and there is nothing to prevent it and the tune must come when the upper part of the lake, which is scarcely navigable now in rough- weather, wm cease to pe navigable except throngh a very narrow channel, .when even the middle and low er portions will cease to be covered with Willie SiLlUS, uuu ucwuic a. VtlSU 1JIU1SU where the wild- alder and swamp whor tleberry will grow,T -Even if this did not come through the. nning up process, jn 1 agara is slo wly but surely cutting a ditch that will one day drain Lake Erie. ' Ev ery observing man who has -visited the great cataract knows that it has cut its way up irom iate untario to lie present position.. It is now many feet further up the river th tn it was tne nrst time tnat 1 listened to its roar, and gared entranced upon-its wonders. - The sott limestone that lies beneath the "table rock" is con stantly dissolving and then the "table roc k ' ' cracks, anu drops a way When the cataract-shall have worn its wav back to the head of the rapids, its progres3 wili. be much faster than it is now.-- It is easy to see that it will one day reach. the deep waters of the Niaga ra River. . Then Lake Erie will be effect ually drained, and there will only be a deep river flowing throngh its central channel. Then what digging and bor ing there' will be to find the treasure that has-gone -down in sinking ships, and will jet go down. : For of all the great lakes, Erie, owing to its shallowness, is the most treacherous to the navigator, r A severe storm lashes Its waters into the utmost -fury ,and woe to the luckless sail ors who find themselves on a lee snore So great is the -commerce : carried - over this lake, that there is scarcely a storm which does not find vessels in this unfor tunate position. "' - ' CRIMES AND CASr AtXIES. : -- vaui 111, . asm uiv- uivuioii imi a i a " tuuag utiv? vuvv vi ' certain solemnity '-which-the force of I by my magnificence and pomp. If the period or my power he Drici, it shall, at truth gave to her words. "Take my word for it the soul of Aletheia Ran dolph, cannot, if it would, deport, tbi to be puuctually at seven." he added bitterly, " for which reason, I presume, outlived it, nor yet to his intermediate she chooses to delay." labors as orator journalist, advocate, aud "Twish she wonld nom nnmo n. counsellor. lie is what one might call deed," said mias, anxiously, " but not on account of the dinner." "Why, then?"i asked Sir Michael, struck by her tone. " Did you see the carriage when she went out t" " No, I did not. Whv do vou ask?: " Because she went out with the black horses, and they were very fresh ; and there was only Wilton to drive them, whom Walter thinks so careless." Sir Michael's expression underwent an extraordinary change. He started with the most violent emotion " Child, do you mean to say there was any danger?" he exclaimed, " It did not strike me so much at the time. But now I think it very strange that she delays; and I remember the coachman, Jentcins, whom she dismissed. seemed almost to anticipate some accident." "O, the villain! And why did he not warn me?" said Sir Michael, passion ately flinging aside her arm, and rush ing to the steps, that he might send for assistance. But suddenly Lilias followed and laid a tremoiing hand upon bis arm. uncle," she whispered hoarsely. T" 1 1 o emiiwl nf tiat ttnlta 4a.Aml Kim he scarce knew why. He turned round with an inquiring look. She led him to the edge of the terrace, and pointed to the avenue. As his eyes fell on the sight which she indicated, a convulsive shud dering shook his frame, lie leaned heavily on her shoulder for support, and they stood together motionless and ap palled. to pn CONTINUED. i . BY LTDIA M. CHILD. .A - . (. . ... : The other day, as I came down Broome street. I saw a street musician, playing near the door of a genteel dwelling. The organ was uncommonly sweet aud mel low : iu its tones, the tunes -were slow and plaintive, and I fancied that I saw in the woman's Italian face au express ion that indicated sufficient . refinement to prefer tlie tender and the melancholy, to the lively "trainer- tunes" in vogue ith the populace. She looKeci nice one who had suffered much, and the sorrow ful music seemed her own appropriate voice. A little girl clung to her scanty garments, as if afraid of all things but her mother. ' As I 'looked at them, a young ' lady of pleasing ' -countenance opened the -window and began to sing like a bird, in keeping with the street organ. Two other young girls came and leaned' on her shoulder; and Still she sang on.1 Blessings on her gentle heart I It was evidently the spontaneous gush of uinan love and sympathy. The oeauty of the incident attracted attention. A group of gentlemen gradually collected round tne organist; anu ver as xne tune ended, they bowed respectfully to ward the