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The matter of yearly advertisements changed quarterly Tree or charge, t or mrincr pariicu lars, addrcfn Jko. P. Babeett 4 Co., Fublishen, VOL. 1. HARTEOBD, OHIO COUNTY, KY FEBETJABY 3, 1875. NO. 5 ADVEIVriSINO BATES. THE ACCEPTANCE. Bf JOEL BE1CTOX. No more to go on weary quest, No more to plot, or plan, Or dream; A glory greater than I guessed Has dawned. How strangely docs it seem! For, out of girlhood's broad domain, Beirilderingly looked o'or and o'er, No flower (to me 'tis very plain) So fair was ever won before. The sweet, glad wonder in her eyes, The lipl which only lore has pressed, The warm and palpitant surprise. The eby response ehyly oonfetsed,- Are like the light that never was Inhabitant of land or sea, And of all carthlynysteries The one bewitching mystery. In her docs Psyche's form arise? Is she so marvellously fair? Is beauty's spell wore from her eycs7 ' So radiant splendors wreathe her hair? I bare not asked. I only know Borne sweet perfection hold, control. And, where rare human -virtues flow, . Beams forth the dearest human soul. O sky! the morn that's risen to-day Outshines the brightness of your blue; November's serene!! turns to May, And this bleak world is born anew. MARIA SAXONBURV. BY MBS. HENRY 'WOOD, .innon or "east ltkici," "verxer's fbide,' "THE MTSTEaf," "THE KIEL'S UIIES," "the CIUXKINGS, "a LITE'S SECEIT," Jtc, ic CHAPTER IX. ALNWICK COTTAGE. A blazing hot day in August. More es pecially hot it felt at the railway station of Offord, a quiet country village; for it was a email, bare station, with not a tree, and but little covering about it, to 6hade off the sun's hot glare. The two o'clock train came puffing up.'stopped, deposited a few passengers and a good deal of lug gage, and went screaming and puffing on again. Nearly all who had alighted were of one party. Mr, and Mrs. Yorke, their two 5'oung children, and some servants. She vasyoungand beautiful still, but her man ner had grown colder. Little trace re gained of the gay lightness ol Maria Sax onburv. From thelorc.incidental to Englishmen, of temporary change, of new scenes, Mr. Yorke quitted Saxonburv. its com forts and its elegancies, for a "shooting- box in another county. AH Jic knew of "Alnwick Cottage," he knew through an advertisement, except what he learned bv two or three letters from Mr. Maskcll, who bad ihe cbarga-cf letting-it, furnished. Excellent fishing and shooting were prom ised, and Mr. Yorke had taken it for six months. It stood nearly a mile beyond the village. Xo one was at the station to meet them, and Mr. Yorke in his haugh ty spirit, wa9 not pleased at the omission, lie deemed that Mr. Maskell ought to Lave been there. "It is a disrespect which he ought no to have shown me," he remarked to his wife, when the bustle of their arrival at the cottage was over. "I wonder he was not there." she an swered. "But s6mething may have pre vented him, Arthur; we.don't know." "I think I shall take a stroll out and have a look at the locality," resumed Mr. Yorke. "Do you want anything ordered in, Maria?" 'Xot that I know of," she answered. "The Fcrvants can see about all that." Mr. Yorkedeparted, takingthedirection of Oflord. When he reached the village, one of the first houses he saw was Mr. Haskell's, as the door-plate announced: "Mr. Maekvll, Lawyer andConvcyancer." lie rang, and was admitted. "I am so sorry not to have met you at the station." began Mr. Maskell, when he learnt who hi visitor was. "I wa6 called suddenly out of Oflord this morning to make a gentleman's will, and have not been home halfan-hour. I have des patched my clerk to Alnwick Cottage with the inventory. Sir. I hope you will like Offord." "It seems a very poor place," remarked Mr. Yorke. The village can't boast much, but the neighborhood is superior: a small society, but excellent Capital shooting, tool" "Have you good medical advice?"' "He is a very nice young fellow, our doctor. Wc have but one: the place would not support more. Xot but what he makes a good thing of it" Mr. Yorke's lip curJcd. He had not been thinking or "nice young fellows," Jjut of superior medical skill. "I asked you about the doctor.before I decided on the cottage, aud you wrote mc word there was an excellent one," said he, in a dis eatiefied tone. "It is most essential, where there's a family, to be near a clever med ical man." "We all think him very clever," replied the lawyer: Ha" bought the' practice three years ago:.our6nrgeon had died, and I negotiated its sale with this gentleman. He has attended us ever since, and is a great favorite. He was in London for two years before that, qualified assistant to a large medical practitioner. Plenty of experience he had there it was a large hos pital practice. He xvas smoking his cigar with me yesterday evening; he often runs in, does Janson; and was saying" "What is his name?" interrupted Mr. Yorke, his accent shrill and unnatural. "Janson." "What?" The -lawyer wondered whether Mr. Yorke was attacked with sudden deafness, and why his eyes glared, and his teeth shone out, so like fangs. "Janson," he repeated "Edward Jan son. Do