Newspaper Page Text
NORTHERN OHIO JOURNAL. W. C. C1IAHBECS k SU.Y, - Proprietors. J. X. eai33!2S, Idiior. H. 0. CEASBZ2S, PsEfcier. Pn.bliah.ed Every Saturday, A.T PAISESV1LLE, LAKE COVXXT, O. Counting Jtoom and. Publication Office in Stoekwell Mouse Block, 11 Main St. TEHMS. Yearly, by mail or earner $2 00 Six Months, by mail or carrier 1 00 Three Months, by niail or carrier 50 In all cases advance payment is required. .TO IS DEPAltTMENT. Book and Blank Work, Circulars, Letter Hearts, Bill Hearts, Cards and Job Work of every description executed with dispatch and in the neatest atvle of the art. llavinK'an entire new outfit of Types Presses, aotl Machinery, together with a force orcomi Uut and skillful workmen, we feel that our la cililies are second to thoe of no other establish ment in the place. ONE INCH IV 8PACK ITAKES A 8QUAKK.' NOR TH E SIN OHIO JOUICfM spaci. 1 w. 3 w. 6 w. Sp. 8 m. 1 yr. 1 square.. 4H.00 t'2.00 $&50 $5.25 $8.00 $12.00 2 squares 1.75 8.00 5.25 7.00 12.00 17.00 S squares. ' t.S0 4.00 H.W 8.50 15.00 22.00 4 squares 8.25 5.00 7.00 10.00 17.00 SK.00 5 squares 8.75 5.50 8.75 11.00 1 8.5(1 32.00 X column 4 --7.00 -10.0S 14jOO Sg.00 87.50 X column 6.25 8.00 12.00 16.50 25.00 45.00 ), column 8.00 12.50 16.50 21.00 35.00 65.00 X column - 10.50 16.00 83.00 85X0 55.00 05.00 1 column 12.00 80.00 80.00 47.50 75.00 180.00 Business notices In local columns will be charg ed for at the rate of 15 cents per line for first insertion and eight cents per line for each sub A FAMILY PAPER, DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND GENERAL NEWS. sequent insertion Business cards 1.85 per line per annum. Tcarly advertisers discontinuing their adver tisements before the expiration of theircontracts will be charged according to the above rates. VOI.. II. XO. 6. PAIKESVLLLE, LAKE COUXTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1872. WHOLE NO. 58. Transient advertisements mast invariably be paid lor is. advance. Regular advertisements to be paid at the expiration of each quarter. THE LIFE OF I.OVE. BY ROBERT WEEKS. I nder the Trees. So, we are far enough away. To nnu ourselves this summer day Ourselves, who were hut lot before. And here, too, is the place we've sought Since longer afto.und never found Till now we pause, and seek no more. Foundoutby what great care aud thought': A butterfly was hither bound, And him 1 trusted to the last. The best of guides, who never fast Nor straiglitly to the end will fly, But round and round, aud to aud fro, Aud lets ns saunter as we go. E'en to the place for wiiu h we sih. Best guide, indeed! Look back, aud see Through what full fields he made us stray, Of waving, changing gold and green, Unknown to all but you and mc ; W here daisies look to heaven al way, And wide awake on earth are seen. Yet ever calni-eved and serene; Where gav grasshopper haug and swiuir, Aail unseen crickets shrilly sing, And, dreamlug in the sunny air, The drowsy bee forgets his care. Sit here, just where the elm trees bend Their branches to the stream lielow. And listen to the songs that flow, And change and flow without an end, Mixed with the voices of the air, And beating of our hearts than yearn, And try if you can catch the rare, Hid grace that I can never learn, Though half imcouscioiisly 1 seem Attimes to know them when 1 dream; But when I strive to think, in vain, They chauge. and battle me again, bo listen, while I hold your hand, And if you And themystery, Perhaps 'twill come from you to me, And so I too shall understand . HELKN tiny. If you and I could stay and stay, Holding fast this summer day, Here beside the water's flowing, No one knowing Whitberwe had slipped away! If you and I could o'er and o'er Live the moments lived before. Here beside the water's flowing, io one knowing How our lovw grew more and more! Reach now, and see if you can null That flower, whose whiteness seems to change, As, letting fall its perfect head, It sees itself within the pool, And starts and blushes rosy red. Like some sweet girl, who thinks it strange i liac sue wiouiu oe so ueniitnui. Now let ine place it in your hair, Where from the first 'twas meant to be; tied grant that all who are as lair May find as fair a destiny! HELEN. 'Tit strange that you should love me so! And yet not strange, hut only true, That you love me as I love you; And that is all I care to know. Uo vou believe that this flower knew How for itself 'twas loved by you, And how 1 love it for your sake? I know, and so my heart is full Of love to Uod, that Jle should make The one you love so beautiful. ARTHUR tinga. O, it were sweet! Ever to lie thus at your feet, Steadily gazing, not ut the skies. The empty skies that are ttxed above. But into the depths of falling eyes. W here a naked soul in its beauty lies. Answering back to me love for love. O, it were sweet! Ever to lie thus at your feet, Steadily watching the enrved grace Of your white, white neck, as it slowly oenus, " Slowly bends through the waiting space, Till all at once, on a longing face, I feel yourlips, and the singiug ends. You are my poet, singing songs. Sweet songs that only flow for ine; W ere it best, love, to keep you so? And say, while yonder the'world longs With a strange sense of hidden melody, Which he alone can bid them know, He keeps apart, and none hut me Knows where the sweetest songs mar beV Rich world if hut its wealth were kiiown! Poor world, that cannot flud It owu! And what am I, who have you here? You, with yonr singing strong and clear You, all of you, heart, soul, and mind, M'hoin the poor world looks out to Uml And would not if I were found. But you have found me with those eyes That see asoul through all disguise, And I am yours; so, hold me bound. True sold of mine! because you came Before the world could make its claim , And all at once I found my life Without the doubtful toil anil strife. Because, what all the rest would gain, 2 have, without their wearing pain, fchull I regret it? Hold me bound! He sing. How were it best to hold me lionnd With the little Angers linked in mine. Or the two arms clasping ine around? Not tight, for I will not try to go, If all the while those eyes will shine, As now, to make me love them so. Or were it best of all that hair (I wonder how you keep it there, From falling down with a flashof light, To hide you even from my sight) Or were it best of the hair you wear To make for us both a golden chain. That would bind us close, and bear the strain Of a thousand years of care and pain? Perhaps 'twere best of all for you, That I should make you still pursue . Somehow I think that, to be true. One must be true to more than one; And yet, for me who love you so, 'Twould be too hard to let yon go; And yet, to keep you all alone, eems almost like a shade to be. That keeps the sunlight selllshly, Unheeding, so itself be blest, The outer need of all the rest. ARTHUR, The flower that blushes in your hair The busy world might think was fair, If they should see it lying there. But if thev saw it grow ing low, What would they of it, or know? ho I am yours to pluck and wear; And think not that the world will care To lose a flower they never knew Till tbey were told of it by you. l)o I not keep you even so'? And think you that our lives are less, jDecause we choose to have them grow L'nsoiled by outer dustiness? HELEN. Have I, then, such a hold of yon? Then mav God help me to be true ! And 1 aril weak. But you are mine Remember, mine all mine, mine, mine! Nay, chide not, for I will not hear; And you are wrong 'tis not a tear: A drop of coolness from the flower; Or, if it be a tear at all, Tis one that your own eyes let fall ; Kiss it away So, that is best! And for your brave guide of an hour f gone the way of butterflies 1 will guide you to the rest. Yonder now our pathway lies, To the sunset and the West. The Demon of the Yorkes BY MISS CAMILLA W1I.LIAX. CHAPTER VII. F tHi company Mr. Freeman ifp had sat in the hritzka opposite TSrSr Miss Yorke ana the general had been driven back, and had entered the house with her. llis lirst, nieetin with her had been that day at dinner' He had called before, but had seen only Miss .Purcel!, .Miss lorke Demo; en ffaered in some unexplained manner, But Miss Purcell made up as far as she could for the seeming slight of the other Tim old ladv was really amlll. "My darling is rejoiced to be at home again," she said; '"but rejoiced in a most peculiar manner. She is as ner vous ns a witch, and goes about wring ing her hands. I don't wonder. She lias such memories, poor child ! She Bays that she almost shrinks from being happy in the house where, ever since she can remember, all