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It lay at rest, Like snow on snow, that night, on Beauty's breast. The second lose, as irginal and fai r,. -r Miithe tangles of a harlot's hUr.ls & nfitt third, a widow, with new grief made wild, bliut in the icy palm of her dead child. TIIOl Gil NOR HEEN OHIO tlQ :.Ji ilS j ADVERTISING RATES. ONE INCH IN SPACE MAKES A SQUARE. 8FACE. 1 w. S w. 6 w. S m. 6 m. 1 yr. lsquare. . 4(1.00 4.00 $3.B0 .15.25 (8.00 $12.00 S squares. 1.75 8.00 5.S5 7.00 18.00 17.00 8 squares. 8.50 4.00 COO &50 15.00 82.00 4 squares. 8.SS 6.00 7.00 10.00 17.00 28.00 5 squares. 8.75 6.50 8.75 11.00 18.80 82.00 v4- column 4.50 7.00 10.00 14.00 88.00 87.50 H column 5.25 : 8.00 13.00 16.50 25.00 45.00 i column 8.00 1SJ50 16.50 21.00 85.00 65.00 column 10.60 16.00 23.00 85.00 65.00 05.00 1 column 12.00 S0.00 80.00 47.50 75.00 180.00 A FAMILY PAPER, DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE,' AND GENERAL NEWS. VOLUME I. PAnSTE SVILIiE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1872. JSTUMBER 46. Business notices in local columns will be charg- Ied for at the rate of 15 cento per line for first insertion and eight cents per line for each' sub sequent insertion Business cards 1.25 per line per annum. Yearly advertisers diseonr'nui. !; .-wi Itisements before the expirutiou of IheiruoutracU will be charged according to the above rates. Transient advertisement, i.,, j uu I paid for in advance. Begular advertisements to be paid at the expiration of each quarter. In a few minutes she reappeared, lead ing by the hand Hubert Lyle, whose face of deadly pallor, and eyes replete f witn anguish,. showed that ne, was stu- fering intensely. Yet was he calm, for his was the sorrow of submission, while Sir Michael literally, raved in all the writhing ' lik a serpent in his desolate breast. For he feared that he had looked his last, not only on the dead face of his mother, but on the living countenance of her who was more to him than all the ties of earth together and now,, since the last of these was rent the only be- 'TWAS VKAKS AGO WE FARTED. HART N. HICKLE3. . Though 'twas years ago we parted, L- .' . Time nor change could break the spell 1 Of thoughts that answered ouce so truly, Of hearts that horded once so well. Voices soft perchance may wbiper Love's sweet tale in aecents loir. But your heart will never answer As to mine so long ago. Warm true hearts are boating, breaking, Pressed to hearts that hold them dear, ' .Allan-known to tliem the yearnings . ) - lv-ff the soul whose-i'orm is near, Kind dame Nature made us kindred, Though between us roll the ea. Heart will lieat to heart responsive, If allied by sympathy. And though far thy feet may wander. Change may charm thee for awhile ; Naught forever can divide us, Naught for aye thy heart beguile. nVwEIGHBOK OvEll THE WAV. I know where an old philosopher dwells A bearded cynic of wit and sense, In a broad white tent with curious cells, On the sunny side of the garden fence. He passes his days in virtuous ease, Watching the world with bis many eyes; And perhaps lie is sorry wnen ne sees frenzy of a grief tliat own ad no lordAHe I ing whom he- loved the one . on whom looked around as they entered,and when I was concentrated the entire wealth of his he saw the object or his, hatreu, nis ex- anections. -.: pression changed to one of .fiercest an- But Lilias exulted s she watched him per. lie started ud and stamped upon for she knew that to her it was given, the ground x I with, one single word, to -change this "What iere!een here, wretched bitter mourning into purest joy, and the boy! Can I not even watch my dying power so to do seemea to ner tne very wife, but vou must come with Henrv sweetest blessing this mortal life can Lyle's ejes to look on her and me. have. She saw him enter his room, Lilias how iiave vou dared to do this?' leaving the door open, and as she stood He would have rudely resisted Hu-1 in the recess of the window, where Ga bon's approach, heedless of the crowd briel had spoken to her on the day of mai surrounueu uuu, out uie yuuug gin I ucii xuiatvicvii wtui jiuireii, euc laid a restraining hand on his arm with heard him ask her servant, in a calm, a solemn dignity. mournful tone, how long it would take "Uncle, this is a death-bed," she said ; to make all preparations for his iunuedi- "in the presence of that awful power to ate departure from the Abbey. H told which each one of us shall bow, all hn- him he would not, and could not sleep mail passion must be hushed rectitude beneath ks roof another night, and the alone must direct our actions, now. .and man, greatly astonished, said at. length. always. It is Hubert Lyre's right to at-1 titat . he thought he could make, ready m tend Ins mother in ner aviuz moments an nour ... . , . ,. a i Uow bis tent entangles the mollis and lies. com" say, uut tnese were uie ursi iij 1.S- . . fciii wJ -'.. . the dying woman heard, though 1 Weeen IK'wS "eTe'ry day; out catctiing the sense of them. He is shrewd to arzne, and scheme, and plan, Is my legal neignoorover tne way; He talks, crhaps, a trine too much But he knows snch a vast deal more than I; We have in our village a dozen such. Who do no labor the Iord knows why. But they eat and drink of the very liest, And the cloth that they wear Is son and fine, -!Antl they have more money than all the rest," With handsome houses, and plate, and wine. And I ponder at times, when tired and lame, How strangely the gifts of fortune fall; And wonder if we are uot to blame W ho has so little, jet y;for all. Alas, for the workers throughout the land, Who lalwr and watch, but wait too long, Who wear the vigor of brain or hand In trilling pleasures, aud drink, and song! But my ueit'Ulior is one who understands All social riddles; and he explains That some must labor with callous hands While others may work with tongue and brains. Though he doesn't make it so very clear, W hy be should fare much bettor than one Who does more work in a single year Than he in all of his life has done! But he argues me out of all demur, With logic that fogs my common sense; ! And I think of the old philosopher ' ' - Whose "shingle" hangs by the garden fence. as it is vours to be with your wile. There is room for both." She drew back to make way for the sou and signed to him to approach, while Sir Michael; quailed by the righteous judgment ; which he could not resist, though uttered hy those innocent lipsio longer attempted to expel him, aud . on ly glanced at him as a tiger would up on his prey. ' Hubert bent over Iidy Randolph and kissed her cold hands in an agony of grief. , . t ' - "Dearest, dearest mother," was all he could say, but these were tne nrst worus w llll- The strong stimuleuts had restored her to " a brief consciousness, and as Hubert thu3 spoke to her, with his voice so strangely like his father's, it seemed to her failing senses, in the delirium of weakness and approaching death,, that the long-lost husband had returned to her that her beloved was at her side even now. , She stretched out her feeble hand to feel him, for tire death-shadow lay dark 'It is well," she heard. Hubert an- wev)-lr an bottr; -thf-rr - flhall depart in one little; -brief, ' miserable hour." He c&uoe out, with a fixed, solemn ex pression in his face, and walked slowly down the corodor. She could nox tell whether his object was to' seek herself.or to strive once more, without encounter ing Sir Michael, to give a last farewell to his mother's cold remains. But, as he drew near, she once softly said his name, 'Hubert.". . , . . . . .... He turned- instantly, and came into the deep recess where she stood, the stern ; solemnity ..of . his countenance melting into a look of the most intense but "mournful tenderness, as he gazed upon her. He took both hor bauds in his, and fixed his deep, gray eyes upon ner lace. ; , ' . 