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EPITOME OF THE WEEK.
Condensed from Telegrams of Accompanying Dates. Wkpnkhiiay, March 4. A recent Purls letter saya tlie agent of tbn Prince Imperial were nt work in crcry vlllngn l France as pa t'tittly mimI tenaciously na New World pio neer. . ..I.uler advices from Nagasaki, Jupun, say (hut the Insurgent forces, wliieh, accord ing to previous accounts, wero marching it I i tho eity, 1 1 ml been toliitly de feated ly tliu (lovcrninent forces.... A tiller recently received In Washington from New Orleans says Jtidtfe Ditioll had for . winded tils resignation to a trusted friend, to bit tendered In the evcnt,r.f llio Jiidiclnry Com millet of the llrotse reporting articles of im pctnlihictit . . . . A Washington dispatch says the receipts of (lie (iovcnmictit from all sources for tliequurtcr ending December SI were t-V, 5!;i,.V.Hl. The expenditures for tho same pf rW were ti2,rl,337. TiniiifDAT, March 5. A Bayonne dis pute)! says that Don Curing lias been pro eliiimed King nf Spain, mid tlint the corona tion will Uke place at ISilboa.... According to a Madrid telegram the recent suc cesses of tlio Curll.-t lmve amused the national spirit of the people, who arc coming to the aid of the Government In Its cflorU to crush the Insurrection. Contribu tions of money and clothing are being re ceived from I he irovlnelal nulhorities. . . . Chief-Justice Walle took the oath of his high olllce at AViishingUm on the 4tli .. . .Presi dent OriMit lins appointed the follow ing Viauied gentlemen to be (Government Direcbirs of the Union Pacific Railroad i James F. Wil son, Iowa; .1. II. Millard, Nebraska; John C. r. Harrison, Indiana; John A. Tibbcts, Con necticut, f.nd Francis B. Hrewcr, New York nil for ono year from March 11, 1H74....A Worcester (Mass.) dispatch says it has been decided to abandon Dio Lewis' plan of opera tion nguinst liqiior-dculcrs, and a new and entirely original plan has been adopted. A largo committee has been organized, and in sub committees of two or three it Is proposed to first visit the owners of buildings occupied by liquor-dealers, and by prayer and Intercession induce them to sign s builders' plcdgo not to let their premises to any one fur the sale of liquor. They will also vli-lt dealers at their homes. Tho movement is to be private, and no street work will be done.... The Maryland Btate Grange met In secret session at Baltimore on the 4th. Of the titty two Granges In the State forty-seven were represented. FldDAY, Murcli 0. Calcutta dispatches report that the distress among the famlnc Btiicken people In Eastern Tishost Is Increas ing. Iu one village alono there have been eighteen deaths from starvation in four days. The number of applicants for relief has In creased from 15,000 to 30,000 within a week .... News has reached London from the Gold Coast fully confirming tho previous reports of a victory, and dispelling fears which have been entertained for the safety of the expedition. The Ashantec King lms surrendered himself and is a prisoner at Gen. Wolscley's headquarters. .. .Henry Bou vcrle Brand has been chosen Speaker of the British House of Commons. He was Speaker of the preceding House. .. .In New York, on the 4th, the criminal suit fur libel of Luther C. Challis against Victoria C. Wood hull, her sister, Tennessee Clallin, and her husband, Blood, was brought to trial ill tho Court of Sessions. Tim defendants were without bail, their Ixindsmcn liaviug tmrrendcred them Into tho hands of tho Sher iff, and failing to obtain new sureties they wero taken to the Tombs on the 5th. An ap plication for a reduction of hail was refused by the Court Miss AdaM. Noyis, the act ress, died iu New York on the 5th of hydro phobia. She was blltcn l y a pet poo dle about two weeks before Deputy O. D. Hinckley, of Wisconsin, is engaged iu organizing Farmers' Granges in Maine. Several are already organized, und it is iiiitieipa'ed that a State Grange, will belli operation in April Mrs. Madden, of Cairo, III., tilled a lamp wilh kerosene by the filful glimmer of a lucifer match. The e in and lamp exploded, anil Mrs. Madden received in juries from which i-he will probably die. y.viTitiiAV, March 7. According to Constantinople distiches adisputu has arisen between Turkey and Knglund in coiifciUetice of the arrest of a !i ii-li tiltijeet by Turks in l.iiliej A l.i.-buii dispatch says that cer tain inhabitants of the island of Fayal have addressed a petition to President Grant, praying for the establishment of a protector ale by the United States over the Azures. The President lias declined to favor the proposition. ... During the recent absence from his home of Anthony Coggswell, of Claipinanvill.-, Pa., his wifedied and was bur ied. On returning he had the coUln opeucd and it was found that the body hud turned in its place, indicating that the woman was only iu a trance when she was interred. This dis covery so affected the husband that he is now a maniac. Mondav, March f. Several prominent persons are to be prosecuted iu England for conspiring with Arthur Orton to get possession of the Tichboine estate The Commissioner of Internal Keveuue has writ ten a letter to members of Congress, show ing that the aggregate amount of internal revemiu collected from September, 1803 when the Internal Itevenue laws went into ef fect up to February 2S, 1S74 (last month esti mated), is l,',J3,55!S,0U0. Of this amount there is due from late Collectors (3,525,190, for the recovery of which suits have been be gun Kx-l'rcsidiait Millard Fillmore died at his residence In Buffalo at 11:10 on the night of the 7th. lie was conscious to the last. At 8 o'clock, hi reply to a question by his physl ci;iu, he said the nourishment was pala table. These were his hist words. Death was painlc-s . . . .The Kansas Legislature has passed a bill authorizing railway companies of the State to Issue preferred stock In the Cali fornia Assembly on the 7th a bill to make women eligible to educational oflices p issed by a vote of :S to HI. Tvksiiay, March 10. Charles Orton lias confessed that the Ticliborne claimant was his brother The Post master-General has given to the Vicc-l'icsUlcnt an opinion of the postal ear system, lie believes that Itseeuiesthc most economical and expeditious transportation of the mails, and advises Its retention and enlarge ment us one of the most valuable features of the service. ...In tlie recent local elections throughout Massachusetts several ladies were chosen members of Boards of Education. . . . A Sun Francisco dispatch states that several freight trains on the Central Pacific have been caught hi a snow blockade and are temporarily abandoned. At Summit Valley the enow is tw enty five feet deep on the level. Several engines und snow-plows arc off the track. Several passenger trains were also snowed In. At Cisco over tlx feet of enow has fallen during the recent storm.. . .The dwelling of George King, of Independence, Iowa, was burned . at four o'clock on tho morning of the Uth, und Mrs. King and two children and a Mrs. Mo.