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ALPHOKHE DAYTON. A husu offender twilight filled the place Where I had painted her and ahrined her face In mistv dreams or love, and beauteont erace. My love bet-raved itself in every flush, in every touch of sweet surprise That I with brnsh, soul-litten, bent into her eves. Fair as pale stars afloat, deep in the midnight O I tender eyes, with soul Inlaid amid their silent mysteries, ' Like earlv dewdrops newly flung from the fair verge of dawning skies ! O 1 would that I possessed Pygmalion's power. That I might breathe upon their lids divine, Breathe out mv soul, if but for one brief hour, Her love bewildered lips might lay on mine. DEATH OF SUMMER. BY MBS. A. L.BCTEB DCPOCB. Softls in the arms of Autumn gammer closed her brilliant eye. Clothed in rolies of regal splendor, As a reigning queen should die. Not one line of beauty faded From the glory of her form; Pulses springing in full vigor. Heart still throbbing high and warm. Forest rich with emerald vesture, Singing waters, gashing streams, Lovefv blossoms, flagrant aephyrs, - Sunsets far exceeding dreams. Of Ital la's climate golden ; Kirds of sone and plum a Kirds of song and plumage rare; hns expired queenly Summer, Thus expired queenly Summer. Crown'd with all things bright and fair. Autumn now, in garments gorgeous As the carnivals of old. Comes with stately steps triumphant, Bearing luscious fruits of gold. Honors to the true, brave Summer, While her children dance around, To the wind's melodious piping And the woodlands' mellow sound. Mcrrv hearts and cheerful voices Chant the chorus loud and clear. Peace and hope, with hands united, Uless the frnitful, passing year. IN THE WOODS. The sun is savage in sultry hollows. Thehill-side quivers with pulsing heat: With dustv wings tho drooping swallows Are dotting the fence that lines the street. I leave the town with its hundred noises. Its clutter and whiz ofwjieel and steam, For woodland quiet and silvery voices. With a forest camp by a crystal stream. O, shrewd are the ways ofthe town and city. Cunning in commerce and worldly wise: But hearts grow hardened to human pity, j And tongues-are given to thrifty lies. The feathery arms of firs and spruces Bend over the waters that glide beneath, ' And marsh flowers hy the quiet sluices Infold their sweets in a golden sheath. And a little canoe of fairy lightness Floats silentlv down the limpid stream. Where the norland birch, in its snowy whiteness, U'erhaugs the ripples that glance and gleam. 0 peaceful and sweet are forest slumbers. The fragrant couch with the stars above, As the free soul inarches to dulcet numbers Through dreamland valleys of song and love. Forever at night a Dorian goddess ' Glides Into my camp with hint-like song, , In loosened tresses and starry bodice bhe rests by my side the whole night long. She cools my forehead with dainty fingers. And smooths the wrinkles from brow and face With a gentle palm, whose memory lingers About my spirit in every place. On emerald banks thick strewn with panslea We loiter awav the dreamy time. And she dowers my soul with woodland fancies That sprout and blossom in rustic rhyme. . Why should I covet the laureate guinea. Or envy the music that is held in fief f 1 sing tho ballads she prompts within me, And have no spite for the " greener leaf." With the loftier bards I have no quarrel, 1 envy no brow its wreath of bays. I know it is mine to miss the laurel. And tho"greener leaf" that hangs and pays Poor r I am poor as the mice in churches. And cramped and harassed by want and debt; Dreading tho chill east w ind that searches My tattered clothing in cold and wet. But well content if the golden hours ! And the svlvan plousures will only hold ; For If wealth were the highest of earthly dowers I think I should have more land and gold. And I rest In the faith that each good fellow Will sometime dwell In another land, W here hearts that are generous, true and mellow Will know each other, and understand. MlttNON ETTE. " Your qualities surpass your charms." Language of Flowera. I passed before her garden gate : She stood among tue roses, And stooped a little from the state in which uer iriuo reiwcsi To make her flowers a graceful plea For luring and delaying me. " When summer blossoms fade so soon," She said with winning sweetness, ' Who docs not wear the badge of June Lacks something in completeness. My garden welcomes you to-day, Come in and gather, while you may." I entered in : she led me through A maze of leafy arches, Where velvet-purple pansies grew Beneath the sighing larches, A shadowy, still, and cool retreat That gave excuse for liug'ring feet. She pansed, pulled down a trailing Tine, And twisted round her finger Its starry sprays of jessamine, As one who seeks to linger. But 1 smiled lightly in her face. And passed on to the open space. Passed many a flower-bed fitly set In trim and blooming order. And plucked at last some mignonette That straved along the border : A simple thing that had no bloom, And but a faint and far perfume. She wondered why I would not choose That dreamy amaryllis, "And could I really, then, refuse Those heavenly white lilies ! And leave ungathercd on the slope This passion-breathing heliotrope t" She did not know what need to tell So fair and fine a creature? That there was one who lored me well f. Of widely different nature; A little maid whose tender youth. And innocence, and simple truth. Had won mv heart with qualities That far surpassed her beauty, And held me with unconscious ease Enthralled of love and duty ; Whose modest graces all were met And symboled in my mignonette. I passed outside her garden-gate, And left her proudly smiling : Her roses bloomed too late, too late, She saw. for my beguiling. I wore instead and wear it yet The single spray of miguonette. Its fragrance greets me unaware, A vision clear recalling Of shv. sweet eyes, and drooping hair In girlish tresses falling, And little hands so white and fine That timidly creep into mine ; As she- all ignorant of the arts That wiser maids are plying Has crept into my heart of hearts Pnst doubting or denying ; Therein, while suns shall rise and set. To bloum unchanged, my Mignonette 1 Intimate Friends ; OR, Circumstances Alter Cases. 15v Mns. Emma C. Embvrt. VMow provoking!" '2fefiL "What's the uiatter,Charles?' &cfX "Why, this delicate little rose iftr&y colored note which John has just handed me, comes from my old friend Mrs. Wharton; she is at the Astor, and want's to see me this even ine." "Is there any tiling so very annoying in a visit to aii old friend ?" asked the vonns; wife, archly. "No not exactly but who the deuce wants to eo on such a dark, cold, rainy night; besides, I have just taken my boots off, and then 1 wanted to read new hook to you, Lucy." "Must vou szo this evening?" "Yes; we were very intimate" at school, and she might feel hurt at any thinr lie coldness." 'Then she was a school friend of yours?" "Her father was a countrv clergyman who had undertaken the education of six or eight city boys, of whom I was one. Florence was then a swarthy, little, lively creature, young enough to he real hoyden, yet old enough to play the deuce among us ny ner flirtation? We were all in love with her; but sh made a runaway match with the wildest fellow among us. Harry Wharton was the son of a rich merchant, and his father, though he allowed him a hand some maintenance, never would receive his wife into favor." "Where is her husband now?" "He is traveling iu Europe for his health, as is said probably for his com- the servants uustrappeJ her ponderous fort also. I believe that, long before the j trunks. death of his father made him indepen-1 "What a pretty room thia is," she ex dent, Harrv had repented his precipi-1 claimed, at length; "but what horrid tate marriage, for neither he nor his taste to furnish a bed-room with white. wife wore their fetters very meekly." "Is'she pretty Charles ?" (W hat a womanish question.) "Xo yes no. Indeed, I hardly know how to answer you, Lucy. She certain ly was not pretty, and yet I have seen her look beautiful. But it is six or seven years since I hist met her, and she has been living in Paris for the last two or three. I suppose she has grown older, and, of course, uglier." "So, then, she was an old flame bs well as an old friend. I don't