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The noblest, loftiest forehead's sunlit height Conceals perhaps, dread frenzy's quenchless lire ; While -neath bent brows, dark as the wings of Sweatiieuven-born poesy attune her lyre, Within the rippling, gurgling; laugh of youth KIs flrown'd the wail of a young heart's despair; Upon the face that I tears the stamp or truth, Dark falsehood ofttime find a dwelling fair. Behind the glance that wakes the soul to love, Hate may be lurking with her venomeddart ; And 'neath sin's garb, which doth oar pity move, There sometimes throbs s pure,itnsuQied heart. In the pale form, grown weak with want and woe, A spirit's noble daring we may lad : The dauntless front of wealth, or tinsel show. May bide a dastard's heart, a weakling's mind. The blackest soul. In saintly form and dress, Fray's 'neath proud domes that tinnen be forgiven From the pure lips which- angels fair might press. The sweet " forgive me!" quivers up to heaven. All are not what they seem ; and sure 'twere wrong Tojuilge a brother by the face he wears. The heart we thought to-day so calm anil strong. May break to-nigbt with its own weight of cares. . Act wisely. It wefa better far to give A loving word, though it he met with scorn, Than erueh the storm -bowed Sower . that might have lived, - Had some kind hand but raised its droop ing form. Bertha Hamilton's Moth-er-in-Law. Mm V A 11 II I 31Ai.I , ha no-nbmisntve, wife. No, not If no, not I" lummeu Kertnauonaldson, with i spark of something more than mischief in her dark eyes, and with lipg more compressed than the gentleman at her side thought quite consistent with amiability. "Pshaw. Bertha!" said her compan ion somewhat petulantly, "don't be foolish ; I merely mentioned it as a prop osition or my mother's, but we can do as we please in the matter, you know; and if you prefer having the wedding T ..l. ........ I n,w1 a t n . t 1 1 rr ftmn ihnnna on our tour. I am perfectly willing. My mother only objected to it on the score of trouble, I suppose." Bertha's lingers trembled so, that the piece of fine cambric which she was em broidering received a rent as she jerked tne woriung noss uirougii it, auu tiie flushed check, the tapping of the little foot, and the suppressed tones of her voice, all betrayed tne excitement under which she labored. "She Is kind." answered the lady without looking up, "but let her rest as sured that the servants at Beechwood think nothing too much trouble for their mistress. My wedding takes place in my old home, by the sanction of my sruardian." Cecil Hamilton looked steadily at his betrothed as she uttered her determina tion In a firm voice, and a shade of an noyance passed over his fine but dreamy face, as visions prophetic of discord and scenes, which he detested, rose before him as he thought of his calm, domineer ing motner, ana nis pascionaie dui nigu spirited bride. And so the wedding took place at Beechwood. The heiress willed it so, for she was without a near relation in the world, and till she knew Cecil Ham ilton, it seemed to be the only thing for her -to- loye, counected as it was with iuemorlfta of happy childhood, and the . loving eyes and voices of her parents. During a visit to a school companion one summer vacation, Bertha became - acquainted; with Mr. Hamilton, who was also a siiest in the house, bhe was atr once fascinated by his elegant person. his wonderful conversational powers, bis refilled intellect, and above all, by. the calmness of his manner, which she thought the repo3e of a great mind, and not as it reallv was. tne intioienco 01 a dream v nature. On his side. Cecil Hamilton was en thralled br the beauty, the wit and vt vacitv of Bertha Donaldson. The light which ever flashed over her face, the gay renartee which aiming from her lips, and the sparkle of her manner, kept him in a kind of dreaming wonder as to what she would do or say next, but it gave him no trouble. He was not obliged to arouse himself to exertion, for hur quaint thoughts brought out his own without :nbrt. and beside that he knew of Ber tha's dream-side also, for he had some times seen her eyes cast down, her little hand folded Madonna-wise, and a holy quiet settle over face and form, and lie at once recognized in these moods, the ideal which he had so long sought to find realized. The engagement soon followed with the approbation of Bertha's guardian who being a bachelor, was glad to be so easily rid of what he considered to be troublesome, Uightv girl, who was to lead him an i'jHitu fuluu chase through society alter a husband. Indeed, the good man had at one time seriously thought of marrying her himself, in or- . ler to escape tne vexation and responsi bility of nuardianslnp. Of her future mother-in-law. Berth Donaldson knew but little. With her suni7iiine snirit and uiicliilled affections Khe was prepared to love deeply one who was so nearly related to Cecil, and at once pioposed that his inothej should live with them after their marriage, for Cecil was an only child, and Mrs. Ham ilton's life would be lonely in a great idrir bv herself. Little did Bertna Know mat. even witn out tfiis invitation, such had been Mrs. Hamilton's intention. Her son had a fortune as large as Bertha's own, and if the heiress would live at Beechwood, she argued, in preference to any other place, why then she felt under no" obligation at receiving her hospitality. Mrs. Hamilton had been accustomed Jill her life to manage lor those around her. She had completely swayed her intellectual, but dreamy, indolent hus band, and as a matter of course she now swayed her intellectual, dreaming, in dolent son. That that son's wife would rebel from such long established author ity, never occurred to her. To be sure, the decided stand which Bertha took about the wedding at dear old Beech wood and asking all her friends, caused Mrs. Hamilton to raise her eyebrows for a moment, but she looked upon It as tho ebullition of temper of an unrestrained child, and sncedilv forgot it. - So, as we said before, Bertha Donald- sou's wedding took place at .Beechwood, NOE A VOL. II. 19. It was a disagreeable, drizzling even ing on which Cecil Hamilton and Lis young wifeieturned from their wedding tour; an evening, that albeit June had come with her roses -and all her summer clories. msdfl the liirlmrtr -fir, u-Mrti blazed aud crackled on the hearth in the little sitting-room, look cozy and com fortable to the tired, wet travellers. The Are was the only thing which lighted the room in the twilight, hut the quaint silver tea service which stood on the al ready prepared table, glittered brightly in the light, its if rejoicing in its kindly old-fashioned wav, that a mistress once more reigned in Beechwood. Bertha Hamilton was both tired and nervous as she approached the tempting tea table. The novelty of her position he mistress of the bouse, made her feel as awkward a it was possible for one of her frank, independent disposi tion to feel, and with a shy, half linger ing step, but with a smile breaking over her face as she thought how ridiculous she would look presiding at the tea-tray, she reluctantly -approached the head of the table. But- Mrs. Hamilton made her com fortable at once, by taking what should have been Bertha's place, as quietly as though she had sat there and poured tea out of those very pots tor years. i tie poor, tiretumle wire said nothing, but was secretly grateful for what she considered her mother's kindness and tact in relieving her of such terrible du- tres when sne ieit so nervous. " The next day. and the next, Mrs. Ham ilton again took possession of the seat at the head of the table, and Bertha began to debate in her own mind whether she would not -now claim her place as. mis tress of the.: family. . Yet something in the manner of iter mother-in-law deter red her from making the proposition. The love which Bertha had been so ready to give her, seemed forced back on her own bosom- by Mrs.