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Nor was she companionless ; what mother is t To the stranger and the indiffer ent, the infant may seem, if not a cypher, a trouble, nnd a wearisome charge. But she whose own blood flows in its veins, never lor ami never wenries. We have said Mary was still in the bloom fvnnih. Hut the bloom was radly faded. Care, suffering, wmt, hadlhlnnc.hed the rose? in l,r pheoks. A few days before you m.tfht tiov ilUpf mod n feverish anxiety there ; but now. all that had passed. The expression of w rv.r. wna thoughtful: but still it snake resi. She had drank of fte cup of bitterness to its ,tnui I. ut He who hears the furrwful nf the wretched, hod comforted her The crisis had passed, and she fell that liat'l .l nnmnosure t halstea.s on me iiui. wncii .it ; .l.nie. and all is suffered, the rest with Heaven rewatds the patient and the .ii.crni Her story was not a remarkable one; if by ..mnrVnl.lL- wo mean to say unusual. The ppesrance of the house indicated something of it; for we imagine there is always a sig nificance in the aspect of the d we 1 1. ins. which one of itslale inmates has jnst lef', lo go to lh "narrow house." M.ity's hmbund had been consigned to tbe grave. The neighbors and Irien ls who had aided in the mtdaiicholy bustle of the last offices, had returned lo their homes, and Mary sut witb her babe in the si- Inn ivtrtni. Th husband whom she had buret! out of t,. rioi.t was her choice, her wilful choice mnitH in snite of the remonstrances, the ( bit C tions, and the fore boilings of her relatives. Vnr n short tune alter her union, u seemeu as if his life and prosperity were to prove tri timnhani answerstolheirobjeotions. All was sunny, cheerful, promising. And the very friends who had warned and expostulated with t. were willing to believe that lh.-y liail been wrong, and Mary right; ami that affection had not unerringly pointed out. 10 in-rexcei'en r .hn meter w uc i Miev Ut noi porceiv As if willing to atone for past enmity by friiidshin. they crowded advantages .n,i r.rii.nea urmn him, and lilierally opened the. way to wealth. For a time, all succeeded that undertook, mid no young man in the cily seemed more certainly assured of competence than he. And Miry, how happy she was ? We can pardon her short period of exultation for she biiltt'y suffered for it. Some nwn cannot bear prosperity; and tlenrv Irwine was one of these. Give them discouragements Ui meet, and unprnpitious circumstances to combat, snd they hew their way with a silent pride and resolute perse vernnce whi h conquers all obstacles. Hut rt the sun khine on them, then pride soon Ifinds nntrieeoiis utterance-, and their resolu tion degenerates into opininnn'e obstancy. They take plei.sute in contemning good ad Tire', and will do wilfully wrong, and against their own conviction, to mark their independ ence. Henry Irwine took fatly occasion to retaliate upon bis wife's fnends for whs! he affected to regard as their unwarrantable op position. He sociiit'l them, while ti.ey were, In no small degree, the authors of his pros perity, as being drawn to him by it; and mli mated that selfishness was the origin of their tardy friendship, no less than it had been ol their former enmity , . Mary was a true wife. She saw the injus tice of her husband, but declined to acknowl edge it. even lo herself. At length, the cool ness became mme snd more chilling, until resulted in irreparable estrangement between Irwine and the friends of his wife. He gliri eil in what he considered a enmp ete, and m to persuade himself, was a righeous revenge. He made bis former opponents suit ors for his friendship and proudly spurned thtlm. Such was his impiession. Theirs was that ihev had overlooked the disaereeahlo character of their lavoiite's busl aml.and stri Vint' to beftiend him; but that true to his nat ural low instincts, he had refused. Neither mnrtv was entirely Tight. When the breach iec-iiiie final, Marv Irwine deserted her father .and mother, and kindred, for her husband and ;,l-niifV,t herselil'with him. so far as lingerin rt nffr-ctions would permit. But, if her heart vearned over the (Var first friends her youth, jhe never suffered her conduct betray what she accounted a weakne.