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, . ' - THE SMOKY HILL AND vr'-r K WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE' UNION." teJ jr" Volume III. jrCTNTCTIOlSr CITY; KANSAS. SAJTimiDAY, DECEMBERi 5, 1863. v- Number 4, h Smohg pll anfa jEcpub'it Titian, TUBLISIIXD EVEET SATURDAT iiOON'IXO AT JUNCTION, DAVIS Co., KANSAS YT. K. BARTLETT. - - - S. M. STRICKLER, Proprietors. WM. S. BLAKELY, - - - GEO. W. MARTIN, Editors and Publishers. OFFICE IN BRICK. BUILDING, CORNER OF SEVENTH t WASHINGTON St's. TEIM3 OF 8UBSCRIITION : One copy, one year, - $2.00 Ten conies, one year, .... 15.00 Payment required in all cases in advance. All papers discontinued at the expiration of the time for which payment is received. TEEMS Or ADVEUTIS1SO : One square, first insertion, -Each subsequent insertion, , - - $1.00 50 leu lines or less being a square. Yearly advertisements inserted on liberal terms. job"woek dono with dispatch, and in the latest style of the art. O Payment required for all Job Work on delivery. WE MEW INTEREST-BEARING CURRENCY. The unimportant residue of the present issue of legal tender notes are being for warded to Washington in small daily sums, to be used for replacing mutilated ones. Any further larger issues of currency must be composed of the new notes, at 5 per cent., payablo in ono year with interest r The plates arc now ready, of all denomina tions except the twenties, and the following description of their designs will interest all American readers : Thu one year notes to be of the denomi nations of $10, 20, $50, $100, $500, and S1.000 They are 1 inches long and 3 inches wide and read as follows : "One year r after date, tho United States will pay to the bearer Ten Dollars, with five per cent, in terest." Ou the margin is the declaration " This note is a legal tender for Tun Dollars." There is also engraved on it the date of ihc Act cf Congress authorizing its issue, viz: " Act of May 3d, 1863." Tho notes arc to be signed by the Treasurer of the United States, and by the uegister ot tho Treasury, and will be impressed with the red beal of tho Treasury, after the man ner of the legal tender notes. The 10s have, on the left end, a large portrait of the Secretary of the Treabury, engraved expressly for this note, in a style much superior to that ou the legal tender one dollar notes, although from the same siiginal. Exactly in tho centre of the note is an eagle, with outstretched wings, rifcing aloft, carrying in his talons the flag of the Union and tho olive branch. In the distance is the Capitol at Washington. On the right end. in an oval, is Peace, a feuialo figure robed in white, bringing plenty in her train. At each upper corner is tho denomination, expressed in geometric lathe cuttiugs and the most intricate and beauti ful character. Around the note is a border of similar style of work, expressing, in continual repetition, the words "United States of America" "Ten." The $50 note has on lhe left end a vig nette representing Loyalty: a woman attired in classic robes, in her left hand holding a sheathed word, her right arm leaning upon the Bible and the Constitution, which arc supported by the pillar of the Capitol. This figure, which is very imposing, occu pies nearly the whole of the left end of the note. Under it is the denomination l Fif ty," in lathe work. At the right" hind lower corner is a very fine portrait of Alex ander Hamilton. Above is the denomina tion " 50," in very handsomo lathe work. This noto has a border similar to that of the 10. Both of these notes have the anti photoprapbic green tint on the face, and also on tho back. UallclCs Circular. HARDEE THROWN INTO THE SHADE. There is u story in circulation in the - nuy of Northern Virgiuia, which runs as ioliows: A well known C-mfederatc Major-Gcner-al was stopping for a while in a Georgia village some time since, which fact coming to tho knowledge of the Captain of the " Home Guard" a portion of that arm of the service, as I heard a friend remark tho other day, generally formed with the under standing that they are " not to leave home unless that home was invaded " said Cap tain resolved to give the General an op portunity of witnessing the " revolutions" of bis buperb corps. In due time Captain . s company, having " fell in," were discovered by the General in front of his quarters, in the execution of the command, In two ranks, git," &c. During the exhibition, 'by some dexter ous double-quick