you know him?' Mr. Yorke's mouth closed again, and his manner calmed down. "It is a curious name," said he. "Is it English?" "Of Butch origin, I suppose. Janson is an Englishman." "Docs he live in the village?" "A few doors lower down. It is the corner house as you come to Rye Lane: the garden door at the back opens on the lane. I assure you, sir, you may call in this gentleman with every confidence, should you or your family require medical advice. Meanwhile, during this walk of Mr. Yorke's everybody was busy at Alnwick Cottage, as is the case when going into a lresh residence. Finch, the nurse, a con fidential servant, who had been Mrs. Yorke's maid before her marriage, was dc- puted to go through the house with the lawyers clerk and the inventory, lac eldest child, a boy of four years, chose, and he had a will of his own, to attend on Finch: Finch sudmitting to the.co'mpan ionship, failing in some coaxing attempts to cet rid of him. But after a while he grew tired of the process of looking at chairs and tables and cups and saucers, and quitted her to go down stairs. "Go to Charlotte, Leo dear," said Finch. "1 shall soon have done. Charlotte, she called dut, over the balustrades, 'i to Master Leo." When Finch and the clerk had finished the inventory, the former proceeded to the small room on the ground floor, which had been appropriated as the nursery. In the list it was set down as "butler's pan try." Charlotte, the under-nurse, sat there wun uieyoungesicuiidasieepin neriap. "Where's Master Leo?" asked Finch. abbreviating, as she usually did, his name ''Leopold.'1 "I 'sent him here, and order- -cd yuu nrEce alter him. ' "He didn t come, was Charlotte s an swer, "and the little one was just dropping off to sleep. Master Leo wouldn't come herejto me, if he could go to hia mamma." "You'd let him be with his mamma for ever, you would, if it saved yourself a lit tle trouble." cried Finch, who of course domineered over Charlotte, upper-nurse fashion. "I hate this movme. I dol such a bother! nothing to be got at, and one's regular meals and hours upset. I m as tired as a poor jaded horse. And you sit ting nere doing nothing, with that child on your lap! You might have laid him down, and got a cup" of tea for us." "Am i to lay hira on the floor retort ed Charlotte. "I don't know which is to be the children's bed." Finch flung out of the room in search of Leo: her labors that day, and the dis comfort around, made her cross. He was not to be found in-doors. and she went to the garden. Very soon a shriek of fricht and horror arose from her. It drew her mistress out: and the lawyer s clerk, who was departing, heard it, and ran back in its direction. Leopold Yorke had met with a ladder. reared against the side of the bouse, and had climbed up in all a boy's adventurous spirit. He had fallen off, poor child, it was impossible to say from what height. and now lay insensible on the crave, with an ugly gash in his forehead, from which the blood was oozing. Finch stopped her sroans and lamenta tions, and stooped to pick him up. But Mrs. Yorke snatched him from her. and crouncned down on the earth, with one Knee raised, and laid lnm upon it. she looked with a hopeless, helpless express ion at the lawyer's clerk. The words which came Irom her white lips were scarcely auuiuie. "A doclor: where docsone live?Il . - -"111 fetch liim ma'am; I'll run everv step of the way; I don't mind the heat," cried the sympathizing clerk. He did not wait another moment, bat sped away. Leopold was conveyed indoors; and, before the surgeon cot there who al so seemed to have come on the run the child hnd recovered consciousness, and r inch had washed the wound, which now seemed disarmed of three parts of its ter- rors. jir. janson, Handsome, Irank, at tractive as he used to be, wanting vet a year or so of thirty, bound it up, ordered tne ooy to be kept quiet, and said he would send in a little calming medicine. "Mav I dare to shake hands with vou? ' he acked, with a frank pleasant smile, but with a somewhat heightened color, when lie and Mrs. Yorke were left alone. She placed her band within his. quite as frankly, though the glow was far deep er on her face than on his. "How strange that we should meet here!" she exclaimed. I recognized yoa the moment you came "As I did yon," heretumed- "But I was prepared. It was a matter of speculation in my mind, whether the Mr. and Mrs. Yorke who were coming to Alnwick Cot tage, could be you and your husband, un til Maskell set it at rest by saving it was Mr. Yorke of Saxonburv. I "have been settled at Oflord these three years." way l ask 11 you are airs. Yorke hesitated, but probably thought she must finish her question as she begun it "mar ried?" "To my profession I am. Mv thoughts and hopes have been wholly given to it since since I fully entered upon it." "Will the child do well?" she inquired. "Oh yes. It is but a slight affair. 