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' A PAINESVILLE, LAKE COtTKTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1872: ' 11Z: 'T'..', i-d NUMBER 49; MAO XJ T7 D M OHIO JOURNAL. 1 J1 X , I i! ' i ) IS C 4 1 St 1? f. k V- p. I. ! .v. urJ 'Boo-' era jut. 1 ia iwtraiiAn Story. ST J. BOYLE O'BEILLT. There are lonesome places upon the earth Tlial have never re-echoed a sound of mirth. Where the spirits abide that feast and quaff On the shuddering soul of a murdered laugh, And take grim delight in the fearful start As tneir nnseen lingers ciutcn me nean, And the blood flies out from the grasping pain, To carry the chill through every vein; And the staring (vet and the whitaned face V IWajoy thesgbx af-Uie ionetow places. - Bat of all the spots on this earthly sphere Where these dismal spirits are strong and near, '1 nere is one more areary man an tne rest, 'Tis the barren island of Bottenest. On Australia's Western coast, you may On a seaman's chart of i'rcmantle Bay Find a tiny speck, some ten miles from shore: 11 tne cnart oe goon, were is sometning more, For a shoal runs in on the landward side. With five farthoms marked for the highest tide. Yon have nought ut my word for all the rest, But that speck is the island of Bottenest. P Hila whits saad-hanpfahont two miles long. And sav half as wide: but the deedR of wrong Between man and his brother that there took place Are sufficient to sully a continent's face. Ah! cruel tales! were thev told as a whole They would scare vonr polished-humanity's soul. They would Manek the cheeks in your carpeted room, With a terrible thought or the merited doom For the crimes committed, still unredressed, On that white sand-heap called Bottenest. Of late years the island is not so bare as it was when I saw it first, for there Ost theHter headlaa4 some buikliatrm stand. And a flag, red-crossed, says the patch of sand Is a reoganized part of the wide domain That is blessed with the peace of V ictoria's reign ; But behind the lighthouse the land's the same, And it hears grim proof of the whiteman's shame For the miniature vales-the island owns Have a terrible harvest of human bones! And bow did they come there! that's the word, From the lips of a man who was there, and saw The bad end of man's greed and of colony law. Many years ago, when the white man first tiet his foot on the coast.and was hated and cursed By the native, who had not yet learned to fear Ti.e dark wruth or the stranger, but drove bis spear With a freeman's force and a bushman's yell. At the white invader it then befell That so many were killed and cooked and eaten, There was risk of the whites iu the end being beaten ; So a plan was proposed 'twas; deemed safest and best . , i To imprison the natives in ttottenesL . i , , And so every time there was white blood spilled, There were black men captured: and those not killed In the rag of vengeance, were sent away To this bleak sand isle iu Fremautle Bav. And it soon came round that a thousand men Were together there, tike wild beasts in a peu. There was not a shrub or grass-blade iu the sand, Nor a piece of timber as large as your hand; But a government boat Wtfnt out each day Tolliug meat ashore and then sailed an ay. For a year or more was this course pursued. Till 'twas noticed that fewer came down for food W heu the boat appeared; then a guard lay round ivairc! To the shoal, that lay on the laud ward sidi Tlie island one uieht.. and the white men found - 'Htifltrthff nirnffnG fram tlimtiirh the tni&rst tl,lo 'Twas a mile from the beach ami then waded ashore; So the settlers met in grave council once more. "That a guard was needed was plain to all; Hut no settler answered the Government's cal 1 For volunteer watch; thev were only a few, Aud their wild vouug farms gave plenty to do; A ud the council of settlers was breaking up. With a dread of the sorrow they'd have to sup Vhen the savage, unawed, uud for vengeance - -wild,.-, , I , . i ' 1 1 .nid wait hr the wo) for the mother and child, And with doleful countenauce, each to his neighltor Told a dreary tale of the world or labor He had, aud said: "Let him watch who can, I cannot ;" when there stepped to the front a man With a hard brown race and a burglar's brow, Who had learned thn secret he ut tered now When he served in the chain-gang in New South Wales, And he said to them : "Friends, a all else rails. These 'ere natives aresafeas if locked and barred If you'll line that shoal with a mastiff guard! A nd the settlers looked at each other awhile. Till the woudor toned to a well -pleased smile. When the brown ex-burglar said he knew, Aud would show the whole of 'em what to do. About three weeks after the guard was set; And a native who swam to the shoal, was met By two half-starved dogs, wheii a mile from shore. And, somehow, that native was neverseen more. All the settlers were pleased with the capital Irian, tey voted their, thanks to the, hard -.faced ' - man. ; . . - i i For avear, each dav, did the government boat Take the meat to the isle and its guard afloat. in a line, on tne lace oi tne snoai. tne uogs Had a dry hense each, on some anchored logs; Aud the neck-chain from each stretched just hall wiiv ' - : ' ' ' To the next dog's house: right across the Bay Ran a line that was hideous with liorrid sounds From the hungry throats of two hundred hounds. -,i -it l.I5 .i J."iii..i So one more year passed, and the brutes on the logs i - 1 ' -- Had grown more like devils than common dogs. There was sneh a hell-chorus bv day and night That the settlers ashore were chilled with fright When they thought if that legion should break away. And come in with the tide some fatal day! But they 'scaped that chance, for a man rnme in From the Bush, one daw with a 'possum's skin To tiie throat lilted up" with large pearls, he'd found - " To the North, on the shore of the Shark's Bay Sound. And the settlement blazed with a wild commotion At the sight ol the gems from the wealthy ocean . , iTIain th settlor fill began to paek Ul . 3 TheiYtodls and tents and ask the track That the bushman followed to strike the spot, While the dogs aud natives were all forgot. ' In two dars, from that camp on tha Kiver Swan, " - To the Shark' Bay Sound hod the settlers gone: "-And no merciful feeling did one retard '"Fnrthe helpless men and their terrible guard. It were vain to try, in my rmiet room, To writedown the truth ol the awful doom That befell those savages prisoned there. When the pangs of hunger and wild despair t Hail nigh made them mad as the llends outside: 'Tis enough, that one night, through the low ebb tide. Swain nine hundred savages, armed with stones, And with weapons made Irom their dead friend's bones. Without ripple or sound, when the moon was j , goue, '...,:,! - - i , ; t I ! Through the iuky water they glided on : Swimming deep, and scarce dariug to draw a breath, While the guard-, If they saw, were as dumb as death. 'Twas a terrible picture: ob, God ! that the night Were so block as to cover the horrid sight From the eyes of. the Augel that notes man's In thebook that will open on the Day of Days ! There weresceams when they met-shrill screams of pain. For each animal swam at the length of his chain, And with parching throat and in I'm ions mood Lay awaiting, not men, hut his coining food. There were short sharp cries and a line of fleck - As their long fangs sank in the swimincr,s neck : There were gurgling sounds mixed with human groans. For the savages drove the sharpened hones Through their enemies' ribs, aud the bodies sank, F.ach dog holding fast, with a bone through his 11 auk. Then those ofthe natives who'scaped swam back itut too ltel for scores of the savage pack Driven mad by the yells aud the sounds of light, liad broke loos and followed;" On that dread night .et the curtain full ; when the red sun rose From the ulacidtcean. the iovs aud woes . in' a thousand men he had last eve seen, -., . ; t )re s thtngor thoaght that hud aevtr hecn. When the settlers returned In a month or two 'J'hey bethought of the dogs and the pri-oued crew. And a boat went out on an ill-time nuest l tt whatever wn- Hvinjr on Uottenesu Thev searched all the ilc and sailed back again. IV ith some specimen Imuics ofthe dogs and men. mem tot tbm beautiful are-all dried up before the breath of uoh a scoundrel. One becomes awkward, timid ; all one's energy is lost, as well as the feeling of one's personal dignity, and one salutes with great respect the burgomaster Schnugans when he passes in the dis tance ! Ore night, not having a penny, as us ual, and being threatened with prison by this worthy Master Bap, I resolved to cheat him by eutting my throat. With this agreeable thought, seated on my pallet-bed opposite the window, I gaveiny- tions, wnicn were more or less pleasant. - "What is man?" said -1 to myself. "An omuivorou -animal ; his jaws. which are provided with fangs, incisors, and molar teeth, are proof sufficient thereof. The fangs are made for tearing meat, the incisors for -eating fruit, and the molar teeth for masticating, grind ing, and triturating animal and vegeta ble substances which are agreeable to the taste and smell. But when there is uotbing to uiaxUcatex tliis. ttiiag is i regu lar absurdity iu nature, a superfluity, a fifth wheel to a carriage." " : Such were my reflections! I did not dare to open my razor, for fear that the invincible ioree of my logic should in spire tne with the courage to put an end to myself. After having well argued In this manner, I blew out wycaotHnd lelt the result for- the next day.