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(T7-OFFICE -In Bbire' Block, Corner of Miin
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' Address, JACOBY A. IKELEtt.
tlloomsbarf , Cotumbi-t County, Pa.
IN THE NIGHT TIME.
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Through blinded street and garden space, -
. On tossing breadths of walnut b loom, :
- On tead an lead, oa stowe and spout,
" Tti black rain clatter in the gloom.
' The dog howls from tbe riverside,
Trie red cock crow on outpost farm,
And, far and wide, one f hnttljr cloud
Swathe earth and star ia dripping arm.
Sit close to me for I am faint. . -And
need thine whHe companionship.
The human peace that lightly slide
From touche of the band and lip.
! fit close t) me. I tit dejjet.
Horizoned round with priron bar.
: 'And only catch tbrnuh blotted dusk.
One liltle strip of wauing star.
I it our neirfcbor' horse that s note
The stall 11 )r with hi resiles hoof f
1 fancied that I almost henrri ' '
v Thn feci ' Kateeros half the roof.
. Hark, how the dark riboeti viinaniti groan,
k. . Aud i be ftoira clash in ball and stair.
r And tne wi.d lithiums; I aps aiu leap
From brauch to branch of walnuts bare.
Bit close to m. for I am sick.'
. And beaten down by smiling cark,
Alas I, lht wiMioiu .1 tlmilay
1 baffled in the heart of dark.
, rcsce soinelinHrs tir athwart the air,
Yow cloud is b'otched with saffron dye.
; Tbe bird thirds on llio window sill,
, , , Tbe, m ib, at last, is in the skies.
Abolitionists and Abolitionism.
: ;. no. s.
In the year 1857, an individual named
Hinton 11. Helper, who had teen forced to
leave his native iState, .North Carolina, in
dL-sgrace, published a book, of which lie was
the reputed author, entitled, "The Impend
ing Crisis."' " This book recommended direct
warfare on Southern society, "be the conse
quences what they might. ' It was so ex
travagant in tone, and. so diabolical in its
design?, that it was at first generally suppos
ed to be the work of a fool or mad-man. No
one of good sense could believe that any
sane .or civilized person really entertained
any such devilish purposes as it professed.
What, however, was the surprise of the
public, when this disunion book was adopted
by the Abolitionists as a campaign document,
and its atrocious principles endorsed by
BlXTT-ElGirr of their members in Congress.
-1 will add an abstract of the principles
this.book- advocated, taken from the large
edition of the work, published by A. B.
Burdick, No 145 Nassaa Street, N. Y.,
1SG0, and the names of their endorsers, &c.
1. "We unhesitatingly declare ourselves
in favor of the immediate and unconditional
Abolition of slavery," page 26. Although
this will destroy the Union of our Fathers !
. 2. "We cannot be too hasty in carrying
out our designs, page 33. Yet each State
has the exclusive right to establish and con
trol its own domestic institutions.
3. "No man can be a true patriot without
first becoming an Abolitionist," page 110.
llence General Washington, Thomas Jeffer
son and all the patriotic Fathers of the Uniou
were not "true patriots!" What an infa
. 4. "Against all slaveholders, (such as
Washington, Jefferson and Jackson) we Ab
olitionists wage an exterminating war," page
5. "Slaveholders are a nuisance, and it is
tour imperative duty to abate nuisances ; we
bronose, therefore, to exterminate slavery,
than which strychnine itself is less a nui
i nee, page iss.
6. "Slaveholders are more criminal than
(common murderers," page 140.
7. "All slaveholders are, (by the Constitu
tion) under the shield of a perpetual license
to murder," page 141.
. 8 "It is our honest conviction that all the
pro-slavery slaveholders, who are alone re
sponsible for the continuance of the baneful
institution among us, deserve to be At once
reduced to a parallel with the basest crimi
nals that lie fettered in the cells of our pub
lic prisons," page 158.
9. "Were it possible that the whole num
ber of slaveholders (such as Washington and
bis associates) could be fathered together
and transferred into four equal gangs of li
' censed robbers, ruffians, thieves and murder
ers, society, we feel assured, would suffer less
by their atrocities than it does now," page
10. "Once and forever, at least so far as
this country is concerned, the infernal ques1
tion of slavery must be disposed of. A
speedy and absolute abolishment of the
whole pystem is, we Abolitionists say, the
true interest or policy of the South, and this
is the policy, right or wrong, we propose to
pursue," page 121.
11. "Slaveholders, it is for you to decide
whether we are to have justice peaceably
br by violence, for whatever consequence
inay follow, we Abolitionist! are determined
ti have our policy 'one way or the other,"
, , We Abolitionists unfurl our disunion
anner to the world." "Inscribed on the
mnner which we endorsers of the Helper
ook, henceforth unfurl to the world, with
he fuU and fixed determination to stand by
it, or die .by it, unless one of more virtuous
feffieacy diail be presented, are the mottoes
which ici substance embody the principles,
fe3 we conceive, which should govern us. '.
"The Mottoes on our Banner."
' li. Thordtigh anti-slavery organization
iiaa independent action otl the part of non
sLveholding whites of the South.
2. Ineligibility of slaveholders; never
another vottf td tie trafficker in human flesh.
3; No co-operation with slaveholders, in
politic?, no feflolfship with them in religion,
n) a Thaiion with them in society.
