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HO CAUGHT A TARTAR
itat. was a physician, a widuwer,
~f)wu children Ilia quiet Louie
tie charge of a housekeeper
„ l i,a year, and as tie evenings be
A i,tll the wintry winds sounded
uotes t hrough the leaflees
I.llore sensibly tu alias the
+etaleaneute I an unbrokeu home
think scriuusly vl tilling the vacant,
i e .ip,te ale advice of hit elders an
I, had married too young and as a
found himself at thirty with a
v upon his hands, au income some
r more preearious ibao be could
i Still was handsome m a p,
among the ladies, and posses
itot professional reputation I: d.• r
,tances ambition whispered that it
tr ry fyr him to e.intract
"Am., I i,arry off some dashing lady
'Winn- -liquid allay his pecuniary
ni,r bit beauty, her wit, anti tas.r
sof , . Low the envy of all the town
s justice, be did out draw ou his
tit these details: they were stkit.
ready made in the person of Nlitis
ikel) whose apparent age was
haul, 1., knew a 'little eAtagr
rteb iwered amid tomes and
clumps of evergret u, Khrrr
Niiretut ni id 4,one-stk. reateo nod
. ) . y .f a witi,.*,d
llt,.pa•l Huai Idol of the ...mill ,m.. 1 ,•
.‘1 Awl *emu I,.:arteti peoph• with whom
.41,1 it LIM: •d, , h e had WWI. 11 lb.
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,J• i far, lu di•pupitiuu, mud thee
w. i r luipieAitow !bat
ow , had had much to d.. with
trYi I,r:us warred Utr
uu•l 1.0u.r eUdt”trillentS,
11 •) baka u.,tu to him r p,rti..111.....
414.c0m title U.. Win WS.. II Ael.l
daily fur funds
,-November evening the .I“etor
r..und of most versitotoi
uuJ t..a ti,t reedy, the howl, k r , i. e r
the I.llll.lreu in tt ars lit
Ark, rem•.ved (be ehilaieu
Irtvl•I inisdemeaner; Slid short
the hou.ekeeper irritated et
rk 'he doctor's slammed the doot
)d retired to her roma
tr tiloEle t I. uwu weditatiotte,
t,r}- twurslly to soliloquimg, awl
.1") much the tubi of the
sL I, L„0 ovntinually the
thiwtslile lilr to tLit, to lead It will
I wr and wy elsildreu noon, that is
but t., uitud it 9 Tbe tiutli of the
I uftt t warry a fortsrue
by day with Jun. 'rtiere's
hasu I been paid tbrae ail mouths
uetor - hill is about due, and the
'be mortgage on this house uimt be
as L To he sure, with the right
~ I ..ell these these things could
la it,. eourse of time; but a
the his,' i'f internal affair's, isn't
-ren that, neither, I have
, are oil women like Amy --
v l O a good wife t..) air; but then
lair married her when I did
I Lair. waited awhile,
headlong into-I know nut
-iper,etier in a dear school, but
4,4 t bra watch w.irth talking
wiiusand, at least, I suppow,
11., tut man who.irlestunsta etionkh
tier wit, Aid the queenly air
, 1 dues good to tee her walking ,
" 1 - ,1 Lead u p, and such a buat ! and I
ILI tail" ) teorniog the ground she
nit) ba) Du.li women are apt to have
lilt I 'hit lull nonsense; betides,
4 itti 14 a ' ittle spieit of the right
Lrt L.llott beset lees, that's all noun
l'-' 1 •• , ) • late As, +heart, only every
k tL, ru lay
bin band uyotr•it
•pot in a woutsu's heart
I..nr lot! laid) wound to among the
) cab misuser the proudest
1 9 1 ' 1 ""s bits a nort of weakness
Ili Is - it this long
11 :` 'Lae belts V.* I ,hall
411 L. I, !Larry be t
Pau.tAkind I Alla & Viatou of the
And it• fairer l'utnaten flitted serwi
lie in -
Kai a •re lt
eply pensive and 1
toted his dark eye
abut!. I ) ,haa' that will
LA , L., NI 1 uto
41 )Gtatu luf awhile; alba
' t "'' 1 4 1 a -utlect reaolutiuu,
'I Irra)s,l tout-elf for a walk. nod
11,4 ' u fit rt Wan ior the
'hu.,l .1 Nloterva Flair
.wp r , s-~ u Ilse doctor it seemed
th w.. hrougtir house to pro.
Wtol, Ar,r h•s. hotesehold
'l,ttoo-.1 •L. titer, even uu his wetl•
I "' " 1 , 11 -uprt usely blest; - trot
ho I, o g hle drop bitterness
!..tei sheet he saw his baudstnie
t. L. r n ot r.tr rod divest herself
twl.e teeth rod tat, or
t..d• I lour These -light opera
r L. vta•triug off of a rout 01
l Wad. r wrought quite a trout.
uoilul ‘ll.. !tali tloe worn
i t ''r ‘lrs ithrop war gulag a
1511, 4...1 L, r Irege lord to supply
.per 4 t.. 1) .rr)," replied the duettret
4" 'L.. u,ortoutr
I ' l Li,. 'toe, pout Jilfrifif liar ossurt•
1 hs••io•tilug, .well") boa to tee
1 .01 •..4't hall as laeisatiog,
44• pretty reply to make to my
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Ant request for inosej; daub/Jai this is may
the commeocemeit of the Uinta which I shall
be called spoil to elitism."
The doctor was a little ebagrised, aid replied
"very likely, wisdoms; for whet 1 suesied you I
expected you to had yourself is pis mosey "
You did, eb?" she rewind. "So yes user
tne for my money, did yes? sad yeti have
the impudenoe to tell me of it to my face, too; actu
ally before the hooey moon is over IL is shame
ful, si)i; perfectly outrageou4."