- This abominable Kap had completely brutalized mo. . f. saw .nothing as re gards art but silhouettes, anil my only wish was to have money to rid me of his odious presence. But that night a sln- fular resolutioii was made in my mind, waked about one o'clock ; I relighted my. lamp, and, wrapping myself iu my old gray coat, I threw on to paper a rapid sketch in the dutch style; something strange, wild, which had no connection with my habitual conceptions. Imagine a dark yard, inelosed iu high tottering walls. These walls are fur nished with hooks at seven or eightXeet from the ground. One guesses at the first glance that it is a slaughter-house. On the left there is a wooden trellis- work ; you perceive through it a quar tered ox, hung to the ceiling by enor nous pulleys. Large pools of blood flowed over the flags into a trench, which was full of shapeless remaius. The light comes from the top, from between the chimneys, whose weathercocks are cut out against a corner of the sky as large as one's hand; and the roofs of tiie neighboring houses cast dark shadows on the lower stories. In the farther end of this place there is it shed ; under the shed a pile; on the pile some ladders. some heaps of straw and of rone, a coop for chickens, and an old wornout rabbit- hutch How did it come that I imagined all these whimsical details? I do not know. I had no analogous recollection ; and yet eaeh pencil-stroke seemed the result of observation. .Nothing was wanting. . But on t lie right a corner of the sketch remained blank. 1 did not know how to till it in. There something was moving Suddenly 1 saw a foot a loot which wa3 reversed and not on the ground. ' In spite of this improbable position. ! fol lowed the inspiration without account ing lor my own thought. The foot end. ed in a leg. On the leg, whicli wns stretched out with effort, floated the skirt ot agowu In short, an old wo man, wan, emaciated, dishevelled, ap peared at last, lying on tne edge ot a well, and fighting with a fist which was pressing her throat. It was a scene of murder which I was drawing. The pen cil fell from my hand. This woman, whose attitude was quite startling, with her loins doubled on the brink of the well, her face contracted with terror, her two hands grasping the arm or the murderer, frightened me, did not dare to look at her. Bat hint the man, the owner ofthe arm, I did not see. It was impossible for me to finish it. "1 am tired." thought I, while my forehead was bathed in perspiration ; ''there is only this figure to be done: I will finish it to-morrow. It will be quite easy." And I went to bed again, unite terri fied at my vision.-, Five minutes later I was sound asleep. The following day I was tin at dawn. I had just dressed myself, and was pre paring to go on with my interrupted work, when two little taps sounded on the door. i "Come in."- -i ;'-. ' -I The door opened.' A man already ! old, tall, thin, dressed in black, appeared on the threshold. The features of this man his eyes which wer close togeth er, his great eagle nose, and wide bony forehead were somewhat severe. He bowed gravely. ' ' , "Mr. Christian Venlus, the painter?" said he. "I am he, monsieur." ' He bowed again, and added "Baron Friedrich von Spreckdal." The appearance in my poor house of tiie rich amateur Spreckdal, judge of the criminal court, impressed me deeply. I could not help throwing a hasty glance at my old worm-eaten furniture, at my damp bed-hangings, and dusty floor. I felt humiliated by such dilapidation. But Von Spreckdal seemed to pay no at tention to these details, and, searing him self before my little table, began : "Master Ve'nius, I come " But at that instant his eyes were caught by the uncompleted sketch, and he did not finish his sentence, -, I had seated myself on the edge of'mv bed, and the sudden attention accorded by such a person to one of my productions made my heart beat with undefinable fear. After a minute bow, Spreckdal raised his head. f -"Are you the author of this sketch?" sale I he, looking at ine attentively. "Yes, sir." "What is its price?" . "I do not sell my sketches, it is the idea for a painting." "Ah!" said he. raising the paper with the point of his yellow lingers." iieurew a glass from ins waist-coat After these judicious reflections. I seated myaelf to finish. the sketch; four strokes of my pencil and it would be done. But here an incomprehensible difficulty awaited me.: jit wn impossible for-tn ttr make- those Strokes. I had lost the thread of my inspiration ; the mysterious individual' would not detach himself from tbe Umbers of my braiu. It was iu vain that I invoked him, that I sketched outlines and tried again and again ; he was no more in accordance with the whole than a figure of Ka- phael'8 would be in one of. Tenter's smoking iceMs. &T! drops stood oaniy Drow. At the finest moment Kap opened the door without knocking, according to his laudaDie custom-ftls eyes feu on my heap of ducats, and with a squeaking voice he cried : Ah! I have caught you. Will you say agajBMr.' iTiinter that you have no mowy?'" And Ins crooked fingers advanced with that nervous trembling which the sight ot goiu always produces witn misers, him. He was still assisted br the two enjoyment out of life, and, to have list- men with staves, and I stepped out res- j ened to the soul which preached absti- olntelv after him. We passed through nence. "Ah, if I had but known!" it long galleries, lighted at certain dis tances by windows inside. I saw behind some bars the famous Tic-Tack, who was to be executed the following day. He Kas wearing a strait-waistcoat, and was singing in a loud voice, "I am the king of' the mountains !" - Seeing me, he cried : -"Hullo,- comrade, I; will keep a place for you on my right." - The two police agents and the god of the Caribbees looked at eaeh other with smile, while a cold shiver crept all down my back.. CHAPTEB III. SchlusseL pushed me into a high room, exclaims, " I should not have been led by your big words, your grand phrases, and magnificent sentences ! I should have had some delightful moments which will never return. It is all over. You said to me, ' Curb your passions !' Well, I did curb them ; and much bet ter am I for liaviug done so. I am go ing to be hanged, and in time you will be called sublime spirit, stoical soul, martyr to the mistakes of justice. I shall no longer be thought of!" Such were the sad reflections, of my , poor body. The day came, at first pale, undecided ; it sent its feeble rays through the round slightest detail ? - Was it chance? Ila ! And, after all, what is chance but the effect of a cause which is hidden from BS? ' "" ' ''' 1 ' -; ' " ' : Can Schiller be right when lie says; The Immortal soul does not share in the wickedness of the body; during the sleep of the.body she spreads her radlent wings,and goes God alone knows where. What does she do then - No one can say, but at times Inspiration betrays the secret-of those nocturnal nights?" ' Who knows? JS at lire is more auda cious In her realities than the human mind in its imagination t - which was very dark, and furnished with window, through the iron bars, then it H remained stupefied JUfew.aeeonds. I seats in a .genii-circle.. The appearance of this deserted hall, with its two high barred windows, its Christ of dark old oak, a figure with its arms extended and head, sadly falling on its shoulders, in spired me with a religious fear over and above that caused by my actual posi- Then the recollatian of all the insults which this creature had heaped on me. his avaricious looks, his impudent smile, exasperated, metgr With ar single bound 1 seized-him, and pushing hint with both hands out of the room, I flattened his nose witn tne door. This was done with the "cric-crac" and the rapidity of a Jack-Tn-the-Box. nut, outsiae, tne old usurer uttered