1 was prepared for something worse, bv the ac count of Mr. Maskell's clerk. A little blood, especially on the head and face, frightens those not accustomed to it These accidents will happen where there are children. He is your eldest?" "Yes. I have but two.? "I will send un the medicine I snoke of. and call again in the morning." said Mr. Janson, rising. "Make my compliments to Jir. lorke. Mr. Janson departed, and Ifrn. Ynrlre looked after him. As he turned to close the iron gate, he saw her standing at the window and politely raised' his h.it. nnd Mrs. Yorke politely bowed in return. Po litely: the word is put advisedly: it best expresses the feeling each wished to show to the other. Whatever, there may have been of love or romance between them a few years ago, it was over now. Whatev er sentimental reminiscence each had hith erto retained of the other, whether any or none, they knew that from that afternoon henceforth, they subsided into their prop er and respective positions, Mrs. Yorke as another s wife, and Mr. Janson but as a iriend orner and her husband s; as hon orable, right-minded persons, in similar cases, ought, and would, and do subside. Mr. Yorke. after exnlnrinc ns fnrna ho thought necessary that day, turned back to his new home. His thoughts ran not on the features of the village, or on the lovely scenery around, or on the fishing or the shooting; they dweltcxclusively on the few words or Mr. Maskell which had ref erence to the surgeon with a deep and nourished hate; and he would infinitely have preferred to find he had visited a lo cality where poison grew rank in the fields, like weeds, than one containing Edward Janson. He was drawing pretty near to his own gate when he saw a gentleman emerge from it A shudder, strange and cold, passed through Mr. Yorke's veins. Was it sent as a warning the precursorof what was to come? Surelv that was the man of his thoughts? It was! Janson, and no other! What! had he already found out the way to his home? to fas tcie Mr. Yorke'ii lips opened in their usual ugly fashion, when displeased. Mr. Janson did not observe hira. He walked straight across the road, got over a stile, and was lost behind the hedge. He may well try to avoid my observa tion," thought Mr. Yorke, in hiR prejudice. Had he been told the real facts that Mr. Janson did not see him, and being in a hurry, was taking the short way through the fields to his home he would have re fused his belief. Matters were not mended when Mr. Yorke turned in at his gate. There stood hia wife at the window, her eyes unmis takably fixed on the path taken by Mr. Janson. She looked flushed and excited, which indeed was the effect of her late fright about the child. But Mr. Yorke set it down to a different cause. "I am 'glad you have come home," she exclaimed, when he entered. "An unfor tunate thing has happened." "I know," burst forth Mr. Yorke. "Nq need to tell me." Maria supposed' ha had eeen-the law yer's clerk. " What else could she suppose? "It will not end badly," she continued, fearing he was angry at ks having happen ed "Mr. Janson says so. Only think! he is the doctor here. You must have seen him leaving the house?" "Ycs.Idid see him," retorted Mr. Yorke, nearly choking with his efforts to keep down his anger. "What brought him here?" "Isent forhira. At least. I sent" "Andhow dared you send for him, or admit him to my house? How could you seize the moment my back was turned, to fetch him to your side? Was the meeting, may I ask, a repetition of the partin'g?" "What can you be talking of?" uttered Mrs. Yorke, petrified at the outburst. "What do you mean?" "I mean Janson," hissed Mr. Yorke "Janson, your former favored lover. Have I been so distasteful a husband to vou. that you must indecently fetch tin here in the lir t Hour ot your arrival Who told you that he lived at Offord? How did you ferret it out? Or have you known it all along, and concealed the knowledge from mc?" Maria sank back in her chair, awed and bewildered. "I do think you are out of your mind," she gasped. "Uo; I leave tbat to you: you arc far more out of your mind than I am. List en: I have a warning to give you," he ad ded, nearly unconscious what he said in his passion. "Get Janson to visit you clandestinely again, and I will shoot him." Maria rose majestically. "I do not un derstand the word 'clandestine'," ohe haughtily said. "It can never apply to me. When the accident happened to Leo pold and I truly thought lie was dead, and so did Finch, and so did the young man who had been going over the invent ory and I begged the young man to run -brpiic-nrarrsr Mirgeon, Tno more Knew ttiat it was Air. Janson who would come, than did the senseless child. But it did prove to be Mr. Janson, and he dressed the wound of the child, and he is coming again to him to-morrow morning. He came here profcsssionally. to attend your child, sir; not to see me. 