window,- waved their hats, and called out, "More, if you please!" One, whom I knew welt tor the Kindest and truest soul, passed round his hat; hearts were kindled, and the Biiver ten in iree ly. In-a minute, -four or five dollars were collected for thopoor woman. ' She ffpoke no word of -gratitude', but she gave such, a loon:' --win yon go to tne next street, and -play to a friend of mine?'1 said mr Kind-hearted menu. Mie an swered, in tones expressing the deepest emotion, ' "No sir, God bless you all God bless you all," (making a courtesy to the young lady, who nad stept oacn. and stood sheltered by the curtain of the window.) "I will play no more today ; I v-iirgo dme:"now.The tears trick- Ue3i.d4wi bef cheeks, aud a she walked away, she had ever.and anon wiped ner eves with the corner of her shawl. The group or gentlemen lingered a moment tolOoR aiterher,thefl turning" toward the now closed-window, they gave three enthusiastic cheers, and departed, better than iher - came.L The pavement on which they stood had been a cnurcn to them ; and Xor the next hour, at least, theif hearts-were more than usually pre pared Tor neeasDf gentleness" and mercy. Why are such scenes so uncommon r Why.(dp re thus -repre our., sympa thies, fend ttillt the gentar current or na tnre. by formal observances and re straints? a lawyer by intuition ; careful iu, reach iug his conclusions, but quick and- bold in pushing them ; as a speaker, incisive, clear, aud logical ; as a controversialist, cool aud wary. His recent coup d' ctat against the -fc-i'ie ring would aloue make any man famous. Few characters in our country, or in our history.-, have passed through so many ordeals. Tried for his me, hunted by nerco and des perate foes, tabooed under a relentless though temporary ostracism, perilling his life in battle, and saving it only at the cost of a fearful mutilation, he survives to teach to his countrymen the lesson beautifully set forth in his speech on the 2d of October, 1808, from the portico of the Uuion League of Phila delphia, - aud now most worthy of re production I see thousands and thousands of men.formerly of the Democratic party who iiave determined no longer to- be ruled by it j aud if the Democratic party determine not to see the future that shall lead them to a better course, the Union- party of this country will illumine the path that will lead them to a better eon elusion. No disloyal party ; can ever gain control of this country. As well might George IV again stretch his long hand to seize the starry coronet of the colonies ; as well might the Mohawks, the Cherokecs, anu Mohicans : claim azain their lost hunting grounds. attempt to drive back civilization to the sea. as that old slave dvnastv ever again attempt to resume sway in this land of justice and loyalty least, be splendid. Will I beglo." And now, even now The game of billiards us from five centuries. : Addle Ballou married a couple at Terre tiaute, ind.. last wecK, and in 'the nup looks down on I tuai lecture told them "cradles were cheaper tuu divorces." - - WALKING. " . Walking brisklv, with an exciting object or pleasureable interest ahead, is the most heaithtui ot ail torms oi exer cise except thut of encouragingly re munerative, steadv labor iu the open air; and- yet multitudes lu the city,-: whose health urgently requires exercise, sel dom walk when they-can ride, if the distance is a mile or more.; It is worse in the country, especially with the well- to-do; a ' horse or carriage : must oe brought to the door even if less distances have to be passed. - Under the conditions first named,-walking is a bliss; it gives animation to the mind, it vivifies the clrculation.it paints the cheek and spark les the eye and wakes up the wholo be ing, physical mental and moral.. We Know a lamiiy oi cnuoren wnr, irom tno age or seven, had to waiK nearly two miles to school, Winter and i Summer whether elect or storm, or rain, or bur ning sun, they made it an ambition ner er to stay away from school on account or the weather, and never to be 'late. and one or tneuvwaa heard to noast that in seven years it had never been neces sary to have an "excuse" for being one minute benina time, even although in winter it was necessary to dress oy gas light. They did not average two dayB: sickness in a year, and later they thought nothing oi walking twelve mues at time in the Swiss mountains. Some times they would be caught in drench- lug rains, and wet to the sklu : on such occasions they made it a point to do one thing, let it rain, and trudged on more vigorously until every thread was dry betore tney reacntd nome, ' - A notice over the sleeping-car office in Atlanta reads: "Births cau be secured here.". . . Ira Reed, a Mormon citizen, was struck by lightning, while standing iu the door of his dwelling, Salt Lake City, and in-4 