4. Nd patronage to slaveholding merchants,
to gtte?ts to slavehddir.g hotels ': no fees to
r!ave.c.l-l:n lawyers ; no employment to
t'lTf.!--;' '.r r j-''r:darl3; ho anai-:r.cs to
5. No recognition of pro-slayery men ex
rrif no mffiaii-i- nnt.ln.ws Rnd criminals.
6. Immediate death t5 slavery, or if not
immediate, unqualified proscription of its
advocates during ine penoa oi its exist
ence," pages 155 and 15f.
7. "Thus, terror engenderers, of the South
Tiovr w A rwilirmnixt; fnllv and frnnklv de
firu'd our nosi'tion : we have no modifications
to propose, no compromises to offer, nothing
to retract Frown sirs, fret, foam, prepare
your weapon, threat, strike, shoot, stab,
bring on civil war, dissolve the Union, nav,
nnnihilfiti tTii snlnr svsrm if vnn will nn
all this, more, less, better, worse, anything
do what you will, sirs, jou can neitncr
fi)il nor intimidate us : our purpose is as
! , i .1 . i-n e l .
nrmiy nxeu as ine eiernai piuarsoi neaven
so help xm God, abolish it we wilL" Page
THE ENDORSERS, AIDERS AND ABETTORS OF
THIS RE'OLUTION AND TREASON.
New x'ork, March 9, 1859.
Dear Sir : If you have critically read
and examined the work, yon will aaree with
us that no course of argument so successful
ly controverting the practice of slavery in
the United Mates, and emorcing a precise
and adequate view of its prostrating effects,
material and moral has equalled that of the
volume entitled "The Impending Crisis of
the South : How to meet it, by limton
ltowan HelDer. of North Carolina.
No other volume now before the public,as
we conceive, is, in all respects so well calcu
lated to aid us Abolitionist, anu muuee in
the minds of its readers a decided and per
sistent repugnance to Slavery, and a willing
ness to co-operate in the unlawful effort to
restrain, and destroy that pernicious State
The extensive circulation of a copious com
pend the work in question among the (pre
tended) liberty loving voters of the country,
would we believe, be productive of most
benefk-ial results (in favor of Alolitionists
and Abolitionism,) and to this end we trust
you will assist us in carrying out a pian we
"have devised, for the destruction of the old
Union, by the gratuitous distribution of one
hundred thousand copies of such a compcud,
which will contain about two hundred pages
bound in pamphlet form. This compend
would contain very nearly all the best matter
for our particular use; now embraced in the
regular volume, (which sells for one dollar
per copy,) can be had well printed on good
paper, for sixteen cents each $16.00 in the
aggresatc. This amount we propose to raise
(to bring on war between the North and the
South in such sums as you and other good
friends of our (treasonable) cause feel dis
posed to subscribe.
In all cases, when convenient, contributors
to the cause (of revolution) will please make
their subscriptions" in the form of drafts, or
certificates of deposit, payable to the order
of Hon. William II. Anthon, No. 16 Ex
change Place, N. Y., our Treasurer and Pis
burscr, who will regularly, through the New
York Tribune (the Abolition Bible) ac
knowledge receipts of the same.
Every person who subscribes ten dollars
or more, will, if timely application be made,
be entitled to a -many copies of the compend
for distribution as he may desire, not exceed
ing the number that the amount of his sub
scription would pay for at net cost
Subscribers names, with the sums several
ly subscribed by them, in all cases where the
amount is ten "dollars or more, will appear
alphabetically arranged, in the latter part of
the compend. .
Correspondence or personal interviews in
relation to this Abolition enterprise, (for the
destruction of the Union and peace of the
States) may be had with any one of the un
dersigned (traitors to the Constitution) who
will be pleased to receive subscriptions in aid
of its speedy consumation. An early re
sponse from'jou is respectfully solicited.
W.M. II. ANTHON, Tretumrer.
16, Exchange Place, New York.
S. E. iSEWALll Boston, Mass.
S. PADDLV.FOKD. Providence.
W. B. THOMAS, Philadelphia.
W. McCAULEY, Wilmington.
Wm. GUKNNISON, Baltimore.
L. CLEPHANE, Washin-rton.
C. M. CLAY, White Hall.
F. P. BLAIK, Jr., St Louis.
APPEAL OF C. W. ELLIOT AND OTHERS.
The undersipmed having been appointed a
committee in New York, to aid in the circu
lation of Mr. Helper's book, on the plan
proposed above, beg leave to recommend the
subject to the public and ask their co-operation
(in depriving the South of their person
al and State rights. ) Subscriptions may be
sent to the Hon. W. II. Axthov, V. 16.
Exchange Place, New York, directly cr
through either of the undersigned commit
tee C. W. Elliot, David D. Field ; C. A. Tca
bodv, J. A. Brijres, II. H. 3IcCurdy, m.
C. Noves, E. Ketchum, A Wakeman, J.
Kelly, B. F. Manierrc.
MR. SEWARD'8 ENDORSEMENT.
Acbcrn, N. Y., June 28, 1857. .
CmtJemen I have received from you a
copy of vour recent publication, entitled the
"Impending Crisis of the South," and have
read it with deep attention. It seems to me
a work of great merit, rich, (in misrepresent
ing the South) vet accurate in statistical in
formation and logical analysis, and I do riot
doubt that it will exert a great influence (in
misleading the public mind) on the subjects
of truth aud justice.