'Liliasl" he said "my lilias, this was what I most desired, to see you but once again, to set the real and final con summation of my bright dream with you in one brief farewell interview to look my last on your sweet face my own he- unoii her now sightless eves. She spoke I loved, iny only dearest, till I. shall see it and Sir Michael heard her voice once I once again in the light of the resm e:tion more, as he had desired but oh ! with I morning torrents of bitterness . was the very I . These . were the first words of endear- soul of the old man flooded as he heard I ment he ever had addressed to her the the imnort of her words uttered in alfirstfrom which she -could certainly gurgling whisper as if the spirit outward gather the truth of his devoted love for bound, were already at her lips in its de-1 her. Yet he spoke them with a gentle nartine. ' I dignity of maimer, m which there was "Oh ! Henry, niv Henry, are you I not a shadow of embarrassment or con- come at last? I thought vou would I straint. He seemed as though he felt never return, my own, my. darling hus-1 that for himself and for her who, even The Test of the Heirs; on of Itnndolph Abbey, -Xbe Secret BY THE AUTHOR OF f'tf n "The Wrecker's Dauyhter;" "The Detect . ! Start) ,'?. The 3Uud of Arlint," etc., etc. ' - CHAPTER XXIII. SLOWLY along the avenue a car riage was approaching. It was vidently one which had been rocured at the village inn, and several men walked at the horses' heads, who wore advancing at a loot-pace. Be hind it. two common laborers approach ed, leading the fatal black horses, now covered with blood and foam, their arder stayed only too completely by the se vere wounds which they had received. This dismal procession required no ex planation. With one bound Lilias leaped from the terrace to the grand walk, and ran to the hall-door, where she awaited It. Sir Michael more slowly followed, for his limbs were palsied with terror. He was obliged to cling to one of the pil lars for" support, as the carriage stopped at last before him. The first person that sprang from it was the village sur geon; ' He did not wait to speak to any one, but at once, with the assistance of the servants, who came flocking to the band. Oh! speak again, that 1 may know it is indeed yourselt, . 1 have been so faithful, dearest, I have never, for one instant, ceased to love you always and only you ! Speak, speak again, be loved : Say you have come to rake me home, never, never more to part, "Never more to part, iudeed ," said Hubert, with a burst of sorrow, for it seemed to him as if, truly,- the spirit of his dead father had come to take her home even as she said. She heard his answer, and still in de Hrium, thin king nothing of her son, went on " ' - - "Yes.ves! oh! I am so happy. You have been so long away, my Henry, and I have been so wretched,none can dream what I have sunered. 1 you know aud she lowered her voice to a whisper --Michael Randolph got Tosessioh Of ine I cannot tell vou how, Dut ne naa ne in his power, aud oh ! 1 hated him as much as I loved you, my own. But now we never shall so much as speak of him we both abhor he can. never tear me from your arms again, since I at last am sate within tnem. ;now let us go,oe loved, let us go and rest in our own home," and she twined Iter, arms round Hubert's neck "Oh! this is too much," cried out Sir Michael, in a state of anguish piteous to behold. "Catherine, Catherine, will you die without one word gave; words of hate to me, who nave so loved you r He flung himself almost upon her. "Mv own wile, vou are raving. lie is dead, the man of whom you speak, Oil, say one word of love to me to me who have so worshiped you. I am your now, bad been standing in the presence of that mighty Death, who is so emphat ically Mrue tne only living paipaoie Truth in all this world of bewildering deceptions all conventional conceal ments and . unreal forms were wholly impossible. , Face to face as they stood in actual presence, so must their souls appear one belore another in that hour Aud those expressions 'o'f tenderness came as naturally to his lips, as they had been wont to do unto his silent heart, in fact, Hubert nothing doubted that she was limy aware how InexpressiDiy dear she was to him, and when he felt her hands tremble and saw . her bend her loving face down over them, he thought she was stirred with pity for "the deep love Thar was about to reveal itseii in this, the last hour of its brief enjoyment the nrst ol Its longagoayorsensi-atierf tea ne went on-witn tire same woumiui calm My own beloved, you will guess why I have desired most earnestly to see you before I depart, i The last wibo, 1 think wtneW 'this living5 heart of 'mine shall ever form I long but to tell you all that you .have been to me, and all that you shall be unchanging wnue con sciousuess remains to me. .Dearest, it most, i andeed J - b a - most - sacred - love which can find Its way to utterance on the lips that so lately received a mother's dying breath in her dying kissyet not only do I feel that she herself could un- dertaid;menovv, isluc'.bi her VdisenV i - -. 1 1 .1 - . . ... , i uuutcu spun ail liiuia arc seen in men uuriveled reality but to myseit it is as though this last farewell to you were but a part of that which I uttered at her cene. : removed tne annarenu v iiieiuss i aei nantioiDn. JXO, sue snrieiceu out, eiiuguig form of . Lady Randolph from the car riage and carried her into the House. "Show me a room, where she can be laid at once." he said, looking round for some one who would understand the emergency. Lilias instantly opened the door of an unoccupied room which opened from the hall, anil the doctor, without another word, passed into it, and laid his motion less burden on. the bed. All followed Aad crowded around. Sir Michael and Jyilias were nearest, Walter a few paces farther back, and a number of servants behind hiuu. . , . The first sound that was heard was the voice of the disgraced coachman mut tering low and yet distinct, words of such ominous import that all present shuddered as they heard him. . "My lady said I should never go out with her again. But ' I will drive her ouce again In spite of her, and that's to her burying . . Yes, he lay there the haughty wo man who so lately had walked down scornfully among tham, In the pride of Jier queen-like beauty she lay there, a ghastly, disfigured heap, with closed ey.es, and lips white as ashes, and the tilood congealing slowly on a large round in her head. -, : I ;!.!.' ; . Sir Mieliael, panting, struggling for utterauc. grasped the surgeon's arm as with fingers of iron - "Is she gone?" he gasped hoarsely, Hell me is she gone?" ' "No, Sir Michael," replied the sur geon, in a uut leeP compassion ; "Lady Randolph still breathes, but it than useless to coneeal the i she has received a mor- husband, I alone your husband, Mich- couch of, death ; for I , feel sexactly , as Hiuugll yuu too were ulhmil w uie, my frantically to Hubert with the last ener gy of expiring strength, "Save me, Hen ry, save me uo you near unu r ins iic, our enemy, he wants to drag me from vour dear embrace. Take me away, my own tme husband, mine alone aud be fore all the world will 1 answer that you only have I loved and hhn forever hated." She uttered these last words with a fearful effort, and it seemed to snap the thread of life. She drew her limbs up, in a last convulsion, her frame collapsed, and Catherine Randolph sank down in Hubert's arms, a corpse, ; , . J ANECDOTES OP PUBLIC BIE3I. BT COL. t W. FORNEY. ' ' . ' NOLXVIII. Congressional habits and manners have changed with .the times,;aud the change it marvelous. " In fact, social life at the Nation's Capital has itself been revo lutionized. If you look down from the galleries of the two houses, or step into the old Senate Chamber, now the Su preme Court-room, you will see how thorough is the revolution. Colored men in Congress, colored men before the highest judical tribunal, also colored men in the local courts, deliberate and practice without insult or interruption. In 1857-58 a white man could not safely advocate ordinary justice to a black man. He was subjected to inconceivaDie odio- quv, not alone in tne legislatures, Dut in society.. Xothing but illustrious ser vices or great moral courage secured de cent toleration to such an offender. The Southern leaders were models of polite ness till their pecnlair institution was touched. Then the mask was dropped , and arrogance expelled all courtesy. Nobody who did not agree with them was invited to to their houses, and. as they controlled the administration, of whatever party, tne lew anti-siavery men had to live among themselves. Now all is changed. Men -meet together and discuss politics like, pniiospners. . tjoto Fernando Wood's great parties, and you find people of all opinions. Look in upon one of Charles Sumner's nnequaled dinners, and you see him surrounded with Democrats like Thnrman ot Ohio and Casserly of California, Call on brave Ben Butler at one of his receptions, and note among his guests many whom lie has steadily antagonized, w nen Thadius Stevens lived, ins most intimate companion at whist and eucher was the venerable John Law, the distinguished Democrat from the Indianapolis district. But in nothing is tne change more marked than in the manners of the two houses. First is the evident absence of public dissipation that fruitful source of evil during the old slave regime. You do j not see men inflamed by bad whiskey seeking quarrels with their as sociates. The night is no longer made hideous by personal