see what right she has to claim any attention from you now. As a married man, you are exempt from such demands, so you had better stay at home and read for me." Lucy had made use of the worst pos sible argument. . Ken never like to believe that their marriage has excluded them from such claims; and when his wife began to talk of rights, Charles- Torrington began to think of privileges. So, drawing on ma doom, ana wrapping himself in his cloak, he prepared to face the storm. , . - I shan't be gone more than half an hour, Lucy, for I shall have to call on her again, with yoo to-morrow. I sup pose we must show her some civility." . Lucy looked up from her needlework with a pleasant smile, and as the door closed behind her husband, she thought how handsome he was, and how good it was in him to go out in such weather merely to please an old but half forgot ten friend. A quiet, gentle, wifely creature was Luc v Tor rin eton : pretty and pleasing. devoted to her husband aud child, and as happy, after three years of married life, as tue trouble oi looicing alter ser vants and tho : anxiety about baby's tooth-cutting would allow. Her hus band, an easy, good-humored, pleasant fellow, was doing wnat is usually termed "an excellent business." lie was very domestic, never dined out, st lid at home in the evenings, read the newspapers and the last novel, played a little on the flute as an accompauyment to .Lucy's somewhat Infrequent nanisms, (a new word, gentle reader,) and, on the whole, was a sort of pattern husband, as things S . . " .. ., Lucy waited very patiently ior a whole hour before she began to look for her husband's return; but eight, nine, ten o'clock, and still he did not come. She heard the servants fastening up bolts and bars, and she felt half ashamed that they should discover Mr. Torring . . i i 11' 1 ton s unwonted absence, bo sue suiiereu them to retire, leaving her to wait alone for his coming. Another and another hour passed. Lucy's anxiety had in creased to a painful degree; she was sure some accident must have befallen "dear Charles," and she had just given vent to her powerless terror in a flood of tears, when, as the clock was on the stroke of one, the bell rung. Hurrying to the door, she met her husband with a degree of agitation that amazed him. "What under the heavens is the mat ter. Lucv? Is the baby sick? What have you been crying about?" Lucy looked In her husband'8 cheer- ful face, and felt that her fears were exceedingly ill-timed. "You were so late," she hesitatingly said. "I was afraid something had hap- pened." . "Nonsense, child; don't you think I am old enough to take care of myself ? The fact was. Mrs. Wharton and I were discussing old times and early friends, Until the evening slipped away imper eeptably." " '" "f brought your supper into the par lor, Charles, for the servants are all gone to bed." "I shan't want my nsual sandwich to night; I supped with Florence Wharton on cold duck and champagne. . By-tbe- way, you will be spared the trouble of calling on her to-morrow, ior : sne is coming to see you. She has come here to watch the progress of a lawsuit, and it is so unpleasant to be alone in a hotel, that I have invited her to pass a week or two with us." "Oh, Charles, how could you? We have but one spare room, and you know I expect a visit from sister Mary." "Mrs. Wharton won't stay long; be sides, there is no help for it now I have invited her, and she will come.". "I wonder she would accept such an invitation without knowing your wile." "She has lived iu Paris long enough to get rid of all such foolish notions of I etiquette ; and as she comes as my inti mate friend, she has every reason to expect a welcome from my wife. You will be perfectly charmed with ner, Lucv; she is one ofthe most fascinating women I ever met with." Lucy sighed and said nothing;, but she probably thought there were some doubts as to her being charmed with the woman her husband found so very fasci nating. Mrs. Wharton is a woman of exquis ite taste, Lucy ; I hope you will make her room look as pretty as possible." Such were Mr. Torrington's parting words to his wife as he left her at the breakfast table Lucy felt a little annoyed, but she res olutely checked tne nan-angry leenng, and determined to obey her husband's wishes. Her ideal of a sleeping apart ment was a combination of all things delicate and pure; therefore her "guest- chamber," (to use a pretty Uermanism,) had been fitted up most daintily. The carpet was a white ground, with here and there a cluster or roses dropped upon it; the chairs were white haircloth, embroidered in flowers by Lucy's own hand ; the curtains were white, looped with rose color; and when thecomforta' ble-looking lounging chair was drawn up to the fire, and a pretty little table placed beside it, Lucy thought nothing was required Dut a Dpuquet ot iragrant flowers to make the room look perfect. The sweetest blossoms were culled from her conservatory to supply this only want, and as she arranged them In a fairy-like vase, she felt all the pride of a young housekeeper in the tastefully arranged apartment, About twelve o'clock a carriage drove up to tne uoor, and air. Torrington handed out a little dowdyish woman wrapped up in cloaks and lurs, with a quantity of very frizzled black hair haneins: about her face. This was the fascinating JSlrs. wnarton, and imcy's first feeling, after she had taken a good look at ner, was one oi aeciaeu pleasure. Mrs. Wharton was no beauty, she thought ; and as she unconsciously glanc ed at her own fresh, pretty face in the opposite mirror, she felt much more cor dial towards her guest. "You see I have laid aside all ceremo ny, my dear Mrs. Torrington," was the stranger's first salutation; "indeed, Charles and I were such intimate friends, that I could not practice cere. uiouy with him. Your name is Lucy, is'nt it? What a sweet name. You must let me call you by it; I hate this formal 'Mrs. and Mr.7 lo cail me t lor ence. Heaven knows I have no rea son to De proud or any other title, or happy in being perpetually reminded by it of my bonds." So saying, the lady rose to proceed to her apartment. "Here, Charles do carry up my dressing- admiration ot Mrs. Wharton, his undis case; I never trust it in a servant's guiscd attentions to her, and his blind hands. Lucy, dear, don't trouble your self to take my shawl. Well, if you will insist. I will give you my boa also King the bell, if you please, for some body to Dring up truiiKs:" anu tnus, finding employment for all, and escorted oy nearly tne wnoie nouscuoiu, jurs, Wharton entered her room. J-'I UflJJIIlg 1IC1SC1I lllbl bllG , she placed her feet on the fender, and T,-..-.t It.unlP !.-.-. fr 1, sort, nliiit. looked on with ' a very complaccut air, while Lucy put her cloak and bon net in the wardrobe, Charles arranged her dressing-case as she directed, and My dear Lucy, you never should have al lowed yourself to be persuaded to this ; no complexion can bear such a cold, dull tint, especially, when one is in dishabille. I see how it is, Charles; vour wife is a pattern of neatness. A little Parisian tast engrafted on this preciseness will improve it prodigiously." l,ucv was provoked, ana yet almost amused by a character so novel as Mrs. v narton s appeareu to ner. tier perfect self-possession, her cool assurance, were something quite new to the gentle, un obtrusive wife; and yet they com manded a certain degree of respect, for Lucy felt that her own timidity of char acter seemed often like a positive defect. She wished she was more like Mrs. Wharton, and at the same time, she wished that Mrs. Wharton was a little more like herself. She had gone down stairs to order lunch, which Mrs. Wharton had desired might be served in her room, when sud denly there was a great bustle through out tne House; Dells were rung, servants were caiieu, and Lucy running up. found Mrs. Wharton fainting in the arms of Charles Torrington. Of course Charles was frightened to death, and gave so many contradictory directions to tne servants, that they ran every way but the right one. Lucy had no suspi cion of any deception, but her quiet, determined application of strong harts horn to the lady's nose, soon induced a recovery. As she opened her eyes, Mrs. wnarton exclaimed iaintly " mat dreadful heliotrope, and those gerani ums ! they always affect