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BT MABl K. KLALY. O nn : w. ha Urd tngAthcr aonie afty year or oil : W 1 1 1 .!, - i what d.-ath and not-row mm aod ml a. It ou to be poor. W haxe wr' at niht ami uioruin' to pay fur our TtDtj farm, To t Mi fr ir children ami to '-. p Vni all 1 rotti harm. OH mao. rlc joa n member th day wlnn fir Ml li.' ' It - l i. m. ; uu, my WiU.au. hut tbi day aeema w !, - - u, wbo. dull nm I'muKto. m '-'in n 'wip mi' aoorwav ne i Mirtlur n-ini a n Ml l, Wdiuun llaiuion, th - h a Ait 01 I 'i eff, r d your arm I took it, and alk'l . . Hm lam-, .i. Ji'-v.T. that lane j'lwar a i-ouituin )-athw ro, Ami I Mai T. i 1 hadn't mUmM it" beauty lonp l-ior . n i bm Mi iffha niauy i.-Ltlihcii hiidrwn vourn 41. 1 I. .ID' f Walk la HM HaM old pattrMf when HM MM aW I a.! ti hlne. ia . b mh in Up it lati ... tmkm' ".ui. ap wtta ttujiliu' 1- 11a M lH n I think ..' that novate'. William, my "Id heart ... Il- l-iii v.h ' Har. Uwiiyli lon and tnihiane. ha.- MMS i eteueil hy your love. .. : : v w, ,t x . logeUMf to the bHt r land mMW1 J ui I kmm ti .t tin liruiliicl li an would ! hill ' ad iUrt for in" II ,i ; i , un omlln'l wai'k with im; 1-.'I' tin SHav Ma. ft w ' . ha 1 mime bU r ind our d antrt i u I j. . 1 : ' i : - .. n.t 1 iVM piur jp' 1 MWl hop) audi rnd. . Wai iiUo-d by a ahoy atniUK' t ntir.-ii tnmi b.t- ami h'vi'ii- - Hut I IM wi' forjriTi hf-r now, --1 I luan. as wp- hi'i ' hfONva ! i; i. ' :...i . tiia dear on" l-;t us honor ami lov yet. knil ' to- dm Iw bm roaM tKoma ika old (wrt j A i. w. (iii.-t nt our bovouiH and Idiachm', r.:i- nin' hair, w I ti. Um jMirrh to-tulit, oU luitu. each m our -i liuir. And try In forMt Um ptorrotrs ttaM dufcMMd oCbw 1 ( :', i.kin' unitj our bttMlM IMfl tM good Uoo'n, un'ralul waya ; I M Aat- li dM tv fjin' : ' ;m . know it won't ba lotur ! M with a'h oth' r. William, t th" IxautlfuJ Uow.' 'f Mag, all t arn will 1h. drti pl for v r, and ii.I will u tnad plain. I in Mtrt jnmtB not gn and lea .i- mo alone your own a 'an' : Yur b kMad rrrj oftMt wtea old fbttstovtio Tip' i '-iki ii nway toKfth -r. to th' nound of oat Uu. old man ! Um dwW -fltllll ti C- 'o within th' I : w.i; not In- lit hi ro a many (kon" (to 1' - !: iili'l Iw boi rftiL vttk w var fr t or A i. r.t.; together, WilliMB, whm Dm ma pf Mli. 1V ION'S H0U8KK1'R, U.SI I I' A LiMinokei-'K-r N n lnt mi ekiari? paraon. ooaipataut, end of Umj liigliaat raapaowtaltty no1 si t w Call bstwaan th bo -r ot .1 and 4. Thtmda; . Aj.nl & at No. l.i-luk'un aNfiiu. K tte Frsnklin read this in th paper r lay on the counter in the little anile waitingte bave an ounce oi : ii l.ii done up and a roll of bak er'fl broad. - . repeated the Dumber of the banes 0 bcrself as she received the change from the grocer. Ohi prepared t'l" tea :tft I she fa 1 tin; little bare attic, and ate her cant man meehanicslly. She forgot liot uMMtianed her sppetite Mill wss in bei r:sy thought. tr: Jiger in a strange place, sneces aha had tried to find a situation ;- teacher, copyist, in a store, sewing. 1 u i faded 111 thenrat three, and WSJ tei ring on the hist. bfa would upply for the place, but she won i ne d referenoes. (July one person ihe a m the whole great city of suf- b . . tiuence Mrs. Davenport, the rid . bAUghty, Step-sister who had 11 tn her gentle mother wktle she li .1.1 hated Kate heraelf. J' rhapi Kate thought the would per u. to refer to her, because giad to ii c b t daafand to menial smploy m i . I ...is omnnsjtent for the situation, foi daring her motlier's long illness ma bei father! ibaence she hiul entire charge of their large family and Hpleudid house. "But an "elderly woman."" Now K.' w:us not an elderly woman, being JOj but she remembered, with a soi : 'pleasure, that in private theatrh ;" a happier days slie had imitat. .1 bin . and assumed the character of wornnn with groat nHMK She L bow to stain the skin to give an old . c ;.nd she had in the bottom of :i I ,.,e false gray hair and a muslin . ' ru in one of these occcajtonai she I I need to look ho very old -only to pi - a m dure and matronly apienr lllli'' . M. Edward Dayton waited at home aft-: bil ilinner to se' the respondents jdvertteements. He wan a hand-Moue- man, not yet :(), with a gray, frank, go tl-natnrad countenance. Be leaned back in nonchalant way, hi - feel n another chair. " Thi re ought to be a Mrs. Dayton t OA age theM housekeeping matters. Wi U re's time nough." tpplioantS were seen and dis .I u, Mr. Dayton's gentlemanly v.o . fd wa ushered in. Mr. Dayton cnHtiuettvely laid aside his cigar, and pi i i chair for his visitor. 