-es were burned to death. ...Tliu number of Granges in Wiscon- sin was rce-. uiiy reported by tho Secretary of tlie Statu G run go to have Increased to '.KM. In January last tliere were Dili. When, thuorg.iu Izalloii of those that have applied for reeogiil tiou Is complete there will be loo Granges. FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Ti:t:uvY, March 11. Seiutle. A pell tiiin was presented and referred uf a hirro iiuiulicr of busbies men of New lurk city, uskitnr Con gress to iiiii hii immediate slop to any further Iseuu of yreenfiark- by llio Siecre tury of lliu Treasury and tu ruilsu the retirement, uml ul once, of tliu leal tender reserves issued. ...bill were reported from committee favorably, nullmriziiix Hie Secretary of War Iu is'-ne a .apply of arm to Nebraska; Willi amendments, lo provide for thu Incorpora tion and re.'iiltihm nf railroad companies in lliu Tcirtiurics of I lie United State. . . .'l liu tiil I In refer i nee to Hie i'entt lilliul Inhibition was lllkell up ami a iimilun wu maitu and dcliuled to refer llio bill tu tho I'ummllttu mi Appropriations.,.. Ad- jumi m i,, Hume. Kills were pnsscj tiiui'iulutory or Hie iiomesieail law; to prevent the cxtermlna I uiu of fur bearing atituial. iu Alaska.... Tho bill lo reululc commerce iunif( lliu several Slates M ink 'ii iiiv und Air, Mul'rury, wtio re pnried lilt) hill from llio Coiiiminuu on Kail mini, ana intiuK suilressed lliu ltoiivu In exi'ilnnr.liiin unit advocacy of tliu bill 'llio bill lelitteU, lie said, exclusively lo inier StuUi com merce, ami liu uoserteii ii to be llm rii.'lil and duty of i'oiires to rculatu such cummurcu. Mr. Arthur, im mbcr of the mtmu cuumillleu, spoke VOL. XXI.-NO. 17. PERU YSB nmii mm UltG J WOOD CO., 'OlIICv FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1871. ) life $1.50 IN ADVANCE. analnst tho bill a brilng a prnposltlon In the naturo of au experimental explorer of tlie elasticity of conituutlonal government Ad journed. Wednesday, March 4. 6"nif.---lc8olu. tluns were presented and referred from Ujo Ti lt cnnsln Leelslalnre, asking Comrresi to provide for a ship canal aroand Niagara Palls, and from the Kansas Legtslatnre, asklnff Cnngrcts to Uke lm niprttale steps for the relief of certain homestead settlers in tbat Htate whose rights are Jeopardised by railroad companies... .The Llqaor Truffle bill was donated, and an amendment was offered providing that all nf the CommiNdoncrs to make lnqntry should not be In favor of pro hiMtorr legislation or total abstinence.... An ad verse report was made from the Committee oa In dian Affairs on the claims of the citizens of Kan sas for losses by Indian depredations, as set forth in the report or the Commission created by the Kansas Legislature In 1H71 ... The l.oni-lana bill was taken up, and Mr. Carpenter spoke In favor of the hill providing for a new election in that Htale. ....The Centennial hill was further considered.... Adjourned Uoue.X memorial was presented of bnslncss men of New York representing an aggre gate capital of $470,000,000, against any Increase of irredeemable enrreney by the Government, and protesting against the action of the Hccretarv of tho Treasury in Issuing Treasury notes without authority nf law. ...The bill to regulate commerce hy railroad among the several States wa. further discussed ....The bill for revising the stltales was considered at an evening leMon. TntrnsDAY, March 5. Senate. A me morial of the Iowa Legislature for an Increase In the volume of currency was presented and referred. ... .Bills were passed granting pensions to ex soldiers; amendatory of the act to encourage tho growth of limber on Western pratrles.... Bills were introduced to organize the Territory of Oklnha ma; for the Improvement of the month of the Mis sissippi Kivcr. ..The aniens men t to the Llqnor Traf fic bill, providing that all members of the Commis sion should not be In favor of prohibitory legisla tion or total abstinence, was adopted 3 to i. . . . The Centennial hill was further considered.... Ex ecutive session and adjournment. House. The motion to reconsider tlie vote rejecting the bill for free distribution of pub lic documents, etc., was adopted 1S1 to 106. Amo tion to recommit the bill was defeated yeas 48, nays 183 and the question then recurred on the passage of Ihe bill as originally reported, and the bill was rejected yeas 111, nays 130... Resolutions were reported from the Committee on Elections In the Virginia contested election case, tbat Davis, sitting member, Is not entitled to the scat, and that Thomas, contestant. Is.... Tho resolution, were adopted wtthont debate, and Thomas sworn In. ...The Legislative Appropriation bill was con sidered In Committee of the Whole.... An evening session was held to consider the bill lo revise the statutes. Friday, March 0. Senate. A memorial of citizens of Michigan, protesting against any in crease In the volume of enrrency, and several peti tions of merchants, manufacturers and business men of Chicago, Peoria and i'axtou for an in crease of tho volume of currency, were presented and referred.... A bill was introduced and referred, sppropriallng 10.000 to pay the expenses of the Joint Select Committee to Investigate the aiTairs of the District of Columbia.... The resolution In regard to cheap transportation was debated.... The Centennial bill was taken up, amended and referred to the Committee on Ap propriations, it provides mat me i-resiaent be requested to extend respectful and cordial Invita tion to the Governor of each of the United Htates tube represented and to take part in the na tional Exhibition lo be held at Philadelphia under tho auspices of the Government of the United Slates In tho year ls.7b....Tho Liquor Commission bill was passed DO to 21. It nrovldes for the anooliitment nf a Commis sion of five persons, not office-holders, whose duly it shall be " lo Investigate the alcoholic and fer mented liquor traffic and manufacture, having special reference to revenue and taxation In dis tinguishing, as far as possible. In the conclusion, they arrive at between the effects produced by Ihe use of distilled or suirituous as distin guished from the nso of fermented or malt liquors. In the economic, criminal, moral and scientilic asjiects in connection with pauperism, crime, vice, the public health and general wel fare of the iM'ople ; also, to inquire and take testi mony as to the practical results of license and re strictive legislation for the prevention of tntemcr anco in Ihe several States, and thu effect pro duced by such legislation upon tho coiiMoupiluu of distilled or spirituous liquors or fermented or malt liquors; also, to ascertain wnciner inc evil of drunkenness has been increased or decreased thereby: whether the use of oDitim as a slimiilaut and substitute for alcoholic drink has become mure general in consequence of such legislation, and whether the public morals have been improved thereby. It shall also be the duty or sain Commis sion to gather information and Uke testimony as to whether the evil of drunkenness exists to Ihe same extent or more so in other civilized connlries, and whether those foreign nations that are com siilcred most temperate in the use of stimulants arc s through prohibitory laws; also, to what de gree prohibitory legislation has affected the con sumption and manufacture of mall and sptrltuons hniiora in this counlrv " The sum of flO.omi is appropriated to carry oat the provisions of the bill, me commissioner" lu .ervo wiiumu s.inr uiu,-, than incidental expenses.. ..Executive session and adjournment lo the dth. ' Home. A bill was passed authorizing the Secretary of the Navy lo contract for a bronze statue of tho late Admiral Farragut Several rcpocts or a private cnaracter were eonsioerea. ....A resolution of the Massachusetts Legislature, rescinding tho resolution of censure against Senator Sumner, was presented.... Ad ionrned, the session of tho 7th to be for debate only. Monday, March 9. No business was transacted In the Senate to-day, and but Utile in Ihe Mouse, both branches adjourning out of respect to Ihe memory of ex-President Fillmore. In the House, resolutions were passed commemo rative of the private and public virtues nf the de ..aiH nnri .nthnrizinp Ihe atiDolntment of a committee to attend his funeral at Buffalo on tho lain. THE MARKETS. NEW YORK. MARCH 10, 1874. Cotton. Middling upland. lB'.3161c. Live Stock. Beef Cattle tlO.CO14.