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Ciril Sertlre Reform.
The injustice vf the late-Ktogfederate-party in at'emplihJTto impeach fie cood faith rifyiestJt ori cne'sub ject of civil service reform, during the recent car$paigr; is becoming"? very .ap parent inSthe.liihtof 8ubse4uei5tTentP. His prompt decision ,to apply the new Tules to the Postmastershlo of Philadel phia showed that he had determined to enforce real reform, without fear or favor. The criticism of Fred Douglass, that rt civil service reform places ene mies of, the. Republican party, and even avowed rebels, on ati equal foiling With hard-workhigflepublioans, however eom- petent and. honest," has drawn from President Grant a very full explanation of his views on the whole subject of, the practical application of the new civil service rules to, appointments ,to pffice. Upon the authority 'of the Washington Republican, President Grant: believes that: ? ' r ' ' I ' 1 ' "First ot all, other things being equal, the men who stood by the party should be appointed in preference to those who have been opposed to it j but to protect the public Service there must be some standard of acquirement, and no man who falls below it can be appointed, merely to strengthen the party. There is a large class of persons who are en titled to office on many grounds, such as service in the late war, fidelity to Re publican principles, etc., but in addi tion to these qualifications they must be put up to a 'certain standard of effi ciency before, in the future, they can be appointed. When they are thus quali fied in an educational point, which is not to be decided or determined on the competitive plan, then they are in all car.es to get the preference. If the Gov ernment has favors to give, they should, in the opinion , of .the President, go to the persoi who has stood by the Gov ernment, provided he is fitted for the position he may seek." ? , The good sense of these views will commend itself to all those who are not controlled by passien or prejudice. That a Cabinet should be selected from the ranks of those who agree, generally, with the President on questions of public policy is universally admitted. It cannot be successfully denied that heads of departments, equally with the Cabinet, should also be of the same political faith. Below these grades, other considerations must enter into the mind of the President in making appointments to the civil service. It is a mistake to suppose that, in the depart ments at- Washington, there are not now many clerks who disagree politi cally with the President and the domni nant party ; not a few of these have been in the Government service from fifteen to forty year3 ; their political views are never questioned ; they are retained because of their experience and efficiency, and their tenure of office is practically for life. The pay of clerks in the departments is only moderate ; far from sufficient to enrich the employe, and can be no temptation to any man who does not, from the start, propose to devote his life to the thankless drudgery of bookkeeping, and labor of a kindred nature. No truer sentiment was uttered during the late campaign than that of Senator Wilson, when he said : " The officeholders of this country are an army of beggars." Itis a fact worthy of note that the pay of the officers in the civil , service departments of European Gov ernments is .much . larger than in our own ; this is conspicuously true of En gland. And yet the cost of living in the United States is greater than in any other country ; sq that the smaller pay and larger expenses of our Government employes reduce the vast majority of them to a position next door to beggary, demonstrating the literal truth of the remark of the new. Vice President. These facts also demonstrate, with equal conclusiveness,' ; the absurdity of the charge bandied over the country that the officeholders renominated President Grant and secured his re-election. It is an undouVed fact that no class of citi zens of the stme social and intellectual grade exeicise less influence upon their fellow-countrymen in elections than the sixty thousand officeholders in the United State. . However unjust it may be, it is nevertheless true, that the mo ment a man accepts a position under government he parts with a moiety of the good opinion ot his inends and neighbors. The American people are so self reliant and confident of their ability to hew their way unaided 'to success and fortune that ihey feel a certain amount of contempt for. - the man who sur renders his independence by subjecting his chances to obtain a livelihood, to the whim of even the President of the United States. After a few hundreds of the offices havebeen filled the residue are exceedingly undesirable, yielding no profit, and conferring no honor upon the appointees. 