me just so." "liUey, now could you De so muis- reet? Those vile flowers have nearly killed our charming friend," said Charles; and lilting the window, he un ceremoniously flung tiie beautiful bou quet into the street. Lucy's eyes filled with tears, for Charles had never beford spoken to her In so harsh a tone, and sue wanted to ask him how she could possibly have imagined that Mrs. Wharton's nerves were too delicate to bear the perfume of flowers. Kut she had to much prudence, or, perhaps, too much timidity to reply ; and when she saw Mrs. Wharton, a few minutes after, discuss with great appa rent relish, a hearty lunch, she could not help feeling that her guttering had not been very great. Florence Wharton was a sloven from taste and a coquette from calculation. Contrary to the practice of her tribe, who never show themselves without their armor," she was fond of maguiflcent surprises. She would wear a loose wrapper, and, her superb hair, which curled naturally, and of course, was always tangled except when carefully arranged, was suffered to wander at its own sweet will, about her face and neck, tinconfiued by cap or comb. At such times she looked like a "little weird woman," with her gray eyes peering between her dark locks, and shapeless figure concealed in a mass of drapery. Yet she would receive visitors in such a garb; and while they would feel perfectly amazed at this sudden transformation in the belle of the pre- ceding evening, she would gain a new triumph over them,by the fascination of her voice and manner, in despite ot her careless attire and her unlovely looks. Her figure was small, and not particu- latly good; her face was destitute of a single really fine feature ; she was dark- complexioned, with hue teeth but a wide mouth ; a nose like Koxaiana's ; a low forehead and eyes which, when in repose, were a dull, light grav. But when dressed ior the evening, she was perfectly bewitching. Her toilette was alwavs in exquisite taste; her hair was elegantly coiffed; her pretty foot and hand carefully displayed ; the detects ot her complexion diligently repaired, and with the sweetest smiles, the most en ticing glances, and the richest of voices, she might well claim to be the most fas cinating of drawing-room belles. It is said that if an actress have only good eyes and teeth, she has all the requisites for stage beauty; and it is very much so with the best actresses in society. Very little beauty is required to make a woman asuccessful couquette. The carelulstudy of effect, the art of making the most of nature's gifts, however small, the adroit use of the eyes, the modulation ot the voice, and the judicious management of other people's self-love, will do more in society than the charms oi an unsophis- ticated Venus But Mrs. Wharton had tact enough to see that there was some contrasts which could not but be to trying to her. Lucy Torrington, with her fresh morning face and simple Draided hair, her neat gingham, dress and pretty cottage cap, certainly looked more lovely at the breakfast table than did the passee and slatternly votary of Parisian taste. It was soon intimated to Charles that the health of his "intimate friend" would not suffer her to join them at breakfast, and according a beautiful little service of Sevres china was sent for the use of Mrs. Wharton in her own apartment, Yet, though to delicate too leave her room at so early an hour, the lady was not too ill to receive visitors: and before Charles left home for his daily business, he was expected to pass an hour with bis lntetestiug guest, whom he usually found supping her chocolate, with a" rich velvet dressing gown thrown over her night-dress, ana ner stociungiess teet thrust into embroidered slippers, (some times half the morning was uncon sciously loitered away in Mrs. Wharton's room, and, pernaps, juicy, while neces. sarily engaged with her household and nursery, was glad to relinquish to her husband the care of entertaining her guest. Perhaps so. Mrs. Wharton liked this free and easy manner of receiving her friends, but then the white curtains made her look so dark. She complained to Charles that the sight of such cold-looking dra peries save her a chill, and accordingly an upholsterer came to tike down Lucy's pretty curtains and replace tnem with hanerinsrs or crimson suk. this was a decided improvement, and nothing could look more luxurious than tue lauy ana her surroundings. She was an accoin pushed musician, and daily practice was required to preserve her skill, but she could not oe subject to tne intrusion of visitors in the drawing-room. hhe, therefore, suggested the propriety of fit ting a cottage piano into tne recess oe- side the fire, in her pleasant apart ment, and in the course ot a few days her wish was fulfilled. It unfortunately happened that the tone of the new piano was to her ear far finer than the one in the drawing-room, and, of course she preferred playing on it She frequently spent whole evenings in her room on this account, and as Charles had suddenly become passionately fond of music Lucy was often quite alone m the parlor, while her husband was en joying tne society oi nis intimate mend" over ner new piano. Weeks passed on. Nothing happened of whicli Lucy felt she could complain without appearing childishly jealous and exacting, yet circumstances were daily occurring to mnr her domestic com fort, iler husband s iranK and open devotion to her wishes, seemed to arise from feelings so independent ot his in fection for his wife, that Lucy felt she had no real cause for jealousy. Yet it was rather trying to a woman, however good-humored she may he, to find her self always placed in the second rank, because it is perfectly understood that she belongs to tiie first. In other words, to be temporarily neglected because her husband is so perfectly conscious that this neglect does not grow of diminished affection. The young wife began to 1 grow very unhappy ; bhe did not know how far this infatuation might be car ried, and she began to hate Mrs. Whar ton as much as her gentle nature was capable of harboring such a feeling. "I am going to write to sister Mary, Charles," she said one day. "What time shall I fix for her visit? I know she is only waiting for my summons, and I can form no idea when Mrs. Wharton means to go," "I presume she will remain for a month or two yet. The delays of the law must regulate her movemeuts." - "Must she stay heve all that time?" asked Lucy in a tone of alarm. "I am astonished you should speak of it as a necessity, Lucy. She is a most agreeable woman, and the house has never been half so lively as since she has been our guest. I am sure I never found the time pass so pleasantly. Tell Mary we shall be glad to see her some time in April." "1 shall hud vour friend but a sorry ubstitute for mv sister, Charles. Mrs. Wharton's manners are quite too free to please me." lour ignorance of fashionable life is shown in that remark, Lucy, and I beg you will never again make such un- haritable illusions to our friend, she has a warm heart, aud she has lived among those who yield more freely to tneir impulses than we cold Americans. Her freedom, as you term it, is nothing Dut frukuess and kindness. Indeed, 1 wish you would try and resemble her a little mere; you sometimes make me ap pear very ridiculous by your precise notions respecting married life. As Mrs. Wharton says, you are as demure a nun in society; and any Dody would suppose from your cold manners, that you were kept under watch and ward by a jealous husband." ir or an instant Lucy looked indig nant, and then her feelings overpowered her, and she burst into tears. Charles, annoyed by her emotion, which he understood as a tacit reproach, walked out of the room whistling an opera tune, and she was left to ponder on bis words. She was a gentle and good- natured creature, but she had a degree of energy in her character which had never been called out. She was tenacious of her rights, which she now saw about to be invaded, and she was provoked that her pure devotion to her husband should now be brought against her as a re proach. She remembered how often Charles had waited upon Mrs. Wharton to parties and public places, while she remained at home, as it then seemed, trom choice, but as it now appeared to her. from adroit management. She did not believe that Charles