movement, only known among militia officers, the Captain, much to his surprise, found bis company in a " fix," best described I reckon as a solid circle. In stcntcrophonic tones ho called to the men to "halt!"' The General became in terested and drew near to see in what way the thing would be righted. The Captain in his confusion, turned his head to one side, like a duck when ho sees the shadow of a hawk flit past, and seemed to be in the .deepest thought. At last an idea aeemed io strike him, a ray of intelligence mantled his facq, and straightening up he turned to tbecompany and cried out "Company, disentangle to the front ! March !" The company "straightened," and the nawihnl rrave it as his oninion that it was inC DCSl CUIUUldUU uu uttu I.H. gittu. AN IMPORTANT ACT. 'Major Don Piatt, of General Schenck's staff, addressed a large assemblage of Union men near Baltimore, the other day. Having referred to the often expressed fears of the Democrats that negroes would invade the North, if emancipated, and put themselves on an equality with the whites, he then read tho following " Act' which he had pre pared and was anxious to present to the Legislature of Maryland, on its assembling: An Act, entitled an Act to amend the Act entitled the "Act of God." Whereas, Information having been given this honorable body, by afflicted and fright ened citizens, that there is great danger of Copperhead Democrats, peace men and se cession sympathizers, of an amalgamation with persons of African descent, said Cop pcrheads, peace men andt6ocesh having be come so demoralized, and said persons of African descent having become so improved in manners and morals that it is extremely difficult to distinguish one from the other, and great danger that they will rush into each other's embrace ; and Whereas, We consider it our duty to protect by law all classes of society ; Therefore, be it enacted, That if any person or persons of African descent shall hang about corner groceries, coffee houses or other places of public resort, where con stitutional laws may be imbibed, and talk about the habeas cornus. free speech or personal liberty bill, thereby imitating said Copperheads, peace men and secesb, such person or persons of African descent so offending, shall, upon conviction thereof, be compelled to associate with Vallandignam, Burr, and the Woods, and bo considered no better than they arc. Be it enacted, That if any wench of African descent shall so far forget herself, as to receive the attentions and associate with a Copperhead, or peace Democrat, or soccsh, such wench so offending, shall, upon conviction thereof, be condemned to marry said Copperhead, peace Democrat or secesb, without benefit of divorce. Be it enacted, That if any person or per sons of African descont shall be heard to say that slavery is of Divine origin, a bless ed institntion, and highly advantageous to the slave in a moral and intellectual point of view, thereby imitating the wicked stu pidity of said Copperheads, peace Democrats and sece?h, such person or persons of Afri can descent, so offending, shall, upon con viction thereof, be condemned to subscribe to, pay for, and read the National Intelli gencer, and may God Almighty have mercy on his or their souls. A BEAUTIFUL EXTRACT. Some fifteen years ago, Rev. John N. Maffit, then in his prime, delivered a lecture which close with the following fine passage: " The Phoenix, fabled bird of antiquity, when it felt the chill advances of age, built its own funeral urn, and fired its pyre by means which nature's instinct taught. All its plumage, and its form of beauty became ashes; but over would rise the young; beautiful from the urn of death and cham bers of decay would the fledgling come, with its eyes turned toward the sun, and essaying its dark, velvet wings, sprinkled with gold and fringed with "silver, on the balmy air, raising a little flight it gives a cry of joy, and soon becomes a glittering speck in the deep bosom of the aerial ocean. Lovely voyager of earth, bound on its heavenward journey to the sun. " So rises the spirit-bird from the ruins of tho body, the funeral-urn which its Maker built, and death-fires. So soars away to its home in the pure clement of spirituality, the intellectual Phoenix, to dip its proud wings in the fountain of eternal bliss. " So shall dear precious humanity survive from the ashes of a burning world. So beautifully shall the unchanged soul soar within the di-c of Eternity's