piercing cries : "Jy money, robber my money !" : The lodgers came out of, their rooms asking :" 'What is the matter? What has hao- pened?'f 1 H f-i' - . t 1 opened the door suddenly, aud with a blow of my foot in the spine of Master tap,i sent titm dowii more than five steps. that is what is happening." said I. beside mvself. Then I shut the door and fastened it. while shouts of laughter saluted Master nap in ins niguu - I was pleased with mvself: I rubbed my hands. This adventure had restored my animation. I recommenced work. and was goiug to finish thejketcIjL, when an unusual noise struck inv ear. it was tne nutt-end o( rines being put dowfr bn -the pavement of the street. I looked out of my window and saw three gendarare,, wltli . tlieir-npea. lowered, urawu up at tne door oi tne House. "Can that wretch Kan have broken anything?" said I. in a fright. And such is ttie strange contradiction In the human mind, that I, who the eve ning petora nad wisiied to cutrroy throat, now : sniKioereu tctiieTnarrow-ur my bones at the thought that they could hang me if Kap was dead. rue staircase was tilling with confused son nds steps won open quite "Open, iu the name of the Lord !" I rose trembling, withi shaking legs "Open !" repeated the same voice. , The idea, of saving myself over the roofs occurred to me ; but hardly had I put my head through the little window than I drew back seized with vertigo. I had seen as in a lightning flash all the windows below,- with their gleaming panes, their flower-pots.their bird-cages. their gratingsf jfhd lower down the bal cony ; lower down the street lamp; low er down tne sign of tfie Jonnelet Jtoxge, covered with crampons; then, at Jast, the three glittering bayonets, which only awaited my fall to impale me. On the roof of the house opposite a great red cat on guard belli ud one of the chtni neys was watching atroop of sparrows wno were ciurping and quarreling in All my ideas of false accusation dis appeared, and my lips moved as I mur mured a prayer. . For a long time I had never prayed, but misfortune always re calls us to thoughts of submission. Man is such a poor creature ! :, . in iroiit or me, on a nign seat, were shone on the inside wall. Without, the street was filling;, being Friday it was market day. 1 heard the carts loaded with vegetables aud the good peasants of the Schwarz-voula with their baskets going by. Some chickens in coops cackled as they., went past, and the sellers . of ' butter chatted to each other. The market opposite was being opened.' They were arranging the benches. At last it was quite day ; and the great murmur of the growing crowd of house wives who were assembling with their baskets under their arms, going, coming, AXECOOTES OF PUBLIC iJIESi. . ; BY COL. J W. FORNKV. ,( ' 'NoTxxn:';.v''J';.,!,'; More than fifty colored delegates in the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia, June 5, 1872! Shades of John C. Calhoun, Barnwell EUett, .Dix on II. Lewis, John Slidell- and ,W,; L. Little two persons whose position with their discussing, and bargaining, slowed me backs to the light left their figures in hadow. Nevertheless I recognized Von Spreckdal by his aquiline profile, which was illumined obliquely bv a ray from the window. , The other was fat ; he had full red cheeks aud wore a judge's robe,, as did also Yon Spreckdal. Below was seated (Jonrad, the clerk: he was writing at a low table, tickling his ear with the end of his pen. On my arrival he stopped, in order to look at me, with . considerable : curiosity. They made me sit down, and , Von Spreckdal, . raising , his : voice, said : "Christian Venius, where did you get this drawing?". He showed me the nocturnal sketch, which was then in his possession. They handed it to me. Af ter having examined it, I answered : "l did It." There was rather a long silence, and Con rail wrote down my auswer. I list ened to his pen running over the paper, that it was eight o'clock in the morning. With the daylight I began somewhat to regain my confidence. Some of my black ideas disappeared, and I felt a great desire to see what was going on outside. Some of my predecessors had pulled themselves up to the window, they had made some holes in the wall by which to ascend more easily. I climbed up in my turn, and when' seated in the oval recess with my back bent, and my head pressed forward, I could see the crowd, the life, the movement; tears flowed rapidly down my cheeks. I no longer thought of suicide ; I felt an extraordi nary desire to live and to breathe. "Ah" said I to myself "it is -delightful to live! What do I care if they make me drag a barrow or fasten a bullet to my leg, as long as they let me live !" The old market With a roof shaped like an extinguisher supported on heavy and 1 thought, " What is the meaning of pillars, was a splendid sight. Old wo- t.no Miiruui. nicy nave jusi, asaeu uic 1 men seated in trout ot their baskets of It has nothing to do with the kick I gave vegetables or eggs, or of their coops full Kap' 0f poultry; behind them the Jewish "YOU did this drawing " continued (tpolpriin 0l,i int.hes. wifhrrheir dark v on hpreckuai ; wnat is tne subject oi faces . tue butchers in their bare arms cutting up their meat iu their stalls; the country people with their large felt, hats planted on the back of the head, calm and grave, their hands behind their backs leaning on the holly-sticks, and nnlntlv fimnWiiia their ntnpcL Then the. said the judge, severely, thronging, noisy crowd, whose shrill, orcis, nex- "roin and noint so well the character of the indi- tspreck- vidual ; in short, everything captivated me, and in spite or my meiancnoiy it? It is a fancy subject." ' ioh nave not copied all these de tails?" 'No, my lord, they are all imagin ary?" 1 "Prisoner, .- xi was a rising tide or nonow t " irun-mm, uuuui excited, serious, nign or snarn w , . the clank of., mwis .and rapid l"- ; ! '" ' ' ' . ' . those expressive gestures, those ds. Suddenly some one tried tof reuueneu, ana exciaimeo, witn pected attitudes ' which betrayed If my door, ft was fastened. , , i some exctiemeut : -t nave toia tne af.,r the progress of the discussion. 1 hen there was ouite a clamor. i mini. -, " Put this down," said 'Von dal to the clerk. ''The pen again squeaked on the paper. And tins woman," pursued tue judge, " this woman who is being mur dered on the edge of the pit, was she also an imaginary figure?" certainly." - " You have never seen her ?" ."Never.-"-. '.'; ' Yon Spreckdal rose, as if indignant ; then, reseating himself,- he consulted iu a 1 low voice with his fellow-judge. These two black profiles standing out against-the light background of the Window, and the three men standing behind me, the silence of the hall, every thing made me Bhudder. What do they waut with me? ;What have I done 1 murmured the gutter. It is impossible to imagine ' Suddenly Von Spreckdal said to my to what clearness, to what power and rapidity of perception, the life of a man can attain wnen stimulated by tear. 1 At the third summons "Ojien the aoer, or we will break it open : 1 saw that night was impossible, and approach ng the door -with trembling steps, I drew back the bolt. Two fists iniuredintely seLaed. pay 0ol tar; and a little" thick-set man,' smelling oi wine, saiu; .... .. , "I arrest you."1 ' toned up to the chin, and' a hat shaped tike the pipe of a 'stove; he had great, brown whiskers, rings on all his fingers, ana was caiteu -i -assaut head of the police: " Five bull-dog, heads with little .flat caps, were observing me from without. . .''What dp you want?',' asked,J of Pas saufV.' , - . Oome down," exclaimed he, rough ly, making a sign tooire ef- the 'men to seize me. 1 nis latter dragged me away more dead than alive, while the others turned my room upside down. I went down, supported under the arms like a man in the third stages of consumption ; my nair tailing over my iace, aim siuinot.ing nt eacn step. I was thrown-into a-fly, between two fellows, who had the charity to let me see. the end or two staves; fastened -with a strap V the wrist; then the carriage set off. I heard the steps of all the gamins of the town running after us, "What have I done?" I asked of one of my guards i , j , ; j tie looked at his companion with a strange smile, saying Hans, he waists to know wbattue has-dofte.''- --- This smile froze my blood. Soon a profound shadow enveloped the carriage-the horses' feet sounded under an arch. We were entering the itaspeinaus, oi which one mignt wen say: "Dans cet autre Je-vois bleu com meion'entr Kt Be voit -noint com me on en sort It-was rthc stables were I jailers: "Take back the prisoner to the carnage; we nre going to start lor the Metzer btrasse." Then turning to me, he exclaimed: "Christian Venius, you have started on a sad course;- recollect yourself,-and remember that If human justice is inflexible, there still remains for you Uod s mercy, l oti may deserye it i'you confess your c rime !'