altercations, The bowie-knife, the pistol, the bludgeon, lie buried in the grave with secession and State rights. There a& lively disputes of course ; Butler and Sunset Cox indulge in an occasional passage : Schutz and Car penter exchange repartee ; and now and then Mr. Voorhees flies his eagles with angry and fervid declamation; but there are uo hostile messages no claudestiue consultation, no summons to Bladen- burg or Canada. The shots that are fired are hurtless ; the swords are air-drawn; the fierce charges explode In fruitless investigation. A colored member is lis tened to by respectful houses; and silent if not responsive auditors: and the ex- ous man, aitnougti uoc one capaDie oi treinest Democrat, even irom tne soutn, any such clinging tenacity ot affection as yields a hearing and a reply to a man could render his present disappoint- like Benjamin Sterling Turner, the rep- ment either very keen, or very lasting, resentative In I ongress trom ;seima,Ala His pride made him speedily resolve that I who was born a slave and is now a free- since Lilias did not care for him, he cer-1 man. How wonderful is the deeav of tainlv would uot break his heart for her, prejudices thut seemed to be eternal ! I; and his generosity prompted him, at the I this the Capitol in which Sumner fell same time, to determine that he would I under the blows of Brooks? From which not withhold his friendship from her, I John Quiiicy Adams was sought to be when lie withheld his love, aud mat ne expelled for worus spoken in debate ? in would act by her as a brother in the ap- which Toombs thundered, Keltt .light- i : . . ... . 1 . ...:.!. 1 . l ... 1 I . i i ii-: -r.. 1 1 .1. . . 1 -1 ' IM UilCmtlg BU TURKIC 1L1I 1IC1 Ulll lC, UtTU I H 1 gC( 1, UUU H llilll IU1 ClllCIJCU ! once, than' to let me for a single moment hope so inconceivable a joy, and then take it back, and tell me you were mock ing me." ' "Oh, Hubert, why should you doubt me?" she said, twining her hands rouud his arm, and hiding her face upon them. "Believe me, for I'cannot lie. Not truer uot more entire lias been your love for me, than mine for yon-1- true tihd en tire,that I will never love or wed another and had I not been all I know full well I an, to you had gome other won your heart, still would I have died a maiden for your sake." i "She speaks truth she cannot lie," lie said faintly. "She is mine my own my Lilias joy and light and treasure of my life. Oh, it is too much I can scarce bear this weight of happiness." - And as he spoke, lie staggered, the smlie fled from his lipR,and he fell heav ily on the floor in a lit of insensibility, which is often the consequence, even on a strong man, of such an overpowering revulsion of feeling. l.uias was terrified beyond an words. He looked so like his dead mother as he lay - there and it seemed to her as if she had only just obtained him, to be the he- loved protector or her lite, when he went from her in that deathlike swoon, which might be the- forerunner of the dread reality itself. - Forgetting all, save that he lay there unconscious and so pale, whom alone she loved with all her heart's devotion, she flung herself down beside him, and raised his head upon tier knees, 1 bending over him with such a look of love aud agony as none could mistake. ; Oh ! my Hubert my husband mv only love awake, awake ! Oh ! my dearest, do not die or take me with you. 1 cannot Jive without you, my own love. Oh ! wake, and speak to me.- It is your own poor Lilias." These were the' words she uttered aloud in her bewilderment of terror, and these were the words which Walter Randolph heard, as he stood, unnoticed, by her side. He had been walking along the passage when he. heard the voices of Hubert and Lilias ' talking in excited tones. . Suddenly there was , a fall, a shriek - from Lilias and he rushed into the recess, in time to hear the announce ment so involuntarily made Dy her,- ot her attachment to the deformed man, and the utter hopelessness of his own for her. - ; He stood silent and stunned for a few moments, although it was scarcely an unexpected discovery. He had felt for some time that he was making no pro gress in Lilias' affection and he had strongly suspected that some other had won the heart he sought, altnougn ne never imagined it could have been Hu bert Lyle. The truth, however, was now clear beyond a doubt, and these lew moments sufficed to decide his course of action . Walter was both a proud and a gener- and its beauty amidst the celestial and I and CasS, and others, gone to their graves lull or, trie, renown ot lalttijul and dig nified service? .. However, much ' they differed upou.questions of public policy, no man accused them, of f'-an. itching palm." They were statesmen, not jol- bers. ! They served their country for the pittance of eight dollars a day ; which, during the short session, amounted to the-aggregate of seven hundred and spiritual worlds.:- And one' spake, and his wings of sapphir, bisaazzling brow, his radiant eye, before whose single look the mists of rror . passed ; his crystal spear, before whose slightest : touch, falsehood fled trembling and self-ab horred ; alike proclaimed the gift of which he was the guardian.' - The spirit a 'TDrrn !mnlnml.. . -. -ii.il "Father, create him not lite will be I twenty dollars, and during the long ses- overshadowed by deceit !" and the spirit I sion might swell up to the enormous sum bowed his enuigent brow upon his wings I 01 twelve hundred dollars. , That is, we in grief. - ' : . -; i had the services ot the great men named And then tlie second spirit spake akin above, and their compeers, for an aver- to Truth but sterner.j 111s glorious Drow age anuual payment or about one thou is shaded by a glittering helm, and his I sand dollars each. Some of the in were ght hand grasped an unsheathed sword I very poor aud were content to live in a raiment, resembling an hauberk of hunible lodgings and on nieager fare to goiaen ngnt, ciotnea ms graceiui nmos, i serve tneir country. . jor did tneir lor- and the rich full voice, in its entreaty, tuues improve while in the public ser breathed his name. , . : I vice. , We did not then see men come to "Father and Lord, create him -not! I Washington almost penniless, and in. a He will destroy yon beautiful world bv short time purchase a fine bouse and set his unrighteousness; and lr unto whom I up a carriage and pair. ' Yet they were thou hast intrusted thine attribute of ustice, will seem to him, in his dark ened light, as the avenger. Father, cre-r ate him not!" Aud then spake the third archangel Ins pure white pinions fluttered tremu lously around him, and the exquisite beauty of his youthful face seemed dis turbed by the intense ardor of his sup plication: a wreath ot amaranths Dounu Lilias, and be as utterly hidden from my loving eyes and heart J as a corpse in its grave. ' And indeed,, it is certain, that my mother's dead remains will( .not, bj more perfectly burled out o'f Tny'slght in her dark tomb, than your sweet, living form in the life of joy-the wedded life in which 1 can never have a part. Let me speak, then, and hear me patiently, as that dead .mother . would, if now I went to tell her1 Of the 'long affection' I nave borne herjiforit will be ray .one thought of earthly comfort in iny future years of desolation, to think that you nave known "t least, the intensity of boundless love which I have given to you and you alone, With the strength', itemed, of nail tlu madness. Sir Michael threw his steu-son back and lifting up the head of his wife with both his hands, gazed steadily upon her still pallid face. Then drawing her close to his heart with one hand while he clutched the other in a violent blow unon the breast of Hubert lie exclaimed in a tone of uncontrollablejrage which it was terrible to hear- "She is dead, I tell you she is dead, and therefore she is mine if she was vours living, she is mine dead"- he seemed to identify Hubert with his father "and therefore, I say unto you, begone !