'i . iadylikenesM and propriety of hat j. leased him at once. " Fallen forti see." ha commented to bimaelfi snswwtsd his ipi-stions readily, but in S'v words. A s-ent Moeaan i good thing." tih 'i d 1 ard r' iiark. " I t) ii-k yon will uit me. Mr-. -, wh . any J understand your iianief" Pi n.khn." "Mr . Franklin, you will bf rupiired to go jiit iaf town, about seven BJuee, to m country houae. Oak Grove - bj the town : Embury, on the ( trend Central i l The salary I propose to pay is h per annum. Do my terms suit von ?" Mb) snawatad quietly, that they did. " rhen it is ail se ttled. y thu way 1 aupposs you have reference, though mere matter wf form. " I name of Davenport was Riven. " I nv.-nport aVbatt Daiport f I kiiov. them. All right. If convsniant will ploaae go to-morrow, Mrs. Fnldtiin-Ot the next day. I nhall not till the middle of next week, and pi)b .oly bring a friend or two with m. II th" '-li.ii iU-m in the center and wtnjr-j prepared, if von please. The h i'iv V."rar there now will not leave , until Saturday. She will aliow you round." " Is Mrs. is your wife th-re, or to go He laughed. " Mrs. Kit ward Oavton. .No sin- imhh ' tli.-r.-, md I do not know o4 bet going "t raweent." Adding mot seriously: "I ' have Dot th.' sjinillll Mr. Franklin, of ! having a wife," IN hght riNafOI i " pleasure." vivid color cam' into the brown ' nhitti f the houookeopfv, and h r mnn- s,,,w.'d M.h nt embarrassment. , . . t I. ',. ,. I "I thought I .believe iind BiOMMbX , ye jjj uot utio it. Hia inin.l had Iraady turned t.. otnai tntngti tu rotu-." " It'i, all s. ttl.'.l, I btUaro. My Ihi Hiiy," Iiisi vi-m fulling 00 tlic rusty Mack ,li pt, " yOQ Bfcaj likf mi adviiiu'i-, a an . ult net' . t' tin- hi main It is quite on tommy, 1 beUere, ti d so." Tin booatkaapar hand flwil act the : fifty d.'llurs that he gnv lwr, and th- words sh' would hara aaid wan left nn uttrn'd. Sh inovd to tin dixir. nptllail it frr h. r couibously. " ( l.Kid inoming, madam." "(iood niorning," she replifil. ul oannat starve. EaWat (-' 1 (Mil kaepnpBay diisguimV h1ki nmrmurt'd. ir. Dnyton, lanoinpanii d by friend arriTf 1 at bis. country house tin- middle of the eiMuiug w'ek. Kvi-rythiui; with in and without the hooat was in parfect order. If th- now hous.krM-r had mad' a ftw niiatakaa at SnA they wate (0m rectified. Kvery room that the had touched showed I magical change. Her predecessor had been one Of the kind who iH-heved in the sunlight never entering a room for fear of fadiug the carpet-. Mr. Dayton felt the change without knowing the reason of it. He looked round him with a satisfied air. It MM not possible to find fault with the variety and ipiality of the food placed before them, nor the manner of Ui being served; and the table appoint- I menai pti parzeot; and Davtoo oon gratulated himself uj)on having such I jewel of a housewife. Th. wirks paaaad and I holiday came. j Mr. Dayton had gone to town th. day previous to remain the ret of the wee. The housekeeper had fdvell J TI ll l" N -i -U to the MTVMUts to go also. She felt a welcome relief to have the day to her self. She looked th" doom carefully I aft. r the last servant. She would have I no dinner, Onlyiunch. Bhehadalmoai 1 fcrgott-n her real eharaoter in that which ithe assumed; but to-day she could be herself without fear of intrusion or dis- ' coven. She laid aside bar oap and sraj dreaaaP, washed the stain from her skin. , and arranged her luxurious hair in In coming curls, and donned a pretty, fresh muslin, which fitted well the slight, j graceful figure. This done, she entered , the parlor and stood before the mirror, M attractive a fiirure M one would often nee. ''Truly, I have forgotten my own looks! ant Kate Franklin, after all," she said. Ucrnoved from her long restraint, her spirits rebounded. She felt gay, light beartedi and like committing any fool ishness. i "MK-p Franklin," she said in the mincing, alTected tooee of an exquisite, : "it would be biexfaraaaibde p'- asure to hear the music of that long silt-Li voice. I "It WOOld be great pity to deprive you of it then," she answered in her natural voice, "and myself also," she added; and going to the piano she opened it, and then she sang song aftei song, in sweet, ch-ar, cultivated voice. She chose at first the brilliant and tri umphant, then th1 sad and plaintive succeeded. There were tears in her eyes when the