-s ; but r.lnnv to her husband with a madness of af fection, which deserved a better return than he received. Henrv Irwine. as we have said, could not limr nrosnnritv. A secret reason hardly an knowledced to himself, why he disliked wife's connections was because they pcrceiv eil liis ilaneers. and ventured to warn him. His sensitive pride look caption alarm and eloried in mocking rep:ooi, oy persismii; iintisrrolinn. Tlie end of such a course easily prophesied. He lell among theives ami f r wounds of friends exchaiired the sel " fish flnlterv of knaves. Plucked rf money, and bankrupt in credit and character, wakened al last to find himself a mined man, villi a meek, uncomplaining wife dependent on him. nri 1 ffpliiiu twice as keenly as Oid, all his ruin nnd degradation. The temp Istlon which has ruined many, came in eomplele his deslruction. He sought oblivion nfhia dearadntion in the wine-nip, and there lo the last redeeming trace or hope of man lood. It ia a fearful fall, when the appitites triumph, and the reason is de'.hroi'fit; when the man wakes only to misery, and rushes back to inebriation again, in the vaiu hope lord 1 1 mmseii. A lower depth still remained; and Henry , wine found even that. His jaundiced 'houglits dared toanapect her who, for love of him urrendered friends, home, happiness, hope. Because the via uot.and could nol rail against her own, as he did; because the was meek, and quiet, and uncomplaining, he quarrelled with ber also. He charged that aha bated him, ml regretted that her fule wat coupled with , bit. The last she could not deny ; the first ' sow In his own heart, and judged that it must be in hers also. It is their own fancied con cealed reSeclion in the good that tbe wicked hate. And tie dared, moreover, lo accuse his wife as (he cause of all his misfortunes. He said she triumphed in them ! Can we wonder the would notaay she did not? It might have - beeo that the thought such charge tdo wick : dly preposterous to answer; or it might have Dee that ib wat wearied lota bat at last, ;! A ( W f TIM raPilP,I3) m 74 BY W. 0.O0ULD. Fearless and Free." $l,50per Annum inAdvanc. New Series. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. FEB. Iim'l Vol. 11, No. 3G. and not displeased to find that there was one 1 imnie i'i wiiu-n she could inflict pain on one who had heaped so many wmrgs on her. Ma ry was drawing near l.er Dark Hour. II. There is in most, if not in all careers.a mo ment the crisis of a lile an hour upon which all the future bangs. That crisis came to Mary Irwine. Her house, deroDeU ot many comiorts, was not ignite desolate. She clung, while a glim mer of hope remained, to her faith in her husband. She ttelievecj that all who Knew him did not know his degradation. he houifht that she had concealed it fiotn manv; and, fond simpleton, magined that men did not see throuuli the hollowiiess of her smile, when she spoke Jof ber husbnnd. It was niiht, and Inle. There were votrei and a iude knock at the door. She opened it and her brother i-iiternl, preceediug ihe po licemen, in linse custody lie had I. mint the iiicbriu'e husband. She looked", and coinper hemled all. They laid the senseless mini on ;i aohi. and the s'mul'its- k-ft lite house. ' I'ut on your bonnet, M rv," said ber bro'htr, "audrnme home with me." Mary cast an eye on the wreck of her love and hope. Loathing thoughts rose within her; she made one step uh if to comply; for escape was now first in ln-r thouchts.nnd -he felt that she lud bourne all tb.it human nature could ndiire. The child, disturbed ill its sleep, re ivik-tl Her lo II e tin. iii lit how hr peli ss wax wape - the babe smiled, and in the smile she saw the sunshine of other days. Itowiii),' over the cradle, she lobbed out of ber bead all ilk stero resolves. "Come !"said her brother. "But, my child !" "We will send fur it," said the brother but, perceiving a strange look, almost hiilm- pant, tlitoiiuli her tears, "We will take it with ui!," he said. Hut the first careless expres sion l ad turned the scale, nlieiiiaile no an swer, until, after waiting a moment in ai'ence her bro'her said, and now un.ie sharply, "Come !" "Wait till to-morrow." "Now, or never !" She ninile no reply, but bending over ber" child smithed it again to sleep, she wavered though pailcved and was ruiised, at 'ast, from a half dream by the noise of a closing door, She rose suddenlv, and gazed wildly obout her. Her brother had gone; her dark hour bad passed; for the temptation as withdrawn Did she do right f Mark the sequel, and then III. i: -deavored uf to he in is he he to to Ir had Henrv Irwine a oke to consciousness in burning fever. It was not merely that which 'invnri.il.lv follow debauch, nor was it that terrific delirium consequent uion long indul genre in intoxication; lor his laii imii oeen rapid, and the time of his error short. But lis-ippointment, excess, and exposure, had made him, in a short space, a perfect wreck He olieved her guidance like a child, and she i.nfii0'H) him la his brd-, ami then ritrspolcli ed the follnwiinr note to an old friend-: "Marv Irwine boprs that, among all tbe friends of her better days-, there, is one 1 who will come to her in her extremity, with no impsiblf: dem.iniN, and that she khall find that one triend in Dr. Halpn. Tbe phvsicinn, a benevolent eld gentleman was with her even lelore her inessenvcr re turned. He listened kindly, nnd if a thought of incredulity arose in his mind, he concpul- ed it, and followed the wife, with kind words, as an equal, and not. as a patron, to the bed side of ber husband. Fi.r a moment, he stood regar-Hni! the sad picture; then, gently taking he det'suche hand, proceeded mechani cally to count