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A FAMILY PAPER, DEVOTED TO LITER A T XI IiE, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND GENERAL NEWS. VOL. II. NO. 10. PAIKESVIIXE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1872. WHOLE NO. 62. Till! STORY OF M)31C BELLS. BY U ft ACE OBEIMWOOD. A little legend, dear and gracious friend, llii-s strunKi'ly wrought upon my heart to-day, Let me the story to thy heart coru'incnd, And tell it to thee in my simple way. Long years agone, a Southern artisan. Dowered with the tender genius of his clime, A dreamy-eyed, devout, and sad-voiced man, Cast, with rare skill, a wondrous tuneful chime. Whose very sound might draw the pagan Turk To lw in rapture on the minster floor; Anil, it is said, this founder seemed to pour His deep Italian soul into his work, Like molten music; and when first high hung f A triumph-peel the liclls harmonious rung, And made a Sabbath on the golden air. He stood with clasped hands, and brow all bare, And murmured liquid syllables of prayer. Against the cliff, beneath the convent tower, He biritt the rude nest of his eaaant home; 'or wandering sail nor hope of gain hail power To tempt hi in from the pot blest by his bells to roam . At last there came to curse that lovely land The woe and waste of war: the legend tells How one wild night, a sacrilegious hand fc.Icspoiled the convent even of its bells. The founder, seizing his rude arms. In vain Strove that fierce tide of blood and Are to stay; He saw his home in names, his brave sons slain. A ud then a dungeon's walls shutout the day. Long years wore on ; at last, the artisan, A weary, lowed, gray-haired and lonely man. Joyless beheld again the sea, the sky, Aud pined to hear his bells once more then die. Somewhere he knew, those bells at morn and even Made sweetest music in the ear ofHeaven; Voiced human worship, called to praise and prayer Censers of sound, high swinging in the air. The legend telleth how, from town to town. Where'er a minster-cross stood up to bless God's praying souls, w'here'er a spire looked down. He through strange lands and wearied ways did press His mournful pilgrimage, coinpanlonless. The Norman carillious, so sweet and clear. The chimes of Amsterdam and gray old Ghent Btitalieu music rangthey tohis ear, No faintest thrill of joy to his sail heart they sent. Knirli And vainly listened, then pursued his quest; At last, a noble lady, fair and good. The sad-eyed pilgrim pointed to the west. And said, "At Limerick is a chime of bells Fituj rinsr in kite cominieof the Ixird. bo solemn sweet the uicioiiy tuat well From their bronzw throats, all pealing in ac- coni. Soft shades foretold the coming of the night; Yet goldcnly on Shannon' vmurahi shores, .As charmed, or fallen asleep the sunset light Still lingers or as there sweet Day II wi dropped her mantle, ere he took her flight. Shannon's tide a boat blow held its way; All silent bent the boatmen to their oars, For at their feet a dying stranger lay. In broken accent of a foreign tongue lie breathed loud names,aiid murmured words of prayer. And yearningly bin wasted arms out 11 ting, li rasped viewless hand, and kissed the empty air. Sudden upon the breeze came floating down Thesound of vesper-bells from liiineriek town, So sweet 'twould eem that holiest of chimes Stored up new notes amid its silent times Some wandering melodies from heavenly elim eft Or gathered music from the summer hours, As bees draw sweets from tributary flowers, JVnl followed peal, till all the air around 'J' rem bled in waves of undulating sound. The dying stranger, where he gasping lay. Heard the sweet chime, and kuew it ringing High; Quick irom his side the phantoms fled away, . Aiiflth.' ljist Krinl-liirht kimlld in )i'm bvk! 'His cold hands reaching towards the shadowy shore, "Madonna, thanks!1 he cried, "1 hear my bells once more:" Nearer they grew to Limerick, where the bells Were raining music from the church tower high; The nilirriin listened, till their latest sweets' Shook front his heart the faintest echoing sign; With their sweet ceasing, ceased his mortal breath. Ho, like a conqueror to the better land, Vassed the worn artisan such music grand Up rolled before hint on the heavenly path. From the west heavens went out the unset gnu i, And Hesperus his silver lamp uphung: To countless pious hearts th.se bells had rung The vesper chime that smumonneth to pray; But to that stranger, weary, lone, and old. They pealed the matins of immortal day. Thus thou, my poet, from thy soul hast wrought in ftiiiieitu song sweut c I nines 01 uoep-touea tnougnt, To sound toward heaven, high hung on massive towers That overlook the world; in silent hours, Kven in darkness, gathering, note by note, iiod's deepest melodies, that ever float Above the toiliuir or the sleeninur earth; To answer grief with grief, aud mirth with mirth; To fling sweefe strains upon the path of day. As flowers are llung upon a victor's way; To cheerily peal out amid the storm, Jieneath the rolling of the thunder-cars; King in calm eves, with sunset glories warm, And sound before the coming ot the stars. And from thy bells we deem each latest time We hear a clearer and a grander chime. That fall their faintest notes with sweetness rare. I, ike birds that sing in death, soft dropping tiown the air. And when thou flo-itcst ocr that solemn river. That for its shade the mournful cypress hath; Along wnosc snores tne leaniu aspens smver That stream of dread, the icy flood, of death, Parti mr our mortal life from God's forever Then from the shore thuu leaveth, ah, mayst thou Know thy true thoughts yet chiming clear and high; Then m:iv the lov-litrlit kindle in thine eve And smile the cold death-shadow from thy brow, Hearing that chime sound o'er the stream's sad 11mvinr. And echoed from the land to which thou'rt go- Knt smiiiny sharnlv on the airabove; And not in thunderbolts of sound down- hurled; Bu1 ringing soft God's peace and pitying love, Aud pealing his redemption o'er the world. Guilty, or Not Guilty? BY AMANDA M. DOUGLAS, AUTHOR OF "STKMIEX DANE," "IN TRUST," ETC. CHAPTER III. And to be wroth with one we love. Doth work like madness in the brain. Coi.ekidge. F W ... ... ART began with sensational heading half a dozen lines ol surprise and sympathy, and it proceeded to facts. A man, Scth Bradley by name, had made an affi davit that very morning to tne enect mai lie had seen Mr. Wardleigh coming Irom the factory about midnight. The moon shiniu" brightly, he had been able to re cognize him, although at a distance of about two hundred leet. lie had re. solved at first not to mention the circutn stancee; but a sense of justice to all liarties had finally led to him to the step There had been a preliminary examina tion, at which another witness testihed to Mr. Wardleigh's suspicions looks and behavior. As the Grand Jury was still in session, it had gone before them im mediately, and they had found an indict ment for arson against A-reseott vvaru leisrh. and held him to bail. Bondsmen hail ottered themselves readil'; and it was confidently believed he could clear himself from the charge, which would nrove the result of mistaken indentity, His character, which had always stood high; 'his well-known generosity and nobleness, and perfect integrity, were all in his favor. There could scarcely be a doubt of his acquittal Mary could hardly see to finish read- ing. Then sue came anu iignteu ine "Dear Mrs. Wardleigh," she said, in si confident tone, "it is some dreadful mistake. And then we all know it to be false!" Yes. She must get up and act her part of the life. Oh, for Mary's faith ! This man was her husband, and she must pray for his success; she must shut her eves to the ugiv iacts stamped upon her memory. Why had she seen that? Why wasn't God more merciful to her, when her right and her highest happi ness was to believe in her husband ? And if he was acquitted, he must always ai ry about with hmia black stain that, if hidden from all other eyes, would be patent to her. What a cruel, cruel bur tlen had been thrust, upon her! There was a stir in the hall, a step she ii; 7U m knew. She seemed to clutch at some latent strength, and, rising, said calmly, but in a voice that sounded hollow and lifeless to herself.. . "Go down, Mary; Bridget may want you about the table." "You won't, you don't believe it, Mrs. Wardleigh ! It will alleorae right ! God would not sutler