-betrone out or tuts nause tnis in stantthis very hour. This house is mine and there is no Catherine hereto claim mv promise that you shall abide in it. You nave no ngnt to set a ioot within its threshold, and if vou quit it not within this hour, I will command these very servants here q fling .yorj from the door. "It needs not." said Hubert , with you-JwlieieVsr you may go(lUlkij-tB very air around you witn iny dying prayers and wishes for yoar happiness." She madeSio answer, Tsut'the fair con cealed face sank lower down upon the trembling hands he held, and laying one of his own upon that drooping head, he snilrienli' snoke out from the verv dentil of his dovtotfiij, yearning 4ieart,-"he im- eloquent than words passioned words wbicn conveyed to ner tne knowledge or a love yet deeper and more entire tlian she had ever dream pt of. Her yerf sop v shivered witnm ner at r,noiiriiE oi an Liie suiienu uu wumu have bad toVmdnrei if iiideeil,tluV,h.aa been a parting mterview,as lie supposed he foresaw, she would require a power ful friend to assist iu accomplishing her marriage. These thoughts passed rapid ly but decidedly through his mind,while he stood watching Lilias as she hung in terror over Hubert, and uttered his name with every term of endearment Then at last he stooped down, and asked what was the cause of this? Lilias looked up hastily, and thinking nothing of reserve or concealment, exelainied "Oh ! Walter, help me to hit him up Look tell me is he dying? It is so ter rible. He fell down here just when I knew him to be most my own for he is mine, Walter iny own iny husband, and it he die 1 will die with him "Hs will not die," said Walter, "Be comforted, poor child! Look, now 1 have raised his head he is coming to Hansen again. ; There, I will place him on a chair, and he will soon lie better." "Oh 1 thank you. Yes that is right now his lips are moving he has opened his eyes look! he sees ine!. Hubert, Hubert, my own, my love, I do beseech vou sneak to me." Lilias, is it true r" said tne teeuie voice,, as , lite and memory returned. Have I beeu dreaming, or is it, indeed. true, as yonr own dear words can make it rare yon mine in very truth f r i ours . only, and lorever, ttuDert. Ybii must never ask nor doubt again.' She was kneeling by his side at the window, . supporting his head, aud as she spoke, she looked up into the bright sky. 1 am yours," she continued, "oy many a vow which that pure neaven nas heard repeated day and night. "And now tne world must near it too,' said Walter, almost overdoing the task he had assigned to himselt, in his anxie ty to act a generous part bv her. "Hu- Dert will not be content tin tnese vows are registered on earth as well.. Is it not so?" he continued, addressing Lyle Hubert s answer : was a look more He turned to Walter "Is it not wonderful that it should in deed be so that 'she should have given herself to me, from whom one miglit have expected she would have turned rather . ; with . loathing and contempt ? But I am thankful you are here, both in And as I turn from this profound les son, and look over tne lair city as it stretches before me from the west Win dows of the Congressional Library in which I notice colored men and women resting in the quiet alcoves I find other and even better manners. Cars travers ing streets as clean as those of Paris in her best da vs, and carrying both races without protest, even irom tne delicate ex-rebel ladies who are coming back to us on their silken wings, ready to sell guns or carry claims, as opportunity offers ; the same schools for the education of black and white ; colleges lor the ed ucation of the freedman ; njrreat savings bank, iu which the millions of former slaves are hoarded and increased; and above all, a free press,; that prints words and distributes thoughts which three years ago would have raised a mob and swung the wrtter-to- the lamppost in front of his burning dwelling. And this social, political, and intellectual revolution is'vindicated by results, which like the glorious works of nature give joy to all and real sorrow to none. The flowers and verdure of early spring, that bloom and grow all around us,- are uot more truly the proots ot providence ot God than all these changed manners at the Natiou's Capitol. '. ' THE SPIRIT'S ESiTItEATY. FOUNDED OK A HEBREW APOLOGUE BY GRACE AGUlLAlt. . There was a pause in the courts of heaven. Seven times had the voice of the Eternal resounded through the vast realms of iLpacc, audJVoni the very cen ter of chaotic darkness a world of beau tv had sprung forth. Thousands of an gelic snirits floated round and round tne new-born globe, tending tno innumer able sources of loveliness and life, which had burst at once into perfected being at the all-creating word. With every new creation.' an increased effulgence flashed over the angelic hosts; and richer tones of mighty harmony proclaimed the power, and the glory, and the mercy of their jod. Deep in the unfathomable abyss of formless space hung the new-born world suspended t from its parent heaven by 'And Lilias; One proof: at least, T carl give you, that this love is not wholly un worthv of - vou, which is, that through every moment of existence, from the first night 'when I saw you till this su preme hour which closes our intercourse I have known that it was utter v and entirely without hope that the conse- niiintR hpr existence. The horses ran tue next relapsing to auuauiy pauur, cration ol my whole earthly anections rfr and nereinitated the carriage down a know, in deed, this is no home for me, to yott was aaoftertngThade in vaiu." steenbank. The coachman was killed, and willingly, believe me, I never pas- "And why in vain?" said a sweet, SCQ one nigui ueneuui its rooi. x uuxiit And when, as his voice died away id order that you may near w ltness to tne chalus of diamond light, visible only to the concluding words, ije said , . . "inn .." memo a uc tue pure spi,.jts who on them ascended - ..!. 4am vrSail. uuui " --- . ... , v,Ql, i.i,1ri - mnmMlr -,l til injury ftua lioiiror iwu.uiusi icr- ...u...,6 - ,.,,-..- istance, - iiiu iwi aw liiii i wins iivAiviiwiig w i.uu.m.j t " 1 1 . , . , i i 1.,. aud L.auy -Jtanuoipn was eiwifwu fmeT laborers," In the state you see her. They came for me immediately, but I can do nothing. Her cud is fast approach- illr." . "Oh, my Catherine my "Catherine;" It was all forgotten, the variance ad strife of their unhappy union the bit terness and anger of the last few hours her open hatred, and ner uespweti jove. He saw only before, him, dying, dying fast, the one adored being, who had been the idol of his life, ince first his strong heart had learned to beat with hn- Thn necrless bride, that one In hi enrlv davs of hopo mid candor he and i-mvwl tn win or nerish the beautiful young girl, who first awakened In his soul a vision of delight as to the joys this .earth might have. Dying! dying! Oh, xild they not save her? He flung them axib and threw himself upon his knees before the lied, while he grasped even the folds of her dress and kissed them pas sionately. , . ' i r "Save her save her," he dried, turn- have thought that Christian pity would have lot roe linger by my mothers' cold remains while tliey abode within it still, but it matters not, the living spirit is not here, and I shall meet these lost poor relics at the grave. Profane not the hour of death with violence. Sir Michael for I CO from it to return no more,whil5 the breast is warm that cradled me in infancy." Calmly he stooped and pres sed a fond kiss on his nmther's hand while a few large tears fell heavily from his eves then rising he fixed on LiUas long look oi such uuuttaraine love honeliness, that even then it well- nigh broke her heart, and turning slow ly, Hubert Lylfl walked towards the door. The servants made way for him with a sort of mournful respect, and the lonely man went out, as lie believed, friendless and a beggar. But Lilias followed him Sir Michael remained alone by that death-bed, unhallowed and therefore awful, where neither heavenly hope nor 1ng to tue doctor, "and you snail nav I penitence iii "wu,uu vuiy u u" tny Vle nt s cssioiis my lorti ne, ryou por m iiuiuau passion. Let me hear her voice will savfl her 4nce more." ' ' The doctor shook his head. "it is iu vain Sir Michael, indeed it is. v I..1M...U ;iid can now avail her. The utmost 1 can do Is to apply wich power ful restoratives as may recall her to con sciousness for a few brief moments befora .she pase from us, and while I do so It were well that, jiny relations she might 111 to s should lie lidledt". t U The good man knew ulie hail a son. It was of liim that Lilias had thought Aiiiceaiiigly, after the first moment of fearful winsteriiaHon nt this appalling lifci.lent. Hhr had but waited to know what tidings hc must take him, and ..,.i..Lit. .rr,,liii- through the crowd, she CHAPTER XXIV. Hubert departed at the bidding of his mother's husband, to walk the world a beggar as he believed but Lilias Ran dolnh followed him. -... . i .- i There is a beautiful likeness between (he office in the spiritual existence, and that which human love performs.In the mortal lllu. when sin and evil threaten swift comes the whltp.