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Having an entire new out fit of Types, I'rcsses an-l Macninerv, ioi(euu-r wnu wi -tent and skillful workmen, we feel that our la r.ilitie are second to those of no oilier establish ment in the place. VOLUME I. PAISTESVIIXE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1872. NUMBER 52, LOVE'S CBOH.X. O tender joy of lore ! Whose silent blisses Feel there's no heaven abore . Move's perfect kisses. The starry glory of the skies Is fair to see;" A deeper light in love-eyes Sbineth for me, O far remove from death ! 0 heaven! o'erlyinjr strife: We reach, with bating breaih, 1 ulo iliurrotvn of life! O far remove from death! So far it seems a lie The fear of craven hearts Thai they who love can die! O perfect crown of life ! Invested king ami queen, We cope with any fate. Invincible serene ! SOGK OF I-1FK BY ISSl BERBKRT. son jfrorpleanre I" the people cry, " To the winds with sorrow, to-day we die!" And the words of the singer beat like winds At the heart of all beautiful, holy things. T bey told of the joys that must age endure. Ami thrilled to the fountain of pleasures pure, But a clamor of voices harsh and loud Hope evermore from the shifting crowd. Pause here we climb to a deathless name, And sing ns a glorious song for t ame!" They built him a niche in her temple grand, But Utile hi life could they understand ; When he prared for light at il harbor bar, They gave hiin the glow of a falling star; Aud lor lilies of waters in silver calm, t Aa arid waste, aud a stalelylpalin. " Sing low,'' aid a mother, "to ease my sorrow, For the dust wilt lie on my child to-morrow.' Then the tones of the singer soft and blow Took up the burden of human woe. And, loosed from the quivering chords of pain, 'J'ne teart of the multitude stirred like rain, And a crown lay light on the poet's head. " Thy songs thai comfort the heart of sorrow Shall live and ring through the world to morrow." IBIS. BT BAYAKD TAVLOK. I am born from the womb of the cloud, Awl the strength of the ardent sun. When the winds have ceased to be loud And the rivers of rain to run. Thou light on my sevenfold arch I swing in the silence of air, While the vaiors beneath me march And leave the sw eet earth bare. For a moment I hover and glram On the skirts of the sinking sioriu. And 1 die in the bliss of the beam That gave me being anil form. 1 fade, a in human hearts The rapture that mocks the wills; 1 pass as adream depart That cannot itself liillllt! Beyond the bridge I have spanned The fields of the poet unfold, Aud the riches of fairyland At my bases of misty gold! I keen the wealth of the spheres, W Inch the high gods never have won ; And a coin from their airy tears The diadem of the sun! - For sorae have stolen the grace That m hidden in rest or strife, And some have copied the Dice Or'ecnoed the voice of Life; And some have woven ol sound A chain of the sweetest control. And some have fabled or tbuna The key to the human soul ! But t, from the blank of the air " And the white of the barren beam, Having wrought the colors that flare In the forms of a painter's dream. 1 gather the souls ol the flowers, And the sparks of the gems, to me; Till pale as the blossoming bowers, And dim the chameleon sea! By the soul's bright sun, the eye, 1 am thrown on the artist's brain; He follows me, and I fly; He pauses, 1 stand again. O'er the reach of t he painted world My chortled colors I hold. On a canvas of cloud impearled, Drawu with a brush of gold ! If I lure, as a mocking sprite, I give, as a goddess bestows, The red, with Us soul of miglit, And the blue, with its coot repose; The yellow that beckons and beams, And the gentler children they licar; For the portals of Art' high dreams Is buildedof Light and Air! The Demon of the Yorkes. BY MISS CAMILLA WILLI AN. U CHAPTER II. ITT Edith, leaning back against the velvet cushions, fair, and self-possessed as a young prin cess, looked and listened atten tively, losing no word, no turn 01 ex . -lit-At, rrocrii Ho Her pression, N,si Aivfta worn critical, and she knew that they beheld a thorough gentleman, not one finical in little technical niceties, butonefamiliarwit.il the amenities of life, one in whom a superior intellect, well cultivated, was joined to a good lionrr. nml refined taste. Good families 'Good fannies ' keep the run of each other; and she knew that Mr. Freeman was a gentle man by birth. His mother, moreover, was a second cousin to Miss Pnrcell, so that by marriage he was related to them. ' , , Mr. Freeman was not what could be called an enthusiastic speaker, but there was a stroiie and ardent fire in his speech which was the cause of enthusi asm in others. His talk was plain and clear, no claptrap, no seeking for ap plause, and ho was lull of his subject. He spoke with indignation of the revolt of the Southern States, but he did not pronounce every Southerner to be a vil lain or a knave. He ovned that some were sincere, aud only mistook their rights; but not therefore would he give them their way. It must be war. They had chosen, and we also must choose to stand by what we firmly believe to be nuiini-t hn sunke like a reasonable .... .. ........... ... man. whose 1 . J rooted that they did not go 1 1, mm 1 1 1 tr uboutand upsetting common sense and decency. iin When the speaker seated asrain. his first glance was di .:... nif ...,! tr, Edith Yorke. He had felt the inagnet- 1 1 - 1 ' sm Ot ner Slt-miy. nuiaiNU rvra ami ii praised eves and i ... .! i.:i i. c..Lo. i.: lixeu aiiKiiii-'" "i" - i l)P!ll'T "HVC 11 LHtll Mil il.s in. ill' 1 iin i J 1 I " 1 1 1 , fleet smile that o-lanced across her face! A blush followed the smile, ana sne turned to hide her embarrassment by sneakins to her brother. It was a good while liefore the crowd cleared from the liack part of the hall snfllciently to al low those in front to make a motion. When they did, Mr. Yorke returned the nrm-chair to the platform, and thanked I he speaker for his politeness to Miss Kdith, and for the pleasure which his address had given them. His civilities were most cordially received. "We have a right to be acquainted, since our fathers were," Mr. Freeman said, in that frank way which was founJ so winning by men ag well as by wo men. "And we may claim some connec tion, too." Frederick Yorke was scarcely as cor dial. His smilcless face was heavy and haggard, and his speech was slow. It was more like the speech of an automa ton, such an utter lack of all appearance of feeling was there. The anger that had glowed hi his face when he first ap peared was gone, he seemed only desir lous to make his acknowledgment, and relapse into silence. But in spite of these disadvantages, Frederick Yorke possessed the remains of great beauty, and there was elegance in his very list- lessness. Edith turned as she took her brother's arm, and cast one more glance back at the gentleman who was looking after her. That arlance went to his heart, I hough he could scarcely have inter preted it. It was not smiling, though there was in It gratitude tempered by pride. It was rather appealing. Know ing the girl and her circumstances, was to understand the feeling. He was the ' first person who had openly stood out between them and Insult, and, as such . had a claim on her. Then, in her deso late, lonely life she felt so often the need of help that her heart clung to one who seemed helpful. It was hard to turn away aud perhaps never see him again. Besides, in her solitude this girl had dreamed of lovers, not everyday lovers, perhaps, but such as she had KM read of in volumes of old romance, and this handsome and eloquent man, on whose thrilling speech the listening crowd3 hung, seemed like the brightest in that glittering procession. Again at the door they wore compel led to pause, and again on the upper landing, and when "they reached the lower landing where the stairway from the hall ante-room met the great stair way, they came face to face with Mr. Freeman, who, it mast be owned, had been carefnlly maneuvering to that very end. He removed his hat and bowed, and Edith's lace lit up with a glad light that told more than she knew. "Let me keep the crowd away from you," he said, placing himself at the op posite side irom ner urotiicr. Involuntarily she laid a trembling hand in his arm, and went down the stairs supKrtcd by him, pressed clos to his side