'Clandestine!'" She swept out of the room, her face flashing with indignation, and Mr. Yorke strode up stairs to Leopold's bedroom, and learnt what had happened. It cannot be said that it appeased him in any great de gree, for he was blindly prejudiced, and jealousy and suspicion had turned his mind togangrcne. Ihey had been smoul dering there for years: perhaps the cons ciousness had been upon him throughout, that they would sometimes burst into a flame. On the whole, his had been a hap py wedded life, and his wife had not made him the less good wife because she had once loved Edward Janson. On the following morning Mr. Janson came, according to his promise. Mr. and Airs, iorke were at breakfast. He shook hands with Mrs. Yorke, then turned, with his honest, open countenance, and held out his hand to Mr. Yorke. Mr. Yorke did not choose to sec it, but he did move his own to indicate a chair. "Thank vou. I am pressed for time." replied Mr. Jan son, laying his hand on the back of the chair, but not taking it "This is my hour for visiting Lady Rich, who is a great invalid. She lives a little past you. up the ruau. nuw is ray young patient "He seems much'better, answered Mrs. Yorke. "He is asking to get up." "A most disgraceful piece of business, to have suffered it to happen." internnaed Mr. Yorke. "I have told'the head nurse that should she ever be guilty of such again, she quitB Mrs. Yorke's service. It might uave killed him." "Yes, it might," assented Mr. Janson. "Can I go to his room?" Mrs. Yorke rose. "The one on the right, on the second floor." she said. "I will follow you directly. Finch ie there." Mr. Janson passed from the room nnd ascended the stairs; Mrs. Yorke stopped to speak to her husband, "1 must hear his opinion of tie child. and shall go up. Would vou like to ac company me?" she added, not wholly able to conceal the contempt of her tone. "No." Mr. Yorke felt anerv with him- self. . ' They came down short! v. both Mr. Jan son and Mrs. Yorke. "lie is so much better that the difficulty will be to keep him quiet," said the surgeon. "He must he still for a day or two." "You arc sure there is no danger?" aslc ed Mr. Yorke, who was now standing at the open window. Un, none in the world. I will look in again to-morrow. Good-.morning, sir; good-morning. Mrs. Yorke." Mr. Yorke had thawed very much: per haps the matter-of-fact, straightforward manner of Mr. Janson reassured him. "It is a hot day again," said he, as Mr. Jan son passed the window. "Very. By the way, Mrs. Yorke," ad- ded the surgeon, halting for a moment, "you must not suffer the boy to stir out side. The sun might affect his head." "Of course not," she answered. However. Leopold did cet outside. he and his white-bandaged forehced, and lore about, boy-like, the sun's hot ravs streaming full on his uncovered head. In some twenty minutes he was discovered; tne bandage oh, and he as scarlet as a red hot engine boiler. Suddenly he boran to scream out, "My head aches! my head aches!" Finch said it was "temper." at being fetched in, and crossly assured him if his head did ache, which she didn't be lieve, for he never had a headache, it had come as a punishment for stealing out in sobedience. But at night the child was so ill and uneasy that Mr. Yorke himself sent fortho surgeon. Leopold's face had not paled. cry, li-Ljr ut:uu, my ueiiu: "He has been out," exclaimed Mr. Jan son. "Why was I disobeyed? This is a Diin.fit.nl'a ' The boy's self-will was alone to blame. Mrs. Yorke had coaxed hira intolviniron the sofa in the drawing-room "for a nice mid-day sleep,' ana went into the nursery, leaving him, safe. Up jumped Master Leopold the instant he found himself at liberty, and dropped down from the low window, winch stood so temptingly open That was how it happened. His heart was set upon getting toto the garden, sim- ueuuuce it 3 ucuicu lu muT CHAPTER X. JEALOUS POUBts. A few days, and Lespold Yorke was, so far recovered,-that at intermittent fever alone remained. Mr. Yorke, in spite of his jealous prejudice;, had been obliged to submit to Mr. Janson'a frequent visits, for lucre wan uu.uiutrui'uiur vviuun ten mnes, anu tne saietyoi n is son anu heir was par amount. Thc neighborlood had hastened to make acquaintance with Mr. and Mra. Yorke, and an early iavitation arrived for them to take a quiet dinner at Squire Hipgrave's. It was acceptel by both, for Leopold's In termittent fever was subsiding, and thev were no longer under alarm for him, On the appointed evening, they found a small party cf seven at the squire's, them selves included. The eighth seat had been meant for Mr. Janson, but he had been called out unexpectedly, and was unable to come. 7he gentlemen's conversation turned .upon out-door sports, and after din ner, when coffee was over, they went out, that Mr. Yerke migbt Ece a pond on the grounds, where the fiih was being preserv ed, leaving the ladies alone. Soon after, Mr. Janson came in. But scarcely had he had, time to explain the cause of his absence at dinner, when a servant appeared, and told him he was wanted. "How tiresome!" exclaimed Mrs. Hip grave. "A doctor's time is never hia own," he remarked, good-humorcdly. "Is it my surgery boy?' he inquired of the servant. "No, sir. It ii a footman from Alnwick Cottage. He eoys your boy sent him on hcrc.,? This'excitcd'the alarm of Mrs. Yorke. "Leopold musS be wor6e!" she exclaimed. As it proved to be. Master Leopold was took worse, the man said, a-talkmg non sense, and noi knowing a word of it, and hotter than ever. Finch was frightened, and had sent him for Mr. Janson. Mrs. Yorke grew frightened also, and id. she. must go home immediately. 