'But the offices are ne cessary to the conduct of tho affairs of the Government, and as they belong to nobody of rightrthey should be so be stowed as to conduce to the advance ment of the practical efficiently of the civil service of the country. How to accomplish this purpose is the question Thich has agitated Congress and the country for tne last few years j and the L'ml bervice .Board, recommenced and appointed by President Grant," drafted a codepf rules subjecting all applicants to a competitive examination. These rules require in .the applicant to pass an examination under their provisions a liberal education, and, if rigidly en forced,' will bar from office many men practically fitted to fill the positions soughtperbaps far more efficiency than their compel; tiors, and in this way tend to create an-aristocracy of office holders, T h is-skould- be avoided, nob only as inconsistent, but also as sure, in tne ea, w ueieaii -very lmentTJl the proposed reform. What is required is a stahaardot "efficiency, not r.f edu cation. ' Tftfs " the" reason" why - the President is represented"as entertain ing the opinion that 'the competitive svstem should not be 'rigidly enforced-" The rules of the Civil ; Service -Board should be so amended, and r rendered so elastic as to enable the examining boards.tejln, everyway Jtheyan device,, test the practical capability ot th appli cant. In this way alone.-will genuine efficiency U Mcjntyfc U-iiLib We protest, too, against the idea which jwas;. constantly and offensively advanced bv.the Confederates' during the late com'paign, that an-office-holder is boundje.be guent during at. political canvass. The demau,d was a3 .ili-advised as most of the positions assumed by jt.tie,rrJe.deratea-ere.u.otPJubiBt.an4, the-emphatic -rebuke administered to all their absurd pretensions ts a Vindi cation of the right of the office-holder, equally with vevery" other "citizen, to fully and freely exercise the right of opinion as well as the right of sutl'rage.4 'I The President will be sustained in his determination that, -other' things being equal, the man who Stood by the party shall be appointed in preference to-those who have been opposed to it. Hewill also te supported inhis resolu stian to " disregard he,c6de of the Civil Service1 Board when it stands in the way! of substantial" reform." Let the Board bo amend their code as to maise "efficiency" the t est, and it will corre spond equally with, the views of thePresi aent and of the people. Chicago Inter Ocean. , , Wanted A Same. - The devout kad . high-principled Schurz declines to be ' called a Demo crat. It has become perfectly evident that Mr. Schurz is entirely too exalted for vulgar contact with human imper fection. His refined and sensitive spirit shrinks from association with anything that savors of earthly things, and longs to soar away and be at rest with those untrammeled souls who know no guile, In this frame of mind Schurz writes a letter to the chairman of the Demo cratic caucus, and frankly admits to that gentleman that he is entirely too good for rude association with sinful man. At the same time he tells the chairman that, although he shall attach himself to no party, yet will he com mend either or any of them when they do right. At such times he will descend from his etherial existence, and hover for a few moments over the heads of the good little Senators who follow hi3 precepts. He even declares that he will " stand by the Administration," if the Administration does anything wor thy of his support. Is not this kind and forgiving of Schurz ? No doubt the Ad ministration is vastly tickled at the dec laration. It i3 such an important mat ter to have Schurz with us in all these matters. But arises the question, what ' is it that keeps. Schurz out of the Demo cratic party? In what do they disaj gree ? The St. Louis Republican says in nothing. It declares that their princi ples are identical, and that is whf.t is a common name round which all opposi tion to the despot can rally. And is not this true ? We know of no point on which Schurz and the Democracy differ. Both are in favor of theoietical reform, and both opposed to any practi cal illustration of it. Both love and up hold the principles of virtue, and both unite i a avoiding their practice. They are mutually in favor of re venue reform, but they are both equally unable to ex plain what that is. When it comes to " carpet-baggers," there's a unity and kindred feeling cf hatred between them that is touching in its harmony. So with their sentiments regarding negro suffrage. They touch one another's el bows here with a thrill of concord. When Schurz declared that the colored people of the South hid proven them selves unequal to self-government, he struck a chord in the breasts of the Democracy that swelled into a loud note 01 inumpuant meioay. mere is noth ing, then, keeping these patriots apart save the lack of a name. What shall theV be Called ? 