I am gentlemen, very IJft, Iour
obedient servant, Wm. H. SEW ARB.
We, the undersigned, Members of the
House of Representatives of the National
Congress, do cordially endorse the opinion
and approve the enterprise set forth in the
foregoing circular: Schuyler Colfax, Anson
Burlin?ame, Owen Lovejoy, A. 1( granger,
I). I). Morgan, G. A. Grow, J. R. G iddings,
E. Wade. C. C. Chaffee. A II. Kelsey,
W. A. Howard. H. Waldon, I. Sherman,
G. W. Palmer, D. W. Gooch, II. L. Dawes,
vode, C. C. Washbume, S. G. Andrews,
A. B. Olin. S. Dean, N. B. Diirfec, L. B.
Pottle, DeWitt C. Leach, J. F. Potter, T.
Davis, (Mass.) J. F. Farnsworth, U. L.
Knapp, R. E. Fenton, P. Bliss, M.AV.
Tapnan, C. Case, T. Davw, (Iowa) J. Pike,
II. E. Boyce, I. I). Clawson, A. S. Munay,
R. B. Hall, V. B. Horton, F. II. Morse,
D. Kilgore, W. Stewart, S. R. Curtis, J.
M. Wood, J. M. Parker, 8. C. Foster, C.
J. Gilman, C. B. Hoard, J. Thompson, J.
W. Sherman, W. D. Brayton, J. BufSnton,
O. B. Matteson, R, Mott, G. R. Cobbins,
R P. Walton, J. Wilson, S. A. Purnance,
F. E. Spinner, S. 3L Burroughs.
A fund for circulating 100,000 copies gra
tuitously: It is believed that this testimo
ny of a Southern man. born and reared
L S. Morrill, L Washburne, jr., i. a. iin?
ham, Wm. Kellogg, E. B. Washburne, B.
v iv.l" Tt Tnmnkms. J. Uo-
generally listened to nd profoundly heeded,
(and therefore more apt to deceive the peo
ple and accomplish our object,) than are
equally able and conclusive works written by
a Northern man. And it is very desirable,
therefore,, that a cheap compend of its con
tents, fitted for gratuitous circulation, le
now made and generally diffused in those
States Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Indiana
and Illinois which are to decide the Presi
dential contest in 18oD.
James Kelley, Chairman State Central
Committee, Horace Greely, B. S. Hcarick,
J. A. Kennedy, J. Jay,TWeed, M. Spring,
J. C. Underwood, A. Wakeman, "W . H.
Anthon, W. C. Bryant, T. D. Smith, R.
In aid of the general fund for circulating
100, 000 copies of the work in hand, suIh
scriptions up to the 15th of June 1859,
aniount to about $3,700, of which the fol
lowing, as will respectively appear, have
been received in sums of from fclO to $250:
Beers, AbncrNew York city, $10. Bon
ney, B. W. do $100. And so follow the
names and sums till $3,700 is secured. But
we have not room to give each name and the
amount contributed to this disunion "enter
prise," and work of destruction! Such .is
the record, however, and we now ask, in all
candor, whether these men, the leaders of
the Abolition party, who endorsed and cir
culated the above boolc, are not morally, be
fore High Heaven, responsible for the revo
lution and bloodshed which has followed?
If they really intend 3d to carry out their
threatened designs, when they got into pow
er, then every man can see why the South
took such steps as she thought would insure
her safety. If they did not intend to carry
out these threats, they are none the less re
sponsible, for they convinced and alarmed
the South that they did intend to carry them
out. There is, therefore, no escape for them
as being justly and mainly responsible for
bringing on the late civil war, They did do
this, and the object was to divide the Un
ion, and remain in power, and for this party
purpose they oppose the President's recon
struction policy now.
Can the people be nay longer deceived as
to who are justly responsible, before God,
for our late horrible, f ratricidal and devasta
ting negro equality, civil war, and all the
sorrowful consequences that have followed
in its bloodj train? 1 think not"
In confirmation of the truth of thi black
and damning record, I refer the reader to
anti-Abolition tracts iNo. 3, pages 18, 19,
20, 21 and 22, and the Helper incendiary
publication, as cited alove.
A BITTER LESSON.
"Don't sro, Helen. Can vou not for once
sacrifice your pride to your husband's happi
ness I It may save j-ou j-ears ot regret and
.No ; Lharles is unreasonable, Annie,ana
will show him that I am not a child to be
driven by frown into his way and wishes."
The young wife's beautiful face wore a
hard, determined expression, as she stood
before the long mirror in her elegant dress-
ing room, Listening a spray ot scarlet nowers
in her Mack hair. Ihe pontic eyes ot a nnd-
dle-aged lady regarded her sorrowfully, for
Mrs. Tilbury was not naturally willful or un
amiable, as she saw in her present action the
result of her brother's mistaken policy, in
refusing to accompany his wife to a brilliant
evening party which Hie had set her head
upon attending. He wa domestic and home
loving in his disposition, while she was gay
and lively ; but she had ever deferred to his
wishes, and sacrificed much for his pleasure.