his pu'se. "Oh, Doctor ! crie-tl the stitforer, turning awav, "this is the cruelty of kindness !" A suspicion occurred to, and a daik shade came over his face, "No!'' he shouted in a husky voice,. "it is the keenness of insult!" He rise to spring forward but his face beamed deadly pale, and he sank exhausted and pow erless. The Poclnr sichpd and turned away. He sat down and penciled a prescription, and said, "I will call stain." "Will yon, indeed !" said Mary, her face brigh'ening up. "Poor child !" said the ntd retitleman. V:ii are plesved to find that I admit that some- thine ails tiim besides intoxication. Strange vtrnuge but very natural," and he hurried out. Henrv lav some h nrs weak but conscious. Fni'hfully, but painfully, did Ins wife attend upon him; for, while the nece.ssi'y nf atten tion, ninl the promptings of her heart called her to h'S side, she greived lo see that the ieht of her face di-turbed him disturbed him almost to distraction, And who can won der ? It was a Ion?, lore day. And day passed into evening, nnd evening into imdnirht, before the care of her husband and her rhild suffered her tl TCt. I-.xhaiis'ed nature claim ed her due, and Mary dreamed. She was back in tbe joy of other years yet cvr that joy there seemed a rawness. People were de crying bun In htr, and she was zealously dc lendiiiB him as she had nltcii done. And while she dreamed .she thought bis pleasant voice spake ill her car, "Mary!" Airain spake, and now she epraug up and went lo his bedside. "fan you forgive me f" "Fomive vou, dearest !" She did not kno-v wbe'her she was asleep or awake whether he spake in fart nnd deed, or whether the voice were a dream-voice. So for the want of further words, she placed her cheek to bis. "fiod bless you, 'ary ! Now I can rest." He lell asleep, But the shock his health had received was not lo be rttreived so easily as by one night's, rest. On the morrow was both better and worse better, for there was less fever worse for there was less strength. And so wore day after day. We need not relate how, with sure progress, but slow, death mastered his victim; for lb;my Irwinc's days were numbered. And we need not de scribe how he young wife hovered over bis couch, and his weary life was closed in for giveness and peace. Brothers and friends she lacked none now; for He who calls hence by death, baa surrounded its approach with circumstances which remove enmities and disarms hate. He passed away quietly, and bis last. illness left n gentle memory lum id men's hearts. IV. ' There was a sound of wheels at the door. "Now, daugh'er," laid her mother, as she entered, "we have come for you, os we prom ised. Come home again to our hearth and hearts. Forget that you were ever away." Mary silently pointed to her child. Her mnttie r toiil t mnkir no renly, and Mary said -"With this memorial of Aim mother, (and may God spare it fur my memorial when I gone.) l cannot forget that I hate been away. And, O I bow grateful am I, that once away, 1 stayed until now; that I remained bete to see all reconciled on earth; to note theevi dence in a n.eek and quiet, a repentant and resigned spirit, that all ia forgiven in Heaven ! When this dear child shall live to ask of his father, then, mother, I can speak i f the peace ful close of his brief day, bull need not of its dreadful storms." And Mary Irwine bade adieu lo the house in which she had met and conquered her Dark Hut s. The Indiana Democracy. The glorious Democracy of Indiana, undis-1 couraged by defeat and looking forward to their eaily reinstatement in power, have call ed a mass convention in Indianapolis on the 22d of February, the anniversary of the birth of the illustrious Wishi.nutom. The coll o' the State Committee says: This is a very auspicious period for such an assemblage. The Legislature will be in .sesssion, uml he (vernors of several adjoin ing Stales are expected to be in the citv. In- vuiitions have been issued to a number of prominent Democratic speakers, in our own and other Mates, who, it is believed, will alio be prese-nt and address the Convention. An assemblage of the Democracy of Indi ana is certainly imperatively demanded. II we wish to maintain our organization, we must meet a d consult as to the best .nethod of rendering it effec ive. Let us, then, on the 22.1 of "ebruiiry, 18.r5, meet at I he cipito I of the Sla'e, reassert the aucienl principles from which we have never deviated, and adopt such a policy as will insure a triumphant victory which is surely needed to reveise the bnsty iecisiott of October lat, to vindicate tbe tar nislied honor nf our flag, and to place the State in Ihe hands of its legitimate guardians, the iJeinocratic party." News by the Western Mail from St. Louis. After about a month's tnteimisMon, ''e have nt length received n 'ileof St. Louis papers. In the St. Louis R: imhlirnn uf the 'JGlh of January we find the billowing : HoiiaiBi.E AifAia. rrom a private letter dated Paton, C'apeGiran'eau