? . inese words struck me as it witn tne blow of a hammer. ' I stretched out my arms, screaming, " O, what a frightful dream !" and fainted. When I came to myself the carriage was moving slowly along iu the street ; another one was in front. The two con- ' still there. On the road offered his companion a pinch of snuff; mechanically I put out my finger toward his snufi-box ; he drew back quickly. The blush of shame cov ered my face, and I turned away my head to hide my emotion. " If you look out," said the man with the snuff-box,' " we ; shall be obliged to nnl irnn in lifirtflenffs ' ' ' " May the devil strangle you, internal Scoundrel!" thought I. The carriage stopped; one of them got out While the other held me back by the collar ; then, seeing Ins comrade ready to receive me, he pushed me out rudely. These nu ntercnis precautions for the safety of iny person did not look well lor me; but 1 was far from foreseeing the gravity of the accusation which was weighing on po sition, 1 felt happy to think that l sun belonged to this world. Now, while 1 was thus looking out, a man went by; he was a butcher, who with bent back was carrying an enor mous quarter of beef on his shoulders ; his arms were bare, his elbows stuck out and his head was bent down ;his floating hair, like that of saivator's Mcumbre. concealed his face from me, but at the first glance I started- It is he I" said to myself, and all my blood flowed back to my heart. . 1 got down into the dun geon, quivering to the tips of my fingers feeling my ciiecks growing pale,: aud atn mnioi'i n if with n ctillnrl vnitip i "It is he? He U there there, and I am to expirate his crime. Oh, God ! what shall I do? What shall I do?" A sudden idea, an inspiration from above, occurred to me.' I felt in the pocket of my coat my fuse-box was there. Then, rushing to the wall, I be gan tracing the scene of the murder with inconceivable . rapidity. There was no more uncertainty, no more groping. I knew the man I saw him he was there before me. At ten o'clock the jailor entered my prison. His owl-like passiyeness was replaced by admiration "Is it possible?" cried lie, stopping short on the threshold "Go and fetch my judges," said I to him, while I continued my work with increasing excitement. "They are waiting for you in the hall of instruction," replied Sehlussel. ' 'I have something to reveal to them,' I exclaimed, drawing the last hand of mv mysterious subject, He seemed alive ; he was fearful to be hold ; his foreshortened figure stood out wonderfully on the' white wall. The jailor went out. ' ' , In a few moments he reappeared with the judges who stood quite stupified. I tended my hand, and, trembling in every limb, said to them : ' "There is the murderer!" After a short silence, Von Spreckdal turned to me: "His name?" ' "I do not know It, but he is at tills mo ment in the market; he is cutting up . . j.i,-.v, , " 1 . uiu ill (Vi fiu , nv go minify uu me, wheni a frightful selFCnmstance at mPat in the third atll on the left no vmt last, opened my eyes ana tiirew me into despair. I had just -been pushed into a low passage, with broken unequal pave ment; tnere flowed along the wait a yel lowish oozing, from which a fetid smell exhaled;- i I was -walking in -darkness. the two men behind me. Farther on there was a, dim light from an inside yard. v The farther I advanced the more did my terror .increase. Is whs not a nat ural feeling; it was a fearful anxiety, unnatural as a nightmare. . At each step l instinctively urew naeK. "Come, now!" exclaimed one of the All is not covleur de rose in this world: constables, pressing his hand on inv from the claws of Bap I fell into a dn- shoulder, " Get on !" geon, from which most poor flevflsTiitve I But what , was my terror when, at the small cnance or escaping. Great dark end of the passage, I saw the yard which go in from the street to the Trahaus," "What do you think of this?" said he to his colleague. "Let the man be fetched?" replied the other gravely ; several jailor3 who re mained in the passage obeyed this order. The judges remained standing, still look ing at the .sketch. I had sunk on tiie straw, with my head between my knees, quite overcome. Soon footsteps sounded in the distance under the archway. Those who have never waited an hour of deliyerence and counted the minutes, which at such a time are as long as centuries those ' who have not gone through the poignant emotions of sus pense, terror, hope, doubt can not con- Milua thn tnnr,H i..V,n.lil.iftiiTr ,1 1 1 1 I . I . V. . . . ... .1. ! .1 -J. ...'. ... i ...v... felt at that moment. I should have dis- yard, rows of windows, as in a hospital, I had sketched the previous night, with tlnguished the step of the murderer not a tutt of grass, not leaf of ivy , not I its walls garnished with hooks, its col- among a thousand. They had came lie urew a glass iroin ins waist-coat hw, iu,, giw, ivdi ui ta, iiui u vfra.ii.-s iii.-?nru wmi iiuurk, its coi- among a thousan pocket, and began fo study the sketch, in even a weathercock in perspective ;that lection of old iron, its hen-coop, and its nearer the judge silence. , ,. . I was my new lodging. It was enough to rabbit-hutch r Not a window, small or r had raised my 1 Th.e Mysterious ' Sketch, looking at me. The sun shown obliquely Into the at tic. Von Sprecl-dal did not utter a word ; his great hooked nose, his wide eyebrows, were contracted, and his chin, protruding in a point, formed a hundred little wriukles iu his long thin 'cheeks. The silence was so profound that I dis tinctly heard the plaintive buzzing of a fly which was caught in a spider's web. "And the dimensions of this painting. Master Venius?" said he at last, without make one tear out one V hair by, hand - inns. The police agents', accompanied br the jailor, incarcerated uie temporarily m a lock-up. r . . J The jailor, 'as; far a f can' remember. was called Kasuer Schlusael: with bis grey wooieq cap, nis snort pipe between her eyes unnaturally open, nis teetn, ami nis oum-ti oi Keys at nis tongue Del ween ner teeth. waist, lie appeared to me like the god or It was a horrible sight! large, not a cracked pane, not a detail had been omitted. I was thunderstruck by this strange revelation. Near to the wall were the two judges. Von Spreckdal and Richtcr..At their feet lay the old woman on her back, her long gray hair dishevelled, her face blue, and tier IWMlVJt it and CHAPTEB I. IPI'OSITE to the Cha)el of St. Sebalt's. at Nuremberg, at the corner of the street of the Tre- bans, stands a little inn, narrow high, with gabled front, dusty panes, and tne root crowneu wunapias ter Virgin. It was there that 1 passed the saddest days of my life. 1 had gone jo Nuremberg to study the old German .masters; but, for want of ready money, 'I was obliged to do portraits. And what portraits! Fat gossips with their cat on Iheir kno&s; aldermen in wigs; bnrgo jihiiiters in three-cornered hals the whole colored in oei'C and Vermillion. From portraits! I cnuie dowm to pencil sketches, and from sketches to silhou ettes. There is nothing so wrcU'bed as liaviug the landlord of an hotel con stantly after one, with pinched lips, shrill voice, and impudent manner, com ing every day and saying, "Come now, .do you Intend to pay'me soon, sir? Io tyonknow how much your bill ;ls?t No, 4 hat Is nothing to you. You cat, drink, nd sleep quietly. The Lord giveth food to the little birds. This gontlomairs bill amounts to two hundred florins tflil ireutzeis ; It is hardly worth speaking xf " Those who have not heard this the Caribbees, who is an owl. He had great ' round, yellowish eyes, which looked as if they, saw. by night, a pointed nose, and a neck whicli was lost in his shoulders. seiiiussei sunt up as quietly as one puts away clothes in a cupboard, think ing ot . other tilings. , ,4s )ormev,l. re mained more than ten minutes in the same place, with my hands closed behind my back, and my head hanging down. At the end of this time 1 made the fol lowing reflection : "Rap, when he fell, called out: 'They are murdering me!' but lie did not say wfao. I shall say that It was my neigh nor, the old man who sells spectacles ; he will be hanged in jay place.?'; ...