L-mortunately, the loninnr to co out in the
olden way had proved so strong as to cause
her to plead lor the indulgence, and he had
refused her without any reasonable grounds
for that refusal. She was made to teel that
he was selfish in the action, and her proud
spirit rose up in rebellion against what she
came to regard almost jjs tyranny, in the ex
citement of the moment There had been
sharp, bitter words for the first time in the
course of their married life, and each felt
sorely aggrieved. The result was the non
appearance of Mr. Tilbury at the usual din
ner hour, and the firm resolve of his wife to
go without him, and against his will Miss
Tilbury, who was residing with them an
only sister, an invalid, and a quiet, gentle,
intelligent woman had seen and heard all
with a heavy heart, clearly perceiving the
dangerous ground on which those two j'oung
people were standing. Knowing how vain
it was to strive with her brother's will when
he had declared his purposes, she turned to
Helen, hoping; an appeal to her better nature
might accomplished the desired effect. But
she had mistaken the strength of Helen's
will when the latter iinngincd herself wrong
ed, and might as well have appealed to the
stars to descend, as to entreat the j-oung wife
to leave her purpose now. The curled, rig
id lip the steadfast, glowing eye spoke a
spirit aroused not easy to quell.
"But Helen, dear, think whatyou hold in
your hands. As a woman, the arbitress of
a loving man's fate, you are too wholly re
sponsible to act, lightly or wUfullv without
counting what may be the cost. In all dif
ferences of feeling even when men are most
unreasonable, it is the woman's place to yield,
where so much is at stal e. I know Charles
so well that I tremble for the result He
will never get over it."
"I can understand, A nnie, how. natural it
is for you to take part with your brother
against me in this matter. He is your broth
er, and has always -ruled your yielding,. plas
tic nature to his will. I am not like you. If
I have been the slave of his wishes, it was
because I loved him too well to set myself
so. He has presumed u;?on his power to de
prive me of the most harmless enjoyments.
I have been cut off frorji society like a nun,
and had the mortification of knowing that
my old friends comment upon it to my hus
bands detriment In permitting it I do him
a wrong as well as myself, and it shall be so
no longer. I do not so much care fo go out
as you may think, though I do often long
for change from the constant quiet after so
gay a life as I have been accustomed to. If
Charles would go with me, I should feel so
proud of him noble, handsome as he ap
pears ! But here I have been for more than
a year, spending evening after evening at
home, without any kind of amusement He
does not even think of taking me to the op
era, which I love passionately. If I hint it,
he places my music before me and tells me I
can sing and play as well as those Italians or
Germans, who torture masic-loving souls
with .their labored efforts at acting without
ability to succeed. For society, Thave you
with your crotchetj and your brother with
his newspaper, which hi never cares to read
aloud I V ere this not a constant daily
thing, I certainly would not complain. As
it isl cannot longer refrain. His frown and
disapprobation nave too long kept me in
chains JSow I Dec6in3 myself, and , break
them in defiance of his unreasonable clis-
at all, or make some sacrifice for my gratifi
cation, I must look toothers for what he re
fuses me. Jenny, ring and ask if brother
Arthur is waiting in the parlor."
Miss Tilbury sighed wearily. The long
speech which 5lrs. Tilbury had just uttered
wan not devoid of truth. There should not
be srerifice all upon one side and selfishness
upon the other, she knew too well. But she
was fully conscious also that her brother had
not meant to be selfish. If Helen would
allow herself to be influenced in the matter,
now that trouble had arisen, she felt per
suaded that Charles would see his error and
appreciate his wife's forbearance ; while, on
the contrary, if she persisted in her course,
the breach might be irreparable. With a
very heavy heart she heard the arrival of Mr.
Arthur Orton announced, and saw Helen
sweep toward the door with the step of a
queen. One great pang forced her to follow
and make a last appeal,
"Oh, Helen, yomrillfo ?"
"Y'es, Annie, I will go."
"The young wife paused and turned a roy
ally beautiful haughty face to her sister-in-law.
The anguish in the gentle woman's
eyes softened her a little, and she hesitated a
moment Then she rc-crossed a room, put
one little jeweled hand over Miss Tilbury's
shoulder, and kissed the pale cheek.
"Do not worry and look so miserable, An
nie. Am I going to commit a crime, that
you should dread what I do ? Charlesjnust
be taught what is due to his wife, if he will
not see for himself. Do not sit up long, but
go to bed in peace. I will not be out very late.
Now, good-night, dear, silly sister."
Tears rained over that sister's cheeks, and
the beautiful vision glided away, not happi
ly, but with that proud spirit of defiance
and wilfulness that brings its own punish
ment As she entered the parlor, her broth
er exclaimed in rapture at her appearance,
and his eyes danced with pride and fondness
as he thought of the admiration she must
win. No man entered the brilliant drawing
rooms of the great man of the town that
night with such feelings of contentment as
swelled in Arthur Orton's breast The tem
porary sense of anger Mr. Tilbury's refusal
had caused him when his sister apprised him
of her need of him as all escort, faded away
in the delight of the sensation he created
with so lovely a vision before him. It was
a failing of the Ortons to take inordinate
f ride in family beauty and gentle blood.
Vom this one weakness had arisen errors
that had marred the happiness of more than
one of the unfortunately gifted rat. -
And yet it is not to be wondered at if his
head erected itself more triumphantly, or
her cheek kindled as they moved through
the crowd, hearing upon all sides the com
ments and exclamations her beauty excited.