County, Missouri we are permitted lo niuke tbe follow. ng ex tract : "An atrocious murder nnd house-burning took place on Wednesday night last, wi'hiu tight miles of this place. A young man by the name of lluckner, some time since, mnr ried a widow who hadadaiighter nearly-grown. Not long after they were married Huckner se duced the young lady, or, as some say, rav ished her; since which time Buckner, the old bidy, and the girl have been quarreling and fighting, On W edriesdny last lluckner re'urn ed home, after an abseuceof some two mouths when his wife caught hm and held him. while her daughter killed him wilb an nx. To hide all traces of heir work, they then set fire to the house, consuming the bodv of fluckiier in the flames What led to the discovtry of the runnier, Was Ihe eiimnosiance of ISuchner, be iug absent so long, and some of the neighbors having seen him come home on We.nesdav evening. They saw no more of him, so they went to raking and searching among the ;oaip and ashes of the burnt house and found some liones which excited fearful suspicions. An inquest was held on yesterday, and they were declared lo be human bones. All the p.irties concerned have been arrested except Ihe young woman. Mrs. Buckucr has made a fuli confession." The Experiences of a Bachelor. I nevei knew a baby cry consecutively for two hours, but it was "genrrslly the quietest little thing rn Ihe world." I never wanted any gruel, or something hot for my supper, hut that the kitchen fire hue alwavs "just gone out." 1 never inquired nt a circulating libiary f r a particular book, but that they "expected it in directlv." I never went in n violent hurry to the City, but same of the streetB were rure to be block ed up. I never krpw, or saw, anything more of any umbrella I had accnlently IlTl behind me I never knew a horse, that was said lo be "playful," that didn't kick, and its the same with a child. I never knew a married couple who "mv loved," ond "my cleared" and "my ducked" one another to a fulsome extent in public who didn t quarrel in private. I nevi r knew a l.nly, who sid she would only take "five minutes" In put on her bon net, who really took thorn. I never knew a trader man bother me for money, but he had "a little bill to make up I never knew a man receive "private infor mation" lor a race, nut he was sure to lose in belting upon it. The Emma Moore Disappearance. it to -nnee of this young lady continues unabated, at Rochester, Ne York. A public meeting was held at the City Hall, on Wednesday night last, forthe purpose of taking such meas H irs a might be deemed advisable in the premises, in order lo ferret out the mystery. ThetiMilt of the meeting we have not yet seen. In the meantime, the sheriff of the enmity has taken the re sponsibility of offering "oi r thonraiid dollars" for the recovery of her b"dy, dead or alive, and a like reward fer the arrest other mnnbrer or murderers, and such proof as will It ad to their conviction incase s he had been murdered. There is also anoth er three hundred dollar reward offered by Mr. hiloney, her brut her-in law. The Roches ter (,'mon, is "sinmgly of the opinion that these rewards will lend to something reliable in respect to this mysterious altair." The Last of the Dead-Heads. us of A parsenge-r on one of our railro.uls the oth er day, when accosted for '.he amount of his fare, replied that he bad nothing with lum ex cept one large bill, which he feared the con (tiietnr wouiu not ue ne-ie to cnanee. t he latter, thinking frcm the man's genernl appear ance that he could not he very flush, rep led the change would be given for any bill he could produce, whereupon the suspicious looking customer handed out an enormous thno-bill The conductor as in duly bound, politely pre sented him n check, and affectionately enjoin ed him to guard against all danger of personal injury during 1 lie trip. Uno Statesman. am The following "cure for the gout" ia i lakeo from an old worki "First The person must pick a handcher cneu irom me pocser, oi an oin mam or nity years, whi has never had a wisn to change her condition. Second -He must wash it an honeat miller's pond. Thiru Hq must dry it on a parson's hedge who wag never cove tons. Fourth lie must sena It to a oociers shop who never killed a patient Fifth must matk it with a lawyer's ink who never cheated t client. Sixth Apply it to the part and e cure will speedily follow." THE DAYTON MURDER. TRIAL OF ALFRED MILLER. His Commitment to Jail. ! OurVaders have already been informed of . . w ,. ... .... , ' the arrest o Mdler near Middletow,,, for the, miiruer i nte gin nnnm rnnne, on a canal boat, at Davtnn. 