-Hamilton's cold, self-sufficient manner. Another trouble too. aroused the new wife to a sense of her real position at Beechwood.' Old Mrs. Howell who had been housekeeper there since the last Mrs. Donaldson had arrived as a bride, suddenly appeared in- Bertha's -roost one morning, jingling Tier basket or"Keys in her excitement, and plumping down In to a chair without waiting for an invita tion, a piece of ; disrespect of which the formal, old-fashioned lady had never beeu guilty before. "I can't stand it no longer, Miss Ber tha, it's no use " exclaimed the good woman quivering with indignation ; "I can't play seconu fiddle to nobody." "W&att the matter, Mrs. Howell?" queried the wife looking up with aston ishment from the book which she was reading. "Why, Miss, there is you, the mistress of the house, that never gives an order but is lust like a lamb, while mmlam, she goes dictating about, just as if Beech wood was hern." "I really do not know what you mean. Howell, I have seen nothing of tiie kind in my mother," was the- reply. Mrs. liowell was more indignant than ever, finding that her young mistress did hot appear to advocate her cause. She had held undisputed sway in Beech wood too long, to stand calmly by and see another interfere, with her rights. "Why from the very day you were married and she Was left in the house. she has been domineering and dictating tons, just as we were Virginia slaves. Just now she came while I was putting up my strawberries that's as beautiful and clear as crystal, and told me that preserves done in that way wouldn't keep. Just as if X didn't know. She says she will do the rest of the preserve ug herself, well, she may, nut if she's going to be housekeeper, I'll leave and sne may taae tne Keys." "Mrs. Ilowcill" said Bertlia, in a tone Intended to be severe; but poor child it was all she could say, for domestic diffi culties were sucli new things for her to manage; Mrs. Howell, however, was in too full a tldejof injuries to be easily stop ped by Bertha's half timid reproof, so she went on with increasing excitement. And there's Jane, the chambermaid. that's been under my training ever since sne was as nign as my Knee, madam must take-a hair-pin and go around the edges of the carpets to see if they were cloan n the corners, ishe didn't find much dirt, I guess, though, for I'll put Jane against the whole state for tidiness. William says he expects that next she'll go out and show him how to harness tiie horses or wash the carriage, and John guesses she knows more about forcing tne not-nouse vegetables than he tioes." Mrs. itowen stopped Here tor want of breath, or it is roost probable that Bertha would have found a separate grievance In each separate department of the estab lishment. I think. Mrs. Howell." said the young mistress, ."that you have all been so acctistomeu-to naving no one to inter fere with you, that you must have mis taken my mother s manners. She is naturally distant to every one, and you have misapprehended her. I suppose she thought I was young. and- Inexperi- enced,and has kindly intended to relieve roe.As.jn.ucji as. possible, rake your keys however, and have no fear of any one usurping your place," Bertha said this apparently very calm ly, but in reality with her anger rising every-moment. She now saw that she held the position of guest rather than of raistre38 at Beechwood, and sha was-, de termined to- regain her place. An'ao- peal.to her husband she knew was out of the question, for she loved him too much to be willing to disgust him with a wo man's quarrels, and it would be cither against his wife or his mother, that he must gtve judgment Poor child ; Mrs. Howell had played the Kve m the little Paradise in which Bertha had been living, and made her taste of - the tree of knowledge much against her wishes. That very day sonie guests were to dine at lieccliwoou, and Its young mistress soon decided upon her line or conduet. as tney entered tne dining-room, Bertha quietly stepped up to the head ot the table, laid her hand upon the back of the chair which Mrs, Hamilton was already approaching, and said in a low tone, "I am obliged to you mother, but 1 will take this seat for the future." Mrs. Hamilton mado no remonstrance but her eyes flashed, and a white circle spread around- iter mourn, sue with drew a little to one side, and stood with a kind of conspicuous humility till all were seated. Till that moment Cecil had noticed nothing of this quiet warfare. A look of annoyance and reproach which did not escape the anxious cye3 of his wife was cast upon her as he asked his mother to be seated. "I really did not know where to sit. as I had not my accustomed place," was the reply. A feelingof constraint and uneasiness passed over the guests, as each one felt as though tliev had been the nsurpin party, joor Jiertlia's lace nuslied painful crimson as she said in a half apologetic, half hinging tone "Ladies and gentlemen, you see me lor the nrst time at the head of my own table, for mamma lias been kind euougli to relieve me of this duty heretofore, and we are not accustomed vet to the changeot places. This tact ana pleasant manner or th young wife, soon made all as comforta ble as they had been before, and Cecil secretly thought she had never appeared to so much advantage. Xever once during the rest of the day, did Mrs. Hamilton address her daughter- in-law, and only answered in the short est possible manner If llertha spoke t her, making the poor thing as uncom fortablc as possible. As they stood on the piazza together in the evening, Ber tha said in a recontdliatory tone, "Are you not afraid of taking cold without your shawl, mother? I'll get it for you Do not trouble yourself, Mrs. Ham- nn FAMILY PAPER. PAHSTESVIXILE, LAKE GOUNTT, OHIO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1872. ilton. I do-nottakekrndness npon suf ferance," was the icy reply. rnsyrteBEtrterreye? Tilled wttti tears, i and her hand trembed -shetwitched 1 off a sprig of jes3amine,and toyed with to hide tier ernocKru. Cecil walked up and down the piazza with his bands in his pockets, whistling ; disconsolate air in false time, nitring his wife whom he dearly loved, yet feel-1 tngasifhis mother was really in some: unaccountable way, the injured, party. : u truth Mrs. Hamilton had a knack of 1 always making people feel this, in spite of their better judgment, and Bertha was beginning to think that she only mast be in fault, when her mother approach ed her and said, ... I should not so far forget my dignity as to allude to the insult which I re ceived to-day, was it not to request that hereafter, or your own take, you will select time when there are no guests in the house, to make a display of your authority." The tears which before were dimming Bertha's eyes, were dried up by a flash of Indignation which shot from them as she replied,: , ; ; , 'I did not mean to insult von. madam ! have to much respect for myself to for get what is due to those- connected with me, trutus the Jnistre of Beechwood, I felt that it was a duty I owed to my guests as well as myself to appear here after in that character. I am obliged for the charge which you have hitherto taken of my affairs, but I will relieve you of it for the future." The tone this time, was anything but conciliatory, and with a defiant air Ber tha entered the house and retired to her ow 1 room. he waited her husband s coming with some anxiety, not knowing from liis manner on the piazza whether to expect sympathy or reproach. His presence ma not relieve her much. The whistling still continued, inter rupted only by the monasyllables with which he replied to lus wife's remarks. and- when-she said humbry,- "Will you not kiss me good night, Cecil r" the halt reluctant "yes," and the kiss smothered by a sullen sigh, made her repent hav ing made the request. . The Wife's tears were ag-.vtn-quencfiea oy anger, and al ter tossing restlessly for many hours, she at last cried herself to sleep, in con sequence of her fertile Imagination bav- ng pictured the gloom v, uuloved future before her, in the darkest colors. The breakfast was most uncomfortable for all. The wife felt that her peace offering ot the night before had been only half accepted; the mother, that an other 110 stood betweeu iierself .and her son, and one too, who set her will at nought; whilst Cecil thought of the annoyance it would, be to havcsncii con stant bickerings as he foresaw, and won dered why two people whom he loved so much could not live happily together. Cecil Hamilton was in everything a man of compromise, and like all persons of that class he pleased neither party; so tie qnicmy walked into the library, and shut himself up with The old drama tists, to revel in the delineations of ch:tr- acter, when there was a page of human nature in tne next room, w inch be, in