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I River of lire, river love- ; The winter Is (jc ttlng wora aad and eld, 1 h? frcKt Is hovir)5 ihe ni"itin2 lrn-nld, .Vrjil Lite suii fbii.es r&i :fjOve. Crj J-r The la nndcr ;.5 snow, Jar souisnre bound in a erysth? ring; fty and by will the soutU winds blow. And the roses bloom on the backs orsprluj Moan aud groan in thy fetteiv troug. River of life, rl-.-er oflove; 1'he nights sror short, tUeUayi r-j-. iou-. Weaker and wk tit bonus 01 wruiij; And the sbu bine warm d'X'Ve. U'ndur the ice uur tiuul? are hia ; Undij the i oui gooc! detds grow; Men but cr .lit tbv wrong it aitl, -vei- the ruoUvuc that lie Uk. , Moan and groan in thy prUvh cold Hiver of life, river of love ; The winter oflU'e is growing old, Tlie frost 1 icrtvins the mtltliig taouid. And the ,nu Uiiics wana a'Xiv-i. Uii J.cr the icv we lilde our wrong L nuvr the ice that has child us tlirougb; Oh. Tiuit tlie fronds who have known us lou iare to doubt we are good and true ! Moau and groan In thy prison cold, Kiverof life, river love; The winter U gettil'.g clu and worn, Tlie rost-s atlr in the melting ruonld ; ft'e all siiall be known above ! ' ' ; j j j , : 1 ; ! j ; j j I ! j j ! Dr. Spencer's Great Crime. STORY TOLD BY A PHYSICIAN. I was witting im my office, half doz ing aver an interminable article on de fective liutritiou in the last medical re view. The fire in the Kiute was low, the night was stormy, and the eloek va on the stroke of 11. I was Just about to turn off the fas, and retire, for, bi-iiif? a bach j elor, I slept in tlie room f-onnected with my office, when there was a pull at tho bell. I started up Kuddeiilv, for this was something new. Middlebury was a de corous 9ort of place, and people usually managed to be taken sick at seasonable hours. Old Jrs. Jerome had been threaten ing to die for the past ten years, and at every visit I paid her, she solemnly in formed me that when the decisive mo ment did come she desired me to be present. But as nothing ailed the old lady beyond now and then an indiges tion from too much high livluc-, I had never yet been called upon to be pres- onf at- t,n viJ . ai til t UVaiU, Now, I thought, it must be, old Mr. Jerome i9 going. I took up my night lamp, sleety wind nearly extinguished the liffht, but chad- . . J 6 "s" i - ing it With my hand, I dirulv disceru- - f. ed the torm Of a Woman. 'Primp in ' T nnl.-l lir.l iii'o- .-i.n rim 0me 1 8la' no'ail.g open tlie aoor, our sue aecline'l witl) a gesture ot impatience. 'You must come our,' she said, in a sharp, . decisive voice, 'aud bo quick about it !' I put on my overcoat with demur, locked the surgery door, aud stepped out into the storm. As I did so the woman laid a firm baud on my arm, and put ting her faeo closo to mine, said: : - 'Dr. Booh wood, can you keep a se cret V 'I think so, madam.' 'Swear it.' '! this scoret of yours of a profession al character? That is, is it anything you wish to confide to me as a medical man ? 'It is.1 ; ; : 'Very well, then, I swear it.' That is right.' A man respecta an oath, though why be should is a mystery, since men's months are running over with them. ' TlTiither are you taking me and for what purpose ?' 'To Clifton House, to see the mis tress.' I started. Clifton House was the old mansion re cently taken by Dr. Spencer, a stran ger to every one in Middlebury. Spen cer was a tail, dark, rather distinguish ed looking man, who had hung out his sign in the village only a few doors above mine, but aa yet . he bad got no practice. ' - - He was unsocial in the extreme, avoid ing hia neighbors persistently, and when he did apeak, it was in such a curt, half savrge way that one was not likely to to attempt prolonging theconversation. Tbe doctor had a wife, it was said, but no one ever saw her. She was an in valid, and Miss Melrose, a friend of the family, presided over the establishment and sat at the head of the table.' MIsa Melrose was yet beautiful, and won the admiration of all who visited Clifton House, by her grace of manner and fascinating conversation. 'As we walk along,' said my compan ion, 'let me explain to you just what is necessary you should know. My mis tress ia very ill.' 'I beg your pardon is it Mrs. Spenc er or Miss Melrose?' She laughed bitterly. 