&0. Hogs- Dressed, H.SO&7.00. Sheep-Uve, $6.00(5.7.00. BiixAusTcrrs. Flour Oood to choice, $b.ttO 6.80; white wheat extra, $8.807.2S. Wheat No, 2 Chicago, 1. 510.1. 63; Iowa spring, tl.Ml.M; No. 2 Milwaukee spring, 1.M1.54. Kyo West ern and State, ttrjcvStl-00. Barley tl.TMSl.8S. Corn Mixed Western afloat, F-KSRic. Oats New Western, Sle3c. Puovisions. Pork New Mess, tlB.UH16.S5 Lard !P.tltfc. Wool-Common to extra, 4065c. CHICAGO. lava Stock. Beeves Choice, 95.3V! 'i. 70 ; good, 95.1HQ530; medium, 91.75S.08; butchers stock, 93.504.S0; stock cattle, 9l.SOtiii.50 Hogs Live, 91.7N&5.85; Dressed, 9.00StU5. Sheep Good to choice, t5.5CKS6.1V Provisions. Butler Choice, 8M42c Eggs- Fresh, llnM5c. Pork - New Mess, 914.65 14.70. Lard Sti3.e. IlKiADsTurra. Flour - White Winter extra. 9H.5tV0.25; spring extra, 95.G0I&0.00. Wheal -Spring, No. 2, 91.ll.i. Corn-No. 2, 6 IX IW!4C. Oats No.2, 43S4.a43c. Bye No. 2, Hc Barley No. 2, 91.5ot81.55. Wool,. Tub-washed, 4H58c. ; fleece, washed, 3ti4Hc.; fleece, unwashed, 3534c. ; pulled CINCINNATI. BniAUSTurrs. Flour 96.WXii7.0ii, 91.42. Corn WiVVic. Bye 91.01. 53o. Barley-91-15l-t. Paovisioas. -Pork-915.25&15.&0. 0c. " Wheat- Oats 45 Lard-ex ST. LOUIS. Liva Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, 91.50 5.75. Hogs Livo, 9t.55.50. BiiEAOsTiirrs. Flour, XX Fall, 9o-CO.S5. Wheat-No. 2 Red Fall, 91o165. Com No. 2, fsmoic. Oats No. 2, 484B'ie. Ityc-No. 2, Ul GtMc. Barley tl.701.75. Puovisions. Pork-Mess, 915.00015.50. Lard MILWAUKEE. BiiaauHTerrs. Flour Spring XX, 9tt.OWftft.5n. Wheat-Hprmg No. l,91.2rs1.27; No. 2, $1.2-iC'4 1.23'. Corn No. 2, MHftOOc. Oala No. 2, 4i 43Ko. Kyo No. I, 81&mKc Barley -No. 2, 91.65 OI.60. DETROIT. BiiEAnsTitKra. Wheat Extra, 91.M'il..r0 Corn ttrtuMiSc. outs- 4HH 'Ue. TOLEDO. Biikaiihtiii'ks. Wheat Amber Mich., tl l'" 1.50 ; No. 2 Bed, f I. i lftl.il. Corn-Mixed, bi t&MHu. Oala No. 1, 484'Jc. CLEVELAND. BliKAiMTirrr. Wheal-No. 1 Red, 91.55!4 I. Ml; No. S Bed, tl.4i'41.45. Coru-tl4fobc OalB-iWiil'.ic. BUFFALO. I.iva Stock. -Becvcs-tl.tWHCM.l-:,. Hogs- Live, 95.OtKuM.50. bheep live, 94.2t(5.b0, A ci.ehoyman with a keen rye to huul ni'ss recently attended a luucrul in How land, Me., and before the corpse had ltccu taken lo the crave made out a bill of flvo dollars for hi gervisoi and gave it into llio lunula of a ooustuble for collection Tim korutld of peach pita are mid t cure hoaribui'ty, u,t (wo pr three it day vui juimye',;, THE PRAYER MOVEMENT. The ladle of Columbus, Ohio, commenced active work In the cause of temperance on the 8d. Prayer-meetings were held at 10 a. m. and at 2 p. m., and about 3 p. m. 200 ladles left the church and n. arched to the American Hotel, headed by the Chit.'! of Pollro and one patrolman to keep the streets open, leaving the church filled with people to pray for those who went out to work. The bells of three churches were tolled while the procession was moving. They called upon leveral aaloons and hotels, prayed, sntig and appealed to their proprietors to abandon Ihe tr.ifHc, and then the proces sion returned to the pi nee of starting, where they were heartily welcomed and congratu lated. Letters were read from n prominent saloon keeper stating that ho had stopped selling liquor, and from a brewer, saying he would never brew another keg of beer. The ladica were greatly encouraged, and would renew the warfare on the following day. Tho movement was irauguratcd also in various other portions of the State. Iu Indianapolis a Women's Temperance Uuion was organized and the prayer movement would soon be started In that city. In Waukegnn, III., the temperance question was the Isfuc In the mu nicipal election. The tempcranco candidate received 384 votes and the anti-temperance 894. A majority of the Aldermen wero under stood to be liquor men. At Columbus, on the 5th, about 200 ladles, divided into four squads, visited a large number of saloons and beer cellars. Quite a number of signatures were obtained to the citizens' pledge, but not one liquor dealer could, by song or prayer, be induced to sign the dealers' pledge. At some of the sa loons the praying women were insulted and ridiculed by tho dealers' friends of both sexes, and at one point the disturbance became so threatening that in accordance with the advice of the Chief of Police the Indies thought best to de sist. Among the signatures to the citizens' pledge was that uf James O. Bull, the Mayor of the city. The ladles showed no signs of growing weary in their work, and were, in fact, much stronger in faith and numbers than be fore, the Insults offered them having had much to do in bringing about that result. At Valparaiso, Ind., on tho 8th, thore was great excitement in consequence of tho pre vailing temperance epidemic. On tho pre ceding day the ladiea visited Tom Ward's saloon during his absence, nlsout fourteen of them gaining entrance. Mrs. Ward ordered them out, and as they refused to go a sort of fight ensued, in which Mrs. Kellogg, one of the crusaders, was quite seriously Injured. Mrs. Ward grasped hold of one end of a scarf which Mrs. Kellogg wore about her neck, and, some of the crusaders grasping the other end, there was a lively pull for possession. The knot iu the scarf was in consequence drawn so tight as to choke Mrs. Kellogg, and sire fainted and full to the Hour. POSTAL TELEGRAPHY. The following is o synopsis of the bill known as tho Hubbard Postal Telegraph Scheme, which provides for Ihe incorporation of a pri vate company to perform the work of postal telegraphy under contract with the I'ontmas- tcr-ticncral. It will be seen that the tcheine contemplates a material extension of the ad vantages of modern telegraphy, by largely diminishing its cost, and by encouraging its use in business correspondence, aud to that extent relieving the malls of a heavy burden. The plan contemplates no additional expense to the department, and seems to carefully pro vide for the regulation of charges, etc.: Section 1 provides that the Postmaster-Oen- crul shall establish telegraph offices at all Post offices on telegraphic circuits, and at all other l'ostolllces within ten miles of any circuit where the salary of the Postmaster is not less than t-VX) per auuutn, and at such other places as, in his judgment, the wants of the public may require. Section 3 provides that the charges for the transmission of telegrams, excepting service and Government telegrams, shall be prepaid by stamps and at the following- rates for tele grams of twenty words or less: When the distance of transmission is uutler 200 miles, 'M cents; when over 200 and nuder 500 miles, 'M cents; when over 500 and under 430 miles, 75 cents;wheu over 750 aud under 1,000 miles, 91; for all greater distances, 91.125; for telegram directed to be transmitted by night 1,000 miles or less, 80 cents; for greater distances, 50 cents. All words shall be counted, aud for every five additional words or less one-fifth additional rate shall be charged. These rates to cover delivery within half a mile of the tel egraph office. Governmental and service tele grams to have priority In transmission. Section 3 fixes the rate for special dispatches to newspupers and commercial news associa tions as fallows: For each 100 words or less, for each circuit cf 250 miles, shall not exceed 75 cents if sent by night and 91 by day; but when copies of the same dispatch are dropped off at one or more offices the rate for each of fice shall not exceed 50 ceuts by night and 75 cents ty day, and at the same