-.,: i Tills Idea eomfortert me: and I heaved a deep sigh. Then I looked at my pris on, n It had jurtt been newly whitewash ed, and the walls were quite bare.except in one , corner, where mv predecessor had sketched a gibbet. The light came from a little window, "nine or ten feet from the ground; the furniture consisted of a heap of straw and a bucket, " f "seated myself on, tha straw, ..with in v- hands round mv knee, in Incon- whlch glittered in the sun "yesterday ceivabie desrpondency:4 1: hardly saw I formed the culpable design of cutting clearly ; aud of a sudden, remembering my throat for a few miserable florins, I that Kap might have-denounced me be- and now, to-day, a fortune ; falls from fore his death, ,! tlnglvd 411 , every joint, the clouds. Decidedly I did well not to and got up coughing, as If - the hempen open my razor, and If" ever the !tempt-ieravat were already pressing 'my throat. tion to put sn enn to myseit - assail 9 me Aimost at ,uie same .moment l neard "Three feet by four." " rue price?'' ' " " "Fifty ducats." Von Spreckdal replaced the drawing on the table-, and took from his pocket a long, green silk purse. He drew off the rings. , -,...'.' "Fifty ducats," said he; "here they are." , ,1 . ..1 , ... . I was dazzled. The Baron had risen : he bowed, and I heard his great ivory-headed, cane sounding on each step to the foot of the staircase. Then, recovering from my stupor, I remembered all of a sudden that 1 had not thanked him, and ; I flew down the five stories like lightning; but when I arrived on the threshold it was iu vain that I looked to right and left the street was deserted : - : ''-.' "Dear me, that's funny," said I, and went up stairs again, quite out of breath. . CHAPTER II. The sui-pi-islng manner in which Von Spreckdiil had just appeared threw me quite into ecstay, . " esterday i", said I, as I contemplated the heap of ducats . 1 . .. t 1 f i . .. 1 1 ii. 1 - . . . 1 . . et .1 11 1 ,1 . 1 .. ,.1 1 1. . . .. SOUr Sllllg Call liave HO liea vt llllt It I I ugaili, man initc- l-hiv w tiu I tn.iosl-jiTvisiiig - mi Jjuengei " 11c ' love of art, imagination, sacred euthusi- I the next day,"-, v. j -"'" 1 opened the door and told me to follow "Now," said Von Spreckdal, solemn ly, " what have you to say ?" " J did. not reply. il; 4. , ,Y ' "Do "you confess to having thrown this woman, Theresa Becha, inlo this pit, having first strangled her in order to rob her of her money ?" " No," I cried. " No! I do not know this woman ; I have never seen her. May you ne my witness v "mat is enougli, replied lie; and without adding a word, lie and his com panion wontotit quickly. ' The policemen then thought it their duty to put handcuffs on me, and 1 was taken hack to the Rnspclliaus iu a state of stupor. I hardly knew what to think : even my conscience was contused. 1 asked myself whether I had murdered the old woman, in tne eyes 01 mv jail ors I was already condemned. 1 will not detail to you nil that I felt that night in the Raspelhaus, when, seated, on my heap of straw, with the little window" in front of me, and the gibbet in perspective, I heard the watch man erylng in the silence: "Sleep, in habitants of Nuremberg! The Lord watches! One o'clock! two o'clock! three o'clock have struck!" ' Every one-Can form an idea Of such a night. It is all very well to say that it is better to be hung innocent than guil ty,. , For the soul it may be so, but as fsu tiie body is concerned it makes no differ ence; on , the contrary, tt curses its fate, and seeks to escape, knowing that the cord will put an end to its part. Added that it regrets not to have taken enough even seemed moved. my head and my heart felt oppressed as it with an iron weight. I fixed my eyes on the closed door. It opened, the man entered. His cheeks were Bwoollen and red, his large jaws were contracted so that the muscles stood out toward the ears, and his little eyes, uneasy and wild like those of the wolf, glistened under the bushy eye brows of a yellowish red. Von Spreckdal in silence pointed to the sketch. 1 lien tnis man or Diood with the large shoulders looked, grew pale; and with a yell ; which froze us with terror, he threw up his arms and sprang backward to upset his jailers Then a fearful struggle took place in the passage; we neard nothing Dut the pant ing breath of the butcher, hollow oaths, hasty words, aud the feet of the jailors striking 011 the nags alter they hat I been lifted in the air. This lasted at least minute. " At last the murderer re-entered; his head hanging, his eyes bloodshot, his hands fastened behind his back, He again glanced at the drawing ofthe mur der, seemed to reflect, and in a low voice as if speaking to himself, said: "Who could have seen me at midnight ?" I was saved ! ' ' ' Yancey, is this to be permitted? aid the lords or slavery,, tweuty years , ago tmnK tnat sucn an , onenso would ever be dared. Whn I recall. Dawson, of Louisiana, with his . curls and jewels, and gold-headed cane; Ashe of North Carolina, with his jolly yet imperious style: Jonn a. uarDour, 01 v irgiiua,wltn his plantation manners ; Governor Man ning, of South Caroliua, as handsome; as Mrs. Stowe's best pieture of the , old Southern school in "Uncle" .Toni's i.fcab; in ;" Pierre Soule, with his handsome, haughty face, true types and - apostles or the peculiar institution,! wonder how they would feel to see the South repre seined in a National Convention by their former slaves. A little more than ten years have sufficed to disptove all the predictions against the colored race, but n nothing so mucn as 111 tne intelligence of their representative leaders,-, and. in their own general improvement, ir you Were to compare the chiefs of the freedmen with 'the chief., slaveholders, knowing them' as I knew theni, you would soon realize that Joun ju., Jjuig ton, professor ofthe Law Department of the Howard University, is as thorough a lawyer as Pierre Soule in, his,, best days: that Robert Brown Eliott is a bet ter scnoiar and speaker than .Laurence M. Keitt, who having lielped create the rebellion, died in fighting for it; aud that Benjamin Sterling Turner, of Selma, Alabama, a self educated, slave,, and now a freed man in Congress, is as prac tical a business man as Joun i orsytu or George S. Houston. : . .. . . I', Frederick Douglass was famous as an orator before the war. With the fall of slavery, however, he rose to tbe highest position. His eloquence is lornaed on the best models. Captivating, persuasive. and often profound, he wields an Increas ing influence in both races. .. . But among the colored delegates in tbe Republican National Convention none will attract more attention than Robert Purvis of Philadelphia. 1 hope some day to relate the romance of his life. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he left it fifty-three years ago, when he was about seven 3-ears old.. A -few weeks since he returned to his native city, and was eagerly welcomed by his own peo ple, and by many ofthe old citizens, who favorably remembered lus father' and mother and had watcned nis own career with friendly eyes. The changes wrought in this more than half a century were more than revolutionary. The stone re jected by the builders had become the J ' . 1 nn.. . 1 . 1 head OI tne commit. 111c magnate na.11 lisaiiearcd. and those Who made, them so had taken their places. It was a be wildering dream ; yet the. retributive fact, stood prominent. . , The descendants of Calhoun,' Rhett, M'Oneen.Havne. aud Brooks no longer ruled like their fathers. New influences and new ideas prevailed. Mr. Purvis stood among his kindred like another Rip Van Wiukle, with, the difference that he was not forgotten ; and as he W dked the streets of Columbia and re ceived the ovation of his friends in Charleston he saw and felt that, although slavery was dead and the old slave-lords deposed, tne sun suone, tue grass jjicw the flowers bloomed, the birds caroled and the waters run, as when the mag nates lived on the lalwr of others as good as themselves, and often died 'con fessing that their bad work must come tn sl hitter end. Rodert Purvis is one of the best proofs ofthe influences of education, travel munt associations. ' and natural self-re spect. Few would distinguish him to be what -he often proudly calls himself, "a negro." His complexion is not darker than that of Soule or Manning. His manners nre auiet and couriiv. m general knowledge is large aud his con versation easy and intellectual. Educa ted at some of the best of our Philadel phia sehools before there was any preju- ice against tne repuiauie man or vt umau of color, and when colored votes were thrown at all tne elections, ne nas reacueu sixty, universally esteemed. - His family is among the most refined in the aristo cratic country neighborhood where he lives and he commands respect of others by tiie courage with which he and -his children respect meiiiserves, ict vtunc h walks erect in all circles, and yield; to none in the