-winged seraph to stand lietwecn the soul and Its destroyer and so, when sorrow or danger ain at hand the watchful , love - steals calmly near to ward it off", If it may be, or to share at least its fullest trial. Unseen, like the angel, Lilias followed H4A slrickpn num. Kllft vn.t.che.ll him nA Hi. u, . i - - .... --. . . t- understood and he glided on before her through the long his neau ueui on ms ciiihdci trembling vpie, through. tUeycil of the golden' halrl " Oh ! my child my gentle, guileless child, can you- ask me such a question .' Surely, it was utterly in vainsincc i may iievei'4jeiftnyth1ng'. iii your glad lilo since you will soon, no doubt, pe wedded to some loving heart, and must never look . 4111011 my tace again, liom this sad ' hour,' when I go forth for ever more alone." And why alone?" still said the soft and tremhling tone. ' "Oh, darling of my heart," lie flhSwer- swered, With a sort of mournful wonder. you torture pie wltli words: like Hhese, for tluiy bring before me wildest visions of one impossible joy, unattaina ble tor iue as to find . the iongost ifiden on the earth. Beloved, do you not know that I, Indeed, roust go alone, unless you the priceless treasure the brightest pos session wnicn any count outaiu in tins world were doomed to go forth with me, the wile pt a def ormed cripple.:7 10 IjI nas, these tast wor9 or nutter humility were as an insult which some other hand offered to him. She started up, and, flinging back the long hair from, her (glowing ;facc he tiu'6vl to him the full gaze "of her pure truthful eyes, and gaid-r , . , ., "Then know, and uiulerstand me once for all. that excoptj I beonnie the wife of him, whom it litis jla.sCd you to call a deformed' beggar I neve will become the wife of mortal man. To you my life and heart have long been given, and, If you reject the gilt, none other shall pos sess It." ,"',':; Hib(j( f. gmrtpq with the most violent notion. His faoe booaii,e mile ui ashes. i..rt tho room.' Walter ... 1 ..... .i. mill lipotiKiibd the passages, his .1 J.,- ft... i.pr with an eloquent look of haw)s, and she knew ho was trying to appreciation. W e Knowing anguish that was His shaking hands relaxed tljelr hold, and twice he essaved to sneak, and could not. At last he said, gasping heavi ly .; 1. .... : 1 i. "Ill the name of mercy, Lilias, do not deceive me. Are you speaking truth ? It were a kinder thing to kill me now at her to "myself this peerless treasure.this priceless lily but also I m glad that yon have heard irom ner own lips mat her happiness as well as mine Is In our union, tor thus 1 can, with the most confidence, entreat of you to befriend me now, when you alone, perhaps, can fitly protect her Irom her uncle. we may not doubt the persecution she will meet with,, when her choice is known, and till l have a husband's right to cher ish and defenl her, 1 may trust you, may I not, to be as a brother to her t" " 1011 may indeed," said waiter, turn ng awav, with a half-repressed sigh, from the lieautiful eyes that were raised to him, with a look of gratitude, as Lil ias silently placed her nana 111 ms, "ButI fear," heontinned, 'that the struggle which, as . you say, we might anticipate is even now at hand. I hear Sir Michael's step in the passage. If he finds you thus all will be known to him at once. . .; "Aud so let it be," said Lilias, draw ing nearer to Hubert. '1 would not abide one hour in this house in false pro- teuces, - as 1 must do it he considers me his favqred hpiress, when, in reality, 1 am the promised wito qt llunert lyle It is far better that he and a)l the world should know at once that no power on this earth shall over part us now-." "My Lily," said Hubert almost breath less with gratitude, "but yon must pre pare this noble courage for the very worst. I verily believe he will not let you remain a single moment beneath his roof, when he learns the truth." . "Then together let us go," said Lilias, calmly, "it will be sweet indeed, to feel that we are divested ol all save our trust in one another." - "Lilias he is here," said Walter, liasti- Iy as h.e saw Sir M ichael suddenly stop, ike one petrified, when he beheld, the group at the window. She was still kneeling, supporting the drooping head of Hubert, who .- was yet overwhelmed with the weight of his great happiness. aud, without changing her position, she took his hand now hrinly in her own a 1 if I quietly turned her sweet, calm face towards her uncle, , TO- HE fJQNCI.lTDKD.l -oo listened to. I heir voices re-echoed in every valley of the Republic, and the people loved some of them with a per sonal devotion now very rare. But things have changed since their day; in some cases, we hope and believe, for ther better ; in others, perhaps, not so.. Is' there any connection, we won der r between political principles and ar chitecture, or moral principles and fash- back his flowing hair from a brow of ion? ' Does " the ; introduction of the such transcendent loveliness, that one Mansard. roof and Louis Quatorze fur- look upon it filled the soul with balm; niture indicate any change iu political he held a bough of emerald resembling Ideas, ror, the adoption of, 'Pompadour, the olive-leaf, but radiant with a liquid styles of dress imply a Pompadour style ' of morals? Put on your thinking caps, philosophers ; we throw this out as a fine subject for an essay, n - -, i . : - , - . What we do know Is that Pompadour finery is running us into a social ex travagance that is fearfully demoraliz ing; making fools ' of the women and slaves jof their husbands; and, some times, something worse ot both. W hence comes, the fearful crop of official defal cations, .the knaveries and failures of tradesmen, the organization ot rings ot political robbers, who use the authority bestowed tor the protection of the people to plunder them?' Whence come do mestic troubles, misalliances, shames, divorces, and suicides? " -The' fruitful parent of them all is social extravagance and the blind worship of-wealth.'-Fla tus is the god of modern society, which, nominally Christian; still bears, or rath er wears,' the cross as an ornament of diamonds or of gold, but not as an act of devotion. The Nazarene, who was born in a manger, and had not where to lay his head, would be turned away from the doors of the temples erected in his name if he were to appear ' there in his carpenter's' clothing. He' might, per haps, creep unobserved into a gallery corner, and be odined by beholding twenty vestrymen throw wide open their pew-doors to the Devil in broadcloth, as his majesty walked up the mid-aisle, pre ceded by a flexible- sexton, and smiled upon by an unctuous parson irom a velvet-cushioned pulpit.- -' He would -see there only another phase of "society" the women all "fluttering In silks and jewels and laces and -cashmere shawls and rich velvets, and smelling ot musk and mill-tleur and the waters of Co logne the decollete dresses 01 the even ing, which are too snort at the top and too long at the - bottom, a little - more evenly -balanced ; and church etiquette restraining those- animal propensities which manifest themselves so disagree ably at the supper-tables of evening par ties.' There Is no smashing of chande liers to- tear down decorations,' and the pig-jiottagc ot mdigestibles is absent ; but tltere are other devices of chorus and ritual aud machine work to attract at tention and keep ogling within the bounds of propiTetv while the dinner is cooking at home.' What would the poor fishermen of 'tialiiee .think ot It all? They to wl'om Christ said, " Freely ye have received ; freely give!" and whose mission was, above all things, to the poor ? ; '' '. . ; ' ' xes, tie Midas touch is as liotcnt 111 the grand organization ' of ecclesiasti cisni as in the State or society. The of fice-holders of the system must be well luster unknown to the plants of the earth. - - - - ' Create him -not, oh, Father!" im plored the spirit, and the brightness of us meekly expressive orbs was dimmed ; create him not: he win chase -me rrom the earth. PkaCE will be but a name amidst the awful scenes of internal and external war, with which man's passions ill devastate - yon - beautiful world. Father, create him not !" : ..-i The spirit ceased: and, hushed to a solemn stillness, -the listening myriads waited the answerliiff word.- The ertul- gence piercing through the veil appeared slightly shadowed, as if the Almighty presence had withdrawn his immediate glory, and the entreaty of his favored angels would be granted. But far, far, in the unfathomable distance, a resplen dent star seemed floating toward the veil, and laint yet thrilling melody proclaimed the rapid advance of angel wings. - On, on and the semblance of a star gave place to the form of a beatified spirit, whose dazzling loveliness irradiated space itself, and heightened the glory all around ; and every rank he passed nailed him, even in that awful hour, with an Irrepressible - burst of song, and drew closer and closer round; and watched him with such love as only angels teel; and he smiled on them, but paused not in his rapid course, and the smile kin dled hope anew, and confidence and joy banished the momentary shade, It was the spirit ol Lovr; the best beloved ot the internal; the guardian essence ol the whole angelic hosts; an gels and archangels, hierarchs and ser- phs, alike - acknowledged him, , and bowed before, his sway, as- the represent ative of the Supreme. And on he floated in his indescribable beauty, and every con it of heavensent forth increased ef fulgence as he passed.