'Lihral" naa Tu-ntr.n distasteful and unprofitable. "The Opposition" is favored by Banks, but is rather too Hat and meaningless. Democ racy, of course, will not do, and so they wan, ior inspiration to suggest a name. If the COUntrv should h minor! and nnr liberties destroyed just for the want of a utie it wouia De a catastrophe indeed. It is to be earnestly hoped " a name" will be speedily discovered. Exchange. A Glorious Educational Institution of the Past. In an address delivered before the Pioneers' Central Association, of Central jsew icorx., Got. Seymour extated the educational value ot an institution which has become nearly extinct in these days of raiiroads, viz. : the village oar-room, or rather the company that used to assemble nightly at that place of universal resort" He said: Ordi narily, he who kept a house of public entertainmet was a man of larger means ana generally or more consideration than most of his neighbors. And when they gathered around that fire, the clergyman, the lawyer, the doctor, the mechanic, to discuss things, they heard both sides of questions. They were not the men of one newspaper, the men we are so much tfiTcted with to-day, that see so clearly because they see but ope side of the question, and therefore never have any problem to settle in their own minds. Matters were thea discussed in the hearing of all by our brightest minas. mere was a collision ot mind and sentiment; there via? an argument upon Doth side. A man could not in those days indulge in that kind of declamation and loose statement of which we hear so much to-day, for he had a wary and tharp opponent to hold aim close to the truth. Ihen, too. in regard to business matters, the best men Of business gathered together, and all the transactions of the country were substantially done in public. The young men stood near the large fire-place and listened to those words. The poor man, the unfriended youth who had had no other means of education, used to lis ten to these discussions,' and perhaps there learned the truths ot good con duct, of skill,- business affairs, that in atter iile made him a successful man To make clear what I mean, I remember when, in the days efrPhilo Eust, there ttsed to gather in ;the public room of the Syracuse hoifcemsenof more sn re wa nes! and more capacity than auy similar body of men that I can call to mind. A man who could maintain fen? one year a high standing in that room for his good sense and ability was sure to be a pretty marked man. It required a great deal more sense than' to-, be a member of Congress then orjiow.- Q v ,. -: . The New Russian Telegraph states -that the construction of a navigable canal to connect the Port hf ' Sebastonol to PBalaklava has been resolved upon W the Government at an estimated cost of 14,000,000 roubles. Sebastopol is to be a merely commercial harbor,' . and Balaklava a -war harbor. Their con necticn is therefore indispensable, : The Kiglil Before Christmas. ..""JLUJSTBATBD BY D. SCATTKBGGOD. 'Iwas the night before Christmas, when alt . through th house , " Not creature was stirring not evel a mouse. . The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. ." The Children were ne'efted all mug in their bed." The children were nestled all snug in their beds. Wiule visions of sugar-plums danced through their heads. And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap. Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap. When out on the lawn there arose siich a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window t flew like a flash. Tore open the shutters and threw up tne sash ; The moon on the breast of the nw-fallen snow Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below. When what to my wondering eyes should appear Hut a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew, in a moment, it mast be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles hi coursers they came. And he whistled and shoutexl, and called them dj name : "Now Dasher! now Dancer I now Prancerl now v ixen I On Cornell on Cupid I on Donder and Blixent To the top of the porch, to the top of the wU ! Now dash away, dash away, dash away all !" As leaves that before the wild hnrricane fly, W hen they meet with an obstacle mount to the sky. "With the aleiah fullof Toy andSt- Xichola'too." So up to the housetop the coursers they flew. With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. And then, in a twinkling, I beard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was tnrninearoond. Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bouLd. He was dressed all in fur. from his head to his tarnished with asheB toot. . And his clothes were all and sooti A bundle of toys be had flung on his back. Ana ne looaea line a peddler just opening Lis pack. His eyes how they twinkled 1 His dimples how merry 1 His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry: His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow. ana tne beara on nis cnin ws as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his tth. Ana tne smoke it encircled his head like a wreath ; He had a broad face and a little ronnd belly That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jeuy. He was chubby and plump, and a right jolly oldelt; And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of my- Btil. "Soon gone me to know I had nothing to dread." A wink of his eye a -id a twist of his head Soon gave me to know 1 had nothing to dread. He spake not a word, but went straight to his worn. And fil ed all the stockings; then turned with jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose. And giving a nod. up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleig!i. whistle. And away they all flew . thistle. - to nis team gave a like the down of the " ilerry ChrUtmae to all, and to all a good night." But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight. , "Happy Christmas to all. and to all a good night 1" v Woman's riphtb are practically exem plified in Spain. A correspondent thus describes the loading of the iron ore, in Bilboai "It is a curious sight to see the women loading the ships with their bulky cargoes, carrying it in baskets on their heads, .singing " gayly the while. nu tripping up ana aown tho steep planks with their short rettieoata. rown, bare legs, and straight, supple backs." Itfl HORACE GREELEY. Same Pleaaant and Characteristic Anecdotes of the threat Journalist. HIS ATTACK OX TBI 111LEAGI ABUSI. On taking, his seat in the Thirtieth Congress, Mr. Greelty vigorously attack ed the old mileage abuse, and was bit terly opposed by many of his fellow members, and at length it was gravely proposed to expel him. " The movement,"- says Mr. Greeley, "was crushed by a terse - in terrogatory remonstrance from Jong John Wentworth, then a leading Democrat. Why, you blessed fools, do you want to make him Presi dent?1 " BE1DSICK AND CHAMPAGNE." Several years ago a dinner was given in the As tor House, at which the speeches touched upon some of the im portant interests of the day. The un sophisticated Horace noticed he ban quet editorially, winding up with a sharp allusion to the convivial character of the party, naming Heidsick and champaigne as among the liquors disposed of. When he entered the editorial room next morning several editors were at work who had noticed their chiefs amusing blunder. Mr. Cnarles A. Dana, then managing editor of the Tribune, rallied hiui upon his innocence In making Heidsick and champagne vwo wines. Looking blandly upon his co-workers, Mr. Greeley retorted : " Did I do that V Well, I guess I am the only man in this office that could have made this mis take." DONALD C HENDERSON. Years ago Donald C. Henderson, now editor of the Allegan (Mich.) Journal, but then Horace's walking encyclopedia of politics, had many of the philoso pher's strongest points: he wrote even a worse hand ; he walked as badly ; he was an imitator of Mr. Greeley's toilet ; but what allied them was the fact that Don had a penchant for political statis tics. Mr. Greeley often detected errors in his table, and two or three times dis charged him; he clung tm his place, however, for, said his ieilow-tvorkmen, his "cheek" was as boundless as the Western prairies whence he came. One day sir. Greeley saw him at the exchange newspapers, and said, "Don, what are you doing thtre ? I thought i discharg ed you long ago?" 1 know you did, Mr. Greeley : but I've cot a cood Dlace. and ain't goin'." That joke was even too much lor Horace, and official life died a natural death. He only went when he got ready. One of Don's ac quirements was his ability to read Mr. Greeley's writing at sight as easily as print, but his remarks to compositors who bothered him were rude to the last degree. To a compositor who asked him to read a word which Mr. Greelev had written in a rel gious article, Don, vuin a cjntemptuous sneer, sna ldoi' "Eucharist,' you darned lool ; uid joi never play euchre ?'' "you see how it is VOCRSELF." When he went to the World's F.ir. in London, Mr. Greeley was to b-. on board the Baltic, at the foot of Canal street, at 12 o clock, sharp. He sat at nis aestt writing tor the Tribune until very nearly a quarter to twelve. Sud denly he sprang up, clapped on that Umous hat, seized a small carpet-bag, niiu putneu towara me aoor, saying: " Beys, I'm off for Europe, somebody read my proof." A carriage was ready, and he was just in time. When he re turned he made for the office with equal economy of time, rushed up stairs, and, without waiting to speak to any one, or even take off his hat, was instantly at worz at an account ot the remarkably quicK passage ot the steamer Baltic. A Inend entering, greeted him with: " Why, Horace, have you got to work so soon?" "Well," replied Horace, "you see how it is yourself." This is supposed to have been the origin of the well-known phrase, which has been at tributed to William M. Tweed. greelev's favorite salutation. Scientists