'I he report of the examina tion, for which we are indebted to tbe Dayton Jimrnul, will give, the public a verv poor idea of the morals of Canal boats. When Miller was arrested, he made the follnwin statement to the person who had him in charge : He said he came on the boat one- morning! ralher too late for breakfast, and Siirah Frame, the woman he supposed he had killed, said, yon are loo late ,,r your breakfast." told her he hn i his' breakfast. Thev then came to some pretty hard wnr.ds. Sarah! told him thai no d n son of ab h sh uld in there and jaw her and that no' 0 n should tattle about her, she then; said if they did at the same time picking up four legged stool she would kuok their -n brains out. Miller then slapped her on the side of the bead; as he did so, the stool fell out of her hand, nod turning over, the1 gs stuck up; be then caught her by the arm' and gave ber a little j-rk, nnd kicked her, she fell on the ston;. Alter this she got up and sat on a chair and said, "Alf. I didn't think! you would ever do the like to me." Miller' said "1 wouldn't, but you have- abused me andcnllejme a d-n son of a b-h often enough." Miller then spoke to another wo-1 s . . . . . . ' man on board, and told l.er to clenn up the blood which fell from her nose. Miller then ft the boot, and was gone l,ut u, hour, he' was coming back to the bon', whet, he was . told that the girl was dying or w.v dead, some one told him lhat he had be'ler leave. He' he didn't know what to do. Atnme lime he thought he would go and deliver himself to the authorities, as he had not Ihe least idea of killing ihe lime be slap- pedher. Some man whomMilU-r mmed, then ook off Milb-r's cap; and ga him a ha and! .... red shirt, nnd told him he hud belter leave. lie concluded to go, nnd went nut on the Greenville railway, lo Ihe first watering sta- lion. When he got there, he coiiciiided he would return and give himself up, but did not! w . ... i . ... Hon n einrioii iiiu-n the in-nt sii.nm Pike, and lost his way, and got back to the pike nt Alexnttdcrv lie. He then went on,, truvellinp bv dav to Middletown, when he went on the 'Lebanon canal a mile or two; and1 struck in through a slip of woods to Amanda, When I took Miller, he begged me not to tie: him. I look him to West Chester, where we s'.iid all night, and I brought him to Dayton next day. ' The next witness was Elizabeth Rtradlev, who narrated the circumstances attending the lifficulty on Sunday and Monday, between the parties, and death of the girl Frame. She said: "Mil last Siin-tav evening saran had wasneu "P her Aih-- ! jvi o..t lb dih-- water when she drew back the window which had three or four panes pasted over, she ss-id she could not keep Ihe paper pasted on them, for Miller and Lit were always tear-: ingitoff. On Monday morning, when Miller came in Ihe boat, be told Sarah if she ever called him a d-n son of a b h ngain, he would slap her, he said that he had often been -luii-en uv 1 uriuic. k :i t... i.... I ...A Sarah then said that no G d son of n , nor no G d mar,, nor no ,1 h can conquer me. Millei told hrrshP had better ston. for she had said enough, Sarah then picked up a stool and dared Miller, totouehher. Miller then slapped her in the' face with bis open hand, nnd made ber uoe bleed, at the fame time be seized her bv the arm, and tbe stool full over. Sarah fell on the stool when he slappd her. and Miller then, kicked her twice. 1 took hold of his coil nnd bgged him not lo kick her. I was siexci- ted, that I started to leave the cnbin. but came hack nnd lif'ed Sarah on, and s I her a stool, I then wip -d 'he blood from herfne.'! wilh a wet cloth. Mi'ler at this time was standing bv, smoking his pipe. Sarah said, "A If, I never thought you would treat me this, wav." Miller turned pale and Jnid nothing, and after went out. Libby said Sarah, make me a bed. I did so, then unhooked ber d ess and laid her on the locker, where I had fixed the bed. She fniu'ed and I threw water in her face, and when she came to she said, "Libby I believe I'm dying.' I then went out amid 'hip. and called Mrs. Grav, who lives chse by, wi'hin call. She came on the boat, arid cahI r.. tl.u f'at.lnm Part..-finhl . uml hp Went. . , for r. doctor, -araii lived aliout ail hour, Dill was dead before the doctor came. rw Fvn,M,..,1 I had no nart cular uc- quaiiitancH wi'h saraii netore l came on me boat. Sarah was very provoking in tier man ner nf abusing Mit'.-r. Miller seemed to I e in a good humor when -en" to the grocery, w lien tie came .men, knew he had beei drinkiug; but he wasn't av, itriniK. .in r had told Sarnli thnt didn't cure about her abusing himto bis f-ice but she shouldn't do it in presence of other people. He gave her a tolerable hard slap; can't say whether the slap knocked her over, for he took ber by the arm at the same time, and shook her. I am sure be kicked l.er twice in the back ns she fell. I da nut bt-l'cve Mi!b:r intended to hurt her much; he only intended to stop her talk. Sa rah had poor health, her breast and stomach were swelled up when I came on ttie ijoat; she complained a great deal; sometimes thought she would not live ; have not se"n Miller since he left the boat till I saw I, here. The rest of the evidence was unimportant, with the exception o' that ofDrs. Steward Crook, who