'Miss Meliwe! I would slab her to the the hsjart sooner than own her as a mis tress. My mistress is a lady noble, royal, and of gentle birth. It is aa honor to serve my mistress.' 'And she is ill? How long biuee?' Ever elnee she married him curse him,' she muttered in a fierce tone; 'bui I must not get excited. I au?t tell my story, or rather hers. Two years aero, i j i ; i I j j j j a ' j j I a it l ! j ; I I j : : through the desire of her dying father, Alice Herndon became James Spencer's wife. Before that ehe was a healthy, blooming girl; immediately after this marriage 6he began to fail. Do you see anything strange in that V 'Not necessarily.' 'Let me enlighten you further. Dr. Spencer was at one time engaged to Miss Lucille Melrose, but he broke the en- j gfigem. nt and married my mistre in-' stead. Miss Melrow was poor as Job's turkey; Mi$s Herndon was an heiress, j and Dr. Spencer was deeply in debt and i pressed by his creditors. Do you anything finfrular lu thai'?' 'Perhaps. Go on.' 'When my mistress married Spencer she was only seventeen, and she had been taught to obey her father in every- thing. She was a gentle, affectionate child, and it would have been easy for Spencer to have won L-r love. But be did not care tor that. It was her money that he wanted. I paid his debts and bought hira fast horses; it set his table with nice, costly dishes, and it put his power to keep Miss Meli-ose robed like a queen. And ail this time my mistrtci had betii slowly but surely sinking. And look you, Dr. Rockwood, I believe she is not dying of disease, but of here she lowered her voice fo a whisper as she spoke the word 'poi.sen.' 'Impossible! This is a grave charge.' 'Of poison given her Husband, who, at her death, will have sole control of her property and be free to marry Miss Mel- rose. There is no time to explain to you in detail the thousand and one circum ' stances which have led me to the belief, for we are almost at the door. It is nev- er tbe case that Miss Melrose and Spen- cer are out at the same time, or I should have called another physician before but to-nic'nt they are called away by tho death of Miss Melrose's sister, and will not be back till to-morrow. With the consent of my mistress, I come for you jand o!i! Dr. Rockwood, I pray you, s.ive my dear mistress. I nursed her when heriuolherdied and left her ahelp j less infant; all through her innocent youth she was like an oniy child to me; and now to her fading hour before my eyes! Good heavens! if I knew beyond doubt that he was guilty, his life should pay the forfeit.' I was already beginning to feel a deep interest in Mrs. Spencer, although I had never seen her, and like her old nurse, I was inclined to feel a great animosity for Dr. Spencer. Mrs. Spencer received me in her bed chamber. It was on the second floor, and was furnished with exquisite ele gance. ' Every- thing in The room ba- spoke the taste and dellcaey of tho oc ' eupant. The warm air was fragrant with the faint odor of heliotrope, and glancing around I saw the purple blos soms and green leaves in an alabaster case on the ledge of the south window. She was tall and straight, with a pure ly oval face, liquid brown eyes, and a dash of hectic in her cheeks, which is never seen in perfect health. She received me, as I know she did everybody, gracefully, and though there was a slight embarrassment in her man ner when I spoke of her spoke of her ill ness, she answered my professional in quiries without hesitation. As for myself, I laid aside all false delicacy, and questioned her plainly as to her symytoma. Mra. Hurd, her nurse remained in the room, and added many little important items of information. When she spoke of her husband it was with a sort of hopeless sadness, which distressed me greatly. Not a breath of suspicion against him in her answer lo my questions, and I felt sure that at present she knew nothing of what Mrs. Hurd had such serious ap prehensions. I was glad it was so, for, with ber finely strung organization, it might have produced serious results. I made my examination of the patient as closely as I could, and drew my own conclusion I could have sworn that Mra. Spencer daily swallowed arsenic In small quantities, and the deadly drug was telling fearfully on a constitution never very robust. She said, answering my questions, that she had no physician 'except her husband. He had inought himself bet ter acquainted with her case, aud there fore better qualified to treat it. He nev er lelt medicine with her to take; he al ways brougnt it freih from his office, and administered il promptly. 