rose. Mut to-day her n.oods were eaprieioiiH. "Mrs. Franklin, who is playing on the piano " she asked, in excellent imi tation of .Mr. Dayton's vaifl "It is only tf sir, dust-ng the k-y ... They need dusting so often, 'v she re plied in Mrs. Franklin's meagre tones; and she dusted them vigorously with her Docket handkerchief. " Ah, me," she said. " Now what other foelieh thing slutll 1 do to prove to my self that I am not an elderly housekeep er, but a young girl, who, by virtue of bar age. should be gay, by rigid of birth, I wealthy and of consideration, , ami visitiug, SS Mr. Dayum's may visit - and is visited. He If Doble. good, and haudsome," she said with a sigh. "She w ill be usppy. Hom gracefully she danced here at the nartv the otht r evi iiing, when the old bonaakeepet was p. r- mined to look on. She looks good and amiabl , too. Mr. Dayton darrffftd with her three times, 1 wonder i have for gotten how to dance ?" and humming an air, she floated gracefully about the room. She stopped breathless, her cheeks brilliant from the exercise, her splendiu hair disarrange .1. "I believe 1 feel like stiff, old Mrs. Franklin, with whom dancing doesn't agree." "One more song by that heavenly voice, Miss Franklin, and I shall go away dreaming I have heard uugtTn sing," in the ludicrously alVected voice she had before Imitated "Ah," she laughed, yet half sndlv, "the compliments poor old housekeeper Franklin receives, I hop. won't Quite spoil her, and turn her silly old head." She sat down again at the piano, and Pang "Home Sweet Home,-' and then played one of Beethoven gmaoVit, most solemn pieces. She cos" and closed the piano. "The carnival is ended. Kate Frank iiii tlisspncais from the mm as, and Mad em Franklin liters. ' Neither Mr, Dayton nor thit eervants would have inspected from the plieid and digniti' d deportment of the SoMSC I ' i per when they returned at evening, of what strange freaks she bad been guilt. The housekeejier, as usual, when Mr. Dayton wan alone, sat at the table. It hail commenced Uj rain io lently, and the weather IumI grown sud denly did. Mr. Dayton, a ho had done nfjcssion ally, Invited her to the libnu-y, win re a cheerful fire burned in the grate. He read the left TH and Hpcrs which hi I brought with him from town while she knitted. V hour Of moM pssnrrd in silence; in- I-. 1. I lie lion keeper He Idol it spoke ex ecpt when nskoil a rpiestion. At length .Mr. IrntoTi looked up to her and win I abruptly " Your s must ix a lonely life, madam. If it is not painful subject, may I aHk how loiitf Hinee you lost your husbaiiplr' Two hands miapended their employ ment, two eyes looked up to him with an alarmed expression. In his s-rious, Myinpathtie counteiianee tliere waa nothing to frighten or embarrass, but the red grew deejer on her brown cheek. " It is a paiuful Hubjeet," she aaid at last, faltering. "If you will please ex cuae me." One morning lie was speaking of the groat loss to ebildren in being deptivnd of their parents. "I never knew a mother," he aaitl. "She died bafots my inrkieKt rnooUee tion. 1 believe that, man as I am, if I had a mother, I should g:. to her with all my griefs, aa a little child would. I have sometimes thought of asking you to a t aa mother in the qntet ev.-ninafs, when I have longed to confide In tome one. My mother would have lx en a! ut your age, I think.' Again there was a vivid color in the cheek of the housekeeper, such as is rarely seen in the aged, but it was ac companied by a quiver in the niouth, and ended in a cough, but both mouth and cheek were quickly covered with a liaudkerchief, aud quite I violent lit of coughing succeeded. Mr. Dayton, however, did not seem to notice, though be had given her QMS ciir'ous glance, instantly withdrawn, and he continued: " For instance, respecting matrimony, whose advice is of so much value as a mother's : Who so quick to see through character and make a ginnl MtectaOU! Had you a son, whom about here would you select for a daughter-in-law , Mrs Franklin ?" " I am not acquainted with iuiv of the young Indies, Mr. Dayton," she an tasted. "Tim-, but vou have eeen them all, and are, I should judge, a good discern at of character from observation. Whom would you select from those you have seen r" he persisted. She reddened and paled. " I have beard the Misses (irandison highly spoken of. Their apjiearance would seem to prove the truth. I doubt not that you agree with me." she replied quietly. It was now his