- He neared the veil, and bowed down before it, and tlien he spake, and his low solt tone penetra ted the farthest limit of that immeasur able space. " Create him, oh, Father I" he prayed ; create him to love, and be beloved! What if he err? what if he sin? Thou wilt pardon him; for thy love is greater than his sin ! A burst of bewildering glory flaslred through the veil upon him, as fie knelt, and darted its dazzling rays through the thousand ranks ot heaven at the same moment. ' It was the assenting sign of the ' Lternal ; and 'again the Ommtlc Word went forth : " Let us make man !" and millions and millions of -voices swelled the glad chorus, that another and yet mightier creation should 'bear witness to the loving mercy of their Uod And Truth and 7Justick and Peace paid, and the financial responsibility of a clinrch member Is more Important than his moral responsibility. Under this system religion has become a luxury in which only the rich can anord to in dulge: 1 - ' ' ' . ' ' " " ' ' '' " See what our current tendency Is mak ing of life at best a struggle only to be maintained by high aims and noble pur poses. How we. are doing our best to turn it into a circus show with tinsel aud spaugles, and, glitter and dash,, and away, wc go., jo repose, no lotty aim, no good result, effervescing like a glass joined in the thrilling strain, for the Spirit 01 love had touched them -with his quivering breath, and they felt his wonts were true. Man might still err, but created in love, the immortal spirit breathed into the shell of clay; the an gelic hosts gave vent to the full song of rejoicing; lor the bpirit ot Love nov- ered over the new-born world, as over theirs, endowed by the measureless com passion of the Eternal ' to purify and pardon, SOCIAL EXTRAVAGANCE. Washington is paying . the penalty of rapid development into a great metropo lis by becoming a participant in the so cial vices and extravagance, which, un- lortunately, appear to accompany every where, and a.t all times, the compacted civilization of city life,. Jefferson , de clared that cities were festering, sores upon the body politic, and for this reas on, among others, helped locate the cap ital away irom their contagious uillu of Jersey chain nagne. of which the froth 1 . . only is sipped and the remainder is flat and insipid. , Ah, dear ladies ! is ' there nothing better for you to do than follow this everlasting pippery of. receptions and balls, and parties, striving to out-do each other in the display of dry goods, which might better be exhibited by the dealer-on a lay figure? Suppose your neighbor ' does wear $30,000 worth of diamonds, or your other neighbor a sim ilar amount of lace are they, therefore, to be envied r , Are they prettier, or ibet- ence, in a desert swamp on the shores of ter forrned, or healthier, or with clearer The Indianapolis Journal states that the potato bugs will poll a heavy vote in Indiana this Fall, and sweep the State by irresistible majorities. and descended, in performance of their ncwlv-assigned employments. . Myriads of celestial beings stood 1 dazzling files without the veil, which I unapproachable and nidescriDaDie spien dor concealed the throne of the Creator whence issued that Eternal voice which spake, and creation . was ! None, 'not even the highest and nurest, the most etherealized auiidst those spiritual ranks. could gaze on the ineffable glory pierc ing through the enuigent veil ; nor dared approach it, without covering his lace with nis glittering pinions, and tail ing low in prostrate adoration. In their several ranks they stood, the glorious archangels to whom the ways, clearly as the works of the Eternal, were revealed. Hierarchs, who had penetrated deejier the mysteries of infinity, and by long tried olM'dience, aud faithfulness, and love, had won the glorious privilege of commune with the Inefliibje Majesty of the .Supreme. Jiveq to- the young ser aph, commencing his heavenly career, satisfied to labor and to love till he should pass through the 1 intermediate ranks, and rising higher and higher in in 1 go.) ic intellect, and the ocatihed na ture of his tasks, at length attain the arch-angelic goal, . - Seven times hud gono forth the Ora nittc Word, and seven times had the Eternal pronounced it good; and each time of that approving Word, had the resplendent pinions of the hosts of heav en fluttered in irrepressihle rejoicing, till space itself seemed lost in one vast flood of glisteningand iris-colored light, and mush;, soft, spiritual, and thrilling, marked every movement of the radiant wings, and filled up eich nause of gong. And then, midst' the deep stillness which succeeded, again spake the Eter nal voice: " Let us make man !" and the inamlate with the velocity of light rushed through the angelic-peopled courts; and every spirit of every' rank,' niid every host, caught up the Omnitic Word, and iu the full song of adoration, testified their joy. But suddenly a hush sunk on the rejoicing myriads; for, darting at the same Instant from their respective ranks nearest the Eternal's throne, three glorious spirits met together before the resplendent' veil, ai(d prostrated them selves in supplication. ' ' -.. ' They were of the highest order of the archangels, each intrusted with an attri bute ol his Creator to uphold its glory the Potomac. If he supposed that this segregation of public functionaries and popular representatives was likely to perpetuate in the. Government service an Arcadian simplicity of morals and manners, his philosophy was very much at fault; for, although he held it no derogation of his Presidential dignity to visit the houses of his friends with his violin under his arm, and play for their entertainment, we have had few in the chair since who could play his tunes at all, figuratively speakiug, or keep time to liis melodious measures.' - Nor is there any necessity for modern dignitaries to possess such accomplishments, or any ochers.provided they have money enough to buy tnem witn In those early days of republican sim nlicitv and honesty the Question regard ing a man's, fitness for position in no case involved the amount ot his wealth Mouey had not then its. present social aud political value. It was an adjunct, convenient tor the nospitauie entertain ment ot menus, hut by no means .essen tial to social distinction. Our forefathers studied the histories oi the ancients, and strove .to build their characters, upon classic models; such as were illustrated 111 the J jves ot 'lidarch. -, The courage consciences, or more intelligent, or more nonest, or more, virtuous, or happier, or nearer neaven, ior mat reason 1 Do vou not know that this indiscrimi nate admiration for wealth, no matter how obtained, is degrading and demor alizing, aud the source of untold crime and misery that it is the foster mother of a gigantic system . of dishonesty, branching out into every conceivable form of iraud, and sending fibers into every household to suck up the strength ui. our uauy Jivcr. . CRISES AND CASUALTIES. . Jonathan Barns, aged C2. of the firm of Hopkins & Barns, tanners, of Louis ville, committed suicide on Thursday morning while in his bath by cutting nis throat with a razor. .,. , ' William Shoeren, a boy 14 years of age was run over and killed on the New Jersey Central Railroad, in Elizabeth, Mew Jersey, on 'Wednesday evening. near "Dick's Switches." He had been playing on a ar, when the train to which it was attached suddenly started. i ne uoy leaived irom the car and tell on the track. The wheels passed over him. cutting off" his head. - ' John Calhoun,' an old citizen of Keiths- burg, Illinois, was drowned by the can- sizing of his boat, iu which lie and his wife had beeu out riding. They were returning, and were near the shore in front of town, when, striking a cross current the boat was overturned. The accident was witnessed by a number of citizens, and, though every effort was made to rescue them, only the woman was saved. Mr. Calhoun's effort to save his wife was the probable cause of losing his own, as he was a good swimmer. The body, was found about an hour after the occurrence. . . , ? . At