was in love with Florence Wharton, but she thought it was high time to look into the matter. Puzzled and perplexed, she sat down to her desk and wrote a long letter to her sLter Mary, detailing all her recent troubles, and asking advice. After the letter was gone, and she had become calmer, she regretted her precipitancy; so she hastened to write another, wnicn should be a sort of explanation and ex oneration of her husband's conduct. But sister Mary had much more shrewd ness and much less timidity of character than Lucy. SheJ understood the whole thing at a glance, and with proper as sistance she believed she could effectu ally relieve the young wife's perplexi iees. Certaiu it is, that after the inter- hange of some half-dozen letters be tween the sisters, Lucy grew calmer and seemed happier. "Pray who was that Don Whisker- ando that we met on the steps?" asked ;harles, one day, when lie returned from a morning walk with Mrs. Whar ton. "I thought you did not receive gentlemen in the morning, Lucy." 1 do not, usually; but Don uiorgio is so intimatea friend, for all I have not seen him since I was a little girl," re plied Lucy, quietly. "Where did you Decome acquainted with him?" "There were several Spauish hoys at the same boarding-school with my broth er; indeed, it was his intimacy with them which induced him afterwards to establish himself in South America. They had no friends in the city, and during the vacation they were often at our house." 1 suppose this great, yellow, huge- whiskered man, was then a pretty, smooth-faced boy, and, of course, a great favorite with you when you were a little girl?" asked Mrs. Wharton, ma liciously. "Oh yes, 1 loved him better than any body in the world, and cried myself sick when he went away." "Mow old were you pray t "At a most susceptible age with some young ladies; I had just entered my teens." "And you have never seen him since ?" "Never." "Take care, dear Lucy," said Mrs. Wharton, witli a sigh; "it is dangerous to renew such by-gone intimacies; let them pass like dreams, eyen though they have power to color your whole future lite, aud the skilful coquet cast a hur ried glance at Charles ere she dropped her tringed lids to hide tne eyes wtiica she could not sunuse with tears. Mr. Torrington looked annoyed, and and felt half angry with his wife, though he could scarcely tell why. 'We are goinx to the opera to-night. Lucy," said he; "I stopped at the box office as we passed, but could only get two seats, lor the bouse will De crowded, sol concluded you wouldn't care much itbout going. Mrs. Wharton and 1 are so fond of music, that we should feel the privation more keenly shouldn't we, Florence?" "1 was going to teu you, onaries, that 1 have made an engagement with Lion Giorgio to go to the opera to night. He has access to" the private box of his friend, the French minister, and we shall be delightfully accommodated." "That is the best box m the house. Why can't we go there?" asked Mrs. Wharton, witn her usual assurance. 'That would be quite out ot the ques tion," replied Lucy, coolly. "Don Gi orgio has the right to two "seats, but he could not think ot intruding a whole party into a private box." Mrs. Wharton stared, and Charles looked surprised at Lucy's self-posses sion. "Upon my word, Charles, your littlr wife improves," said the lady, with pretended laugh ; "she not only makes engagements without you, but refuses you permission to join her party." "1 have taken lessons in Parisian manners," replied Lucy, laughing. find that constancy and devotion are old- fashioned virtues ; and as old-fashioned virtue is considered quite as disgraceful as a modern vice, I mean to follow the example of others." Accordingly when evening came, Don Giorgio was punctual to his appoint ment, lie was introduced to Mr. Tor rington, showed himself a most gentle manly person to the husband, com pi i inentcd Mrs. Wharton in the most florid style, and threw himself on the sofa beside Lucy in a sort of "I-know that- I'm-welcDme" air, which bespoke a con siderable degree of intimacy. The party all went out together, but at the door of the theatre they separated; and while Charles aud Mrs. Wharton occupied a crowded and uncomfortable seat, Lucy and her friend looked doivn upon them from the half-closed curtains of the lux uriously furnished box, where they were almost alone. From that evening Don Giorgio was a constant visitor. He came, too, at all hours, and sometimes when Lucv was busied in her nursery, he was admitted into her presence without ceremony. Lucy never hesitated to accept his invi tations. She walked with him, she rode out with him, she went to the theatre, and, in short, the presence of her "inti mate friend" seemed to have trans formed her into a perfect woman of the world. "Lucy, vhen is that, infernal Spaniard going back to Rio ! I am sick of seeing his yellow face and black whiskers. He is Here forever, and you have always some engagement witli him which either keeps you home or takes you out just when I want your company." "Oh, Charles, you -surely can't want him gone? : He is so agreeable and so full of anecdote." - "His anecdotes are all told in Spanish for your especial benefit when I am present. I suppose he knows I don't understand his gibberish." "He sings bo prettily to the guitar." "Yes he grumbles out his Spanish love songs with an air quite too tender, con sidering he is addressing a married woman." "Mercy, Charles, you don't think his songs are addressed to me? Why, I should just as soon think of making a personal application of the passionate Italian music with which Mrs. Wharton charms you so often." Charles bit his lip. "Nonsense, Lucy ; there is a great difference between us in such matters. A man has Certain priv ileges, but a woman, especially a mar ried woman, cannot be to chary of her regards." ; "I am sure I am not half so familiar with Don Giorgio as Mrs. Whartou is with you." "I hope not." "I don't see any difference, for my part, which should make yon hope not, Mrs. Wharton is your early friend, and Don Giorgio is mine; he used-to love me dearly." "Perhaps he does yet." "I do believe you are growing jealous, Charles ; upon my word that would be too ridiculous." "Lucy you don't know what vou are doiug. You will compromise yourself ana me by your familiarity with that man." "Then you don't think it proper for me to receive so much attention, from him?" "Certainly not;. such things are ruin ous to a woman's character" "Yet you have suffered me for three months past to receive as my guest a woman whose reputation has long -since, suffered from such and greater impru dences. You have even recommended her to me as a model." ; For a moment the husband looked dis concerted. "Circumstances alter cases," said he. Mrs. Whartou had occasion to go to Philadelphia on business, and Mr. Tor rington was called upon to escort he.. They were aDsent three days, and on nis return, Charles found a letter from his wife. She had taken her baby and gone to pay a visit to her family in , there she should remain until Mrs. Wharton left her house, as she could no longer consent to harbor a woman who, by Charles' own account, was guilty of all sorts of imprudences. Charles was thunderstruck at this unwonted energy on the part of Lucy, but when he learned that his wite had gone under the protec tion of Don Giorgio, his anger knew no bounds. All Mrs. Wharton's fascina tions now were powerless. . A deep, strong, earnest feeling was aroused, and all the superficial fancies which had been nurtured by self-love and gratified vanity, were forgotten. Hurrying to . he there found i.acy quietly set tled down amid her brothers and sisters. She was too overjoyed at his coming to keep up the joke any longer; and when in the redoubtable Don Giorgio, Charles was made acquainted with Lucy's brother George, who had lived for ten years in Bio Janeiro, and whom he had never before seen, the whole matter was satisfactorily explained. Charles could not but acknowledge that he had been fairly met, and as his gentle confessor was not disposed to impose a very heavy penance upon mm for his "wanderings of the fancy," they soon found themselves as happy as ever. Mrs Wharton having settled her law suit, or iu other words, having obtained the divorce for which both she and her husband had applied, set off for Wash ington, where