great luminary, with undazzled eye and unscorchod wings the Pboonix of immortality taken to its rainbow home, and cradled on the beating bosom of eternal love." - The following account of an extra ordinary French telegraphic invention is given by the" Paris correspondent of the London Star': The Abbo Cassell's pan telegraph is taken up by the Government. A project of a law was recently presented to the Corps LegislatifF, which proposes that it should supercede tho Morse apparatus now in universal use. The pantelegraph is one of the creat scientific wonders of the day. It is properly enough termed an autograph aad amateur. A atspaicu wnuen at jrans is reproduced without the assistance of a clerk at Marseilles with the most rigorous fidel ity, as is also a portrait, sketch or drawing of any kind. Nor does Cassell's apparatus need so great a supply or electricity as mat of Morse, and is much less affected by the condition of the atmosphere. The Empress has lately had her likeness telegraphed to some of her friends in the provinces; and last week Cassell telegraphed a paiating of a full blown rose from the observatory of the bureau of the telegraphic admiaistratiea: The petals were of a beautiful pink color, aad the leaves of an equally good green ; in short, were exactly like the origiaal. Rossini, not many days ago, telegraphed to Marseilles, by this apparatus, a melody which he improvised in honor of the iaven tor, and which has since gone the rounds of the Paris salons. " STBAHOE THINGS AMONG US." We have recently met with a most re markable volume, of which our caption is its title. The name of the author is H. Spicer a gentlemaa well known ia the literary circles of London as a contributor to "All the Year Bound' This book was published ia the spring of tke present year, but as it has not been re-printed in the United States, we venture to epitomise one of its marvels being the account at" lhe Bird Woman" the most extraordinary freak of nature of which we have ever heard. Somewhat painful in details, it is suffi ciently grotesque for a place in a volume of German fancies although we are assured that it actually occurred in England, but a short time since. The narrator a girl of the servant class, but of rather superior address bad called on Mr. Spicer's sister, as to a situation, to which she had been recommended, and in the course of the conversation related the following as a re cent experience. The advertisement in which she had set forth her willingness to take charge of an invalid, infirm, or lunatic person, or to assume any office demanding unusual steadiuess of nerve was applied to by a lady living in the outskirts of the citv. who reauested her attendance at an appointed hour. Tho house proved to be a dingy, deserted looking mansion. It had a haunted and sinister aspect, and the girl, as she rang the bell, was sensible of mis giving, for which she could not account, but she possessed courago and firmness. A lady-like person, mistress of the house, opened the door, and, conducting the appli cant into an adjoining apartment, informed her that her task would be of a very trying and peculiar nature, requiring firmness and courage. The girl, nothing daunted, wish ed to be made acquainted with the nature of her duties. The mistress, thereupon leading the way to a back ' apartment, un locked the door, as about to enter, but hesitatingly. She warned her companiou that she was about to be brought face to face with a spectacle that might well try tho strongest nerves. With this not very re-assuring preface, they both entered the room, which was very gloomy. On the floor, in one corner, was plainly distin guishable what looked like a bundle of clothes in disorder. However, it appeared to be in motion, and the mistress told the girl not to be alarmed, adding, "If sbc likes you, she'll hoot if she don't she'll scream." At that moment, from the heap of clothes, there rose a head, that made the stranger's blood run chill. It was human, indeed, in general structure; but it ex hibited, in place of a nose, a large beak, curved like that of an owl ! Two strange yellow eyes increased the bizarre resem blance, whilo numerous tufts of some feath ery substance sprouting from a sskm, bard and black as a Parrot's tongue, completed this horrible intermingling of bird and woman ! As they approached, the unhappy being rose and sunk with the measured motion of a bird upon a perch, 'and presently opening its