she loved have been so unhappy. I doubt if ever she recov ers from the elleet of these scenes, and it makes me angry with these men, even fit their coffins, to think what havoc they made. It is well known in the family, between you and me, that Madame St. Pierre Yorke, quickly as she died, had time to break her heart first, and that pnly after their marriage did she find fiiat her husband was a confirmed ppium-eatcr, lie would not allow him; and besides he was afraid his beautiful Nathalie would not consent to marry iii'm so. Then poor Cousin Margaret lived a terrible life between her husband and son. She had guarded Frederick, as she thought, and the poor boy tried to resist the propensity so strangely and powerfully inherited. -1 think hemight have succeeded, but for a severe disap pointment in his lire, wane at college he fell in love with a young girl much beneath him, and proposed to her. His mother violently opposed the match, even went to the girl and told her that she would never receive ber. The poor, silly thing was really wild about Frede rick, and took this opposition so much to heart that she was made sick by it Then Frederick determined to marry her in spite of his mother, though, he hadn't a dollar to live on. Margaret threatened him with her utmost dis pleasure, and Anally he gave up. I think he was convinced that what he had mistaken for love was only a fancy. But the girl died. He persisted in be lieving it was grief for him that killed her: but the doctors assured Mar garet that it was a well-marked case of , . i j : l - measles. ne was sick, aim trim uj make herself sicker in order to move him. and overdid the matter. She got out of bed slyly, when the measles were just coming out, and crept down stairs to the backyard, it was raining, ana she was in her niffht-clothea and bare feet. She died in two days, poor ailly 4- thing! I suppose she liked mm, out ne needn't have killed himself because she died. When lie came home his mother saw that all was over with him. It brought down her gray hairs with sor row to the grave. Poor Edith 1 she has witnessed sorrowful and tragical scenes. Fancy that girl holding her brother when his face was like the face of one in eternal torment, and trying to convince him that the sights before his eyes were conjured there by his imagination only; or when he would lie like one dead, fancy her rubbing him, and trying to force strong coffee between his clenched teeth, not knowing but they were the teeth of a corpse. I tell you, not many men could show the nerve and devotion that girl has shown. But she pays for it now. She must always be very tend erly treated. Whoever has her must have a great deal of thought for her, and have a care that he makes her happy with all his love. My darling will toler ate nothing but an eDtire devotion. A carelessness that another woman could forget would brand deep with her.". "She is worthy of a man's whole de votion," was the fervent answer. "No man could think of another woman if Edith Yorke permitted him to think of her." "You are right!" said the old lady, leaning to touch his arm with her small, jeweled hand. Their eyes met in one glance that flashed brightly, and in that flash he knew that she was his friend. "Be sure that vou come to dinner on Thursday," she said, changing the sub ject. "Cio to tne depot to meet ine gen eral, and they will take you up with him." There he had met her then, in the bus tle and excitement of company and the arrival of their guest. Ho could scarce believe that she .was the Editli Yorke he had known. Excite menthad given her a brilliant color that burned scarlet fire in her cheeks and litis, her eves were wide-awake and flashing, her white teeth showed in aeon staut smile, and that drooping form that had once seemed to mm use a pending lily, now stood erect, with the graceful uean as nigu as any auihc cuuiuuuc lie had never seen any woman so bril liant. Besides, her dress was so difler ent. Though still in deep mourning, he wore it after the Parisian lasnion, the sparkling garnet coronet,-, the vol- niiiious folds ot ner crape aress loopeu tli iet ornaments, her snow-white throat and wrists banded with garnets. and a large garnet cross, almost aa bril liant as diamonds. soarKiing on ner bosom. Then, there was no longer tne air of timid gratitude, or impassioned appeal. She stood and greeted him as a mieeii niitrht. distinguished him, indeed, by her peculiar courtesy, but by her per- . . , i .it- . i ij .:!, Iect sell-possession Homing iierseu siui above him. "What meant that pale and reproach ful face looking at him-through that moonliarhted rilt in the vines t" he thoueht. as she turned from him to wel come her euest. How could he dare to think it anything Dut an image caiieu p by his own lancy e x or tne nrst time in all that vear despair toucneu him . For the first time it seemed that all the devotion of his heart might not be powerful enough to win ner JNot so much dv ner own management. thouerh she had done her best, as by Miss Yorke's pride, Miss Isabel Chase had been invited to the house on this occasion. In the first place General was an intimate friend of family, and secondly, Edith chose that she should be invited on Mr. Freeman's ac count. It had been a hard afternoon for Isa bel. She was dying of envy and of jealously. That girl had all she wanted, and distanced ber in every way, eenps insrhertoo with such a sublime ease, and absence of all desire or effort to do so, that the consciousness of her own in feriority was a thousand times more gal ling1. Jlliss unase was not mucu uiapua- ed to believe in loftiness of soul, or per fect ingenuousness iu any woman; but she could not believe for an instant that Editli Yorke wished or tried to outshine her "She's too proud to do it," she thought, watching Edith's simple ele ffance : "too proud, if not too good." Miss Chase did not go to the depot af ter dinner with the others. Mie stayed at thw house, and went on a tour through the rooms, escorted by Martha. Martha liad not xorgotten me aiiiiuuniLy ilu which the vounsrladv took her dismissal. and besides, pitied her for the disap pointment which she believed her to be suffering. Besides, the housekeeper was so haDDV and triumphant in the re stored dignities of their house, that she was at peace with everybody, and would liked to have shown all Yorkeville even the elories of their mansion. Women have a natural love for such things, and even with her heart full ot bitterness, Isabel could take a miserable sort of en vious pleasure in going through those loftv rooms, in seeing the silken cur tains, pure silk all through, no sham corded back, tne tnread lace bed-draper- ies, the marvelous carvings, the boudoir with its unholstery of rose-colored vel vet, and ornaments, picture-frames, brackets, and lamps of pure silver, the dressing-bureau veneered entirely with ivorv over satin-wood, the bijouterie, each article of which had a story to tell, where kinsrs and nueens. -and famous men and women had touched or given Then the side-board over which a po liceman had been set to watoh when the dinner was oyer; Miss Chase would not seem to see it during dinner, but now she looked over every articfc, scarcely having time to hurry them oyer before she heard the carriages return. She dropped the glittering plate from her hand, and nurrieu into tneparior to see the coinnanv alight. Edith stenned lightly to the ground barely touching Mr. Freeman's hand with her finger-tips, and then stood on the lower steo to wait lor Mrs. .Jepson The rest of the company were younger. and might lookout for themselyes, A'1 the notice that she gave them there was a smiling nod as she turned to go up the srens with the elder Jady, Mr, Freeman she was exquisitely polite and coldly kind to. "She means he shall go on his knees to her," Isabel thought, growing pale with lealousy. Edith came smiling un the steps, bowed to Miss Chase a she stood in the window, and. before going up stairs came into the parlor to say a pleasant word to her. "General S asks pardon for not taking leave of yon," she said, in a kind cordial way. "He thought that you were going down with us, and were l the other carriage. He bade me say that he should go to see your mother on purpose to tell her how well he had found you looking. Have you been dull while we were gone?" it was impossible to meet coldly such kindness as Miss Yorke's. One must Bmile in reply, though one might hate her the next minute. Mr. Freeman, glancing at the two, saw them convers ing as pleasantly as sisters, apparently, and as soon as Edith went, joined Miss Chase, whom he had scarcely