by tne throng. What did it mean, that delicious trou ble that filled her heart? Why was it that she wished the crowd a thousand times greater, and that they might never be able to stir froin that sjot, but stand I there forever? Poor Edith did not know it, but for for the flrst and tlie- last time in her lile, sne was in love. You have noticed your morning-glory vines, at evening gome twisted bud that seems far from flowering shows its frail coil, but at dawning, see: there is the wide-open inower, opciieu even w its glowing heart by the ttrst yellow sun beam. So with thin girl. Yesterday she scarce knew that she had a heart, and to-day the morning-glory of her exist ence had burst into full and perfect flower. , ; . . Mr. Freeman lingered when they reached the pavement. Mr. Yorke should have asked him to call, but he merely thanked hiin again and moved on. Edith was too timid and conscious to repair the omission, ana they parted so. But hearts do not part so easily as hands do. CHAPTER HI. ' o r Mr. Archibald Freeman har intended to leave Yorkeville the morning after his address; but he was slow to start. Instead of taking the morning train, as he had told the gentlemen he proposed doing, lie chauged his mind, and put ofT o-oing till noon. Perhaps he-owned to himself that he expected Mr. Frederick Yorke to call on him, and perhaps he did not; but that was certainly what kept him, and the reason why he declined the hospitable invitations of his entertainers to go to walk, to ride, or making visits. Shaking off their rather intrusive civili ties as well as he could without giving offence, the lieutenant-governor went out on the upper long balcony of Mar-o-rave House, and paced slowly to and fro, occasionally stopping to lean on the railing and look off over the landscape. But iii whatever direction he looked at first, one might notice that his eyes al wavs came back to the green, scarlet maple-dotted slope that rose at the left on the river-side, crowned with a wide winged house, stately and desolate, with closed blinds and smokeless chimneys. a a he-lnnked once, there appeared a fig ure in the front door, set open to admit the morning breeze, and as it came out on the veranda, he knew Edith Yorke k,t iiriit sliorhr. form, and the leis urely gliding step. She, also, paced slowly to and fro, stopping occasionally t lnot down over the town or the "I wish I had ventured up there," he thought. "I know she wouldn't oe an gry. If 1 were going up tne avenue now. I could come out at the end of the 7 - i.l .,1. !. anr verantia just as sne wuuiu " " perhaps her sweet face would brighten ,c ii- iiii inr. niflit when she came upon vio or tlie font, of the stairs. God bless her! Can she be thinking of and look ing for menow?" . Zha naino forward to the front of the steps, and certainly her face was turned in his direction ; it seemed that she held her hands out; then she turned slowly and sadly walked into the house, with her head drooping. Drawing a long sigh, tire gentleman resumed his walk and relighted his ci gar, which had gone out while he watched. , , "Certainly 5t will be a very marked discourtesy if her brother does not call on me after what I said to hiin last night," he muttered,! But the forenoon passed, and no I rede rick Yorke made his appearance at Mar grave House, and at noou Mr. Freeman could linger no longer. He went with fWlino-nr disannointment and annoy- ?ce which surprised h.Ht to take him to the depot, a committee of magnates bowed him into the carnage, two niaernatcs accompanied him in it, and another rroup met them at the depot, novae lo'.vin.r the unfortunate man till n tho. oat and about to start. ';mift ni last 1" be muttered, as they riicannparfid out the door of the ear. "I clnselv attended than I am He thought a moment, then added, more softly, "I wonder it she got my now era " For. hist before starting, Mr. Freeman had sent to Kdith a magnificent nouq.uet, m-cscntcd hiin bv one of his many ad mirers. The flowers were all well enoi.Ph. but the man of the world blush ed when he reniemlicred what, on the nnlse of the moment, he had added to them. He had wranoed them carefully in naner and nut them in a box, that his I m.iimii miirht nrtt If HAW Wliar. lie WAS ": . ::"" J"" '". norrrinir. ami inuilR all. UCKCU AlUOll!! il.o llAwnr: ho ll.lri left a note, a lllie i - " ...... - - , . i.l. kin . ' I. J merely, sixiieu wim n.m-. ' 'v well: but not, I trust lorevci. ( would sue miu mm a. iwn i I i.ditn oi-kb was very ur n.u- i -.,. - . . . c- rAm , v. : i- I . c I ' . . ...1.11a ha iti 1 1 oail mg nim st linn, j-.y-u upon her, sue sat in ner room wim nic -;i , , i.: :., nowers iieiore n-r, imu ma -v. .,u. . :, n,,or. n,l nwr. mill I n , , , . . studying every line and letter, her heait 1 1 .1 II I . luauni it " ' - - - , homino- hiodi. her lace in a srlow She might have sat there all day had she not been interruoted. ' About noon Martha anneared at the door. The vounaladv was too much engrossed In her delightful reverie to see or hear any thing besides, unless her attention was loudly called, and the woman paused and gazed a moment on the lovely pic- ture. the autumn sunshine, warm and aolden. liourins in through the vine- cased window, the beautiful girl with the note in one hand, and the other just touch in a: with delicate finger-tips the table, on which lay a superb bouquet of hot -house flowers. It was a pleasant and suggestive picture; for the girl's face was radiant and blushing, and the note and the flowers had evidently a tale to tell: but after the first involun tary smile or admiring tonancss, me face of the razer grew sad and troubled again. "Miss Edith," she said, gently Edith started, and hastily put the note aside "Mr. Frederick is worse than usual," Martha said, aflectinsr to notice nothing. "O me!" sighed her mistress, seeming to understand perfectly well what was meant. She put her flowers in water, hid the note in her bosom, and followed the servant. "Mr. Freeman sent me the flowers," she said, as thev went along the corridor. ''He is very kind, and hojies to seeine again This woman was too true and old a friend to be treated with reserve, and Edith knew that she was not only as much Interested in the fortunes of the family as though they were her own, but that she was periectly discreet. "!"o much tor a gentleman ! said Mar tha, with proud delight. "He knows where to send his flowers." Not for worlds would the woman have hinted any suspicion that the courtesy was rather lover-like than merely polite, or have presumed to jest with her young mistress on the poKibility of her having made a conquest. As though none could bow to Miss Edith Yorke, indeed, unless they were lovers! She had seen the time when men took oflT their haLs when one of the family passed, and when the-highest in the land would have been proud to be allied with them. The little breeze ot astonisnment anu resentment with which Mr. Freeman's courtesy to tbe Yorkes had shaken the new elite ot xorkevnte soon suosuteu. When it- was known that he had no further intercourse with them, it was set down as a mere exuberance of po liteness in one who tlid not know them, or remembered only in order to give a point to diatribes on their pretence and assumption. People had quite enough else to think of. News from the South were exciting, their volunteer company had left Yorkeville, and henceforth they had a personal interest in the war. While those they loved had gone out to fight treason in its stronghold, they at home must take care to keep up the spirit and enthusiasm of the times, and gee that no root of rebellion had a place in their son. .Meetings aim sjjeecues were the order of the day, prayers and sermons became political, and everybody wore aibauge ot retl, wnite ana nine, or gate a reason why they should not. One man hau volunteered to oner sucn a badge to Mr. Frederick Yorke the first time he should appear. He did not ap pear, though watched for. Probably, tlicy saM, lie Knew wnat was in store ior him; but on the second day after Mr. Freeman's address. Miss Edith came down tlie avenue and went to an apothe cary's shop. It was observed that she wore no badge, though the I nion colors were on every man, woman anil ciiua clip met. in cverv window, in fine. everywhere. Between the time of her going down me avenue ami ner rerurn, the story was buzzed all along her track. "Offer it to her. 