1'uere was little euougn 1 could do in bUcb a case. Anxious to do everything, the very circumstances of the affair left me powerless. A charge of such a nature, of course. could not make against Dr. Spencer without the amplest proof. If I hinted suspicion, every one would at once set down to my professional prejudice: and if I could not substantiate my state ment, the doctor could make me pay dearly for such a slander uttered against him. The ouly dependence seemed to be in Mrs. Hurd. To her I unbosomed my- self freely. I told her without reserve that I believed Dr. Spencer was kiil ia hU wife by si i v piis in and be sought her to be constantly, on the watch to save the victim, and to disco v j some proof by which we could fasten the guilt upon him. She smiled grimly aud promised obe ! dience. I gave her a powerful antidote for tbe poison I suspected, and went heme disturbed and anxious in mind. I did not sleep that night, and all the npxt day I was in a fever cf excitement. j J j ! J j ! j j ! j j j ! it to of I in a er ter my visit to the fjlifton House. He looked wretchedly tl nurse paid ap pared gloomy aad depressed. M1f Mol rose came with him, and was decorously sad over the death of her sister. Wo hard men of her stamp always mourn to per see Uection. They neither overdo or un- A ring at the bell made me tremble a atep on tbe gravel outside my office stopped my breath, aud I hardly knew what I expected to hear, and yet I felt sure that before I slept I should hear something. Aud now I mudt tell tlie ntory as i was told me. Dr. Spencer returned the morning af- derdo the thing, as women of feeling are likely to do. Dr Spencer came home onc-e to his wife's chamber. He thought she look- etj ill and prescribed a cordial at once, saying that he would go and fetch it, You are always ordering cordials for her, said Mrs. Hurd, musingly. UTiy not take something yourself You look je a ghost. Wfl .""i " . Wl, vlt riUA, ..,. fuSe(j,y. T ... , T ... , A UllUa A .l 0JUf7 Ul bllO iCJ 1 - dial myself, for I do not feel quite well Alicia, dear, shall I bring it here and drink your health? Mrs Spencer smiled ia as?eDt, she never disputed her husband, and he went out, Presently he returned with tv0 fe'lMse Both contained liquid, col- oriess aim inoaorous. Airs nuru was watching him with her heart in her throat, fur, as she told me, she felt that the decisive moment had come. There was something in the gray pallor in the doctor's rigid face that told her of a des perate purpose iu the man's goul. He lifted the glass on the right of the tray aud gave it to hia wife. Drink it, dear; he said; it is a panacea for all ills I also am going to take a glass of it! and he pointed to a glass still on the tray. Mrs Spencer accepted it, and was put ting it to her lips, when Mrs Hurd in terrupted. If you will bring her a tumbler of water, doctor; Mrs Spencer complains that the cordial leaves a bad taste in ber mouth, and my bones are so full of rheumatism that it nearly kills me to go down stairs. The doctor turned and bent on her a look as if he would read her through But she kept her face impassive. If they had any suspicion, her manners quieted them, and putting down the glass, he left the room Then Mra Hurd chang ed tho position of the glasses. When he came back and he was gone but a moment the nurse stood just exaotly where be had left her, and Mrs. Spencer was lying back in the chair with her eyes closed. Again he lifted the glaas this time it was tbe one intended for himself aud placed it to his wife lips. She drank the contents, swallowed a little of the wa ter he had brought her and thanken him in her sad, sweet way. Now for my own cordial said he with affected gayety. "I indulge my self in something a little stronger," and aa he spoke he tossed oft tbe mixture. It made me atone cold to my fingers, end to see him do it, said