made a post mortem examination of the girl. They said the girl had died hemorrhage, brought about by runtiiro of suleen. which was enlarged to about four times its healthy sire by disease, was in a verv bad condition, and Her spleen her death, f.om the blows, ws the result of her iliseaied condition. The Court required the prisoner to give in five hundred dollnis, and in default, he crmmitted. He will probably be tried at next term of Court. - The "Dog-Eating Story False." in - ine suuerines oi pngengrrs o me vynisngn He, Mississippi Railroad. We hope that those persons whose sympalhies were shocked 'evening by reading it, will recover their etjua aJecled, nimily to-day." The St. Louis Dtm-rn,t brands as a fabrics- tion the story that the passengers on the Illi nois Central Railroad were reduced lo such an extremity, in the recent snow-storm on - , prairie, that they were obliged to eat dogs auppori inc. n). The dog nonx. we icarn, originate": mine fertile brnina ot the noys in isioomirtgton, was designee lo neutralize any similar stones 1 which miglH hnve been devised in regard Fortune-Telling and Seduction. j lv. I have brought up eleven children, and all are alive and married, ami doing a rt spec "Alf, table business for themselves all but a 1 ve Miller ly girl, of fifteen years old next April. She, last summer, saw in ihe Herald a noiice nf a , gentleman who wanted a w,fe. She and on come other girl, a sehoolm ito of hers, nu.we-red it. I did not know anything of what was g ing on, or it would n-t have hapm-ned. They ! ; 1 ! ' r following, ami ten wn.'n sue- na i ore-am.."!. She thought at first she would n-,1 go, but the other girl had been theie and found a bean to . she would go and MseM.i.lamu Piewster : gam. I When ' e went in she sa w a mt.n who seid, - t I ; j : 1 - . - ' i , i ; : business. 1 his is the first Idler I ever wrote to nn officer in my life. 1 am so worried I d i not know what lo do or say. O, if 1 had known it before it was too Inie! Two fami soon lies ruined one in a brothel; mine ns bad. Pity a poor Motio r, am', put a stop to that before another mother is wronged." he i lo he I mi A most sorrowful story was made known in the Mayor's r-ffice yesterday. A young girl han fallen a victim to the for'une-telling and matrimonial advertisements, and ber mother sends the story of her ruin to ihe Mayor, in II... k .... u I V . mnll.. m. u U,.Aa. i,"!"- .1,1,1 III, Wl .l I UIU1IICI III ' ll'.IOIlfTI ,,ave , m,mr f glph B t e letter will explan: itself: "To the Mnjnr, F. HW; "Sir: I see by the paper of to-day that yon are going to break up all the fortune-tellers. Sir. ' will trouble yon a few moments, to tell Vou wh it those women hove brought into my family I am a mother nf a respectable faini- were directed to go to Jirs. I'MWster's, hi Great Jones street, corner of Bowery, to meet the gentleman. When my daughter went 'here the wretch told her that the gentleman was suited; that she would have l.im, and that soon; and that she woui ! tell her nil about it Mr live uonars. i rie poor rriiiu iiinugu:. u:,s great thing 'o know who was lo be 'her K-is- hand, nnd so she sold her ear-rings and breast pin lo raise the money, an I gave- it to her.- In telling Ihe fortune she d, scribe-d ber future husband, nnd told her to come on the Fi!day .. i.i, . . , , ... . herliking, and been to Coney Island with him, . .... . and stie told tier such a story teat she iii tiigiu "Mrs. Prewster, what a charming girl thai is! O, my dream is completely out! Tint lady has b.-cn in my midnight dreams f.r innnths past!" With tint he wen! out of Ihe room. "-, ho," raid Mrs. Pn wsl.-r, "did 1 no show , ., , you tins man in me cams, wiin suci: iusck fye-sf" He then wared imon her home, ask- ed her name, and it sh? had hither or broth-1 ers. He said ho would not lei her parents know for the world win re he found her, nor , . ... . . . , . -r . , mils", sue: mil lie meant to nmi ner. n sue was to be lound. I hey would keep company tin-1 lit winter came an. ami then sue mmuw con- trive to go to a ball, and he wool i be there and try to get a respectable in'rndiielinn. He said he should not be willing to lot l.isj father know where he gut his wile iroin, hut he would meet her, when Convenient, ut.Mrs. Pn w-ter's. nir, tins is.ner smry, nna i ueneve n uue one. She has tiecn at school, and as she has so many married sisters und brothers, where 'lie was in the habit nl staying away until six or seven o'clock, I did not think of questmn- in.' ner, as i innutiii net nf pure us uir. nu a' once I saw her snr.pe nner, and tier nvciy sp'rns gon,?. i nsneu iter wiuu inieo i.rr anu what bad become of her scho lin ite. She' said that she had gone awav from home it n very bad man, and lived with him in n bad house. My eves were opened I saw it. nil. She began to cry, nnd told me that she was in a family wav. The man that has made her so is a married man, with a w-.k- and four !nli ri'n. Ho has ili'S-pr?,.,! 