'Make her wear it!" was the fiat. "We'll know who is loyal when our brothers and sons have to risk their lives!" While they talked, she came up the street again, gliding swiftly along, her pale race nrooping, ner eyes nxeu on me pavement. - , "She rtoean't neign to see anytxKiy, - savs one. "Sne is so set no ov neine attended to as she was the other night, that she thinks she's a great lady again." "Give her the badge, ana teu ner sue is expected to wear it," said another. Part way up tne avenue, t,mtn stepped aside into a shop to make some trilling purchase. Jiaii a aozen persons were looking on. She took a seat, rather dropped into it, and gave her order in a lew brier words. . -.-it i AVill you have one of these badges, Miss Yorke?" asked one female clerk, while another waited on her. "Xo, I thank you," said the young lady, gently, in a weary, absent way, seeming unaware what was offered her. "Every loyal person is expected to wear one," proceeded the clerk, still of fering the rosette. "Indeed!", said Edith, with a slight show of surprise, looking at, but not offering to take the badge. "Ycsm," was the pert rejoiner, 'And those who do not wear them are suspected." Some intimation of the girl's mean ing seemed to penetrate Miss Yorke's abstraction. She lifted her eyes to the other's face with that look of absolutely cold surprise which is the chief weapon a well-bred person has against insult. The girl met her look with an insolent stare. - - Miss York did not condescend to have a war of glances, but took her purchase, naid for it. and rose to leave the shop. "I will give it to you if you can't aflbrd to tjav for it." said the hrst speaner. A flash of red shot up to the pale cheek of the insulted girl, but she gave no answer, only pursued her way to the street. "Did you ever see anything so dis dainful t 7 exclaimed one oi tne eierits. You are a coward, Jane ! Give it to mc. and I'll make her wear it!" Snatching: the badge, the girl ran out to the walk, and stopping Edith, who wa3 entirely- taken- by surprise, pinned the rosette to her shawl before she could prevent. 'I'll make you a present of it." and ran nacK lausningr. Either she had not reckoned on the spirit of the Yorkes, or else she desired to excite feeling against them. Scarcely was the badge lastened betore KUitli tore it off and cast it from iter, Hastily pulling down her veil to hide her burn ing cheeus and naming eyes, iter worst enemy count not nave wisneu ner to do otherwise, and, it must be added, neither could her best friend. Before an hour the whole town knew that the Yorkes were boldly and defiantly dis loyal, and that Miss Kditli had darea, in the public streets, before the eyes of per sons whose sons, and husbands, and I urothers and eone to defend the Union, to cast the loyal colors Deneatn ner leet and trample them in tne uust. rue ex citement became intense, bometiiing must be done; but what? Some were for .nobbing the house and breaking the windows, others that the family should lie compelled to leave town immediately, and take refuge with the rebels whose cause they surely espoused. On the evening, Mr. Aylier went up to the house to learn the truth of the matter. He found Edith alone, sitting before the fire, without lights, and seem ing to be in a gloomy reverse. He could not see ner lace piunny, uul nw iwra sounded as if she had been weeping. She went to meet him with both her hands extended. "Dear Mr. Aylier, I nM ,.v i.iu. nutu foe I tm X'nrv lnl tn.nirrht " tihe R;llll 111 that, nttei-. I .:.,... ......,linriFor v-hli'li tlivlr Iaiht i.ini.,i.. . v ...- , - - - - - n I trieiuisniD warraiiieu. iiieu, iiiiuul . ... . . . .1 fin . I . waitinir to be questioned, she. tola him i ci- tne occurrence oi me inoriiiiiir i .... . . , ... .-, , Know inai u must, oe so, my ucar, i ne said, wnen sue uau jutircu loi iu m;r I . . . i i i . l. i story with trembling voice, and not without tears, "riut l resoiveu to come I i, K. : .l.f t l. up arril iisn jun tirrrm, ii, .,. "I'ii. i - -1 . , a,ie to give an authoritative contradic- tion to rumors that are floating about. 1 have said empnaricaiiy mat. your family are loyal, and all the answer which 1 get is, "'She trampled, on the L nion colors." ' "1 trampled on their insolence! ' ex claimed the girl, with scorn. "It isn't for them to teach loyalty tome or mine, or presume to doubt our sincerity and our courage, wnat l cast beneath my feet was a mere tn-coiorea rosette, inso lently forced apon me. In their hands, it wa3 to me no sign oi loyaiity. l do not acknowledge them to be the conn try's truest defenders." It Is their way," tne minister said, soothingly; "and you must try to re member that they . are just now in the first distress of parting with their friends." "Does distress, then, excuse us in at tacking: the innocent ?" she demanded "If so, what excuse have not 1? O my friend, have 1 not excuse f ' "Dear child, you know that the same lain which elevates and purifies a noble nature only distracts an iguobie one," the minister said, earnestly. "You have suffered, and do sutler bitterly. No one knows that better than I do, and no one could sympathize more heartily with you than 1 do. Let this very suffer- jg ana your own nobleness lift you above their petty insults. At the same time, do not forget that these people do not understand you, and that they often really believe the things they say." "Why, then, win they not let us alone?" she cried, impatiently. "We keen by ourselves, we interfere with no one, and yet they are always busy about us "It is their way," the other said, with a sigh. "They resent your keeping away irom tnem It is your chief fault." We shall never mend it," was the girl's haughty interruption. There was a momentary silence. Then the gentleman spoke again. 'Tcanr.ot ask you to allow yourself to be forced into associating with people whom you do not choose to have to do with. 1 know that no blame attaches to you, and that every one who is civil to you finds you gentle and courteous. I own that their intrusive talk and ways are an infringement of that very liberty w hich they professedly uphold. But we must not expect the populace to be guided by pure reason. Our aim must be now to avoid all danger of any vio lence being offered. 1 have to go away to-morrow morning, to be gone a week. I am sorry, for I am anxious aliout you and your brother. You had better be as quiet as possible, and avoid all offence. If you have any errands in the town, I will do them, or send my man up to do them. Will you stay in till I come back? I shall not feel easy otherwise." Edith promised" gratefully. It was not easy to oppose so kind and devoted a friend; aud, moreover, she was not anxious to put herself in the way of be ing insulted. Mr. Aylier did not tell Edith that he should, but he spent all the rest of that evening, and till a late hour, in going from house to house, representing her case as it was, urging his friends not to allow two helpless and inoffensive per sons to be interfered with from a mere whim, and insisting that, though the Yorkes were as loyal as any one in town, it would be impossible to force them into any expression of loyalty. Moreover, Mr. Yorke was sick, and a feeling ot common humanity required that they should be spared all annoyance. - This latter plea met with but little sympathy. Mr. Yorke sick, indeed! People didn't wonder. "Why shouldn't he be sick i and wnat reason nau ne 10 expect pity on that account? Yes, per haps he was sick. They had heard of such sicknesses. Perhaps he saw ghosts and demons, and went rushing at night through the house and grounds, yancy ing a legion of imps at his heels, Per haps he cowered in corners, with his wild eyes fixed on some demon unseen bv others. Perhaps he lay like one dead, with glazed eyes and sunken face, only a faint, occasional breath prov ing that his tormented soul and body had not yet parted. O yes! they had. heard of such things. "Then the more shame to those who would still further afflict a girl who must bear to see her brother so tor mented" said the minister, indignantly. Mr. Aylier did the best he could, and really succeeded in disabusing of preju dice, and inspiring with charity, some of the more candid. But he saw well how vain it was to hope for entire jus tice, or to uproot jealousies and dislikes