The doctor strove to spelogisa; but the virago
had the advantage' of him, and she continued to
pour out the torrent of invective. long after be
had placed the door between tbeni,and was burry.
tog dowu the street As Ibis Boone but eom
mowed at the breakfast table, its effect upon the.
children, who were pretreat, can be better imag
ined than described That day the doctor took
Use paws to ascertain the amoutit of Mu Wid•
ibi "•fortune " it turned out to 0.)611101.
the interest of five thousand pouods, wbiob seas•
rd ■t her death Subsequent discoveries proved
to him that, as the result of the lady's 'strive
poet, her account at the banker's was usually
The delightsomeness of the doctor's evenings
at home may be imagined Generally his re
wore* after tea •as the newspaper or a book; or
if the household atmosphere was too stormy, be
betook himself to a small supper roows,‘-whieti
wa4 usually denominated his study %Wig
there unn evening, while she was entertain iog
two ur three fascinating young friends in the
parlor, he beard s timid koook at the door, and
his little golden haired Amy entered; his first
born, his pet, the namesake of his early love -
-She led her younger brother by the band, and
both were crying
The doctor's heart iris touched Hy some
strange forgetfulness, be seemed never, till this
moment, to have taken into eminitteration the
claims of his children in the eboiee of a step.
mother for them Now, as if in a magic glass,
the emit mity of his conduct in this respect was
up before him. Stretching out his hands, he
said tenderly, "Come here, Amy darling, and
tell me what grieves you." Site glided gently
into his embrace, and Harry climbed 'wink/telly
to/16 father's knee
Please, Papa„." said Amy, timidly, "is the
uew mother to be always our mother: ur will
she go way, by-atid•by, as our own mamma did"
The doctor's eyes filled with tears, and be in
quired with a ebokiug voice, "Why do you ask
me such a question, my dear?"
Because, if she is only to stay here • little
while, I will try to be good and patient till sbe
gone," replied Amy; "but, oh Papa, I hope
she will out be here Kiwi,"
Spirit of the gentle, fitted Amy! were thou
nog near to watch the upwelling of that
hug L.lutaberiug fountain of paternal tenderness?
11,..er, closer, to his heart he held the dear off
,priug of his ytipthful love, sod asked "What is
it darling? Tell Papa what the new
io,itier has done •'
Oh! it is tuauy things, Pa' a, replied Amy
'•First ot all, she don't love me and Harry.
I sum sure she dou't; fur she 'colds us ao, and
me) • su.•b cruel (Wogs; calls us 'beggar'. brats"
Does that mete our own mummer'
Go on, ay dear," •ud the dotor "What
" Then ehe wakes us rat to the uureery, you
Tut, doeior's bears reproviehed Lira fur ever
L.. lug ooOtlentod to 016. arrangement
• Aud .Le only gives us dry bread and little
of pie uud cake that ere left; because she
.4 ) , slow 'bat ,be ban b.•eu cheated tutu 'marry
tug a be gpt, +Le must be • e.luochical
Toe s ,eloetor thought 1 , 1 i near set of expeuNtre
. rtw,Ary brought Gump that morning, anti sighed
" But that tM nut all, Papa. She trike ii-;
there? awl the little uue etripp, , l up be r
baby brother'a sleeve, aud nhowe.f th. mark.
upuu arm Aud th.•.,u were A 111 (1111 ,
01.1 ' I we• ' gr.wited the
For half au hour he the ehildreu ou Lid
sure and cuwforted thew It s wade 'hew %cry
happy, fur ehildish aorrowd Ilre‘ozbily assusged•
usil 'Lett inking a Laud of each, be led aim
lulu the nursery, and saw :Lew laid 'tau their
quiet be& uur did lie leave thew-, till l o ek,il in
A sweet awl ehildish rwidrave, they Loth slept
ihr ucit morning there wan'a scene It was
coucuienccd by some mild request of the doctor',
with regard to the nursery arrangemert; for the
doctor bad by ma tune learned the fallacy of
his old notions respecting the mac with which a
spirited female may be managed, and he now
actually dreaded cu eucountpr with Mrs Doctor
W tut hrop
" Did he expel. her to trouble herself about
another wetnana brat?" said she "No; be hired
a nursery maid for that—it was none of her
business to be sore, whether be ever paid her or
Out As for the children &mit% to the table
with ber, it was a ridiculous whim, mod as long
as sbe was mistress of that house it should never
be tolerited Of course when they grew up it
wo uld b e dlfferewt; but no slobbering pinafore
babies should ever be seen. at her table "
lam!'' cried the iloocr, enraged at her
impudence, "1 faucied I tuarrietta lady wbeu I
married you, but I see 1 was very much utisi
Ha!" ybr extatrimeJ, with a Laugh of hitter
!wort', "you thought you caught au heiress, but
you way bud ihatead that you —" Ca nyht
" I believe you, ululate," said the doctor; --
mud rising fruin the table, tie went forth to pay
hay professional visits, although at first, be felt
wore inclined to burl sontethiog at her
Such scenes as these were frequently enacted
au the 'luckier establishment, and the children
suffered accordingly. But it would seem that
the geode spirit of their departed mother hover
ed over the household for the proteotion of her
dear children, fur shortly afterwards a malignant
fever broke oat in the neighborhood, and- the
only one that fell a victim to it in that family
the Tartar stepmother. •
Dr. Winthrop now soddenly awoke to his du
-11,,, and from the dream of gain which had an
at.:lied him after the decease of his first wife.
Again was he sitting in the loudly room, and
gazing around in bewilderment. The Bra was
going out io the grate; the candle was wasting
and fluttering upon the table,
sad still, as when
an hour ago he bad fallen asleep, the diem al
November rain best against the 1 windows The
do. tor rubbed his eyes, looked eagerly around
his, and theft fervently' ejaculated, "Thank
fleavenl its only a dream."
The next evening found Dr Winthrop a guest
at Rave Lawn A week later be was the accept
ed suitor of sweet Annie Liatitiogtoo; sod it
was not many mouths before be led her from the
altar a hippy bride.