she hoped to find exer cise for her talents during the winter session of Congress. She left a most tender letter , for Charles, who did not consider it prudent to reply in a similar spirit, and thus ended the correspond ence. Charles has returned to his former domestic habits, and whenever he hears of "intimate friendship," always re members how "circumstances alter cases. ANECDOTES OF PUBLIC MEN. ! BY COL. i. W. FORNEY. NO. LXXVIU. " Our future leaders where are they to come from?" was the question of a friend, a short time ago, after an inter esting discussion on the necessity of se curing the best material in the manage ment or government, society and busi ness. We were looking out of the window of my editorial room in Phila delphia. I answered, pointing to the newsboys and bootblacks congregated at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets, "There are your future leaders. mat little fellow with the curly ha:r is au embryo merchant; that one with the torn trowsers is the sapling of a sturdy politician ; tiiat Diack-eyed lad is saving his money to pay tor a collegiate educa tion." And has no: it been so ot most of the strong men of our times? . On the Pacific coast many of the great houses grew from just such seeds. Sargent. tne united states Senator elect, visited Philadelphia twenty-five years ago to get work as a journeyman printer, and failed ; Latham, the millionaire, who has Deen in Doth houses of Congress and Governor of the State, began life very poor; .BrouericK was in Aew- lork a Bowery boy in 1847; and the railroad kings, most of them, began life as low down as the little Bohemians at our cor ner. The sons ofthe rich, the educated darlings of the great families, are no- wnere. ah tneir gilts were so manv fatal temptations, and they themselves are iorgotten, like Dad conies ot good pictures. "It is the rough brake that virtue must go through." A recent writer insists that a grand- iatner is no louger a social institution Men do not live in the past. They rare ly look back. " Forward! " is the uni versal cry. Perhaps our reverence for our ancestors snflers, but such a thing as a great family in this country helps nobody. Even the Adamses of the pres ent day make little out of their former generations of greatness. Thomas Hughes struck the key note when he said that the absence of laws of primo geniture anu entail in this country openeu a wide tioor to poor young men and compelled the very rich to spend their money in good deeds to save it from being wasted by their posterity, and thus great fortunes change hands almost as rapidly as the changes of life. But we must not forget that many of the mostuseiui anu illustrious ot the Eng lish leaders are the growth of the long years of patient study aud careful rear ing of their fathers. One fault of our system is the absence of this very expe rience and tho prc-ienco of so much un disciplined-intellect in our public places. Yet, with all these drawbacks, how easi ly the machinery of American govern ment moves on; how succcsstuily it survives accident; how providentially it seems to order and control itself! And, though we sometimes mourn for our great ones gone, there is not a day that does not teach the wholesome lesson that nobody is necessary or indispensa ble. Every hour some new man starts up to All the vacancy made by the death ot an old leader, and in nearly every in stance the new man is found equal to the emergency. Ours may bo called the Age of Utility. We are not prolific of statesmen or orators, and politics has de generated into a poor strife between speculators aud modiocrities. But for all tliis the country is safe. One such a man aa Leland Stanford, of tho Central Pacific railroadj'or 1ean, ' Richmond, bf the A e w i ork, Central, or Ken Uoliidav, Jr., of Oregon, or John Edgar. Thomson, or his vigorous vice-president, Thomas A. Scott, may do more . practical good and has more real power, than a Web ster or Clav. "And when we consider that, like Webster and Clay, they have all risen from small beginnings, is. it go ing too far to say that they, may purify and elevate our politics even as they ex tend their great enterprises and eurlch themselves? fie wno inherits wealth without mind is always sure to under rate mind, but he who by sheer bard knocks works his own way through the rock of adversity into influence, is sure to set a high price upon intellect. And thus it stands that many of those who have grown to great riches by their own exertions have taken every opportunity, like Asa Packer, Pardee, Cornell, A. T. Stewart, George Peabody, and George W. Childs, to give liberally to the edu cation of the masses from whom they spring. FLCNCTVA'TIONS OF THE TIED Although the fashionable season at the seaside is near its end, the gossip contri buted from thence Toy the vivacious cor respondents of the newspaper stui in cludes those little sketches of domestic comedy which no one dislikes to read, and few trouble themselves to either dis credit or verify. One of the lasy of these more or less imaginative trifles comes to the Boston Traveler from 'the bathing resort known as Rye Beach, and may be retold iu regular. story form, as follows: In 1869 a young lawyer of St. John, New Brunswick, with excellent- professional prospects but no immediate fortune, ex perienced the not uncommon adversity of a rejection by a lady whom he . had ventured to regard and address matrimo niallv,fiindinK that another and wealth ier suitor in the same case preferred, he bore the disappointment manfully by the aid of incensed pride and transferred his affections to a member of the sex to whom he could look confidently for less mercenary judgment. Iif a-year's time he was happilv married to the object of his second and wiser choice, and she who had rejected him Was united to the gentleman in whose favor the rejection had been made the lawyer's ultimate ven ture was fertuuate-for. him, as already said ; but not so felicitous was the money-loving lady's. Marrying for station, this fair diplomatist soon discovered she had made a serious mistake, and with the news of the wedding of her. former admirer came a pang of jealousy and self reproach teaching liertli.it fact still more seriously. Thence came between her self and her husband a coldness and dis appearance of all sympathy, and their tacit agreement to control each other no more than the rules of good society dic tated for conversational appearances. In an arrangement like this, under such circumstances, there is a most deceptive sound of worldly wisdom, for there is really no wisdom of auy kind in allow ing indifferent husbands and wives ex traordinary freedom' from each other merely because of their .mutual indiffer ence. . The wife in this case, being left at perfect liberty to do as she pleased qy her disappointed legal master, she be came so reckless in her growing unliap piness as to seek relations of flirtation with the gentleman whose honored al liance she had once declined. Probably she meant no serious evil only a tri fling with danger but that gentleman had no inclination to co-operate, and, while compelled to meet her in society frequently, was never more than form ally polite. This summer while the lawyer's young wife was temporarily an invalid at her father's house, his own im paired health compelled him to seek the sea-side for the benefit of salt bathing, aud he selected Bye Beach as his objec tive point. Arriving there last week, by way of Portland, the first person. he recognized in the parlor of his holel was the lady whom of all others he had hoped to leave behind in St. John. She was there and defiantly, to meet him as au expected arrival and offer her. hand in confident salutation. - The awkward, re luctant manner in which her greeting was received informed others than . her self that she was receiving stern reproof instead of welcome, and led to the ulti mate revelation of the story to those oth ers through that invincible detective so cial process which only the gossip of clubs and newspaper correspondents can explain. On the following morning both lady and gentleman returned to New . Brunswick; the former tearful and cast-down,, and the latter wearing the stern, uncompromising aspect of an officer guarding a prisoner whom he had captured. That romance was most ef fectually ended : and the heroine