graces of manhood, and n the observances of what we can soci ftv. he is the ardent friend of his people. determined that they shall eventually secure all their civil, as they nave now their nnlitical rights. No more usefu or influential man sat among the .luluo-.itM to the Philadelphia National Convention Wednesday, the ' 5th of .luno 1872. ' As these colored colleagues of Robert Purvis from the South gather n round their friend and teacher, now many s Ktnrxr thev could relate of their individ ual lives! Each has had his romance of hard reality. Their struggles as slaves their experience as freedmen their "hnlr-hreadth 'scanes by flood and field their restoration to family and friends the fate of their old masters" what materials for the poet, the novelist, the historian, and the philanthropist! ish Sabbath, not mueb in the letter of it. he grimness tmU-we remember and our eighooru' share, never can come face to face with the gracious Oriental mood, half languishing. That came over the mind of Israel once in seven days."1' --' - The Church of Rome has interpreted the meaning of the day more intelligent ly than any Church lias done. It. has preserved the' cheerful tone ofifc."" In Catholic countries business is suspended and everything like work put aside... In the morning the churches are thronged with the people," who are attracted by 1 the -plctiiresqae 'worship" of the pagan superstitution. and the remainder of the day . is. jdevoted' to innocent recreation. lUe people. . put on their holiday attire and go forth to the pleasant places of re sort, walk in the gardens, saunter Ihro'j public grounds, sit and listen to mu3ic under the trees, danee on the green. par take , of . their simple beverages iu the company of their inates.frolio with ibeir children ; 'and 'enjoy as much open air and free sunshine as their circumstances will, afiord The. - priest 1 moves ; about among them lending the sanction of his presence and.' the eucouragement of his voice and smile. " "' ' ' " ' , Th'e' earlv Protestant shared this gen ial view-of the day,- having caught the tradition 1 10111 tne eider churcn. t-, Jonn Calvin had no scruples against playing a game'' of bowls on Sunday, to give him self recreation from the severe labors of 4hd theologian and divine. Luther was no ascetic in this matter ., in tue great Protestant city of Germany, Berlin, the Sunday is " a happy day of opportunity to the working people. The royal niiist!- nm, one or the grandest in the world, is open freely to all comers, and one sees men and women ot all conditions meet ing on equal terms in halls fit for princes amid monuments and works of art that are the admiration-of mankind. ; It is most interesting, to see them standing with admiring . eyes in presence of the white marble aud the glowing canvas. or gazing out of the broad windows ou palaces and gardens. They who live iu huts, .- elt on sofas and walk over marble floors ; they who all the week see squalor and filth and the forms of degraded hu manity, how are in presence of glorified saints and madonnas; they who wear the rudest. clothes, brush with theui the satin, silk .and velvet robes ofthe weal thy, it is a sight to gladden any heart. The ' gardens - are ' open 'on the easiest terms to all ; the best mnste U played for the t simplest, ear Sunday , Is tbe day when . the,- richest gilts are most freely dispensed.' ' Cheap excursion trains and boats carry the people away from 'the ity to tbe fields and woods, and every means, of conveyance Is used with-fullest countenance of the authorities.. ... In Dresden the great picture gallery is free the point of it into his throat or rather to' all ' -on Sunday,' and the poor souls 1 upward through the under jaw.,, .There . .. . . ... ' t l -. - . . : I . . -1 i- .1 . 1. wnose ' lue 01 . aruagery, makes-' tnem I oemg 110 arteries iu me way 01 tne scy we, familiar . with the meanest things ! of r none were severed, and still' life clung earth, catch a glimpse of the glory of the to hlm Growing desperate ; and more neaven irom i-ue eyes 01 tne oistine jua-i uciciuuucu tuau v. w nivms uiv,,ut; donna." How glad must be those Euro-1 took the blade and began a see-saw oper- pean worttiugmen aud women when the ation on nis leftside, we nau succeeded Many years have passed since that terrible adventure. Thank Heaven! 1 no longer do oilhouette nor even nor traits of burgomasters. By means of work and perseverance I have conquered my place before the sun, and 1 gain my bread witli honor by doing works of art the only ooject , in my opinion worthy of the trim artist's attachment But 1 shall never forget the nocturnal sketch. Sometimes, lit the very midst of my work, my memory goes oack to it T lieu . 1 put down inv pallet and drenm for hours ! ,, How conld a crime, perpe trated uy a man wuom 1 did not know In a house that I had never seen, be re produced bv my pencil down to the ,. .CHIMES AXD CASUALTIES. , , - George W. N:i;'Yost, recently seu teueed to the Pittsburg Penitentiary for two years for perjury iu a patent case, was 011 Monday pardoned by President Grant.-; ' 1 ' t , . ' A man named Simmons a carpenter at Chicago,- shot his 'wife through the bead, on Friday, inflicting a fatal wound, and then put a pullet, through his . own head, falling dead by her side. ., . ,i. A , difficulty l occurred at. Roseville, Franklin county, Arkansas, on Monday, between ' two brothers named McCoy and William Harris, In which the for mer were- killed and the latter' woun ded.:.... ( ',!.. I ! ... -.ill .,1 -I. i , , President Finney, of Oberlin College, announces that he "will keep on lecturing against Freemasonry until every lodge in the country is closed ; in which case, as a free and accepted Frenchman ob serves, "i n'aura jamais Finney.' 1 , i ::lRichard K-efe, ' Dennis Shea, George Riggs,-, and Tlromas Franklin,- capsized iu a sail boat off Erie on Sunday night, Franklin got an oar and paddled the boat ashore with one of the others on it. who died soon after." The others drifted off and their bodies were not recovered. " For some' time A two men, 1 John W. Smith and John ' Brady,' both residents of Plainfield, New Jersy, have; had some difficulty, and Brady frequently applied opprobrious epithets to Smith. Oir'Thursday, meeting 011 the street, their quarrel was renewed,"and "Brady made use. of some extremely offensive exprssions, and Smith told him when he met him again he would shoot him. He immediately proceeded to a hardware store and purchased a revolver and car tridges with which he loaded the weapon. Ou leaving the store lie met Brady, find tired at htm once, the ball, taking enect iu his' face; bystanders prevented him from firing- again," The ' wound Was thought at first to be slight, but the phy sician failed to reach the ball,, and . the wounded mail is lying in , a, dangerous condition. Smith was arrested and held to await the result 'of the injury, : . . .fit : . I i ,W- :,' -P. I A butcher named Louis , better k now-h' as "Red Lou." attempted his own life at Eighteentli and M. streets; ban Jr raiK'i&co, 1. The means by wltlcli Lotus resolved to suap asunder "the del icate, minute thread," on which his life hung was a somewhat rusty and by no means sharp "bush : scythe'' or sickle. With this lielirst undertook, to saw- his bead off,.. but finding, the operation a painful one and the prospect of a speedy" consnmmatio'l of his desire by that means not very flattering, he rati J. " MELANGE. for iii nn:.. argument The - -Police first day of the week offer to them these opportunities for amusement! Amuse ment not always the most, refined how should it be r but amusement that ex hilarates them as much as-refined hm Use- men t exhilarates refined , .people,, nay more; . amusement harmless, because free. One sees no drunkenness,, hears net profanity; meeta no obscenity"- The people are happy, affectionate, natural ; they .eive to religion au they ace capa ble of giving ; , aud. they get .from nature wnatever nature nas w give, tne true : 0n Monday flight the following party; spirit of the Sunday jnst.tles this; more, CUne. .Thoma Shaiidley Jolin it calls for, it inspires- it; The - people Kahl Alfred. C'rnmmenirer. Sarah , K. , I nTita 1 I 1 . " In sawing pretty well into his body tv'h'eit he was obliged to desist from loss of blood. , He was .found. in -.this awfully- mutilated condition and removed. to the County Hospital. . As to what caused him to make thi-3'attempt upon his life, we have; not been able to -learny nor have we beard as to whethei. his injuries are, of a nece8saruy.latal,character.l0r hot. But the above are particulars as related by those who found and removed Mill, ( I .... --ii ,-- ' -t,.'