Mrs Hurd re lating the circumstance to me; but Heaven is my witness, I felt not a single twinge of conscience. I argued like this: If it was a simple cordial, as he had said, would do him no harm; if it was poison, his blood would be on his own head. He went to bed, half an hour after ward, complaining of fatigue. In 'the morning they found him dead. I was called to the post mortem ex amination, and we discovered lit the stomach of the decdased poison known modern science to kill half a dozen men. My brother physieana agreed that the man was insane, and bad probably tak en the dose in one of hia unsettled fits mind. I did not dispute them, but even . before Mrs. Hurd told her store had my own theory in regard to his death. There was no public exposure however. Mrs. Hurd and I agreed that it would not be publio, and so we kept our own counsel. Miss Melrose, in spite of my convic tion that she had been an active party the conspiraecy against Mra. Spen cer's life. I could not help pitying. Such miserable, worn and haggard face aa hers I have never seen: and when they burled Dr. Spencer, she was confined to her chamber with brain fever. I attended her in her illness, but al though she recovered her health she nev waa herself again. She was a harm less maniac, whose delight was in gath ering flowers, and decorating the Doc- ter's grave with tbem. She is living still, and she still gathers flowers and laya them on that grave, singing to herself meanwhile a sort of low iucantaton which no one ever pre tends to understand. Not till Mrs. Spencer had been many yeara my wife, and the faithful Mrs. Hurd slept under the violets, did llrcla ever know the perfidy of her former bus band. And wheu I told her, after the tirst shock was over, she crept into my arm and whispered; "But if it had not been for James crime, I should not have found you, Her. bert, So, good sometimes does come out of evil!" Fontency. In the year 17-15 a bloody battle w as foughtarouud tbe village of St. Antoine, through De Barri's wood, and on tbe plain around Foutecoy, between the English and the French. The Dnke of Cumberland, son of George 2nd., of Eugland, led tbe English; Marshal Saxe commanded tbe French. Thc French had the Advantage in the earlier psrt of the fight, hut "the bloody Duko of Cumberland beheld with anxious eye, and ordered up his last reserve, bis lutest'ehanee to try." This cousisted of 6,000 English veterans British guards "cannon blazed in front and flank Lord Hay was at their head." "Steady they step adown the slope, steady they climb the bill, steady they load steady they fire, moving right on wards still." Vainly the French op pose "fust from tach volley voltlgeur and grenadier retired." King Louis orders his household cav alry to push on; but in vain: the French waa broken by those English veteran ts, as the angry white-crestud billows are broken on the rock that Las its founda tion in the depths of the sea. King Louis in despair turns bis rein he cries "all ia lost." "Not yet, toy ieige," Saxe said, "the Irish troops i rioaim." "And Fontenoy, famed Fontenoy had been a Waterloo, were not these exiles ready then, fresh, vehement and true." The rest told in tbe following stanzas, by Mr. Corbett, a talented Irishman, and one possessing the true metal of a poet: "Hold I hold I ail io r.ot lost, for in reserve . There yet remain to France thro thousand men, Wh.0 UCVLT from steel or death will ewcive, If they with England once sin II close again, Then for the honour of your crown, oh, sire, Let them of sweet revenge obtain the chance. And ere you give the order to retire, Give them, at leait, the order to advance," The king assents. Behold tbe gallant band Comes dashing fiercely In upon tho scene, And with bold front takes up it fearles3 stand, The beaten and the conquering hosts between. These are no "ragged rebels" armed with pikes. With hunger weak, and by oppression eow'tl; Tell It Cremona's streets and Holland's dyke-, Lift up your voices and speak out alon j, For 'tis a name to make a nation proud. There are the exiles; this is the Br; jade Which fought aud blsd for England's kii., Kluj James; Which longbt aiidcoaijuercd but to be betrayed. As Limerick's treaty tells that shame of thames. Oh, it