such a blaek accusation to prosper." Did she dare to pray that it would all come right? Oht If she could find God somewhere; If he would only shelter her until "this storm was overpast." She was so blind and helpless, so utterly lonely. Mary met Mr. Wardlelgh in the hall, and paused for hall a dozen words. Then he went up stairs to his wife. Someway, how she never could tell, she found herself in his arms. Her state of mind was too unnatural and overstrained for tears. "Mv darling!" and Mr. Wardleigh's voice faltered, but his clasp tightened. It is a sore trial roryou. if X could bear it alone !" "You cannot!" The words seemed wrested from her, and she snuddered af ter they were uttered; but he misinter preted them. ' . JNo; that is my misery, i tninic a man ought never to bring any, bitter sorrow upon a woman. God knows how free I meant your life to be V' -.:- -1 If he would say only once that he was innocent; and she dared not ask him. "T he trial win be on m a ween. 1 am glad of that, for the suspense would wear me icariuiiy. .. Anu now, l lyne, 11 you would rather be away from it all, I will take you home in a uay or two. Perhaps it would lie best. You have not been well lately." no: oh, no:" anu in spite or an sne clung to him. snail 1 senu ror your mot tier, ratner, or Emily?" "No ; I don't want anybody." "Thank you. I like to keep you, sel fish at it may seem. I perfer our be ing alone; still my wishes are is noth ing compared to your comfort and hap piness. Oh, my darling!" lie kissed her cold lips with passionate fervor ; but it awoke uo response. He held her in his arms until the dinner- bell rang, neither of them uttering an other word. Mary aud Bridget were in a state of wild excitement. That such a thing could be true they never for an instant believed. Why I could nrove it meself," ex claimed Bridget, with warmth. "Didn't 1 step at the door goin' up stairs, ana thin it was after ten : and 1 niver wint to sleep for the toothache. It was eleven whin I come down to get some drops, and you were just goin' to bed. Didn't I see you uieselt r Aim can't tne mis tress swear?" "Hush, Bridget!" said her master. Mrs. Wardlelgh cannot be called upon to give evidence. And, whatever you may know, I do not want you to repeat it before me. You and Mary will, most likely, be subpoenaed for witnesses. I do not wish it to appear that there was the slightest collusion So, remember, please. In the. court-room you may do whatever you will for me." Bridget retreated to the- kitchen, stormi ng Whs it likely Christian folk would get out ot their tteas in tne aeau oi night, winter, too, and go set their own places on fire? Sure, no fool would be lieve it : Ana l can swear it waseieven when he bed. Wouldn't I a' heard him if he'd gone out again? For the matter o' that, l niver slept ten winKS tne whole blessed night." tTtrker,' ' Mr. waruieign's lawyer, came in the evening. ie treated tne whole affalr.as an absurdity. yt 1 "A rousins speculation tor you, VV arrt- leigh," he said-, 'with an- Ironical laugh. That Dean considered the Insurance such a ereat item. You'll gain a loss, as an Irishman would say. According to him, a man hasn't a right to look nale. or disturbed, after such an adven ture. I'd like to see :how jolly he'd be! But you've such hosts of friends. Only it's a pity, Mrs. Wardlelgh, that 1 can not call vou to account for every mo ment of the time." She was alcep when I came to bed," Mr. Wardleigh said, slowly; and yet he srlanced a little furtively at her. Did she avoid his eyes? - - "Which certainly speaks well lor your habit of curtain-lectures," said Parker, with a laugh, and a bow to Mrs. ward leigh. She lausrhed In retai n. She was go ing frantic with her misery. .very Dulse bounded along in red hot haste; every nerve quivered with that sort of Hysterical impression, wnun one is driven to do any unreasoning thing There was a bright spot in her cheeks, and her lios trembled In vivid scarlet. Didn't people sometimes go crazy witn such nain? That uean s a pretty suarp ieuow,or a tool l naven t maue up my niuiu which. If he hadn't been a friend of Hallock's, I should have felt like using him nretty roughly ; ana I can ten mm that he will have to keep a sharp look out on the trial. I'm bounu to winu them all up. A tall case they'll make out " I suppose each one ishrmly convinc ed he is right ;" aud Mr. Wardleigh looked sravelv into the fire. "And vou are as nrmiy convmceu that thev are not." Civile leaned iorwaru to eaten ner husband's answer. Her heart gave great, wild leap. Aiypieaoi nor. guilty must express mv convictions," Mr. aruieign an swered. almost haughtily. Clvde was seized with a blind, ex travagant paroxysm of anger; as if she must rise and denounce this man who, when conscious of gmlt, put on the semblance of innocence; won to his side warm friends who were to espouse a shameful cause. How could he hear them utter such falsehoods? - She made a great effort not to yield to the cry that was in her heart on her very lips. She took up the Afghan that cousin Agatha had begun; but the scar let, and green, and gold were all of one color; she wound the worsted over her finger instead of the needle, listening all the while with strained ears. It ifres- cott Wardleigh would only say he was not guilty with a look and tone that she could believe : Presently Mr. Parker went. Coinin back from the hall-door, Mr. Wardleigh said, glancing at his wile. "We have had enough of that excite ment for one day. Let me read you and myself sufficiently quiet for slumber; and he took dowu a volume of poetry. Clvde listened and grew calm. There was something soothing and magnetic in Mr. Wartlleitrh's voice as he read thus. It almost restored Clyde's faith 1 him and Heaven knew she did want to believe. It took her back to old day and old dreams centuries off they ap peared now. She wondered if she had been that happy, lightsome girl ; if sh had ever told Emily and Kate wonderful stories of the man sitting opposite of his truth, honor, and integrity. If .so, why couldn'tshe have all the old love and trust now, when she needed them so soreiy She hated to be disappointed in any one. It made her so much happier to believe the world good and honest. She did not pride herself upon her penetra tion, and feel mortified when it was at fault; but when she gave a love or a friendship, it. had the true ring about it, and it pained her to receive counterfeit coin in return. She would have cut off her right hand, or plucked out her right eve. before she would have consented to a'dishonest action ; and heretofore she had held her hnsband in the same esti mation. The wound rankled so bitterly therefore. She could remember stories of people who had been tempted in some weak moment: who had fallen from a yedestal of honor high as any her bus. band had reached. It may seem singular, in the days that intervened before the trial, that Clyde could patiently repress her curiosity, id go on bearing her burden of misery-, or that her husband should not have guessed at her secret, and taken some pains to reassure ner. l here were rea sons why he did not care to talk it. He was thankful to be spared any question ing, though he did wonder a little at her reticence, lor, generally Clyde was verv outspoken. He took it as an evidence of the highest belief on her part; and all nervousness or Irritability be set down to the fact of her being annoyed beyond measure that such a charge shoud have been trumped up against him. How very easily people can be mis taken in one another, even at a time hen they desire to see the clearest. Prescott Wardleigh studied his wife at tentively, for he had much at stake. He as not quite sure he ought to have married her, seeing there was a black shadow in his past life. To have told her in that happy time seemed cruel and uncalled for; to tell it now, appeared cowardly. He was not at all certain that sne would view it in tne same ugh t he did. In her straightforward honesty, thing was either right or wrong. She was not much given to compromising; and, clear-headed as he usually was, he had gone astray on this point; and he dreaded attempting to justify to another, things that were not satisfactory to him self. Either he had been blinded by love before, which might be possible, or I yde was developing some new traits. He noticed that her voice took on a sharpness very unlike its usual joyous ring; and that the warm