say they can tell what a man is by the style of his salutation. If this is true, it is easy to measure the franfc democracy of the great farmer-editor. lhe meaningless "good mornings" and all the preliminary rites of recognition were little to him. Instead of " Good morning, Mr. or Judge," his favorite manner to known friends was to give your nand a hearty shake, saying, vyaai, sinner, how air you? ' " WOULD YOU LIKE TO KICK ME ?" The Fremont campaign profoundly interested Mr. Greeley. In those days the telegraph and mail facilities were not what they are to day, and the elec tion returns were tardy and trustworthy. He had compiled figures from various sources, and had a mass ot documents bt fore him from which he expected to close his work. A number of friends demanded his attention, and while he was in conversation with them the office boy handed him an evening newspaper containing what seemed to be a careful ly prepared table of the figures that he needed. Mr. Greeley gra ped his scis sors, cut out the table, mt de his con meuts upon the total, nd sent it up to the printers. The next day any close observer of the eminent statistician could have seen that he was deeply trouDied. And he had reason to be lhe evening newspaper had the reputa tion of being habitually inaccurate in ils political finures, and in this case the totals that Mr. Greeley had copied were erroneous by many thousands, torget ting the source, whence he had taken his figures, Mr. Greeley went to the composing-room direct, remonstrated with Mr. Hooker, the foreman, saying thai he ought to be kicked: and hnaily to the prooi-reader, that he ought to be kicked more soundly than all the rest, The latter meekly produced the origiEal manuscript o; Mr, Greeley, with the re print from ihe evening newspaper, " What paper is that cut from ?" said Jar. Ureerey. " lhe h.venxng ," re plied the proof reader. Mr. Greeley, suddenly bethinking himself of the character of the newspaper, promptly with that sense of justice which is one ot his greatest attributes, turned to the proof-reader, and asked in a sad and humiliated manner, " Would you like to kick me ?" f , . " that hoss is dead his eyes is sot,1 No other man in the country had such extensive knowledge of political statistics as Horace tireeiey. His mem ory of bygone votes was prodigious, From the days of Jackson and Adams he had a clear remembrance of every important election, who were the candi dates, and how the people voted. To see Horace in his perfect element one must have been near him on the night of a general election. He would work all day at the polls. A man who did not vote for some ticket he detested, and he never failed to vote and to try to get others to do so. Before anv returns ar- rived he would be at his desk. As they were received they were forthwith sent to him. If they showed no particular change he would run them over with current comment, such as. " W tnin ten in Milford." " Thr'a a mo raa in Naugatuck the rairoad strike hurt ," and so on. raoidlv mutiny a tahlA us COm Darin e With a. nrvinna Afs Tlya comes another dispatch : " Ogh, eh ha," he mutters that signifies an unex pected loss. A third large list of gains : " Hoo 1" startles the bystander, who looks around for Indians ; " Wha-hoo-oo" again, starting the very roof, and theA fearful hursta continue at intervals lint.il flta lifif ia complete. Then he grabs his pen and settles down with a chuckling laugh and the MiiBiaciory expressions, We've 'em. sure." Of almn nhorn Mt got Gr eelev rather disliked hi nart.v i-anHi. date, he would say, with a comical smile, "That ho38 is dead his eves is sot." A CHARACTERISTIC ANECDOTE. Twenty vears am th Trih was heated by an old-fashioned hot-air luruace, sending its blasts through wooden tubes about one loot square in to the various rooms, the ouantitv beintr re Igulated bv WOOden Patau Hlirli n ft ftprABa the tubes. On Sunday there was no heat until " Pat" fired ud in the even- On a bitter Febrnarv Knnrlatr morning Mr. Greeley hurried into the editorial r ,om, his hands and pockets full of papers, pulled a chair to the place in the wall whence the heat should have come, kicked the slide away, and stuck as much of his feet as he could into the wooden tube. Of course it was cold and not hot air that came out, but the philosopher was absorbed in the neraia (not then anover-civil neighbor), and did not realize his mistake. Soon Mr. William M, Newman, then ship news editor of the Tribune, entered, and seeing "the situation." naif! WW Horace, what are you doing with your boots in tlat hole; there's no heat on yet ?' Mr. Greeley took down his feet, and, in a iialf offended tone, piped out in his peculiar whine, " Now, what did ycu tell me that for? I was gittin' nicely warm." Will Apples be Scarce? Never in the hintnrv rf t.ha onunt. was there so universally large a crop of appies as this season. 