stantly .killed. " - - ' j David Haupt and Aleck Antle, each about eight years old, while bathing in a pond at Louisville, got beyond their depth and were drowhed. i A boy named Crude Curtis, wbilo playing on some empty cars at Brazil, Indiana, fell between two cars, breaking his back and killing him instantly. Joshua Dye, of Arlington, Indiana, was almost instantly killed at Richmond, Indiana, by being knocked down in a drunken fight at Rennet's livery stable, on Friday afternoon, by a colored host ler named Sol Davis, who was arrested and is now in jail. ' ' ! - J. A. Bell, an old and highly estima ble citizen, was found murdered, on Tuesday, near Bartlett station, on the Memphis and 'Louisville Railway. Be fore leaving the station, on the previous evening, he tried to borrow a gun, say ing his life had been threatened. Ctias. H. Meeker, a well-known New ark provision dealer, living in Murray; street, went to New York on Monday, on business, and has been missing since that day. He had considerable money with him, and complained of not being well, i It is feared be has met with foul play or been taken suddenly ill. i The other evening a party of boys en tered a saloon on Harrison avenue, East Newark, New Jersey, for the purpose of annoying the proprietor, an Englishwo man, Mary Wildman. ' She attempted to eject .'the party, when one of them, James Slavin, resisted, and was stabbedj in tne cneeK ny ine woman, bho was ar rested and held to bail for trial. - " 1 Mrs. Ellen Meyer, twenty-five vcarsl of age, residing at the corner of North) Seventh and fcecond streets, Williams- bnrgh, attempted to commit suicide by. severing an artery of her arm with a knife. , The unfortunate woman was: driven to the rash act while suffering from temporarv insanity, in consequence of her grief for the death of her child,' which took place a lew hours previous Though quite weak from loss of blood,) she warwith- difficulty restrained from! making a second attempt at scii-dcstrne tion. -Dr. Sweeney rendered aid to the; Buttering woman, and entertains some hope of her recovery. . ...... . , ! Franklin Cook, Esq., a well-known civil engineer of Minneapolis, received telegram from the line of the Northern la ; T" i i , ........ . . . . ruciuu XfcHiirunu uii omuruay,- Kittling that his brother and his entire family,: living at oak Lake, had been murdered, the night before, and his house burned.; Mr. Cook endeavored to get fuller intel tigence; butthe telegraph lines being out of order could obtain nothing further,; Mr. .Cook started lor Oak Lake to visit the scene and ascertain the facts. The! circumstances,' as far as we can learn1 them, areas follows: Mr. John Cook.j with ids wife and three children, aged respectively nine, seven aud two yearsv have been living on a claim two and a third miles from Oak Lake. Mr. Cook, has been connected with the Indian agen-i cy under dmerent administrations sever al years, but left the Government service about two years ago, to reside on his Government claim. The time in which the title had been perfected had run out, and this Spring it was his intention to sell out and go east. He never kept any considerable amount of money with him, as it was safely deposited in Minneapolis The murder was committed at night, and the entire family are the victims. The house was burned, and no trace can yet be discovered of the miscreants wbo have performed the deed. There are a ' good many conflicting reports flying about the. matter, some attributing the deed to roughs at Oak Lake, others to Indians though no trouble has been experienced om the Indians. Terrible Holocaust or Coolies. In an editorial In the London Ttleiranh. of April 2zd, occurs this statement: - A ca-4 tastrophe, almost unparelled in horror disclosing the gross cruelties of the Ma- cao emigrant trade by one last and ter rihle demonstration happened in the China seas last May, and is recorded ill a Parliamentary report just published, A vessel called the Don Juan, set sail on the 4th of that month from Macao, bound to Pern, with six hundred and fiftv-five coolies on board, who had been kldnapf ped aud sniped under the. Hag and witn the authority of the Portuguese govern ment. Once on board, this large multif tude was placed literally in prison pen- ned on the main deck, and fastened down by three iron gratings, which closed the batches, ten coolies at a time only being allowed to come on deck. The ship sailf ed in fair weather from Macao. On the second day of the voyage, as declared by Uerker, an Austrian seaman, the captain selected twenty coolies and put them in irons, with much brutality, as an exam- pie to the others. On the third day, difficulty arose about the food passed down to the emigrants. The interpreter got angry and struck those who com plained with his cane, whereupon the wretched