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CENTRAL FEMALE COLLEGE, L.EXISGTOX, MISSOURI, TOE next session of this school veil: beginWKKSESDAY.SEP JKMBEU 1st, 1875. A full corps Of excellent teachers will be pres ent to give to pupils all proper at tnrinn in everv resnect. The dis cipline is careful and Arm, and the stauuard of attainment elevated. The catalogue gives par ticulars. CHARGES, PER IERI OF 20 WEEKS. IS ADYA3CE. '-Hoard, washing, lights and fuel.: S90 00 Tuition :. 15. S, S25 00 Music (eacn instrument) SS 00 Use of instrument 00 Incidental fee - 00 omamentuls, at nsnal prices, lnks and medicine, extra. nUylo W. T. J. SULLIVAN. N J.L.MARSHALL ,i -. ------- y WELLINGTON, MO. I7-EEP3 a larue and complete stock of rresli a. and Pure Foreign and Domestic - . DRUGS, ..;..-' . '.-. 1 MEDICINES, f CHEMICALS. PERFUMERY Jttiew VOL. 5.-NO. 50. LEXINGTON, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1876. WHOLE NO. 259. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. DR. J. B. ALEXANDER. TJEN'XON SURGEON. Office room No. 9, stairs, over the Express office. up jan2i-ly DR. P. II. CHAMBERS. PHTS1CIAN A SURGEON, office opposite courthouse, over M. E. Keller's store. Kesidence: south side Main street, 'near College street Janl "6-ly. 0 DR. J. II. STRAU6BN. FFICE with Dr. Chambers, over M. E. Kel ler's store, opposite the Courthouse. janS-ly JF. HAS9ELL, D. D. S. Offi . rick's bank, Lexington, Mo. DENTIST, S. Office over LI ra- jaU PATENT MEDICINES, COMB3, BKUSUES, - ... ... LOOKING GLASSES, - , POCKET KNIVES, .' - ." . CONFECTIONERY, ' SrATIONEBT, TIN-WARE, , STONE-WARE, GROCERIES, Oils, Paints, Window Glass, Coal Oil Lamps and Fixtures, Garden Seeds, Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff and Pipes. . . . .r. -,?-e ,-jr.- CONFECTIONERY I h.ve made a SDeclal branch of my business. un.t ku(. vrvt tii nir in the line. Mv stock con sists, in part, of O.namental, Fancy and Plate bandies, Currants, Citron, Prunes. Dates. Bai r s. Nuts, Oranges, Lemons, Sardines, c. STATIONEKY, I have also made a department of my business, and keep everything in Its line, such as ,A v SC H O O L' B O" O K Si Mlsc'ellaneonsBooks, Bibles, Testaments. Pa per, Envelopes, Albums, Slates, Inks, Pens, Pencils, Clocks, Violins and Toys in great va riety. Have also -added to my stock. TIN WARE AND STONE WARE; and keep a large and complete assortment of each. Also ,, GROCERIES, C!naea- Tea. - Bice. Cheese. Sirups, Oysters, Crtckers, Nails, Brooms, Rope, Wa ter Buckets, Tubs, Washboards, Salt, Powder, shot. Caps, Lead, Soap, Ac.. 4c., all of whioii 1 offer o.i at greatly reduced prices for CASH ! come ana see lor yourseir. wwom DR. J. W. JtlE.-VG, TJRGEON DESTIST.officeopposite fjir the court house, upstairs, i.exin):-rnha& ton, Mo. All work done inascienttnc -uu- manner. . .... aprily Persons knowing themselves lnueuteu to me wUl please make prompt payment. PACIFIC RAILROAD TIME TABLE. LEAVE LEXINGTON. Accommodation for St. Louis and the East 4:40 A.M. Arrive at Si . Louis 6:17p.m. Kxpruss and Mail for St. Louis, East. 60 p. m. Arrive at St. Louis :sa a. m. ARRIVE. Etb'Sss and Mail from St. Louis, East and South 8-10 A. M. Accommodation from St. Louis, East and South arrives 6:00 p. u. Tickets on sale at the MiRsnnri Pacific Ticket Office, in city Hotel, Lexington, Mo., to all parts of United States, Canadas and Europe at lowest rates. Baggage checked through to des tination. T. W. ANDERSON, Ticket Agent. S T. BEXTOK TAILOR, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Will practice In all the Courts of Lafayette and adjoining counties, also in the Federal courts. Special attention given to coiieowon uu uau,iiwi nf l.nri titles, office in Wilson's block, next door to V. 8. Express office. Main street. eeppsm AUtX. CSAVHS. T. C. WOOD. CRATES tc WOOD, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, will practice In the State and Federal courts Prompt attention given to the collection of claims. Office over Keller's dry goods store, opposIM City Hotel, Lexington, Mo. hbxkv -c. wax. lack. . :, vs., h. cit V WALLACE tc CHILES, AND COUNSELLORS A TTORVKVa J Law, Lexington, Mo. Office, front room the court house. Will practice in me worn wi iaiaveue ana surrounuiug tuuuntn , aUunwv ... Ike Supreme court of the state ot Missouri, and toe, U. S. Circuit and District courts ror tne Western District of Missouri. UBIDGtl BCBDEH ATTORNEY 4 COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Lexington, Mo.- Office back room over the Lexington aavings jwhk, opposite ......... - Will practice in the State and Federal courts. Promnt attention given to the collection of claims and Probata business.. .. febli-yl. joaw a. Bi tvrt. rRAHxrjitK.TnTT, , Notary x-umic ,TTJTT tc. SON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ... LaxrsoTOX. Mo ouice No. a Main street, over Tevis' Drug Store, will practice in tne xjuaveue auu buiuiu Inireanntie.. Sueeial attention Kiven to Collect ttoos and the investigation of land titles. J.R.JORDAN, Dealer In ,r Dry Goods, Groceries, Shoes, Produce QUEENSWAliE, .NOTIONS, mnBACCOS. LIQUORS, CLOTHING, WOOD I en and Willow-ware, 4c., 4c. No. 131 MaJn-st., Lexington, Bio. aprA-lx " FOR SALJB. -VI.D Tvtie. which make the very best quality f of Itabbit metal, fol sale in quantities to suit, at this ollice, at 15 cents per pouna u H. tc F. WINKLER, MANUFACTURERS AMD PUUH9 1H P u rn i t u re. Would respectfully announce to tnopab-'iccn to the trade, that they now have their Fur niture Manufactory, with complete nachiiiry in active operation, and are ready to do all kinds ol TURNING, PLANING, SCROLL SAWING. 4c. They also keep constantly on hand, sod mr sale, 6TA1U BANISTERS. NEWEL POSTS. " ' ,. . WALNUT COFFINS, 4c. METALLIC AND WOODEN BU RIAL. CASES ALWAYS OS HAND. They respectfully askme attention ol all to Hie Articles ot tneir manufacture pledging themselves o sell as cheap as such articles ean be bough; lor. BOOK HOUSE! H L. R. SMITH AS on hand Full Stock of MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS. . MEMORANDUM BOOKS. -SCHOOL BOOKS PRAYER BOOKS, " BLANK BOOKS, JUVENILE BOdSS STATIONEKT, BIBLES, , ,.v ALBUMS, INKS. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, VIOLIN 4 GUIxAR STRINGS LEGAL BLANKS, WINDOW SHADES. CROQUET. v BASE BALLS, POCKET BOOKS, POCKET KNIVES, aad notions generdly, at Pigot's old stand No. 4. Main street. ocw-iy Grimes & Venab le LOUIS. KANSAS CITY AND NORTHERN LKAVC LEXI.XOTOX Eastward bound trains for St. Louis.. ..6:30 am rains lor Kansas Citv and West 6:30 am Trains for St. Louis East and South B:-10 rn Trains lor Kansas City West :30 p m Crams for Richmond 6:30 A M ' , 6:30 PM ARRIVE AT LBXINOTOIC Trains from St. Louis and all points East inu .MutD......... ........... ..c:uv a m 10 p M From Kansas City and all points West. .8:00 A M .'. 