bad found instead of a lover, a friend to pro tect her from herself. UNSETTLED CONDITION OF LAND GRANTS IN CALIFORNIA. The immediate marking out of the boundaries of the various Spanish grants is a subject of far more importance to t he community than is the sum of money that the work would cost under the most bungling system of survey. The title to hundreds ot thousands ot acres ot good land is still iu a state of uncer tainty, and must remain so until tne land is surveyed. The evils arising from this state of things are numerous. In a pre vious article, we said that it would nave been better for all concerned, if the United States Government had issued a patent for eyery grant, without further investigation, twenty, years ago. Of course, we referred to the claims that were presented before the Board of Land Commissioners that met in 1851. After a more careful observation of the facts, we repeat the assertion, with a firmer eonviction of its correctness. If the land had been given, at that time, to the claimants, they would have sold it to settlers, and thus prevented many thou sands from leaving the State. We find that many of the original claimants are to-day beggars Deggared by the litiga- uuu wuiuu arose lruui inuir vtaiuitug Spanish grants. - Patents- have been, or will be, received for most of the grants not however, by the original claim ants, but by the lawyers they engaged to represent them in court. Hence, the Government might as well have granted the patents first as last, and saved so much litigation. Another phase of the evil is exhibited in the disputes that arise between the grant-owner and the settler. 1'roDaDiy tnere is not an tin patented grant in the southern eounties that has not been "jumped" many times. The slightest rumor that the land be longs to the Government is enough to send the settler off on a wild-goose chase. His common sense tells him that his chances are small; but delusive Hope whispers that his fortune is made lr he only succeeds, it is like a lottery. The land they are "Jumping" is often worth from $50 to $100 per acre; and we need not be surprised it the man who has no land of his own, .risks a good deal to obtain a quarter-section of it. One or two failures are not enough to satisfy mm. ii ue tins aireauy wastea a season in "jumping" land in Monterey county. this will not prevent him from wasting another in Los Angeles, and still another elsewhere. It can be prevented only by having the land surveyed and patented. A Western journal becomes poetic over the discovery of a genuine lotus plant growing in the Mississippi, and learnedly informs Its readers how tho ancients after eating this 'vegetable lost all desire to revisit the place of their birth. Most travellers who have once tried a bed on a Mississippi boat are suf ficiently reluctant to return to the place of their berth without the additional in ducement of the lotus. A German musician has set his last will and testament to music. It is'nt the first document of tho kind that has been filled with crotchets. Hannah MooitE said, " If t wished to punish an enemy l should make him hate somebody." -- '-' There is immense wisdom iu the old proverb " He that is slow to anger is better than tne mighty." ; . " What you find to do, doit with your might." - Be diligent in business; do one thing at a time, and finish what vou begin. Let nothing divert your study of tne interests or your employer. Make his interest your interest; he will, in time, if not at first, appreciate and re ward your efforts. Be prompt, temper ate, industrious; never De "in the drag;" always be np to time or a little ahead. To punish ourselves for others' faults is superlative folly. The arrow shot from another's bow is particularly harm less until our thought barbs it. It is our pride that makes another's criticism rankle; our self-will that makes another's deeds - offensive; our egotism that is hurt by another's self assertion. Well may we be offended at faults of our own. but we can hardly af ford to be miserable for the faults of others. Good manners are not learned by ar bitrary teaching so much as acquired by habit. They grow upon us by use. We must be courteous, agreeable, civil, kind, gentlemanly and womanly at home, and then it will become a kind of second nature to be so every where. A coarse, rough manner at home, begets a habit of roughness which we cannot lay off if we try, when we go among strang ers. . The most agreeable people we have ever known in company, are those who are perfectly agreeable at home. Home is the school for all good things, espec ially for good manners . . The sorrowful news ofthe death of the Rev. Mh M'Chesney, one of the mis sionaries of the Presbyterian Church at Canton,' China, has just been received. The Presbyterian says : " He was out on a preaching excursion with one of his brethren, and had visited a large village in the evening, where Mr." M'Chesney had preached. After the service they returned to their boat to pass the night. During the evening a band of robbers attacked a neighboring boat and a con test ensued, in which a stray shot struck Mr. M'Chesney, who was sitting in the cabin door, in the head, killing him at once." Wx are glad to see that the press of Boston- is protesting against the great lottery scheme devised to pay the defi ciency in the Jubilee fund. It was pro posed to have a grand ball and put up the Coliseum building, in which the Jubilee was held, in a sort of raffle to the purchasers of tickets. The scheme ls;donounced as contrary to statute law, and it is certainly opposed to the prin ciples of morality, as much as any form of gambling or lottery. : The lottery sys tem is now opposed to law in nearly ev ery- State- in the Union, and should be completely suppressed by the force of public opinion. - When Christian Gillet lav on his death-bed, at Leipsic, in great agony, he said to one beside him. " I cannot un derstand much now. Only let me hear you pronounce the name of the Redeem er ; the very mention of Him never fails to inspire me with fresh courage and joy," in the paroxysms of pain he was thus inspired with courage to bear up, for he knew Christ as a sufferer, suffer ing and dying for him, yet patient and uncomplaining. I nose who are called to visit the suffering believer may thus speak the name of Jesus, and soothe and strengthen by a single word, where longer discourse is tiresome if not im possible.' The report of the appointment ot Bishop FJder, of Natchez, to the Arch bishopric of Baltimore, made vacant by the death of Archbishop Spaulding, was incorrect. Bishop Bailey, of Newark, N. J., has received from the Pope the announcement of his appointment to that See. Bishop J. Roosevelt Bailey first entered the ministry of the Episco pal church, and was rector for some time of the church of Harlem. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priest hood by Bishop Hughes, in 1828. He was afterwards made President of St. John's College, at Fordham, and in 1853 wag named first bishop of the new See of Newark. Some ofthe city churches which have been closed during the summer vacation were opened to worship on Sunday last . but the pastors have not generally re turned. By. next Sabbath they will be in their own pulpits aud the congrega tions in tne cnurcnes, with the excep tion of those who have permanent sum mer residences in the country. The extreme heat of the past season has driven the people more generally than ever before to the sea-side and the green neias ior refreshment. May the open iug season, which is now calling them back,- be one of spiritual refreshment to pastors and people, and, of greatly in-! creased activity and success in the pros ecution of Christian work in the city. The stated meeting of the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society was held at the Bible House, Astor Place, on Thursday, the 5th inst., at half-past 3 o'clock p. m., Frederick S. Winston, Esq., Vice-President, in the chair. Four new auxiliaries were re cognized, of which two are in North Carolina, and one in each of the States of lowa and Michigan. Communica tions were presented from various for eign countries in regard to the Bible work. Grants of books were made amounting to 8,644, including ten vol umes in raised letters for the blind. Be sides these, $500 were granted to the Hawaiian