sunny nature showed little gleams of ice now and then or did he imagine it? Had this' trou blesome business worn nun into suspi ciousness ? "When this is all through," he said, one day,-"we will take a-little trip to your father s. 1 can spare a week or so; and we both need some tranquility after this excitement. ' She gave him a sort of keen, perplex- ng glance. He expected then to come offtriumphaut. Jle Hushed slightly. He was much puzzled to explain the look. You will like to go?" "Certainly." A month before she would have been extravagant over the proposition ; now she was grave aud cold. He came anu twined his arms around her. "My darling." he said, "it is a hard time for you ; but I think it will all come out right." Did she shiver a little, or did he only imagineit? After all, he could not ex pect her to be happy during these trying days. Gayety would have augured heartlesness. Ana it shenau tried to comfort hitn a little ! How foolish ! As he was not the one to be always strong, to give sympathy instead oflong- ng to receive it. Clvde had heard all the evidence pro and con. Mary delighted in picking it to pieces lor her. That heth Bradley nngnt be a well-ineaning man, no one will deny ; but that he had seen Mr. Ward leigh on the night ot the lire, was pre posterous. It was so lucky Bridget had the toothache that night, since you can't give evidence," Mary would say. "She feels so sure she would have heard him." These things gave Clyde a spasm of conscience, isliould she let sriugct go on and swear to what she knew to be false? Not but what Bridget was hon est. The girl really believed she had been awake the greater part of the night hat? "niver a wink of sleep," as she phrased it ; but some moments of tem porary oblivian had overtaken her. Poor Clyde was tossed hither and juther hourly, torn and distracted with what she had seen and heard : and the only wonder was, that she preserved any com posure at all. . At last the day ot trial dawned. That Clyde should give way to a lit of pas sionate weeping in he husband's arms was not very unnatural. And yet the second she hated herself for it, so un reasonable had she grown. "God knows, my darling !" His voice came over great waves of pain. " les lioa Knows s" auu then sue was calm. If God had so much pity for this man that he would carry hiin through this hery ordeal successlully.why should she seek to oppose. Then her. faith wavered horribly. . Was there any God ? So many wrong and unjust things hap pened m this world ! So many sins were allowed to pass unrebukea: ireo- ple call upon God in any emergency, whether they were guiltless or roaueu with foulest crimes. And then she threw herself on the bed. She had refused all offers of com panionship, for she wanted no one to spy out her weakness or her strength. And then she wished to think ; as if she had not already driven herselt crazy with thought during these weary weeks, She had a strong conviction that her husband would be acquitted. Public opinion was in his favor ; his character hithertoiore had been marked by tne highest integrity, and he had hosts of warm friends. One ot the ollices in which he had been Insured had paid him immediately, and the president of the company was earnest in his expressions ol disbelief. The other was cautiously holding back ;but not having the assur ed position of the . elder establishment, their influence was not of so much mo ment. They would prove the man, Bradley, mistaken. Mr. Wardleigh would be brought home in triumph to her, as Mr Parker had predicted only a few days age. And she, knowing his guilt, must receive him with a thanksgiving, take hiin to her heart and honor him ! Could she do it? Oh! merciful Lord, no! She clasped her hands wildly ; she slid down on her knees and buried her lace in the coun terpane. It seemed as if the pain, the shame and the aisnonor was an concen trated upon herself. Ko one could know must know: and she had loved him so dearly! To be shut out from his affec tion, his caresses, his fond, tender solici tude: to carry about with her a Knowi edge of this black, hideous secret! If she could goon soniewnere not Home, where she had just learned to love mm and where, in her innocent pride, she had praised him from morning till nigh no, that refuge would only make the pain tenfold sharper and harder bear. If she dared to tell him ! If he were penitent, and confessed how he came to be led astray: if he begged for her love as a safeguard but even the shadow would always be there. She felt afraid that, after the first pity was over, she should despise him. ' If in a spasm of angry passion he had struck down a fel low creature ; or if, momentarily forget ting his truth to her, he had been led astray by seductive smiles, she though she could have forgiven either ; so nine easier does the thing seem that we hav not to bear, than that which we have That he would do such a mean, dastard ly act lor a paltry sum or money stung her so keenly. If she could have seen the step with which her husband took his place at the bar ;- the hrm, proud expressien ot hi face; the deep, clear eyes; and hear the voice in which he plead, "Not guil tv." her own assurance would buy wavered a little. There was a shadow of pain and melancholy hanging abou him; but. no shame, no uneasiness. One of the things that Jal ways impressed you strongly with Mr. wardleigh, wns the perfect and almost elegant repose of his manner. He could sit or stand in one position without moving a limb, or evin cing the slightest impatience, and this, too, with an intelligent look. He never sunk into stupidity or inanity. The prosecuting attorney opened the case. It was his duty to go over the. ground In a way that would make mat ters look as black as possible for Mr. Wardleigh. There was sufficient mo tive, he declared, for such a crime; aud though the prisoner had borne the highest character : and had been looked up to as an example ot sternest integrity there might be some fatal weakness, some easily assailed point. Thousands of men go through life successfully, he declared, simply because no strong temptation, or no good opportunity of- rs. lhere was much to lead the pris oner to suppose he could commit such a rime and not be suspected. He could creep out of his own house at the dead of night, and back again, without dream- ng there were watchful eyes abroad. he situation of the factory being on the outskirts of the town ; the nearness of is house; the time when everybody was wrapped in sleep; the difficulty of getting eugines upon the spot soon enough to accomplish much good; and as he went along, it must be confessed that he made out a strong case. The jury glanced at each other in silent dis may. 1 hen the witnesses were called. 1- irst, Mr. Crane. He testihed to hav- ig gone through the building after ten, and finding everything perfectly safe. hen he had seen the hre when . it first broke out, and it was in the northern end, where the most combustible matter as kept. Everyone in the court room could see he was loth to testify against is employer; but he finally admitted that the fire must have been the work of an incendiary, and some one who knew le place. Mr. w ardleigh neither changed color nor betrayed any uneasiness. Indeed, seemed as it fie wanted the man to feel his assurance that this testimony as all right, in the eye of the law,inuch i it v.cnt against him, and that he ould spurn any lie or equivocation on is behalf. Then came Seth Bradley a. short. thick-set man, with bushy, iron-gray, hiskers, furtive black eyes, and a ner vous manner. Jle talked very rapidly and very positively. He was going down the street on which the northern end of ie factory is situated, half-way, per haps, between the house and the shop. lookingup the corner, as he crossed the street, he had seen, at the next 3quare, Mr. w ardleigh going in the direction of ie house; the moon was shining very brightly. His impression was that Mr. w iii-dleigh was coming from the shop, ut he had thought nothing about it at the time. After the fire was talked ilKMit as being the work of an incendiary he thought it his duty to tell what he had seen. Mr. Parker began a vigorous cross- examination. He was witty and satir ical ; he could badger one into the wild est confusion, while he remained dainti ly cold and sell-possessed. He made the witness describe Mr. Wardleigh. "Uid he wear a hat or a cap ? Bradley looked blank. "He didn't notice. It was Mr. Wardleigh's face he ivv." "He was holding his head down?" "I didn't notice. I think he was." "And walking rather slowly?" "Well, I only saw him for a moment, was going down the one street, and he was coining up the other. Ijust gave one glance." "Strange you shouldn't have noticed his cap, if you saw his face. You arc sure he had a full beard ?" I am sure it was Mr. Wardleigh." And yon can't tell how he was dres sed? Did he have on an ovccoat?" I couldn't tell. It was a distance of two hundred feet." So they went on nntil Mr. Bradley be gan to lose his patience and grow rather wild. He finally made, the fatal adinis - sion that Mr. Wardleigh wore a cap. Parker took the victory without a sign. He did not want to make use of it just then. His client gave an odd little smile. Mr. Dean was next in order. He de scribed the meeting of the following morning, and Mr. Wardleigh's looks and behavior. And here Mr. Parker came out in a most forcible and telling manner. With out being ungentlemanly, he held the testimony to sharpest ridicule. 