turn to color, which he did slightly. " I do agree with you," he ens wen i1 emphatically. It was hate in September. Mr. Dayton and the housekeeper were both in the parlor. He had been unusually gra'e all day. It seemed to the boUSSkeeper thai bit manner lmd ehanged toward her. " 1 have few questions to ask, if you will permit me, Mrs. Franklin She felt instinctive alarm at his tOttC, "Certainly," with an effort. There was an ominous pans". " I have been told," he said, "that Miii Kate Franklin, t young lady, by di-guising herself, palmed herself off upon me for several months as an elder ly lady. Is tie-re any truth in the story .'" looking searchingly at her. Sin- started t be feet, then trembling sank back inf.. a chair. "Yes, it is true,'" aha murmured, fal U rii.'gly. "I confess I fail to see for what object. My heart you could hardly expect to gain in that aha meter." "Your heart," she repeated, scornful ly, " I had no njoh laudable ambition: I had aevt r seen or heard of you till I saw your advertisement. Would you like to know for what purpose I took upon me a disguise so repugnant.' You shall. To lave myself from starvation. I had eaten but one meal a day for a week whan 1 applied to you, and was suffering with hunger then. My money was all gone, except few JMUillies, with which to buy a roll of bread for the next day's meal, ami I had no plOSpoetl of more, for I had been refused further sewing. Mut w hy should vou find fault f" her pride rising. "What matter if I were BfiMi or Mrs. Franklin, old or young, it I fulfilled the duties 1 undertook .' Bave I not taken good car. of your hous Have f it made you comfortable? If 1 h ive not. deduct from this quarter's :al My, which you paid this morning, what Vtt you like." " I have no fault to find, except for placing yours If and me in an awkward position should this become known." Wav. s of color mounted to the poor houeekeaper's temples. "I thoughts -I BM mt, that no one should know, least of all, you beside, I thought when I en gaged to come, that you were married. Oh, what shall I Jo? and she bursi into a p 'ssion of tearsa Mr. Dayton's manner changed. Kate : Kate I l I i l nt t mean to dis tress you. Nobody knows but me no body shall know. ' And he soothed her tenderly. " Kate, look up. 1 love you with my whole heart. I want you to le my little bousekeepi r mywift always. Kate, what do yon Miy t" taking her in his arms and laving his chM'k against hi rs, " My own Kate, i it not :" Bbi murmured something between hat sobs tliat she must go away this minute. ''Hctatenss, darnng ! Haven't you been here for months .' What difference can day kSMJOt Bilk' I You MS sale witii me, Katie, h, beetsKsj I know you are Miss Franklin, will you give me the Ine xpreeaible pleasure of hearing from that long-silent voice Oh. Katie, you bewitched in" that day I T am if raid you w ill baa itch me tlways. Mut, Katie, let's take off these trappings," untying her cap and removing her gray hair, and with this action down fell the wealth of bn wn ttaan "Oh, Mr. Dayton, you were not -surely you Mt re not home that day '' looking up, covered with confusion. "Yen, Mi. Dayton waa in the libra ry," with an invent on his name which Kate ui d( rstood. "Oh, Edward! end you tested me with all those foolish qimatloiil a hill you knew f "Yea, my Kate why not '." " Mut you looked so innocent lie laughed. " I shall soon, 1 hoje have aomebody, if not mother, t confide in; and, Kate, it ia my duty and pleasure to give you a husband, ho in future you can answer without so much pain w hen he is inquired after." "Yon are too generous." " I can afford to be generous, " lie said, earnestly, " when I have had lh- pre cious gift of your love. Kate, blest for . i be the day that T first engaged my houaekeepei 41 INDIAN FLOOD. A Pnrty of Pilgrim OWCSWlMMSMMl by m Mountain Torrent Over Two Hiindrod f i lo-iii Ibrowiift. A letter from Maul tun, India, say a : M Intelligence has U-en ritvived at tais station of a frightful catastrophe which ' U fell a party of pflgrimi b the Maha ! lingam shrine, on the Tin u-velly fron tier, on the evening of Sunday last. If MS are to believe the iWJMJtUl of returned pilgrims, more than 200 persons were dfOWnsd under circuniHtancea of the ! moat hmrtrending isMiiantef Thirty t)in' of the Madura pilgrims have bees , either carried away by the mountain lor rent r are miaaing; and it is frightful to think how many more, from Tinne- , wily or other parts, may have