1 hey have been a slut in all fruit districts and the nrir-oa have been such in our principal markets iuai,ireignts, packages and commissions oeing tasen out, h nas leit but little margin to the producer. In conse quence, there is likely to be a fruit fam ine before stock in Chicago, and fruit buyers are aireaay Deginning to ship south, and it is saia mat me Aiion district, the ist Louis market and South will soon te large buyers. Tia.tft-bp.nirit firmly s mi-iaf olnrava 1 1 O I - C,T(JC supplied from latitudes relatively far i 1 x II' I " -v.- . , uuitu, aay tuabui juicnigan, .worth Jlll- T tlT- f, .. noi, lowa, Wisconsin and southern Minnesota ; and this for all time in the future. To do thia nrwrl ers, however plenty or cheap the product may be in the fall, should not therefore waste, much less allow the fruit to be destroyed. On the contrary, the great est care should be used to save and care fully sort all sound and fair apples : for is win aiways occur mac in seasons ot extraordinary nlentv low nriroa fr nor. j i j x - -" - l ishable commodities will invariably be ioiioweo oy one ot corresponding scarci ty: for in COnSfOUenCA of thia nlontw fruit is always allowed to go to waste, or is iea coo noerany co stock. We have heretofore eiv?-n ndvipA 5n this direction, and now reiterate : Save every sound apple ; keep them in a cool place the barn or out-houses, if no regular fruit-house is at hand so late in the fall as there may be no danger of freezing ; and thereafter in a cool, dry cellar, where the tpmnptatn just above the freezing point. TIT! , 1 . . . - - unen iney were picked they should have been sorted into three grades. Il this wa not done, it should be attended to at once, handling the fruit with the greatest care ; never allowing it to lie in heaps, but placing it immediately in barrels at packing time. When finally headed up for transportation, the heads of the barrels should be pressed down upon and into the top layer of apples, so as to preclude all danger of one apple being moved on another during the rough handling they will undergo in transportation. If this is attended to, and the fruit carefully sorted, so that the purchaser knows just "what he is paying for, the seller may be assured of not only getting the highest market price, but even this bountiful season a remunerative one, and this before Feb ruary. ;- If we always remember that it costs no more to transport a car-load of apples worth four or five dollars per barrel a given distance than it does those worth to dollars, our large cities would cease to be glutted with inferior fruit that h irdly pays the cost of transportation. The buyer would fee satisfied, and fruit growers would have less cause to com p ain of unsatisfactory returns from commission merchants. It is with fruit as with any other commodity, whether ii be " rejected" and "no grade" grain, burry and dirty wool, inferior vegetables ai d garden fruits, or: ill-sorted" and sc-.bby apples. ' To bring large profits to the producer, somebody must be cheated; but first-class commodities, of whatever-, kind, usually bring remuner ative, returns. Western Rural. One of the gentlemen who are now engaged in instructing the public how .w..Mijicai wuuagrauous mam tain 8 that " if a blanket had been steeped in water and hung up in front of the hot test fire in Boston or Chicago, and kept thoroughly drenched by the engines, it would have remained tinscorched to the last." He enforces - his-4heory by a statement .that J? if any one will take a piecetf-paper, and. shaping it like a cup, filling it with water, the paper thus filled may be held close over; a gaslight and an egg boiled in the water, and the water itself pass off in steam, yet the paper will remain unscorchei eo long as the water shall be supplied to it." EXTRAORDINARY TRAGEDY. A Man Kill bis own Son In n Duel, and m in Turn Killed by the Mother of the Mur dered Man, who Lastly Kills Herseir. The Independencs Beige, of Brussels, Belgium, furnishes the following partic ulars of one of the most singular and terrible tragedies of the age: M. Edmond F. was a half-pay Captain of cavalry, who left his native town of Chateuu-Chinon, about four years ago, in order to accept a position as manager of an iron foundry in the vicinity of Brussels. In the year 1842, at the age of 24, ho was sous Lieutenant of a regiment of dragoons garrisoned at Lille. There he seduced the daughter of a respectable merchant and abandoned her to her shame. The poor girl Boon found her self in a condition which rendered ex posure unavoidable. In order to con csal her fault Bhe fled from her father' house and was seen no more. Last week Cape. F. visited, in the company of a few friends, one of tho most frequented beer gardens in Brus sels. While there, engaged in a game of cards, a quarrel arose between one of his friends and a young officer of the rifle corps. Capt. F. took the part of his friend. High words and insults fol lowed. The upshot was that