rate for each word in excess, and 10 cents additional for each 100 words or less for manifolding to each newspaper receiving It. Section 4 authorizes the I'ostuiaster-Gcnerul to contract with the Postal Telegraph Com pany for the transportation of correspondence by telegraph as his agent for that purpose; such contract to be terminable at tho option of Congress. Tho Postmaster-General to furnish suitable accommodation for the em ployes and instruments of the company; said company to have tho right on all post routes; to keep its lines ill irood working order, and promptly transmit all telegrams. After the pay met. t of 10 per ceut. per annum upon Its capital stock, its prolits are to be appropriated to the construction and thu extension of its lines, add to the reduction of rates, under the dlrec of the Postmaster-General. Section 5 provides that the Postmastcr Geueral shall supply stamps of the proper de nomination, make proper rules und regula tions, defines the punishment to be lutlictcd upon those who interfere with the lines or the working thereof, or who divulge the contents of any message that may bo transmitted. Section 0 authorizes the Postmaster-General to increase the rute of transmission in any State or Territory which may levy any tux or assessment upon the company until the in creased amount realized by tho company equals such tux or license. It also provides for monthly statements from all 1'osl musters, and thu 1'ostmustcr-Gciicrul is directed to cause to bo prepared for the company a suite inout of thu amount of telegraphic stamps sob), und of all other sums received for the transmission of telegrams, and of the uuiu Iht of telegrams received by the department und their stumped value, and, after deduct ing five cents on each telegram transmitted shull pay the remainder of such receipts to said eompuuy ns full compensation for its ser vices under said contract. Section 7 names the corporators and tletlnes the powers and duties of the company. Section 8 authorizes the company to pur chase any Hues of telegraph that may be in operation at the date of the approval of the act, provided such purchase receives thu np provul of the Postmaster General. Section t authorizes said company to estab lish aud maintain atits two expeuse other telegraph office lu addltluu to those that may be established hy the PosttnasteMlenerul. Sccliou 10 provides that if tliu company shall refute to enter into coutruot Itli the Post Iiiaster-Gviieraj according to tlie jrovisiis of Ihe act nil the rights oblulncd thereby shall cease and determine. ' Section 11 gives Congress tho power at any time to repeal, alter or amend the set. m si i Statistical Bureau of the National Grange. A hE. )NT Washington dispatch aays tb v.. ecutive Committee of tho National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry are maturing a plan for the formation of a Statistical Bureau In con nection with the National Grunge, for the col lection and dissemination of Information In regard to the condition of the crops through out the country. The new Bureau will be located In Washington, and In charge of D. W. Allen, Secretary of the State Grange of South Carolina. Subordinate Granges will report direct tu the State Grange all Informa tion of Interest relating to the crops, and the dill'crcnt Stule Granges will report by tele graph to the Statistical Bureau of the Order at Washington. Tlie Bu reau will compile and summarize the reports into a monthly report of the crops In ail sections of the country, and will simultaneously transmit reports by tele graph monthly to a'.l State Granges, which, in turn, will furnish them to every subordinate Grange witnln their jurisdiction. Tula infor mation will not be furnished to the press for publication, It being intended .exclusively for the benefit of the members of the Order. Ex-President Millard Fillmore. Mhxabd Fiu.MORS, D. C. L., and ex-Presi dent of the United States, was born January 7, 1800, at Summer Hill, Cayuga County, N. X. His father, Nathaniel Fillmore, of En glish descent, followed the occupation of a farmer, and in 1M19 removed to Eric County, where bo cultivated a small farm. At an early age the son was sent to Livingston County to learn the clothier s trade, and was appren ticed to a wool-carder in the town in which his father lived. During the four years that lie worked at bis trade he availed himself of every opportunity of supplying the defects of his early education. In 110 he made the ac quaintance of Judge Wood, of Cayuga County, who, perceiving that he had abilities which would qualify him for a higher station, offered to receive him Into his office aud to defray bis expenses during the progress of his studies. This pro posal wits accepted, but, not to Incur too large a debt to his benefactor, be devoted a portion of his time to teaching a school. In 1S21 he removed to Erie County, and continued his legal studies in the city of Buffalo, N. Y., and in 1329 he was elected to the Slato Assembly as Representative of the county of Erie. Iu 1S52 he was elected to Congress, and at the close of his term of office, in PX15, resumed the practice of law, until he became a candi date for Congress, and was re-elected iu 1S37. He was re elected to the two follow ing Congresses, but at the close of the first session of the Twenty-seventh Congress de clined to be a candidate for re-election, re turned to Buffalo, and again devoted himself to his profession. In 1H-I4 bo accepted the nomination by the Whig party for Governor of the State of New York, and, though un successful, was, iu 1847, elected to the office of Comptroller of tlie State. Ill ISIS he was elected Vice-President, and in March, 1849, he resigned hl nffl of Comptroller to assume the duties of his new position, w blch he dis charged until the death of Gen. Taylor, in 1S50, elevated bun to the Presidential chair. Ilia period of office expired March 4, 1H.5X Ho has resided in Buffalo siuee the clor,c of his terra as President. Weddings in Russia. It is an immemorial custom for the serts on the testate of the bride's parents to subscribe and give her a weddiug pres ent, in tormcr (lays tnts tnvanaoiy con sisted of a complete set of kitchen uten sils, but now, we understand, it has chanced with the times, and more fre quently bikca the shape of a dressing. ca.se or a set ot silver nsn Knives ana fork 8. The wedding pcul must be rung by bachelors who have never been wounded in their ailections, or the marriage will not be a hnppy one, and none of the ring ers should be bald, or have a mole on any part of the fucc. If tho families are wealthy, the bell-ropes are pencrally cov ered with gold-leaf, Hud the l ingers wear white sheep skin gloves. The Kussiuus are a somewhat supersti tious nconle. so that, if three white black birds in succession fly across the path of the wedding party on their way to church, they turn back, and the ceremony is postponed. At breakfast, when the bride cuts tlie cake, she has her eyes bound witha snow white fillet, and the first unmarried lady to whom she oilers a slice must immedi ately leave the table, and spend the rest of the day in seclusion, if she desires to dream ol her luture Husband within reasonable period. A shower of old furs Is thrown after the vehicle in which the bride and bridegroom take their denartare, and six young men and women, all under twenty-one, join hands, and follow the drosky at a rapid pace until it reaches the parish boundary, when they halt, sing an epithalamium, and return to their homes in the evening. No speeches are made at the wedding breakfast, but when tho health of tlie newly-married couple has been proposed