'inn triA(lt titan (.- rt"r 1 1 1- unnt I. r ' fears. Mr. Janson said he would make haste to the Cottage, and return to report to her. It'was of no use: her mother fears were painfully aroused. Neither would she wait until Mr. Yorke came in. She loved her children passionately. "Then, if you must go, I will be your escort, if you will allow mc," said Mr. Janson. "Indeed, I shall be much obliged to you," she answered. And hurriedly put ting on her shawl, she departed with him. I.V.J IU I'Lt II llLli iluu iw OWbUC UU one of the ladies lending her a black silk hood tor her head, toue i;ad anticipated reluring in the carriage. It was a beau tiful sight in September, nearly as light as day, for the harvest moon was high just the night poets are fond of consecra, ting to lovers; but Mr. Janson and Mrs Yorke walked along, fast, and in a sedate composure.neithcr remembering t least, so far as was suffered to appear that they had ever been more to each other than they were now. TLc three gentlemen "were strolling along the banks of the fish-pond, smok ing their cigars, and talking. Suddenly one, of them espied a couple walking arm-in-arm on the path in the higher ground, some distance off. "It looks like Janson," said Squire Hipgrave. "That's juBt his walk; and that's the way he nourishes his cane,, too. Who is, the.lady, 1 wonder? So ho, Master Janson! a good excuse for not joining us: you are more agreeably em played." Mr. Yorke smiled grimly; his eye, keen as it was, had failed to recognize his wile, for the hood disguised her. They smoked out their cigars, and returned to the house.. ''Have we not got a joke against Jan son!" cried Squire Hipgrave- "I'll rate him for not coming, lie's walking about in the moonlight with some damsclon his arm, as snug as may be.'' "Is he, now?" returned one of the ladies, humoring the joke. "Who can it be?" "Oh, some of our village beauties. Maybe Lucy Maskell. Master Janson has got an eye for a pretty girl, I know, quiet as he seems. He's making lore to her hard enough, I'll be bound." "Then you had better look out Mr. Yorke," said Mrs. Hipgrave.with a laugh. "The lady is your own wife." She had spoken innocently, never for a momsnt dreaming that her words could bear any interpretation but that of a joke to the ear of Mr. Yorke. And happily she did not see the livid look, the strange expression which arose to his face. He had turned it to the window, as if he would look out on the pleasant moon light. "How comes it to be Mrs. Yorke?" de manded the squire. And his wife ex plained: telling of the summons to Mr. janson, the fever of the child. Still Mr. Yorke did not speak. One of the party advanced, and stood at his side. "A fine prospect from this window, is it not?" "Very." "Will you cut for whist? How unfor tunate to have our tables broken up! We cannot make two, now. Janson rarely plays at cards, but I meant to have press ed him into service to-night "I am going home," said Mr. Yorke. "Nonsense!" said Mrs. Hipgrave. "The child will do very well. Mr. Janson, did not stem to anticipate danger. He said nurses were easily alarmed." "I expect he did not," drily remarked Mr. Yorke. "Thank you, not to-night," he added, turning from the cards spread out to him. "Another time." "Yorke's in a fever over that child," remarked the squire, knowingly, as bis guest departed. "I can read it in his manner. Did you notice how it" altered? AVbat a nuisance children must be! Glad wc have got none." and he still moaned out the .same 1 1 r I. i i iiii - Mr. Yorke was not in a fever over th child; but Mr. Yorke was in a fever over something pli Tip wi nnsaitivplir he- neving, in spite or improbabilities, that the story of the illness had been a got up excuse, got up between his wife and Mr. Janson, to indulge in this night walk of a mile and a hall. And be .clenched his hands, and gnashed his teeth, and strode fiercely along in his foaming jealousy. It is a passion which has turned many a sensiuic man to maaness. He stole in' at his own gate and recon noitered the house. The drawing room was in darkness, its windows open: thev were not there. A light, shone up stairs ? T t 1 1 . - . - in ijeopoia s cnamoer, and one also in his wife's bed-room. He stole un stairs, stealthilv still, and entered the bedroom; his own, jointly with hers. The housemaid was iurnln uuuii vnc oea. j .iii "Is your mistress come home?"- imVi-il he, speaking, perhaps unconsciously to uimseii, in a wnisper. "Ye8,8ir; she came in with Mr. Janson They are with Master Leopold." Upbighcr yet. but ouietlv still, till he Teacnea .Leopold's room, llis wife stood there, at the foot of the bed. her shawl still on, and the hood fallen bick from her head, and Mr. Janson was seated on a chair at its side, leaning over Leopold, his watch in one hand.the child's wrist in the other. He lay on bis back, hia little face a transparent white, as it had been lately, and his cheeks and lips a. most lovely pmK crimson. 