about 11 o'clock Sunday forenoon. while Bernard Moran and his brother-in-law, Robert- Hayes, were finishing up a Saturday night's spreeat the residence of the latterNorth Fifth and Third-sts., Williamsburg, they became Involved lu a dispute over family matters. The dispute,-terminated by Moran 1 striking Hayes so powerful a blow with his clenched fist on the jugular that death resulted in a few moments. Moran, who is a one-armed "veteran 6f the war, was promptly arrested and locked tip In the Fourth street station-house. Hayes formerly belonged to- LynB, Massachu setts, and was shoemaker - by trade. Both men had been drinking freely, and Moran stated, after being arrested, that he. ami his brother-in-law were playfully sparring when tue latter received the fatal blow. Hayes, It Is said, has told his fellow-workmeu that he was consid erably ' troubled by Moran, and was afraid of him. At about 11 o'eioek Saturday forenoon the police were notified that Mrs. Eliza Harris, residing at No. 343 South Fourth street, Williamsburg, had drowned her Infant in a pail of water. Officers Pow ell and Quinn were sent by Captain Woglom to investigate the case, and when they entered the apartments of Mrs. Harris tney lounu ner sitting uy the window, and at her feet was a pail of water, with the babe, partially nude, In it, face downward. The officers told the wretched mother that she had better dress and go with them to the station house. This she did without making any objection. The body of the babe was also removed to the same place. During the afternoon medical gentler men visited Mrs. Harris aud found that she was suffering from puerperal mama. She gave birth to the infant, a female, liine days ago. Her history is a sad one. She is a native of England, 29 years of age. Her nusDand, who is said to be an English mariner, left her about three years ago 011 a voyage, giving her abso lute control of their three children, aged respectively five, seven, and ten years, During his protracted absence, it is al leged, she became the mother of the babe in question, and since then received In formation that he was on his way to join her add the children.' This information crazed her . in consequence of the sad condition iu wluch she was placed, aud Iu her'freuzy she committed the grave ottense lor which she was arrested. Mrs. Harris was sent to the asylum at Flat- hush, having beeu declared insane by tiie authorities. A terrible murder was committed Tuesday night at Pittstowu, about thir teen miles from Troy, New-xork. The victim was Mr. Peter G. Ray, one of the wealthiest and nest known citizens in that place, i He was returning from Troy, where he had spent the day in transacting business, and when within fifty yards of his residence he was stopped by a man, who entered into con versation with him. This colloquy was evidently an angry one, lor Mrs. Kay, who was asleep at the time, heard them, and was awakened. She next heard two pistol shots, and hastily dressing herself rnshed out of the house Into the road Mrs. Ray was horrified to find the dead Dody 01 her husband layiug in the dust, The head of the unfortunate man was pounded into a mass of gore, and there were marks 01 blood on the lence. A large stone lay on ' the face, which had been used by the mnrderer In accom plishing the deed. A heavy bludgeon, smeared in blood, was also found a few feet away from the body, and appeared to have been broken in using it. Mr. Ray's gold watch and a pocket-book containing $160 were missing, but an other one carried in an inside pocket was' round intact, wuspicion leu 011 Christopher Andrews, a dissolute fellow. who Is said to be one of a gang of out laws. '.Andrews had inherited consid erable property from his father,' hut squandered it in dissipation to such an extent that his relatives had Mr. Ray appointed a trustee. This proceeding incensed Andrews, and he frequently threatened to have Ray's life, lie was arrested that afternoon, and is uow in Jail.' Sheriff McKean, with two depn ties, made the arrest, and they had great difficulty in preserving the 5 prisoner from the hands of the people, who were much excited. Mr. Ray was 59 years of age, and is understood to nave possessed property worth nearly ?iuu,ouo. MELANGE. .A MINISTER , fi ON PLfJSSEB. , , . , ; A young minister, who bod been invi ted to preach in a church where the con gregation was very much opposed to written sermons, round himselt in a very unusual and unpleasant, condition when he rose, to announce his discourse., lie bad never, preached. without notes, and all his ideas tied as soon- as he . had an nounced his text. - He paused; told how his text was divided; paused -again ; re peated ins text, and then made several unsuccessful, eiTorts to say something about something.,; He tried the creation, but that would, not do. .Then lie at tempted something, about the patriarchs of old, but , failed, . again, Everything ". . " . ' T 0t iu oii6,iaiieu,iagaiui, x.veryiumfi 01 mo spartan, ui io.pit-iice 01 no scenioa very dark to aim, nntil be tho't Athenian ; the heroism of Leonidas ; the of Joseph. , He hud read uf him so much oratory ol Demosthenes; the w isdoiu of tuot ue was 6ure ue -omembered his his- Socratcs ; idealism mid jmu(ihi ui taiu 1 nie rorv., ' Now. brethren." said h& ." .1 Ampliyetiomii Council and federal sys, cob had twelve chiWreui! Yes (raising terns of later growth ; the principles of hi voice), he had-twelve sons, and, Magna Charta and - the, social; contract .11 Kr. " vik which lay at the base of modern revolu tion these were the themes, which fqi liished them with example and illustra tion. They held Anstides the Justin greater honor than Crojsns the Rich ; preferred Cinciuuatiis to Ileliogabalqs, and were not without a certain respect for Brutus and Cassius. ' They modeled the public buildings after Grecian tem ples: preferring the severe simplicity of tne ltori corner or arcnitecture, though tolerating the Roman Composite; aud spurning the meretricious jini-craekery introduced ny . Mansard, under Louts XIV, as belonging to an age ,of cqur tiers, not ot heroes and statesmen. Much men were capable ot great things as' the result proved; and if society lacked the Pompadour' gilt and varnish of to-day, it was not without the merit ot lilgtirbrperting, pure sentiment, ele gant conversation, and, when patriotism rcqipred it, heroic resqi ye. ' v The moth ers of our forest land "'wore their cali co Dolly Vardens with as much grace as ny modern belle, but with a nobler pur pose; not for the sake of fashion, but to sustain tneir husbands and the Republic in me inon-iuiorrnurse act. Our Senators am Representatives remembering tho long list of brilliant historic names what shall we say of them? Of Adams and Webster, of Cal houn and lay, of Pinrkncy, and Ben ton, and Silas Wright, and Crittenden, this h.e :sat -down , very suddenly, and then arose aud gaye out the doxology. c As a. scrap of Information we give the proportions in which the different let ters are cast, to a rout ot type,, and in which they, occur iu ; print: Letter e, 1,500; t,, 900; a, 850: n, o, s, 1,800; h, 640; r, 620; d,410; 1,400; u,340; cm, 300; i, 2.U ; w. y, 20U ; g. p, HU ; D,lo; v, 120 ; k, B0; q, 63; j, x, 40; z.20. Be sides, there are the combined letters, ft, mi; It, 40; 11, 20; lit, la; ill, 10; ., 10; 02,5. The proportion ' for capitals and small capitals differs from the small let ters, in those- X t-ika the. first place, tueu T, then A and i,, etc. - . m. i ' .-.i t . i. ! ' i.m . .1- 1 . .1 1 '- : . Lewis Dick, engineer ou a coal train which left Thursday morning, was killed instantly after , passing the bridge west of Leavltuburg. , The engine rau into a truck car, loaded with rails, standing on tne track ou a curve, throwing the on giue over, aud he full under it. His head aud face were terribly mangled. His corpse was brought hack to Youngs- town , on. tlio express train." lie was qgtid 24, married, of good habits, Indus-U-ious, and attentive to business.- The brakeuian 011 . the engine , was Injured severely. The fireman jumped oil. John Thomas, living five doors above police headquarters In Jersey City, at tempted to murder nis wite witn a large butcher-knife on Thursday. " It appears trom tiie testimony 01 tits daughter JUl- ln, :aged about ' seventeen years, that Thomas came home partially under the influence "Of liquor. Mrs. Thomas and her two 'daughters," who carry on the millinery business, were sitting in the front basement. "Thomas ordered Ellen to bring him a clean shirt, and then sent the other daughter out ot the room on some pretext. When Ellen returned she saw her mother lying In a corner of the room ; her father was grasping her by the tnroat with nis lert hand, and in his right he held one of the largest sized butcher knives, with which he struck the girl a Wow on the back of the head.