had an op portunity to speak to that day. They had not met at DreaKiast, and ac x orke House Mrs. Jepson and Miss Purcell had absorbed all the attentions his hostess did not claim from him. Is she not beautiful?" said Isabel, looking admiringly after Edith. "And her tour in Europe has improved her so. You know she saw no society here be fore she went away." ".Nature is to her what cultivation is to others," said the gentleman, rather warmly, detecting the tone ot deprecia tion. "It was in her choice to see so ciety or not. Her manners were always finished. She has learned nothing." "That is very true," said the young lady, in a gentle tone, which cost her all the self-command she had, : "She did not need to learn : but it is a sad pity that she did not unlearn one thing." wnas-ae yon meanf- ne- demanded, looking at her with a haughty surprise in his eyes. Isaliel Chase's blood was up. It was neck or nothing. Even if she had to pay for it afterwards, she would give him one pang now. Why, 1 mean, of course, what there never was a born Yorke yet but needed to unlearn," she replied, with a look as haughty as his own. He grew pale, but yet did not seem able or willing to comprehend. .Explain yourself!" he commanded. in a tone whose emperativeness both he and she were too excited to be 'aware of. At that instant Edith appeared in the parlor door opposite their sofa, and with her "Mrs." Jepson on the one hand and Miss Purcell on the other, both ladies, well-kept as they were, showing like withered leaves besides her brightness, while, she glowed like some fiery blos som. Look at those eyes, and cheeks, and lips." : whispered - Isabel Chase, "and tell me what they meant Naturally, iiditn lorKe nas no more color than a lily . What is it sets her on fire so ? Are you blind?" l don't believe it!" he exclaimed,-m a voice' sharp with pain. "She is ex citable " and delicate,, and blooms up in tnat way sometimes, i nave seen otner ladies do so." - - ' .. Miss Chase leaned back in the sofa. adjusted a bracelet on her arm, and said nothing. Her companion watched their beautiful hostess with eyes of fire. He raarKea ner every, iook and motion, ror getting to admire in his terror lest sus picion should change to conviction. 'Have you any reason lor what you say, beyond a mere-suspicion, and her nriuiaqt loots r ': ne asked, presently; and there was a moan in his voice. His companion hesitated a moment. She had gone too far to retreat, she thought, and the temptation was too strong to resist. i "I have," she said, slowly, without raising her eyes. "I have been in the house, you know, and have ways of be ing acquainted with family affairs which 1 would not like to mention." In that shock he got. Mr. Freeman did not think how inconsistent was the scru ple which, while the one important fact was openly told, hesitated to tell by What unimportant means the fact had been learbed.. He " never , dreamed of doubting Isabel Chase's word. He never dreamed of doubting the word of any woman whom he called a triend. ' He said no more, but sat there silent. The others came and went, Isabel spoke to him, and tried to appear light and smiling, but he only sat there trying to still the whirl in his brain, the ache in his heart. If he had seen Edith Yorke wrapped in devouring flames, he could not thave suffered more. To him the brilliancy of her beauty was a flame that threatened both body and soul. He no longer saw beauty in cheeks, lips nor eyes. Rather let her be pale, let her eyes be dim with tears, and her lips tremulous with sorrow, than on fire with that Baleful brilliancy ! What could he do? Ruin for her was ruin for him. Could he hope to snatch her from the danger before it would be too late ? would she listen to nim t 1 Miss Purcell saw something odd in his looks, and putting her own interpreta tion on it, took a seat beside him, and be gan trying to cheer him up. If he had been alone with her, he would have asked her without hesitation all he want ed to know ; but since he could not, he gave but random replies to her remarks. Mrs. Jepson nad to go home, and he gladly made an excuse to go with her. He had a headache, he said, to ac count for his paleness. When he went out with the' lady, the company followed them to the portico, taking their leave there, all standing in the moonlight, xsattei Uhase went a step beyond the others, - and leaned against the pillar, jut. f reeman stood in front of her and watched Edith take leave of Mrs. Jepson. It seemed as though he could not tear his eyes from her. He turned and looked after her as she went back towards the door, after having bade him a soft and smiling good-night. Then he caught Isabel hase's hand in a tight grasp, and bend ing nearer, said, in a pas ion ate under tone: "Isabel, say that you did not mean it. I implore you !" Edith Yorke stopped abruptly, then went to the door, standing there lean ing against tne jamn and looking after her visitors is they went down the stens. Miss Purcell coming out, made some re mark to her ; but she did not apnear to hear It. Miss Chase," Miss Purcell said then. -"come aud tell me all you know about General S . He says that he and your mother were brought up in the same house. " It would seem that the young woman had caught some of Edith's color, for her cneeks were deeply red as she en tered tne parlor again. I can tell you a great deal," she said. smilingly; "for mamma is perpetually talking about him." "She says lie always played at soldier when he was a boy, and used to attack the windows and batter the glass all out. playing that it was a fort or castle he was storming." If Miss Chase's hands or her voice trembled while she was relating the his. tory of this hero, Miss Purcell did not notice it. She was sharply criticising the girl's language and manner of speak ing, io see li tuere was anything there ltiteiy kj captivate a man line Archibald Freeman. She listened to the tones of her voice, she studied ler in eyery way The end of the matter was that in all Edith was far beyond this girl, But what meant his persistent staving nt- faalud'a alfla nil tho airanlni, 1,1a .llu tress at their apparent quarrel,' and that clasp ot the hand which she also had seen? Miss Yorke sat at the piano playing to some ot her company who Riiortly alter took leave, Miss Chase going with them Fjhe bade tliein all a gay goodnight, her manner nje'rry where it had been njercly cheerful, "I am so sleepy, aunt jo, that J must say a most unceremonious good-uigiir," she said, "I positively cannot hold niy head up." "You look like a sleepy rose." said Miss Purcell, fondly. "There!" kiss ing her ; "go to bed, and we will have our gossip in tne morning." Edith echoed the good-night, smiled back from the door, and went up stairs singing a tune. She went into her chamber, and found everything pre. pared for the night, the gas lighted, the bedspread turned down, and her night gown laid out ready to put on. Still smiling, she closed the door and locked it, drew the window-curtains close, took down her hair, took off her dress, and put on a white wrapper. But slowly, as she went about and un dressed, putting everything in its place with pains-taking, but unconscious care, the color dropped out of her face, the light out of her eyes, the spirit out of her form, and the olden, and more than the olden pallor and drooping came back. She put her hand on her breast. and moaned : 'It kills me! It kills me!" with a look as though some sharp physical pain were piercing her. She could not think of sleeping. She walked to and fro, hop ing to tire herselt out. 