7:30pm St. Joe and points North 7:20 pm S. JX. laUK&M, Agent. AT Will WILLIAM YOTJN6, TTORVEY'AT LAW. Lexineton. Missouri. Will . iwartiM his uroleasion in all of the courts of Lafayette county and the courts of Record in the .state. Office over Anil's Bank (Sawyer's old stand). AU business promptly attended to., . , . . isno-iy RICHARD A. COLLINS, TTORNEY AT LAW, W avert y. Mo. Will t Draetioa his profession in all the courts ol tw state of Missouri. Collections made (oroughoutthe Stales. apr2if OBO. S. KATHBCS. J. D. SHKWAijTKHi RATHBDK tt SHEWALTEB, A TTORNEYS AT LAW. Lexington. Mo. Wil f nraclice in all the courts ol the Sixth Judi cial Circuit, and United States courts . Prompt attention given to collections. Office over Grimes 4 Venable's store, opposite City Hotel. A. F. ALEXANDER, Jt TTORNEY AT LAW. WUl practice in the Caurta of Lafayette and adjoining counties . WUl also attend promptly to the collection oi Claims, ana.. to investigation ot tiuea hi rem estate. Office over the Banking House of Wni. Morrison 4 Co. iant-iy WlLXlAX WALXm, A TTORNEYS r. Missouri. RICHARD FIELD, Notary Public. WALKLK dc FIELD. AT LAW. LEXINGTON Office over Wm. Morrison 4 Co's Bank. nov!3tf JOBS X. BTLAXD XXNOPllOS BYLAKD, notary rvouc RTLAND tc RYLAND, A TTORNEYS AT LAW. Lexington. Mo f Office over No. 67, Main street. Practice in all the flonrta of Laiavetteand adiacent coun ties, in the SuDreme Court of the State and District Court of the United States. Prompt attention - given to collections and all other business. - lanit T. CLAYTON. J. M. CAl.l.tn CLAYTON & CALLAHAN, ATTOKNEY8 AT LAW, Lexington, Missouri. WUl practice in aU the courts. Office in Kramer's bnildinir. N. B. All claims against the united states government, for wood, forage, horses, 4c, and lor use ana occupation ot private anu puuuc nronertv bv United States troops during the uue war, aiso, ail claims against tue outta ui Missouri, promptly collected. JAMES H. McHATTOIT, A TTORNEY AT LAW. Lexington, Mo.. wiU j ttlcein the courts of Lal'avetle and ad omiDg oaanties. and in the Supreme Court of tne state, special attention given to collections. Office in Dutch Row, near Qu&rles 4 Co's. Drug Store - iest-iy ALFRED J. HALL, r ATE CIRCUIT AND PROSECUTING AT- 1 a TdRVKY. will nraetice in all the courts ol ecord. In Lafsyette county, and in ail the State md Federal Courts. Criminal law and collec- aions a specialty. Befen by permission, to the Lexington Savings Bank, Hon. John Re id, Chairman State Democratic Executive Commit tee; Jno. W. Waddell, Presiaent Lexington Savings Bank: T. H. Bayliss. Proprietor City Hotels Gov. i W. Stevenson. U. S Senator Irom Kentucky; B. R. Ireland, County Tteas- nrer: Conrad bluenkel, County Judge; Wm. B, Steele, County clerk; Philip and Albert Kellei Clothiers; the Editors of the Caucasian, 4o. 4e. Office over Lexington savings rsanx. JanM-ly BANKING. INTELLIGENCER. THE M0EKIS0N - WENTWOBTH BANK. (ScccKSSoni, to Wn.i.iAM Moanisox 4 Co.) LEXINGTON, mo. SI BSC RJ BED UNTIL, - $65,000 00 WILL do a general Bankingbusmess; buying and selling Bonds, Gold and Exchange. Deposits receiveu, collections made aud prompt ly remitted for at current rates of exchange. Liberal accommodations to regular customers. S. G. WENT WORTH, Prest. H. C. BOTELER. Vice Prest. WM. MORRISON, Cashier. WIU. LI.1IRICK. BAN KEIt, WILL RECEIVE DEPOSITS, BUY AXI) sell EXCHANGE, U. S. BONUS, GOLD aad SILVER. Notes and Time Drafts bought; Collections made. The patronage of friends aud the public solicited. apra-ly . WATCHMAKERS AND JEWB Xj IE BS, LEXINGTON, MO. All kinds of REPAIRING done on short notice and warrante " give sattslactlon. J. A. QUA1U.ES. CHAS. W. LOOMIS. J.A.QUARLES&GO., APOTHECARIES, AND DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, BOOKS, STATIONERY, Soaps, Combs Brushes, Perfumeries, &e. No. 81 Main Street. A LARGE LOT OF Juvenile Books FOR THE HOLISAT TRADE. HAVING removed to the above large and elegant store room, where we have added largely to our stork aud with greatly increased javiuues hc auuuita snare ut tue puuiic patron age. DDCCPDIDTinMC" Specialty, and care I lltObnIrl lUHO fully compounded. WAYERLY BANK. (Successor ta A. H. Shindler 4 Co.) Waverly, o. CHARTERED CAPITAL $100,000 1T7ILL RECEIVifi DEPOSI1S. buv notes anrt VV time drafts, make collections und remit proceeds promptly at current rates of exchange, ana iraasaci a general BANKING BUSINESS. LIBERAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO REG ULAR CUSTOMERS. INTEREST PAID TIME DEPOSITS AT AGREED RATES. A. CORDER, President. J. M. HOPKINS, Vice-Prest. jan8-em A. S. VAN AN GLEN Cashier. EEAL ESTATE AGENTS. 01 Q FOR IT AT HOME. - Would yon nave the shin ing met si? Do not o'er the wide world roam. Following a fleeting phantom Stay and dig for it at borne. Do not beed tbe luring story Treasures distant hillsides bold; Ten adventurers, disappointed Stand lor every ounce of gold. Wishing still for something better Many fancies youth will rear; Mountains ot tbe yellow mica. In the distance, gold appear. , And the longing is contagious. Drinking from a leaden cup. For the means or grander living, - On highways to pick it up. But dame Fortune is too fickle ' In her train afar to roam. Would you win ner golden treasure Stay and dig for it at home. In tbe lane that lies before you Find your wealth by boneat toll ; Never votary disappointed Rightly sought the generous soil . Only faint, weak hearts repining . Cast away tbe good at hand; Fortune's smile will rarely crown them, ' Sought for iu a distant land. But success rides on before yon, - Grapple it and you will win; . Lot e'en now, tbe mists are rifting And the tides are rushing iu. . Let no foreign expedition Lure your restless steps to roam. Gold is nearer than the mountains. Stay and dig for it at borne. National Record . Ill THE YOSEMITE VALLEY. BV JOAQUIN MILLIR. Sound! sound! sound I O, colossal walls, and crowned in one eternal thunder! Sound 1 sound! sound! O. ye oceans overhead. While we walk subdued in wonder. In the ferns and grasses under And beside the switt Merced . Fret! fret! fret! O, ye sounding banners, set On the giant granite castles In tbe clouds and in the snow; But the foe he comes not yet We are loyal, valiant vassals. And we touch tbe trailing tassels Of the banners far below. Surge! surge! surge! From tbe white Sierra's verge, To tbe very valley blossom Surge! surge! surge! Yet the song-bird builds a home. And the mossy branches cross the in -And the tasselled tree-tops toss them In the clouds of falling loam. Sweepl sweep! sweep! O, ye heaven born and deep. In one dread, unbroken chorus! We may wonde', we may weep, We may wait on God before us; We may bow down and deplore us But may never understand. Beat! beat! beat! We advance, but would retreat From this restless, broken Dreast Of tbe earth in a convulsion. We would rest, but we dare not rest. For tbe angel of expulsion From tbe Paradise below Waves us onward, and we go! SMAL.L.WOOD to TAYLOR, FINANCIAL. AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS. HAVE a complete abstract of the title to every tract of lnd and town lot in Lafayette county, and can furnish to any per.on desiring it a perfect history of his title, showing everm ueieci ana encumorance irom tne patentee uown to tbe present time. Abstracts furnished at short notice on reasonable terms. We are agents for the loaning of a large amount ot money upon improved real estute security on ave years' time, se Ui8-lv SMALL WOOD TAYLOR. REAL ESTATE AGENCY BY THOMAS C. BLEDSOE. Office in Aull's buildings, up stairs, No. Liexingtou. ITlo. MITCHELL & BAXDOX, CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS. near lEpiseopal inaro-iv JJ QHOP on Main-Cress sir et. O Church, l.eniiik't.m. Mo rpWNSHIP PI.ATS lor sale at the lxTEi.1.1 JL. OZNCBK OUtce. THE COUNTRY LIFE. BYB. H.STODDARD. Not wbat we would, but what we must, Makes np tbe sum of living; Heaven is both more and less than just In taking and in eiving. Swords cleave to hands that sought ths plough. Ana laurels miss tne soldier's Drow. Me, whom tbe city holds, whose feet Have worn its stony highways Familiar with its lonelitst street Its wsys were never my ways, My cradle was beside the sea. And there, I