.J . , i enjoy themselves, not in spite of its be-1 mg huntlay, but because it isuuday. As soon as the leaf is on the willoW', and the sweet-scented . blossoms of Uie May tree make their; appearance, in , the; thengry Miss Gilbert. neuire rows 01 .aneianu. men tne uin- Sies Destirthemselves-to get' otit'of "their crowaeu- winter naunts- n-' tne- large cities. They -have inherited the passion for . Nature from . ancestors older., than any stock in England. ' The Gipsy fs no Egyptian, -nor .Bohemian, nor ancient Christian driven out of the Eastibv the Saracep, as the French. tale goes.j Helis a Hindoo of the Aboriginal type his dialect ls-lulls in every -tamt,"! broken words from Indian roots ; his hatred of houses, his airy"" contempt of dirt, his I mind, and was very odd In', her dispdsi Gilbert ?and MaryKnowleSj, were re turning from 'a pic-nic at Leflert's Park, Jttrooklyn. A quarrel arose .between Sliandley 4nd t'line by-" Miss Gilbert Shandley had annoyed her by- taking her parasol from1er hand,- and Cline gallantly-stepped forward in-behalf of He and Chand ler struck ?ach other sewral times with their fists, when Shandley drew a knife from- his ' pocket; and with It - stabbed Cline fatally in the left side, i " ' ! reter J . tiatrabrant, who resides 1n Piiterson, N. J and ,- is doing .business as head, manager of G, T.& C. Morrow, boot and snoe manitiacturers, -os. n and 43 Warren street, New-York is respectable and highly1 esteemed mer chant,,, He., ays his . daughter, Xlbby from childhood alwars showed a weak scorn of book and sdioorR'his turn- for pilfering, ids rooted timidityjijaud un- uing, and nis addictedness. fo divination and black-arts, are all antique legacies from an Asiatic source. ' The Danes call the wanderers "Tartars." the. Germans " Heiden" or Heathen, the French "Bo- hemiana," and their own word ''Roma ny" is corrupted feanscrft tor a 'hus band." But all the other names. ZihgahL Zingart, Tchingeuec, Gitanoes, and C'zl- gany, are inflection of: the right' title "Zincalt. , meaning "men., of India. r lie who has seen the Briniari and lilioel tribes of that peninsula lias seen the first cousins of the Kuropean Gipsies; and the. likeness between them and the roving people of Beloochistan, and .At the mouth of tbe;indus, is perfectly sur- prisio There exists. Indeed, an old legend that the ancestors of this singular race were the inhabitants . of a village in .Lower tidnt-never said much.' but' would slve good attention, when- t.ilked ' to or ad vised, and - seemed .to appreciate sroou advice., , In conversation - she would an swer "yes" or"no,".ind that was about ail she would say. At the age of sixteen she- become 'reckless, navtng - een- se duced by a young man, in the neiehbor- hood. The parents however, 1 knew nothing of this until nine or ten months after, when thev 'Pre informed bv Mrs. Tnttle,. to wlioni i Libby had tlisclosed the full, paticulars. 1 r rom the time of her first yielding to the tempter's 8etluc- .T ' . t. .. 1 . I. -. ... ! 1 J live vuict; sue re:iueu iu ucuuuic wuu and reckless ; would rental n bit t "late at night, aad near daylight would crawl in the basement, window. , 1 Matters grew worse and worse,., aud in. about six months she left Home and went to board in Green street,' New York The father then employed detec tives, who, discovered: her. wherabouts Egypt, to whicli Joseph and Mary .came 1 after she bad been there but six, or seven in their flight with the Child. The , fir-1 days. She was arrested., and sent bv gitives were . ret used admission . to its ner-ratner to tne House 01 Mercy, toot hospitable walls, and thereupon a voice of Eighty-sixth' street, New-York, a pro was heard from the sky ,crying,"Those testant4ustitution for the .reformatiou who slint love out shall be sliut oiit Irom of females. . The father gave, her some love." After this tbe doom of perpetual money, and hoped that some means wandering,' with ceaseless ill-treatuient 1 might be adopted to reform his child from all men. fell upon -the' oflendersl wnen iilnby lind oeen-tnere nut nine I .days she escaped by climbing the yard fence, and walked to. the 1 wenty-third street Terry, and. from thence to Pater son, a distance of sixteen miles, arriving and their posterity: ; The story .is pretty, but not true. ..In .'these, dark-skinned Romanies we undoubtedly see veritable Asiaticsi'and that incurable ' love of wild life and free air,' Which they every- j home early in the morning, having been where display, is ..the deep-rooted relic I all night alone, on the., road, t Mr. Gar- of their ancient nomad existence .011 the 1 rabraut then had a long talk with her hills aud plains' of India.. Their kins- I when she made solemn promises to stay men, the low-caste Hindoos, are etial)y tat home, be it good girl, and help her fond of bright colors,- equally, averse to r mother in household affairs, i SABBATH OBSEBVAJiCE. .' BV REV, O. B. FROTHINGHAM. Sunday is the Ohrlstain substitute for r.lieSahhnth. Even liehind the Sabbath cleams a purpose which should make It a verv dllterent mine irom wnat tney make it who believe iu it and celebrate it. The Sabbath Was designed to be dar of rest, according to the sweetest and tenderest significance of that beauti ful word. It closed the active week as the evening closes the day," bringing the delicious unconsciousness of care , and toil and sorrow. It was a day of rest for everybody ; for the slave, the field la borer, the domestic menial, tue artesian, the tradesman, the victim of malice, the outcast from society, the pursued of the law; rest for the beast, the cattle, the horse, me ass, tne ox. mere must ne a cessation from work. The day was not iiistere: it was warm and genial a dav of recreation for man and brute. The spirit of it was nomocracy ; as all men are equal In their sleep, fo all men are equal on the Sabbath. There was 110 master or servant, 110 employer or em ployed, no tyrant or subject.'" A temper of mercy and compassion pervaded the sacred hours, and produced an In terior silence of hatred, malice mid un- cliaritablencss.' - The Hebrew Sabbath could not bo kept now according Ito the letter; probably it never was strictly so kept. - The necessary arrangements of society, if it be at all complex, are in compatible with entire cessation from work; hut the spirit of It might be in troduced with great advantage among our modern Sabiwlarlans, who would he compelled fit the bare approach of it to relax the rigor of their countenances and indulge occasionally In the nnwon tod luxury of a smile.'1 ' I'trratrsiu Anils no justification iu the Fpii lt fixed habitations t clever as snarling wild creatures,' chaste-within '-certain "wild limits, timid, paMentt,- passfotmt i crafty at: playing upoo credulity of the clvi- Sha then- seemed to, .be: a (different person, aud the parents were, rejoicing in the prospect of reclniinine their child from the path of vice, but her old ' asso- lized, and scor nful of all beliefs, except I date appeared to lie in wait for achanoe mat it is very- goon to oe wnere tne sun I to peruaue -ur ui imy nawsy, Uigurs. and moon can be seen. They too;-: are happy- In their way,- though - It is not ours.: Meantime, it Is a pity to be -to Hard on tne poor ztngari or rJnglnnd, They- will die "but- soon : eriotlgh' When the heather aiid; the1 furze have'-- all yielded to wheat and turnips, and 'when hazle-uuts are not -ta ' be had 'With ou paying. - They do very i little harm int deed, and contribute' to- many i 'rura- laodseaiie in spring and summer '; a feal ture or wnu primeval cnarm.1 - tt,.- f.;i 1., ; " A STBAftetTtf ELKTATED Trif Nt,- Teople in thbTtTtilted ' States are 'not generally in tbe natut of .looking upon Uie couuti les ot tiouth .Aniei ica as the aiHMles of enercv and enterprise. Yet It seems that the "contagion of modern civilization ' is spreading ' throuithout that dreamy, lotus eating q natter' ofthe worm m a remarkable degree.