that had become' with some a part of their nature. He was forced to content himself, therefore, with what he could do, and leave the rest. But in the morn ing he could not go away from Yorke ville- without giving his young friend one more warning, lie sent a messen ger with a note to Edith, begging her to remember his cautions, and not go out of the house without necessity. That lone, he went on his journey but with a heavy heart. Edith Yorke was the cen tre around which clustered all the ro mance of this man's nature. Grave, middle-aged, a thealogian, an unmarried man. and a close student, one would scarcely suspect him of being very ro mantic; but he was so, and this girl was to him a charmed being. He never dreamed even of desiring to make her his wife; but he hoped always to be near her, and to nave ner society ana to hve her society ana irienaship. Childless himself, she took with him t he place of a child, satisfying his heart as few father's hearts are satisfied in their daughters. Perhaps there might have been an added charm in the fact that he was tenderly beloved and trusted by one whom all others accused of pride and coldness. It was but natural that it should be so. The first day of the minister's absence, no one saw any sign of life at the Yorke mansion save the single smoke that curled from the kitchen chimney. They watched, but no one came out. S To mat ter ; thev would not be balked so. Every body in Yorkeville displayed a flag of some sort, small or great, and they would not allow the most prominent io- sition in town to be ungraced by the stars and stripes. On the second morn ing, a note without any individual sig nature, nrotesseulv sent by the Million tv of the town's people, requested Mr. and Mrs. orke to display the American Has from their house, it having been de cided that all loyal persons in the town should be required to give some token ot loyalty. Martha Bartou opened the front door aliout two inches at the snmnious, took the note,and when the messenger turned away. shHt the door after him. He went away disappointed; tor lie nan noped that one of the three not over timorous persons in the house would have read the missive and given hiin some offen sive message in return. Jot one word was said on either side, however, and he returned to the town to wait what might hapien. A crowd watched from Berkshire Avenue, and it was known all over town that the Yorkes had been re quested to display a flag. But hour titer hour passed, and no sign oi a flag was seen. 'Perhaps they navn t any," some more charitable person suggested. They all knew better than that. Wasn't it well known that among the Yorke souvenirs were two magnificent silk flags, with gilt staves surmounted by eagles? Hadn't they all heard of the cedar closet made purposely for these flags, and how the staff ol each unscrewed into three pieces? and hadn't they seen, some of the elders of them, these very nags swung out Irom the balcony ol the ereat house bv Mr. .St. Pierre Yorke, when, after a hard fight, the president lor whom he gave his vote was elected r in those days people used to go more to the house on the hill, and thev remembered seeing Mrs. Margaret Yorke, then a handsome young matron I . ; r , lean from the windows over the balcony and push out the glistening folds of red and white silk with her own beautiful bands. She wore a black velvet gown the old women would tell you, and ha a pearl necklaeeon her white shoulders, and the house was full of company That, indeed was almost the last enter tainment. ot any account which had been given there. Xo flags, indeed! : They had these two rolled up and slung togrcat brass hooks m that cedar-closet, and either thov should seethe light, or the cheapest) stamped stars and stripes in the town should flutter from thar proud portal. One o clock, two o clock came, and still no notice was taken of their sum mons. The mob grew more indignant; some incited others, and some needed not to be incited. . At lour o clock an other messenger rung the Yorke door bell, and again the door was opened a few inches to give a glimpse of Martha Barton s grim and silent lace. This tune there was no note, but the message was delivered riea cooe, in a tone as commanding aud determined as could be assumed. "The people of Yorkeville senu me here a second timo to command you to put out the Ameri can flag on your portico, and If it does not appear within halt an hour, they will come themselves and put it out for you." Martha Barton stared fixedly at the messenger, but uttered no word. Her face might have lieen marble, so un moving was it, though it was easy to be seen that it required all her self-control to keep her from speech. "Do you hear?" demanded the man. She waited one moment, then said, "1 hear!" shutting her mouth quickly on the two words, as if afraid that more Would follow in spite of her. I II. . .. .... I 1 ....... I . . ........ .! 1 I nii mi mm u.iHiiiy ujjtiit iiim ih;i;i nun walked away, and she quietly closed the door after him. He could not say that at either time the door had been banged, or closed with any disrespect ful haste,' It was rather closed with un usual softness. Again they watched ; a steadily aug menting crowd gathering in Berkshire Avenue about Margrave House, and groups posted nearer the hill, some even at the very lawn fence and gate. But no sisrn of life appeared, or of any in tention of obeying the twice-expressed wish or command ot the town. People afl'ected to lay aside all feeling in the matter, and quietly reasoned upon it, seeing what they were to do, and with an uneasiness deep beneath the surface, strove to convince themselves and each other that what they were about to do was only their duty. But the more excitable spirits, par ticularly the women, were impatient of delay, and before five o'clock there was a motion in the crowd up the avenue to wards the north. Men ot position were among them to see that no violence was done, they assured themselves; a rabble of boya shouted vociferously, delighted at the sport, ready for any mischief, and all the roughs of the town, and all the enthusiastic young men, and all the en thusiastic old men were there. Even women hovered on the outskirts of the crowd, and hurried through by streets to reacti the hill in time to see what would happen. The number constantly increased as they went on, and when they turned into the line private avenue that led to the gate there was a solid mass of men from fence to fenee. All there seemed to be but the penumbra around a small nucleus of men who walked with determined faces near the front. These me;i were three; one a large, stout hard-faced blacksmith, Matt V asson by name, a brute by nature ; a second was William Sparks, a slender young man fit for any daring scheme, and burning to distinguish himself on the present occasion. There was a vein of perverted romance in his nature, and it seemed to him a glorious deed to march into the exclusive Yorke mausion,which he had never entered in his life, and dragging the storied banners of the family trom the place ot their conceal ment, fling their folds to the breeze, in sp:.te of the proud and insolent aristo- rats who would prevent him. lie walked a little ahead of the others, eager to be the flrst one there to ascend those steps which had never before admitted his footprint. The third was a man ot different calibre, superior in osition to either of his two companions, older than Sparks, but younger than Was- son, and in his case there was no pre- tenc at patriotism. His sole motive was hate. Once, years betore, Freder ick Yorke had insulted him, had called him an upstart because he had respect fully, as he thought, expressed his ad miration lor iiUitli; and he had ever since cherished a hatred too bitter to die. Now was the time to revenge it. The 'upstart" should walk over the insult- ter's floors, should fling his closedjdoors wide, should take him by the throat if he dared to say a rude word. The face of this man was white with passion as he walked, lashing himself into a fury by the recollection of his wrongs. it the dwellers in tne house saw or heard the crowd that was approaching, they made no sign that they did. Their roads were crowded, men and bovs choked the gate and swarmed over the wall ; the lawn was blackened by them. the garden paths and teraces