by the oldest person present not being a foreigner, a proctor, or a widower the whole party rise, grasping in their hands goblets filled to the brim with wine or mead, and sally forth in sleighs to the Neva, where, amidst loud cries of joy and the ringing of little silver bells, ihey pour the contents of their glassus into lis now ing waters. Only three oilier toasts aro given, " Kussia in Europo," " Russia in Asia," and "itusala in America." A Love Story Told by Mr. Beecher. Tom was a strapping, healthy boy, with a great appetite, lie lived up in the mountains among tlie charcoal-burners until he waa nineteen. Then he went down into thu valley and hired out to a fanner. Tom was a scullion and a drudge, and at first the farmer hesitated to trust even the bogs to his care, Jiut there waa a glimmering of something in him that showed lust a itttlo through bis uncouth ncss. Alter a year or two ho became a full farm laborer a broad-shoulder?d, deep-chi'sted, powerful fellow, who mado himself clumsily useful. Well, about that time thu fanner's daughter came home from school. What a revelation she was to Tom. lie never knew until then what it was to worship anything, nor how awkward and com so lie was. lie would have given all ho had, which wasn't much, lo learn how to get into a room without hitting tho door, or what to do with his hands, or how to sit down right He begun to change his clothes for better ones when lie etimu in irom the dav work, and there was about him tlie dawn ing of improvement. Finally the great day came, lie stood trembling before the farmer's daughter, tho hard word was spoken, aud she didn't repulse him. 1 think there is nothing in the life of a man which so rouses and stirs hint as love. Tom went to tho wrestling matches und what a vim there was in him. lie read, ho wcut lo church, ho wanted to see how people acted. Aud when alter a good life he grew to be an old man, and talked in a trembling voice to his grand children, ho used to say, ''Oli, what a wife, she was to uio. Whatever I became she made inu." The world is full of just such instances of blessed Influence. - fftp York Sun, TRUE LOVE. I wotiu, that every anpry shaft From Trouble's bitter sheaf Would wtg its (light lo plercs my heart, To gire to thine relief. I would that every 111 and woe, And very carkinir care, Wnnhlforcs Itaelr way within mvhrea" I'd grnlil deem the Irr chill, The biting frost and cold, The stormy tempest, love. If thoa Wero siieltered n the fold. If my frail bark were tossed about. Of angrj waves the sport, Calm as on ulassy lake I'd feci, If uioa ert sar In port. And If thy choice e'er me shonld pass. To bless another's life. Ills truest friend I'd ever he, Becluse thou wert his wife. —Chambers' Journal. A GOOD HATER. BY EDGAR FAWCETT. Neab the close of a superb midsum mer day Marion Farrowe leaves her father seated with a novel on the piazza and strolls down through the sycamores and bccchis whose lordly green branches gird the htuse with a sort of austere privacy. Having strolled down, under the lawn's cloistml shadows, to the deep hedge that separates it from the outer road and tlie river's cool, broad band of silver, Marion stands for a moment with ono hand clasped about a grim, blank spike-head of the small iron gate, looking straight be yond into the shadowy, violet hollows of the distant hills and overlooking the light row-boat that now pauses just in lront of her. " Marion 1" a voice has to appeal before the boat's occupant can make known his presence. " You have on your sad look again. What is the mattcrf" And then Marion gives a slight, glad cry, and unfastens the gate, speeding toward the river, while at the same time Mr. Malcolm Hurst ships his ours and springs ont on the bank to meet her. " Why don't you tell me that my mother called upon yon to-day t" Malcolm fpues tions. "Simply," Marion answers, " because I was waiting for you to begin the subject first; and, since you've done it, come, please, no absurd hesitation about telling mo just what sho thought of mo." " She thinks you charming." "Yes? Go mora into particulars, please." "And sho thought it nothing except marvelous," he goes on, " that you should have this great distaste fur seeing people." " Pray do not let us pay any more heed to that subject," Marion plaintively ap peals. "It seems to mo that everything you and I mention nowadays, Malcolm, Is sure of leading up to it." "Amino wonder!" ho answers, with not a liltlo nlain anllrnnpss. ' When we rented the llrookes' house, in curly June, and I met you, that evening, walking with your own brother and my old school mate, Scott Farrowe, even before he had preacutcd me, it flashed though my mint), while looking at you, that you were the sort of woman to shine in ball-rooms and bo courted by thousands." "Oh, hush, Malcolm! I should hate such a life." "And now I should hate to have von lead it," he tells her, with a tender tone UU II Tknpn lo o. -,'trti. distinction, Marion, lietween Ihe ball room belle and the the domestic nun. I don't want you to be a flower, my love. that grows perpetually iu the shade." Marion shakes her head with a kind ot slow impatience. "But it is my wish, Malcolm; why should you not respect it at least for a yer or two to conic? It is not so tery loig ago, remember, since mother died; and then, father, you know, is quite too old for company, and " Hut Malcolm indulges n a roar of laughter at this point. " Your father too old for company, iiu deed ! Why, he is just at tho right age fur it. By-the-by, mother called him a prince. The only trouble is he makes you the ab solute empress of his aciious." " He loves me, you know. However, Malcolm, Itit us talk of other things. When are you going to Boston again?" " I can't say. Father has attended to most of our monetary matters of late. He is there now, and proposes staying some little time. It is really wonderful inai we snouia nave come back from Europe, after an absence of nearly twenty years, and found that tit at man Qawtrio should have managed our money as uiongn ne nad no other business in all Boston." "Gawtrie!" Marion merely murmurs tho word, but Malcolm goes on : " There is a father and son ; the son's name is Ed red Gawtrie. He has lived iu New York a great deal. Perhaps you have met him there, Marion, for there teat a time, I think you told me, when yon used occasionally to honor assem blages." "Yes, there was a time," Marion an swers, with a little laugh. "But New York is such a huge place, even socially, you know." " I met Edrcd Gawtrie the last time I was in Boston. Father insists upon my having him up here, so father must be obeyed. If he clings too closely, may I bring him over?" "No!" " Good heavens, Marion, if you haven't known the gentleman in New York, pray have you met him in a previous world ?" Marion makes no reply; there arc some moments of silence, and then the conver sation takes a tranquiler and more lover like turn. It is about ten o'clock when Marion says good-night at tho garden gate. She insists upon his leaving her there. He does not dream of guessing her reason for walking to the house alone. It is this: she wants the darkness and the utter sense of peace for just a little whilo. After a little sho readied tho piazza Gliding up its steps she enters the sitting room. There, on a most commodious loungo, lies the old Major, whom, lightest of sleepers, Marion awakens. A little whilo before they separato he stares at her steadily and says: "The puss has found better company than her old papa's at but. Wo battered old sol diers can't expect to cope with tho flue young dragoons." "Malcolm isn't a dragoon, papa; aud it ho were everything