Rowe pictures, very different from those seen
in his dreams, greet the dieter now of an even.
jog; and under the quiet but cliciatit manage%
meat of hw gentle wife, the wrinkles have dis
appeared froMbis brow, the Dare* from his heart,
sad lie is now a prospeFons and happy man
Ma. Dow, Jr , soya agog the MOOS that met
was mad* atter smirythimg Aar, me ) if he had
Lees tweeted kit.- he would Mee tieweiyed
Almighty with eliding eureetioas.of improie•
eai3 . rall[Pt4
As Hear is the Dead Letter Otet'
From I Il• Illustratod
NV ABILINOTON , Feb 1858.
The Dead Letter Ogee ? Ales, what a maw
Watt* of perished hopes sad chilled memories
is comprehended its these three little words !
How many eager hearts are looking sad longing
for some wk., of answer to the long missive,'
that lie in heaps, with seals unbroken and un
perused, within those usaseive walla at Washing
These thoughts came to my mind as I stood
in the Dead- Letter Office that bright wintry
morning with the yellow sunshine playing ou the
marble floors, and gilding the gray locks of the
old men who were busied in opening the dead
We had bees lortanate enough to procure the
entrec of this establishment thro' special favor
and influence, although as a general thing no
visitors are admitted It was a large, light room,
with two or three desks, at which were seated
aged officials in silent occupatious among literal
drifts of letters. The walls were lined on every
side with hags mall seeks which bad been re
turned full of unclaimed epistles, from myriads
of post offices There might have been fifty or a
hundred of these sacks, and each probably con
tained thousands of letters
"How rapidly you dispose tit them," said I,
watching the lightning speed with which the
clerks tore open the epistles, glanced over them
to see that no drafts, checks, or other important
documents were inclosed, and then drew them
upon an immense heap of opened letters at their
"It is all to habit, ma'am," said the gentleman
nearest sae "We are accustomed to open a cer•
win number daily, and to those who do not un
derstand the expedition and accuracy with which
we work, it would seem almost incredible "
As heispoke, A troy gold ring rolled from the
fold~ of a ruse tinted letter, whose pages were
evidently written over by • delicate female
"A child's ring," be said, taking it up.
"Would you like to look at it, ma'am 9 "
I took it in my hand—it was a fairy circlet of
virgin gold, with the words, 'diary, to F V."
engraved withiu—and wondered who the Mary
wait, and whether the liltle "E V " who Dever
received the tiny gift, was dead or living s Mean.
while the clerk bad been taking a rapid owe of
the signature, direction, die.
"What will you do with it 9 " I inquired, re
turning tlie ring to his care
"We lay all such things aside, Li to, returned
In case they should be called fur ", -
"And are they often redeemed' " '
"Not often—not one in a hundred instances,"
he replied, taking a little gold dollar from be.
anal the seal of another letter, and laying it
carefully on the desk We stood in silence, res
garding the pile of opened letters which was grow
ing higher every moment It was a strange wed-
Lley of sCiles and handwriting Some were ;to
setibed on huge sheets of foolscap in a mariner
that conveyed the impression t i your mind that
the writer must have grasped his pen with both
hands, and gone at the paper as he would dig a
spade into the rani', and folded with a glorious
disregard of geohsetrical precision ; others, again
were daintly written On colored nestle paper, sod
some were in that easy, flowing band that be
speaks energy and refinement of character in the
"Oh, bow I should like ti) r. ad the,- letters!"
...aid I, involuntarily
The official smiled
"That i'.. what all sl u t I,olii, -ay,. Ii would
b, shy •....t imp .-.16!t- to pt o i Ye our ,-haste 641111
the eurt.e.tty ..f the Venial, ...s, if fOrtIIIIMIrIy
, -or nil. , 411 , 1 met pro vet us fr..iu many I, I•iliarp" .
" Hlll do
.1 -I1 u eer r,-..l uu th.. '
"Never, 01.,.• 111 y -,-..ui % , •T y mip..rt.sett, or
4.. , t014t0 ithrio.iirdc , of ammo' It is all we rats
do ro keep up with Ihe Sri I eat of the 41..a.1 mail.
now. If we weie to read one letter in it iiiio•
ilre.l, ar should fie lamentably behind listid; Lie
•Itie., the privie) .it these lets, rs is a poiut 01 .
borer with it. We hsve to worn right to read
them Isere, uute..., it i. necessary, than to pry
into any other personal .eerets
litre one of the clerks leaned over cud bend
ed our compauiiin a tiny package
"From one fir the letters," he arid '' I ttio't
the laity might feel interested in it "
It wits a single earl of golden ba,r, toot with
a bit of pink ribbon, and wrapped in a little
poor of paper, en which was written, "Baby's
1 kuew the history of that 'Ater in mu instant,
thou g h I Lail ties. r looked no its folds I oonld
see the fair young mother parting the sunny
tresses from the infant head, and lacing it, with
half a smile .sod half a tear, within-the closely
written pages that was to gladden the heart of
the faraway husband And be never received
the letter. Perhaps he died under the mighty
shadow of Si ra Nevada , perhaps the turf of
some Missiesi i valley lay cold and close on his
pulselees heart, while she, the faithful wife, was
growiog more, sad, lees hopeful with every day
that brought no answering word
"Baby's hair "' I could not IteAr that the
bright curl should be thrown carelessly among
the hosts of letter ; it seemed like desecration
"May I keep this little look ""
"Certainly, if you like "
And I placed it carefully in my reticule with
tender band I know not where th e sorrowing
young mother's heart is breaking, day by day,
but certain I am that there is an invisible bond
of sympathy between her soul and mine, clasps
ed by a link of coiling, silky gold, "baby's
It would be in vain to attempt to chronicle the
aumerons inelosures which dropped from the
varinue letters which were opened during the
short space of time we stood there Bits of rain
bow colored silk, mot for "patterns," tiny muss
lin collars, newspaper paragraphs, bank notes,
gold, cards, coarsely written messages from little
ones at bows, whose hands were guided by moth
er or sister, so that the absent father, cousin or
brother might have a little letter, and mourner
able other sleeting relies •
"Where do all these letters go when they
bare been opened and examined 7 Are they
, "No • that was formerly the custom, however
We us ed to make great bonfires:Of them, but
aside from the fact that bits of written paper
would alwaysescape from the dames, thus de
straying all privacy is the letters, it was gonad
that nutaY people made it a business to seek
among the ashes for the gold, jewels, etc , which
often escape our notice here and go out in the
openediletters. So now they are all sent to a
paper mill and re-manufactured as writing pa
per. . 4.