Capt. F. challenged the voune officer to ficht a duel with pistols. They met on the fol lowing dV. onil Cant F lrillarl hia ad versary by sending a bullet into his l, . .. l.. : y- i uca.m. j. 1113 was oil rnuay morning. Capt. F. now hurried home in order to prepare for escape to France. Last bunday, after having settled his affairs, hft nap.kAf Hia valiflA and waa aTnf trk leave when a woman in black presented nersen abruptly at the door. Her lace was covered with a thick vail, and sbft appeared greatly agitated, her body trembling all oyer. Capt. F., highly surprised and somewhat troubled with gloomy foreboding, asked her into the reception room. Scarcely had he pronounced the word when the un known lady in black drew up her vail in a sudden, convulsive manner and showed him a face pale as death and tvau full rtf aiiopr onrl taaro At. t.na sight of that face the Captain retreated a seep and uttered a cry ot horror ana . astonishment. In that woman in tears and dressed in black, with faded features and hair all graiy, he recognized his victim of thirty years ago the daughter of the T -1 1 1 . ijiiie mercnanc. "Wretch!" she exclaimed, advancing upon him all pale and threatening; "ac cursed being ! villain ! murderer I It was not enough to have dishonored a woman to have basely abandoned her I You had to kill her child to assassin ate your own son I And such crimes should go unpunished 1 The most monstrous of misdeeds should leave you in possession of the name of hon est manl No, miserable destroyer of so many innocent beings, you shall per ish by the hands of your victim." Scarcely had she spoken these words when she diew fo th a revolver from un der her cloak, fired twice, and blew the Captain's brains out. She then fired a third and fatal shot at herself. Healing the sound of the three shots, the servants and i; eighbors came run Ding in very much frightened. A fear- iui signt presented ltsen to them two bodies lvin? side bv sid on thA flnnr and weltering in blood. The body of Capt. F. gave no sign of life; that of his former victim was breathing yet, and by dint of exertions revived for a few hours only. She was taken to the near est hospital, where she expired in the middle of the following nioht. aftn having answered an interrogatory and i ) . ii r i i i i tuiu me ia.cis we nave related. How Edwin Forrest First Felt the Emotion of Fear, "HOW Was he in his relations: until other actors ?" " Just as he was with everybody whom he met. To use a slane- word. h waa extremely apt to 'bully' all the theater, irom cne manager down. iJut he once met his match. It was when he was playing at the old Broadway Theater, near Pearl street. His pieces were fol lowed by an exhibition of lions by their tamer, a certain Herr Driesbach. For rest was one day saying that he had Uiwrer been afraid in all his life could not imagine the emotion. Driesbach made no remark at the time, but in the evening, when the curtain had fallen, invited Forrest home with him. For rest assented, and the two, entering a house, walked a long distance through many devious passages all dark until finally Driesbach, opening a door, said : 'This way, Mr. Forrest.' Forrest enter ed, and immediately heard the door slammed and locked behind him. He had not time to express any surprise at this, for at the same moment he felt something soft rubbing against his leg, and putting out his hand, touched what felt like a cat's back. A rasping growl saluted the motion, and he saw two fiery, glaring eyeballs looking up at him. 'Are you afraid, Mr. Forrest?' asked Driesbach, invisible in the dark ness. 'Not a bit.1 Di i&bach said some thing ; the growl deepened and became hoarser, the back began to arch and the eyes to shine more fiercely. Forrest held out two or three minutes ; but the symptoms became 60 terrifying that he owned up in so many words that he was afraid. 'Now let me out, you infernal scoundrel,' he said to the lion-tamer, 'and I'll break every bone in your body.' He was imprudent there, for Driesbach kept him, not daring to move a finger, with the lion rubbing against his leg all the time, until Forrest promised not only immunity but a champagne supper into the bargain." New York World. Commodore Vanderbilt does not con ceal his mortification that his sons-in-law should join Gould in stock operations, and so lead London capitalists to con clude the same tactics that have been so ruinous to them in Erie were to be repeated in New York Central. As for bailing Gould, "Vanderbilt tells his sons-in-law that his "dead Mountain Boy would not have been jackass enough to do that," 6 Mr. Hargrave Jenkins, whose "Rosi crucians" created such a prodigious sen sation in English literary circles, has in press another singular work of fiction, entitled " One of the Thirty." The book proposes to trace the history, down to our time, of one of the thirty pieces of silver received by Judas lacariot as the price of his crime.