hope, my grave will be. Old homestead! in that old, gray town. Thy vane is seaward blowing; Thy slip of garden stretches down To where tbe tide is flowing; Below they lie, their sails all furled, Tbe ships that go about the world. Dearer th at little country-house. Inland, with pines beside it; Some peach trees, with unfruitful boughs, A well, wilb eeds to hide it; No flowers, or onlv such as rise Self -sown poor things! which we despise Desr country home! can I forget The le.ist of thy sweet trifles? Tbe window vines that olamber yet. Whose blooms the bee still rlflesT The roadside blackberries, growing ripe. And in tbe woods the Iudiailpiper Happy the man wbo tills his field, Content with rustic labor; Earth does to him her luliness yield. Hap what may to his neighbor. Well days, sound nights ob, can there be A life more rational and free? Dear country life of child and man ! For both the best,- the strongest, That with the earliest race began. And has outlived tne longest. Their cities perLbed long ago; Who the flrst farmers were we know. Perbaps our BabelR, too, will fall ; li so, no lamentations, For Mother Earth will shelter all. And feed the unborn nations! Yes, and swords that menace now, V ill then be beaten to tbe plough. THE OLD CANOE. Br ALBSRT PIKB. Where tbe rocks are gray, and tbe share is sieeu. And tbe waters below look dark and deep, t Here uie ruKKeu piue, in lis lonelv pride. Leans Bloonulv uvtr the murkv till; Where the reeds and rushes are lonir and lank And tbe weeds grow thick on the winding bank: Where tiie shadow is heavy the whole dav iutuuicu. There lies at its moorings tbe old canoe. The useless puddles are idly dropped, me sea-uiru-0 wings mat tue storm has oppea. And crossed on the railing one o'er one. Like the folded hands when the work is done, While busilv back and forth hit.wetn The spider stretclies her silvery screen. aiiu uic suiciiiu uwi Willi lue UUll lOO-WnoO semes aown on tne Blue 01 the old canoe. The stern half sunk in tbe slimy wave, Knts slowly away in its liviotr erave. And the green moss creep's o'er its dull decav' H . ,i : n : ....... i . i .. . i . . J Like the hand that plants o'er the tomb a flower or me ivy mat mantles tne tailing tower; While maay a blossom of tbe loveliest hue Springs up o'er the stern of the old canoe. the currentless waters are dead and still. But the twilight wind plays with the boat at Will, And lazily in and out again It floats the length of the rusty chain. Like the weary march ot tbe bands of time, That meet and part at the noontide chime; And the shore is kissed at each turning anew By tbe dripping bow of tbe old canoe. O. many a time with careless hand. I nave pushed it away from tbe pebbly strand. And paddled it down where the streams run Where the whirls are wilil ami the eddies thick And laughed as I leaned o'er its rocking side. To see that the laces and boats wr itm That were mirrored back from tbe old csnoe. But now, I lean o'er the crumbling side. And look below in the sluggish tide. The lace that 1 see there is graver growu, nd the laugh that 1 hear is a sober tone. And the bands that lent to the light skiff wings Have grown familiar with sterner things; But I love to think of the hours that sped As I rocked where the whirls their white spray shed Ere the blossoms waved or tbe green grass grew Capt. B. A.Vance, of Gallatiu.Mo is going to the Black; Hills with four j steam saw mills. SINBAD INJEN6LAND. Kordicns) tbe Demon. WILLIAM GILBERT. It was with some trepidation that Hassan, the following eveuiu?. went to the House of Entertainment to continue his narrative. Ai soon, 1-owever, as he came to the dwelling of Mustapha all his terrors vanished. It still wanted some short time before his duties were to commence, and yet double the number of persons bad already assembled that were present the evening before ; a sure sign that the audience had not ouly beeu pleased themselves, but had expressed their pleasure to others. As Hassan entered the enclosure this couclusiou was still further con firmed by the satisfaction visible on the countenances of those assembled. Even Mustapba.who was by uo means accustomed to compliment those be employed, advanced towards . him, and after saluting hi in with great friendship aud courtesy, said to him iu a low tone of voice so as not to be overheard by tbe others, "Hassan, my brother, your narra tive. Jast evaning greatly- interest all wbo beard it, but at tbe same time let me advise yon to be careful; of two or three times duriug the course of the eveuing. I judged . from the features of those preseui, especially the elder portion, that they bad com siderable doubts as to the truth of your statements. Take mv advice thou, and while relating your adven tures do not trespass on the bouuds of probaoility as established iu tbe minds 01 tbe iguoraut, at least not to a greater extent than the narratives of Siubad, or those of the Arabian Nights." ... Uassau promised be wouia De care ful, aud - Mustapha then told the au dience that tbe uarrative was about to be commenced, aud advised them to take their places without delay. They now, with great celerity, rauged themselves ou tbe divws till there was uot room for auother left, while twice as many seated themselves on the ground at the feet of the others. Hassan then advanced to the eutrauce of tbe enclosure, when Mustapha! who appeared to act as president, seated himself on a low stool at the eutrauce of tbe bouse, aud afterlight lug his pipe, gracioubly made a sign to Hassan mat all was in readiness Ob, Mustapha,1? said Hassan, r'aud my brothers all, before I proceed with tbe woudertui uarrative of the adven tures 01 tne young girl with eyes in the tips of her fiugers, and of her brother who heard through his eyes instead of his ears, lot me assure you tnat an i snail state is strictly found ed on fact. I wish to impress this particularly on you, for if any among you tbiuK my uarrative or yesterday evening at all bordering u ths fabu lous, you will have greater reason to tuuiK so to-uiebt. When 1 was seated in the Euchan- ters room, in London, he addressed me as follows: "Some tbree or four years before his lordship, your .master, visited Egypt, be went to a larze estate he possessed about forty miles from tbe capital for tbe purpose of hunting tne wuu oeasts aud killing: tbe birds which were there to be found in rreat numDera. Alter he bad amused him sell in this mauner for a few days, aud bad killed a vast number of aui- tnais, he aud his servants, wheu fol lowing a stag, lost themselves, and were not in any loauuer able to fiud their road home. They looked round for some person of whom they might inquire the way; but uot a soul was to be seen.. n,veuiu2 was comma: on aud his lordship begau to fear they would oe oDiiired to remain oat all night, which would have been dan gerous, less from the attacks of wild beasts than from the possibility of catching some - distemper, as the weather was cold and the season sick ly. By way of Undine- some one to direct them, his lordship collected the seven servants hp bad with him around a high tree ou the top of a small hill, aud then told tbem to go in different directions, and see if they could find anyone to poiut ont the way home, but at all events to return to the tree before it was dark. ' "Ihe servants each departed on his erraud, leaving their master by him self. He remained by the tree for perhaps half au hour, wheu suddenly he beard a. singular sort of cry, ap parently of distress of pain, but