31 r. W ardleigh is naturally a pale man," he said; "alter such a night ot anxiety you fancy he should have been ed-laced and jovial? Such conduct would have warded off your suspicion ? Mr. W ardleigh is a temperate man, 1 believe." A slight smile crossed the faces of many present; Mr. Dean looked an noyed. He went on with the questions, wring ing now and then an unwilling assent from Mr. Dean, who began to experience a wronged and injured feeling at having his testimony thus treated. Mr. HallocK was examined afterward ; but his tricna- ship for Mr. Wardleigh, perhaps, inter fered with the clearness of his vision. That the prisoner had been pale aud ag itated, he admitted, yet nothing in his conduct had struck Mr. Hallock as being suspicious. He had doubled the pro posed reward without the slightest hesi tation; he had seemed anxious to dis- over the incendiary, witness thought. So this evidence was as much for the prisoner as against him. Then the testimony for the defence be- ;un. Crane was recalled and examined is to the value of the stock, machinery, md the building; the orders on hand, mid the prospect of the spring trade ; and ilso the insurance, which was proven much below the real worth of the place. Bridget Daly was called, blie gave her evidence in a clear, rich tone ; and her honest Irish lace was a passport in itself. "At ten, as she was going up to bed, she had stopped at the library door to ask about the breakfast, and found Mrs. Wardleigh had retired. She had lust tallen into a doze, when she was roused by the toothache; and finally went down to the kitchen for some drops she had used during the day. The clock struck eleven while she was there. As she started to come up the lower stairs, Mr. Wardleigh leit the library, turned out the gas in the hall, and went to his sieepiug-room : sue liearu mm close the door. After that she didn't sleep any, she was quite sure. She woke Mary, and the two talked for awhile. o one went out ot the house, she was certain ; the hall door made a terrible creak ng when it was unlocked. She never heard a sound until the alarm of fire; but she was very sure she would have noticed any one going down stairs; and she finished with a but, that every one's experience has tested at some time or other : "Stairs always creak so, m the night, it you try to go dowu sottly." She had the advantage of the others In that she took her cross-examination with the utmost good-humor ; but never varied in her statement. One time, when she was pressed a little sorely, she re peated Mr. Wardleigh's caution that she was to say nothing of what she knew be. fore hi in. The rest of the evidence related to Mr. Wardleigh s character; and that was proved to stand as the very highest. Part ker might have gone on indefinitely, bli the day began to wane, and he fancied lie had made a sullicient impression. In the summing up he went over the ground with a quick eye and a keen tongue. He admitted that Jiradley might have seen some man; but two hundred feet was long way for one person to identify an other and Mr. Wardleigh never wore a cap. He pulled the testimony to pieces he treated it with his light irony until it appeared utterly ridiculous. And that the prisoner should have taken all this trouble anu precaution to bring upon himself a loss that the insurance did not cover, and an interruption to his bnsi ness that would cost hiin much more seemed quite incredible; there could not be the slightest motive. Then he appealed to those who nail Known his client tor seven years, In the capacity of one of the finest business men in the town, would one of them doubt his word? Had he ever been found wanting in the smallest thing? indeed, had he not sometimes been considered foolishly Quixotic on some point of honor, where only his own conscience was the judge?' He Would believe this crime of himself jnst as soon as of the prisoner at the bar." It was growing dusky in the court room when the jury went out twelve men, on whose opinion the good name of one of tneir fellow-creatures hung men who had met and admired him, and who would not have hesitated to ask his friendship or assistance in any emer gency; and yet the moments were strange and awful. Once Prescott Wardleigh put his hand to his forehead, to still the throbbing that turned him faint and sick. Ten minutes only. Then the question was asked, and each person held his breath. The foreman rose with alacrity. "Not guilty !" There was a general shuffling of feet and confusion of voices. The crowd pressed up around Mr. Wardleigh, for the trial had attracted the attention of the whole city. It was sometime before anything like order could be restored, and a longer while still ere the congrat ulations were half nttered, to say nothing of being finished. But Mary had slipped out, and taking the first hack she could find, was driven rapidly home ward to spread the joyful tidings. Mrs. Wardleigh "met her quietly. There was a fixed and stony look in her face, that Mary never forgot ; a calmness that the girl could not but feel must be unnatural ; and no sound of joy escaped the white, compressed lips. "Yes, I suppose so. Eeave me now, please." Her nerves were strained to their ut most tension ; every pulse in her body mutinied against some other pulse ; ev ery thought rose up in sharp, bitter de fiance against an intangible something she could notjput in words, but that over whelmed her with horrible agony. One more day of such torture would kill her! It must be brought to an end ! Another carriage drove up. There was glad and confused voices in the hall. One said, "Mrs. Wardleigh ?" and Mary came running up tc her. "I can t see them. When Mr. Ward leigh is through with his friends, send him up to me." He was through with them very soon. He came up two steps at a bound. He opened the door, and then stood quite still, surprised, chilled to the very heart. What was the matter with Clyde ? CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK. EFFECTS OF THE JESUIT LAW IN GERMANY. ''Will Americans approve the law for the expulsion of the Jesuits from Ger many?" is a question ofteu put by intel ligent Germans, who seem to be a little wayering as to the wisdom or the equity of this policy of proscription, and feel obliged to answer, "No American who understands the principle of religious liberty, and is willing to abide by the working of Republican institutions, can fail to regret that the German Empire, which, in its Constitution, professes so great toleration, should open its record with an act which history will set to the account of Intolerance." One benefit, however, Americans should Insist upon reaping from this sweeping banishment of a religious order from Germany : it should 6ilence the staple, cheap ard ig norant declamation of Germans, both here and in the United States, about "Puritan persecution," "Massachusetts intolerance," and the like. What the Colony of Massachusetts Bay did to pro tect, itself from emissaries of the Church of England, and to rid itself of papists or of Quakers, was grounded in precisely the same plea of the necessities of gov ernment, and the maintenance of public peace and order, which is urged as the motive of this expulsion of the Jesuits from Germany. And if an Empire of 37,000,000, with an army of 1,200,000, can be allowed such a plea, surely some thing may be