- liv fe rn one ofthe greatest works of the "age Is now tu progress the 'construction of a' railroad- from "the part of Oalloa across the - A ndes, Involving' a tunnel throngh Those monntalus atji higher elevation from the feen that the summit of Mount Blanc." Home Idea of the diffi culties exterlenccd In' the prosecution ofthe work may "he gained from' the fact that the'Inca Indians are 'the only persons who can work at such high alti tudes, and that the single mule train by wnicn an tools, materials and provisions, and she gradually decame.wild again remaining out nicnta and being much from home: then things grew worse for eleven months, -when the mother took her toNewrYork to the father's : store. for the purpose of taking her back to the House . of Mercy, This plau had beeu fixed on by the parents as the best Upon arriving at the store, Mr." Garni- brant stated to Libby the: object of her being brought to New-York, and what he Intended to do with her. She shed tears. and seemed much distressed. ' The father then ' had a long and affcctln talk with her; he asked her it she woul be a good glrL do what-. was right, and stay at home aud help her mother,, if he sent ner nome, and try ner once more. Her promises appeared so sincere, and rcpentanoe genuine, that he relented of his pimiostt, and told , the ,-. mother take her home again. , After this Libby mil very wen ior lour or nve weeks. null last August, when she left home, statin it was her determination to go and board : she having Hist asked Mr. Brush a Justice of the peace, if her . father (onlrf lawfully control her, or If she was now free to act for herself. ' The justice told her she i-wiuv, now i free,, and iier arents had 110 Juri.liction over lieri and she left home. ,, -...', , ... The next thing the pareuts heard waa thenrtlcle In the ew-York Herald j oti -the- morning of the xclteii-K'nt about tltet horrible-; -crime -fori which Libby Garrahrant had been (.arrested, except the scant' menus of subsistence obtained in the Interior passes over an viz., the polsoniug of Mr, -Burrough altitude of nearly seventeen -thousand Even though the father had srivcii up all nopew oi pyer seeing me retonnation or 111s uaugnwr, no says lie would prefer sue snouitt tie imprisoned ratnlr. Uian have her liberty again, but he cannot endure the thoughts of the hangiug of Libby - feet, amid a clnster of rocks covered with'' perpetual suow.'Tho work Is -holly under the direction ' of Ameri cans,' -'and is expected to tlioroughly oiien up the vast mineral -resources of of the Jew- that portion of the Cordillera range. ' Room Court. ,; An article you can always borrow Trouble. When is a lamp in. a bad, temper? W hen it !s' put out. ' " '" ''Building Plots Thf auction' sales' of suburban real estate.' - v' '' Eugenie is again- going to look after her cAa(iMie Kpagnt.-?i - .i, - When the rain falls, doei it ever rise again ?. Yes, in dew, time., iV ,, , y; - President Grant will move to Long Branch a week from next Saturday. , Grant Is evidently a much better hand at taking treats than making treaties. Shakespeare on the political situation : "Horace oh Horace head -accumulate." Gypsy maidens bnve'fallen' to $5 per head In Persia on account , of the liard time..,,.,-.,. . , .- , ,j. ,;,v. . , Incredible as it may seem, .many of the richest planters iu Jamaica live on coffee grounds. " " ' When a man 'sees double it Iff gener ally an Indication that he is 'beside him self -with f iquorr - According to the showing of the Bar Association,.-our fudges 'lay down the law', ofteucr tbau they uphold it, . , A Tennessee editor was so rejoiced at le death of his rival that he announced under the head of amusements. 1 Tt is said that Brignoll was Invited to take part in the Boston jubilee but de nned to do auything in-de-chorus. The .hired girls of t Janesville, Wis., threaten to strike, unless all tbe kitch ens are provided with rocking chairs. "Why, should "a stingy capitalist be called ah 'old pump,' when from such a one poverty is least likely to get succor t A Terre Haute lady aged threescore ears aud ten has attended, every circus it bin reacb .since she was live years old. ' Even tiicvwlio find least fault with Mr: Grant's design at the South are be ginning to criticise his military execu tions. -. Mount Washington is still blowing its snows with a severe cold. (The Joke is from an ancient MS., but the application true.) ;; Mr. Edmond Yates has most Inconsis tently given up his place in the English r-ost-oince in order to tie vote ft lm sell . to letters. . ... , ., ... A military balloon corps lias been es tablished in the Prussian army,, which Is considered as a very ehrlich branch of the service. ntici" 1 .-n;-i A Hindostan humorist named Sahib Lavee Carson .Ka Pucka Tuniaslia is ad vertised tor, a, course ,pi, comic lectures u lxinuou. .. The opponents of the beer clause in the Ohio liquor laWmaybe said to have carried their pint in a sort of half-and- half measure. ,-ti!,,i -i ; Paul B. Du Chnillu, the inventor of the gorilla, and Kate Fields, Who discov ered the Adriondacs, are now in Europe, Dut win return 111 September. A minister nof long 1 ago preached from-the text,-"Bye, therefore, stead fast!" but the printer made him expound frornlf"Be ye there for breakfast.'.' .The Princis Alexandra is said to be getting deaf.' "This is probable heredita ry; as the family for several generations has had a dimeulty with its Erin V Two Marlboro, Vt., girls having been offered $10 apiece for sawing and split ting a cord ot hard wood slabs, earned their money in four hours and a half. The blacksmiths have resolved to strike while the Iron's hot,' meaning thereby that they Intend to do quite the reverse it they meet with no reverses. The bar-rooms of Long Branch are to be resolutely closed ou. Sundays, under which Increased bar-roometrical pres sure very 'dry' times maybe anticipa ted. - - MK -Simon Lang,' the last of the Gret- na-GreertblacksinithBy died on the 23d uit., and runaway couples nq longer mid anything to remind them of old Lang's sign. ' ' -; ' .'.'., '." Although, "as Professor Chandler af firms, the Croton water may be good in the main, householders still -complain that it tastes badly.after.it leaves the Pipesr .,, ...1, ...,,.. , f: : Mr. Greeley's vegetarian tastes alone ought to have convinced the Cincinnati Convention that lie was likely to make poaec-meal work of tne --Liberal -.moTe- meut. ,j j.H. ,! -'' oi .!- ...t . '.Sensation shoes' are anuonnoed by a general utility storekeeper at Yorkville. Alt who have experienced 'where the shoe"1 pinches-" understand what that means.. i-.t it !:!!. t j '' -The favorite candidate for the position of. Recorder iu Jackson County, 111., is a deaf and dumb gentleman, who asks the voice of the people to enable him to hear causes. -111 " -1 "- ' According' to Indian linguists, 'schem- lendamourtcnwagero 18 tne, noble red mau 'sword for love. Hiawatha then was iu 'schemletidamourtchwager'. with Minnehaha., . , , . Tennyson received a steep price for those two stanzas contributed to a New York weekly; ' If .Tohu Smith bad writ ten them . they would not have been worth a sixpence. ,,, 1 , t-..i James McGraw of Warsaw, Ind., drank nine glasses of whisky last week to induce insensibility to the pain of toothache."- The experiment was a per manent success, i t ... The geuiusof Connecticut has devised a beverage under the name of 'medical cider,' wnicn is said exactly to suit tne complaint of the inhabitants of Maine and Massachusetts.' " '" "' In the absence of any show of mettle on the part of the-Executive with re gard to the treaty business, it would do some consolation if the Treasury Depart ment would show its metal. "Are voii not alarmed at the approach of the King of Terrors V said a minis ter to a sick man. -' 'Hn, no : 1 nave oeen living , six and , thirty - years with tbe queen of terrors the king cannot be much ' worse." ' ' , Mrs. Partington wants to know why some of the sewing machine- advertisers do not call their . machines their Cere. Her nephew, who is learning the heath en misogony,' tells her that Ceres first taught sowing. 1 ' " 1 . - tu 4 , Ping Wing, the fireman's on, was the very , worst boy in all Canton; he stole his mother's pickled mice, and he threw the eat in the boiling rice; and he ate hernp, and "then:says he. 'Me wonder where the mew-cat lie !' 1 ' 1 ' A correspondent writes from Phlladel plua: 'Th Greeley men In Philadelphia are known by carrying white canes or wearing white stove-pipe hats. A groy hat Indicates on the fence. White pants are regarded as hopeful.' i' ' - The leaw granted to the Life Guard uana to take part in Air. Uilmoro s .pitn lee is characterized by the Duke of KIch? tnond as an .'irregular proceeding.' Mrl G., on the contrary, announces the band in question as belonging to the British 'regulars.' , ,.... , , lutlielast generation the height of fame was to have caiml-boat named af ter you ; in this to have a piece of music. Butnow comes- Arthur Guyas.the Broad way music publisher, with the -E11 Pcr kiiis Galop,' which Is so named, proba- bly, for C'omwri'oJ reasons , , A Montana mineffdaughteV recently stole her father's swag and elopetl with hcrlorerto $an Francisco, .where the deuce were made ace. Her internal pa rent, who had turned his footstegs to ward the capital of the golden State In pursuit of his daughter and his ducats, was killed by Apaches, so that now the loving couple are as happy as the day 1 long.