Her re-appearance in society was in itself a
note-worthy event Indies so unusually
handsome are seldom known to give up all
the attractions of the world for a quiet fire
side, and her retirement had occasioned no
little wonder. Now the re-appearance of an
acknowledred belle, more beautiful than in
her first year as a ih lmt'tnlr, drew scores of
eager and curious and pleased friends around
In a short time her tablets were filled, and
she found herself in the bewildering saloon,
frliding through the dance, under a blaze of
ights and ravished by the sound of entranc
ing music. Her eyes burned, her lips wreath
ed with smiles while the soft glow on her
checks deepened to vivid crimson. In the
pleasure of the hour, all her unhappy fecl
mes passed away, and she was joyous Nev
er liad she been so witty and brilliant, never
so courted, admired, surrounded, flattered.
It was all like a bewildering dream, a fairy
scene of eastern splendor and delight
"Mrs. Tilbury, is it iiossible this can be
ou?" A tall statclv eentleman had made
lis way to her side, and bent over her hand,
with courtly grace. He had once been her
admirer, and report had coupled her name
with his as her most favored suitor, a fact
which had given her much pain, for he was
too unprincipled and calculating with all his
wealth, polisn and refinement, to win a heart
like hers. Many eyes were ujon the pair
now, conscious of the past in relation tothem,
and she was comielled to appear cold and
unmoved in fear of misconstruction, even
while she trembled in every limb.
"Yes, it is I indeed," the laughed, "Were
you at a loss to recognize me ? Fie, I had
not thought to be so soon forgotten."
In her effort to appear at ease, she had
said the very thing she ought not to have
"Not forgotten." he murmured. "I was
but surprised, for you have so long foresworn
society. How could you be so cruel ? Or
rather, how could Mr. Tilbury be so selfish
as to rob us of our queen ? Some valiant
champion of society's claims should call him
What a pang shot through her heart. Did
this man dare to imply a reproach in his
speech about her husband. Was the old
leaven of his fierce jealously at work to mete
out an. ungenerous revenge for the disap
pointment she had caused him in weddinjr
another and a better man ? Already the spell
was fading and the intoxicating cup was ting
ed with bitter drops. From another those
words might have sounded meaningless bad
inaee ; from him they could not be so ; and
as she trembled more violently with involun
tary resentment, his full.fixeo. eye merciless
ly rested on her flushed face. She had not
expected or thought of this trial ! And now
sprang in her heart the longing for that fire
side she had abandoned so wilfully its safe
ty, security and peace !
"Will you take mv arm for a promenade,
Mrs. Tilbury? Youook warm.'
She could not decline, and placed her gloved
hand reluctantly upon his sleeve. I le quiet
ly drew the little member to a firmer resting
plaee, and walked on ignoring her agitation,
and talking, animatedly on indifferent topics
until she regained confidence. With her
confidence, pride returned, and a sort of so
phistical vein of reasoning with it which stifl
ed the thought of going away. How silly
she was ! Did not her position as Charles
Tilbury's wife furnish her sufficient protec
tion ; and was not her own brother near her,
to shield her from misconstruction ? Better
if she had not thought thus ? Far better if
she had followed the first natural impulse
that rose in this man's presence, and fiod the
scene at once.
"Helen, you had better shun that man,"
whispered Arthur once as he passed near
and found an opportunity to speak unheard.
"His devotion excites comment !"
Mrs. Tilbury lifted her head hanshtOy.
"Arthur I This from you! Am I first that
people should dare to comment upon my ac
tions T Have I not the blood of the Ortons
in my reins ? I am not a conrette or a cow
ard, and I defy the world, if it dares to crit
icise ray actions;"
"Oh, child, be careful ! Such a spirit can
do you harm only not good. Your Orton
pride and courage i will t?otjhroynjrr::-
dal. I am your brother and a man of the
world. Be advised by me."
Evidently he was a man of the world, for
he covered his earnest words by only a slight
show of brotherly attention, aud laughingly
Mrs. Tilbury had a great deal of natural
delicacy and tact, with which she managed
without seeinine intent, to keep Mr. Hudson
at a distance. If sometimes he got near her
after that warning from Arthur, she made
him retire in spite of himself, and leave her
to others, a course which galled him exceed
ingly, the more so as he knew that his pres
ence inwardly chafed her, and he was unman
ly enough to delight in a triumph born of
her fears of public opinion.
But the battle was a severe one, and in
tensely wearied her. She longed to escape,
and looked around for Arthur that she might
ask him to take her home. At that moment
Mr. Hudson was irf conversation with a lady
at a little distance, and had not his watchful
glance upon her. Wishing to escape with
out being noticed by him, she gleamed
through tlie crowd eagerly.
"For whom are j'ou looking ?" asked a
gentleman with whom she had just finished
"My brother. Ah I see him over there
by the folding doors. Will you be good
enough to conduct me to him ? '
"Shall I not bring him here ?"
"O, no! I prefer to walk. These rooms
are hot, and it is nearer the conserva
tories." They made their way through the crowd
till they came near him, when suddenly Mr.
Orton disappeared. They followed and
caught sight of him as he parsed on to the
green-house with a lady on his arm. Mr.
"Shall we disturb him?" he asked.
"I think not this moment. Please to
leave me here on this chair. I feel like rest
ing, and when he returns he will be sure to
see me. I am much obliged and will not
detain you longer."