whether from an animal or a human being he could uot discover,so strange was 11. - ueiore ne could matte up bis mind on the subject one of his ser vants appeared, dragging along with him a boy of about teu or eleven vears of age, who, in a state of great nrm, was uueruig inose unearthly c. -s. Before his master coald ask fo. u explanation, the servant said to 1 'a unrt this boy, my noble mas ter, aiu wheu I asked him tbe way to your cai iustead of answering me iutullitfibl as he mlsrht have dans as 1 spoke to ;m civilly enough, be commenced t most extraordinary antics, pointing Nlitfereut wavs, evi dently by his mauner iuteudiug to ridicule me. 1 asked him who he was, and he pointed into tbe woods : and wheu 1 inquired if he could show us tbe roatt to your lordship's castle, he opened his mouth aud cointed down nis throat, beveral other Ques tions I asked him, all quite civilly, but he only grunted, or mads some absurd gesture, so I brought him to your loi-usnip u Know what I should do with him.' Alter putting; some Questions to tne uoy, wno appeared terribly fright ened, aud ouly answered with un earthly sounds aud ridiculous signs, ma lurimuip Ham to tne servaut,- ' iou have made a mistake about this poor boy. He evidently cauuot speak or hear a word we say, aud is uow too frightened to make himself understood by signs. I wish 1 could obtain further intelligence concern ng him.' "At that moment auother crv of distress was heard, but this time it evidently proceeded from a girl's voice, una uie iact was further con hrmed by another of the servants dragging out of the woods a female nhild about two years vouugar thau me ony. "'My lord,' said the servant, 'I've brought this child to see if you cau understand her. I've asked her the way to your castle, aud she says she does not Enow it, that possibly her father does, whose cottage is but a short distance from herein the centre of it clump of trees. She seems so trisriiteiieii I brought her to you.' "'My child,' said the lord, with much kindness iu his tone, 'why do you refuse to tell my servant the way to your father's house?' " 'I was afraid,' said the girl, 'as I muugiii ue nugm oearoDber. " 'Will you take me there f It you please. 1 can't finrl mv way. I knew it from the spot where this mail found me, but uot from here. 1 don't know where 1 am, I'm Ullllll. uo you know who this dumb ooy is. ray poor child said the Innl " '1 suppose he is my brotuer, aud he can show vou the wav. " 'Let us&ro then at onro ' m tk. lord, aud the other servants having by this time joined tbem. thnv ail started off, the little girl makinsr a -a- u usi uiutucr to ieaa mem. "After the party bad'eontinued their road lor perhaps hair-an-bour tuey reached the woodman's cottage,which was of very humble, though cleanly appearance. The man himself had just arrived home, aud bis wife was preparing some supper for bim. They sesmed somewhat startled at the sight of so many guests; but my lord spoke kiudly to tbem, aud soon put them at their ease, ns meu ui farad to reward the man handsomely if he would couduct him to the castle. This the woodman readily couseuted to do, aud they started off together, arriving at tbe' castle shortly after suuset. "The next day tbe lord maae many nquiries respecting the woodman and his family, aud found tnat ne was a very honest, civil and industri ous mau, but had been unfortunate. His eldest son was born wisnout uie faculty or bearing, in fact be was stone deaf, and could not have heard a arun. if fired close beside mm. i nis waa a irreat misfortune; but a greater perbaps was to follaw. A daughter was boru to them. who. wbeu a very beautiful child of two years ef ase, lost her eve-sight, and bad since remaiuea incurably blind. - They bad - nftor- wai'tis three olhefChlldreu, all well and healthy bat the man's wife was very delicate, and the family so poor they could witu aimoaity ooiaiu faodatidelothlusT. ThelBrd.ea hear- iair this descrlDllen or tbe wocaman, sent for' bim, and -when he was ad mitted into bis presence, saia 10 aim, " ! have heard a very icood report of vou. and I much pity tbe condition of your two poor children. I bave two irtends Kochauters living near me in the City; of great power; aud very benevolent, lOue of these can place) eyas iu the tips of tbe fingers of chUdreu who are blind, although be eaunot'Dut eves into, their heads. At tne same time. try way ox compensation the eves' in their fingers can see as wall iu the rrlff ht as in the day. -- ihe other, although: he cauuot restore the sense of bearing tnrougn tue ears, cau endow tbe evss of your son with tbe facalty of hearing. At tbe same time... ki MwlMS iw respect is omewbfiu:u"iimcriDea, poasmiy from, his not. bemg so- great au xu chanter as the other, for those chil dreh ha protects can ouly hoar in the day lighli" As darkness- approaches they gradually lose the power of hsar fng, aud wneu wigbt has set iu, it baa gone entirely ; out it is restored to ttiem ine next monniii si. tne rising Oftue suu. Now, if you will trust your children: to me, 1 will place one iu -tbe care of each of these tun chanters. Twill also see tliat they are properly clothed aud fed, and.it shall cost vou notblnor.' u , "Tbe woodman willingly accepted his loffilsbip's offer, . and the next morning the two children were placed under bis care. "The children ware at first some what frightened,: but all tbe slaves iu the castle were so kind to them that their alarm aotiu wore off, aud they boitb seemed quite happy. After a few days the lord determined to return to the City. He and the chil dren were taken in a beautiful chariot to a certain "house,' where they re mained for some little time, when there cans up some carriages drawn by a fiery mouster. controlled by swarthy Enchanter. The confidence of the children waa so great in their protector tnat they entered the car riage without fear, and in a few mo ments thue monster started off, aud rushing onwards with the rapidity of a flash of lightning, in a short time they had reached tbe City. The next morning his ' lordship placed one of the children with me. ohe is tbe girl you saw reading iu thedark from our Horan, about tbe saint ot issa, The bov 'was placed with the other Enchanter, who has several children under his care, to whom he has given the faculty of hearing through their eyes. "And now," continued the Enchant er, "if you wonld like to see the girl's brother,, ba will be here to-morrow at uoou. Their mother is daugerous ly ill, 'aud as she wishes to see her children before her death, I must send them home." " 'Do you not go with children so afflicted?'. I inquired. 'It must be dangerous for them to go alone.' ".Not at all," replied the Enchanter. They - are' both' clever, aud the boy is 'quite old. enough to protect his sister. ' If eveu they arrive after dark at the place where they start off to walk to tneir rattler's cottage, ana the boyV faculty of hearing ceases with the aun, be will still be able to couduct his sister. .