overrun. Still, not a face appeared at door or window. As they reached the house front, the three we have described motioned tlie others back, andj themselves alone as cended the steps and knocked loudly at at the door. The great crowd became as mute and.still as shadows, listening to hear the parley; but the summons received no answer. It was repeated, second and third time, each time more loudly, accompanied by oaths and and a threatening shout that if the door was not instantly opened, it should be broken down. One minute of breath less silence followed, but no sound nor answer came from the house. A murmur and motion ran through the crowd as when the wind passes over trees that have been in stirless calm, and sets all their leaves fluttering. How dared they so defy the public? AVero they in the house. Had thev not gone away? No; the smoke curled up from the kitchen chimney, a thick, white, volume, that showed the fire must have been replenished since the mob had star ted lor the hill. . We'll get an answer !" shouted Was- son his face in ablaze of anger. "Some body bring two posts from that trellis. A score ol hands were ready to do his behest aud in a few minutes two large posts were torn up from a vine trellis on the terrace and brought to the portico, u asson took one. and Jor dan, his companion, tne other, tsparks held himself in readiness to dart in through the breach which they should make. Even the boldest in that listening crowd caught their breaths as the first resounding blows fell upon that closed aoor. in spite oi themselves, there was something to them imposing in the name aud house or i orke : it was associated with all their ideas of grandeur, and in other towns they had made a boast of it, however they might treat it at. home, 1 hey were not sorry, they did not relent, but even while they rejoiced, there was a vague fear minglcil with their joy. Meanness they were not. afraid of, but this was their first act of open, public violence. They gathered closer advancing step by step towards the portico, those in front pressed by those behind, and every eye was hxed on the three men before the floor, and the two stout clubs that were wielded bv stouter arms. Many a crackling blow the gallant oak panels resisted before they gave way aud when the first sharp crack told tnat a breach was almost made, the innrraur ing, swaying, crowd swarmed in i dense black mass about the portico, to the very steps' half-uttering, half-chok ing in their throats the hoarse cry of triumph that sounded like the voice of the sea In a storm. isotn halves ot tne door were now cracked and shat tered from top to bottom and one more good stroke on each would bring them down with a crash. Both men paused to gather strength for the filial blow, the crowd caught and held breath ready to break forth again in cry, and there was one instant of utter silence. Then two treinendious blows fell, the oaken doors shivered and drop ped back upon their hinges, and the cry of tho crowd broke forth like the cry ot the wintry blast when it sweeps howling over the earth. lint the three men stood there trans fixed thetwo!wit!i their clubs stretch ed their heads to see, and the third shrank and shivered. Those about, the stens pressed forward to look then shrunk back again, and a shuddering silence crept over the swaying human mass. TO BE CONTINUED. "WANTED A SITUATION." i here is probably no city in this coun try in which there are more young men out ot employment than JNew lork, 1. noli VAfuii-i 1 1 rr am-inc t,H r.ill eaq Imn. dreds and thousands Stave their homes and rush into the vortex of the great. metropolis, all eager and ambitious to take part in its constant struggle for wealth, and confident of realizin their visions of prosperity. Despite the warnings of the daily press that our business houses are overcrowded, and that t here is a far greater demand tor mercantile positions than can possibly tie supplied, there seems to lie no check I tins tide oi immigration, nor does any argument appear to carry the convic tion of the 1 utility of yielding to that love ol excitement to which so man aspiring "Young Americans" fall II victims. Like Whittlngton in the story many imagine that every body is rich! and that situations are to be had for the mere asking; in fact, they believe that they can arrive in New York with fifty cents in their pockets and before the morrow's sun has set be comfortably in stalled in some lucrative position. A few days' weary tramp from house to house, only to meet with curt rebuff's a few score of letters sent in answer to ad- ertisments. which meet with no reply a taste of the miseries and discomforts the 'cheap boarding house a few nights, experience in city life, coupled nerhabs with an unmerciful fleecin? from those human vampires '.who are ever on the alert to take advantage of their verdancy, soon uudeceive them. They heartily wish themselves away irom the metropolis, and acting on tne impulse shake its dust from their feet, or else, asis also too ofTon the case, they become miserable waifs on the charity of tlie world. A short time since a reporter from one of the daily papers answered an ad vert is meat for a salesmau and was per mitted by the proprietors to witness the pplications, which were very numer ous. Betore the blinds were taken down dozen had collected, each of whom represented that he possessed all the requisite qualities, with experience and recommendations that could not be ques tioned. Sixty-seven applied up to three 'clock many men with lannlies de pending upon their efforts, and bearing j evidence of haying seen more prosper ous days. X day or two after, this same reporter was in tormed by a merchant ho advertised for a clerk on a salary of nine hundred dollars per annum, that he had two hundred and eighty-six ap plications the first day the notice ap- j peared in print. A case within our' own experience even exceeds these; for e learn from credible authority that an advertlsment for an assistant book keeper at eight dollars a week, brought' no less thau seven hundred anawers. ' A glance at the column of "Situations Wanted" in the Herald any morning, will show plenty of inquiries for places where tlie seeker offers fifty or one hun dred dollars bonus to any one who will procure him something to do. There is a reason tor aii this which a moment's reflection cannot but. make learly obvious. .We place the profess- ions too high and the trades too low. We build and endow numbers of colleg es, and yearly: turn loose upon the'eom m u n ity scores of you n g doctors, lawyers, and clergymen, but lor the mecaanic we do nothing. As a consequence, a large class of people between the profession al and the artisan is called into existence who having no particular calling, are the non-producers, the - drones in tlie great hives dependent on the labor of others. Here is our great mistake, we do not. dignify labor, we. do not raise the mechanical arts to the level ot what are now termed the liberal professions. f parents would first give their children as good an. English education as their means would permit, and then appren tice them to some trade, we would find far fewer men crowding the cities, striving in many instances to fill posi tions degrading to their manhood, and, at liest, tit for women and girls ; To young men themselves we have these few words of advice to offer. The future prosperity of our country lies in the successful prosecution ol .its indus trial enterprises, and the development of its natural resources. The road to wealth and industry and independence is not behind a counter selling yards of ribbon and tape, or poring over musty ledgers, to the sacrillce ot all bodily health, but it must be furrowed out by the blough, or built with the aid of the forge, the axe, and the .hammer of. the artisan. If you are one of the multi tude without avocation, resolve to be in dependent and desert from its ranks. Situations will not turn up, and there is no necessity tor your waiting n la Mi- cawber for them to do to. ' Go to work earnestly at some producing kind of in dustry, no matter what it is, whether in accordance with your notions'of your social positions or not, so long as it is honest and honorable, xou will tall in no one's estimation for striking out tor ourselt. The hardest time you will find atj the beginning, and believe