He would have lingered, bnt the tone and
manner deferred him. With a low bow he
withdrew and left her alone. Through the
open door came the low splash of a fountain
and the odor of spicy plants. She could not
resist the desire to enter the delightful
place and rest under the leafy shadow, and
so arose and glided swiftly within the conser
vatory. "I shall see Arthur as he goeslcck," she
said to herself, "and I am so weary."
She dropped upon a rustic chair and lean
ed her hot brow against a marble vase which
stood ujKrti a pedestal. A shower of rich,
petals tell over her as she did so, breathing
their rich fragrance all around her. Amid
the cool freshness and beauty, she sat and
thought thought regretfully of the step she
had taken, wishing that the had possessed
the power to stifle pride and spare herself
thisheavy heart -ache.
Ah, Helen, not yetis thy lesson complete !
Not yet is the cup more than tasted which
contains the bitter draught .
"Helen, why do you fly me?"
The young wife started up with a cry,
striving vainly to shake the hot, close grasp
of 31 r. Hudson's fingers from her hand.
"Be still," he said in low concentrated
tones. -'for you must hear me. 1 see how it
is. You are not happi' with your despotic
husband. He shuts vou from the world as
he would imprison a captive, and wastes your
superb beauty on senseless walls. He is
jealous of you, and wrongs you with his want
of confidence. Where is j-our womanly
(nde, that you submit to it? Oh, Helen,
lad you leen mine it would not have been
thus. A jewel so rare and beautiful I
thould have been nroud to wear before all
men, and I should so exalt myself in the
honor ot your possession, no thought or
jealousy could ever enter my mind. He
never loved you as I did as I do still and
Helen struggled, threw up her hands and
sank like a crushed thing to the ground.
This man's words had seemed to wither and
blast her. Thev had struck her dumb with
indignation, and lefore she could break the
speil, a pale face gleamed throutrh the leafy
covert letween them and the door. That
pale faee and those gleaming eyes which
seemed to blaze upon her. instantly disap-
tearcd, and as Charles Tilburv turned his
iack to hasten from the spot, his wife sank
senseless at Mr. Hudson's ieet
He had not been quite prepared for this,
and for a moment knew not what to do.
But the first thing that occurred to him, was
to dash water in her face. Seeing nothing
near to convey any in to the lady, he dipied
his handkerchief hastily in the little foun
tain, and applied it to the white face. She
stirred, gasped, struggled and sat up. He
raised and supported her with his arm, not
daring to speak, and by the dim light she
saw his face as she looked up in bewilder
ment Instantly the color ru.-hcd back to
her white lips, and with an imperious ges-
r , Wx 1 "
ture, she wrung nersciiirommsgrap, sweep
ing from the place with the air of an insult
ed empress. He could not see how she
trembled, or hear her heart beat with the
sudden weakness that had been the result of
her illness ; he only saw the proud carriage
of the beautiful head the fierce flash, of
the blazing eyes.
Straight through the crowd to her brother
she made her way, and placed her hands
upon his arm.
"Arthur, I am ill. Take mc home."
lie looked down at her in alarm, as well
he might, for already the blood had again
receded, leaving her as pallid as snow.
"Why what is it? What has happen
ed?" "Take me home," she gasped, "and ask
me no more questions." .
In a few moments he had place-rher in
her carriage and prepared to follow her. She
put out her hand."
"Stay here, Arthur, and do not come with
me. 1 a--k it as a great favor, and you must
obey my wishes."
"Why, Helen, what is the matter?
"I simply do not want you. Let me go
home alone, and at some early date I will
tell vou why. Now good night.
The carriage drove away, and the bewil
dered man stood looking after it in amaze
"What is theieason that all women will
be enigmatical?" he muttered discontented
ly. "I never saw Helen in such tantrum.
Sick and will not let me take her home. By
Jove, if that Hudson has had anything to do
with this I will cane him within an inch of
In some excitement he returned to the
drawing-rooms and passed them in search of
that gentleman. It was with a deep sense
of rehef that he found in the room farthest
from the conservatory, quietly seated beside
a lady with whom he was conversing in calm
serenity. II anything had oocurred between
him and his sister, he would not sd soon have
been there and so cooly engaged. He had
forgotten that irien of the world are inctst
speaking. Satisfied upon this point, he
came to the conclusion that it was merely a
woman's whim and dismissed it from his
thoughts, lingering for half an hour longer
in the parlor ere he took his departure.
Meanwhile Mrs. Tilbury, liad reached
home, and hastened up to her room. Had
her husband ecn there, she would have
humbled herself atonce, thrown herself upon
his mercy and acknowledged her fault; but
the room was silent and the gas burned dim
ly. She could hear the heavy throbbing of
her own heart with painful distinctness as
she restlessly paced back and forth. What
had become of Charles? Why had he not
returned? She expected to find him there,
and furiously angry, but now a new and ter
rible fear arosea fear that he had lingered
to demand satisfaction of her cowardly in
sulter, and that something dreadful would
arise out of it There was no one whom she
could send and jf there had leen how could
she give directions by which her husband
could be found? It was a trying hour.
Truly was she now beginning to taste the
bitter cup of repentance.
Back and forth she paced with hands clasp
ed together in speechless anguish. The tiara
that bound her night-black hair fell off and
lay in a glittering heap at her feet, but she
did not need it Jewels flashed from her
arms and bosom glowed in her dress, spark
led on her fingers, but their owerful beauty
had no charm now to still the anguish of her
heart. A picture of splendid misery she
swept up and down the long room, scorning
the peerless beauty that had given her pride
out of which pride had sprung the evils
which brought her to this strait
"Oh, my God," she prayed fervently,
"save me the consequences of my folly.