mouth, gave utterance to a hideous and prolonged "tu-whoo." "All right," said tho lady, "she likes you." Thoy were both as it were, standing over the unfortu nate freak of nature. "Have you the courage to lift her?" inquired the lady. " Trv it" The eirl, though recoiling in stinctively from the contact, nerved herself to the utmost, ana, putting uer arms ue neath those of the still booting creature, strove to raise her up. In doing so, the hands became disengaged from the clothes. They were black and armed with long curved talons, like those of a bird of prey. Even this new discovery might not have made the girl's courage quail, had she, as bad seemed to be the case, crouched on the ground; but she balanced on an actual perch or rail, around which her feet dosed and clung, by means of talons similar to those which adorned her hands. So irre pressible was the feeling of horror, that now overcame the visitor, that, after one desperate effort of self-control, she was forced to let go of the thing she held. A wild, unearthly scream, that rang through the house narked the creature's change of mood. The baleful eyes shot yellow fire, and scream after scream pursued her as she fairly fled from the apartment, followed, at a steadier pace, by the lady. The latter took the girl into tho parlor did all in her power to soothe her agitation, and expressed no surprise when she declared, that ten times the liberal amount offered, would not tempt her to undertake such an uaaatural charge. Such is a specimen of the "Strange Things" contained in this most remarkable volume. Home, journal. tST As a young lady was presiding at a tea table the other evening, one of her sleeves got burnt a little from a spirit lamp underneath a small urn. A. young fop present, thinking to be witty on the acci deat, remarked with a drawl, ('I didn't think Miss Alice apt to take fire." " Nor am I, sir,' she answered with great readiness, ," from such sparks as you." Trrx Gkakdeue or Man. The birth of I m m an infant is a greater event than the pro duction of the sen. The ran is oaly a lamp of senseless matter; it sees aot'itsewa light; it feels not its owa heat; aad with all its' graadenr, it will cease to be. Bat .i . i ; ..1 "' ' inai inxani, peguming ". v jw THE NEXT PRESIDENCY. Tke atria for the fccceMioB "Hoest OH Abe " vs. Secretary Chase. Wendell Phillips, a shrewd observor and philosopher in bis way, has said the Cabinet of President Lincoln is nothing more nor less than a committee for the management of the next Presidential elec tioa. The learned abolition orator, how ever, has told only one half of the story; for the Cabinet is composed of two distinct committees in reference to the succession. One is a conseryative Union committee, and the other a radical abolition committee. Of the radicals, Mr. Secretary Chase is the chosen champion and leader, while the con servatives, with the discovery that Mr. Seward has been " played out " by Thurlow Weed, have fallen back upon " Honest Old Abe " himself, as the only man capable to cope with his powerful Chancellor of the exchequer. The old Jacksonian Blair family and " there were giants in those days " have undertaken to run tho conservative machine against tho radicals. Montgomery Blair, the Postmaster General, in his speech the other day at Rockville, Marylaud, boldly and eloquently drew tho line of .demarka tion between the abolition war programme, and the President's Union saving pro gramme, and proudly planted himself on the side of " Old Abe." About the same time Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr., in a fron tier speech of tho cut-and-thrust style of the Missouri border, delivered to the Mis sourians, threw down the gauntlet to Secre tary Chase, with a declaration of war involving no quarter. Both these warlike Blairs are sons of the veteran Francis P. Bbir, Sr., whose tiencbant battle-axe, as the' right hand man of old Hickory, hewed down all impediments that stood in his way Henry Clay and his magnificent Ameri can system, Calhoun and nullification, Nick Biddle nud the United States Bank, and every grumbler and demoralizing clique of the fighting democracy This mighty man in Israel, this father of all the Blairs, this Abraham of the tribe, stands at the head, and directs their movements from his chat eau at Silver Spring against Mr. Chase and all his tribe, and in support of Father Abraham for the White House for another term. Mr. Secretary Chate, with the