us but a few years will pass over your head before yoii will have for yourself what honld be the ambition of every, young man, a happy, contented, and prosper ous home all of your own. THE TARIFF. For the benefit ot our readers, we give here a list of the stamp taxes that ;ire to be abolished by the new lax and Tariff bill, which goes into effect on the hrst ot October next : Contracts for insurance against acci dental injuries. AtiidavitB. All agreements oi contracts, or re newals of the same. "Appraisements of value or damage, or lor any other purpose. Assignments of a lease, mortgage, policy of insurance, or anything else. Bills ol exchange, ioreign, inland, let ters of credit, or anything of that kind now taxed bv stamps, Bills or lading and receipts in the United States, or for anywhere else Bills ot sale ot any kind. Bonds or indemnification ol any kind. Bond of administrator or guardian, or anything that has the name of a bond in it, and now taxed by stamp Brokers notes. Certificates of measurement of any thing. Certificates of stock, pronts, damage. deposit, or any other kind of certificate now taxed by stamp. Charter, or its renewal, or a charter- party of any kind. All contracts or agreements Conveyance, any part of the work of convey nig j-.ui.iy tui i.inisuuiiJiiM'M, wntciiuiiMiig, or withdrawal. Gaugers' returns. Indorsement of any negotiable or not negotiable instrument. Insurance policies, contracts, tickers. renewals, etc., (lile, marine, inland and fire.) Lease. All through the lease list is abolished. Lejral documents. Writ or other pro cess, confession of judgment, cognovit. inpeals, warrants, etc., letters ol admin istration, testementnry, etc. .Man i tests at inistoni-iionse, or anv where else, or for any purpose. Mortgage ot any kind. Passage ticket to any place In fhe world. Pawners' checks. Power of attorney for any purpose. Probate of will, of any kind. Promissory note for anything. Protest of any kind. Quit claim deed. Receipt. Now generally exempt, and if included in present law in any case will be hereafter exempt. SherilFs return. Trust deed. Warehouse receipt. Warrant of attorney. Weigher's return, of any character, RETAINED The tax of two cents on checks, drafts and orders is all ot schedule B that retained. And this is the detail of the stamp abolitions in tne law ot .nine o, 1S72 Section thirty-sixth of the new law and this section especially pertains to stamp duties, reads as lollows "That on and after the first day of Oc tober, 1872, all the taxes imposed by stamps under, and by virtue of,Schedule B, ot section 170 01 the act approved June 3(1, IHb-l, and tho several acts amendatory thereof, bu and the same are hereby repealed, excepting only the tax ot two cents on hank chocks, drafts, or orders: Provided, That where any mortgage has been executed anil recor ded, or may bo executed and recorded betore the first day of October, 1872, to secure the payment of lionds or obliga tions that may be made and issued from time to time, and such mortgage not being stamped, all such bonds or Obliga tions so made and -issued on and after said first day of October, A. D. 1872, shall not be subject to any stamp duty, but only such of their bonds or obliga tions as may have been made and issued before the day last aforesaid : And pro vided further, That, in the meantime, the holder of any instrument of writing of whatever kind and description which has been made or issued without being duly stamped, or with a defunct stamp, may make application to any collector of internal revenue, and that upon such application such collector shall thereup on affix the stamp provided by such holder, upon such Instrument of writing as required by law to be put upon the same, and subject to the provisions of section 158 of the Internal - Revenue laws." FBANCIS ABT. SKETCH OF MIS JJTX AND WORKS. Francis Abt, who may be justly styled the favorite lyrical composer of the pres ent age, is a native of the little factory town of Ellenburg, in the Prussian province of Saxony, where his father, himself a distinguished musician, re sided as a minister of the Lutheran ClHirch, and the future composer was born there on the 21st of September ,1819. Tho young Francis, who showed great musical talent at an early age; received hie education at the celebrated Thomas School, Lelpsic, and was at flrst destined for the legal profession, and, in fact, studied law for about a year, but, be coming tired of the legal drudgery, de voted himself in his nineteenth year en tirety to bis favorite study, music. 'But on this field lie was destined io meet at first with many disappointments and long and weary was his search for publishers - who would take- his virgin com positions, mostly waltzes and other dances, In hand. At length, however, he found a man, who published some of them, and on the 14th of April, 1838, the publisher, Kuenzel, in Ieipsic, adver tised six new dances, by Fraels Abt, the first work in which the young composer appeared before tho public These were very ravorably received. and the sueeess he met with encouraged him to further efforts. He tried his strength in lyrical compositions, - and there met with stlil greater applause, so that he soon decided on this particular field ' as the one adapted to his talents. Studying his art, and composing, mean while a great number of pretty pieces. which yielded him an economical income Abt resided in Eeipsic until the Fall of 1841. when he got married, and obtained the position of a leader of the ochestra of the Zurich Theater. -The theater, how ever, was closed in May, 1842, and Abt was in somewhat straightened circum stances, when he had the good fortune to meet an Englishman, at that time re siding at Zurich, who engaged him as his music teacher at a salary which at once freed Abt from all pecuniary em barrassments. The position also" gave him -the time to devote himself to his compositions, and the sojourn of the lyrical composer,'- &.uchen, 111 Zurich, acted as a spur to animate him in his efforts. - Early in the morning he sat down to his work.and thus created seven new songs, the text or which was mostly taken from Ilerlossohn's liivh der Liebt (Book of Love) and one of these which bore the simple name of "Agathe ," was destined to carry his name to almost every household in the civilized world. This simple poem was destined to make the journey around the world under another name, which since then has be come familiar to almost - everybody; When the Swallows Homeward Fly." But this great success was not attained right away. On the contrary, the song was rejected by tine - publisher after another, and "the swallows flew home ward" for' many years, till at last they. were included in the collection of songs published under the name of "Orphion,' by Ooepel, in Stnttgart. Bnt even now the song was not noticed, and it took more than three years before it became generally known. 1 Then, however, it made the triumphant tour around the world, and soon raised the author to fame. He received at once any amount of orders from musical publishers, and not long after obtained the position of Musical Director of the Court of Bruns wick.-' His latter compositions are well known, and his "Wanderer ," "On the Neckar, on the Rhine," "From the eyes beams the heart," "Sleep well, my darling angel," "The silent water rose," and "Oood night, my lovely child, "have become favorite in every house where music 5s cultivated. Particularly the latter, has of late, beeu brought into particular notice by Wachtel singing it in the "Postillion;" and it is admired al most as much as ' the "swallow song." Wachtel has sung this song more than seven : hundred times publicly, and thinks it one of the best compositions of Abt, of whom he entertains the highest opinion, which is indeed shared by everybody who loves music and knows how to appreciate works 01 real merit. DEATH ' BY HENKY WARD BFJCCHER. I must, ' to discourse to you upon the subject of JJeath.reel with you the natur al repugnance or a topic so disagreeable. Men do not like to think of anything so oppressive.and it may be thought strange that a proper consideration or wnat is so considered, will nave a tendency to enrich - life, and make it more full and complete. The transmutation of the reatures, tne slow decay, is trouble to contemplate, bo that to me it Is disagree able to harp upon the dead. It is thought by some that it is well to Imagine how we all feel when dying. In olden times they used to have a skeleton hung before them, to remind them of death.to rebuke pride, and lead them to forget worldli- uess. I don t wonder the young turn away from such a scene as that. These are unwholesome, they pollute' the sweet breath of hope. Dying is chang ing form, changing position. Passing out Irom a lower to a higher position It is the spreading of the wings which liad been untolded before. It Is crown ing men, giving them the scepter. It is not cofllns, and decaying hones we are to think ot. There are men who be lieve they arc made better by spending wuoie nays 111 scpmciirus. n-s: 11 worms are men's best priests when 1 think of death I think of immortality. 