111s eyes were wide open, and looked very bright "Jfapai ' said he, half raising his hand, when Mr. Yorke entered. "I don t know whv Finch should have been so frightened," said Mrs Yorke, to ner nusoand. "lie isauitc rational now. and seems but little worse than he usually A 1 it., r ,t - uuea w lieu tue lever is upon ill ITU "What do you mean, bv having thu3 sent to alarm usf demanded Mr. Xorke, in a snarp irritable tone, as linen enter ed the room with a night-light, which she had been down to get "Frightened, indeedl ma you send' "I never knew any child change so." returned she, almost as irritably as ber master. He was burning with fever, as bad as he ever had been days ago. and delirious again. It alarmed roe, sir, and I sent off for Mr. Janson: I didn't send for you and my mistress. No sooner had the man gone than he dropped asleep. and has now woke hp 'calm almost as much as to insinuate that I am telling stones. "Thi3 class of fevers will fluctuate." in terposed Mr. Janson. ''One liourthe pa tient seems at death's door, and the next scarcely ill at all. Something has ccr luiniv increased 11 to-nigac, out ne win uo well." it ever i saw anv human bodv so changed as the' master is, since we came here!' uttered Finch to Charlotte, that same evening. "Formerly-he used to be pleasant enough in the house, unless any great thing crossea'him, but now he's as growling and snappish as a bull put up lor uaiung. i wonder my mistress does not give mm a bit of her mindl I wish lied go off- to Scotland as he did last year. ' Continued next WeekJ A GRASSHOPPER STORY. Near Topeka, Kan.T I talked with a farmer who planted a thousand acres of corn, but did not gather an ear. Last year he sold' corn for 17 cents, and this year he was shipping it from Iowa at $1 25. He sat on the balcpny mourning the utter destruction of his crop. "How did they come the grasshop pers?" I asked. "They came like a shower, sir," he re plied. "They came in a great shower from the west They filled the air. They darkened the sun. They covered the stalk of corn until it was black? Then they ate the leaf, ate the stalk down to the young ear, and then ate the little ear. too." . "Cob and all, sir?," "Yes, cob and all. Why don't you sec that 1,000 acres of corn out there now?" he cxclaimed-"standing like broken whip-stocks?" "What else.did they eat?" I asked. "Why, they ate every leaf off the .peach trees, ate the young peaches, leav ing the stones, and there stood my trees leafless, bearing a crop of peach stones. They ate little cottonwood limbs an inch thick, they ate my beets, turnips, and onions clean down in the ground hol lowed 'cm out, leaving the-rind ate cigar stubs, sir, and " "Hold up!" I said, "that's too much; that's " "But it's the solemn truth, air. Why, one night I sat on the balcony with the engineer of the Santa Fe road. The hoppers had piled up against the West side of the house three feet thick. It was a crawling, stinking, nasty pile. The balcony was covered. I threw down a quid of tobacco, and the hoppers covered it and ato it up in a few minutes, and when I put my foot on a pile of them, the rest sailed in and ate the smashed ones up. Why, when I went to build my fires this fall, the stoves wouldn't draw, and, on examining to learn the cause, I found the flues were full of hoppers. They filled the air with a horrid stench. They cov ered the pools and the spriugs with their poisonous green excrescence, nnd made the cattle sick, they made the hens and the turkeys sick, and. they fairly made me sick. Why I've seen them so thick on the railroad that they'd stop a train grease the track till the locomotive wheels would roll over and over. "What became of them?" I asked. "They flew east They alwoys flew in the daytime and ate at night. They went through my corn field in a day, and the next day they were a half mile to the east "And the trees?" "Why, they all leaved out again, and many of them blossomed over again, and tried to bear fruit, and bore it till the frost came. In my trees you'd see. dead peach stones and pink blossoms all together. Oh, it was a mournful sight, sir dread ful" and the farmer drew a long sigh. Cvt. New Tori; Sun. A correspondent tells of a fisherman at Lake Winnipiseogee, who lately caught a cusk which was eighteen inches in length. On dressing the fish, he found a perch in side of him which was just nine inches long, and inside of this a perch just four aud a half inches long. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. A Patterson, N. J., clergyman skates Oakland. Cal.. has a Presbyterian Sun aay ecnooi with mj Chinese pupils. There are nominnllir p?ilitv.ninA TV7a copal churches and chapels in New York cuuuiy. A Rhode Tslflnd mAn tiril;o TtTo fiAw'a ribs because he would jiot attend Sunday Five hundred find ttrantvotivlit mpba.. - - -j -' ' i - y..avna have lOincd the Rmnblvn T1U..111.I. within the past nine months. During 1874 the Roman Catholics lost by death three Bishops in this county 11 iiciuu, iiicranana ananacon, It has been noted that of the eight -V UUUIbli since October last, five arp nnAnr fit-. years of age.- The Episcopalian;. rtrntvtaA fawn? general Churrrh RmMinr -n.. w "-"0 ""W" - AUG scheme has received the approval of moat At East Elmnro Vf - . - -' 1 'uui j ears, ago ..as uui one praying family; now there is a church of 120 members, and the revival is still progressing. Father Wnnmiiv T.' "L . 