his indolent egotism had not troubled himself to read. Mrs. Hamilton "pursued tho even tenor of her way," in haughty silence, alpays frigidly polite, but never cordiRl to Bertha; but this was a mood to which her son was so accustomed, that he did not even remark it; and consequently the change in his wife's manner, struck him the more forcibly. . He saw nothing for her to resent, and secretly regretted what he thought her sullen disposition. All the sparkle and vlvacltywhich for merly characterized her had'disappeared, and Cecil sadly missed the tender caress and light kiss which he used to receive so frequently. He was a most undem onstrative man, and little knew how bis coldness and mdifierent manner had chilled the warm heart of his w ife, So time passed, Bertha yearning- for re-. conciliation with her husband, for which her proud spirit forbade her to ask since her lormer repulse, and tie twos- coolly waiting until her fit of petulence should be over. Mrs. Hamilton no longer took the head of the table nor interfered with Mrs. Howell, nor too closely scrutinized Jane's work, yet her influence '.was felt nevertneiess. Tne servants complained that there was no possibility of pleasing her in anything they did, andthosewno had lived in the family for vears con stantly threatened to leave. It required all the tact and dignity of Bertha's char acter to retain her servants, yet not to compromise her mother-in-law. A year -passed thns- at -Beechwood. Bertha Hamilton's heart was now sufferi ng for its want of earlv discipline. Her temper had become haughty and irrita ble, under the cold surveillance of Mrs. Hamilton. She fcad -formerly- yearned for the old caress and kind words from her husband, for which, her pride for bade her -to ask? iwtjshe -'was -now al most beginning to despise him for the manner in which he yielded everything to his mothers uectl. 00- ma- part, won dered how he could have been so mista ken in a character- .His .wife, in some unaccountable way, always appeared to greater disadvantage before his mother. It pained him to the heart to think that it had only. been -sw childish -fancy on Bertha's part for-him,j and : he - deter mined not to trouble her with remon strance ; so the two went on outwardly indifferent, but inwardly sorrowing. with Mrs. Hamilton swaying her son as ot out. And thus it was, when an heiress was born to the united fortunes of the Don aldsons and Hamilton: The young mother wept wild tears of joy as she pressert- her child to her bo som, and thought that now she would have some one to love her exclusively, though for a moment she trembled as she thought of her woman's destiny, "to make Idols and find them clay," as she herself had done. Cecil Hamilton heaved a deep sigh, as he saw the lavish tender ness which Bertha bestowed 011 his daughter, and secretly envied the un conscious little thing, whilst Mrs. Ham ilton declared that the mother was too delicate to nurse the child, so both for her sake and its own, a wet-nurse must be provided. Bertha listened in silence when in Cecil's presenca one evening, Mrs. Ham ilton proposed it to her, but her color rose and her eyes flashed long oelore ner mother-in-law had concluded "Madam," said 'she, "yon have gov erned your own child during his whole lite, anal shall do the same Dy mine. In this thing X shall not be thwarted am perfectly able to nurse my baby, and Iwould rather lay her in the ground than on another's bosom. This Is never to be mentioned to me again "But, Bertha," commenced Cecil,' Who was really alarmed tor his wile's health from his mother s representations, "I have decided- the matter," Inter rupted the wife, in a tone of such icy coldness that it lett no room lor remon strance. Mrs. Hamilton lifted her eyes and hands, with the air of a martyr, which graphic pantomime was not lost 011 either Bertha or her son. So till little Marion .Hamilton was three years old, was she a source of con tentlou between her grandmother and her parents. Mrs. Hamilton looked up on the child as belonging to herself, quite as much as to Its mother; she In terfered with its food, its exercise, its dress; she scolded its nurse, and often contemptuously -chided Bertha herself, Bertha watched every encroachment upon her maternal authority with jeal ons eye, and often with angry words and Cecil petted his darling, and appeal ed to 111.3 mother with regard to her edu cation.' " ' 1 "I tell you, Cecil, she will grow up as headstrong and passionate as Bertha her self, if you let matters go on in this way, ' said Mrs. Hamilton one morning, "Her mother humors her In every whim, EENO DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, and' I really believe the- child takes pleasure in disobeying me." - "She Is-perfectly obedient to Bertha or her nurse," argued Cecil. "I think sne is a child who must be managed by love and not harshness; It seems to call out all the bad qualities of her character." After fonr years of marrige, Cecil Ham ilton was beginning to have glimmer ings of his wife's heart, through his child. But what Mrs. Hamilton had said was true. Little Marion defied her author ity to the greatest possible extent ; for her whole nature was aroused to antag onism by her grandmother's manner. At that very moment she had espied a bed of fine carnation, pinks, Mrs.-Hamilton's especial favorites and care, which she had been ordered not to touch, and witu a mischievous laugh she flew to it, and commenced pulling off buds and blossoms, her little hands trembling with haste, lest she should be discovered before the work of destruction was complete. - With a sigh -of satisfaction, Marion contemplated the- wreck; then gathering up some of the flowers in her apron, she seated herself on the piazza steps to play with them. The nurse's voice Was now heard calling Marion, and the child's answer from the bottom of the steps caused Mrs, Hamilton to look out of the window. In a moment her-sewing was tossed On the floor, and wUh the" swoop of "a hawk" she "rtlshed upon the child. Marion was so engross ed with her flowers, that she did not hear her graudmotlrer'8-pproackaiid with a scream she tnr ned her eyes i n wild affright, upon Mrs. Hamilton's face, as she seized her by the- arm with a grip which her anger made like iron. Blow after blow reddened the little face and neck, and the sharp finger-nails sunk in to the child's flesh as she pulled her along ithe hall. With a shake and a push that sent the little thing reeling against a shelf, she pushed Marion into a dark pantry and locked the door. The child's screams attracted Bertha, who was in another part of the ground giving directions to the gardener. Fearing some fearful accident had happened, she flew to the house, and on entering the hall the whole was explained by-.her mother-in-law's face, the broken flowers and the shriek from the closet. With a bound she reached the door, turned the key, and seized Marion, who was" al most in convulsions from pain aud ter ror of the darkness. Without a word. slie carried the child to. her chamber, where her husband was soon attracted by the continued crying. : "What the matter. Bertha i" -asked Cecil. "Nothing, except that your mother lias killed "her," was the reply, as she still gazed Into the child's face, and walked hurriedly up and down the room with it in her arms, endeavoring to quiet it. It was a long while before the shrieks subsided into sobs, and the little thing sunk into a fevered sleep oh her mother's bosom. , . . . Cecil had paced up and down the room besi-ie Bertha, in hsr "hurried walk; not daring to ask a questionas lie 'saw her stern, white faee. i . "Cecil Hamilton," said she at last, as she turned upon her husband, like an angry lioness, "your mother and I can live together no longer. xou must Uioose now between her, and me and your child. You ceased to love me. years ago, so I suppose your preference, is soon made. I thought when mv -baby was born, that you must love its mother, but I was mistaken. It was no little thing, Cecil Hamilton, to wreck my hap piness so carelessly as you did, but your mother has ever stood between us. My child's temper shall not be made as Irri table as mine has become, through her presence; and if sha ever touches Ma rion again. I give Vou no choice for a decision , for I take her and leavei your house; so help me heaven!" ; "But wnat ' Was the matter to-day, Bertha?" ashed her husband, in a voice which differed very much from bis usual twnchalante tone. . . . Look there, and . there, and there:" Was the reply, as the mother bared little Marlon's shoulder, and pointed to -the cheek and arms, on which the marks of Mrs. Hamilton's fingers still lingered. 