-But come here to-morrow, and you shall see the boy yourieJf, and you can converse with him. It will plsase me much, as you will then see I have told you uothiug that is mot strictly true." "1 thanked ths magician," Hassan continued," for his kindness, aud promised uext day I would be punc tual. 1 tben entered the carriage, and waa driven back. His lordship did not' return,' however, till near miduight, but I waited up to receive him, in order that I might crave his pardon for the suspicion I bad form ed in the mornius; that he bad beeu Jesting with me, Wheu he said that the magician bad placed eyes in ths tips of the children's fingers. After his arrival, aud I bad explained all to mm, be laid to me. ' Uasaau, my friend, I readily for give you tbe doubt you placed ou my veracity, lo-morrow I shall accom pany you, 1 waut to see the poor boy who hears through bis eyes ; aud yet t bunny know wbat good i can do oy seeing rum,- tor 1 bave baa news for him, aud as ho is a very amiable boy, I fear he will be greatly distressed.' " 'Is his mother dead V I inaoired "'No; but she will probably short ly die, tor tirere is out little hope of her. The worst of all is tbe condi tion of ltta wretched father, who has tallen into the power, and become the slave of an evil genie named Kordicusv "'Pardou me, my lord.' I said. 'though I've heard of many evil genii, i ve never neara oi one or tnat name before.' 'Very possibly not,' said his lord- snip. iNor in i- much to be wonder a ai, lor ne nas uo power in your country, and for that vou ouirht to bless Allah with grateful hearts, far you kuow uot tbe terrible wicked ness of that geuie, as showu especial ly in our own laud.' "You surprise me. mv lord' i said. 'In what way does ha show his power?' " 'In numerous ways. Although at first the wretched beings, who after wards oeconto nis slaves, find him all that is amiable and kind, yet it is but a pretense to inflict on them ! their innocent families, terrible mis eries. When ouce a mau gets into this genie's power he cannot free him self, but drags on a miserable exis tence, obliged to sacrifice contiuuallv to hiB tyrant's humor. Sometimes he obliges his slaves to commit the most atrocious crimes. He ofteu places a knife in tbe bands of a mother and orders her to kill her child, much as she loves it. She has no power to disobey him, for be even guides her baud as she strikes tbe blow ll sometimes forces a sou to murder his motner, or a husband his wife, aud all commit the deed again t their wills. Sometimes he makes a mother take the shoes from her children's fet,aud sell them that stye may sacrifice to him. He sometimes makes a man to whom money has beeu entrusted.and whose integrity had before been irre proachable, to steal it mat ne may sacrifice to him. . Iu fact, it is hardly possible to name a crime so wicked or uuuatural that this demon does not oblige his servants to commit,aud hetheu leaves them to die in misery, as lunatics, without the pity being be- towed on them which tne jrropne Mahomet has ordained should De showu to all distracted persons. Per haps as good a plan as 1 could adopt to make you understand the terrible power of this vile Enchanter would bA to o-Ivb von a description of the manner in which he ensnared the poor woodmau, whose children I have placed under the care of the two good Euchautera. "Onn evening when returmug from work, fatigued by the labors of the day, aud oppressed by sorrow at the misery his wife aud children were lu, for the money he had received for bis week's pay was hardly sufficient to purchase three oavs- boui-ibuuibui, ill fortune induced bim. without auy apparent cause, to diverge, on his road home, from his ordinary path. Indoiug so ba passed a showy, at- traCtlvw-Uollinir,it wnicru as tue time, resided tbe dernou noraicus. Mow, one faculty this monster pos sesses Is that of assuming any shape he pleases, aud you may natnraity suppose that when he wishes to obr tain a slave ne wears one wuicn bhbh be most attractive to bis victim iu bis theu slate of mind.' It was so ou the present occasion. The woodmau was tired witn nis uaj s ru waa walkinar aiowlv. when Kordicua, seeing bim approach, immediately as sumed the rorm ot a goounsmicu y-looking man standing at tbe iinnr nt Ida Iiausa amokiu&T a pipe, 'You seem tired : my .trieuu,-.ne said to the woodmau. ' . - , I am.' was tbe reply, 'ao urea that lean hardly drag one leg after the other.' '.''.' 'Come in here tben and sit aown, said Kordicns. 'Rest yourself for a hnrt rim, and whan vou reel strong er : you cau contiuue your rum. i shan't charge you anything - lor tnat, and even if you wisn ror . sometmug to eat and drink the money I shall demand won't be more than tbe bare vol ii a tha Ihinni'toat me. i NeW.'I can't say fairer than that, cau 12'.), : . - 'Ho, master, said tue wooaman ; 'and I'm much obliged to you for the offer, and williugty accept it.' So saying, he threw -down the: bundles of , wood, aud seated himself on a bench. by the house door, and leaning his elbow on his knse, and bis head in the palm of his hand, he remained pensive aud melancnoiy. .... "Kordicus watched him attentively for a moment with a bitter satirical smile ou his counteuauce. so bitter, in fact, that his jolly-looking features would hardly have been mougui capable of assuming it. Then, sud denly changing nis expressiou to vueir former gooa-aatureo cast, ne saiu w tbe woodman, iu a kind tone oi voice r i " 'Come, come, my friend, you seem down-hearted to-night, cheer up. Never say die.' "It's hard to be cbeerrui,' said tne man without looking up, 'when I'm so tired I can hardly move, with a sick wife at home, and my children nearly stsrving, aud not sufficient in my pocket to fiud them nourishment.' "The features of Kordicus under went auother change, aud this time with nothing satirical iu them. It was firbt a look of triumph, theu, as be glaneed at bis victim, one of con tempt. The uext moment he assumed the same good-natured expressiou that his features bad worn wheu the woodmau first saw him. " 'Come, ceme, my good fellow, ouce -nore, dou't be down-hearted,' said Kordicus. 'Let's see if I cau't cheer you up. I'll give you some thing to drink that shall warm the cockles of your heart aud make you go home like a hero ; aud what's more, I wou'l charge you anything for it. Ouly understand ine, if yeu want auother glass you must pay for it.' 'God bless you for your fciuduess, said tbe mau, and Kordicus left tbe door to fetch the drink. "What is the tueauiug of the word God?" said Mustapha interrupting Hassan. It is the same as Allah with us," ssid Haasau. "But dou't interrupt me agaiu, or you'll break the thread of my narrative." Well," Hassan continued, "Hor- dicus brought tbe mau a beautiful amber-looking fluid in a crystal cup, aud said to bim : Driuk that my friend. Swallow it all off, aud then tell me how you feel afterwards.' 'Slowly taking the crystal cup from Kordicus, the woodmau drauk off the fluid it contained, aud then re turned the cup to the demon. It would be difficult for me to uarrate how astonishing was the change which came over tbe woodman's features in so short a time. Before drinking from tbe crystal cup, his features were downcast and sad in tbe extreme. After he had drauk they were radiant aud beaming as if they were now thoroughly happy. Kordicus noticed the change. "'Ah I ah 1 my good fellow,' be said to the woodmau, wearing at tbe time a jovial expressiou ou his countenance, "what did I tell you would be the effect of the draught I gave you ? Talk of tbe water Allah has given for bis slaves to driuk why if you'd drauk all the water iu the deep well at tbe back of ray bouse, it would uot have done you as much good as what you have now swallowed.' "And here was noticeable a singu lar effect of the fluid the man bad swallowed. Had it beeu water be would have indignantly answered the insult offered to Allah's name, but now he let it pass unobserved. "'Well,' continued Kordicus, 'do you feel stroug euough to go ou your road now ?' " 'Yes,' said the woodman laughing, 'or at auy rate I should be if I had another draught from the crystal mug.' " No doubt you would,' said Kor dicus, '1 cauuot, however, nil it agaiu still happier thau before, aud wheu he bad finished he went on his way home. His poor wife aud childreu bad beeu anxiously expecting him, aud could not imagine what had de laved him. She asked what money he had brought home with him, aud he told her eighteen coins. The fact was his remembrance of the pleasaut interview he had had with Kordicus was such that he determined to call on him again the next evening, aud so be kept back four coins without telling his wife what he bad done. The poor woman seemed much disap pointed at tb6 small sum her husband had brought home, but not wishiug to weary him, she merely sighed aud said nothing;. "The next eveuing the woodman again passed by tue uouse wnere Kordicus resided, and found him as before standing at the door. " 'I thought I'd see you agaiu,' be said, with a jovial expressiou ou his couutetiatice. 