'Jferhaps 1 may oe aDie to lorget him," she murmured, then shook her head impatiently. "If I have not in a year, with the whole panorama of Paris passing and trying to blur his image, shall 1 here, with nothing between us I save that one woman, who will not let when Washington will be the favorite me forget? No. I loved him at the and the lovliest city on our side of the first instant as I looked up Irouithat sea. President Grant struck the key cold, insulting crowd, and saw him note when he appointed Henry D. Cooke leaning toward me, looking as though he Governor of the District of Columbia would protect me from all the world. I under the Congressional act of reorgan clung to him that night as I never had ization, which made the popular branch clung even to my poor Frederick in all of the local Legislature elective, and Illy llle, aim Uiy Iiell Will ;uug w mm I forever. I don't want to forget him. I The world would be a blank if I should. But O miserv ! what will recollection be?" She walked to and fro, wringing her hands, and breathing irregularly. "I cannot bear it!" she said, at length, stonninsr in her walk. One minute sue stood motionless, ner face white, nartlv with the pain she bat- tied, partly with the new impulse that came up in ner tllOUgnt. A lien sue went I slowly arid with downcast eyes toward a I cabinet, unlocked a drawer, and drew I out a crystal flask about half full of a speculations and corruptions which tot-dark-red liquid. Again she hesitated, tered to its fall, amid the congratulations "I would resist It I could,' sne mut- tered ; "but I have lost the motive, and I with itthe strength." I As she spoke she slowly unscrewed tne stopper, and taking a small wine-giass from the table near, poured it about half full. She held It up then, looKea at it held between her and the light, shud dered, and was about to set It down, when there started up Deiore ner eyes the scene she had witnessed that even- ing : Isabel Chase, superb in her rich, sensuous beauty, standing in the moon- light with her bare white shoulders rest- Ing against tne Stone OI tne pinar on which she leaned, and her beautiful head turned aside with the coquettish arrocravice of a woman who knows her power, and Archibald Freeman, stand- I ing DOWetl UcIOre uer, Ills puic, liaaaivu- i ate face turned towards her, his merc- ing eyes fastened on hers, his hand clasping her unwilling one; and those words, "isaDei, ten me you uiu uui mean it, I implore you !" Edith Yorke uttered a faint cry, nassed one hand to her breast as if to still the beatings of her heart, and with the other inteu tne glass u iiexiips, and drank eyery drop of its contents. One might think that the demon of the Yorkes laughed as they saw this last and most precious one or all. after long re- sistance, come for the first time, and de-1 liberately place her beautiful young head beneath this yoke of terror She resumed her walk, and waited, watching for the coming of the peace which this draught should bring ; but it came not. Still that pain, sharp as a knife in her heart, still those thronging thoughts, still that voice ringing in her ears, uttering passionate words not meant for her. "I cannot bear it!" she cried out, go- ino- to the flask again. She knew bow much her brother had been used to take after years of indulg ence, when he drank laudanum like wine ; but she had no idea how much or how little a delicate woman should take who had never tasted the drug before, and did not dream that she had already taken a large dose for a first one. Since the excitement of her mind for a time resisted its influence, she thought she had not enough, and again poured the wine-glass halt tulf, and, tbistime witii out hesitation, drank it off. Even as It touched her litis, a slight languor dulled the edge ot her feelings, and as she set the glass down, she was conscious of a sensation of heaviness, and a desire to rest. "I think that will do," she murmured, dreamily, still standing there; then, feeling unable to stand, she went and laid down on the bed, without undress ing herself any further, or putting out the light . Her pain grew iaint, auu use a oream She was weary, but she was resting; and rest was sweet. She wondered what misery it was which 'had held her, which now was losing its noiu, wnicn, even as she wondered about it, parted quite, and floated away beyond reach of herjknowtedge. sue did not Know. ny had she never thought or noticed before I how sweet it is merely to lie still and breathe in quiet? No need to move one's hands or feet ; it would be too much effort; indeed ; no need to raise the eyelids; they were too heavy. It was scarcely worth while to breathe, save slowly and faintly, stopping sometimes, but feeling no pain. One had no need to breathe. How quiet the heart was growing! What a gentle chill was stealing over ner I But she began faintly to wisn that she could breathe deeper, that her heart would leap alive, that her limbs and her lids were less heavy. Bands of steel, softly cushioned, but strong as death, bound her down, chilling, creeping-even to the burning centre of life, stretching cold touch to extinguish that last spark, The gasngnt nareu over tne Deo, and the white moonlight came in through the chinks in the curtain where the wind blew it, and lay tremulously on that stirless image of a girl lying there, but no color came to her lace. JNignt worejon but she moved not. The first pal lor of dawn came, it brightened to sun rise, and shamed the lading gas, and still she stirred not, and no sign of breath moved the drapery on her breast. Day clear and dazzling looked in at the windows, and saw her lying as sue nad dropped at first, but saw no ending of her sleep. She lay there, tne last ot tne Yorkes, white, cold and motionless : TO BE COXTINUED. AMimOTLS OF PITBI.IC MF.Ji. BY (jpL.J. y. VORKEY. NO. LXXVI. No problem of civilization is so vexed as that of municipal government, or the difficulty of securing good rulers for great cities, of regulating taxation, and preserving the public credit, Paris be- fifllV.P thn (I-47V 1 1 n or indf-rril-ifkl ia tf tiiA ibn iiiii-iii, inkier ine irrespuisime rqte m Louis Napoleon, whose chief agent, Ba . 1 ' ! ' :!,. I , . ron Haussman, executed his master s commands without much regard for pri vate rights, and certainly produced maichless results. The money spent anu squandered upon the t rench capital under Haiissinaii reached a fabulous sum but the comforts aud luxuries secured to strangers were equally unusual.' Lon don is controlled by corporate bodies, and many complaints are lieard against their profligacy. Bcrlii 11114 "Vienna are magically Improved in eyery ' direcr tion, Brussels is a minature Paris, and the Dutch cities, the Uague, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, are famous for their iiir stitutions of art and learning and the comparitive comfort of their over-taxed population. But theso, like Kdlnburg and Dublin, are governed rather by the monarch than by the people. It is when we come to apply popular rule to mun icipalities that the worst difficulties are encountered. The ranid growth of our American cities, the necessity for heavy expenditures In paved streets, public buildings, witter, light, and the preser vation of property, open the door to end less speculation. Boston is unquestiona bly the best managed city in America, mainly because there is very little poli tics in its administration, a severe sys tem of finance, a police extending over the State and a rigid attendance at the primary elections by prominent men. He who visits Washington to-day, after an absence ot twenty years, will be amazed at its progress and its promises. We may prefigure its future by its con trast with the past. As we remember its dusty streets in summer and its mud dy streets in winter, its poor hotels and boarding-houses, its miserable police, its disorganized finances, in the light of its increasing miles of broad and beautiful drives, its new temples of education and learning, its gallery of art, its splendid public edifices, with the superb Capitol crowning the whole, unsurpassed in the world we may easily anticipate the day g,,. tuv yvyx a xsiA2 iu vuugicaii Mr. Cooke is one of the many proofs of the wisdom of our Chief Magistrate. He is just iorty-seven, and when he accepted the post had accumulated a handsome fortune, which placed him beyond temptation. Whatever may be said of the propriety of opening public positions to every condition, experience has pro ved that the Mayor ot a great city should be beyond pecuuiary want. Undoubted- ly the choice ot such a man as William. xu. a weeu au uie neiiu oi pel naps ims most important department in New lork opened the way to that series of ot tne people, in tne autumn oi ion. in olden times the mayors (tor instance) of Philadelphia were men who had ac- quireu inuepennenee Dy long years oi muusiry auu irugainy, auu our people proudly recall the days when worthy citizens nice w narton, cott, ana .rage acted in this capacity. It is true Phil adelphia during that time was not wnat it is to-dav, witii its increasing population and necessities. Perhaps if they were now in demand they would not escape the censure so fiercely passed upon their successors. Governor Cooke hi. ine ueau ui tue guvciuuicuivi tne uia- trict of Columbia, has come in for his full share of criticism, but his vindica- tion closely follows the proofs of the jus- tice and the sagacity of Jils administrat muu. ma v. ii i v . i io iiii cAaiuic ui His career is an example of his fitness to preside over the destinies of a great cosmopolitan center. Born in Ohio, educated in Meadville, Pennsylvania, bred to the