'Marion was to blame I have no doubt. but I was the proper person topunish her,' In' a-' suitable manner; Had she been shut up in that' dark closet five minutes longer, she would have been an idiot for life." . . : . . The father's brow grew-dark as he listened. In Bertha's excitement, the whole story of her trials with her moth er-in-law-, was- injured -into- her-hus band a eaiv ""J mere readily -perhaps, that he had never evinced so much in terest in them before. ButrBerma. I never' suspeetad" all this," he said at last. "I have been crim inal in letting my indolence and love of peace, -elose my eyes-to yoar troubles so long.'- I have-'oeen - accustomed all my life to1 being rnlei -by-mother, without knowing the fact, perhaps, and I was really, atraia -that my wife was becom ing, irritable .and . un amiable withoilt a atise, little thinking or noticing how much yon had to annoy you." " "I could have borne it all. if she had on) v left me- your love, Cecil; but to take that too!" and here 'Bertha burst into a passionate fit of weeping, brought on by her husband's change of manner, for had she not been sure that lie now heartily sympathized with her. her old pride woout nave forbidden net - to i-e-gret to him a love that was lost. My poor little wife! you love me yet. as much as when we were first married and so happy, do you not?.", and Cecil imprinted a tender kias on her forehead. as she lay sobbing on the bed where she had at last placed Marion. Bertha threw her arm around her hus band's neck, and amid tears and blushes, she confessed how unhappy his indiffer ence had made her, and blamed herself, poor child, more than she need have done, for the domestic trouble, declaring that now she saw that it was only her pride and - haughtv temper that had caused it all. Mrs. Hamilton was herself alarmed at the effect of her violence, as little Ma rion continued her screams after being carried to her mothor's room, and, she was about following to make what amends she could, when she saw her son go into the chamber. She awaited his return with ninuh impatience, and when an hour passed by and he did not make his appearance, she felt that he was no longer under her authority, that her "kingdom was divided" already. This fact, combined with the events of the day, aud Bertha's independent disposi tion, made her determine to accept an invitation from a bachelor brother, who had returned from South America but a short time previously, to take charge of nis nouse. Cecil and Bertha In the meantime. were debating as to the kindest mode of asking Mrs. Hamilton to leave. Bertha, with a sudden revulsion of feeling caused by her happiness, having in vain en deavored to persuade her husband to let her remain. But he was inflexible. He now understood both wife and mother too well, to see much chance for happi ness In such an arrangement, and he tiad suffered too much for four years, too be wining to run another risk. - - They did not all meet again till dinner time, when Mrs. Hamilton said she had received another letter from her brother that morning, renewing his request for her to live witn nun, and that she had already written to say that she would accept the invitation. Both Cecil and Bertha breathed more freely, for it -was an unpleasant duty to ask a mother to leave tbe house. . . - At the end or the weeic they were standing 011 the piazza steps, bidding Mrs. Hamilton auieu, though nttie Ma rion to tho last, refused to be friendly Many years have passed since then and there are other little feet now, be side Marion's, pattering through the garden walks and along the halls, and Bertha Hamilton has proved to bo all 1.11 () that iis fancy, had pictured- her, before he was married, And she only counts "her life as really begun since tb departure - - . . . - , of her-morfterin-iato. ANECDOTES OF PUBLIC 91 Eif . ; 1st Col. Ji'w.-otertT.-' - Ko.LxixT.' ' What a mine of incident is such a life as that of William H. Seward ! He dies at a time when at least one of his theo ries is practicalized. He has been plead ing for reconciliation for a long time,, and he dies in the midst of reconcilia tion. The ad vaueed anti-slavery leader.he has always been one of the most moder ate and conciliatory of men. In 1860 61,. after Mr. Lincoln's election-, - Mr. Seward was distinguished for his efforts to keep the peace between the sections. The southern men were violent. Wigfall thundered his anathemas; Slidell was. satirical v Toombs was threatening; Ma son was dictatorial but, obedient to Mr. Seward's counsel, the Kepublicans,-hav-ing won the administration of the gov ernmeiit, were -gnrally -silent. An drew Johnson, a Democrat, broke- the bonds in December of I860, and again in 1 February 6f 1861, aud txrld Ben Wade of -Ohio answered the south in the fierc est rhetoric. Mr.-Liacoia surprised ev erybody by a visit to the hall ot Congress on the 23d or 24th of February, 1861, in company with Mr. Seward, then known' to be his Secretary of State and the exceeding mildness' of his inaugural ad dress the succeeding inauguration speech of March 4th, waa undoubted iy inspired by Mr. Seward's counsel.' He knew at au. early date that Mr. Xincoln's ltfe was threatened ; he had a full fore-! taste of the conspiracy which, foiir years after, in April of 1865, killed Mr. Lincoln,' and cam Mar killing him;, and his effort was. to ward afl"tbe4loW that finally and fatally fell. It is a cu rious comment on the times that the most generous and magnanimous men of the first real Republican adrainlstra-' tion of the government should have been the first official victims of the pro slavery of fanatics. Had Lincoln lived the whole current of legislation vronkl have beeu" different. I am disposed to believe that his death did not force more vigorous measures, though Andrew Johnson was a sad supplement in itself. He offered much and lost all to the south,, and he made a rigid reconstruction so necessary that even the men who com plain of it most - no longer deny that it was Justified." - " - - - - - I heard an anecdote of Mr. Seward's patient temperament a few days ago that deserves mention. In June 1856, after Preston S. 'Brooks committed his brutal assault on Charles Sumner, Mrs. Sew ard was exceedingly anxious for the safety of her "husband, and. Advised him W prefect liitnseir.- ""Welf,- lily' deaf," was his answer. "What shall 1 dor 1 am a man of peace ; I never reply to per sonal attack?-how-am I to defend my self? Shall 1 go to the Senate with a musket on my shoulder? If I use pis tol? I nr sure yotr wilinot ask me to shoot anybody witlidutT notice. I think this is my best weapon," ne said, as he closed the Interview -and picked up the whip he carried as a sort ot metaphori cal help to the old horse that carried him to the capitol. -. . r r . . , , ,. , - : Her goes heirce-to trreniysrerrrnrrwoiTd, while Thurlow Weed, his devoted chief, s dying, and while the honse ot Horace Greeley, his- early' advocate.; IS stricken with unspeakable woe. bo the "human ocean" moves on. Liiae tne eternal sea itself its current ,4s perpetual; though millions live on its bosom and" perish la its depths. SPIRIT FACES. ! BY PROS. AK1UTAUK. I am about to 'attempt what I -am aware- is a difficult task namely to de scribe dispassionately ana" judicially one ot those so-called "higher manifesta tions ' of Spirituahstnabout which peoi- pie are apt to write and speak too much, ' it appears to me, in the capacity ot advocates for- or against. , I shall -endeavor - to describe- whatl jsaw v herfe-i d Loudon a few nights ago, as impartially as a judge might sura up a case from his notes Of evidence: : It is literally 'what I am doing. I am transcribing rough notes made at tne titne,. ana on the spot where the circumstances which I nar rate occurred. I impannel the British public to say whether tliey think I have seen- -senrething-veryremarkaWe,'4-' been egregiously gulled. A few davs ago 1 received an Invita tion from a Spirtticalrstre-friend to attend one of the seances of a lady whom I must call Miss Blank, because her name is not pubtrc property. - bhe- is hot a professional metluinii She refetvesTIo money from those who visit her house, and has no wish to have that residence besieged, its "It ertainIywould be if I gave the slightest clue te her name and address.