-. Be fore it could be repeated Ellen ran tin and clasped one nrni around her father's neck, and with the other seized his right arm, in which was the knife.' "A des perate struggle ensued, during which Mrsi Thomas - extricated herself ' and started to leave the- room, but fell help less. ' Thomas seized his daughter by the shoulder with hl9 teeth and bit her severely, and then dealt her 'a' heavy blow on the forehead with the handle of the knife, and after ' releasing himself trampled npon her until she became un conscious. Thomas little ' boy ' mean while rau to the police station, and meet ing Officers Moulds and Nolton on the steps, told them that a man was murder ing his mother.' The officers ran into the house, where they saw' Thomas kneeling over his wife, with the butcher knife raised, and his- oldest daughter A Texas looted. bridesmaid ofileiated bare A drunkard's end Screwed in his cof- fin. : ; ... - . Gilmore's new coliseum will have to wear trusses. , A person whom we can put up with a good hotel-keeper. - A Waterburv cow with two tails calmly awaits fly-time." The spotted fever is known as the Dolly Varden meningitis. The Washington Board of nealth for bids the use ot hoisters until next fall. ' Staid 1 proceedings Criminal trials within reach of a Brooklyn writ of error. The latest astrological iuventiou Our Horace-scope as drawn by. the conven tion. , Already hi the 'Western States locusts are notifying farmers that it's warm weatner. " ' .. Henri Rochefort is cultivating dyspep sia, to show his persecutors that he won't die-jest yet. irl .;.., , , An Omaha paper furnishes its readers with an account of the capture of Metz. He was a burglar.'1" Query for the popular health journals -How can a man keep his feet dry if he has a creek in his shoes? ; : Corsets are Bald to be going out of fash ion. It has often been , remarked before that fashion has no stay. A baby in Detroit swallowed a watch last week, and the doctor says Its symp toms are like those of tick douloureux. " The Cincinnati Commercial notices that "Greeley has but one brother-in-law and no father, and his nephews are all nieces." Seventy pupils' from the female college at Elmira are on an excursion at Wash ington under the care of Professor Ford. Poor Ford! "T A double-barrelled ' Indiana matron has nearly exhausted all the shot in her husband's locker by firing twins twelve times running. ,-. Our epigrammatlcal reporter observes that Cuban insurrection much resembles the end of time, because it's an e mute. (Qy entente ? Pr. Dev.) The new patent article called a "nur sery gate" has been defined as a gate to restrain children who are beginning to have a gait of their own.,,',; , Maine adds to its temperance move ment an association for the suppression of tobacco chewing, with a penalty .of $5 tor eacn ouence. jse quia tumi. New music "Ought he to pull out my cnrls?" by tlie author of "Should he upbraid." Also, '"Pretty Pusey," by the composer of "'Tis sweet to Rome." Tlie French name for "Dolly Vardens" Is "Watteaus.".' An obvious misnomer, for when women wear such draggling skirts no one can see what toes they have. ' An Indiana gentleman last week drank the contents of a quart bottle of yeast, mistaking it for beer, aud the generation of carbonic acid, has given 1dm a fix stare ever since. , , Adult slavery is abolished and coolie contracts are prohibited by law, but a deformed, infant in North Carolina has been "leased" to, a. showman lor live years by its parents.. Adversity " said a western preacher, "takes us up slrort, and sets us down hard ; and when it is done, we feel as contented as a boy that's . been spanked and set away to cool." 1 Darwin's' "Descent Of Man" has been translated into the Russian language, to show the people that bv scratching deep enough ' they may discover something even beyond the Tartar, y .."' A Pennsylvania paper reports that "the Moosic Mountains are all ablaze." If there are any "bars" in the Moosic Mountains this "con fueco" movement must fill theni with quavers. . ' ; There is a lioot-black 4n New York city who professes to tell a customer's character Irom Ills stockings. Accord ing to this gifted youth, a customer who has no stockings has no character. It is rumored that the Rev. Professor Bronson Is to be deposed from his chair m Kenvon college on account ot nis "Low Church" views,' and the students indignantly ask."How's that for High?" A rival to the Fat Man's Association is talked of. -: It is to be called the Soap-fat Man's - Association, aud at , their balls and other entertainments the members will appear i 11 the costume of Ancient Grease. ' ' " ' ' Brigham Young's auiet little family circle consists of thirty-two wives and sixty-eight children, and when they all gather around tne neartn on winter eve nings the effect is said to be indescriba bly cozy. . , - i A good illustration of the importance of right punctuation and correct spelling is attorded oy tne roiiowmg verse 01 Scripture; "The wicked flea, when no man pursueth but the righteous, is bold" as a lion." " '" " ! They have a rather singular railroad in New Haven. The Courier speaks of that place as its "termini." It Is not one time in a thousand that yon find a railroad with both ends sticking Into the same town. " Herr Bulow, the pianist, is to perform here in the autumn. All musical critics are hereby warned against saying, "man w ants but little Herr Bulow, nor wants that little long," the joke being strictly private property. , -, ;(, A patent gun for killing insects is an nounced per show-cards., This will be a great boon to entomologists, who now can go, gunning after- dragon-flies and owl moths instead of catching them with nets, as heretofore. An archaeological correspondent ad duces as evidence of the antiquity of the fame of euchre the passage In the Aew 'estament which relates how the priest and tlie Levite -''passed", and the good Samaritan "assisted.", . ;.,.,.,., City parterres are now gay with beds of polychromatic tulips. .A youug matt from the rural districts says that "he don't know what them kind of tulips are, but doos know of tew Hps down to his locality as can kaock the spots off' all other kinds for sweetness. . ,,, ...... An - Arkansas husband pursued ' his runaway wife nearly two hundred miles, and when he overtook the terrified fugi tive, it' was round he only wanted to hand her set of false teeth which. In the excitement of her -flight, she had forgotten to take with her, ' ! ' " ine precocity 01 American youtn is sometimes really pheuomeuoiiical. ..For instance, an elopement aud, luarriago took place at Litchfield, Illinois, the oili er day, the parties to which were, the one but 80 aud the other but 73 years of age. What could tlie parents of this irumUe-tx-d trash have been doing wnue such wretched nonsense was going on?. An lowa . man recently died iroru swallowing a pocket-knife and Injudic ious medical ; treatment coiudiuau. lie got along very nicely as iong as uio knife was closed; but wheu the doctor gave him opening modiolus it killed him. . tpeklfg about the bad weather of last holding on to his arm, but in a fainting 1 Sunday, they telf a good joke on a well- ami ninmsicxiiaifn-ii conuiuon. Twicer I Known young nun wno ngures exten Moulds grasped the blade of the knife I slvoly 011 'Change. About 10 o'clock 011 with his baud just as it was descending, Sunday forenoon he stepped into a pop mid probably saved her life. Thomas ular restaurant for breakfast.1 When he was - committed to the county jail to hail finished he started to go out, when await tlie action of the grand jury. - He he saw for the first time that It was Is alHtut 40 years of ago, and is an'cxeel- snowing. ' He trembled, ' looked up at lent machinist, making $20 a week; hut the fky, glanced In at the large mirror for several years, ha contributed hut over the cashier's desk, and turned pale, very little toward tho support of his Beckoning to one of the proprietors, he family.. In consequence of brutality to said : "Charley, is It snowing' out of his wife, and also threatening: hor life. ne nas oeeu sent to the county jail sev eral, times far various terms. ' Mrs. Thomas received eight cuts and stab wounds about the head and shoulders, and although severely injured she is not considered in danger. doors f" "Yes, Indeed, It Is," was the reply,- ' '"Thank heaven !" said the poor fellow "I wasn't sure about it. ' 1 knew it was raining when I came in." Then, grasping the proprietor bv the hand and lowering his voice, he said : "Old boy, I thought 1 had 'em again."