was perfidy so foul ! it cast All Conner perfidies Into the shade, Twas treachery too gigantic and too vast; Ere ia the scales of justice to be weighed Deceived and plundered Id tbe name of God, The spoil tbe thirty places for reward Tho deed was once surpassed by mortal fraud When Jbdas, with a kiss betr yed lha Lord. "Remember Limerick and Saxon faith Pull not a trigger 'till your bayonets touch Their very breasts" 'tis all that history say' th, Their leader spoke, and yet It meant how uuch; It maaut a drop of blood for every tear Their country shed In agony and sburne, Il meant the Hero's couch, a bloody bier, Ur glorious victory and deathless Cimo. Steady aud coo), as if upon parade, Tbe bright red line cornea chargia;- doivn (! hill ; "Ohargel"anda bright red Hue aa undisniaj-d Sweeps up to meet it with an eager will, The air is rent as, like tbe lion's roar, Peals out the thunder of the Kritifa cheer A sound by foemen never heard before. From blood-stained Alma buck to Agincouit, Without a shuck that shook the heart with fear. "Remember Limerick and baxoa faith" Tis Lally's war-cry rin0-a upou thc air. To fire their hearts with tear their foes to to tcntbe "To death or victory, lead on Lord Clare."' "Stand fast aud flinch not now my gallant guard-,' Thus bravely spoke Eing George's roal sou, "The fate of battie hangs upon your stvordsi. Remember 'tia already well nigh won," Thc proud battalions staeriug .balieanu reel itcfore the furious charge of tbe Brigada. "Pull not a trlggor-nothing but the etreel, The laurels wou by day will never fade Strike, aud strike home, to conquer to die. No craven fear, no thought of life or flight," Thus Lally, Clave, and Dillon fiercely cry. Above the clang and tumult of tbe fight. At last the sanguinary strife :3 o'er, St. Geerge's bancer ia the oust is laid. The Flour de Lya floats proudly up once more, And high o'er all the flag of the Brlpide. Then as the dreadful truth on England burst, O'er all the land a wail of anguish rose; While kingly lips In vivid anguish curs: The laws that made his bravest sucjeets faes. The artist's Laud on polish d steel can trace With higher tempered steel some noble name, Which time will wear away or rust efface; Eat ou the brightest tablet knowu to fame. Those galiant Irish exiles with hiir steel Engraved a name which time shall ne'er destroy While language lives, or men have hearts lo feel. For coble deeds that name is Fonteuuy t A Lesson In PoLiTEtfKis. A friend of Dean Swift one day seut him a tur botaa a present, by a servant iad wuo had frequently beeu on similar errands, but had never received auytniug for uis trouble. Having gained uduiiasou, he opened the study Uoor, aud putting down tho flesh on the floor, crieU out ruUeiy, Master has sent you a turhoi!" Young man," .aid the Dean, rising from hia eaay chair, "ia that the way you deliver a message? Let me teach you better manners. Sit down in my chair, we will change places, aud I will ahow you how to behave in the future. The boy sat down, and then Dean going out, came up to the door, and making a bow, said, Sir, master presents hia kind compliments, hopes you are well, and requests your acceptance of a amall present. Does he replied the boy return him my best thanks' and there's half a crown for yourself. The Dean thua caught in his own trap, laughed heartly, aud gnve the boy a for hia ready wit. The teacher as well as the scholar re ceived a lesson at that time. That boy certainly knew enough to make bis way thro' the w'orld. The Derm wan very fond of fun, and we have no doubt en joyed the boy's coolness. SAW HIM FIFTY BETTER. Near a late New Jersey camp-meeting, two clergymen, a Baptist and Meth odist, weie walkiug, when tbey saw a little girl sitting ou a stone, who was weeping bitterly. 'What la the matter, my little giri?' asked the Baptist, kind ly. 'My-niy father was k-kilied on tbe railroad a few days ago, and has just been buried, sir; and my mother U Kick a-bed and can't vork, and we haven't nothing to cat and don't know what to do,' sobbed tbe little girl, crying aa if her heart would break. 'A truly lament able ease; I do indeed pity you,' said tbe Baptist, frigidly, as if he were pity ing some ice-cream he could not eat. 