-. Sf 1a has He-desire, so-slie- says, even for notoriety oh 'the score of the manifestations of which-she Is the tf n- willlog agent-or medium The peculiar character of these "manifestations is the production- of. the.-RpU-it-fmM-or veu partial form, no longer m darkness, but under a strong light, jn ow, 1 had seen1 tables dance, audj-sisen them rap I Uadi witnessed Mr. Homo's-"i.evuuon, and listeriCd" fo ' Jolin King's urisplrit-like voice; I had even felt spirit-hands, as they were called,. ouccor twice; but all these manifestations, except the tilting and the rapping had taken place In the dark, and. 1 object -to -dai'kuess. It love light like an ancient ureek. 1 was the light element, I frankly confess, which mostly -attracteu ine to the -seance or Miss- Blank. -Miss -Blank's apa for the young lady is but sixteen lives on the outskirts of London, as Spiritualists always seem to do, and is a respectable man in some small commercial line or life. Beside the "-medium, who is a pretty, Jewish-like little girl, there were three other children present, all or whom discoursed of spirits in the most off-hand' way. Mamma aiid aunt mado up the domestic portion of our circle. and there were besides the editor of a Spiritualistic journal, another pronoun ced Spiritualist, a doctor from the coun try who had something to do with devel oping the medium, and had been con verted by her to the doctrines of Spirit ualism, an old gentleman from Manches ter, and myself eleven In all, irrespec tive of our little hostess, the pretty me dium. - r After a brief confab in the front par lor we descended to Hie nether regions where the spirits were in the habit of making their appearance in a small breakfast-room next to the kitchen. The original method of "devevopment" was simple -in the 'extreme. . Miss Blank went into' the room 'alone. "A curtain was stretched across the open doorway, leaving au aperture of about a foot deep at tho top; and in- tlrls rather Puiteli- aud-J udy-like opening portions of the spirit face gradually showed themselves first a nose, then an ear, &c. to the circle who sat on the stairs. Xow.how ever, that the .power -was more devel oped, a sort ot corner cupboard had been fitted up with two doors opening in the usual manner from tlio- center, and an apcrtnre of some eighteen Incites square In the fixed portion at'tlie top. At this I was told the faces would appear. A lamp 011 the table in the other corner of tne room" was so arraugeu- as to snow bright light on this opening,wbilst It left the rest or the small apartment in sub dued but still in full light. 1 examined the cupboard r cabinet carefully, put a chair in, and saw little Miss Blanlc care fully shut up inside like a pot of jam or a pound of oandlcs. A ropo was put in her lap, the object of which will appear anon, and we all sat round like a party of grown-up children waiting for the magic lantern. .. . We were told to sing, and so we did at least the rest tlid, tor the songs were Spiritualistic ones for the most part JOURNA AGRICULTURE, whlcl IBi3';not ShdvvT .They" were "prtet- ty:clieerfuT little uyitmSjSUch s.!Hahd TlnHaaa with- Angels,,T,The "Beautlfnl I -r- r-, a T r. 1 1 1 r . Elver,"" and Longfellow's "Footstera of .ngeis." By-ana-D?. raps . insKie nie eiiDboard-doortold its to "oben sesame, We did sot and . there was pretty Miss' "BlarfktleS -round' the : neck ,-anns"' and legs, to the chair, in a Very nrtcomfoTta- bie ana aparently secure - manner, we sealed the krtots, iituit her upin-t&e cup board, and warbled again. After seme delay a face rose gently to the aperture, rather far "back, "but presently came well to the front. It was slightly pale, and the head was swathed in white drapery. Theeyes were fixed, and altogether "it looked ghostly. , It remained for some time, disappeared and reappeared ; and the lamp -was turned full Upon it, but the eyes never lostheir fixed stare, and showed no symptom of waking; - After several minutes it went altogether The doors were Opened , and little Miss Blank was found, till tied, with seals unbro ken, and, to all appearance, in a dead sleep.! She was "entranced," I was told. "Katie," the spirit (for she was a famllUf in the most literal sense) infor med me that she gathered the "material" tor embodying nerseirrrom the breaths of the circle, and took' the "life" from the medium.! , Miss Blank-- was - then awaked, uncorded, arid taken -to walk for a quarter' 6f an hour in the-baok gar den; as she was much; exhausted ; and we went up stairs to recruit fcs well. We had to make this break -thrice during the evening.-.. ; When we reassembled," :ifter 'a good deal more singing than I cared about. another appearance took place In obedi ence to the command or the uoctor, who had "been fii the east,' and asked, to see a Parsee friend. After some flulay alfoad appeared, surmounted by atnrban,' and with a decidedly eastern expression of oowterrarree-'arrd',elarfc complexion." It did not saosty thetdctor1; who declared that the faee bore a 'resemblance to the ode demanded, but' that the 'headgear. was not en reijle. . That was -tableau No.' 2, which look a long titire-atid almost in terminable 'singing to biiiigf about. Then there was another adjournment. The ttitdreft werejtent to bed, and the maid servant. who, it appeared was great ax singiusrK'atne "in from -the 'kitchen tb join the circle. There was one advan tage, papa and mamma told me, about these manifestations f they rendered the children quite superior "to all ideas of "Bogey." I could not help asking mv- pelf whether I should have dared to go ro Deu unaer sucn circumstances in my days of immaturity. In Bccne the third the face was quite different. The head was still surmoun ted by white drapery, but a black band was over the forehead, like a nun's hood1. The teeth were projecting, and the expression of the face sad. They 1 fancied it a spirit that was pained at not being recognized. When this face dis appeared, Katie came again for a little while, and allowed me to go up to the cupboard and touott her. face and hand. After first putting to me- tlte pertinent question, 'Do yea-sqaeeee?,' Otr assur ing her I did not do anything so impro per,: toe manipulations were permitted. This was the finale, and the circle broke j up forthwith. ! Tbe gentleman from Manchester was delighted, and all the Spiritualists were loud in their commendations., I re served my judgment, as my custom al ways is when I see anything that beats ' me. . I was sufficiently-strnck by what I had witnessed to accept readily an invi tation to another seance on a subsequent occasian.' In the 'meantime I should like to submit these few particulars to a dlspasslpnate - jury for. them to decide whether I was reallv for those three hours in direct contact with supernatur al beings, or simply taken In by one of the most satisfactory "physical medi ums'.' .. it wa ever my .good fortune to meet.- - BAD TEMPERED PEOPLE. The State of the stomach, we-nre told. b a-great deal to do -with the temper, the natural result being that, when a man's liver is out of order, his temper is in the same condition. This may be true enough, but we question very much whefflejNthe liyer'is answerable for all the sins which are laid at its door. We know many very bad tempered people who, toiwr-kHowledge, have tiever been really billious in the whole course of their lives. Of course, it may be-alleged that if the llvel' Is all right, something eise is an wrong, tne nerves, or the heart, opi-tho lungs, or the teeth are driving poor sufferers almost to distraction.