We puled tutu another room, where were
many mementoes of the good old days before the
laws of prepaying postage went into elect—
There were two or three hogratooes which had
been sent as "a joke," involving an immense
amount of postage to be paid by some unfortui
Date" who luckily never received the ponderous
packages—a gigantic rag baby, said to have been
sent to softie vinegar faced old maid—it neatly
manufactured nightcap, which some intlignast
old bachelor, same not nseenled, refused a high
dudgeon, to receive, and whiob consequently
found its way here, and a daguerreotype of a
rim man, which had bees cracked across the
cote, and wrathfully dent back by sowe r
damsel, with whom be had quarreled.
31 50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE.
ERIE, SATURDAY MORNING, . MAYI,IBSB.
We asked the Postwiester Gsserel, to Omni
we were introduced, bow it happened tbet all
the employees of the Dead Letter 016ce were
gray haired ttlJ men.
"Because they bare more disenstioui and less
curiosity," he said, smiling. "Yose ger
could not be depended epos; they would probs.
bly read the letters oftener."
"And why don't you employ ladies f l sin
sure they would discharge the ditties admira
"lu.leed," said the Pastmeeter tieneral men
cbievenaly, "I am afraid their ruiosity would
be 4,) ertrewe that the departineait would fall in
to iuextrivable roulusiou, to sey nothing of the
number of secreta,they would (met oat of the
dead letters "
We were so indignant at file horrible and be
reties! opinion that we asked no further question'',
but took oar leave, much grafted with our nov.
el and interesting esperienee in the Dead Letter
Offiiee nt Washington
'About - 1. o'clock, last Sunday morning, says
the Utica Herald, of the Bth leek, a messenger
came to Jailor Baker, in the jail at Watertown,
with the intelligence that a prisoner named
Spencer Wilson was sick, sad wished Mr. Baker
to bring him some medicine Mr B did not
hesitate to attend the prisoner, and brought with
him drink calculated to alleviate his pain
While Mr Baker wu holding the cup for the
consummate villain to think, (for Wilson was
feigning illness) three other prisoners named Ed.
dy, Ward and Missie, stole silently into thel'r oell
in their stocking feet (Mr B's back being to•
ward them) seised him, bore him to the groned,
beet him terribly about the bead and abused him
shamefully One of the wretches stepped on
the throat of the prostrate)silor, while the others
proceeded to gag and bifid him—not, howeiver,
until he bad 'wade sufficient noise to awaken his
wife, who, brave woman, seized a revolver and
stationed herself at the outer door leading into
the hall, where she calmly awaited developments.
Meantime the villains had picked Mr Baker's
pocket of his *wallet, and the prison keys, and
locking him in the cell, coolly proceeded to pre.
pare for departure, estisidering themselves now '
"all hunk. " as the' phrase is: They picked up
their sschels, which were carefully packed, flung
their coats on their arms and proccedwito the
outer door for the purpose of taking leave.—
What was their consternation on looking through
the bole iu the door, sad beholding leveled di
rectly at them, an ugly oonoern with six boles
in the end of it, sod a little white lager calinly
resting on the trigger. " Advance owe stop into
this hall," said the delicate but firm cniee, "and
you die " The villains quailed. ",Come on,"
said Mrs. Baker, "bat the first -mac who elope
from that door I will shoot." This was more
than the fellows bad birgained far But one of
them was impudent "Pishaw!" veld he,
"you don't know bow to shoot it." "Yes I do,
said Mrs Baker '1 have been practising this
long timei if you don't believe it you can wake
the trial."'" The fellows were completely balled.
They retired for eonsukalin. Milli ,* deviltry
worthy the stick deist 'returned With the a
tolligence teat Mrs. Baker might take her aboiee
—either to see her husband's brains knocked out
or to retire and let them pass out:
was a fearful Irian_ W • o s. ea 'assess
4:1+4 14 he qnsilmi n. -. ' t eye re
- .1:•illf •
gai k 3
!axed not its , sgliatice-- • : -.1. • •-• .led nut
ou the tai - there sili- . • - ..aiisig the
deadly wee 4$ trough the iron hers of the hall
I„ io n . ti le Jciiii , stet tepositog her warning t o
the willows net 11/ ouwe forward a step, es they
v ,0 1 ,4 01, . iv. eballeuge history to produce an
eiNau.ple ..1 mon• glortim, ttereilut en the pert of
A tues+. r had iu tUc menu thaw gone after
H ill the :dive of some of
the Innis( hardy wtY In Watert
wh., ,pre•lily relieved the little woman from her
guard, drove the pria•mer. Leek tutu (hot cells,
arid set waiters •4.) richt. "
The four men are now in chasms They are
named II is Edd), in for grand larceny at
Waiertowu; Oliver Mamie, su for attempting to
nciaiwit a rape its Rutland; I.lwreuee Ward iu for
tsurglary in Watertown; and Spencer Witsou, in
for burglar) in Clayton Pour more beassen-de
'pug and devils%ii 'retailer. probably Jeffer•ou
e 'only Ls,s.sisla not; at least we hope au:
\lra Baker ia a snuall slim woman, with very
exprealeve lealures, in which ouurage and &tu
nes% are displyed in the k war, clear eye,.aad Bur.'
resoluie linen about the mouth We asked her
if she would really have shot We men, had they
disregarded her warning She said •'inost
tautly! Wouidat yowl"
MOTION A Western correspond
rut of Harper's iltzga,,,a Rots off the follwing
'good our '
" I we. travelling to N'irginia, by titer., and
spending the night at a country tavern, where I
was greatly euterteitied by the talk of the stage
drivers and others sitting around the bar room
tire, in the evening One old codger worded off
a good thing.