consent of the President, has recently made a political rcconnoissance through Ohio aud to the State capital of Indiana. He has been lionized at every point along bis journey as the father of the Administration system of "greenbacks. He has made frequent racy and familiar little speeches, of the style of that peculiar home-spun political literature of which " Uncle Abe " as the keeper of his strong boxes pleasantly styles lam is the fountain bead. But, although the jokes aud the anecdotes on the stump of Mr. Chase are pretty good for a finan cier, they fall short of the unction of the happy hits of his " uncle." We may say that the man with a great natural gift for wit and humor, who has passed through the schools of the railspiitter, the flatboatman and the prairie lawyer, can safely challenge the world to a trial of familiar and pithy and pungent illustrations of living Ameri can characters and passing events. Such is " Uncle Abe," our President a man who, according to the testimony of Mr. Chase himself, may wisely be trusted with another term. And so, with the issue in the cabinet re duced to two Presidential candidates, not withstanding the powerful Secretary of the Treasury is one, we incline to the opinion that the other, being his powerful and pop ular " Uncle Abe," holds the inside track, and will keep it to the end of the race. Who can entertain a doubt of it, when the President's claims as against bis Secretary are backed up by the great Blair family, from the old man down a set of men thoroughly conversant with all the machin; ery, all the ins and outs, all the highways and byways, all the pipes, wires, pullies and trap doors, and all the strategy and tactics, of every political party of the country, every Presidential Candidate from the up rising of Old Hickory to the advent of "Old Abe?" It is eyident that President Lin coln is rather amused than disconcerted by any Presidential movements in his cabinet in which he is counted out. The Secretary of State seems to have made this discovery, and has quietly laid aside all pretensions for the future, beyond those of a faithful subordinate to the head and master of the Administration and the succession. The late elections have turned upon the immediate aad paramount question of the day, the suppression of the rebellion ; the November election of New York will in all probability go the same way upon the issue; bat, with all these elections out of the way, tke politicians oa both sides will begin to reshuffle and eat the cards for the grand political eampaiga of 2864. Then they will find out, we suspect, that Mr. Chase aad his followers hate beea dreaming, aad that Secretary Seward aad the Blairs have dieeevered that the repablieaa candidate fer the eaeoeasioa stands six feet three in bis stoetiags, aad that .his aame is Hoaest Old Abe." New YorkEsrald. , ftr A man earrjiig a cradle was asked by a pretty wise, rather -arehryj if hat "was owe of the fraita of matrueoay?" "Ob, ao, my little charmer" said he, 11 this if paly a fruit basket," AS ECCENTRIC DCFIDEL. A correspondent of the Northwestern Advocate says that the followiag quaint anecdote was related to him by an itinerant of the Ohio Annual Conference; ,1 was sent, said be, to Gallipolis Circuit, and having fulfilled the labors of the Sab bath, in an autumnal evening, was invited bv an infidel to eo home with him. I ac cepted most cheerfully, and was treated with afiablo courtesy and the respect due to a minister of Christ Jesus, In the morn ing as I took my leave, my infidel friend courteously invited me to call on him when ever it should sait my convenience. This I generally did, as I came to this appointment through the year. As the year neared its close, I thought I would call and offer pay ment to my host, lest he should charge me, and through me ministers generally, with neglect in paying just dues. I called for my bill. He brought forth his book, where was charged in mercantile 8tyle--for ooard, norse seeping, etc., sums amounting to fifteen or twenty dollars. I was amazed ; told him I could not pay it now, but when I came again, before I left the circuit, I would cancel the debt. But stop, says my friend, we have, not done yet. Let us see what is on the other side. He then pro duced an amazing credit of one dollar for every sermon I had preached in that place during the year, whether he was present or absent ; a sixpence for every blessing asked at his table ; and a shilling for