Evangelical Board, for Bible work in the Sandwich Islands. A letter was presented from the Virginia Bible Society, returning cordial thanks for aid rendered by the American Bible Society in supplying the State. THT?BT? Wrtlllrt 7rA aAmatr,nT l,nwl, in the determined will of Pope Pius IX. if it were oniy displayed in a better cause. Intellectually he is a weak man, but wilfully he is another Hildebrand. ne it was who decreed the dogma of Im maculate conception, summoned a Council to ratify his decree and carried his point against all opposition, because he was ope. He it was who decreed the dogma of Infallibility and summoned another Council to ratify it. and when dignitaries irom iar and near pro- nounceu it au outrage and falsehood, subdued them into acquiescence, because lie was Pope. It is well for the cause of truth that Pius IX. is a man ot so much self-will and obstinate purpose. He is driving popery rapidly on toward the end of its sway. He could not have done a lietter thing for the cause of Protest antism than to pursue the course he did toward tne late council, as the fruits al ready show, and now he is keeping up the fight with Victor Emanuel toward the same good eud. A correspondent of mo LtOnavn iews repeats the rumor that the real Pope, Cardinal AntonelH, has quurruiuu witn uis master on tins point, anu mat in tne couse oi a violent discus sion he recently had with the Imnrae- tiable old man, he declared that he could not continue to hold olticc if his Holiness persevered in his hostile policy towards tho Italian government, lie. moreover. declared that unless the Papacy came to terms with the Italian government, the ciiurcu must sutler even more severely than she lias already suflered. Cardinal AntonelH then repeated the opinions which had been expressed to him by va rious diplomatists, and said that the pol icy of Pius IX. made his position equiv ocal because he could uot defend what lie always disapproved. Cardinal Anto nelH has, it ia said, requested the clerical journals to abstain from publishing the a ope a Knt'ccncs. ' ' CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. Two well known citizens of Chester Illinois, named Hugh Longbran and E. Robinson had an altercation on the street of Wednesday evening, which re sulted in Robinson having his skull frac tured aid receiving a pistol ball throug nis right shoulder, and lougDran being shot through the lungs. jt At Keen, New Hampshire, Wednesday night a mau registered himself at the Eagle Hotel as A. A. Hyde - Memphis, Tenn. During the night he jurnped,,or fell, from the second Story balcony, breaking his hip bone and wrist and bi ting his tongue nearly off. He 'has no recollections of having alien. ; A party of masked men went to the residence of Henry Miller (colored) at Christiana, Rutherford county Pcnn., on Sunday morning before day, and on his attempting to escape, shot him dead. His offence was begetting a child by a white woman. A colored woman rec ognized two of the men, who raised their masks, as Etisha Lynch and Joe Elliott, the latter a relative of the wo man who bore the child. Warrents were issued for their arrest, but they escaped. On the 21st of August, Mrs Timothy Bradle, of Trumbull county, Ohio, gave birth to eight childrenthree boys and five girls. They are all living, and healthy but quite small. Mr.. Bradle was married six years ago to Eunice Mowery, who weighed two hundred and seventy-three pounds on the day of her marriage. She has given birth to two pairs of twins, and now eight more, making twelve children iu six years. Mrs. Bradle was a triplet,' her mother aud father both being twins, and her grandmother the mother of five pair of twins. So says the Cincinnati Lancet. A horrible murder occurred iu Clark County, Indiana eight miles back of Jeffersonville, Monday night, in which Pat Couroy was stabbed to death by James Crawford. Crawford applied to the proprietors of the cement mills, at Sellerburg for work. Failing to get em ployment he charged Conroy of inter fering, and threatened to do him harm. Last night Conroy walked into the shed where Crawford was working and, us ing abusive language, knocked him down ' and drawing a long biaded knife plunged it nto Couroy near the breast. The woun ded man died m a few hours. : The murderer was arrested and lodged in the county jail. A personal altercation occurred in a restaurant in Columbia last Monday eve ning between Montgomory, President ofthe State Senate, aud Samual Melton the regular Republican candidate for j the office. John G. Caldwell and Maj. J. M. Morgan, two friends of Melton in terfered and in separating the combat ants were shot. Caldwell was Instantly I killed and Morgan slightly wounded. The verdict ofthe coroner's jury charges John Tupper, a friend of Montgomory, witli willful and malicious shooting ot Caldwell. The affair owing to the social position ofthe parcipitants.causes much excitsmeut.Cald well is a brother-in-law of U. S. Senator Robinson, and Morgan is a son-in-law of George A. Threlhom late secretary of the Confederate Tras- ury. The tragedy grew out or crimina tions and recriminations of a political character. A lamentable tragedy occurred in Ironton,0., last Friday evening. About nine o'clock, J. G. Heitz, a barber on Second ' street, came home and com mencing a fuss with his wife, of whom it seems he was jealous. He shot at her with a navy revolver, but missed her. He then went into the stair landing, which went down both ways, and was talking loudly when some men on the pavement at the foot of the stairs told him to be quiet or he would be arrested. Heitz swore he would shoot the first man who came up stairs. The man stepped back, and just then August Ral bocher, a boy six years old, came along, stopped aud looked up the stairs just as Heitz fired. The ball entered the left side of the boy, passing through him on the pavement, where it was found. The boy lived tiutil four o'clock Sunday morning. -Heitz was arrested on Satur day night by the sheriff. He drew his revolver, but the sheriff knocked his arm up, tripped andsecured him. The particulars of the terrible murder committed just west of Columbus are as follows : Robert Dunlop, employed on the larm of W. B. Hawks, a man of dis solute habits and brutal passions when drunk, has for some time suspected his wife of infidelity, and had threatened to kill James Carpenter a young man of ex cellent habits acting as superintendent of Hawke's farm. Tuesday - morning Dunlon's wife, saw Dunlop come out of the house with a double barreled snot gun in his hand, and fearing mischief, she begged- him not to hurt her. Dunlop then went to corn crib, the where Carpenter was at work, and in a moment after she heard the report of the gun and the scream of a man. Dunlop then re turned to where his wife was standing and fired the other barrel at her, just grazing her back, and setting her clothes on fire. He then beat her over the head with the gun, breaking the gun stock to splinters. He then made his escape On going to the corn crib soon after, Car penter was found dead, his tace buried in his hat. which was full of blood. A wound in his left breast where the con tents of the gun entered was ghastly looking in the extreme, about three inch es long and two wide. The shot passed through the heart, and must have killed him instantly. Carpenter's family con nections are prominent citizens here.and Iiis habits have been such as to make it very improbable that Dunlon's supposi tions as to his intimacy with his wife were correct. Mrs.Dunlop although very riousiy injured r win recover. . Another horrible deed has been per petrated in tne vicinity oi Jteims, in France. An assistant butcher, Garrel, twenty-four, having been discarded by his sweetheart on account of his lazy and reprobate habits, happened to fall in with another young woman, a factory girl, with whom he had kept : company betore. lie tooK tier out into tne corn fields one evening to explain to her the nature of the dispute, and to make her the umpire of his case. They were seen by the harvesters walking about the field and then lost sight of. It now appears that when uarrei opened ins case his new confidante said the other glrl( whom she did not know) was quite right in dismissing him. Tiie butcher got more and more incensed, and threatened with death the woman who