conceded to the fears of a handful of colonists, who knew too well the dangers that threatened them from Pope and prelat6 without, and from fac tion and fanaticism within. With the Germany of the 19th century before their eyes, Americans need not be so very timid and faltering in apologizing for the seeming narrowness and bigotry of their fathers of the 17th and 18th centu ries. "For the security of the flock," said one of the Massachusetts fathers, "we pen up the wolt ; but a door is pur posely leftopen where he may depart at his pleasure." .Precisely so say Bis marck and Falk to-day. The citizens of Boston need no longer apologize to the German immigrant for this language ot the i.Tenerai court m 1647 : "The Court, taking into consid eration the great wars, combustions and divisions which are this day in Europe, and that the same are observed to be chiefly raised and fermented by the se cret underminings and solicitations of the Jesuitical order, etc. etc., for the prevention of like evils among buselves, it is ordered that no Jesuit or spiritual or ecclesiastical person, ordained by the authority of the Pope or the See of Rome, shall come within this jurisdiction, on pain of banishment; if returning, shall sutler death, except in case of shipwreck, etc." The citizens of New York need no longer apologise to his German fellow citizen that even so late as 1700 an act was passed requiring that every Jesuit ;md seminary priest, or ecclesiastical per son, made or ordained by any authority derived or pretended to be derived from the Pope or See of Rome, then residing within the province, should depart there from on or before the 1st of November, ensuing; ana that any such person preaching or teaching others to say pop- sh prayers, masses, granting ot absolu tion, or celebrating or using any other of the Romish ceremonies and rites of worship, shall be deemed an incendiary and disturber ot the public peace, and an enemy to the true Christian religion. Whatever score of old forgotten persecu tions German liberals may have alleged against American laws, is surely can celled by the expulsion of the Jesuits from Germany in this year of grace. l2, bv vote ot the .National liberal party, and with the concurrence of the liberal press. Tins measure has been variously re. ceived in Germany itself. To a wide extent the press has been loud in ap proving, or at least in detenduigit; and. us hinted above, its most earnest advo cates are to be found among the liberal or progressive party, whose aim is civil and religious freedom, and some or whose leaders are suspected of leanings toward Republcanlsm. With a large body of the people the measure is popular be cause it appeals to their prejudices against .ropery, rue increase ot con vents and of Romish seminaries under the former Cultus-Mlnister, Von Midler, had already kindled these prejudices in to a fever that threatened violent demon st rat ions; and the expulsion of the Jes uits is grateful to that mass of nominal Protestants to whom the name of Popery is always a bugbear. But there are also many high-minded devout and thoughtful men, who defend the law upon what seem to them high grounds of philosophy and duty. They say, "the Roman Catholic Church exists as a compact and disciplined organ iza tion, having a political as well as spir itual head to whom It owns allegiance History has proved this organization to be inimical to knowledge, freedom, pro gress, and capable of maintaining a per petual revolution within the State. Just now, under the lead ot I ltramontanes It is laboring for the disruption of the German Empire, and the State must rid ltsell of this unscrupulous aud persist ent enemy." But it should not be lor gotton that once in France the State de dared the Huguenots Its enemies, am! decreed their extermination for its own safety ; and again In England the State imprisoned and banished Nonconform ists as dangerous to its own existence, The plea of the safety of the State may become a dangerous instrument ot per sedition in the hands of an arbitrary government. But the Bishop of Ermland has openly declared that he feels bound In eon science to refuse to obey the new school law of Prussia, because it conflicts with his higher obligations to his Church. Very well; and are Protestauts pre pared to throw away the rights of con science, and the doctrines of passive obedience and the higher law? Let the bishop passively disobey, and accept the penalty which the government threatens, of stopping his revenues. But an archbishop has excommuni cated teachers for obeying the law of the State in opposition to his own official in structions, aud this is held to be revolu tionary. Very well ; and are Americans prepared to deny free discussion and in dependent Church action, because these may tend to measures of revolution? We must be careful not to allow an anti popery panic to overturn the funda mental principles upon which we have based our own liberties. Neither of the reasons given above can in itself justify the wholesale expulsion of the Jesuits as an order. But another reason here comes in, of a dift'erentand far more weighty character. The Jesuits are reputed to have commit ted themselves to the absolute supremacy of the Pope as a temporal sovereign. If this charge could lie made, out against any individual in the United State's, it would, of course, disqualify hiin for office, and it should deprive hiin of a vote. (See the oath reqired of a naturalized citizen.) If a company of men. are banded together to uphold a foreign sov ereignty against the government, or to set up opposing laws and authorities, they may surely be dealt with as con spiritors, whether banded under the name of Jesuits or of Ku-Klux. In Europe, with jealous neighbors armed to the teeth, such a foreign allegiauce is more dangerous. But here in Germany, without investigation, without trial, without conviction, not individual trai tors, nor a proved band of conspiritors, but the order of Jesuits as such has been expelled. Can this be justiffed ? : Deep in their hearts not a few good Protestants deprecate this action as un wise. They regard it as an invasion of personal rights; they fear that it will ause a reaction ot sympathy lor the re ligious orders as objects of persecution, and will tend to consolidate the Catholic Church in Germany against the State. They fear, also, that abroad it will be mistaken for a sign of weakness, and will encourage the machinations it is intend ed to defeat. Much will depend upon the policy of the next Pope. If he shall resign the fiction ot temporal sovereignty, and for bear to dictate to rulers and peoples in civil affairs, even the Jesuits will cease to be formidable, and may be permitted quietly to revive their order in Germany itself. Just now the majority is using its new liberty in playing at tyranny and intolerance. NATURAL CURIOSITIES IN KEN TUCKY. A correspondent in the mountains of Kentucky gives an account of a natural bridge which may rival the famous Natu ral Bridge of Virginia. In Carter coun ty, he says, "there is a great curiosity called the 'Natural Bridge,' which well euavs a visit to those attracted by strange and sublime scenery. It spans a stream called Little Carry, which falls nto Little Sandy River, ibis bridge is two hundred aud nineteen feet in the span, one hundred and ninety-six feet high, twelve feet wide, and five feet thick in the middle and thirty feet at the end, being arched underneath and level on the top. One hundred leet oeiow it there is a cascade with a iau oi seveniy- five feet, and two miles distaut there is another cascade with a fall of two hun dred leet. From the bottom of the ravine a spruce pine has grown up to the height of four feet above the ridge, . i ... -. A..:nA li.tlivl.t- turn tiiiii.li-iiil feet. The sides of the ravine are' so no-o-ed that, were it not for a natural stairway ,a person ou the top of the bridge wishing to get under it would haye to walk two miles. It is interesting to compare the dimensions of this bridge with those of the celebrated Natural Bridge of Virginia, which is ninety feet in the. span, eighty leet wide, nity leet thick and two hundred and twenty feet liio-h. "The bridge is not the only natural wonder of the neighborhood. In its vicinity are two streams known as Big Sinkey and Little Sinkey, which emerge from the ground good sized streams, and after a course of about two miles disappear. There is also an artesian well which formerly threw uu a jei auoui four feet high, of the size of a barrel ; but, having been obstructed by stones and trunks of trees thrown into it by per sons desirous of finding out its depths, it now only plays to the height ot a loot above the level of the pool. Some years ago, in the month ot August, tne wri.er encountered an enormous ranieuuc crossing the road near the bridge. In length he just reached across the road, and in thickness he seemed to measure in the middle of the body about as much as an ordinary churn. Itied my horse, got some good rocks, and tried my best on him; but my volley only caused hiin to make the woods ring witn nis racues So. not liking the look of his eye, J mounted inv horse aud made a flank movement leaving my hero in possession of the field. I told an old citizen what had seen. He said: "(signs of that snake have been found there lor twenty years.' 