coolies made I rum at tneir European jailors. The iron hatches were immediately slammed back upon theui, and. when the poor creatures beat upon the beams and planks to get air, muskeCs were tired down into the crowd, it then appears that, in desperation, some few of the coolies set fire to a storeroom for ward, hoping no doubt to force the crew to throw their prison open. The sailors tried to pump water down upon the scat of the conflagration, but the frenzied men below, passed the nose out or the portholes, so that pumping became use less, xnentne nre spread neyond all control, the volumes of thick smoke rol led into the main deck, choking the mass of eooites atfither end, who had taken no part in the previous proceedings, Red tongues of flame, sufl'ocHting clouds- tilled the ship below hatches, wmie the miserable prisoners beat at the iron grat ings, tore at the fastenings of the deck and even endeavored to get up to the air tnrougn the ventilators, i ne porthole were fastened, the dead lights were too small to allow a man's body passing.and the ventilators were barred, ? o that there was no escape. In two hours' time the fire was "established on the main deck,? which means that scores ot the t.hincse had already been roasted or smothered yet the crew never took a single step to ward savingthe lives ot the imprisoned wretches. They merely lowered three boats ou their own account, and pushed off from the burning vessel, leaving all that mass of human creatures pent in floating hell of fear aud agony. The sea calm; 'the hatches might surely . been opened at the lust moment ; yet the Don Juan's captain and hands put Off whil the ship blazed, and while the coolies perished inside with frightful cries and screams. The scoundrel muster and crew saved their villainous lives; a junk pick cd them up, and the same witness who tells this says that when the twentv Chi neso in irons, who were upon the fore castle, broke away their fetters and swam towards the junk, they were ruthlesslv pushed oil into the sea to drown. Menu time, in their awful terror, the survivors of the six hundred and fifty-five below round gome means ot bursting the tore- naicn. scores were ov this time killed by the flames or the smoke : scores had been trampled down in the frenzied rush lor ine to the upper deck. About a hui dred in all at last emerged from that Gol gotha of anguish. and leaped at once into the sea. A lew managed to get hold of spars anu floating gear, and hung upon these till some fishing boat picked them up next morning, rue majority were already mortally injured when thev es caped, or were drowned, or crushed by tne tuning chains and spars of the ship, But at least five hundred were first scorched to death, or choked and train plod dead, before the infernal prison gate was forced by the breaking open of me uuwues, wnicn tne eapt.nu anu crew naa so anauienuiy left fast. . - MELANGE. AncIent lTgbtS XTnk boysr 7 A window-shutter A store porter. Fee simple Money ' given to a quack doctor. ' ' ' - ...... T Ladies' pet poodles are' now worn' to the table. - - . . j. To raise early tomatoes borrow $1 and buy one. j ;; , ; What ailment, may we look for on an oak? . A-coru. , , , . Green Bay is in Wisconsin. How can be both colors? When is a smile behind time? When 8 a little la lighter ., , , . T : Stocking suspenders, Instead. of gar ters, are now the style. The Ute Indians are just experiencing the utility of vaccination. ' Lobsters will be scarce, they say. the ines being winter-killed. The occupants of a Florida jail are two rattlesnakes and a gopher. ' . - - Edward Hams of Woon socket, ia cook ing his bacon at Cleveland. . , ... Don't say anything is "too thin;" say lacks adequate thickness. , Dolly Varden, if now alive, would be about 40 and maybe 2th less. " The season for unscrewing bedsteads with a broken augur has setln. In passing a laundry, it is witty to re mark, "Wring out, wild belles." A Meriden youth soaked his mother's . Varden to color an Easter egg. Mercantile drummers will be admitted the Boston Jubilee at half-price. An English lady is willing to make affidavit to the fact of finding a frog in the centre of a boiled potato. Ab Sink, of Jamestown. California, ia dead, and , Ah Gone, wbo kit him, is gone, ah. . To loosen glass stoppers In bottles. Warm the neck of the Dottle by apply ing cloths wet in warm water. King Amadeus announces that he will not quit Madrid except as an embalmed corpse. "Mummy's the word." . The wife of a Northfield man left a hot pie in his favorite chair; but it didnt materially promote individual piety. Mount -Vesuvius is wanted for the Boston jubilee. The Bostonians would give anything for a drop of the crater. Even the strongest protectionists now admit - that imported chignons and switches" ought not to be subjected to any further