ahaied the same fate. Theahrine in question atands on the aummit of one of the Saduragiri hilla (liUrally four hills) which form a portion of the Saptoor estete, though in ehlded m the Tmnevelly district. The dJtectton from Madura Is ssnth louth aost. and Um distance pearly SO miles. What particular man ifeskl tion of Bits bsis sasaas was buJH te assnaataaotaat i cannot at prefwut tell, nor ia it known where the first devotee from whom the prsaant one trawH an unbroken aueces Sistl established UaMMatf ; but, however tliat might have been, honssads of peo ple from all parts of the country flock thi'.her in thin part ol the year to get cured of fancied or real evils, and, if possible, hi lay by a store of blessings fW themselves and tin ir children. From the baae of the hill a long circuitous path leada up to the shrine, for a dis tance of ten miles or so, along fearful ahasanji and deep, meandering mountain torrents, and through meshes of cane brake or other underwood. The pil grims arrived at the shrine used to pass a night or so in the jungle without any thing like a roof over their heads. The dry la-il of the mountain torrent that skirts the ahrine used to be their quar ters ; and there they eookedandate their nnials, sung and danced, and otherwise mads theinselvcH comfortable. On the evening of Sunday last there was the same sjHvtaele aa used to be in former years thousands of men, women and children were talking, or eating, or dancing in the sandy bed : hundreds of been and fowls, brought up to be sacri ficed, stood in mournful groups, each wading ita turn ; some pilgrims, more religious tlian the rest, were rolling in front of the shrine or performing other Squally curious evolutions -in fact, everything went on without i liitch. At p. m. there waa a tremendous shoevr of ruin ; then minutes later, the hitherto . dry bed was full, and the water rushed down headloug, earrj ing those who could not force their way through the crowd, and the general confusion was rendered still more dreadful by the link 111 MS Many (had bodies, intercepted by roots and hushes, were picked up in the bed; g poil many were seen floating 09 to ward the Waptrap tank; some MSN found janum- l between stones, and only a very few of the ill-starred lot sun . .1 themselves by witching hold of friendly bought MI'in.in-k'- Cans, Col. M. Richards Muckle, busineet manager of the Philadelphia Public Ledffi r, sent to Prince Mis narek t f-w months ago a handsomely mounted cane, made from the original timbers taken from Independence Hall during the re OSni necessary r-pail's to that time-honored structure. The cane bore pimple plate telling it.s little story. The gift was gent to Merlin through the German ! Consul at this port, when.'c tt was taken by the German Ambassador to th United State, Baron Von Bchloeser, to Prince Mismarck at Yarin. The German Chan cellor has written, with his own hand, a letter to Col. Muckle, dated, most ap proprietory, on the Fourth of July. The letter ia written in a tone that one would scarcely expect to tea in the stern Qei man Prince. It is as follows, literally translated : Yinis. Jnlv t, IsT.j. Oat, M. Bf-Sarrti MaekM, PaUMSatMate : Dftta Sni: You have had the kindness to MSN MS u MMSMCt in my oltlcu days a MSM cut from the tituhei of UM belfry Iroru the aeathaiaf wtiii-!i einttr nl ytara kko bdsi ttu old bell tirst raiiKr m honor of QiS grsad coaunonwonltli wlume tkif bulls to-day give full aud wtdcome aound la all tin- wat'.-rt of UM globe. 1 beg you will accept ruy heartfi-lt thanki fur this hirttori'-al rMaSUUMMBSS fOiich I ahall honor and earefuliy prseOTMJ and hand down to my cluldrcti with other relics of reuiarhabli) years. Tina day w one ahtob never fails to wail to my mind the hsapy hours win 'i I sjient on many I Fourth of July with SSMfMSS friemls titxt, with John Lothrop Motlev in flfMtUlSJI, in lK.1-2; again, with Mitchell ('. Kiiik' and Am syOsma, Would that you. my dear Colouel. and I might always !o aa healthy and contented a wc four rsussj fellows wore forty-three TerM ago, at (roetUugcn. celebrating the Fourth of July. V. BanuaoK. Hon Bargaal s. Preatiai ti Drunk. Once, when in joint discussion Gov. McNutt deplored his habits, which were rendering his learning and sloquenoe nseleas, be retorted on Am Governor with Hani effect, He Aral described In classic style the utilities aud inspirations of w ine and whisky. Before making the ml homiw in usn the Governor, he pic tured the