law, then a school-teacher and a newspaper editor in Philadelphia, where he formed the acquaintance ot lit erary lights like Joseph K. Chandler, Joseph C. Neal and Robert T. Conrad, then vice-consul at one of the South American ports under his connection, Consul William G. Moorhead, more than twenty-five years ago, and finally nnding fortune in acquiring a knowl- edge of banking under his brother, Jay uooice, in jrnuadeipuia, nis removal to Washington, at the beginning ot Mr. Lincoln's administration, and his con nection afterward with the great banking-house with which he is still identi fied, he has gathered.enough knowledge of men to qualify him for the arduous services which have made Washington city what it is. Fine manners, princely hospitality, warm and ardent sympathies with the :iew citizens, and the cause ot universal education, makes him accept able to every class. Never a politician in the vulgar interpretation ot that word although a consistent and sincere Re publican, and rich enough as I have said to escape suspicion, his intercourse with the Representatives and Senators in Con gress ot every shade is agreeable to him self and profitable to his constituents. The generous bounty of Congress to the District at the last session, inspired by tne explicit recommendations ot Gener al Grant in his annual message, is to be attributed to the confidence reposed in liovernor cooke ; and when our law-ma kers meet m December they will be sur prised at the enormous amount of work done under the auspices of Governor Cooke and the energetic Board of Pub lic works appointed by the President, with Alexander R. Shepard at their head. In five years from to-day the District ot Columbia will be the choice winter re sort of the country, and will be to people oi wealth and intelligence to inventors. to our men of science, and to foreigneis. an lrresistablc attraction. Directly con nected, North and South, by new rail roads, aud offering extraordinary in ducements to persons of moderate meaus whodesire to livein'a healthy cli mate and to enjoy the best society, it will be sought by men from every State. whether as visitors, or residents. And when that day comes, no name will be more affectionately remembered and honored than that of Governor Henry D. cooke THE REPUBLIC IN FRANCE. BY ALEXANDER YOUNG. The most encouraging sign for the fu ture of the French nation is the continu ed existence and improving prospects of tne itepuDiic. xt nas lasted long enough to be recognized as a solid and healthful lact, instead of the lurid and chaotic fancy which has hitherto been the ex ponent ot the dreams of democracy in t ranee. Whatever, therefore, may be tne result oi a cnauge in tne present ad ministration, the Republic will hence forth be regarded not as a mere make shift between one dynasty and another associated with the triumph of law less and revolutionary fury, but as the embodiment oi political and social order and identified with the recuperation of tne country from the depression into which it has been plunged by intestine commotion anu loreign war. Although it is iuibossible to forecast the future of French pqjitics, the chance for the continuance of the Republic are certainly promising. That it will at all events enduieltill the German evacuation Is an accomplished fact is highly nroba- ble. The government of Thiers has not only gained the confidence of Bismark byits prompt payment of the install. It) ill 1 Ll n t t 1 1 U . I 111 . lmf i" 1 l,na 1 1 . 1. .. iv.,1.9 v. vt.u i-f,iu CI 11C1S l19lllt;il (,1m oou wm oi tne rrencn people by hast ening tne departure ol the loreign in vadevs au object which to them is. only secoiiuary io me recovery or tneir con quered territory. Despite, therefore the danger ot a crisis from the dictator ial assumption of Thiers, and his ner- sistencc in his pet schemes of military organization and financial policy, and liia 11 11 fli tir-liim sii-ninti! ,inn ,y-i I. ... I . , , , ' , . . a . , ' . . . . . archical designs of the Assembly, it is 1 : 1 ,.1 I. .. 1. : . ,. . : - t .. Jit ' -n !"V'j inn uiMi1.11114ii.11ut: 111 uiice will be ensured by tle necessity wloh has tuns tar dominated that body of seif-rper servai ion. The French Chambers though still controlled by the Right, who have ways been in the majority, have learned by experience that it is better to hear with an unwelcome policy than imperil their safety by pushing opposition to it to extreme liiiils, Tle Urleaidsts and imperaiists wnoiorm 1110 Jtigit centrc; auu ie partisans pi ii(e uouut iet iiuuv bord, who constitute the extreino Right, Have undoubtedly been disappointed I the firm stand which Thiurs has take for the Republic, They thought to find iu the old monarchist a supporter instead ot an opponent, liut besides being ham pered lu their action by radical differ' ence of opinion upon dynastic questions they have been warned bv the nltered temper of the pooplo of the danger of forcing Thiers to a dissolution of the Assembly. A revolution or a peaceful election would be equally fatal to their hopes. it is : a -noticeable tact that while to Republic has been. - steadily, -gaining trength both in the country and the! Chamber, their-opponents have. frittered away their opportunities and their pow er. The - Legitimists . lost . whatever chances they might have-had J?y ,nag-l lecting.-to assert weir Claims a uor deaux; the Orleanisfcs have hesitated and temporized till too late ; while-the pros pects ot imperialists have peen niignced by every fresh revelation to the people of the besotted incapacity of the Man- of Sedan. The reception given to M. Sou lier by the Assembly, .compared with which the howling of Bod Indians over their victims is a quiet scene,shows how anxious all parties are to throw the re sponsibility of French reverses on the imperial government. JSothing is more decisive ol tne weak ness ot . .the opponents oi tne itepuunc than the continuance of their ministers in office after they had : tendered, their, portfolios to Thiers on the memorable. 20th of Junev : .The interviewiwhjeh the representatives' Qf the Bight and. Bight; Centre then bad with the President, was last move, for the administration ; government on a monarcmal , basis When at its close, all the ministers pnt one, and he a legitimist in high disfavor with the BepuJQlicaus, withdrew, weir: resignations, it : was the most humilia ting confession of weakness they oould have made. Meanwhile, :the dithcmtiea of Thiers with ;the Bight hay eied him look for aid and comfort to the Left, and thus the desirable object of uniting the men who, whatever may be their .disa greement, are firm ia support of Bepub- iican principles, bids fair to oe. attained,. When Gambetta eulogized the patriotism of Thiers and commended him -to the ' upnort of his friends, it is a hopeful - sign for the harmonious action which is essential to the permanence of -the Re public. '. Disorder,-resulting from-the: ndue assertion of Individual preten-' tions, is the danger of democracy Mi France. : This- can only be averted- byJ mutual subordination of private torefer ence to public ends. The- Republic owes much to Thiers for his unselfish and patriotic devotion to its interests.1 The proclivfties, fos tered by a long' career of power, to- arro gance and self-assertion, and intensified -by the struggles of a turbulent old age, are insignificant blemishes on the char acter ot the veteran statesman, ac a time of life when a man naturally seeks repose, he has sacrificed peace'and eoin fort to the demand of duty. In the prime of his manhood he was - the means of beautifying Paris with some of its no- Diest architectural creations, in' nis old age he has performed the more impor tant servicesj of restoring the shattered edifices of his country's prosperity on the basis of constitutional freedom.- His name will always be identified with the triumph of the Republic. " AN OLD MAID'S SOLILOQUY. BY SALLY SLICES. I believe half the people of Centreville are trying to find out how old I am. As if that was anybody's business but mine. It was yery rude in Mrs. Green,, yesterday, to .come in to see' me without knocking at the door. " "Taking a neighbor's priv ilege,", indeed! Then 'twas; "So provok ing, too, that she should find me sewing with my. spectacles on. I declare her words are ringing in. my ears . yet. want to know if you are obliged to wear spectacles, Sally. Do tell if your: eye sight is failing. Why, you mttst be most as old as I am." She looked as if she didn't believe me when I told jief that my eyes were weak. Some people have so much curiosity: "' And as if that wasn't enough, in comes that Saucy Kate Parsons, this morning, to show me ber birth-day presents. There was a roguish twinkle In' her eye when she said, "I was sixteen yesterday, Miss Slicer, how old are you?" . And when I told her I was "just as old again as half," she went tripping away laugh ing, as if my answer pleased her wonder- yr- ........ . ' l almost hate that girl ..whenever 1 think ot her calling with me at Mrs. Brown's. There sat the great fat baby 111 the cradle, sucking his hst, with his face all plastered Over with molasses candy, and that creature caught hint up, kissed him, tossed him in her arms, and finally danced up to me with hira, -exclaiming. "That's Miss Slicer; bubby isn't afraid ot jaiss sneer, way, tne dear little fellow wants you to kiss him ; don't you, bub ?" : At that he clapped his hands, laughed, and jumped toward me; his mother stood looking on so pleased and proud of her baby: and what could I do but kiss him. Bah! the dirty little imp! 1 sicken at the thought ot it. Kate knew how L bated babies, and ar ranged it for the purpose of plaguing me I know she did. Here I have been sitting by the win dow nearly an hour, without seeing any one pass by. But there is a couple of men over in the grave-yard ; they must be setting up a grave-stone tor old Mrs.. Hart. I can't helD thinking ot what her son's wife said to me the day of the funeral: "She was sorry to have her die, for she could do almost as much work-as any otner person in the village." The only expression of grief that fell from her lips. Poor Mrs. Hart ! she al ways had 10 work like an old slave, but she is at rest now. Heaven preserve me wife! There is no doubt, however, in my case, thank Providence. I couldn't help laughing the other day when Mrs, Hart told me "the old grey cat was dead ; that the cat had the consumption, and lived nearly a week without eating any thing, and she felt real bad every time she looked at her, for she couldn't help f-ltinkinar nf nnnr nld crandmnrliep lTftri.., What ideas some people do have, . Here cornea -Bill Jones down -the street with- a basket full of parcels. I guess it must be sugar and raisins for the wedding cake. I do believe Sarah Jones is going to be married. I should think her mother would nave more sense than to allow her to take such a step, Only imagine! young things eighteen and twenty years old marrying. They're 110 more ut U3 tuna cum'KB i a uuuk than so man v babies. Why here am thirty-fi , well, no matter just about the right age, but nobody seems to think of it. I think there ought to be a law made that no girl in Centreville shaU he inar- rieu, sq long as those so much ojuer, ana better qualified for such a life, remain single.' Some one ought to petition the .Legislature to have such a bill passed. There goes Dr. Hall into the store They say he gave Patty Mills a powder ot birch sawdust, and told her to add a teaspoonful of rum and a pint of boiling water (o it, and take it to cure the pain u her side. Wel, she is always com plaining, and always gadding about, mid asking the doctor to prescribe for her Whenever she meets him, and I suppose lie, tnougitsiie duiu t need; ay medicine, and that lusdqse couldn't hurt her; but I ciui't defend his practicing sqclj deceit, ft savors too much of quackery, J shall not believe that he is a regularly licensed physician till I have seen his diploma. Mercy ! I had forgotten that the bread was in the oven. 1 declare, It s too bad every loaf is burned as black a darkev'i face. - But one can't always Inyye their 'ItMalfwl tultp i.ifi 1 uBf-mp, x bllinK seasons qf reflection are beneficial to a pcrsoq 8 mmu. it's so cpinforting, in fnct, when neigh burs ape so wicked, to look Into oue'i own heart and find one's self as Mud and obliging and good and charitable as I am. I have no patience with these mischief-makers and hnsy-bodios that go huuiii, meddling witn every oouy s busi ness. 11 tney would only stay at home ami keep their tongues (unruly mem bers that they are) still, and attend to their own affairs, as I do, this world be a much happier home I'm thinking The currsnt storiea.ot.yast diamond fields- in Colorado -and.- elsewhere, are sure to bring in their train numerous re ports of treasures foandfKOm day to day id " this or "that" American J;Wilderness ;' but from distant Oregon there comes just now- a tale of treasure-trove so exact in topographical. and circumstantial detail that the average reader will be inclined to accord It the full measure of his wonted redulty. -! Leaving .PortlancL. in the above named . State, not Jong ago, to trace the line of a new branch railway. certain surveyors' entered, one day of late, a small reeky glen, near the line of the old military road between the small towns of Cornelius and Astoria. Look ing about therein for a suitable point of sight for Ws theodolite, whence the range ot tne required -angle would - oe uninterruotedj -the chief of the: warty chanced to select an odd-looking pyra midal stone, thickly covered with lichins and densely grown about by the immerri morial underbrush of the region. 1 Iu strivijig to tear some of the latter away,, and bracing foot against . the stone, in vigorous' execution of . that purpose, an assistant accidentally scraped from the rocfey surface -so- much of the Encrusting -moss that a large 'section, was . laid -quite bare. Upon the spot thus denuded ot. Its (bovering oC Rgesjt&e surveyors were sur prised to discover certain deeply graven mwlA, wkicb, Upon loBeK InsMCtion, gloved to be a perfectly legible inscrip tion of the letters and numerals, "N. 1. E. 2. P." Instantly all thoughts of railroading were suspended and every energy directed to the interpretation of tlilis enigma-of -the wilderness. ' For a time all sorts: of wild guesses'were haz arded ; but presently it struck one of the pundits' that; the letters . and ; figures might be memoranda in the dialect ot their -own '" land-guaging : profession Say, for instance,- -that ' they ' meant north, 1 chain; east, 2 perches." The idea'. was an inspiration not to be disre garded. Measuring north and east, as prescribed, the party fbund another cu rious moss grown stone, pyramidal in shape like the first. - Not doubting that this bote further directions, they eagerly cleared enough or its lace to discern a large figure "7 Cut in it. Only that, and nothing more. '-This second stone evidently had continuity of 1 inscription with the firsthand was- promptly thrown rpom its place ty levers; Dut only tne bare, hard earth appeared beneath, and gave- no ' sign: of further revelation. "What it tne figure snoutu mean -seven fett down ?"- was the question evolved from the ensuing' feverish consultation. A suspicion of hidden treasure was now uppermost in every mind, :- and when spades were brought and digging began the excitement waxed intense. - Deeper and deeper delved the anxious shovelers until the clink of some metal responded to the blows of : the excavators. - it took but a moment more to reveal a rusted Iron ring attached to the rotting cover of a wooden box or chest, iron-bound ; and In three more annates that -ancient casket 'was lifted and hauled from its tomb by as many hands and shovels as could fix hold upon it. Up it came, un der the grasp and stare or men panting with- indescribable expectation, and cer eaeny Was not regarded in the summary process -pf forcing the -lid.' - Within the decaying etrong-oox, anu protected oy ns - lining ot copper, were louno- oiu Snanish. Mexican, and South American silver coins, to the value of nearly $6,000, together with several pieces of quaint jewelry.- - There -were- Several golden -Spanish' doubloons, and a silver breast pin In the shape or a leaf, set with thir ty-one rose-en.t diamonds. - ine wiioie treasure was black with age, and must have been under ground for a long term ot years; but, as shown- by the above valuation, it richly repaid its delighted finders : -who, dividing it equally among themselves and returning: with it to the city,' Became straigiitway - as famous lor their strange adventure as they had been in its coined reward.