1 think I am here for a lime of growth and when I am called away I enter into another state of being. So let me take account with myself how my work being done. What is done and what is neglected. A wise contemplation of our stay here will tend to make a man more faithful in the performance of his duties. We are not mere atoms floating in the air. We are here for some purpose. And we know that we are In a universe, placed here by God to perfect oursefves. When men go abroad to visit France and England, do you suppose because they spend but a shor time in each city that It takes away their Interest from that city? And because we are to stay here lint a short time 1 that any reason why we should take no Interest In our stay here. it rather In tensities the interest, or should do so, Men who have no thought of dying, h their affairs go loosely. In youth, in middle life, and even in old age, men have the opinion that they will never die. And so we train ourselves that there is endless time for us to prepare ourselves, so that when men come to die they are seldom prepared, even in their economical 11 flairs, to leave, .lust think what is the condition of you debts if you should die? What are vour plans? A Chicago dry goods dealer advertises " The most alarming sacrifice since the aays 01 Abraham aud Isaac." CRIMES AJtDCASrAL'nFS. One man was killed and several wounded by a collision on the Orcat Western Railway of Canada, on Thurs day night, near London. Tlie strike on the Xew Tork Central and Hudson River railroads extends so far as Utica, and conductors and brake men act as switchmen. The company iR unyielding and the strikers are weakeu- At Rose Claire, Illinois on the 18th two rowdies named M;rllongh ami William Moon set upon B. P. Kirkham, a respected citizen of thsit young town, and beat him badly. Moon finished the outrage by killing Kirkham with a nife. The citizens took both Moon and McCollough into custody to wait the arrival of the county authorities, they having 110 authorized peace ollicers. Marguerite Dlxblanc, the French serv ant girl who murdered her mistress, has been convicted after a long and exciting trial. The verdict of the jury was ac companied with a recommendation to mercy, on the ground that the crime was unpremeditated. The prisoner being ailed on for what she had to say before sentence was passed, declared that, she had no intention of causing the death of her mistress. Tho court then sentenced the prisoner to he hanged. AVilliam Maitland, of Ha. 29 Cherry street, and John H. Miller and Denis Brady, of Monroe street, all well known iu the Seventh Ward, New York, after having been drinking pretty freely dur ing the night, met Tuesday morning in Van Dyke's saloon, Nos. 15 and 17 Cath arine street, when .Miller and Maitland enewed an old fjuarrel, but were sepa ated before auy blows had been struck. Miller went out and Maitland and Brady sat down. I'l a short time Miller re turned with a large knife, and going be hind Maitland's back swore he would cut his head off, and lit, the same time, placing his left arm around Maitland's head, attempted to draw the knife across his throat. Maitland, in trying to save himself, put up his left arm and received terrible cut, reaching nearly to the bone. Brady, immediately knocked Miller down, and then kicked - and stamped him until he was nearly uncon scious. The police soon came in and arrested Brady. Miller was sent to Belle vue aud Maitland to the Park Hospital ; both are dangerously injured. Brady was locked up at the' Seventh Precinct Station House to await the result of Mil ler's injuries. . Albany has the latest horror one of the most frightful we ever read. The Express tells the story : Yesterday af ternoon two workmen employed in Ran som's foundry, named Thomas Sheehey and Nicholas Shilfard, had an alterca tion while the work of casting was going on, whieh had a fearful result. Sheehey, accidentally or otherwise, dropped irom his ladle a lute hot iron on smltard s foot and burned it. Shilfard ran to a tub of water and plunged his foot Into it, and somewhat eased the pain. . lie hen returned, ami taking a position iu the passage way between the molds, as Sheehey came along with a ladle full of molten iron, kuocked Sheehey down. According to allegations which Sheehey makes, Shilfard, after knocking him down, picked up the ladle containing molten iron and poured its contents on Sheehey'B body from his chin down, and then struck him with the ladle. Sheehey was rendered frantic by the terrible ag ony which he experienced, and ran to the door, when lie was seized and his burning garments torn lroni him by other persons present. The whole fore part ot his body was burned in a terrible manner, so that the Ucsh peeled oft'. He was taken to his home, 239 Green street, and Dr. Mosher called to attend him. His recovery is doubtful. . Shilfard was arrested by ofllcers Sweeney and M iller last even ing. ; Miss Stites, a girl about twelve years old, met with an accident Monday eve ning which will inarm and disfigure her person for life, if it does not terminate in a very early death. Unfortunately, her parents have separated, and she has been keeping house for her father, on Market, between Thirteenth and four teenth streets. She was kindling a fire, aud child-like, concluded to drop a burn ing match into a can 01 kerosene oil, that she might hear tbe explosion and sec tbe flame. The explosion, however. was very great, and blew the burniDg oil Into every portion of the room, set ting lire to her clothes, the bedding, floor and furniture. The nmes spread rap idly, and almost instant ly enveloped the nnlortnnateiy gin irom neau to loot. Screaming and writhing in agony, she ran down the third story of the house, but before any one could assist her she ran up another flight of stairs and disap peared in some portion 01 the house Slie returned almost Instantly, still burning, and in her fright and pain seized hold of an aged lady, and, holding her firmly, allowed the names to coin. municate to her dress, -lneoid lady got loose, however, but not until after she was severely burned. Two policemen came rushing to tne nonse, cut the clothes from the unfortunate girl, And thus stopped the progress of the fire in its fierce hunger devouring her llesh. But the flames had about done their work. The whole body, from the shoul ders to the feet, was terribly burned ; the hair on the back partof her head was also burned, but the face remained com paratively untoucueu. -uiss Mites was still conscious, and when taken back to ber room conversed in a low tone with her friends and relatives. The attend ing physician-is doing all he can to pre serve her life, but the probability is that his efforts will prove iruitiess. Tuesday morning a telegram was sent from Michigan '.'ity, stating that a man named . . Raplee, and belong ing in South Bend, had been murdered the nielit previous. It was soon ascer tained that Ids wife was in the city, keep ing: house in a part 01 Airs. Harris' resi dence, on A ashlngton street. Mrs Kanlee was so stricken with grief when informed of the awful affair that she was nearly crazed, and but little could be learned of her beyond the fact that her husband left home on Monday night for Michigan City, on business, he being engaged iu furnishing . materials to watchmakers anu jewelers, x 'rom tele grains received trom Michigan City Tuesday noon, it npnoars that 011 the nurhtotthc tragedy, m r. Knnlee went down to the dock a fishing, and while silting there he was approached from behind and his head split