" When I was down to the fair, a good costly
years ago, there was a prise offered to the one who
would come the nearest to making perpetual ino
tiou All sorts of maelthies, of all shapes and
materials, were fetched tittle and shown, and the
marks of them told how long they would rue As I
was walking about among them, 1 saw a sign
over a ient—'all who want to toes perpetual tip,
lion and no mistake, meet at ibis tent ' So I
paid the admission fee and went la. Very soon
a queer little man got us a box that served for a
platform, and addressed the andiense: "Lediee
and gentlemen, I'm agoin to exhibit to you the
most wooderfuHest invention you ever eeen, it's
been resale' for full three years, sad if nobody
stops it., it'll run forever." And tore he moll•
ed a strip of piper. This is a lisisder's Ball"
And as he held it up to the gess of the people they
admitted, that. whether the bill was paid or not,
they had all been sold."
Errscrro or Gsusuito.—Vorkees, the stator
rent collector of Cincinnati, it has odready been
iitated, la a defaulter. He is a yotiog mass. who
bad always exercised product sod cote in the
management of his busisest,ou* *eyed the
oust unlimited confidence of his friends. Home
eight or binsmostlikagb it, found htlikilsl milt°
a gambling house, sod wasbnally tempted tom?
ticipale in a vice which he bed alms prorieuly
abhorred. He pl*yed, woo,
soil las lost, ma kept
on playing, and though almo st tgoestainly a loser,
wu so lassitude(' with the *arms the vice,
and animatedity the bops of regekinig what i be
had lost, that be could not withotood the tamp
atlas to rna on to utter ruis._. Wiwi' he teata
mended playing, be was worth betwoeuaiiiist sad
ten I twaliand dohs.. lie lost oil With *se
infatuatiou et despair. he eattiousti to.gambia,
however, miing the . public (nada *Ash same in
to his palominos so water-root adieeter. not
too disappeared tow the eidep of the gamble's.
Mr. Vothees' addiction to this vice was sot
known to.his most intimate friend.. His peel
, owl abhorrence of pigging put the be to ail is.
won to that diem, mid the troth lisa net knewo
until the kat. quarowly rettleissotday howl hiss
without the means to ont.t theolaiaus wines hint.
The whole truth toss Ibtyoutt-demiciiiml. Tail*
aectuities be aubitrypftpthr otsifesssataii,:iatama.
ed as to the loadit,xeCtiusgueltilese hesiei: the
proprietors of winch pail a portion of their ill
gotten gains, in order to prevent prosecution.
A Brave Woman!
Polygamy la Lila.
No people have denounced the polygamy of
the Mormons of !Utah more severely than' the
English, and yet it appears that the same
system exists among the English o ffi cers in ludia,
without s word of rebuke from s single British
writer The following is from the pen of so
American in Balcush, whose veracity is unim
A system of conctubinage which, in point of
guilt, asunot be regarded ~ps *woad to that of
poligamy, (says this writer) is Not only tolerat
ed but practiced by' Engliisit officers and others ,
throughout the East A., however, I Wive lived !
to no other part of India exoept British Burmab
—a small portion of the Company's possessions ;
—I can speak from observation only of what I
have seem in that pert of the East Judging,
however, from the large number of half castes
that come over from the other coasts, to enjoy
the partner of the East India Government, I
can but infer- that it is no less common there
time here 'lf a practice so vile were confined
to the lower grades of society, it might be just
ly frowned down, sad the proper representatives
of the English nation in the East saved from re
preach But snob is not the case. The highest
officer in the provinoe, who hold both civil and
military trusts, are alike guilty. Front the
Crilonel who has been -honored with the title of
Sir, and Knight of, the Garter, for military skill,
to the lowest ensign in the army; from the
Commissioner of Provisoes, to the lowest writer
' in his court, all are permitted, and if they choose,
as many do , can practice this nefarious sin. As
it would be untrue to say - Uses, every man in
Utah has a plurality of wives, so it would be
'untrue to say that every unmarried oilier in the
'But India Company keeps a native woman; but
I think that sin of a deeper dye can be found to
have been committed here than there In Utah
man is permitted by law to many sisters but
I am yet to Ism that at Utah man has ever yet
takea his own daughter as a eoneuhine. • Yet
such has been the case in Boring. During the
first frurmese writ, au (Soar of the Madras army
took a Burmese-waseas, and by her benne the
father of an Illititimate daughter. At tLe close,
of The war he, tetanted to Madras and seems
have forgotten, as too many du that be h ; a
ebild on the opposite side of the Bay of ; .ftgal.
In the (Sourse of time be was again sta ", • ed on
this pout and took a !sang half cas girl, who
eras afterwards proves to be his ow diughter
A Hawser —Os Friday last, a most remark:
able discovery was made by a party of blacks, on
that part of the mountain kvoWn as Wolf Rock,
Montgomery County A noise In the cave attract
ed their attention, and after procuring a crow bar,
in attempting to ome an matinee,* singular indi.