'Come in, I'm goiug to do with you what I never did with any customer before. You shall have another glass for nothing, aud and the uext you'll pay for as you did last night.' i"Xbe woodman t banked mm, ana drauk: off the couteuts of tne cup. Then by way of showing his grati tude toi Kordicus be expended tbe whole four coins on more drink be fore he left the bouse. ."Ou his return borne that eveuing. the woodman's wifeiuquired the rea son of bis being so late, aud unlike bis usual manner he answered abrupt ly and crossly, aud told her it did not concern her; be was tired. . "But where have you beeu work ing to-day ?' she asked. That's ' my affair,' he replied. 'Don't ask questions.1 I've got a headache, and dou't want to be teas ed.' . "Findiug bim in this temper, she said uo more, but from time to- time, glanced auxiously at him as if she suspected , there, was something, he naa noi.ioia ner. .. "The next day the woodman called again at the dwelling of Kordicua, whom, as usual, he found standing at the door. " 'Good evening,' he said, glad to see you again ; I hope you'll pay pie a visit iu thismauuer every evening.' "But I'm uot going to atop to night,' said the woodman, glad, to see you all the same,' continued he, Imitating Kordicus iu a clumsy off hand manner. - - " What's put you in such an un sociable humor ?' said Kordicus. " 'Well, I'd have liked a chat with you; aud a glass too, but the fact is I've got uo money.' "Oh ! dou't let that auuoy you,' said Kordicus. 'I cau't afford to give you auy more without payment, but rather than such a good fellow as you are should go ou bis way thirsty you shall have a draught aud pay for it to morrow night.' "Tbe woodmau willingly accepted the offer, which, to say the truth, he had anticipated. After drinking tbe contents of the crystal cup he con versed with Kordicus for a little time, who was so amiable that eveniug that the woodmau ventured to hint two or three, times at tbe distressed state of his wife aud childreu. Kordicus, however, avoided tbe subject with singular dexterity, aud on beiug pressed, at last said, somewhat ab ruptly, that he wasn't bothered him self with a wife aud children, and didn't see the use of tbem, uor did he waut to hear anything about them. The woodman, fearing be might have ofleuded Kordicus, chauged the con versation, and by way or pleasing him, asked to have auother draught of the same beverage he had had be fore, and said he would pay for it the next evening without fail. Kordicus immediately smoothed bis brow, and brought him the liquor, which he drank off, aud after a little more con versation the. woodmau went home to his family. - "The uext morning ou going to his work he begau to reflect ou what bad taken place the previoue eveniug. He remembered vividly having promised to pay without tail the debt he had mcurred, and how to obtain tbe money that day was a problem too difficult for bim to solve. He was naturally exceedingly honest, and did uot like breaking bis word still he knew uo one who would leud bim the mouey. At leugth the idea cross ed his miud that as he had not got it himself the more houorable way would be to tell the truth to Kordicus, aud ask him to give bim credit till his wages came due the next week. Al though somewhat doubtful as to tbe reply he should receive he determined to carry out his resolution, aud ou goiug borne agaiu fouud Kordicus standing at his door. " 'Well, my dear fellow,' he called out to him, as soon as he was within earshot, 'you can't think how pleased I am to see you. You're au bouest fellow, aud oue after my own heart. I've often tried tbe experiment before of allowing meu who were strangers to me to drink ou their pledge of payment uext day, but uot oue iu teu ever kept his word. Come along, sit down, aud make yourself comfort able.' " 'I'm sorry to say,' said the wood man, 'that 1 also am uuable to keep my promise this eveniug, aud with shame I ask you to allow my debt to stand over till 1 receive my wages' next week. If you will, it would do me a great favor.' ' ' Do you a great favor, my dear fellow ;' said Kordicus, slapping him on the back, 'Nothing will give me greater pleasure I'm almost grateful to you for uot having paid me the money, as now I have au opportunity of proving to you the faith I have iu your honor and Integrity. Not ouly,' be continued, 'will I give you credit till you receive your wcges, but 1 will also let you have as much more to driuk as you like ou the same securi ty. Now don't hesitate. If you'd like a glass say so, aud I'll fetch it.' " 'Well really,' said the woodman his pleasure at' the kindness of Kor dicus drowning his sense of tbe debt he was incurring, 'that's very kind ot you, and I'll accept a glass with pleasure.' "Ihe glass was brought and drank. aud approaching nearer he discover- t him m tin TCnrdicus himself. But nhl hnor rlirTflreiit. ' WftS ' hiS appear- auce that evening to the jolly-looking figure he presented when stauding at the door of his house , smoking, his nino. Thre was 'something; so stern and despotic in the expressiou of bis faco that the poor woodman fairly trembled, 'i.;..- . '"You've forgotten your promise in mo ' hn.aahl in a voice which rang in the mau'seare like thunder ; whatV the reason vou've not called at my house to pay me the money you owe 'I'm vArv aorrv. ' said the wood mau stammering, 'but really I forgot it.' - ' ,. " 'Don't tell me a lie said Kordi cus. 'vou evaded mv house purposely. " 'I'll tell you then raudidly the truth aaiii t.fip noor woodmaN. 'my earnings for the week were not half sufficient to pay my aeot, aim ii eveu I'd TiAirl aa mucli as L nau. my who and familv would have beeu starviug. - What's vour wife aud family to me?' said Kordicus. 