glug-glug-glug of the jug, as the politician tilts it and pours from its reluctant mouth the corn juice ho loved of his soul. There is no music dear, i to his ear, unless it 1m the same glug-glug glng as it disappears down his capsicum throat. Then turning to his opponent, his face nil shining with fun, lie said : " Now, fellow citi.eiis, during this ardent campaign, which has been ho fatiguing, T have only been drunk once. Over in Simpson county I was compelled to sleep in the same bed with this ilisUnguisheu nominee, this dehght of his arty, this wonderful expoie nt of the principles practices of tht Mmashed Democracy, and in the niorning I found myself drunk OU corn Whisky, I had laid tOO close to this soaked mass of Democra.-v, and I was drunk from absorption I V. A'. ( ox, iii flsvysr! for Otiobt r. A Determined Suicide. Says tin- Leavenworth Qommttrlnl S " Our readers will remember the mention made in these columns about aix months ago concerning a OOOvioJ by the name of l h , J, Waters ,d the penib nliary ti ing to ahutlle off this mortal aafl by ruii niug a wire through his head. Bl did not sooontaUsh his obje.-i, however, an- til Lust Saturday, when he took an . i doMj of morphine, from the eneota of which he died about o'clock Saturday evening. Dr. Carpenter mode an ex amination of his head on Sunday to ee what effect the wire that he liad run bil I his head lunl BMQfl the bnun. T ins miptiai he found two aMCSS of wire SUI beddad in his skull that luul prnbsbli haaa there at least six montlia. One I .i. e.-was about two IncfcSS long, while the other lacki-,1 but httle uf the aanie length. Alsmtanuich from where he had made the incision with the wire a pn ee of glass was also found iatbaddad in the nkull, aud lunl been tli tre so long that the wound luul completely heahsl over. The Wsrd Will Case. 'Itie Ward will caae, now on trial in Detroit, is certain to become nie of the historic causes of American jnriapru denes. While the trial asoaaada, it is iatetaatlug to note aaaM af ita maMSsoi features, the diaciiasiou of which can not prejudice the claim of stakes party hi the suit. Th- amount involved is nearly 16,000.000, and the bulk of it wh left to the wife and cliihlrt-n of the MM ond marriage, the cliildren of the first mamage receiving an allowance of S'JH a month during life. Thou children bring action to liave the will act anide. ('apt. Ward w.ts the lending manu- tsoturst and ospitslist of Ifiahigan, and the field of hia operationa included the whole Northwest. He owned mill ions of real estate in seven Btstes, and held large investmeiihs in Arizona, Utah, and Ontario. He was especially Interested in the development of the mineral wealth of the North, and owned the (treat metsJanururi firing concerns of Wyandotte -imb-e, l, owned the entire town and was a proprietor of the North OhtosgO Melhne Mill, of tin Milwaukee Iron Company, ot aBVSiaJ nlver, eoppsr, toad ana Mteel coopeniee ; while he was engaged, at the same time, in marine interests, in lumber, docks, plank-roads, railroads, and real estate. Of tin latter, be held $63,000 in Chicago; $182,800 in IJktn.it ; .870,953.60 in Michigan lands: $370,053.60 in Ohio; $64,838.35 in Wisconsin ; $B7,387.6f in laiaaouri, and rome $20,000 In I-.vra. He owned the Detroit DaUy lxif jointly with Senator Chandler, and sold his in terest to him before the rupture which made them political eneanes. In the handling of his vat concerns he x : hibited wonderful MMjaoity. and Ui ft tasaa instincts wets unususlly keen. It is not generally known how slender sobsnce itopped Usui. War.l frotaaa- ' oding to a conspicuous plaSS in na tioiud oht.ie. When the House im pi ached President Johnson, in ls Men Wade was President of the Senate, aaid if that body convicted Mr. Johnson, Mr. Wade became President of the Uuib d States. So pertain did conviction ap pesr that Mr. Wada telectod hi.s Cabinet, and Ospt, E. 1. Ward was oth red by him the portfolio of the Treasury. Cnpt. Ward, it was understood, accepted the position, and proceeded to adjust his personal afi'iirs in Michigmi with a view to hmpermsnant transfer to Washington. Thirty-six votes, it will le feuMuabetad, were neees,saiy to convict Mr. Johnson, sad thirty-five were known to le secured. The doubtful man was Bsnatot Hons, of Kansas, and at the final moment he voted , with th.