- Thrsy also, may be eorrebt. f But it mast -be- admitted thaMhere-arernrany pieasanc Deings wno never complain of being af&icted-by.anyapecial complaint, whose existence, for all that, is one of chronic ill humor,, who snap and snarl wnen tney axe spoken to, -and Sulk when left to themselves A good many of these "gentle creatures" will, in inter vals of comparative good humor , tell you to your face that they are bad tem pered, that they-alway have been, and that .they -always -will be. Thev mav support the- information by declaring thttk their fathers and great-grandfath- ers' were similarly afflicted, though not perhaps to tne same extent. They ap parently glory in the admission of their weakness, evidently considering that an out-and-out bad temper is a possession of which & man has some reason to be ex tremely proud. Ihey do not appear to recognize the fact that bad temper is a positive vice, and that thev have, or ought to have, "any control over it. Mauy regard it rather in the light of a disease, like fever, must be allowed to run its course unchecked. .Naturally, it is questionable whether it is possible for many to hold close and long contin ued intercourse with them. Generally. such Intercourse is brought to a conclu clusion by a terrible row, in which the sufferers from bad temper display their inftrmaties in a thorough fashion. They say tilings not compatible with the laws and usages of polite society, and do that which is certainly the reverse of proper. Timid beings are almost frightened to death, and, to abate the furies, are ready to swaitow tne leeie to any extent. The furies, probably, feel some slight twin ges of compunction after their temper has cooled,- and, perhaps, half apologize by laying the blame upon their passion ateness. The injured ones longing for peace, perhaps, except the explanation. but they never forget, and ever after wards are cold, and distant, and watch ful, and suspicious. These bad tempered people are ever 011 the look-ont for in sults. When they are servants, their proud spirits chafe at being told to do their duty by their emolovers. They 'are constantly ou the look-out for things at w-nicti to take ollense. if they hold subordinate positions, they come to logger-heads with tho manager, head clerk, or foreman, as the case may be. When they occupy positions of authority themselves, they play the part of ty rants. They get into a furious rage at trincs, decline to allow a hapless culprit to exonerate nimseit by rendering expla nations, and Inflict Draconian punish ments. Naturally, they are pretty gen erally detested, but, while they are de tested, they are feared, which, it may be said, is not the case with another class of bad tempered people. This class is more sulky than passion ate, there seems to lie within them a smouldering mine of irritation, which is bubbling forth night and day that Is, of course, when they are awake. If they are asked an ordinary question, much asperity is evident in the tones of their reply. As a rule, they are angry at nothing in particular, and with no 0110 111 particular they are, simply, in continual confoundedly bad temper; they do not know why, and no one else can account for it except upon the sup position that it Is natural to the animal. Their faces have over a soured and wriukled appearance, the natural result 01 long continued scowling and frown AND GENERAL NEWS. Ing':. Thei' arejleaslnV'.feMe' to live with', -If ' you ate a Mark Tapley. aud want 4o ihdw b&w tfou cante lolly tin tfer the niost trying circumstances, tbtf will" nofbe atile toilo aftytnititf TO pTeasc the" afflicted bhes. Thej-' sharlat break rast, dinner ana tea, tnere Demguways something which "Is distasteful to them. rney growl at. you; and do what you will, you are quite; unable to please tnem. . xney terriry tne servants, wno, in' despair give warning. They scold their children, who - betake themselves off whenever they imagine they can do So with "safety. . They testily lecture their wives, ana unrortunateiy criticise the domestic management. In short, they make themselves universally disa greeable, completely destroying their own peace of mind, aud do a great deal towards' making other people miserable. But, though they are always in a bad temper, aud ever snapping and snarl ing, they avoid 'downright quarrels. They may go to the verge of one, but no further will they - proceed. Kor will they ever" admit that they are, or have been, in a bad temper. Other peopled imaginations must have led them astray, or they would 'not think of such a thing for a moment. A good many people of this Class are particularly testy in the earlier part of the day, and Comparative ly placable in the latter. - This idiosyn crasy is studied by people who know what they'are about. Such always make application for favors during the latter period, as well as do what business they can then. ' Like almost' everything, this chronic pad temper is a luxury which can only be indulged in by the compara tively well-toKlo. Poor men, though thev mav have" the inclination to do so. cannot afford" to snarl at almost every body with whom they are brought In contact. . Thev know that W so ddinfir they would be taking the bread and but ter out ot their own mouths, and this Is a consideration "which'eontrols, to a great extent, even the "most irritable. Acting upon the principle, however, that there' Is within them 'a certain amount of snappishness which must be expended," such people ' visit an extra quantity upon those who come Within tueir , ciutenes, aim irom wnom mey have nothing to fear. Probablv a Cer tain kind of morbid pleasure is derived from indulgence in ill temper. People, by acting as we f have .indicatedsecure a certain amount of outward show and deference ; for, somehow" or other, most persons would as soon be struck as snarled at, and so they do all they can to avoid such treatment. Really, how ever, we fall to see why bad tempered men aud women should- receive such tender consideration. Their bad temper is nothing more nor less than an abomin able vice, aud those who indulge in it are supremely selfish. Their troubles are no more to them than are troubles to other people, so there is no reason why they should be so splenetic. Right eous anger is justifiable, but chronic ill humor is a failing for which there can be nothing but the bitterest condemnation. ' lJiSTItfCT IN INSECTS. 1 Dr. Le Baron, the accomplished State Entomologist of ' Illinois, has recently published a report upon the noxious in sects of the State, which contains a strik ing description of what is called "in stinct" in insects. He says:: I havo mentioned the wonderful in stinct of the Coccus of the Pino, which prompts tee - female insects to improve rill. SIIUI., V VV V W4 V-l . w.,l,l.AUIUVt. to migrate outwards upon the terminal foliage, where tney and tne generation succeeding them will find themselves In the midst of the greenest and freshest forage, whilst the males which -are to acquire wings, and the consequent pow er of locomotion, fix themselves indif ferently tipon the first vacant space that offersv thus indicating a kind of pro- phetio vision utterly -beyond any reach of intelligence which., we can reasona bly attribute to beings so. low in the scale of creation.. The student of ento mology is continually .meeting with in stancafi .ef this kind, --which- arrest his attention and -excite bis wonder, and which baffle his utmost ingenuity to ex platibiX J.. .; J i. r", Oct Permit me, by way of conclusion, to refer briefly tb"a few of these instances,; not merely as. marvellous stories, in tended to excite the curiosity of chil dren, but as remarkable facts in nature, fraught, it mayne, with a profound sig nificance. : ' - ' ' It is the common inatinCt of insects' which are ' wood-borers1 in their larva state, but which have no such power In their subsequent stages, to gnaw their way to the surface of the tree before : they stop feeding, so that they can emerge without obstruction after they shall have completed their traiisfbrma-: tions. The Plum-gbuger (Anthrotiomus pru-.i Kivtuv;. nuvoc IHOI-VJI J -I H" vin v. ,111 j traced by my predecessor, Mr. Walsh,; 1 1. ,. . V. r-hictntn, woo an co 1'n 1 1 r ana which in its larval penoa occupies not the flesh bat the kernel or the plum, when it has 'completed its growth and Is ready to transform in the kernel, takes the precaution to gnaw a round hole in the shell, through which it may subse quently emerge.