victual emerged from the cavern, and demanded
, liirho is there, and what do you want?' Be
refuted to leave his lonely abode at first but final
ly consented He proved to be a person named
Albert large, who was born and raised io the
adjacent valley, but had been seen only occasioa•
ally for many years. Hs stated that he bad
lakebitaal a this DIMS more thin forty
leads, and bed purchased his clothes and food at
Magee several miles distant. His beard was
long, and the furniture of his cell consisted of. a
few boards, some loaves or meow, and some Jude
vessel. for holding water and cooking bis meals
h is said that old residents of the valley have,
fee many years, frequently diseovered smoke is
site from the Wolf Rocks, but as no one wear
known to inhabit them, it was supposed to be a
fog or occasioned by some illusion for which
the most scientific men were never able to make
any satisfactory explanation The wan Large,
it Is maid labors under a strange hallucination of
tumid, acid has not occupied the tell more iliac
half as long as be thinks lie has. Eves within
the last twtaty years he btu friquently 'been
seen in tbn neighborhood weeks at a time, and
theta would disappear for'a long time, no one in
the valley knowing his whereabouts It m now
supposed that the Wolf Rooks have been bus re
treat at those time* when be wished to bo seelun
ed from the world This chosen spot was ono or
the most picturesque and romantic on the moun
tain, and coauminded a full view of the nth:) ,
until it is loss in the diaaut hills of New Jersey
The eutraoce to it was of a dif f icult access, sod
when once penetrated gave the "landlord" a full
view of all that was going on among the young
and ardent visitors of the place lie has seen a
vest deal of "billing" roil "cooing" among the
young folks who congregate there ooSunJay after
nowt to advance nastriawaial matters, and be can
also tell a charming story shoot some respectable
Jonas men who bays been there on Sabbath days,
regaling their moral and physical coustitntions
by card playing and Dilate spend' m of gambling
The hermit is related to a number of the oldest
sad most respectable featilies id Buekiogham
Valley, was born sad raised on the farm now oe
copied by Mr Samuel it Broadhurst, and hes 1
brother Joseph 8 Large, now krill, who is'one
of the most distiornished Episcopalian ministers
in the west
A FATHER M URDERLD BY HIS Sow —The
Meadville JoNrreal says that. Hugh Shellitu, Jr ,
a yougg man of sb3ot eighteen or nineteen yeah,
of age, was arrelted last week, in Sadsbury, tp ,
for the mordnr of his own father, bound over
and is now io j4il The father, Hugh Shellito,
Sr , was a main of intemperstibabits, and oo the
night of the let of April, about 10 o'clock, he
got to wrangling with his wife. The son interfer
ed, and they both drew chairs upon one another,
A relative Domed Win. Shellac, who wait present,
separated them Young Sbellito, however, pick ,
ed up some tied of a stick and struck his father
over the head, whereupon the old man got his
gnu and threatened to shoot him. Meanwhile the
son left the house and got a club, and when his
father opened the door, he struck him over the
head, knocking him down against a stove! He
died during the night, and was buried without
any suspicion of foul play, the neighbors sum:w
ing that he died from intemperanbs. It was soon
rumored around, however, that all was not ripe.
The body was raised--a post nutrient examina
tion beltkby Dr. Thompson, of Meadville. and
Dr. Riteboook, of Sadst.' They found the
skull badly fractured, and several severe matt.
same about the bead. A jury of inquest being
impaneled gave a verdict In mordant* with
the foraying fasts—charging the murder upon
Hugh Shenk°, Jr.,
MUMS! ITVAND.--" A lady of my acquaint.
um, "sap a Mead, is a meat letter to u edit.
or, "married raseatly, sad the bother of her
husband beiges very poor health, she was taken
immediately home by her liege lord to nuns and
lake ears of the old folks. Is thewouree of a
few =oaths the mother was reamed by death.—
The dutiful sad sympathising Asughter4a-law
thus expressed her grief at this slut to a comps
ay of her neighbors who hatealled io to take tea
with per on as afternoon soon after her-sad be.
" Oh dear!" said ebe, "bow mob I do mica
lay poor dem mother! Wily it seems to me I eao
sea bee mow, just as she seed to sit at the break
faat-tablo mocking old her Jerk for the beat po
Thin ramie& us of a etas without a tear, a
--.7esiots 'whoa& at the grave of his wife:
, 11 , 11 4 lost cows," said he to • seighbot u the
'As wits lowered into the yell, "I've but bos
om, l'te lost sheep, sad I've lost ealves—hot
this is the wart of tee whole lot!"
WHAT BOIS llltill EM IL) DO.
TV Shyloelt who. oilth Mid ma,
With board reibpi4 ImAngkm.
stiosid orweto Awn Ws Wier aim,
Aud ri to ehavlag Wares.
The miner w•Wg bollwitat
His soluseleosel lar i p haist,
Who owned a little la he,
Aad made that bte Went
We hams mow daehaire /a ear midst.
With talents they
kiy preetietag the = l meh rt,
la heel*, beets
[be rela/ster, •hors&* &dyke
t usetel moral terearms,
+boatel Wed sad owsbde as well es pray
sure precties what 11. presehes
The world should bays Its docket sulled,
A ad sluggards all debated
And those should be des "upper tea,
Wue as labor boa gulled.
'A - CHILD TO ADOPT!"
WANTED, TO OrrE AWAY POE ADOrnON—
A botiatitai And, six woo*s old, to moo roopoot%
able woos. Any st No. citioot, Yard 110114
book roofs, for 'Woo doss. .
There is scarcely a day in this week whew the
above advertisement, or sowsethiay; nessakie
does .4.4 strike the eysi in though's,. el I
one of GUT daily papers, mad se • are
we carelessly to peruse these siwelart ism
that we pass indifferently 'ow to some topic,
without once pausing to think of little bark
of life thus early set ndrifh upon • wide WI of
huomeity, with neither helm • n nor pilot to
steer its tiny course
The paper fell from my 1 / 4
sat thinking or this
volume of New York
think what sort of a '..1
who could thee •°-
babe to pass on r'
TIOTOT to look ,;
While I ..r
icomiciou hoods as
par in the vast
14day life. I tried to
? erode that omit* must be
4 tow the deistic, of ter little
her blads , and R i ledge herself
/poi its spin.
Jodered on this new aspect, whose
levoltiag realiti seemed lb Stale dm is
tacitly reprosoliiag as thossa4iiisgs
a matter of every
mo tay—somsmswe sromed
and yet that I was Utterly plpitnat of the
/odd of trial sod sepia from which they
sprung, the.strange impedes assumed ay heart to
go tad look upon these tillop witinv omit ere.