jutey. A young lady wroteto a friend: "Miss Smith is Btaying with us. We went out sailing yesterday. I didn't know there was so much in her," A sick man was told that his wife would probably marry again. "All iglit," said he.."for there will be one man to lament my death." The imitative quality in men's nature is aptly illustrated at the theater, when so many go our on the lowering of the act-drop to take a drop themselves. - A rniddle-sized boy writing a compo sition on "Extremes," remarked that we should endeavor to avoid extremes: especially those of wasps and bees." A man, in an ecstatic mood, exclaimed : Woman Is the primeval cause of all happiness ;" when a bystander remarked : JNo doubt, tor she is the prime evil her self.". A Rhode Island stage containing six passengers tumbled a distance of forty feet without hurting anybody. It must have landed somewhere in the mud of an adjoinlug state. , ... Mr. Elihu Burritt is said to' make .a point of learning a new language every year, . Next year he thinks or under taking" "AlWato," and the year after that Walt Whitman. - The secretary of a total abstinence so ciety in Alabama : acknowledges with thanks the receipt r ot live gallon or whisky as a contribution to the annual supper of the society. - " - Mr. Barnum is said to be wearing ci ape for the recent death in St. Louis of a colored lady who -weighed over 800 pounds ! twice 83 much as the lata la mented Daniel Lambert. . . . Snooks wants to know where all the pillow cases go to. He says he never asked a woman while engaged on plain sewing what she was making without being told it was a pniow case. A- Massachusetts politician's opinion of the intermarriage of whites and ne- roea was that be didn't believe in it. aid be: "I think every one ought to marry some one of bis own sex.'r A fond African mother in Live Oak, Fla., soothed her babe to sleep the other day with a dose of laudanum. - Owing to the want of practice ou the part of the colored female as a prescription clerk, the child will never know what trouble is. A music dealer has in his window a sentimental song, thus marked: "Thou hast loved me and left me, for twenty- - nve cents." mat is certainly the cheap est kind of a divorce, and leaves no ne cessity for going to Chicago. Compromise One party cedes half of Its claims, and the other party half of its rights; he who grasps most gets most, and the wholo is pronounced an equitable division, perfectly honorable to both parties. Washington Irving. Spiritualism is hereafter to be treated as a disease. One eminent physician says that it can be cured by tincture of Iron and strychnine. If given in the right quantities, strychnine will cure the worst case without a drop of iron. These doctors arc always mixing their drinks. ; Several boys In Milwaukee, Wis., have established a line of telegraph wires connecting each other's houses, and, in all, nearly four miles long. They have twenty-five cups and ten Morse Instru ments. When it ruins they stav at home and play chess or checkers, or carry on conversation by their wires. The Nnshua Post says, "An unsophis ticated Norwegian, in northern Iowa, put a ponnd ot gunpowder in his coat lail pocket, the oilier day, and after tak ing a hearty smoke put his pipe on the topot the powder. Although it didn't quite kill him, he has a sweetheart who a p.irns over bis awful cad." A tender youth In Oregon made a ven ture in the breach of promise business lately, his feeling having been outraged by a lady, laise as lair. Mie pleaded that the engagement was broken, and that she gave him $13.60 and a bottle of Florida watct as a compensation for the loss of her affections. The jury decided that was quite enough, and gave a ver dict for the lady. Describing tho blending of waters by the Boston party, a Frisco paper records an unlucky boumot on the part or one of the Bostonlaus. He had a fair Call- foruian loaning on his arm; she turned gracefully toward him, and softly sold : "Are not ' the seals huge creatures, Charles?" "Oh," replied the wretch, "you should see the great seal of Massa chusetts!" "Ah yes," sighed she re vengefully, "isn't it a picture of a good natured Indian stretching out a welcom ing hand, while a Puritan sirs up behind a curtain and raises a sword to give him a cut?" Some ladiei of this city, who like to have strings to their bows as well as beaux to their strings, are making a movement in favor of the graceful art of toxophily. To their order there has just arrived from England a gentleman thoroughly versed in tho science fcf archery, who has brought with him a large case of the necessary cqnlage. Fears are entertained, however, that our c lima to may send the young man in question to a Greenwood other than that to which he has been accustomed, be cause, as already mentioned, be has en. arrow chest.