- If it did not do so it would lie fatally imprisoned, in its fu ture beetle state, within the mature and hardened sheff, an event which the uou ger carefully guards against, though the horticulturist might regard it as a con summation devoutly tooe wished. The Disippus-outterny jumpnans Di sivnus. Gdt.) an interesting account of which is given by Mr. Riley, in the first volume of the "American Ento mologist," lives, in its caterpillar state, on different -kinds of willow. In this state it passes the winter, inclosed in a- wilfow leaf, rolled into a cylindrical case. But as the leaf would fall like the rest, when touched by frost, or be blown away by the wind, the insects fasten its footstalk with silken' threads to the branch on which It grows, and thus se curely rides on the frosts and storms of winter. rhe lurvje of a beautiful East Indian butterfly, the Tfteclo Isocrates, live in companies of half a dozen or more, in the fruit or the pomegranate, and there also pass the pupa state. But-before changing to chrysalida, each larva cuts a ronud hole in tlicrind which the fu ture butterfly, which-itself has no teeth, but only a" slender flexible proboscis, may be able to escape, and as the worm eaten fruit would be likely ;to fall pre maturely to the ground the larvie crawl out and make the stem fast to the tree with their web, and then return aud go through their transformations. Those moths whose larvse or caterpil lars are leaf eaters, always lay their eggs upon that kind of plant or tree upon which it is the nature of their future progeny to subsist, though they have no other relation to the tree, and though the eggs do not usually hatch till after tne death or tne parent ana sometimes not till the following year. Many kinds of wasps exhibit a won derful provisional instinct. The female wasp burrows into tho ground or some times into rotten wood, constructs a cell at the bottom of the cavity, and there deposits her eggs. She then carries m insects which may serve as food for her future progeny, Some species take the additional precaution to disable but not kill the insects thus provided, so that the young may find themselves provided With fresh provisions. Having com pleted her task she closes the hole, and never again revisits it, but shortly after perishes. Xow, are we to understand that these insects are really endowed with a pro photic vision? Do they know what will be their own condition the next month or the next year, or what will be the future necessities of their offspring which perhaps are yet unborn t We are hardly prepared to attribute to thorn such superhuman intelligence. If they do not know, then what is it that prompts them to take such wise and far- i-unuuiii g precautions t n no will answer r J WHOLE NO. -71. I ask' the tjuestrob, Diit'I 'shall hear: no response, ior mere is no eariuij intelli gence which can solve tbe mystery. I can conceive 'of the formation of ' a planet,' by the condensation of nebulous matter, In obedience to the law of grav itation. I can form someidea, however unsatisfactory, of the development of organic bodies by the operation ot phys leal laws, responsive to the impressions of surrounding circumstances. But that an insect which was born yesterday, and which will die to-morrow, can, without the invocation of a wisdom superior to her own, adopt a systematic course of conduct having for its object the safety and welfare of her future progeny. Which win not spring into active exist ence till long after she herself shall have perished, this, it passes the "bounds of my Imagination to conceive. it is said that tiaieii was converted from atheism by the contemplation of the human skeleton ; but I confess that nothing has so strongly impressed upon my own mind the presence of an all-. pervadlnglntelligence in nature, as the wonderful prophetic instinct or insects. COEDETi SQUARE, "Although a few members of the gra ver professions - live -about Golden Square." wrote Dickens, in his novel of "Nicholas Nickleby," "It was not ex actly in anybody's way to or from any where, it is one ot the squares that have beeu : a quarter of the town that has gone down in the world and taken to letting lodgings. Many of its first and second floors are let furnished to single gentlemen, and it takes boarders besides. It is a great resort of foreign ers. Tbe dark-complexioned men who wear large rings, and heavy watch- guards, and bushy, whiskers, and who congregate under the Opera collonado, and about the box-office in the season . between fonr and five in the afternoon, when Mr. Seguin gives away the orders Hi live in Uoiden square, or within a street of it. Two or three violins and a wind instrument, from the opera band, reside within its precincts. - Its board ing-bouses are musical, and the notes of pianos and harps float in the evening time around the head of the mournful statue, the guardian genius of a little wilderness or snruos, tn the center ot the square." So much for fiction.- A reality of this same Golden Square, in London, only a few days ago, is now the wonder of the English papers. To Xo. 18, a shabby lodging-house there came an elderly couple, well dressed, and ap parently : foreigners of no mean class, who said in grammatical English that they had just arrived from the Continent and desired rooms for a week only. Be ing accommodated they retired to the apartments assigned them, issued once therefrom to take a meal at a neighbor ing restaurant, and were neither seen nor heard again until, late-on tne roiiow ing day. the alarmed landlady broke In to the iocked rooms and found both man and woman dead ! The former -was stretched upon the floor with a Bible clasped to his heart; his late companion occupied an arm chair still, with arms clasped in front of her and another Bible resting on .them, and upon the hearth rug lav an empty vial labelled "strych nine.' That they had deliberately pois oned themselves- and then composed themselves to die was obvious, but who they were, whence come, or how driven to the act, no one has yet been able to tell." Upon the table in the room of death was found a paper, written in pen cil as "Our last will," and reading as follows : "We wish the trunks and their contents to be given to the landlady in return or the trouble given to her. The rest tnay serve to pay the expenses of our burial. Nobody Is to be blamed, as we tooke both stricnniiie, and we do wish to stay unknown. We have done no wrong to no one. ' The Lord forgive us all, and pardon lis, for' Thine infinite mercvS sake." Then is added: "We leave 5; 18s. should be, for one week's rent, given to landlady: the rest for the burial." On the other side of the paper was writ ten : xea, though' 1 ;walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear nojevil, for Thou art with me;' Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.'? The paper bore no; date nor signature, and all the writlng-wa3 apparently by the same hand. That was all. The cor oner could elicit nd more; and the Tel egraph comments, "These hapless people in Golden Sqnare had literally 'made a, solitude for themselves before they died, and the manner of their death may sug gest darker' thoughts, about the life that lea up to such an endiug than 'might oe justified if we knew the truth', which is in all likelihood destined to be buried forever in a' nameless grave." Reading the great novelist's-description of this same forlorn, alien-seeking, sinister Golden Square, as above quoted, and re- calling that in one of its houses it was mat tne oamea anu despairing om usu rer of the story, Ralph Jfickleby, finally ended his evil life by midnight suicide, there is at once seen that fitness of the perceptions of genius which selected for the tragedies of fiction snch real locali ties as have the sentiment of real trage dies in their attraction of desolation. In this, as in countless other instances, the intelligent reader of facts must perceive both the artistic and realistio uses of those locally descriptive ' passages in Dicken's works which are sometimes deemed redundant by superficial critics. COURTSHIP. Courtship Is the last brilliant scene in the maiden life of a woman. It is to her a garden where no weeds mingle with the flowers, but all is lovely and beauti ful to the 8enses."It is a dish of nightin gales served up Dy moniignt, to the min gled music of many: tendernesses and gentle whisperings and eagerness that does not outstep the bounds of delicacy, and a series of flutteriugs, throbblngs, high pulses, burning cheeks and droop ing lashes. But, however delightful it may be, courtship is, nevertheless, a se rious bnsiuess ; it is the first turning point In the life of a woman, crowded with perils and temptation. There is as much danger in the strength of love as in its weakness. The kindled hope requires watching. The rose tints of affection dazzle and bewilder the imagi nation, ana while always bearing iu mind that