True, the street absiiissOd is the adierileusent
was dark, narrow, and Toni- mse'efettese Wm&
Of crime whom gloomy pathos& its feetteing in
the very shadow of the twavide paloseasf Bread.
way. Bat they Who Ambit thaw sere. invelmes
and sisters a the human now, and perhaps a
glance at the abject misery in which they live
might males our hearts towards their Mee end
In spite of all these phikeepitie 144110140112,
however, 1 could sot help feeling timid sad m
essy as I passed along the narrow paveseets to
ward the dwelling indicated by the notice All
the houses in the erighbortiood were Yukio* and
old, with gaping rents in the brick work, bier
less shuttent, sad broken easeentets Nearly
every corner was a rum 1131 e, sad auto* shops,
surmounted by warped sad - csimuiese
were tilled with second heed' iteressets, enday
painted prints, sad 'petty/wares such as oely the
miserably poor have need of &slowd oraltro,
wooden toys, sad clay pipes we re ?traded ilk Iks
cracked std dusty windows; dirty tin silk .me
stood in the sun at the doors, awl piles of delay.
ing vegetables were ranged beside thee. Os a
broken chair, just within b. door of one of the
basetnenu, ast a red eyed, gray hauled old Isar,
smoking a abort, black pike, under a festoos of
Tasted keys and among begs of brokenness end
aid rags, which betokened his avocation, while
a cuiserable child, three or , font year* of age, sad
covered from head to foot with inflamed sores,
played ,suguelLy at his feet.
All seemed compl••tely takes by surprise to
sea • well dressed lady among them %lieu
looking mess stared shot me as I paused, while
an expression of utoaiabmet►t varied the dull
ferocity of their hues ; bold faced women put
back the coarse hair from their eyes, and leaned
from the windows to folio* my course, and the
dirty children pi.aying in the gutters and atm
Mug themselves on door steps, opened their eyes
sod mouths simultaueoustjt as the silken rustle
of my dress fluttered by them. ' a
At length I reached thu house, whose door
stood wide opeu, sod passes: slung the dirty and
uucarpeted ball, up the nximoks staircases. until
I arrived at the "third floor, back room," of which
I was in search, sad knocked at the door.
There lisi a inumeat'a parade, sad ties it was
opined by a slender looking woman with a pro
lusiou of black hair &boot her aboaklare, and a
tattered bbawl 'rolaDd her She had evidently
Alit left a btestaing mash tab that stood on
chair at the other cod of the room, sad was still
wiping her kande on her faded dress
"la Ole the plaee where there was s child ad
vertised-to adopt es"
" YE'S, " Jhe said, in I weary tone, and held the
door wider open, that I might enter
There was neither comfbrt our eleculiostal is
the narrow and low celled room The bare
boards of the Boor were all grease sad stairs",
the plastering was dropping away from the walla,
.and the eloee, foul smell of Ike apartment, to
gether with the bed in one corner and cookies
stove in the other, showed plainly enough that
this was the only room of the family A little
girl washing dishes fa a wooden bowl, sad a
child, perhaps three years old, playing with some
broken hits of crockery us the tour, looked up
as I entered, but seemed in so way disturbed.
The woman led me toward a wicker cradle an ,
der the window, and pot aside a ragged patch•
"Timed the child," the said oohlly.
Gracious-Heavens ! sad was the beautiful little
creature before me as offshoot of the miserable
filth sad poverty wooed f It lay among the pil
lows like a-knight, dewy bloom with soft, aria.
sou shade!. ea its dimpled cheeks and MIA,
scarlet lips, like sea coral. Its althi was ett
quisitely white and pure, qui ltd vouad lips
snits were dotted with_ cussing dimple& 'This
soft brOwn eyes, fringed with lout, dirk lash.,
were tented trustfelly upward, sad. as Kim
there, beautiful sad loving sad belgem my W 1
instinctively reverted to the babe oyes, kis
e rsdle of bulrushes, by the roar of the great
Scotian river ! •
at down and took it up la my arms. The
little velvet head nestled up sipdastmayaliesdise,
with a sort of childlike mathkmes that was
strangely alleating, sad I turned is its mother
who stood by, with a grave end stern apresidow
of Ws almost painful to behold.
"And you are willing to give up this child,
and never see it more f"
"Oh, hew is it possible for you to Ova it up ?
How eu a mother part toner from W. mat
est babe ?"
She threw beck her beg hair with es hastiest
"Oh, it is easy for ?Ita to ask," Await abet
you don't ask bow it is peesible Ihr us to see it
starve to dpaticbefors pef ism Pot bed* to
support it. I've seeneely eseugh kw the others,
Goa help then. Its Whet is is Slag Slag prison
for ten yeah, and its brother, twelve years old,
is oa the Islaud."
!Ina Island r'
hat ht silent horror. . ..1„
• "Vow, do you wonder w h ir T would rather
Five it away and aster look on spin than bass
it grow up in the likeness of *mistral r
B. F. SLOAN, EDITO
fit}~ l sl.
SW took **in
closely to her boaost../t mile= her Eats
as also laid it bask is taw rade
She had *witlessly dressed it wish mat mantis
Mae, elute freak, eoarsely made& clammier
two pisool, bat edged with Asap atilttd Ulu
where it lay ageism the roesd,•111111M`111101110111
sad plump Baia-areas, sad the elestreeteerivtabp
ed up with Motif Darrow pitiblibbeaf a "A
"I am- she valuer is pretty latieli*Mileitti
ready,' she nod, still playinglrith tat of *fet
tle tigers that was clasped - en/Mot let Otir—
"There was a lady cad geatielditi - itak '% is
moraing that bad lost their DOW bib=, &WI
lady oriW sod missed it deal, led hiry" .. Sid
they'd decide this aftersoos."
Cried, sad kissed it' Thee I ea eagirilitat
she little one would taupe happy beete;*l that
the sweet babe ice ia Paradise - bile . .' *toot
out the salvia* of its day sister bith
"What its Dame !"
"Mar. —but the 'led, said she 1111440 '44 11
CO Of her that's-gone. NAT secosea't
tut. said how it is, ma'am, but at,glettle
• the little thin go—glad firma the very bp
of my heart, although it's emu seems, at,
hest 1" •
Eibe huh dowo beside the credit atidisia,bar
cheek beside the itifaat's with of tears,
and a low, bitter cry, lac that of Rectal „way•
leg for bet ebildrea. a.