every pray er I offered in the family save one, when I knelt on one foot and knee its credit was a sixpence. The aggregate of credit sur passed the debt some three or four dollars, which he immediately proiuced, passed over to me, and we parted ia mutual friendship and love. SEND PAPERS TO THE SOLDIERS. We understand that a great many papers on the way to the soldiers do not reach their destination because the postage is not prepaid. And they cannot pre-pay postage on papers to which they subscribe, in a majority of instances, because of their con stant change of location. It results that all the papers they can procure are those furnished by newsdealers, and that at a high price. For general news these may answer their purposes. But each soldier, besides this, desires to hoar from homo, and wishes to see his local paper. And this he may have regularly, if the friends and acquaint ances he has at home will but do their duty. For tiro cent any number of papers, not exceeding four ounces in weight, in one wrapper, may be sent him through the Post Office, and if thus sent, properly di rected, will pretty surely follow him wber eycr he may be located. Most people sub scribe to some paper. Very few preserve them. Those who do not, cannot put them to better use, after reading them, than to forward them, postage paid, to some soldier in the army. Ho will be glad to get it, and he and many others will read it. In many instances a single local paper will gladden the eyes of numerous soldiers from the same vicinity. It will furnish inno cent occupation, save their money, remind them of home and home affairs, and assure them that they are not forgotten, while fighting the battles of the country. We urge upon all to act upon the suggestion. It will do good we are satisfied. m m . TRUE COURAGE. " Coward ! coward !" said James Law ton to Edward Wilkes, as he pointed his finger at him. Edward's face turned very red, and the tear started in his eyes, as he said, " James Lawton, don't call me a coward." " Why don't you fight John Taylor then, when he dares you ? I would not be dared by any boy." " He's afraid," said Charles Jones, as he put his finger in his eye and pretended to cry. " I am not afraid." said Edward, and he looked almost ready to give up, for John Taylor came forward and said, " uome on then and show that you are not afraid." A gentleman passing by said, ' Why do you not fight the boy? tell me the reason." The boys stood still, while Edward said, "I will not do a wicked thing, sir, if they do call me a coward." " That's right, my noble boy," said the gentleman. " If you fight with that boy, yon really disgrace yourseir, ana win anew that you are more afraid of the laugh aad ridicule of your companions, than of break ing the commandments of God." It is more honorable to bear an iasalt with meekness than to fight about it. Beasts aad brutes, which have ao reason, know of ao other way to avenge themselves, but God has givea yoa understanding, and thoagh it is hard to be called a coward, and tn ubmit to indimitv aad insult, vet re member the saying of the wise man" He that relet bis spirit it greater man mm wai taketh a city." 8appeee yoa fight with this boy, aad yoar oomnaaieas all call yoa a brave fellow, what will this be when you are called to stand before God?" Maov a poor deladed. -man has beea drawa'ia to accept a eaalleegs and fght a daalaad show his bravery, aad.tkaaldie-' pKytoau tnat ne was a auaeraate sowars, ka warn afraid of Ui'mmt asd laaeVff hkeoarpaaioaa. !Bat!rfoUew.thaaxamale of that brave soWier; who, wa' he was caalUageditoight, aaid: "I do a4 feax taaeaMoaTaaoaxa, mujwuw. . AN ENQLIS5MA1TS REVENGE. A late Parisian paper Ulls the story of a wealthy Englishman who may constantly le seen at the grand opera and the Italian opera, and who enjoys a great reputation, not ouly as being a great connoisseur of music, but further, as being a great ama teur of painting.. How the latter reputation was acquired you will presently see. Ho was, be is, ono of those Bedouin English. men, who live alternately in all the Euro pean capitals, except when they ate on an occasional jaunt to Egypt, or to China, or to India, or to the Holy Land. Ho never traveled alone; his wife was with him, his bona fide wife, for notwithstanding his errant life (so apt to weaken one's morals), he had all the English respect for the sex, and a true Englishman's love for his wife. She was a beautiful woman, one of those "keepsake" beauties, that, once seen, make a man dream forever. Her social success was very great in all the cities they visited. In Home, after some years' marriage, they became acquainted with a German artist, of a good deal of reputation, who, to bis art joined the learning of Benedictine, and knew the city of Home as well as Winkelman or Yuconii. The Gorman vol unteered to be their cicerone in tho Eternal City ; they gladly accepted bis offer. Many were the hours they passed with him in the museum of the capital, in the Vatician, in St. Peter's, and in the delightful excur sions they made in the environs of Romo, The artist became in love with the English lady ; she reciprocated bis affection. The husband was a long time in seeing the stain upon his honor ; several years passed away before he perceived it, for he was very much pleased with the artist, and they had long been on the most intimate footing. Although stung to the quick by such base faithlessness and such gross violation of tho laws of hospitality and friendship, he said nothing; he disliked scenes; he was, nev ertheless, determined upon a complete re venge, and he appealed to cooler reflections to furnish forth a suitable punishmeut. The passions are bad counsellors. Ha left Italy and retired with his wife to England, saying nothing but au revoir to the artist. When he reached England, he told his wife of the painful discovery he bad made, and he gave her back into her father's band. He then returned to the continent alone, and visited Germany, Rus sia and France, where he purchased a great many paintings; he then went to Italy, meanwhile continuing to purchase paint ings, and at last two years had now passed. away since their last meeting he called on. the German painter, who still lived in Rome, and demanded satisfaction from him His challenge was accepted, and the Eng- glishman, according to the European cus tom, being the onunded party, selected the weapons. He chose psitols. During the past two years he had practiced daily for several hours, and his known address with the pistol had become an uuerring certainty of shot. Ho sent the shot wherever he wished it to go. The parties went on tho ground they were placed at thirty paces apart, and with the privilege of advancing; ten steps before firing. The signal was then given. One, two, three, Fire! The word fire was scarcely out of the second's mouth, when the Englishman fired without moving; his antagonist's pistol fell from his band, and as discharged by the fall, the ball burying itself in the ground. The Englishman's ball had shattered the artist's arm, and amputation was necessary ! his career of artist was ended and forever. A few days after the amputation the Englishman called on him, and without noticing the angry reception he met, said to the suffering artist " If you think that my vengeance is sat isfied with your shattered hand and the wreck of your artist's career, you strangely underrate the agony of a deceived, dishon ored husband. Though I have condemned you to a life of vain regrets, to a never ending series of impotent sighs, to a total oblivion by all amateurs and historians of art" " Ob, no, sir," interrupted the artist, his face beaming with a ray of hope, " the last you cannot do. My Madonna, at St. Pe tersburg; my Luther, at Berlin; my Flight into Egypt, at Paris; my " The Englishman interrupted him in tens "Spare me," said he, "the names of yoar works, but look over this catalogue aad sea if I have not the exact list of them alL" " Yes, they are all there evea the paintings L finished the day before the. dael.J' " So I was persuaded. All the paiaticga on this catalogue are my property, I do with them what I please ; I please to burn, them, aye, to burn every one of them, that your name shall be effaced from the glo rious roll of artists: la two boars from this time, yoar toil, yoar conceptions, yoar skill, will bo arcumpletely efieeed from the world as the lines which the urcbia traeee ia the saad-are efiteed by the rising tide; fire is as deetraetive as water." Ia vaia the poor artist begged for merey. The wroBged basbaad'waa iaseasibie to hie supplications, aad ia two hoars the servant brought to the artist's room a large earthew vessel eemmoaly aced to contain oil, filed' witir ashes it was all that remained of hia4 paintiagc terday, is aeeseesed ef reason, atefmi a principle ialaitely'raperibr to til matter, and wui are larougnoui to gss.bf cteraity.