'How much do you pity her, Brother C.?' 'I pity her five dollars,' yelled tbe Methodist, as he threw a 'V iuto the girl's lap. 'I double your pile, Brother P,' the Baptist brother said, as he slowly placed an X over the V. 'I go you one better,' the Methodist bawled, as he put a ten ou the other's money. Icover yourstake Brother P., and the Baptist clergyman's expression showed he was getting excita ed, as a twenty from ui3 purse was put on the rapidly increasing pile. I'll top tbe spoils with a fifty, howled Brother P., as be drew out his last note, and . placed the sum with the others, glaring savagely at bis companion. He-re's a hundred dollar note, little girl, said the Eaptlst, quite blandly, now that he had got ahead of his Methodist brother-in-law in the Lord: You may rnko in the spoils, for you've 'cleaned out' and 'euchred' both my friend and myself, and left us both 'dead broke.' They then walked off humming a hymn. Now what we would like to know is, what did these clergymen do before thev were converted? GROWING TREE FOR A COFFIN. The man who can have hia coffin made while alive must look at death philoso phically, ll'e hear of a case in Point Person county, North Carolian Mr. Richard Harris, who Jived near .Brad sher's Store, thirty years Ego, turned out a sassafras tree to grow for the pur pose of making a coffin, and about twelve months ago the old man had it cut down and set some one iu Koxborough to make his coffh out of it. The old chap occasionally gets iu it, and stretche himself out by way of show ing neighbors a "fit." He paid the maker lu wheat, so he is one living man who will have no fuss over his grave about the coffin when dead. Thi3 re minds us of an old coon in Murfreeaboro North Caroliaa, who had- coffin case of iron before the war. He had hia grave dug aud walled up with brick, with a magnificent tomb stone setting forth his name, place of oirtn, ana rising uis tleatli, "some where about the year 1S61." But he was alive and kicking in 1SC3. The old chap kept his cast-iron coffin in it. The crib needed no lock at night, for you Couldn't get a negro to go near it after dark. Biding horseback just at night through tbe. woods iu Saginaw County, Michigan I came into a clearing in the middle of which stood a log house, its owner sitting in tbe opeu door smoking has pipe. Stopping my horse before him, the fol lowiugcouversatiou ensued: "Good evening," said I. "Good evening." "Cau 1 get a g.ass of milk of you. to driun?" " il'ei, I dou't kuow. Ask the old womau." By mis lima the wile was standing at. nue aiue. "On, yes," said she, can," of course you While drinkiug it I asked.' "TmuK we are goiug to have a etornj? IKeii, i reaiiy uoui t, Enow. Ask the oio Wouian ue can leil." Agsiu 1 asked: "xiow uiuc-n have you got cleared here?" "Well, I don't really know. Ak the old womau she kuowa." "AUjui uiueteen acres," said she, ugttiu auoweuug. "Just liieu a noop of children came ruuuing aud suouuug arouud the corner ol lue ouuuty . An Uiese your children?" said I. 'Uou'i L.uow. AsK, tn old woman bile jiuoivs ucst." i uidu'i Wan to hear her reply, but drew reiu, aud ie:t immediately. For the Benefit of Bachelors. A geutletuau of Newcastle, Me., de siring the service of a laboring man, started oue moruiug recently to go to a rural district iu the interior. Oahis way he met a highly respectable lady, not as young as she ouce was, aud making in quiry of her, finally asked tho question direct: "Can you tell me where I can find a man?" "No I can not," she replied, "for I have beeu looking these last twenty years for one myself." The genleuiau apprised her that such fransness elevated her in his estimation, and that he would aid her in tiio search to tbe best of his ability. A Freeze. An Irishman, being an noyed by a howling dog in the night. jumped out of bed to dislodge theoftend- er. It was in the mouth of January, when the snow was three feet deep. He not returning, his w ife ran out to sue what was tlie mutter. There she fouud her husband in his night suit, hia teeth chattering, and his whole body almost paralyzed with cold, holding tbe strug gling dog by the tail. " Holy mother ' Pat, says -be, w bat wud ye bo aftlier Join'? Hush ! said be; don't ye soe? I'm fey in' to freeze the basht!