- There the story might - end piquantly, its explanatinn left to the insoluble mystery o( hidden things and romantic imaginations; but the irrepressible spirit of modern inqui ry 1 upu II Liic xuccw jt ejuteurc, vv iiiuii prints; tne taie,- anu mat paper must needs - hazard a conjecture, "May ; not the old -Spanish galleon," , it says, "whose venerable skeleton is racked by the tides' in the bay near Astoria and whose rihs suggest -the spectres of de parted years, have had some knowledge of Who placed the iron-bound box in its bed in the wilderness or Oregon?" xnis hint may hold good so far as the purely Spanish character -of the treasure is con cerned, but the inscriptions on the stones are not quite so galleonic. Think of an old Spanish pirate of the Main, or any other ' foreign aquatlo character, who should employ English term3 and technical English, surveyors' - terms at that to Indicate the location of his bur ied riches! ' -The editorial conjecture will scarcely bear that test; and hence, for the credibility of the whole narrative, may as well be dismissed.- Like Mr. Pickwick's famous antiquarian discov ery, a too literal construction of its in scription interferes amazingly with its antiquity. WOODIiriii, OTH SKCOI WASH- : IKOTON. Max Adeler writes in the New York Dispatch ; - " ; i 'A boy In Darby, Pa., went upon the roof of his1 father's house, the other day, and reached down the chimney to obtain a swallow's nest. He leaned too far, lost his balance, and fell foremost down the chimney. - The flues were crooked and 1 narrow- and the boy's head was wedged in so tight that they had to tear a way .the whole side of the house before they could - release him. Do we over step the bonndrles of propriety in politi cal discussion When we point to this dis aster as another one of the consequences of intrusting" the government of this country to a debauched and degraded. Administration, which is determined to make is the slaves of a foul military despotism? Turn to the history qf the past,'". Keacrthe pages in which are re corded fho deeds of the- admistratlon of the immortal "Washington. Yon will not find there that any boy was ever per mitted to wedge his head far down In a chimney fine. Washington would have scorned to have been a party to such an outrage. He expressly says in. h(s Fare well . Address, or he in tended to say so, And yet in this country w find a mili tary tyrant not only J allowing suoh things to happen to freeborn Americans out actually nominated ror omce upon a platform which studiously avoids all reference to the crookedness of chimney flues. ' Nations have plunged into civil war upon Smaller provocation than this: but we, it tne, intense neat or our indig nation, may ratuer turn witn nonet ill ness to Mrs.; Woodhull.our candidate for the Presidency, and barken as this noble woman, swears upon the altar of her country that he.r first act after inaugu ration Win e to demand irom iJotisrres a law- straightening flues and placing staircases In them, so that boys can go in and out at pleasure. The mare we con template the benevolence of that woman the more we reflect upou her philan thropic real, her sympathetic humanity. ner tender anection ior the unfortunate, and her generous pupiHwa tQ give ns a lucrative situation, in the Treasury De partment, bind to pay ' Vis a bonus from the secret service fdjid when she Is elec ted, the more we feel that our dear coun try will he safe qnlTW her hands," : A special to the Comiunrm'uJ from Cau nonburg Pa., states that about five o'clock Monday morning, Frank Mousa aud his wife attempted , to kindle a fire with carbon oil, when it ignited, explo ded the can, throwing burning fluid over 00111 auu p timing tneiu severely. Mrs, mousa uvea tnree hours 111 intepso sui eriug- . iur. -mousa 13. tiu u ying but ho hopes, oi hy recovery are, eiitertaiued. CttMs( AND CAHUAXTIES. . . Jamas : Sarnie was. arrested in Wil liamsburg, New York, Saturday night, fdr the murder of his wife, by throwing a, kerosene lamp at her, which exploded, eiitting her fearfully "and setting fire to her clothing. ' ' Friday, two sisters, named Salby, and another, named Lavelle, attempted to light a fire with carbon oil. Result, ex plosion, . The two sisters will likely die and the others may recover. They are all under ten years of age. I A young man named D. W. ' Harvey, wjas found dead in an oil tank near Smith's Ferry, Penn., on Monday. As there was only six aud a half inches of water in the tank, it was thought by those who knew him he had committed suicide. - An old man in Detroit, named James Company, was found dead in his room oil --Tuesday. - He had been - missing since Friday, and had the appearance of death since that time. He was without money and without funds, and aged eighty years. , ; -A German butcher of Columbus named Edward Sleiberger, while in a fit of de lirium incident to typhoid fever, eluded the vigilance of nis watcher, on Friday near midnight, and wandered away and was not found till a man fishing at the State dam found his body floating lu the river. A young married couple named An ron, supposed to be from Buffalo New Yprk, fell from the edge of a very steep and rugged precipice in the mountains bP West Virginia, on the 17th instant, and were literally dashed to pieces on the rocks below. They were visiting that region un a weuuiug tour. A man named Crook, was killed in Crittenden county .Arkansas by R. H. Martin. The latter was ' riding ' along the road, when Crook attacked him with a pistol.,.. Mar tin sprang from his horse. wresting the . pistol from Crook, aud struck him over the head with it, killing him instantly. Martin Was acquitted. ' A daughter of James McDonwell,' of Carson county, Indiana, 'was' recently discharged from the Insane -Asylum as incurably insane, . Soon, after being ta ken home she fell and struck, her head against a kettle, fracturing her skull. ' From that time on'she possessed full con trol of her faculties until her death, which occurred . some -time after- from the effects of the accident. A mad bull being chased through Brooklyn on Wednesday, turned several times on the pursuers, Injuring a boy named George Donehue ; then a man named Peter McDermott, and was sub sequently shot. - One of the stray balls, fired at the animal, penetrated the back pf'F;. D. Chappel 1 superintendant of the Roosevelt Street Ferry. -The wound will probably prove fatal. Chappel was him self shooting at : the animal at . the time. ,. An accident occurred on the Mary land Railway' near Finksburg, Carroll county, Monday afternoon. It was caus ed by the springing of a rail. Two cars were wrecked and fourteen passengers more or less injured. James W. Beach man, of Avondale Carroll county, had his right shoulder dislocated and his left ; arm badly broken. . His mother is seriously injured. The wife of State Senator Longwell, of Carroll county is seriously injured. ' , Friday night a party of five or six roughs attempted to force Captain John Stephens into a political controversy at Carsonville ten miles from St Louis. Stephen declined and 011 some insulting remark being made to him, knocked one of the party down. ' The ruffians then attacked and knocked and beat him to death. . Stephens is an old and-well known steamboat man, sixty years of age and leaves a family. Two men named Butts and Murphy were arrested. Early Wednesday morning William W. ' Southgate, a young man whose par ents reside in Covington, went into a cellar on Broadway ,-and attacked Mrs. Uwfly, an elderly woman, tenant of . a room in the house, when she came down into the cellar - for fuel. His weapon was an ax. , Mrs. Duffy was struck in the head and ran. screaming. John Flatfoot who came to her rescue received a terrible blow severing his skull so that he died Wednesday evening. Mrs Duffy's injuries not fatal. ' Southgate has been in the lunatic asylum and , Is supposed to be insane. Towards evening on Saturday last. the wife of Sylvester Brown, of Say brook was found to have been murdered, and in the inquest held the jury decided that she came to her death by the hand of her husband. Mr. Brown states that he was on a staging in the barn hunting for swallows when it fell on her, she being under it, and crushing her to the floor and burying her in some wheat nnder the plank. Some of the neighbors state that the stench was so strong about the body when found, that the murder might have been committed two or three days previous. A threshing machine took fire at Du- rant ,Iowa. A young gentleman named w m. bprome, woo was feeding, jumped upon the top to put out the fire, but be ing unable to do so, and the fire driving mm DacK, ne stepped by mistake on the feedboard. - As the machine was in mo tion he was dragged in bodily. His right leg was torn on raggedly above the kuce and passed into the machine, and his thigh bone was broken in four places. The machine was stopped by -the flesh inside and. tne man taken out. lie bled to death in fifteen minutes. Thelmachinc was entirely consumed. A horrible murder occurred about a mile west of Yates! City, in Illinois on Monday. The victim was the wife of Tohn Mathewson. Mathewson