- six other Btpublioani Mr. , Johnson was acquitted, Mr. Wade w.i- not inaugurated President f the United States, and Capt. Ward failed to become Beoretsry of the Traaaury. A formidable array of counsel is en gaged Oil both sitles. The trial has al- ready induced many startling incidents, and will undoubtedly furnish jurists 1 with precedeatl as well as journalism wdh sensations. One extremely inter est ing chapter is already begun the legal standing of Spiritualism, ('apt. Ward was a believer of it creed and a patron of its prentices, and the plaintiffs propose to show that the will was made in accordance with the ilictab-s of me diums and tricksters, ami, therefore, i void. In other words, the court will have to decide whether Spiritualism is a religious belief or a lunacy. CMOUQO Journal, A Violent ManN Violent Death. N.-d O'Mahlwin died yesterday at 11 a. m. He suffered intensely on the pre vious night, complaining particularly of the lower wound in his aUiomen. At times ho was delirious, toasuig on his la'd and crying, "Oh, my God I my God! when will this end !" His friends, Mr. and Mrs. Caasidy, were with him constantly, endeavoring to OOOtfott him. , He asked repeatedly for ice water and beef tea. He vomited every few min utes, groaning. He asked Mi a. Csssidy "for God's sake, send for the dochr,v ; to give him some morphine and let him ' die in peace. He s; id ).' was " tired of his life ." thai he had bean Ms poor, unfortunate man," and desired Mrs. 00s sidy to pray for him for the sake of his father and mother. "1 bave no friends," said he, "to oats forme. My life has not been light, but 1 hope God will for give me end heaven l mv resting place." He inquired whether rlnnell had be.-n arrested, and Upon being told that he lunl not, he exclaimed, " Oh. the d d scoundrel ! I never did hiiu any harm," and immediately aiterward cried, "Oh, (tod, forgive nie tor cursing him." At another time he wished to know why he was not allowed to t-ike revenge 00 Finnell, meaning the taking of the pis tol from him after he had taken it from Finnell. Hit band was out between the : thumb and forefinger in the struggle to Ml the pisto from him. After the two snotl he took the pistol from Finnell, and would have shot him if the crowd bad not interfered. He realised that he Waa dyittg, and said that those at hia bed 1 side knew it too, but WOTS trying to keep it from him. O'Mahlwin lost three quarts of bhssl in the night, lie spoke leelingly of his erring LtlS and want of preparation for death. In his agony he tried to pull the straps from his wounds, and once endeavored to get up, but MSS held in bed by his attendants. O'Mald- win was conscious to the List. He re peated his request to be buried in BoS ton beside his brother. Mrs. Caasidy got I a blessed candle to put in his hand when ; he was dying b light his soul into heaven, but ill the excitement she forgot to light it. He expired at exactly five minutes before 11 o'clock. Mich.iel 1 mffy, an ntldlrtakl r, took charge of the body sad peeked it In loo. He measured I I laid win s body, and found X I ha 7 ktohssj long, and hia arm was I fsst I inches long. A' York Trikum . A Mijccssota woman destroyed 48 buahela of grasshopper, f 'f which ah.1 r i ved $aa THK MBASrTKK OS STiMO. "Oh Hooru, t-11 ni tbr nam '. What iuaaiir Alia Thy nyaaurv up ? The word aa-o tp a M p-taking for a lor U) ra A amall - ' mr, pind May, laUDt- riM faohltt KIM -li Ml ' hill''. WtM D it ahouM "k To alay, lh auiil. it a MM tm! So pitr- Magw " - iiaViut r The wiU of tfri 1 arorn ' -- KUrnal ail-n - hrwinl My najnr on lh' I touch. My mMuri Iota doth U pii.ly, I'r-alou i an aeipro With utt r aooru SM UMB i To lore, and whiw - la- Landa ,lupi lust iM fait'j l. I l itter hrvt "f a li-. ThiaajBorrt Ia MMMraS than .tili. ant will ma fh- p In ilAatii itoeU, hut li . n-rnai notrti Wit and Humor. A pasaaaaUSrvi laody A slow man. Sw'kktnkss ami light A lirtre. match. A StrtT"! should be tried by its piers. fcr hat Is -en found that in nearly every , civilized country the teat tliat boais the most fruit for market is the axle t:. e. A s HOOLIioY says that win D his tea- :, er llllllniishfifi to "show him wliat is w hat," he only finds ont whioh is switch. A man may lie said b have been ! drinking like tih when he finds th li he has taken enough to make his head ! swim. j "Why did you name your dog Mck :"' " UejuiiHo he was always nummg away from home, and we ooaadn't help calling him back." It is said that bald-headed people do not die of eonsnmptiarf. The analytical ' mind, seizing upon this fact and reastm ing logically, nan arrive at a conclusion : as t why it is we t-o seldom see a red headed widow. "Vor are from the x)tintry, are y. i not, sir.'" asked a city clerk of a (Quaker, ' who had just arrived. "Yes." " Well, hen' is an essay on the rearing of calves. " "That," sjiid Aminidab, as he turned to i go, "thee had best present to thy mother." 