"Save my husband from harm and from
rashness. The fault is all mine. Let the
Eunishment come upon me, but not through
im, my husband! Oh, Charles! Charles!"
She fell upon her knees beside a chair,
burying her face in the cushion, smothering
the sobs that rose wildly in her throat and
struggled for utterance.
Hours passed. The gray dawn was dis
pelling the darkness of night, when the
strained ear of the young wife caught the
sound of a cautious step ascending the stair,
she sprang to her feet breathlessly and wait
ed his entrance. In a moment he came in,
his hands and linen covered with blood!
"Charles! Charles! oh, my God, have you
The words rang in a wail through the grand
"No; you need not be alarmed madam.
I have only caned him as he deserved. I
had to wait a long time before I could catch
him, but when I did so, I gave him a sou-
rnnii- iA' tli! tiiolird tiillv lii t-ri-ill npvpr fr-
V. ...... ... m J ..V ..-v.... '
get. So pitiful a poltroon I would never
stoop to tight. Caning was all he was enti
tled to at the hands of an honorable man."
Helen's eves flashed. Before he was
aware of her intention her arms were around
him, her kisses on his face.
"Oh, Charles, mv darling! thank you!
I am glad, glad ! All that 1 feared was ill to
you. If he had injured you I should have
murdered him ! Oh, that he should dare to
to utter such words to me!
He held her from him sternly.
"I charge you as you value our future, to
tell me truthfully if you did not know Cle
ment Hudson was to be at Mrs. Uurton s to
"No; as I live, I did not know he was in
America. V hen did I ever stoop to I alse
hood that vou thould thnsabiure me?"
Mr Tilhiirv ti-mk a hastv turn thronirh
the room. Hh was much disturbed. Finally
he naused and looked at her.
Helen. I cannot be otherwise than open
with you always. 1 have loved you so, I was
iealous of everything. Do you think I did
not know that I wronged your feelings in
keeping you from the world? But you are
f-ooeautuui you cannot neip exciunn admi
ration, and to see a set of contemptible pup
pies following you would make me wretched.
Whener you have mentioned balls, partiesor
operas, it has filled me with lean J 'oubly
so has it been since you spoke ot this one,
and I knew that he would be there. 1
thought you knew it. and my jealous heart
whisjiercd that in this lay the cause of your
obstinate persistence, audi may be pardoned
if agonized me. 1 resolved to follow and
see for myself. Was what I did see calcula
ted to calm my fears or what I heard him
utter to you soothing? Concealed, I watch
ed your returning consciousness, and saw
your manner of leaving him. That saved
my faith in you. By a side door I reached
the street and sawyou leave. Then I watch
ed for him. and castigated him well for the
insult. Oh. Helen. I ought to have killed
him. To think of the words he dared to
utter in your ear!"
"Charles, forgive me! It was my own
wilfulness which brought it uon me. I did
not dream of harm or danger, and I felt only
that you wronged me in your denial to gratify
what I thought an innocent wish. God only
knows what I suffered this night The les
son has 1een enough for a life time, and out
of such folly can come no more .like it."
She bowed her proud, beautiful head upon
his arm, and wept while he put his other arm
around her and pressed a kiss upon her
It was net a lesson foj her only. He had
extracted one as much needed, and in after
time was less scl5h, and more careful of her
wishes. He knew that he had not been blame
less, and in giving her the protection of his
presence, made his own happiness and hers,
by securing her from harm, and ministering
to innocent d'sires. which, however she sel
dom required indulging by going into gay
A TOUNO fellow was taking a s'cigh-ride
with a pretty giil, when he met a Methodist
minister who was somewhat celebrated for
tying the matrimonial knot on short notice.
He stopped him and akcd hurriedly :
"Can vou tie a knot for me ?"
"Ye, said brother B , "when do
you want it done?"
"Well, right away, if it's lawful here in
the highway ?"
"Oh yes, this is as good a place as any
&. eifa4 in trip Church?
"Well then, I want a knot tied in my
horse s tad to keep it out oi me euow i
shouted the wicked wag, as he drove rapidly
away, fearing lest the lninister in his profane
wrath, should fall from grace.
"Pa." said a lad to his father, "I often
read oi people poor but honest ; why don' t
they some times say - ru-h but honest?"
"Tut tut, my son," said the father, "nobody
would believe them."
"When a fellow is too lazy to work, he
paints his name over the door, and calls it a
tavern or grocery, and makes the whole
neighborhood as lazy as himself.
ZSf Of what song are you reminded by
But thisw nice! . . ,Y
Here I am a rich, prosperous, loyal man',
with nothing to do but enjoy myself. E cod !
what a blessmg the war was to me". , It Jail
ed off my poor relations and hjfl me in lUck".