grandest under tho sun you know whom 1 wouldn't give him up for." Marion, a few moments later, has escaped to her chamber. " I wish it wouldn't weigh upon me so fearfully. Aud now that Edrcd Guwtric's shadow should throw itself thus across my path! utioi in in i am, not lo nave seen it before i.clreel liawtnu hates me, lor thu best ol reasons. I broko lailh with hnu when I was a wild flirt of seventeen. Kdml Gawtrie hates me there is no shadow of doubt there. And he known! Ho will tell Malcolm. Let him!" she bursts forth, with a laugh or bitterness. "Malcolm will hive to know before many weeks Mr. Gawtrie may as well suvo mo the trouiiio. wiiyuoi? un. u l could ouiy hate Malcolm, and forbid him from coin ing near me I" Thisse 1-u-t words finish with a moan. und then lo'.hn.t almost a spaum of the stormiest grief. It is some littlo while past eleven the next morning, and not a very Ionic time sine sho has had her breakfast, that Marlon, wautlerlng near thu river g edge, suddenly sees two slim wherries shoot past tier at what seems ft no speed. She Just has time to recognize Malcolm before tho bend in the fiver l hides both boals; and beyond there is that great marsh. But, perhaps ten minutes later, Malcolm appears ngaln, rowing very slowly, and looking much fatigued. He smiles sunnily cqoukIi, however, the moment -,js ey.a catcli sight of Marion. "With whom on earth have you been having that mad nice?" she asks. " A man I've met two or three times on the river, ami known he was nchintr to race with me," Malcolm answers. "This morning I felt like something serious), nnd we fixed on the utrutch between our first guto and Mcddowe's Bridge. I won by a half length, but it was tough work. I'm not whut I used to be nt Oxford, Marlon." " You are nut what I am usually necus tomed to nee you," she makes rapid com ment. "You nro horribly pale, and don't draw your hand away, sir you tremble like a leaf." He has to lake Marion's arm, this ath letic Malcolm, before they reach the piazza. While sinking into it chair, alter they have entered the silt ing room, w hat ho manages to sny is almost gasped rather than spoken: " Brandy-Husk hero in iny coat-pocket right side." A moment later Marion has found the flask, and is pouring the brandy between his bluish lips. It almost instantly rouses him. "It was my own fault," ho smilingly explains, whilo Marion kneels at his side, holding one of his soft, large hands be tween both her own. " I was completely out of training, and might have been sure such a spurt as that lust would have used me up in my present condition." At this moment there is the sound of a steady, decisive step in llio outer hall. " That is your futher, Marion ; or do I fail to rec ognize his martial tread? Let the old Major como in and welcome this very in teresting young invalid." But Marion suddenly turns her head, springs up, dropping his hand, and hur ries to the door. "Go away, papa, dear I" she cries. "Don't come in here!" Her voice has the ring in it of a strong blow on silver. She pushes tho door shut, and rapidly locks it. Then sho turns again, and with excited eyes, and a pale, quivering chin, looks toward Malcolm's chair. It is empty. He has risen, and scares at her with most penetrating scrutiny. His voice sounds stern and hard as he begins: "What absurd mystery is here, Marian? Why is your father not to enter this room? "i ou have tried my good nature more than once, I should say, during the past week so, with your oddities nnd crotchets; but to everything there be longs a limit, and no human patience should think of bearing this quccrncss much longer." When he ends, Marion is standing with her back against the door, lias drawn her brows together, and has mado her lips meet in one resolute, rigid line. Then she speaks, each word being hurried out with hot speed, and in a tone of marked hardness. " Don't bear it any longer. You know, Malcolm, what I told you when you first asked me to be your wile. I said, 'Nft, no; not if my love were tenfold what it is.' But you won me over; I yielded at last. Well, you begin already to weary - 4t-- "'"-" r ua cancel it. I urn ready to do so here aim now. ' For answer he springs toward her, and seizes her in his anus. " If you are ready, Marion, I am not, and never shall be. I was wrong to speak so harshly; forgive me. But, Marion, if, as I have more than once believed, thera is somo soirowlul secret id' which I know nothing, why not lighten its burden, love, by letting me share it with you?" His warm lips kiss her cheek, where the great tears have begun to nhow them selves. For a slight time Malcolm only hears her sobs, while her graceful head droops lower, lower, till its brow meets his shoulder. " Tell me," he whispers, very softly. Her sobs increase. "Tell me," he iterates, so faintly that she just hears him. 'No, no," sho exclaims, tremulously. " I will not tell ymi. But I have not said there was any secret?" she quickly inter, runts herself, flushing hotly to the roots of her blue-black hair. Malcolm kuows it is useless to plead longer, alter that. " Was ever such a stunt as Malcolm?" Marion muses, that same al'ternuun. " To think d his having answered that wild tirade of miuo only with kisses !" the next ten days or so glide ulong smoothly. Finally Malcolm comes over. ono mornine, with the most troubled of demeanors. He hus joined the Mujor and Marion on tlie piazza, and sits be tween them, with eyes fixed studiously on his right boot, and with hia cane im patiently tapping it. I here has tiocu a little silence, to which the Mujor has ifivcn a certain character, as one might say, by several meditative whorls ol cigar- smoke. Suddenly Malcolm exclaims, hxikiug up with earnest eyes upou both Marion and her lather : " I have been having rather unpleasant times at home iu fact, worse than that. Maior, mother thinks that you nnd Marion are treating her very badly indeed. She called here nearly a fortnight ago, and there hits been no return-visil yet. Mother is a proud woman, Major, but a woman of clear judgment. She tecls now that every hoHr increases the slight which is bcinir offered her." The Major has sprung from his chair and seized one ot Malcolms hands Justus that last word is spoken. " My dear boy," he cries, " nothing could be furthor from cither Marlun's or my own thoughts than to ollend so charming a person as your mother. Wo shall tako pleasure in pay lntr her a visit this afternoon." That afternoon the visit is paid. The Major improves upon the good impres- sion mado at his own and this lady's first meeting. "The man is superb," she tells Malcolm, in her aucust. law civine wav. "I never saw such mingled breeding, ease, wit, and manliness, lour lather mutt meet him. I supposo that it will only bo proper for us to have a dinner next week Edrcd Gawtrio is coming up again, you know, ami there uro tho Cut 1 engs, and then from the hotel wo might get Mr. and Mrs. Kvcrard." Malcolm says nothing. Just thrco days later, Mr. aud Mrs. Hurst cull upou Marion and the Major. The dinner iu vital ion is Then given. There is no retusintr it. as Morion overwhelm iiiulv feels, with tho beaming face of Mr, 11 in st bcl'oro her, so like llio face of Malcolm, the son whom he adores, Shu promises that both t-liu and her father will go to ditto ut the 1 hirsts.' next Ihiirsdiiv, but she does so w ith every in tcntiou of subsequently breaking the promise. That afternoon Martou sees Malcolm und announces to him: " Papa und I are not'goiiig to Uiuo.it your house on ihursday." " lheu you will uioiltilly olleml my mother," Malcolm ci ics, with untrcr. " 1 think 1 see how il is. You w ish to uhltii Kdred Gawlrie." Poor