1 A MiU Ai i;i;i: chap Lis. 1 Ills girl I shoot f OltV timet right straight alo:iK, and when be stopped the tears come into her eyes, and she said, in a sad tOM of voice' "Ahl John, I feoi' you have I eesacd to love me. "No, 1 haven't," ' R pMad John, "bnt I must breath '." "Sin," asked an attorney of witness who was testifying in a caee of assault mi l balk ay, " have you ever been in this court before r" "Yes, air," replied the witness, " I bars been here often." "Ah, been hers often, have your" soil the attorney, in a trinmplmnt tone. ' ' Now tell the Court what for." M Well, ' replied the witness, slowly. "I have ' been here at least a dozen timea to ae you to try and collect that tailor's bill y. p'.i owe." On year ago, says the Vickabuig J ahi, they I'lasjwd hands over a gat- . in th" dusk vd" evening, and she said she wonld be Ml little angel until life was , no more. Yceterday noon he went home and found his Sunday suit in strips OBj the BOOT, his silk hat kicked in, and his line Is ots cut down, and she yelled out from the ts-d-nsim: "Is that yon, you old allipator .' Well. 1 don't think you'll trot off again without splitting any wimhI !" Titr. LaWm is thk FmriiT.'- r- r. I Blt in an editur'u ted lat uiwht, Wbon n adlloc MMaeod t ba n-.h, Anl I th'-i'iijht. a I tumMM ISe MRor! p-'l. Hom tMtty adttan Ui '. If UM lawyt r ulrjit in the t ilitor's ei Wbaa n law-yiT . haacad to ha narh. Anl thn'iKtit a ahovp- h' ha nairely aaid. Hew .ily pfliU'r'a Ht. li-- iiui-t UMfl aUnnt. an he lay on that bad .ti1 Sapt to hi h'-art'i" 1 ir.'. W'liit'i r M may nav of th' eihtor'i lil. ' I w.m ihr lawyer hiniui-lf wa the lier. . -.V M 0 Uini ;-(.'-' a. FREK PUKSSINOS. A iitiiAT ileal ha N'Mi said alut Van derbilt'i hard-henrtedaeea, but no man can write of him that he ever gave the slightest encouragem.-nt to a human b ing who parted his hair in the middle. A Prrrxnt'itun woman trained idl wnin BMWloaaj for a tub race, and died the other day just twelve hours before the match was to come off. In the midst of tub races an 1 all other kind of roCBt we are in death. Ir the deluged Texsns should require any help from the public have your dol lar bill wherC you can get hold of it. and remember that in I case of this kind one dollar in cash is letter than six hundred dollars1 worth of the heartiest kind of sympathy. President (.rant's Stock Sale. The blooded stock of Prsiflloul Grant p was recently dknoasdof at auction, on his farm, MB mils from St. Louis. The stock went at excedirigly low prices. Young Hambleton, seven yeaiU old, H telHon, was knocked down for $900. A tine d-.uble team sold for Siisa --aid to have been bid in for th" President. The trotting marl- Bessie Knox, for which the President psid $1,000, brought $300; am. tie r trotting mare, the Belle of St. Joe, .v.i'hid inforlien. Grant $1,(MH. The mars Vwanburg, riddaa by Gen. Grant at Vicksburg, was knocked d0WS for $86, About a doaaa brood mares, mostly thoroughbreds, sold from M5 to !?8." each. The thoroughbred mare Flora, sold for $186 A Frolic well bred year Hag brought i.O'i. A aumbar of mules, work lenses, a quantity of harness, crop, agricultural implements, in fact, all ne working machinery of the farm, which will be rented hen after, were sold. Gen. On t hat decided to make mob dauBoel t ion of the property ratheY than run it on his own account. The aggregate proceeds of DM sale are very small, con ridering tk-e real value of the projwrtv sold. The mare T.adv Morgan, one of the team the President paid $1,000 for brought only $$$,$$, The stalh ai ( ilay more, formerly known as Peacemaker, wax knocked down for '2,5(K), under sbMid to have been bid in f r Gen Grant. While the family of Dr. H. C. Clism plain, of Otis, Masa. , were at tea the other veiling, a hawk broke through a pane of window glass in a ihor in pur nt of a chicken. Mrs. Champ!. on ae cured him after a fight, in winch she got a few scratches, ami now haa him eiged. lb- pMMSJUaSt three feet from Up to tip of his wings. "What do yon think is the Nt size for a man '" drawl .1 a . top who wa- t. ilkmg to his physician. "Ihereise," sternly replied the' doctor.