unflinchingly stuck to her opinion about the butcher's demerits. All at once he struck her pow erfully on the head with a stone which lie had picked up a short time before. When Sidonia Cauchy (that was her name) was thus floored a perfect can nibal scene ensued. Garel took his small pruning knife, and with butcher like art severed the head from the body, having nowevcr, to raise me corpso and break on his knees the spinal cord. The mon ster then proceeded to further horrors. He went to a way-eide tap-house half a mile off, where he asked for twopenny worth of brandy and beer. The woman being alone, did not venture a refusal, although she saw he was covered with blood. Meanwhile the physician came in, and being pressed foraii explanation the assassin gave him tho details ot the horrible deed in extenso. expressing his desire to bo taken to the" police station at Reims, which was at once complied with by a townsman going that way with his gig. On the road however, Garel tried to break loose, but was prevented by his spirited guard. Garel lias it seems owned everything, and has described the de tails with the most brutal cynicisui.eveii insulting those who ventured a reproach. The girl wus only twenty years of age. Surely the ruffians ot France excel in such murderous deviltry. Traupmann led the way, then the Marseilles murder ers followed, aud now we have this wretch. a Suit't-a33Eatr4tatta'-"i Motto for cltymaii delivery : "Post tot manfragia portus." - Mr.' Stanley will begin ' lecturing la America next January. ' " Child's play between Germany and France -Piqua About. . . i-.-.-i-.c!.. . Brass is the suggestive name of an ed itor of the Nord JJfKtsche Gazette. A new era in Russian affair r-Chol-era which has brokeivout there, again. The bootblacks and newsboys of Cin cinnati have organized a benevolent as sociation.''"' '" 1 - A fac-simile of the Temple of Solomon is to be one of - the attractions of the World's Fair atVieiwav :l.: ivm.-.i. : Mynheer Koor, a violinist who Is paid high in the Pays Baa. is coming to make a tour of America next year. Our orthodox medical adviser say that a better ystem than homoepathy could have been devised by h'any man. Kaiser Wilhelm is so anxious to see Germany wholly great that he objects to have any of his subjects hemi-grate. A man at Cannolton, Indiana, has been granted; a divorce from .his "wife- because she .wasn't as plump as she made herself appear. What sort of people are they who have formed a company for canning turtles in xexasr wnyy'canny etcots, we per- smne. i .-: -, . ' , , .-. -i Miss Kate Field asserts that women without tact should die; Miss Anthony on the contrary , thinks they should die intact. '- ' A timid Kentucky swam has just screw ed np his courage to the popping"-place after. twenty-seven jrears 9i courting bis inamorata. ........ , . A snow fence Is building along the whole extent of the Northern Pacific Railway; even though there was Bnow fence before.-.' - - His Royal Highness the Duke of Ed- inburg has composed a waits which of course, is turning, the heads of all class es of society. : 1 " ' " '' Bismarck is said to be in favor of es tablishing a penaloiony, whither crim inals may be transported, en this side ol the Atlantic. .. Since the "Petroleuses" of the Com mune have been found to be 'all old wo men, their incendiarism is attributed to kerosneile dementia.- i The antiquity of balloon ascensions is considered as proven, by the historical lact.that Moses was coustautiy planning what Aaron ought to do. Mr. Charles Sumner has arrived in London. He will leave for Paris in a short time. His health has been much improved by his, s voyage, . ; The most sensible premium we hayc heard of is offered at a California fair to the Voung woman who shall prepare the best dinner at the smallest - cost: An Ohio medical journal is authority for. the statement that a multiporus mat ron in that State lately produced three male and five female infants at one sitting." ' - ' The payment of Kaiser Wilhelm of $200 for an autograph letter of) Washington is expected to stimulate the production of original epistles by ' the Father of his Country. - ' The poor Indian complains that loco motives frighten away his game. It may be so with buttalo and deer, but he cer tainly has increased facilities for rail- shooting. - Query for Discoboli : Can "stone-mar ten" bo thrown fur f (If the reader be not very fur-bearing, he will say this is calculated to unu-ermine the Uueen's English.) A too-much-married Georgia gentle man is involved in a little legal difficul ty on account of having cowhided his mother-in-law and all her daugters, in cluding his . wife. . : Antique furniture"tis in great de mand at the manufacturing upholsterers. this season. By antick furniture is meant probably that belonging to the 'medium" ages. .. In the case of the California lady whom manifestly, none but the weak deserved. they havn't yet succeeded in getting twelve jurymen dull enough to give her a Fair chance of escape. The students of Brown University are said to be going wild, about singing so cieties. It is natural that . youths that are Brown-bred should join the roll of those who practice their "do" Roxbury, Conn., exultingly proclaims the discovery of a "valuable mine of pure steel." . vv e should nt : wonder 11 some clever Yankee were next to find a brass mine, or one of pure type-metal. The great original sea serpent is said to have been at last identified as a mon strous species of eel, by no means rare in South ; Africn waters, which some times attains the length of forty feet. A contemporay publishes an Interest ing piece of news relating to the private life of His Holiness Pius IX., to the ef fect that "He scarcely allows any : con diments iu his food, excepting, however tomatoes, ... - ., A recalcitrate priest, formally known as Frere Joseph, has made an operatic de but in l'arls as lon utOvannl, and bis religous brethren say that it's all darn jo-vanity. (These are not the exact words, Dut it s tne sentiment.; , ,. Jefferson Davis arrived at the Gait House at Louisville on Thursday.' His visit was only on private business and he was to leave for Baltimore on -Friday, and to visit the Fair grounds and see Longfellow, before leaving. ., A New Haven organist nas reinvented the musical instrument composed of sticks and straw, over which a series of dead and buried professors used to per spire for the edification of the concert goers of a past generation. In its sec ond.birth it is christened the "xylo-ca-lame. -'' : The story going the rounds of the press about a monkey in the London Zoological Gardens having a fine tenor voice has inspired a well-known animal dealer iu New York says that he will im mediately import from Africa ten or more monkeys, having . ten-or more voices. .; It sounds very philosophical for a learned professor to say that "girls grow into just such women hood as men like ;" but, to be axiomatic, the converse ofthe proposition should hold good ; and .to assert that men like just such : women as girls grow into nowadays is to depart widely irom strict veracity.' . Various statement in regard to the condition ofthe eyesight of Jefferson, the comedian, and canceling his dramatic engagements ia New England ;are made that gentleman in a recent note says: 'please mention that my eyes are comple tely cured,but I deem it prudent to retire from the stage till next season.' - The Bostonlans have come to the con clusion that it would be wicked to raffle off the jubilee building and big drum, and now they don't know what uuder the sun to do with them.' Why not send them out to Japan, which is becoming a sort of general receptacle for all the peo ple and things not wanted here ? . . A Connecticut Maecenas oilers two prizes for the best aud next -to-best pub lic displays of female straddlcwise eques tranisnt at the Miedlesex (appropriate name)County Fair. Inasmnvh, howeve as none but "ladies of good moral char acter" are to be allowed to enter there is not likely to be much competition. Although other rivers are swelling above their pauks, the Potomac is said to be lower than it has for many years. This is a strikin g Instance of the equi librium established by natural laws be tween demand and supply, r Nature knows very well that it's useless to send much water towards our seat of govern ment.