'I owe them no favor. I dare say you'd tell me vour wife's an honest.hard working woman, and think' by that you'd claim my pity. So far to the contrary, there's nothing on earth I detest- so, much as au honest aud industrious . woman, and if possible more'ao when she has a familv-.'' ' "' ' -' ' - '" ' '' ' "I'll pay -you a little on account if you'll )0e,Vaud, the t woodmau trembling, -and as muco us!. as I cau afford.4 " . : "'Now that's speaking in a sensible manner' said Kordicus. assuming bis iovial tone., 'I'm not one to be bard ou a man at , any , time, as long as he behaves honestly by me.' Pay: me anmntkuncr liftw. and the rest uext week, or as soon as couvenieut. Only,? he continued, frowuiuk as be spoke, dou't let me find you are trying to avoid ' ma aarain. I've conceived friendship', foryou, J aud nothing aw uovs me more thau , to be deceived in a man iu whom I've Disced confidence, Pav me something now,, and let the rest stay on.' - "The woodman thanked him, ana placed inJ hxs' hands1 a tbird 'of Ms earuings,:upromising"to'pay" the 're mainder1 "as soon" as' possible, wheu bidding him goodnight, be continued bis road home.";;.,'; Tl ':"" i , "On meetiiigii wife ilthe" poor man. although he -felt sorrowful ;iu heart was pb'iged .to try Jiutt feigu a stern expression tpc;escapa frpruj the reproaches be felt were. bis due. n She endeavored to . prove to bim that the mouey he bad given to her was iuBul ficient for the expenses ef the week, aud he harshly -told her that- if. she wanted more abe must -work for it Sue pleaded that, -with, her ill-bealth, she could not do so; whereupon he, with a guilty conscience left the house.' aud waited till he thought they were all in bed before he return ed home, lie tben laid nimseiraowfi on tbe floor, aud endeavored, though without much success, to drown his thoug-htsin sleep.' ' "The uext week passed off, and the woodman, rearing to euena A.orai cus, called every evening at his house, He received htm with- great. nospi- dream, and after taking a third he was conviuced of it. He now left his mouey with Kordicus, with tbe exception ot two gold pieces which he kept, and proceeded homewards. But somehow his path seomed uncer tain, the trees moved arouud bim, aud be felt dizzy. He thought it was raiuing bard, but was not certain. and theu sinking down ou tbe grass he re membered nothing more till the uext moruiug, when he fouud be bad beeu lying in a pool of water, and his pil low a tuft of dank grass. He uow - weut home and shortly afterwards felt very ill, and had to remain in doors for some days. He theu began to get better, and fearing; that aor- dicus might think he had deserted bim, be called at his house the same evening. ' Kordicus received 'him in a most friendly manner, and they sat cbattiug aud drluking together till it was time tor the woodman to leave. but as before, be did uot arrive home till the uext moruiug. This went on uight after night to the terrible grief of bis wife. At last be was seized with a serious fit ot illness, ana thought rats were running over him, aud he talked wildly, sayiug tnat ne saw Kordicus like a demon laughing at bim. In the end be got better and went out, and determined not to go near the dwelling of Kordicus ; but he fouud. it impossible to avoid it au attraction too powerful to with stand drew him to it. But now the demou had changed towards bim. He allowed him to go to his house aud driuk wheu- be pleased, the gold re maining ibeing- enough to- cover his debts; but he treated the woodmau in an indolent manner, aud ordered him to obey him 'as if be had been a slave. This continued till all; the mouey was expended,, and theu the woodman aid not go near tne nouse for some days.. Oue eveuiug, when returulug home,. KordicuB met him at the usual 'spot, 'his "conn tenauee wearing .its natural revolting appear ance. ! -t ... -. ..,... "Miserable wretch.' ' he said' 'why have fo'a avoided me? I will now puuish you terribly for your behavi- ur.n-Tba chastisement I shall inflict will be to make you kill your wife whom vou love so dearlv ' aud hav- iug uttered these words the fieud van- - lsbed. i "The bind of the poor woodman," coucluded his lordship, '.'was haunted by tbe threat of Kordicus, aud the idea of j killing his wife appeard so terrible i to him that he wandered about for nearly a week, night and day. As time wore on, however, he felt an if resistible attraction to return home aud obey the fieud's eemmand. At last be could strive against it no louger, and one night he went home. without being paid for it. Were I and another followed, and hv wav nflR&ul tn thn vnnilmAii to adopt that plau. I should soon be showing the great faith Kordicus 1 1 am to see you. Co without any of it left in my cellars.' " 'Come,' said tbe woodman, 'you have been kind aud liberal to me aud I'm grateful for it. I'll do you a favor in returu, for of course you make a profit by wbat you sell.' " 'I admit it,' said Kordicus, 'and am not the less au honest man for that.' " 'What would you charge me for the same quantity agaiu ?' " 'Two copper coins,' said the de mon, 'aud it's cheap at the money.' "Now the woodman bad twenty four of these copper coins m his pocket, aud he argued with himself that two less would uot make much difference. Nay, more, he should make a profit by his bargain. If the fluid was worth two coins, and he I had had oue cupful for nothing, it would only be oue eoiu for each, and consequently be should be a gaiuer, to say nothing of the strength he de rived from it. '"It's a bargain,' said the woodmau, placing tbe coins iu tbe outstretched hands of Kordicus, who uow rstked for a moment, but soon returnedlth the fluid. "The woodman drank it iff, felt had iu him, he said he would let him have a third if he likod. which tbe mau drauk and then went home to his wife aud family. "The poor woman saw by the bleared eyes aud flushed face of her husbaud that there was something wrong with him, but he appeared so angry 6he was atraid to question him ou the subject, aud roauv were the tears she shed after he was asleep. "The next day tho woodmau passed the house of Kordicus again, and so ou till the week expired, aud he theu owed him more thau double the amount he was to receive. After his wages had been paid him he reflected for some time wbat steps to take, whether to pay Kordicus a portion of the debt and ask him to give him time for the remainder, or whether to avoid his house until he had arrang ed in what mauner to gut out of his difficulty. He adopted the latter course, aud i-iok fiat eveuing a differ ent path home, congratulating himself on tbe plan he had decided ou. His satisfaction, however, was soon put a stop to, for when a short distance from his home he saw standing; before I him lu his path the figure of a mau. tality, insisted on his driukiug, and to aucourage him' to do so, 'drank with him, aud-by the time pay-day came rouud the poor man fouud his debt had so much increased from the quantity he had taken that he was fairly puzzled what to do, aud cow ardllke. determined to returu borne by auother path - aud agaiu avoid Kordicus. But in the same spot as before, and barring his road home, there stood the demou, with a stern and despotic expression on his 'coun teuauce, "'Miserable slave,': he said to the woodman, 'so. you've tried to. avoid my house agaiu after all the kindness l ve shown you.' '"My master.- what was I to do? Pay yon I can't, aud I dreaded to meet yU- ' . -,. . .... - : V- f,- -r.l.n-l " 'Dreaded to meet me !' exclaimed Kordicus. with so much sternness in his toue, that it completely - petrified the woodman.: 'Dreaded to meet me. slave ! Do , I - appear more terrible when iu my house than I do here 7' 'The woodman attempted U mut ter some excuse,- Due ioraicuf again interrupted him. : u;iti " 'I'll bear no -explanation of your conduct here my money I'll have.'. " 'But in what manner cau I obtain it?' said the woodman. 