I am worth let me see how touch I am
worth in bonds;
There are of seven-twenties.-..'..'.:.. '...$25,000
There are of six-fortieR..:.:r.;....:... 25,000
And the seven-thirties 2b.,00Ql
And the ten-twenties 25,000
Now, one hundred thousand dollars is
nothing, yet it isuite a little plum. When
the war began I wasn't worth a copper, un
less it was in debts. Now I am well off. But
I am a cunning cuss 1 Didn't I make war
speeches, and denounce Democrats', attd mpl)
"Copperheads," and go it strong tor the
Union? You bet! Ha-ha-ha-ha I . But the
fools are not all dead. Some of them are
that is, they were killed. And didn't I get
the poor people to enUst and,. fight. to prer
serve the Union? Damn the Union, if I
only get office and hold bonds. That's what
makes the cream elevate itself! .. . . t , . i
And then didn't I gd in for bounties ana
go it strong on patriotism ; and play it big
on loyalty? Guess not ! Oh no ! Guess
patriotism don't pay! Look at these little
fellers with figures on the face and these
coupons on the end of them I How are you,
my s-uffering country? i .....
It takes a smart man tor keep out of war
himself and entice others to go. The boun
ties is what fetched em ! Poor foolsl t You
see they went to fight
From all the town, cities and coon tie
To war tney went to (tithe bounties I
gome were killed
Aad some wera wounded I
8ine were shot
And come were drowned!
And some, when "this cruel &ar was
over, came bade l had a larm. i. sold it
and put my money in ' bonds. Bonds .beat
farms ten to nothing ! And I speculatedln
"things. And 1 sold stuff to the soldiers.
And I got their bounty money on shares.
And I filled town quotas, and made' a nice
little haul by that. And 1 put my cash in
bonds. . 1 1 i
Bonds are jiistrjld rosewood with gDt edge.
Let me see. 1 hive how one hundred thou
sand dollars in Government bonds. How I
love .my Government! It is Ihe best the
sun ever shone on These bonds average
me eight per cent interest id gold.,. Eight
per cent on one hundred thousand dol
lars is just eight thousand. And I get it
in gold, worth thirty-five to forty-five per
cent premium. This makes in greenbacks
the snug little sum of eleven thousand dol
lars round numbers.
And the beauty cf it ia I don't have one
cent of taxes to pay.
' it nice t i ,
This in the best Government the world
ever saw. Rich nicii hold bond poor men,
pay them. The tax-gatherer don t bother
me. It don't cost me one red cent to let
me see ! . .
To pay state expenses 1 .
To pay government expenses 1
To pay county taxes !
To pay citv taxes! ,
To pay village taxes!
To iay town taxes !
To pay school taxes 1
To pay road taxes !
To pay poor taxes !
To pay for building churches, school
houses, bridges', railroads, improvements or
even interest ! , ;
I am one of the supporters of this govern
ment ! ( iood thing ! If it had not been fcrr
such loud-mouthed, stay-at-home guards, the
war never would have been ended. Ana the
soldiers' bounties ! E'cod that is the best
joke of the season: .
You see we r iscd them by taxation of
course; And. we taxed the property the
real estate of the town. And we issued
town bonds, city bonds, county bonds, state
londs, and every other kind cf bonds. And
we sold 'em dog cheap to get the money to
1ay bounties. And us fellows bought the
Mnds at a discount. And we gave the "vol
unteers" money to go to war. And while
they were gone we had a good time. And
we sold our farms cheap to the wives of the
soldiers. And wc got our bounty money all
And better still ! The soldiers came back
from war and now are working to pay the
taxes to pay interest on my bondsl
' it nice f
The d d fools went to war, and now
come back and work like dogs to pay as
the interest on the bonds we sold to give
them money. Thru am laying thcmclces
fir getting shot at. Bully for vm bond'
holders l .
And now they work to pay the interest.
When they get used to it we'll make 'em
pay the principal too ! What a good gov
ernment this is 1
This war didn't cost nic one cent. .1 didn't
spill a drop of my blood but key-rhisti
how I did bawl out against the Democrats !
And now I sit in my parlor I smoke my
cigars I drink my wine I enjoy myself,
and have no taxes to jay. Look at that
poor cuss across the creek 1 He a'int worth
a thousand dollars, vet he poor dog, is iii
debt, aid pays half his earning in taxes.
He i ays all the taxes, and then his wife sells
butter, ergs, woolen yarn, milk vegetables
and such little things she wants, to get the
money to put in the bank to pay me the in
terest on my one hundred thousand dollars,
as it fdls due every three months . . .
You see this is financial science I Poor
men support the Government, pay all the
taxes, make us richer, do all the fighting.
Us bond-holders, office-holders and such pa-
triots, do the figuring, get the offices, the
money, and have a good time bf it
Now I eat fine food, while that poor cross
over the way eats coarse. Ana 1 wear
broadcloth, he wears patches. And my wife
flaunts her silk ana swings her balmor&l
skirts under the nose of that poor man's
wife, for I am a rich, taxless bondholder, and
he is the poor cuss who supports the Gov
ernment and me too.
Work away. you poor fools. Toil your
fingers to the bone, and die poor men for
my sake. The war was a God-send to
thieves, swindlers, coward1', stay-at-home
patriot?, abolition Agitators, Republican
office-holders, robbers, and, in fact, all of pur
crowd of Union voters. Dam the Viuotl.
if we can only hold bond's and offices, and
Keep the people in poverty.
Guess this wasn't a rich man's war guess
not And I guess ydu foUcs dasn't gd for
equal taxation or repudiation fdf it's wrong
to injure us chaps who support the. Govern
I"" A flash of lightning in New Orleans,
the other day, shivered the crystal of a lady's
watchr4n her belt, without injuring hex;
arid a hurricane in the night moved a house '
Bevea feet from ite foundation witiout atrakv