1 suppose he lived in one ot the large caves around tne bridge. STREET 1AVEIHENTS. London is agitated on the subject of street pavements, and the citizens ot the uicient metropolis are aiscussiug tne merits of wood, stone, iron, and asphalt with as much vigor aud earnestness as if pavements were a new thing in that citv. The wear and tear of streets in large cities is so great that the expense of "renewing and repairing them has coineto be one of the heaviest of taxation, and it is not surprising that so much in terest is manifest concerning the cost and durability of the various kiuds of paying material in use. A correspondent in London writes that the city authorities there are unwilling or unable to decide which is best, aud have inaugurated a tree fight, by allow ing each inventor to experiment in the principal streets. Wooden pavements which have been trieu anu aoanuonea once in London, arc now put on iriai again, and take their chance with later inventions. Two rival companies, one British and the other French, have each taken a half of the same square, which they are laving with asphalt, the dit ference being that the English is laid two inches of concrete, in a boiling liquid condition, while the French lay theirs ou a similar foundation, but in dry state. In doing this they use an oyen with a grinding mill inside, out of which the powdered asphalt Is taken In a hot but dry condition, as line as sand and about the color of iron rust. This is spread carefully about five inches thick pressed to a thickness of about two inches by means ot rollers, in walking over the two, the French seems to be harder and the English the more elastic. Om nibus drivers say their horses work easier on the Belgian stone block pave ment than they do on the British asphalt lu the west. End the favorite method is to pave the gutter a short distance from the curb with cubical stone blocks, fit ting the roadway with rolled concrete and gravel. It seems to be the better opinion In this country that in cities where the streets are narrow and lumber is cheap, the wooden block pavement is the best In use. They combine the merits of cheapness, comfort, and durability; and where they have failed In the last particular, it has resulted from the use of unfit ma terial or serious defects in the manner of laying them dowu. REtlGIOUR ; NEWS . The ministers representing the Bap tist Independents', Swedenborgians, Un itarians, Presbyterians, Free Methodists and Bible Christians, had a social meet ing in -Manchester, England, lately, at wntcn a proposal to noia a united com munion once a year seemed to be gener ally approved. . Ax irascible, wealthy and old Metho dist clergyman, out of the service but in good standing, shot an intruding boy who was robbing his garden the other day. Probably no oue regrets the rash and sinful deed more than the perpetra tor, and the fearful result should warn not old mm.sters only, but all men, against the use of firearms to protect their melons or apples. Both the Bible and Webster's Spelling-book would en courage the use of milder means before resorting to such extreme measures. Are you a city Christian spending the summer in the country ? Or at a fash ionable watering-place? Or in travel? Be true to your religion, to your Master. every where and always. Put on your moral Influence into the church where you are. Hold up the hands of the pas tor. Encourage every good work that is going ou, and set on foot more if you can. A new hand ofteu gives a fresh inpulse to labor, and instead of being idle where you happen to stay, get the good there is in being greatly useful. Since Pio Nouo lias been relieved of so many temporal cares, and is cut off from the ordinary diplomatic inter course with the government of Europe (he will have nothing to do with the ambassadors to the kingdom of Italy), his subjects in other countries find it lifficult to communicate with him offici ally. Some time ago the Maltese Ro man Catholics prepared an address to the Pope which has had a series of ad ventures. It was consigned to the Gov ernor of Malta for greater security. As Malta belongs to England, the address was sent to London to be forwarded. From London Mr. Gladstone sent it to the English Legation at Rome. "Sir I'uget" being absent, the Secretary of Legation sent it back to Malta, instead of consigning it to the Maltese deputation. The Secretary of Legation also twice re- tnsed to receive the Marchese di Testa- ferrata, the head of the Maltese deputa tion, wno was to nave presented the ad- drtts to His Holiness. What has at last become of the address we are not in formed. A memorial signed by seven hundred lay members of the Church of England, including two nunurea members ot both Houses of Parliament, was recently pre sented to the Archbishops of Canter bury and York, asking that the reading of the Atlianesian creed in the Church service, on account of the damnatory clauses, might not be compulsory. In reply to it the Archbishops say that, un der all the circumstances,they are pre pared to assent to the course recommen ded, though it may have some incon veniences; and they hope, in conjunc tion with their brethren, to be able to meet the -wishes of that large body of persons "who obiect to the solemn use of words'which they regard as unauthor ized in tneir most obvious sense, ,either by the letter or the spirit of the Holy Scriptures," while paying due attention to the legitimate scruples of those who, "through their zeal to maintain the truth as it has even been taught by the Church of Christ, feel great anxiety re specting any change." Father Hyaeinlhe is preparing for publication a series of papers or volumes, the first of which, consisting of Letters, Discourses, fec, has already appeared. In a letter to the Pere Terraud, he ap plies caustic very freely to those who first so loudly opposed and then so tim orously submitted to the decrees of the Vatican on the subject of idfallibility, and does not spare what he calls "the superficial and shameless confusion which in these days would assimilate the external and almost material obedi ence ot the soldier to the iree and re flective adhesion which the Church de mands to her authentic decrees from Catholic and instructed reason." Al luding to the humiliation of the French ecclesiastics after having so energetical ly opposea tne outrage upon the catho lic laith, he says : "See, then, to what is reduced tne whole Church of France? The old church of St. Bernard, of Ger- son and ot Bossuct, constrained to ab jure, in a single hour of darkness and bewilderment, the traditions which had placed it during so many ages at the head of Christianity! Our unhappy country, invaded and ruined by Ultra- montanes, as it had been by Prussians, is now ecclesiastically subjugated by the Court of Rome, as it has been po litically humiliated by the Court of Ber lin." A foreign review of the week on"The Russian Clergy," by the Jesuit father. Gragarin, presents the following inter esting statistical lniormation : The num ber ot parishes m Kussia is given as 30,000, and the aggregate of the in comes of the clergy is supposed to be about $23,500,000, of which the treasury contruutes !f3,uuu,luu ; "houses and properties belonging to parishes" yield 500,000, and the rest arises from the 'contributions of the parishioners." The average income of the clergy of each parish amounts, therefore to about $050. Of this the priest gets half, the deacon a quarter, and the remainder goes to the "two clerks discharging the duties of sacristan, beadle, ringer, lec tor," isc that is to say, m parishes which are fully officered. As many dis tricts, however, do, not enjoy diaconal ministration, tne average income ot a parish priest, arising from the sources which have been mentioned, may be fixed at about $400. In addition to this, he derives from the share of land as signed to him an income which, in fertile district, may rise as high as $200 a year, and he receives from his parish ioners a "species ot tithe paid in kind, the value of which varies according to the locality. The deacons of Russia are 22,414 in number, and these cost the eonntry (at about $100 a head) $3,000,- 000, besides the value of lauds allotted them. It is easy to believe that "the existance of the deacon is a painful one.' His wants arc similar to those of the priest, and he was only about a third of a priest's income. "The character with which he is clothed forbids him the ex ercise of many professions, without opening to him access to the laborious practical functions of the ministry. His office ended, the church has no further need of him." He might, it is true, act as a schoolmaster, but he is generally so ignorant that he is incapable ot teaching anything. The best thing that can be done with nun, suggests rather Ura garin,is to suppress him altogether.Next to the deacons In the Russian Church comes the "03,424 clerks, who discharge the duties of readers, chanters, sacris tans, beadles and ringers, They form part of the clergy, take part of the per quisites, and further, are enrolled in the caste," mere are generally two in each parish, ami "their maintenance costs $3,000,000, or about $50 per head. Each has, besides, four hectares to cul tivate, and creates resources from cows, P'g-S poultry, Kitchon, garden, 1 One of their most essential accomplish ments, is the faculty of reading fast, for "the Eastcrm Liturgy is extremely long ami it tne reader read lu an lutein gible manner, the whole day would be passed in church." Accordingly, the render hurries on at such a pace that it is impossible to understand anything. Sometimes, indeed, "in order to pro ceed still faster, two read at (he same time different parts." Father Gragarin suggests mat flic oltlce should be abridged, In which case oue clerk would be sullicient, who might be "a layman oi goon nie anu nrinners." At present "the 53,000 families of these clerks form the great majority of the caste," and a serious obstacle to many of the attempts HI IT-IOI Ul U. CUKieS ANDCASCALTIES, A dispatch from Melbourn reports that the crew of the ship Lavinia were massacred by South sea Islanders. James F. Clark, who was shot by a brother of Miss Fewell, whom he had seduced, died of his wounds Tuesday night at Brentsville, Virginia. Last week in Christian County, Ky., James Reed poisoned Fred Harper, giv ing hiin whisky containing Strichnine. Harper died in two hours. Reed escaped. Maggie Prindivilie, a young girl liv ing at No. 8 Henry street, Chicago,was fatally burned by the explosion of kero sene, with which she was kindling a nre, anddied on Friday morning. Jeremiah Leduc, aFrenchman, lumped from a train on the Iron Mountain Rail road, in South St. Louis, on Friday. He fell from the platform on the track, and five cars ran over him, crushing him al most to a mass. Joel A. Thompson shot 'and inflicted a mortal wound on George Harris Sun day night, near St. Paul's Church Nash ville alter the congregation had been dis missed. Both are colored. The difficulty was about a woman. . Wednesday afternoon a two year old infant of Matt Gill. Jefersonville, Indi ana, playing on the track of the J. M. and L. L. R., was run over by a train and an arm aud leg cut off. It died three hours afterward. A special to the Evansville, Indiana Journal, from Rockport, says that Wil liam summers had his hand fearfully mangled by the premature discharge of a cannon at Rockport, Friday morning, while saluting Senator Morton. Melvin San ford shot his father Mich- itel, a well known sporting hotel keeper. at Madison, New Jersey, on Wcdnesda- nigbt. The old man had been beat- ug his wife, when his son shot him to save his mother. The wound is mortal. Young San ford was arrested. The boiler of an engine, running a threshing machine at Highland Oakland county, Miclrigan, exploded Wednesday afternoon, fatally injuring Edson Tenny and instantly killing Columbus Odell, Charles William and Monroe Tenny. Two others were seriously injured. On Saturday afternoon a young man. nineteen years old, by the name of J. W. Davidson, shot with a revolver and instantly killed Jessie Currie, an old and respectable citizen of Alpha, Green county, Ohio. The aflair happened near Alpha. Davidson was riding with Currie in a buggy. No quarrel prece ded the killing. It was the. result of drunkenness. Currie was taking Davis away from parties with whom Tie was about to quarrel. Davidson was arres ted. Nettie Clive, Amanda L. Stevenson. and Catherine Dutro, widows of James R. Clive, Judge Stephenson, and Thom son E. Dutro, who were murdered by a mob In Cass County, Missouri, some months ago, for alleged issue of fraud ulent county bonds, have brought suit against Sheriff Bryant and some thirty five other citizens of Cass County, for the murder of their husbands. The suit will re-open the entire Cass County af fair and attract almost universal atten tion. The amount of damages claimed in each case is $5,000, that being the amount limited by law. Mrs Charlotte Lamb has been arrested at Trimbelle, Piere county, Wisconsin, and placed in the Ellsworth jail, charged with poisoning live persons, in Septem ber 1871, her husband died very sud denly.showing symptoms of having been poisoned. Last May her son, aged ten years, was taken sick in like manner to his father and in an hour was dead. In Ju'ie a daughter, eight years old, died a similar death. Last month Mr. Lamb went to Mrs. Tane Ottman's house to assist in taking care of her while sick and mixed up a powder for her. Mrs. Ottman complained ot violent pains in the stomach and died in a few minutes. Last week, Royal Garland also, a neigh bor, died under the same circumstances as the above named. Mrs. Lamb was cooking for him during harvest, and af ter drinking a cup ot tea prepared oy her, he was taken with severe pains and died soon after. The stomach of Mr. Garlaud has been to Dr. Hay, of Hudson to be analyzed and it is said, poison was found. The bodies ol two other victims have been disinterred and the stomachs are now in the-hand of the doctor for analyisis. Mrs. (Lamb's house was searched and strychnine and arsenic was found. Her examination takes place September 5th. The Topeka Kansas Commonwealth, has the following startling news from Colorado: Mr. E. H. Stanley, of Fort Earned, arrived in this city last evening from Denver. He reports last Monday a government train, consisting of thirty six mule teams, loaded with army sup plies for Fort Lyon, was proceeding along Dry Creek, between Carson City and Fort Lyon, Colorado, under the command of Stephen Bryan, wagon master. While in the valley of dr3' Creek the train miued in the sand. While thus detained a band of two hun dred Arrapoe Indians, under command of their chief, Little Raven, made an at tack which equaled in outrage anu leros ity an)' in the annals of Indians massa cres. The wagons were burned, and all the contents that could be carried off were taken, consisting of bacon, etc. The mules were run off and fifteen men belonging to the train were left wounded or dead on the bloody field, Mr. Bryan was skinned alive from head to foot by the savages. Besides these, fifteen men were missing. They are supposed to have been carried into activity. The train was under nscort of Lieut. McFarl and of theGtli United States Cavalry ,with one hundred men, but being nine miles in the rear at the tune of the massacre no protection could be afforded. Mr. Stanley was with the escort, and when they arrived at the terrible scene the savages were just retiring over the hill beyond, whirling their tomahawks and shouting in real glee over their ill-got ten gams, A letter from Red Bud, a small town in Monroe county, Illinoisgives a thrill ing account of the performances with the rhinoceros attached to Warner and Co.'s menagerie and circus, on the occa sion of his being brought into the ring lortne nrst tune, rue snowman had prepared the animal for