open with an axe, the blow killing him instantly. The dispatch stated that the murder was committed for the purpose of robbing hiin, but from the fact that only his pockct-lKHik was robbed, aud ten dollars 111 money aud his gold watch remained untouched, together witli threats that were made against him in tlie past, it is evident that robbery was not the object of the eold-blooded murder. Mr. Raplee was some timo since en gaged In the Michigan prison, at Jat-k-sou, as overseer of Hie cabinet shoixs, and while occupying that position in. curred the hate of some of tho convicts, who avowed revenge and threatened to "cut his heart out.'' Since resigning his place in the prison, Mr. Raplee has, until nuite recently, beeu engaged iu selling what is known as Gates' Patent Peanut Roaster, and for several months had personal charge of Ihe one on Wash ington street, now owned by George Gish. While hero he was uneasy, as some of those who had threatened his was out of prison, nud had several limes made attempts 011 his lite. Two of them it isRiiposed from their act ions, tried to oft'ect an entrain' into his house one night, only a short time ago, and he drove them away. The probability is that these same men kept w atch of him until they at last found an opportunity to revenge themselves. The Courier-Journal has ' complained that our jokes are hard to take but it is astonishing how many others do take them and without ercdit, too. If "Father Cleveland" had died six teen days later than he did he would have won a bet which he made a year ago, that he would live to complete .his century. " ' ' Fanners are as usual complaining aliout their corn crops. - Xo matter whether a season be wet or dry, the com alwaj'S seems to be just where the shoe pinches. A clear case of white-led A colored Pennsylvania belle died last week from lead-poisoning caused by the use of a white cosmetic to tone down her com plexion. , r , , '"Red out of meeting." The white in habitants of Arizona are unanimous in declaring that the red-skins are to be re garded ad altogether beyond the pale of civilization. One Mr. Phound.an English bachelor. Is about to marry the Japanese Princess Satsuma ; perhaps for her money, in which case he may no penny wise and Phound foolish. Indiana o'erleaps the discretion ' of plausible mendacity In trying to make the rest of the world swallow a hypo thetical youth weighing 808 pounds. This is "too thin." . . .. Tlie entire Russian, sect Of Mennon- ites proposes to come and settle in the United States it the government will ex empt the members and their descendants trom military duty: ' Our poor young man remarks that the only advice he gets from capitalists is to "live within his Income," whereas the difficulty he. experiences is to live without an income. ...... It. is announced that Secretary Bout- well has been selling a number of cows at Groton. Which is considered in some quarters as a heifert on his part to . do the buns out or stock. . - , , .,-! Those who are . partial to President Grant offer a partial excuse for his nepotism by remarking that he puts for ward bis relatives because ne nas no an tecedents to boast of. . . , , r Indianapolis insists on it that Louis ville buys raw whiskey and immediately baptizes it "Old 'Kentucky Bourbon," said baptism involving a conjunction of water and the Bpirit. Large amounts of silver are said to ex ist in Winnecone, Wis.; the authority for the statement being derived from spirits who were doubtless en rapport with a circulating medium. The . whipping-post is an efficient feature of Canadian peual law. It is a logical method ol compensation hrst to strip a criminal or clothing and then give him a regular dressing, ' Mrs. Coming, of Cairo, 111.,' has had her baby (born just after the Cincinnati Convention) christened Horace Greeley under the impression, perhaps, th.t H. G. was the "coming man." The Kedive is reported to he making more contracts lor ioreign - muskets ; though what lie wants of them when native vineyards furnish muscats of Alexandria in abundance, is a mystery The Duke of F.diiihurgh has been en-. rolled in the Fishmonger's Company an honor which, one would think, might more appropriately have been conferred on his brother, the Prince of Wales. , A German banking firm is about, to extend the advantages of AVestern civil ization to Shanghai, China. This Is fol lowing the clews afforded by the mis sionary enterprise of our own finan ciers. . . - !7 - - ' 1 , Tlie former counsel of Stokes are said to give as their reason for retiring from the case that thev couldn't expect auy jury to be persuaded to acquit a man who knew so little now to acquit nim- SClf. , : , , ... - ; :: .. .'' . , " Much surprise is expressed at the ap parent apathy of the peasants living close to Vesuvius. But it must be re membered that they are' of Latin stock and nat urally think nothing of a nigh hill.. : . . , - ; , The shocking rumor that the Christian Young Men of Cincinnati were holding a series of balls in their rooms, has 110 better foundation than that they have an apartment devoted to "parlor cro quet." - " Of the many Poles immigrating to this country it is remarked that a very large oereeutaire are journeymen tailors, inis is doubtless owing to the mutual at traction between the needle and the Pole. ' Captain McTaggarr, of the English mercantile sendee, has been - telling to the merchant marines a story of a sea- serpent-200 feet long, which he says he saw on the west coast 01 Atriea last September. The mystery about "Lord Gordon" is dispelled at last. He says he is a step son of "the great English-Italian Count Henry De lirano." aii right, isow won't somebody tell us who in thunder Count De Grano is ? A member of the Wyoming Legisla ture seeking to sustain a point of order. jerked his coat off with "Mr. Speaker, if some reliable man win noiu tneseduds, I'll show him that he is out of order." The point was sustained. A poor little Sunday-school scholar in Wisconsin was deluded into learning 3,730 verses in the Bible In four troops by the promise of a book. Thev gave him "Hitchcock's Analysis of the Bible." He swapped it for a three hladed knife and a peck of hickory nuts. "Death," said a Santa Fe paper "with fleshless knuckles rapped at the door of Mrs. J. N. B.'s soul, aud obedient to the inexorable call, the spirit of that loved woman floated up to its Creator, leaving her 'r liusband, children and friends to mourn over the mortal cas ket." . :. - .- The F.lijahists are a uew commuuity just established down iu Georgia, whose distinctive social principle isthat their chief officer shall hold one-fifth of their real property in fee, and have control of all their current funds. The great trouble among them is likely to be found in the fact- that all its members will want to he chief officers. A malevolent ' exchange, alluding to the alleged attempt of Ole Bull to com mit suicide when young, says: "There is a young man in our neighborhood who play 8 the aeeordeon, and he Is not a success. Probably if he were to at tempt suicide ho would learn much faster. Should he succeed In his attempt at suicide we would be just as well satisfied." . . . . A curious case of assault and liatterv was lately brought before tho liolice tri bunal in Marseilles, France. It appears that a diver, engaged iu investigating the wreck of a vessel sunk in the tortof that city, discovered an object of some value, which he put aside in a corner of a rock for future disposition. Returning lor tho last time beneath the surface, he went to secure his prize, hut at that mo ment two other divers ultacked hiin aud attempted lo wrest it from him. A fight ensued, which lasted until the people above, alarmed at the confusion below, drew the combatants to the surface. A family living iu the country hired a new coachman, and his name was William. As both the gentleman of the house and his eldest son were named William, It was thought advisable to avoid confusion to call the coachman by his last name. William had uoobjection to this plan, and was asked to state his surname. "Deary," said he with a di abolical grin. The family shuddered. Think of It, How would" this sort of thlug sound: "Deary, come here a iiuuiitc." "Cut me some flowers for a bouquet, Deary." "How long I have been waiting for you Deary." Tlie family resolved to stand by William.