life without love is a barren wilderness, It should not be overlooked that true affection' requires solid sup ports. Discretion tempers passion, and it is precisely that quality which, often- er than other, ie found to be absent in courtship. xoung ladies In love, thereforo, re quire wiso counsellors. They should not trust too mucii to the impulses of the heart, nor be too easily captivated by a winning exterior, in the selection or a husband, character should be considered more than appearance, xoung men in clined to intemperate habits even but slightly so rarely make good husbands to thcend ; they have not sufficient mor al stamina to enable them to resist temp tation eve '4 in ita incipient stages, and, being thus deficient in self-respect, tney can not possess that pure nncontaui- iuated feeling which alone capacitates a man for rightlv appreciating tho tender and loving nature of a true woman. Tho irreligious man is like a ship without a rudder, and he never can make a good husband ; for a house darkened by cold skepticism or an indifference to religion and its duties is never a home it is merely a shelter; but there is little warmth in the atmosphere of the rooms. and every object in them looks cold aud entiling, ine indolent man, likewise, can not bo expected to make a irood hus band, for ho negleots his time aud wastes his estate, allowing it to be overrun, with thistles and brambles, and subsists on tne industry of others, i-very precau tion, men, s necessary in the selection ot a husband. No hoop-skirts are now to bo seen ii the streets of rails. ADVERTISING RATES. ONB ISCH IN RPACX HASHES A BQUAKb! SPACE. 1 w. S w. 6 w. 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We are horse sured that the mate-iners have it. ' The latest horse song is, "I wish I was a mule." - - - . Bran mash is a favorite dish with hlp poenres. ' ..i . .. . . Are all veterinarians necessarily hip pocritical? ; ; j . . . John Smith says he has a filly-suffer in his barn. The bakers' have raised the price of horse cakes. Laundresses will lead out their clothes horses to-day -' -' The livery business is very equi-vocal jnst at present.. . - .: . Barn's notes are more frequently con sulted than ever. . . Veterinarians are proving themselves very cheval-rous. New York City is cutting down all her horse-chestnut trees. Hoss-fetter's Bitters is the fashionable beverage in Chicago.: ; . . .. Baltimore hbrseterg exibit tbe watery symptoms of the epizootic , ; Horse chesnuts are affected bv the prevalent wlnd-flew-end ways. . .. Tbe Telearann folks have -it badlv. It attacks that sort first in the ears. "The equine lioss disorder" Is What a learned Columbus llverrman - calls it. Some of onr business-men -now fullv understand the procession of equine-oxes Nearly over? horse owner In town is a member of the bored of equl -lies-aching. borne of our merchauts complain of being ex-liorse-ted after walking down town. ' Horses are not as contrary as they have been ;thev rarely say neigh to any- It is not to be understood that every horse is a war horse simply because he hors du combat. Some people think 'thcV get down town more easily by taking a " pony " just before starting. Nice medioo-lcgal question Is relig ions fauaticism: to be classed under the head of amen-tia?.. . Keepers of Pittsburg oyster saloons have withdrawn horse-radish as a relish ntitil the trouble blows over. The only, great and original Horc'e will probably arrive in; Cincinnati this evening, en route for bait Itiver. An Indiana dog is a confirmed tobac co chewer. This is a modern example of the old classical license of using 'quid' ior -cur.' Hr. Disreali has received a eane made from the staircase of Adam - Smith's house, as a tribute to the (bal)luster of bis own political career. Iard Masscv lost JE15.000 bv the burn ing, of his country-seat in Ireland last Monday. 'An Irish-house worth as much as that? Lord&'JIassey! .-- . Chicago young .ladies . having beaux can test their financial strength about this time by insisting oh .frequent air ings behind liverystable equine horses. The man who invented a machine for brushing hair is now trying to run a pa tent tooth-brush with wheels and belt ing. He cut his eye-teeth , with it last week. . , . .,. The supercentenarian colored corpse has traveled' away out to Kansas, where she was buried last week, at the age of 103. . She didn't nurse tieorge Washing ton this time. , Dr. Dio Lewis lias started a new peri odical, called To-Day, which he is confi dent will not die o'lightnesa, financially speaking, though it may have a tenden cy to Dio Lew'eness.i l :v , , Canada mourns the untimely death of Ann Campbell, a dairy-maid, aged 131, who was 'a pretty girl milking her cow' when the first of George Washington's colored nurses tvas born. ' One of our cotemporaries is shocked afresh over - the Vpretty waiter girls" who are costumed as "pages" without even stitched wrappers and insists that they should be bouud over .; ' Strong-minded female invalids object to being-sent' to a noted Mediteraneau health resort on the ground, that it ouly gives ilentoue, whereas they want a place to give women tone also. . A dentist' is anxious' to become ac quainted with the celebrated man born with a silver spoon in his mouth.- The dentist wants to extract that spoon and replace it with ivory and gold. Is there anything nowadays that won't explode? It "began with kerosene and nitro-glycerlne; next pies -and potatoes and snch like began to blow up and now we hear of a death in Michigan from the bursting of a circular saw. Commander Lull is preparing to take command of the Nicaragua surveying expedition, There have been several lulls in the prosecution of this a flair al ready, but the present officer is said to belong to quite another family. A North Carolinian, aged within four years of a century, is under Indictment for killing his wife, a few years his ju nior, and the extenuating plea offered is that he was rendered Insanely jealous by her flirting with other young fellows. Mr. George Lee, the Gilmore of Dub lin, who got up a locat jubilee there du ring the late exhibition, is to be knighted whilst Boston's Patrick is left benighted and out of pocket, notwithstanding iris intimate relations with all the potentates of Europe. . Worse and worse! We recorded tho other day that tho Herald called the horse disease the "Ilipporhiuorrhca." That was bad euough, but now here comes the Courrier des Elatt Unit and says it is "L'Epillaryngorrhipodeuileo." After this, what? . It is hinted that tho proposition to place all the telegraph wires in the country under tho control of the Postal Department will be reagitated iu tho coming Congressional session. If any thing could retard lightning the sort ol management exemplified in our mails, is just the thing to do It. The people of Lincoln, Nebraska, havn been boring artesian wells nearly a fifth of a mile deep without reaching water. The work is pursued cmeny as a matter of curiosity, for there isn't a human be ing iu the place who would take the trouble to go the same distance on a dead level in search of tho same liquid. The Rev. Dr. Cunningham iu a re cent sermon traced the history of "Hoodlumism" to tho time when Juven ile Butlers from Jericho (who evidently belonged to the old Whig party) dialled the prophet Ellsha on accouut of his baldness. TJn fortunately for our civili zation, however, the absence of carniv orous beasts spoils the completeness of the parallel. A very wicked boy eampliened ami ig nited tiie story portion of a miserable dog, on Monday night, and the animal fled over Coalpit nili at a terrific speed. The down-town people' who were out doors stared at the phenoiuouon till it disappeared, some of them pronouncing it the most brilliant meteor ever witnes sed, but the older and wiser just shook their heads and spoke tn low tones about the inscrutable ways of providence. ' A Providence poHtlolan who wa ac tively concerned in a rwent torchlight procession, lias sued a fellow-townsman tor damages In the amount of 130, be cause tho minor son of the said towns mau tlid wilfully and maliciously Ignlto certain parcels of fireworks which were. protruding from his, the complainant's coat-tail pocket on tho occasion in ques tion. Either fireworks must be very dear or pockets very large in Providence to tret $130 worth of flre-woi ks into one of ! the latter.