1 .pin find ri.iiif.d - - my child. If I expose him I shall also expose my whole lainily. 1 thought, rather than make a cry talk. I would keep her shut up until she is confined. I called upon a adt in Lispenard street, to see il she would board her through her confinement. She ssis she will board her nnd give her baby away when it is bom. I told her mv story: she said she often had to hear just such a s'orv that was their trade. If her brothers hear of ii liny will certainly shoot the scoundrel. I think sometimes how great n (ire a little matter makes. O, I must conceal my feelings, and not make my sous murderers! Do, sir, all in your power to send those form ng tellers away, or make the nress not ndvertbe such people's The following slips from a morning paper were enclosed in the letter: "Mrs. Prewster, No. 59 Great .Trinci s'rcel, corner of the Ilowerv, has been induced. ll-m,,l, llm hnreiMiiim. nf ........ tr:...)n , -. ..- . .1,,111, t' continue until further notice. She can consur.eu in ns.roin.y, ,ve ami law mat ters, interpreting dreams, bv books and sci ence, mid tell the mime of the lady or gentle man they will marry, also, the names of her visitors." "MTmnMAt.. The advertiser is a wid- ower, about thirty-eight; is n gentleman, nud a man over medium stature one of the first the coun'rv where and most prominent men in he resides, and of some- wealth. Has sdiic verv fine children. He wants a lady of education and refinement for a wife, not very par tieularaboul her age, (this mest be sta'e.l); but she must be a well bred ladv. Smiliern bidies very much liked. Such a one may find a good husband nud a good home, by addres sing box No. 271, Post Cffife, Jersey City, New Jersey. As the advertiser is not only liom-st, but in earnest, all communications receive attention) must be accompanied by real n.iu.e nnd reference of the writer, and .will be treated with the most perfect coni- I dence." A'. 1. Tribune Attempted Suicide. of the bail was the the to nnd to On Friday morning last, Augustus Franlz, who has been leaching school on the Troy road, about four mile's from this cily, soon he entered his school-room, deliberately ' placed a loaded pistol to his forhead nnd ji off. At the moment of nulling the trigger he raised his head, s that the ball slid up- W;,rd instead nl entering his brain, ns it would have done if the bead had not been raised. The ikull was not fractured. He ia suppose to have; been reduced in physical strength, ' Ind been low-spirited fur some tiim; past. jMr. Frantz has been a close student, having , mastered the French, Italian and German Inn R,w.s, alcoA.itin.nnd Greek. He is said : i.-osscssed of more than ordinary talent. friend called to see him soon after the affair. and, upon suggesting that he would immedi- stelveoforc nhvsicinn. Frantz rcnlied j "itio doctor cau l slop us moving." He evidently not in bis riftht mind when dreadful act wns done. e iitnters'.nnd he hiielvsoon to recover. SpringJUU (O.) jm$Har, tth inr. last tTThe young lady who was accused breaking a young man's heart, hat been bound oyeran the bonds' of matrimony, to, keep piece. Rates of Advertising. One squore, (or less) 3 insertions, Uf '" " Each additional incet'.ion, 26 " " Three months, - - - 8,00 " " Six months, 6,00 - Twelvemonths, - - 8,' 0 One four'b or a column per year. If ,00 " half " ' 18,00 column " " 30,00 All overa square charged a twos quarts. O'Adver'.i.s-emen's inserted till forcii i lb expense of the advertiser, JOB WORK Executed at this 0ff.ee wjih neatness an despatch, at tbe loweit possible rates. A BEAUTIFUL AND ELOQUENT PRAYER. r , .," T V, -" " . ! dn.- defence. Bass ihe President of the I ru le ; S'". ",lvls' s In Cabinet count il. our '" -'""'n i.cS.ia said ,,r,:s.r ""f various Ma.es. nnd all who are in . ; ! i : - ' I t j : I i , . Hev. Alfred Cookman, Pastor of the M. E. Church of Hurrishiirj, on ihe occasion of ther Inauguration of Governor Pollock, upon tha 10th tilt., addressed 'he Throne of Grace, in the following earnest, impressive end eloquent prayer appropriate lo that inleresting occa sion : "Who is like unto Thee, oh Lord among tha Grids ? Who is like unto thee, glorious in ho liness, fearful in ptaises, doing wonders. Thou art the Author of tbe world, nnd tha Creator of men, the Ruler of Nations, and the K.tnbbsher of Governments. Sensible of our entire dep'-ndance upon Thee, wewould coma into Thy august presence with all that rever ence and huu.ility which are due to thy great ness, and with all that hope and love which Thy goodness; should inspire. Look compla cently up n us, and let tbe words of cur lips, and the meililaiions of our hearts be accepta ble in Thy .sight, oh Lord ! our strenlgb and our Hcdee-mer ! Reminded I y surrounding circumstances of our national blessings-, we would render Thee heart felt praise for this good land which Ihe I.oid our God has given us aland distinguish ed by knowledge dignified as the abode of !civil n' teligious liberty, nnd endeared to "'' ar.s i.y ne p,ni..n s zen nmi ine asiiej - and perpetuate our sacred privileges. Lei tha ,l""- " V" .! . more pros- P' roi is .inti gionou, w.a.. i.s pas-, upon irns H-vd-m s fair r.cri.nge, le. the bright cloud of the divine g.ory coinnunuly rest, and upon i, ll.i, u nii I.i- 7 Hill nn l.lihi hra nnH n il. li-pres.;,,,,,,,.. , .m.un. Ingres, as- dm il lli. Itii'inC r.r riiir iiiirnmi. i.ni! enh. ""' " ' ' ' i...