I came awaliimply iwpreavd ajtbilitmopt
ins moue I bad withassod. Who sae telk skit
the future of that little child may„-isal . Who
me describe the weary sebieg of that mether's
heart when the asstliag, hal*** thing Wigan
from her to Wan no loots ? the theassaLleag
=tying aspired''' that tai , feeth 'faimithe
of her sold, mici r liite ticiek.iad
so rest far their egimised mugs
Oh, daughter et wealth, whim you Most to
a4ht beside the couch wham yore herby deeps,
Oilowed oa lase sad aria, Math God that you
are aot forted to part from it ateraelly to eaveit
from tae cruel amid I—Life laustrated. •
limertmerre —The !bople of itfhtitesate kale
Toted, by 1 -hip vt_eprity, iti wifdlelidineftee
with a debt of 15 M 00 , 000 1inier4 ALY . .# l t .
lion, than the itdliabitante of leliiiir,_,W e lsson-
Ms and lows toge th er, euctetrat to"l73 .. neir
f or every Man, *mob, Child l 2 4 trflOrt!lt i ii
IlleAtirrttcry. 'lt le true Olt 4141 t p otv .
_theleiluar of eplOtt . „ PPR .
to take mire ot the pt i ompal itttitst,t..,
also true that it ii cootibipMt oe • thieXt Lag
loose Amy to thit 116641( 1% 4 0 F -
ISM. The later is
l o o n e re .ti cr
the former bi re ' 4iii, . . .
.Tto ratites& asCreal estittelmen i telt
bottom or t he timings!, will t * inso
market with a haste oor ". in '
thief. The rt;sult will be tbat aeitkimApier
the State sill ever realise ssAckpog 4iiremsh
out of tte entire Ulric . No, corpereeMet w eem
borrow otOttey at tbm.,rate ,ef *ewes !meekest
ag e ankh; into i baalt”t i mr !Kempf I
the triZ . of Ad 14iditiAre to ate - i*ue,
'sad the Vobi - of the people is 'the atouud i siAo
posttest inancial folly - ewer perpetretod 1, a
State which did not contemplate repedit
Tress Two Bum= —The St Loult 'New.
art has tie‘olleselegplWagre" . lthiltifte
of CM. llebteeirentaiun Aktt Mir' 2 "?
" its e 4 was the little eagle' 11611111111hrg
the body of the Statestoao's
MoDoindi oblates. &eh body wall ebetoded is
as air tight vine ease, whiettiras laid vtii6ffil,
mahogany °Ala. A lid wee raised so is * allow
Meads to look through * glass on' tile - fill)**
the dead. The fare of the Great Maui%
were that expression of inajestleplacldif' 'if p 6
was habitual to him in life Tke rips Welikiligkf
ly open, the eyes closed, and every liftet4t4,,tp
the face in a state of repose that' indTes63 1
the gentle and peaceful had been the cod '4
'verse's stormy life. There was ookflX4ora ,
tics or wriekie to be semr, and the presetui (tf'
death was 'risible only in the closed eyelids, itid
the cold, White, marble like appearenoi or tie
features The grandchild lay as sweetlyae
theufh oat) sleeping, with its little. head,,Asetc :
ed with gold en hair nestling amid white ity.a.-
chubs and early spring lower*, whose parity
was typical of its uwu young spirt
FOUND HIS ILiTCIL—Ws luJ gad .
yesterday 10 the Caort of()saner , 841ariost r a
peuy sass was beis& kind A wrli Jusoemasi.
_Leal lawyer, mho pridee bierseelf•spes.kitiebill
is cross eaamisiag a witness, bad so Wilts**,
genius epos whom to operate. Tbie wits.* Iris
a boa. shoemaker
" Yon say, air, that the_pritiower - is a *lel rft , a
" Yes, sir; 'cause SLy, alio roafesead it "'• -=.
" Aod you -also swear she bolted shneeforion
subarqueot to the reibleftioDr, • • -
" I do, sir."
" Theo," gonag a sagatiosb look to this CodeOt
"wo are to moderator:id that you easphoylialieimme
people to work for you, eves after their raseeli
ties are known?"
"Of oottne; bow aloe soak! I got - stoisrittoer
from • lawyer?"
Not moat made oat of that crimes* —Phi&
A.4ll4llloToll's Ort LT , MTSTAKI Pali
eat of the Nefr York 'Rorer !data
The tate Washington Batt at tbe:
I.eauion to this eity *te the anbj!kt ite.;_ . SOß
mot, which was dropped by the Frenetollouleei•
of War, which ought to bare pabtibirr:
Marshal Velma reastenista Celt Me
aon prwv4eas -to the bell oil the - 1140604
of gitiega jeer daring Lent, awd'
net • Isistalte?
gi If it is t wistake,:' replied Mr. Malik; 'Ai
was Wasbisgtoo whoo - wade it, fir (h&t
birthday, tad the ball is it hOsor of ,the
4' Oh, that's it," meted the
We the oily mistake be Mt *alb
The Marshal was atie Of the first i
ball, a temetalloa glade to the Osage otWaiii:
begtoo, far be le a gees obeerrer of the mike:
seats of Lot.
alr.. A hirLrears doge
tetriosbue l od
reboot tribe. aeon' alter
Wooded a watkpip
feelpku till !"
air At Milwankie, lost TbsilsisiviStiliviltieSi
MOS isto tle . riwirogssuisgwdlisil dap
hostosi 16.4.0thet dansis:-:Alus
id fell et muse issisisidisi Aim Mehl=
llaakke. o 11 se pier the water before the Ml will"
Il AWN kak Of dialog of sismilisillsy
islwia r aw r= qlll " 4
&LOW Lake stmessq HlV
*bp MO einhaV
Duo, sad is
die tows. The Mum* Wanes the
sad lowest_ psis* witsis thsseimetses of as
base, was fully els feet. -