Mai ion clutches at thu one slid deuly-oiltred straw of excuoo. Hitherb she has had no suspicion that Kdred G iw trie was to be among tho guests; but she hides litis iguoruueu with prompt skill " How can you expect mu to dino ut the Butue table w ith this man. then?" she hastily questions; "for 1 suppoiso, of course, from your maimer, that you know everything ol whut once happened be twecn us." i' J do not know," frowns Malcolm, " Years ngo, In a sort of secret wav, we wero entrnged. I thought it very clover then to induce a man for whom I cared nothing to believe that I loved htm. I behaved horribly to Kdred uawtrio. it sickens mo now to think of how I led htm on to a certain limit, aud then sim ply laughed in his face." Malcolm, staring straight Into her luce, feels nil his anger vanish. "A very awful story," he comments, as he finishes. "How lucky I never r.mM llnd out how it feels to be jealous! But Marion, my darling, a recollection has ust crossed my mind which bears rather oddly upon present affairs. I remember that both father and mother specially said they had not mentioned tho names of any of our guests to you. In this case, your putting torwant mo laci ot uawtne's presence as a reason for not appearing nt our table has a trifle of inconsistency, I think." He draws nearer nnd takes both of her hands. "Ah, Marion, strang est of mysleries! You must find some better excuse." She looks at, him with cold eyes. "I will go myself. I will not let father go. Uoesthis satisly you?" "It will not satisly tiem. You must both come, Marion." As she separates lrom Malco:.a that day, it is with the half-shaped resolve that she will go alone, and that nn excuse shall bo made for her father that must pique nobody, viz.: sudden illness that excuse which can shadow so many sins of omission. Marion stands, a little later, at me door of tho sitting-room, having left her own, the lack of color within her face making an utter ghastliness there. 1 ana." flic calls sollly, while knocking nt the shut door ; and her father's voice bids her enter. Let us not follow her. For more than an hour afterward the sounds of her sobs may be heard in the silence of tho outer hall. When Marion emerges from that room. it is to go immediately and write Malcolm a note. In this note she positively promises that her father and herself shall dine at his house on Thursday. The dav of the dinner at tengtn arrives. Marlon and tho Major drive over in a carriage of plain elegance, and cause, as they enter Mrs. iiursi's rooms, quite a littlo admiring buzz. The Maior is more the prince this even ing than Mrs. Hurst has yet seen him. The rooms are quite well peopled wncn ho and Marion appear. Two or three male hands are held out to him almost immediately, by friends of former days, and he hears cordial words spoken that light his face with a sweet, rich smile. Marion is listening to a few sentences from Mr. Hurst, when a voice at her elbow makes her quickly turn, with a vivid little flush. "Good-evening, Miss Farrowe. I have come to give you my congratulations." Her eyes are now lull upon the pale, handsome, oval face ofMr. Edred Gawtrie. And presently her hand is in the hand that he is holding out for her. Good Mr. Hurst takes the opportunity of smiling himself away. To Marion this meeting is an intense annoyance. Her eyes search the room nervously for Malcolm, while Edrcd Gawtrie stands ut her side, well dressed, well bred, with the suspicion of an amused smile at the edges of his thin, pale lips. lint M.il;ilpi ia now here .tn lm Keen; he has not, indeed, Tieeu iu the room sinO'; the Furrowes first entered it. Presently Edred Gawlrie sneaks atiain. with a sly kind of suavity. " I trust that Ihe present engagement stands no chance whatever of missing matrimonial consequences." Marion s brows cloud. " I sec vou sneer," she bluntly retorts. ' I dare say I deserve it. But sneers will do no good." .lust theu, to ner intense rettei, xiir. Hurst returns, offering his arm to take her into dinner. Malcolm now appears, and very soon the large company move toward the diu it r-room, where is prepared a rare ban quet, costly in all appointments, and choice beyond expression in its many dishes. It is not until dinner is about half over that Malcolm notices a very strange ex pression suddenly possesses itself of Ma rion's face. This expression deepens ter ribly before long. He puzzles himself vainly about its cause. At last the banquet is ended, so iar as concerns the ladies' share of it. Tho la dies leave the table. Marion has been in tho next room uot more than a minute when Malcolm joins her. Oh. I am so glad you came!" she tells him. "Won't you go out into the air with me? My head seems bursting." " Certainly," he answers. Her light shawl is ou a near chair. Very soon she is on the piazza, having hold of his arm. I noticed that you looked unwell ai din ner." Malcolm tells her She leans her head suddenly against nis massive shoulder, with a great sigh. " O Malcolm 1" she moans, quite taintly, how I pity you!" "Pity me!" She lifts her head again. "Hush, I didn't know what 1 was saying. How cood this air is when one's head aches like mine!" Malcolm tries to talk of brighter sub jects. They possibly spend twenly minutes walkinu the piazza like this. Then Ma rion suddeuly interrupts a sentence of Malcolm s by exclaiming: "Let us go back into the house, You must Join tho gentlemen, and I " Here she stops, star inn at a larco French window, which overlooks tho piazza, and which they are now just passing. " To what room does that window belong?" "The dinimr-room." She gives a slight, excited cry, and hur ries toward it, Malcolm following. The blinds are tiirhtlv closed, but the windows have been left open, because of tho mild weather. Marion slowly opens one segment of blind until she can see within the dinimr-room. " Do vou see them ? asks Malcolm, at her elbow. " Do they show any signs of getting tired ? And is anybody tipsy ?" "See for yourself," she answers him In that vacuo light tho face which site turus toward him is drawn livid, anguish. ful. Then she points toward tho place in the blind through which she has been lookinsr. "See for yourself!" sho re peats, with a laugh; and tho laugh is a little harsh, hollow sound. Amiized, Malcolm leans forward and looks into tho room. Nearly all tlie men are grouped about a certain chair, on which an almost incapable sitter is blurt ing forth some choked iucoherencies. He springs buck from tho window in his dis may. At the same moment Marion hurries to his side. Sho points to tho window with one hand ; sho lays another on ins snout dcr. "There is thu explanation, Malcolm, of every tiling odd una mysterious m mo since you und 1 have met. inu did not dream that my reason for shutting and locking the door that morning wltcu my father ultuost stood on the threshold was because your bruiidy-flusk was set upon Ihe table. Ii is pi or pupa's oue devil! The instant he yields an iuch to it hois lost. Is it uot terrible thai there should be such a euisc laid ou such a man?" Malcolm just murmurs, " Terrible!" " Lust April," she goes rapidly on, " made a great resolve. I said to myself, 'This monster h,Ul be put down, evuu I devote eviry action ot my life to it.' wu doing this when you met Jme. No woman ever struggled, against, Joying 1 if 1 a man as I struggled against loving you, Malcolm." " Poor Marionl poor childt poor dar ling I" 1 Ho murmurs this between tho kisses that he leaves on the hand which he has seized between both his own. " "I havo dreaded no to tell yon," she proceeds, qnivorlr.gly. " Don't think that I took this means becnuso of such cow ardice. Ah, no, no! Pnpa