exhibition in the ring by attaching to the ring in his nose two strong wire ropes. Twenty four stalwart men were deemed sufficient to hold the beast. Ho submitted quietly to being lcd from the cage, but on en tering the arena he suddenly threw up his head and plunged madly to the right aud left, broke loose from the men and dashed forward through the tents. His first victim was John Gillcm, a canvas roan, whom he knocked down, aud tram ping upon his breast killed him instant ly. He run next his nose against Martin Ready, another cnnvasinan, striking him in the stomach, ripping out his bow els and killing him. He next made a dash in the direction of the seats, which by this time were cleared by the fright ened speetatorr. He knocked down near ly one side of the seats, dislocating the shoulder of one of the employes, break ing the arm of a spectator, aiul running into the the menagerie tent, he upset Koreprugh's den of performing animals. He next struck the center pole with his head, bringing Jit down with a crash upon the cages of the tiger and leopard, but not breaking them so as to allow ani mals to escape. I lashing into the museum tent, he smashed the curiosities, stampe ded all the people In the vicinity, and rushed out through the side of tlio can vas into the street, finally bringing up in a vacant house the door of which stood open, and here the men succeeded lu capturing him and getting hiin In the cage. The damage dune to the show was about $3,000 An Indiana Bluebeard has just mar ried his eleventh. The real name of the composer of the ' "Grande Duchesse" is said to be Bier; -Offenbach being merely an ale-ias. Our moralist remarks that if it were ever excusable to drink high wines . it would be after riding lu a high wind. The oldest inhabitant of Chicago died last Tuesday iu the person of Mr. Arch ibald Clybourue, who settled there in 1822. The art of burglary in Savannah, Ga., instead of being left to false-bearded po licemen, is practiced by a beautiful blonde. In the matter of political ring busi ness, the only difference between Tweed and T. Weed seems to lie in the period. Dix-imus. Not content with the ordinary com pany of colored folks New Brunswick, N. j., is getting up a whole regiment of dark militia. - The town-crier of Charlestown, Mass. is in trouble ou account of his kidnap piug children iu order to get a reward for finding them. Boston has placed in Mount Auburn Cemetery a fifteen-foot sphinx in honor of the preservation of America in the liberation of Africa. The Marquis de Kensingham, a young man of only three and twenty, has en tered a Trappist monastery under the name of Frere Sebastian. "KTaQf-oi.ti avnhaniM DmalrO tf a liaa . . a ...... i ,aiu.ii , j ....... .j w . . . . bor excursion for the lunatics of Boston. It doesn.' say which ones : whether those in the asylums only, or the others. In view of the perishable condition of iron, a scientific authority gravely pro poses straw paper as a more durable ma terial for the manufacture of car wheels. A young lady of wealthy parentage and superior -intellectual culture, Miss Agnes Cooper by name, has devoted her talents to professional larceny in St. Louis. Another Cardiff giant has been resur rected at Dubuq ue, Iowa. The first hoax of this kind wasn't a bad joke; but isn't this repeated exhuming rather ex-humorous? Herr Shofer, once widely known as a geographical explorer, has so little to show for his peregrinations that he is reduced to peddling cheap jewelry in Australia. Prairie-chickens are waxing fat on po tato-bugs out West, and they say that the most frightful symptoms arise irom eating these birds aud potatoes at the same meal. The United States Treasury architect. Mr. Mullet, is engaged in making the plans for some of the public buildings authorized by law during the late session of Congress. An Hibernian Western correspondent says that the Indians are by no means so illiterate as is generally supposed; on the contrary, he finds them people of extensive raiding. Worcester, Mass., means to close even apothecaries' shops on Sunday. To strike at the root of the evil, we would suggest the enactment of a law prohibiting sick ness on the sabbath. A Jersevman from one of the mosquito districts is said to have applied for a pat ent lor cast-iron counterpanes, the metal being hardened by a new process so as to be almost insect proof. Iu spite of the nervous anxiety por trayed in the average New Yorker's manner, an examination of the criminal record will show that on the whole New York people take life easily. A New Hampshire dentist killed his wile by giving her an over-dose of chlo roform preparatory to pulling a tooth. and an unsophisticated coroner's jury touna a verdict ot accidental death. For three-fourths of the matter that is printed in most of our rural and several of our city contemporaries no more ap propriate name could be devised than the compositor's technical term, "copy." The Londoners have got through their fashionable season in town, and are be ginning to throng watering places and other country resort just as our upper ten are thinking ot returning to city life. A Rock Island (III.) belle has been de cidedly disappointed in the effect of the kitchen lire upon her jewelry, which she had deposited in the oven for safety. She naturally thought an oven the best place to put paste in. - The season of autumnal fevers having set in, New Jersey has touched its rem ague, and changed both its religion and its form of government; nearly all its inhabitants being shakers, and its reign ing sovereign Queen-iiie. A medical-minded periodical objects to the posture assumed in playing cro quet, lieeause it's a sort of double-you attitude; but our watering place con tributor remarks that he has always re garded it as a B-attitude. Lafayette College, fearing that the or thodoxy of its students may bo under mined try the perusal of such "heathen authors" as Virgil, Juvenal, and ochers, proposes to teach its Latin course by means of readings from the Christian Fathers. An exchange announces that "the sum subscribed toward the aid of the sufferers by the recent floods on the River Po, iu Boston, amounts to $712." We knew that the bailiwick of Boston was very extensive, but we were not aware that it had enlarged its borders so far as to include the River Po within its corporate limits. San Francisco jewelers must lie the most unconscionable rogues In the world. The highest bid they could be induced to make fora diamond as big as a good size .1 piece of chalk, found by a email boy in Santa Cruz County, was $10,000; and this bid seems to lie regarded by two-thlrds of the American press as in controvertible proof that the said dia mond is worth at least $3,000,000. A domestic servant in a Michigan town has turned out to be a Pennsylvania heiress who was abducted from home in her orphaned Infancy at the instigation of her designing next of kin. We don't remember to have heard of the disa pearance of any heiress in Pennsylva nia at the time of her alleged abduction ; but the story must lie true nevertheless, for it is printed lu a Michigan newspa per. A 'German scientific periodical an nounces that silk dresses dyed, with pie rate of lead are liable to' spontaneous combustion. It is not stated whether the bodice is more apt to bust than tho skirt (which latter, if made with a train, would probably be more dangerous), nor are we told what tint Is givenbv plcrato of lead, though from iu explosive tend ency we suppose it may produce a rather loud effect. We are expected to be surprised at tho announcement that a septuagenarian na tive of I-oretto, Kentucky, has, newr been more than ten miles away from his home, and has never had a day's sick ness. Whether the wonder is that, be ing In good health, he should have stayed so long in Loretto, or that Ills protracted residence there ahould not have under mined his constitution, is left to the reader's imagination. Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, has proved that she cares at least, a pinch of snutT about the discovery of Livingstone. She has sent a sun It-box to Stanley, who has been o much "sneezed at" "that it is a charity to enablo him to sneeze back at his assaillants. It is artful of Earl Granville, who had already invited Stan ley to dinner, to get the Queen into the same I mat with himself In case he should one day come to be laughed at for enter taining a hoax.