1 1 - 1 -i-jcuuu convert Jrom Romanism, is said to have induced ,. "XJ. lan""e w leave the Roman Cath ohc Church at Putnam. Conn. The Wesleyan Methodists arc prepar- .-o iucu.ogicai college at St Lambert. nnnciDallv for P'ni.T. r-.-j: an young men preparing for the ministry. The Bishops of Hildesheim and Mun stcr have had tlielr.olo.:. r. o.,. , -. BMiMnu uuui iue oi&ie withdrawn on account of their persistent u.sicaru oi me ecclesiastical laws. Spurgeon thinks to shake a conereeation intn nii-ntii. e n.dvof.fttea o i.iw.n r vnT-j 1 shuttle-cock in the pulpit, and says he Clergyman wno tried the experi ment. The Delrnil J5V-. P-... iit. wno claims to have trade? seven times, nnd Mm-itd it.. , ... 1. v . " i.. iuau everv time, and veltrlmt, 1,; :c. at.. other day he promised to meet her in ucaven. In Philadclnliia tTio TVT 79 churches and 18,125 church members: Methodists, 75 churches and 10,770 mem bers: Presbvterlans 72 .-j 00 uoj rnemoers; baptists, oi churches and iwjtfui luejuuers. There in 'ft m i -L-m! -inr.:nl .1 ' i.mai muling me Mohammpflnna n f T t.rt1,- ri 1 j - i - u.uunt uiu, uc- scrted temples have been repaired, and arc eiuHueu wun WOrshinera. Ktroot E reaching has been resorted to;and schools ave been opened in wViIl. .. ji- , I - - UWUJUCB 01 xsiamism are taught. Ketnrf.i fmm rhino ,1.. . ------ .iiuiii fcue xeceui destruction orthehomeof the two Mis sionariea connected with the China, in, 7 I ir: r n.t -. - un.u .1u.133.uu. xne .Missionaries were mrccu to iiy lor their lives, leaving all tceir property m the hands of the mob The Tntltnmrfmf anvo. A 1 . ' " - MiUCOUUUUCUh r 1 1. .1 : 1 1 ..1 iuc ucuuuiiuauonai newspapers enron icle the fact that a elerevmnn ".'a n;n service in this part of the Lord's vine- varu anu wun auspicious omens. A hap py conglomeration oiUhnstian and Hea then cant. However rich ft man mnvli. T. m . . mc, uuncicr uiieu, ugweyer proud, let him go his way with hDmilitr. rpmomTio.tn un I. :.. , J 1 .....11 ma, uo ib only about the two-billionth part of the population 01 tae world, and that he will some day die and be missed by men just about as much as a mashed grasshopper is missed by his swarm. The Western Bantlst TCdnratinnal tt- -r- .wuu, ju ion has nurehnRpi thn Pin rr..-. .u- . MHZ largest hotel at St Joseph, Mo., with the iiiicnuun 01 turning it into a Baptist University. The articles of incorporation place the endowment fund of the new col lege at $300,000, with power to increase it. to $1,000,000. At the ConsJslnrv lield Ti A Ol rim '"-j nac Pope nominated beveral titular bishops fnr- ftilian o 1 J- Seventeen bishops, in paribus, were also nominated.- ThePnn in nrM cardinals, after ihe close of the Consistory, oevereiy censured tnose ecclesiastics who took part in the late election to the Ital ian Chamber of Deputies. T)ll Tin thn Aretfirm n f li To .nnr O ........ v 1 1 J lib II bUUIliU at Elmira, which is to be the largest Protestant church hmlilmr In Vw Vn.1 State", Rev. Tom Beecher has preached at tue opera nousc,every Sunday evening,one cent admission being charged. The size of the audience, at this novel figure has been sufficient tocover expenses. The Rev. Barnabas Root a native Afri can. was recentlv ordained hv n fVmro- gational Council in New York city. .He l. . . 1 TTi. 1 c 1 ua uruugui iu uie united oaies in 1007, nnil ChArMir ftfliwawila vofnnA.I Woof Afiica to work among; bis own. people, lie came back again to study in 1SC3, and since then has graduated at Knox College, 111,. Jlnd studied for three vearo in he Chicago Theological Seminary. He goes i nr nf.r AleThmrlpfl hnrt A Rhrenril nnv nf divert ing attention from his vice's. He once paid 70 minx (about $1,400) for a dog. of remrirlrflltle flize nnil hefllitv nnii fenernl- ly admired for his tail. He cut the tail off, 1 1 " 1.: r: 1 - .1 1 1 1 1 uuu wueu 11 ib incuua eeuiueu uiui, anu said that everybody was vexed about, the dog and was abusing him, he answered, with a laugh, "That is what I want 1 wish them to talk about this, that th ey may say nothing worse of me. Tiiil it ever fsfntre tlie rpi!ir llml ll. .." must be a great deal of skill, and art, and conscientious edification in the buiidiiig of a good, serviceable jail? Here is a firm in St. Jtouis which advertiser that it de votes itsell to .Jail iSuiIdtug. and to the fur. n!lilnf of f?A(pn- flrtll.M Li-iL-u llan.li.i.(r- Shackles, Balls and Chains. We shouldn't suppose it a very jolly business to engage in, uui uousiucnug me necessity or securi ty, of convenience and of ventilation, it must reauire rood iud?ment .-in.l fMoliiv in no usual degree. At the west it isn t merely the breaking out ol jail which is to be guarded against, but also the ten dency of the community to break in, with a view to summary lynch Droceedlnrs. We nlinnlit flntinnne tlmt n .Tail Tti.ll.lar would now nnil then litre in refroali liim- self by putting up a church or two but that is a matter of taste SPLINTERS. - Cyclc9 oftime Icicles. Down in the mouth Your throat The traces of tears draw sympathy A person who wags his. head is a.wag. To bjil a tongue Drink scalding cor fee. A mortgage is a difficult thing to satis To kill time Take a horse and sleigh it The stamp of civilization The costntra . 