and a hired man, left the house at daybreak to do harvest work at some distance from this house and did not return till night, when the body of the murdered woman was found in the cellar with her throat cut aud her skull smashed. The mur derer is not known, but suspicious rest on a man who was near the house that morning inquiring for work. Detectives are on his track. . Great . exoitement prevails and mounted men are scour ing tne country in search or the mur derer, A reward of $1,000 lis offered for the -murderer. On the 3d Inst., a mnn nnmml 'Ww, Harrington, in the employ of Arthor B. Chapln & Co., at the Heather & Allison mill, attempting m change the man drel belt that runs the feed to the circu lar-saw, which revolves nt the rate of (jou turns per minute, was literally torn to pieces, and in the most shocking and frightful manner, His head was cut oil", in rignt arm torn o, nis right leg and ivit arm nroKen ; a part 01 111s skull was thrown some distance, aud blood and brains scattered about the mill, even sticking to the rafter and beams above. Sir. Harrington formally lived iu Bath. Clinton county, lie leaves a wife and two children. A most horrible casualty also occurred on Saturday nfternouu tit Howard s mm, ty winch CyrlU Uiart rand was Instantly killed. A innvv ki!.v Of square timber haying been placed no on rollers, Mr, Chartraud was iu the act 01 putting it on to a slide to pass it on ' " uiuw, tio was standing about two loot from a "natent odirer which has two circular saws, four inches part, which were in motion. He had 011 a leather apron which caught iu tlio belt of the edger, and ho was thrown upon tne saws in such a manner that one of thein striking him on the fore hood ran entirely throngh his head and the other severed the head fvon the body, the head falling to th atopy bo low and tho Iwvlv ruydning near the saws. Oio ojf hisltaiuls was also cut off. Ho was ft Bobor, Industrious and worthy man, and leaves a wife and two children. MELiANGE, j (Collapse of P. M. B.) iYon must pay -or walk home. ! It is so hot in Baltimore that a nimble sixpence Is called quicksilver. Professor" Barey. is subduing Hers steeds on the Western per-Kareys. Miss Wade.-of Cincinnati, has lust made her sixty-first failure at suicide. Mr. Grant evidently doesn'tthink that the public weal requires rotation in of fice. Missiouri girls are so-sweet that the local editors speak of them as Mo. las ses. Alaska now . wants several . mouth pieces to put ah amber mind before the public. The . married men of Lawrence, Kan sas, have formed au association for mu- 1: al protection. A ' Delilah of .elghtv-seven summers eloped with a hoy of fifty at Ilcaver hum, V is., recently. , Sacramento offers what it em nhatical- lv entitles Sacramental 'wine, for twen- -ftve cents a gallon. - A young lady at Saratoga, whose hair reaches to the ground, Is practically des cribed as a l'hare-bell." AFloridian hunter has sent this year toj Xorthern shomakers the skin of 1,460 saunans to oe mane into aii-gaiters. - ! Russian nhvstcians find a therarjeutic a$ well as au anagrammatic connection between chloral and chol'ra. i A Fond du Lac matron gave birth to fqur healthy infants last week, whom it ppzzles her to fondle laeteally. Considering the number of : people Who daily scour our streets, they're not yet as elean. as might be expected. From the odors in some of the churches this hot weather it seems that the ladies believe in muskular Christianity. I Alderman Whittaker.of Chicago, is said to have lost his wits, and conse quently his trial for bribery falls to the ground. i Cincinnati, having got through with the .political ; convention, is arranging rqr a grand exhibition or other sorts ol curiosities. i i Proper-minded Beadle to- Forward Young Man "Come young man you're not wanted here.. There's a wedding coming off,", Encouraged by the success in Great Britain of our colored soprano, Saratoga has exported to England a larsre invoice of black bass. i What's the- difference between the criminal lawyer ; of the period and the twelve men to whom his chicanery is addressed ? ( Forward Young Man to Proper-mind ed Beadle "Well, I don't know that, either, if you don't let me in, for I'm the bridegroom." The editress of a Western journal re cently announced that the arrival of an "extra male" prevented the prompt is sue of her paper. Seasonable hint for German suburban sportsmen The bootless feat of spar- row snooting scorn, nor tread upon tne farmer's tender corn. Our working boys who crave noctur nal swimming facilities are in hopes of procuring an order to make them night companions of the bath. An effort is making to introduce Jap anese paper clothing in the west. One would uiuiK tuey nad tried paper suits there in connection with libel. Miss Annie Kews, who was recently graduated from the' Medical School of Michigan University, is going to prac tice at Jsewpoi t, if that's any news. i A Boston seer settles the -difficulties of the political situation by announcing that tne end ot tne world win prooaniy occur before the Presidential election. i A Southern editor promises, with the aid of his wife, to name a baby each year after the person who shall furnish the largest club list of subscribers to his paper. I The New England experiment of tee- totalism in hotels many indignant trav elers to ask if there be no middle conrse between temperance inns and intemper ance. It's all - very well to condemn profes sional faro-dealers as the lowest of man kind; but it should be remembered that they couldn't thrive if it weren't for their betters. i A country editor who has seen Soth- ern thus points a moral from what he heard on that occasion : ."Oue of those things no feller can find out." A good husband after eleven p. m. The public is also entitled to this intelligence that I have entered into a conspiracy with the hack drivers and all other drivers and owners of public con veyances for a general and indiscrimi nate plunder of travelers. The moustache movement is said to have reached West Point, where the cadet desires permission to let his beard grow, knowing that with the girls of the period there's no use in pressing his suit unless he be bir-sute. Madras was not the scene of tho fall of. man, hut there has recently been a fall of manny there. But there has also been a decided fall of manners in Boston since the Jubilee; so Madras needn't try to crow over the Hub. What between the brass Instrument at the Hub" and the riotous debauchery in beer encouraged . there, a returned Xew York , musician says that Boston must be the "beast of many horns" mentioned in the Apocalypse. An Englishman has "been sentenced to eighteen ' months' ' imprisonment for playing the "Dead March In Saul" du ring his wife's severe illness, notwith standing nis asseveration that ho was merely trying to relieve his Saul-ltude It has become a question of considera ble importance as to whore the future "sweet girl graduates" of Harvard and Yale are to hide their blushes if they at tend the alumni dinner and listeu to the stories told after the more grave and reverend dons havo departed t lluuianitarlanlsm has cropped out in a new form in Boston. Among tho latest institutions of that city of jubilees is a mending and repali ing society .composed of women, who undertake to sow on buttons, darn stockings, and perform other kindly services for unprovided bachelors. Puluth, "the nenlth city of the mtsalt etl seas" has had its first public amuse ment since the opening of its cemetery iu the form of a real traveling circus; but it unfortunately came before tho newspaper had been sutlicienily organ ised to provide a dramatic critic for tho occasion. - That was a very touching-incident that of tho littlo school-girl who refused to define the word clown as "a low, vul gar fellow," and for her stulotrness was punished with the ferule and de tained in nlay hours, all to no rvfori'imto ry cud. The little child's father proved to be a clown iu a circus. Germany has adopted a new mone tary system, of which tho value-unit and basis of calculation is a "mark," equivalent .to 23 cents. It is thought that this arrangement will be readily adopted by the Americans, among whoiu to oe a man or money lias ions ow con sidered ns synonymous Willi being a man of mark. This U friu. adyHi diary : "At last night's party there were some two or throe women too much tteeollette, aud when the gentlemen bent over to speak to them thev used their fans to lilde their necks. True modesty ought not to. be aware of exposure, and this effort at concealment excites a uiau's imagina tion more than simple exposure.."