promised me nn sotcinniy Mini ne woiiiu toucn notlilng it he came promised it over and over, , you know that 1 gained a little confi dence, and let him como. When I saw him taste the flrr.t glass, at dinner, I knew that this must bo. There was no getting him away without worsa shatM and scandal (for wine at once is wormwood to hia sweot nature and makes him brutish if he is crossed), or I should certainly have gone to vou for assistance. But nmt he ft differ ent. Cannot you manage to get that star Ing crowd from about him ? It Is so hor 1 rible for me to think of his being atared .. at In his shame and overthrow." "Yes; It shall bo done at once." Malcolm leaves her, and approaches the window. The long French blinds aro , fastened on the inside, but they can be opened from without. Malcolm, know ing this, stoops down and opens them. Then ho slips into the dining-room. Malcolm looks round him, and address es the company with a clear voice: "Gentlemen, I am sorry enough to In terrupt your conversation, but I fear it will be only courtesy to tlie ladies for us to Join them in the next room." The group shows immediate signs of dispersing, and does disperse presently in . silent couples and trios. Not long after- ward Ihe only occupants of the dining room are Malcolm, his father, Edred Gaw trie and the Major, whose loud, thick breathings already tell the beginning of a besotted sleep. "Come," says Gawtrie, " let us have a farewell glass of this Jolly Madeira before we loin the ladies." Malcolm smiles, takes up a glass aud is about to fill it, when he feels a hand lay itself lightly upon one of his shoulders. lie turns, and is astonished to discover Marion " I wish you would drink no wine with that man," she says, pointing directly to Edred Gawtrie. Her voice is not loud ; it : seems, indeed, to be somewhat low, and -yet, by virtue of a certain cold vibration, it is heard clearly in every part of the ; spacious dining-room. " I will tell you why I think he is not fit, Malcolm, to re- ceive the courtesy of any true-bred gen tleman. Having borne a personal spite toward myself, and wishing to deal me a good blow of revenge, he has used to-night ait skiinui arts ot persuasion in the mat ter of making my father yield to a weak ness which he has for years known him to possess. When my father came here to-night it was his honest intention to drink nothing; butagain and again I saw Mr. Gawtrie tempt and re-tempt him with unflagging zeal. I repeat that saw this, and Idare Mr. Gawtrie to deny it." Naturally a clever man, quick at expe dient, rich in repartee, Edred Gawtrie is now completely nonplused. He springs up from his chair and begins, with a choked voice: - " Madam, if you were not a lady " , "Spare yourself the trouble of talking. Gawtrie," breaks in tlie stern voice of Mr. llurst. " I, for one, feel certain that Miss Farrowe has spoken the truth. I re marked your conduct at dinner, and your attempts to gain a certain object were very noticeable." Edred Gawtrie is bitinc his under va now, while either cheek looks quite blood less. Presently, making each word a dis tinct, separate sneer, he gives rapid an swer to this effect: " I am really sorry so to have called down all this wrath. Of course, I don't care whether I am believed or not, but the truth of the wholo matter is simply lhat I supposed Major Farrowe had seen tho folly of disgracing himself among assem blages of refined people; otherwise, I took the liberty of believing that his daughter would have had more respect r the fam ily and the friends of her future husband than to run the risk of what has to-night occurred. Miss Farrowe's charges are --,- "Vn,,w' IhoifTh.ibiiiHtlosQ narniinohtp. under the present unhappy cucumsUinces. I cannot say the same for yours, Mr. Hurst; unfortunately, not even your mortified pride can excuse their absurd ity." And then this best of haters slips from the room with a little mocking smilo and considerable grace of exit. " I have left my sting behind me," he confidently tells himself. Everybody has now left the dining-room except Marion, Mr. Hurst and Malcolm, and, alas I the poor Major, wnony inert and unconscious in an easy-chair which has been provided lor him some time pre viously, and looking a sad enough wreck of tlie splendid guest who entered Mrs. nurses rooms wuu so loruiy a presence not many hours ago. And now Marion breaks down utterly. It is a torrent of tears and sobs. She im plores Malcolm not to dream of holding to his engagement; she begs Mr. llurst to tell her his true feelings, which she knows are those of horror at becoming connect ed with such a family. As for Malcolm's mother, on tier account it will De a nun-dred-fold better if the engagement is broken. These and words much wilder, leave her lips. Mr. Hurst and Malcolm both try to minister comfort; it is without avail, bhe throws nerseii on a great lounge in tlie corner of tho room, and moans and sobs only more terribly. They leave her thus tor a tittle while, and at last, after she has grown much quieter, a soft voice calls her name, and two arms lift her almost forcibly from the cushions, and pillow her head upon a large, warm, motherly bosom instead. " I have heard everything my child," Mrs. Hurst murmurs, " and I have heard also tbat you persist in talking wild, fool ish words about your engagement being broken. Why, Marion, do you think we could possibly let you go now now when tho knowledge of your misfortune has made you so much dearer to us? No, in deed! And now, too, we begin to see how noble a girl you are. Oh, there have been people hero to-night who know you, and the secret somehow got abroad long ago of how you have given up all your young life to your poor father in devotion and protection. So do you imagine we could part with such a heroine as this, now we have secured her? Oh, no; nover hinkof it!" Then there aro sweet kisbes given and taken, and Marion feels a great peace steal into her soul as she thinks of the fu ture, and is filled with a shudder when sho remembers the past. The curse yet remains. That shall be scattered by Death's hand solely but It is good to think that she must not hereafter face it all alone in its black grimncss. And so, clusping Mrs. Hurst very tightly indeed in her strong, young arms, she exclaims, just as Malcolm re-enters the room: " With all its horror and its agony, I cannot but thank God for this night!'1 " Why ?" whispers Malcolm, coming to her side. Marion starts as the voice strikes her car, not knowing Malcolm's presence in tlie room till then. But she makes a firm, though tearful, answer: " Because it has tested three hearts for me, and found them all true "AipUUms' Journal. . - Tho Latest on "Jenkins." "Jenkins" is an exceedingly tall man. No sooner had ho received an Invitation to attend tho masquerade than ho quickly determ ined to go. His wife thought she wouldn't, and concluded during "Jenkins'" ab sence to Butiate her literary appetite by attending thu lecture. Hero is wherein "Jeukius" was deceived, for tho lady went to llio house of a friend, dressed herself in an elegant and becoming cos tume, went to the dauce, and saw her "Jenkins" iu tho full height of his glory. She approached him with a pleasant voice and Jeukius was smitten. No ono but tho two can ever know the sweet words that passed between them thatnight. Mrs. J. weuthouio before tho party un-. masked. Jenkins was trying all the rest of the evening to find out who- that sweet creature was. He thought of. her in his dreams that night, and whu the morrow came he was modestly infoiuied that tho charming girl V,as his wife. UuiViij, Evening Call. ' .-Michigan has Odd Fellows,