'I work from early morning till late at nigbt.aud it will take me many week's labor to pay off the debt I owe you.' . - " 'If you cau't obtain tbe money honestly, then you must do it dis honestly, for I will have it. But first give me half you've got about, you aud the rest ytu may take home.' "The woodmau placed the money in tbe hand of Kordicus, ' aud tbeu humbly implored him not to insist ou his committing any disbouest action Tbe monster, however, would take no excuse, but iusisted that the nex eveniug the woodmau should call at his bouse, aud pay the remaiuder of the debt, which be must obtain by auy meaus be could. - - "Wretched indeed was the : poor woodmau wheu he arose the uext moruiug.' He felt himself iu the hands of a despotic monster, from whose power he found it impossible to escape. He worked ou duriug the whole of the day, not knowing what steps to take, not wishing to commit a disbouest action, aud yet dreading to disobey the order of Kordicus, to call at bis bouse with the mouey ou bis way home. At last he determiu ed to ask him to lorgivebim the debt aud started off ou the way to b house. Preseutly he saw a knight on horseback crossing his path, aud he did so something fell to tbe greuud The woodmau was on the poiut of calling to the knight to stop, but lie did uot put his thought into practice: and arriving at tbe spot,' be fouud there a purse, with mouey in it. 'Irv ine to turn a deaf ear to the voice of coiifccieuce, that told him tbe mouey was not his, he advanced towards the house of Kordicus to pay the debt he owed him. The demou was standing as usual at his door, but with a coun tenance very different from the day be to re. '"Welcome, my' dear friend,' be 'lo w pleased to see you. fjome iu, aud let and taking up a hatchet, struck the poor . vboMU'S: fearful blow on the tueuiaer. from,! WBicn mere appears . no probability of her, recovery." . "Audj now,'' coiitinued Hassan, ad dressing his audience, "my uarrative for this evening is concluded. -I had wished ti tell- you semethiug- about tha marvellous adveutures of the boy who heard through his eyes, aud of bis sister, which in point or interest and wonder far exceed what I bave related to you this evening. I will. however, pusmie oir uu vi meet to morrow, aud ; the , blessing . of the Prophet be on you all."., , " Vi; BELESAP. un - . The following is an extract from the Wssuinztou correspondence of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, a strong re publican paper:: Last evening the president seui'jor a. uisuuguisnea member of the Illinois delegation aud talked very freely with him for au hour or more,' and told him the story of Belknap. f'Ou Thursday . I had ust finished my breakfast," said the president, "and was. opening some letters in, tbe ,ara wing-room, wben Secretary Bristow was , announced. it was only a little after nine o'clock, and I wondered -why he -came so early, bbt I invited bim into tbe room, aud we talked ror a time ever some matters referred to in my mail. Af ter a time the ooorotnry ail '!! President, there 'are some very sad stories in circulation about one of your cabinet.' I told him I had not heard auytbing. ine secretary saia they . were dreadful stories, almost too bad to he believed. I Inquired wbat they were, and the secretary, began to tell me, wben in came Bel knap aud Chaudler. Chandler look ed very sober, and Belknap was chauged so that you would hardly bave known mm. lie loocea an n he had not slept for a week. I got up have a glass together. I'll stand treat to-night.' "Tbe woodman entered tbe house the fluid was brought, and after each bad drank to tbe other, tbe woodma pulled out his purse aud said to Kor dicus, " 'Now let me pay you the money owe you.' " 'Why,' said Kordicus, seeing the gold in the purse, 'how rich you arel I congratulate you for you must have lound a treasure. .Mow what will vou do with what's left wheu you've pai me ? I'm sure you'll spend or lose it, or make away with it iu some way or other. Lake a couple of gold pieces home with you, and leave th rest with me. I'll take earn of it to you, aud you can have it as you wan it. 1 shall be sure theu of seelug yo very often, for I love you as I would my own brother.' , " The woodman was so puzzled at the behavior of Kordicus that he begau to doubt whether tbe interview of the eveuing before might not have been a dream. Kordicus uow brought auother glass, and when tbe man had swallowed its contents he began to leei aimost certain it naa been and shook bands with him, and asked him wbat was the matter. He went on to tell roe, in an incoherent way. about the congressional investiga tion ; that it .was goiug to damage him very much, and be said he bad written his resignation aua orougnt it with him. He took out the letter aud I read 'it. I said to him that I would regret veryi much his leaving the cabinet, for? I' had confidence in him. At that bo-burst into tears aud took bold of my baud. ' I asked him the nature of the investigation, and bis manner more than- the words or bis reply showed me that it was something of an unusual character. 1 understood that he was 'expecting an investigation that he could aveid by resigning ; that the facta, if exposed, would not damage mm so mucn as ms wife. : He spoke of bis dead wife too. I told bim that he had a great many friends and they would help him out; but be said it was impossible ; that he had shouldered all tbe blame and would be ruined. He iusisted that It would save me and the rest of tho government a great deal of trouble if his resignation was accepiea. i irieu again to induce him to wait awhile, but be said he must. go before tha committee that moruiug, aud wanted to tell tbem be was uo longer au of ficer of the government. So I wrote him a letter accepting tbe resigna tion, and, after thaukiug me for that aud for what be called my kindness to bim iu the past, he went away with Chaudler. Then Edmunds aud Mor ton came iu, aud they told me the whole story. could, not, believe them, and sent a raesseuger for Bass, who, I understood was a member of tbe Iuvestigating committee. Cincinnati Commercial (Rep.) March S. Tbe dramati pertonae are well known here, and it seems uecessary to state a few facts in tbe case to make the whole story intelligible. Caleb P. Marsh, the witness, who look au iuterest iu the Fort Sill busi ness at the suggestion of Mrs. Bsl kuap, and divided with tbe family, was uutil about ten years ago a prom inent business mau of this city, beiug of tbe firm of Tyler, Davidson & Co. He retired from the hardware busi ness, and has since resided in New York aud Europe. He waa acquaint ed, when iu this city, with the Mrs. Belknap with whom be negotiated, aud with her sister, then Mrs. Bow ers, the preseut Mrs. Belkuap, whose first husband. Bowers,was at the time of his death a member of tbe firm of E. G. Leouard & Co., of this city, i'he preseut Mrs. Belknap is the third wife of the ex-secretary of war, aud is the younger sister of his second wife. Duriug the war, Colouel Bel knap, a widower, met aud surrend ered to tbe charms of Miss Tomlinaou of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and this lady, wbo died in 1871, we think, is tbe one wbo procured for Marsh the place of post trader, being at the time she proposed the business with her sister, then a widow, a guest in his house in New York. The second Mrs. Belknap died, leaving oue child, which a few mouths afterwards died. Mrs. Bowers, after being for some years a brilliant figure in society in Washington and other eastern cities, married her brother-in-law, the ex secretary. She is tbe preseut Mrs. Belknap, who is very well known here ; a lady of prepossessing appear ance and fascinating address, who has been the bright particular star of Washington life, wearing the most splendid dresses and giving glittering entertainments.