- P"" '"" .u "" ""'." ' P'oilablet,, directed may their conduct, I.h pubt.c and pnvn'e, be marked by the ic'est Jst,ce and H,e most unswerving in- lpntv lii-ifi ir.ii'v I, n.-ni nr ril, T.nril Th. --. , '' , ' ;' ',u'" ." . '! - ' " . '. - .......i.,.......i.........i.r.T.. " I" " ' " ".' ""u i'u,t, w ifli ;ive nri'Vi.t r-il diirmtr tl,f p ntirp liTm ....... ... . of his official service. Accompnny him into other spheres, and mn.v his conduct in the fu ture be characterized by the same purity of in'entiou and nprighlncrs of octi n which have ever dignified und adorned bis lile in Hie past. And now we carne'lly and unitedly invoke tbe richest blessings nf Tl,y grace upon the Governor elect, who, with ail ihe solemnities of nn oath, will this day be inducted into hit new nnd responsible office. Visit him as Thou didst Mi.s.-s in the bush, Joshua in tbe halt e, Gideon in the field, mid Snri.uel in the tern lo. Give him the blessing of Ilavid and Snionun. Let this day-so brigjit nnd beauti ful, be e-uilileinatic of his profierou Adminis tration and happy life. Kiud.y regard those who shall be associated with him in the vari ous di pfir'menls of the State government. May they be men nf clean bunds and pure Leans, always acting with n reference to the public good may they eventually he reward ed with ih e delightful plaudit of "well done, goo.) and faithful servants." Hear our pray- , ""TV"'1-" "-jn o,.r .raises-auu . r ... . . . "l " "V " '"" ."' ""f"u" ; "o....e. r... ,,,..?Mng m tmimi .''"' " l" " ascr.oingun tlividtd praises to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen." t Extreme Modesty. i I Somebody tells 'he following amusing anee d iteofnur friend and eve-rboily's friend, -Thoruley nf the gieat India Rubber ware house, in this cily A la ly went into Thornlny's store, and in quired, 'Have you any India-rubber elegy encircle rs?' 'What did ynii say, ma'amf'said the usually wide' awake and atu'.e John, slighty confound ed. Klegv-encirclcrs,' repeated Ihe lady with bln-h. Tl ornlet look around the s'ore, first at th great piles of India. rubber then at gutta-percha, tl en nt India -rubber r l.it li nnd so on but with out seeing inyihing enrn-sp uding to the name. 'You're sure it made nf India rubber?' said Mr. T inwardly declaring that there wag nothing n.ade uf that article that be had nol Seen. 'O yes,' replied the lady. Do you see anything like it?' it length re lumed the bewildered fellow. The lady looked round ti e well filled store, nnd at length her eye rested upon a box, which she bln.thingly pointed to. What do you suppose it contained? Garters! She- as soon helped to a pair, and as she look her leave, it ali at once occured to Mr. Thumb y that garters were L-e-g eucirclcra. 0itif Bmnch. Appointments Confirmed. Washington, Saturday, Feb. 10. (to Tbe Senate has confirmed tbe following rp pointments : Benjamin O. Pickett. Postmaster Maysvilie, Ky.; Samuel Cdlings, of Pa., Con sul for the Umpire nf Morocco, vice George V, lirown. recalled. S. S. Cox. editor of tha Ohio Statesman, ha been nominated as Secre tary of the legation to Peru, vice John B. Mil- er, whose uorniitnlioii wns withdrawn. Sen- itor Dodge, or loVa, has- he-en nominated and onfirnied I'ui'ed States Minister toSonin. in place of Mr. Ureckeuridge, resigned. Leoni- last Martin, of Alabama, was confirmed aa Consul at Ma.nilan ; W. W. Haulis, of Vir ginia, .if Consul nt Aiti:is Calieuto, Mexico. 1 h"ni:is L. Potter was confirmed as collector at New Orleans; Win. E. Stark as Surveyor; rrnncis Leach as Appraiser, andWm. B. Key. urn as Assistant Appraiser. Terrible. ' and to A F. II-Tinkle, a lad eleven vears old went a rabbit hunting n few tiays nince, in Shelly co'intv. Indiana, takinc wilh him i!itp ,Wa As he did not return as soon ns his parents ex pected him, they went out in search of him, but without success. The nuiehborliood wag nlnrmed to such nn extent that more than one hundred persons turned out in search of tha lost boy, ot the close of Ihe fourth day ha was found in a field frozen to death, and al most entirely devoured by the hogs. that wns the is of tCTH is snid that an intimate friend of "Al varado" Hunter intimates that the cashiered hero will shortly embark for St Petersburg, to offer his services to the Cznr cf Russia as commander in his navy. He will go out witk testimonials for gallantry and eflkiency froia one of the hightest officers in our navy. the (TTChriit suffered mnch. I ought to ba willing to follow him. "If we sffr wit him ve ihall aUo reigh with him."