1 a stamp. Chairs should not be covered with nillr out sat-in. - , Corporal punishment Reducing him to ie ranks. Swallows mav slom (lie nir ' hnt Titr th can't skim milk. A church fair The beaatifnl-being who sings soprano; . A rough estimate guessing that you can knock a man down. To "hone" ft tnrlrev Talra U - ... J w UO poulterer is not looking. To prevent meat from spoiling In the summer Eat it up in the spring. How toj make ftwl nnffo Qaml 1. publisher 50 cents a line for them. It s never loo late to mend, except when stocking is worn away in the instep. Manv neotde. have the faetKfv f 1 str ing at everything and seeing nothing. If a riflirTif flnefttflelea rnnld orteatr tl historian would they name. Ea-se b:3. In the earthquake region of California is reported that "real estate is active.M All ffftmea rtf enftnee T.anl .?... for office, will bo suppressed by law in Virginia- Old Sojourner Truth is still living. She centenniallr expected to ro to Philadel phia. " An Illinois farmer nnt n airm Aver i.tm pond since it froze over. It reads, "Take not ice. Linen rnhher lined nrtae ia tuwAmtnw verv nonular in Xe w York will. (Ti fir. department, of course. What class of people has done most to ward DODlllatin? this countrv? The-Smlth manufacturing company. A Nevada editor gravely announces, that he never can write flnidlv nntiT'hVi" had a glass or two of whisky. ' ' Information Wastedl K ' Will 8nra benighn being explane to me: Whv a do?; alwnifl tnrna nmnnrt 3"hn.V before he lies down. Why ahorse alwnss glfa up oph from the eround on hia forward feet fust Why a cow alwusa gits up opb from, the ground on her behind" feet fust Why, when a man gits lost In the woods, or on the plains, he alwuss walks in a cirkle. 4k ' Why a goose stands fust on one Jesr af then on tuther. Whv rntihifa hav n annrt tall nml .' hev along one. Whv most Of the birds hlA tneir neafu of different materials; '' Whv a hen alwusa known her liitleW ones from another's, and whv she "will hatch out 12 duck ecfa nnd then tdtnl-' they are her own' chickens. Why a bear alwuss klimbs down a tree backward. Whv a tnrkev'a nrm are neflrleT nnl a duck's eggs blue. 4 Whether a log floats faster in a river than the current runs, or not Whv an nvater -An? a IrTan tl.Aft only things 1 kno ov with animal life that dnn't heir In mnn nnt nf-l,lh. 1.: '-. -v w.vvhww. itibll iiw,ca w git a living. ..-' Whv a mnle's hnne.a nn! nit'anltd nJ their ears twice az long az a horse's. "' Why a pig gathers straw in his mouth' and runs about with them iust-before'a. rain storm. Whv litenin? waz never Vnnnn tn strike a beech tree. Whv!the males amon? the feathered 1 race do all the singing. Why natur will allow a cross between some animals and then no more. Why the blaksuaik iztho onlysnaik in this country hat can klimb a tree. Where the flies all go to when thekold weather sets in. and where ther nil mm from so sudden next summer. Why a musk rat's tail haz no fur on it, and a mink's haz. Whv a email's tes is round and a hen egg'iz pointed. . ' ' inereiz lotsov hily eddicaled people who won't believe the Book ov Genesis because they kant prove it, who kant answer korrectly one-third ov the- above :, questions. Jos h Billings. A renorter.of one of the' amnller "nnr. nalaof Paris asked the. manager of a thea ter to give him two seats for a certain per-' fhrmfinee Tne mi noin- Ai c . 1 . I 4f.tt - . - .MWMQb. IklltMLU BUU II1U journalist said to him, .Your refusal will . cost you 40,000 francs." For six, months after the paper praised the theater in this wise; "Monsieur X. 13 a magnificent di- .aiifA. TTa. T.na n -An, n 1 T. "WUtt . I- UttO 4 ,UIUHUJ Mill entertainments are excellent His man.-: arement is intelligent- He lrnnn .lut the people want What a pi. it ia that tne staircases ot the theater are wood. If a fire should break out th audience would have but little chance, of escape." The result of this was Vnat the manager was compelled to bui'i an iron staircase which cost him 50,000 francs. n ut ui.iuvn . b iiiiiuuiii uj u. . great feature of Chinese shops, and the norjs upon mem are a strange mixture or tLe flowery literature of the land and the, advertising instinct of a commercial peoa. pie. Here are some of the sign a of Peking "Shop of Heaven and Luck. "The Shop of Celestial Principles," "The Nine Felic ities Prolonged," "ilutton Shop of Morn ing Twilighl ," "The Ten Virtues all Com-, plete," "Flowers Rise to theMilky Way." A girl sixteen years old was found sit ting exhausted in, theetreetat Boston, Inst week, where her father had driven ficron discovering that she had given birth.to an illegitimate.child, and she was remov ed to the hospital, where she died on Sat urday. Though her father had just been released from jail himself, he refused to" i i , . . .... - see ucr uooy.or nave anytnmgtodo wittt it, and she w3 buried by the city. : It is a pitiable spectacle to see a relig ious banker, late at night, trying to set the "combination" on bw front door knob.