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The occupation of the inhabitants, who are either miners or for esters, is of a kind that renders thers pe culiarly prone to superstition, and the nat ural phenomena which they witness in pur• suit of their solitary or subterraneous pro fession, are often set down by them to the interference of goblins. or the power of ma gic. Among the various legends current in that wild country, there is a favorite one, which supposes the Harz to be haun ted by a sort of tutelar demon, in shape of u wild man of huge stature,• his head wreathed with oak leaves, and his middle cinctured witlt the same, bearing in his hand a pine torn up by the roots, It is certain that many persons profess to have seen such a form traversing, with huge &rides, in a line parallel to their own course the opposite ridge of a mountain, when di vided from it by a narrow glen ; and in deed the fact of the apparition is so gener ally admitted, that modern scepticism has only found refuge by ascribing it to optical deception.. In elder times, the intercourse of the demon with the inhabitants was more fa. millar, and according to the traditions of the Harz, he was wont; with the caprice usually ascribed to these earth•born powers to interfere with the affairs of mortals, for their sweal sometimes and sometimes for their woe, But it was observed that even his gifts often turnod out, in the long run. fetal to those on whom they were bestowed and it was no uncommon thing for the pas tors, in their care of their flocks, to corn. pose long sermons, the burden whereof was a warning against having any inter• course, direct or indirect, with the Harz de mon. The fortunes of Martin Waldeck have been often quoted by tho aged to their giddy children, when they were heard to scoff at danger which appeared visionary. A traveling capuchin had possessed him• self of the pulpit of the thatched church at a little hamlet called Morgenbrodt, lying in the Harz district from which he declaim ed against the wickedness of the inhabi tants, their communication with fiends, witches and fairies, and, in particular, with the woodland goblin of the Harz. The doctrines of Luther had already begun to nipnno thenerulantrr, for the inci dent is pieced under tee reign of kAutries V., and they laughed to scorn the zeal with which the venerable man insisted upon his topic. At length, as his vehemence in. creased with opposition, so their opposi tion rose in proportion to his vehemence. The inhabitants did not like to hear an ac customed quiet demon, who had inhabited the lireckenburg for so many ages, sum marily confounded with Baalpeor, Ashlar oil], and Beelzebub himself, and condemn• ell without reprieve to the bottomless To phet, The apprehension that the spirit might avenge himself on them for listening to such an illiberal sentence, added to their national interest in his behalf. A traveling friar. they said, that is here to-day and away to morrow, may say what he pleases, but it is we, the ancient and constant in habitants of the country, that are left at the mercy of the insulted demon, and must of course, pay for all. Under the irrita tion ocasioned by these reflections, the peasants from injurious language betook themselves to stones, and having pebbled the priest pretty handsomely, they drove hirn out of the parish to preach against de mons elsewhere. Three young men, who had been pros- ent and assisting upon this occasion, were upon their return to the but so hero they carried on the laborious and mean occupa• ties of preparing charcorl for the smelting furnaces. On their way, the conversation naturally turned upon the demon of the Harz and the doctrine of the capuchin.— Max and George Waldeck. the two elder brothers, although they allowed the lan guage of the capuchin to have been indis creet and worthy of censure, as presum ing to determine upon the precise charac ter and abode of the spirit, yet contended it was dangerous in the highest degree to accept of his gifts, or hold any communi cation with him. He was powerful, they allowed, but wayward and capricious, and those who had intercourse with him eel dom came to a good end. Did he not give the bravo knight, Ecbert of Rabonwal, that famous black steed, by means of which he vanquished all the champions at the great tournament at Bremen I and did not the same steed afterwards precipitate itself with its rider, into an abyss so steep and fearful, that neither hone nor man were ever seen more t Glad he not given ts Dame Gertrude Trodden a curious spell for making butter come, and was she not burnt for a witch by the grand criminal judge of the Electorate, because she avail ed herself of his gift ? But these and ny other instances which they quoted, of mischance and ill-luck ultimately Eittend• mg on the apparent benefits conferred by the Harz spirit, failed to make any impres sion upon Martin Waldeck, the youngest of the brothers. Martin was youthful, rash, and impeta ous ; excelling in all the exercises which distinguish a mountaineer, and brave and undaunted from his familiar intercourse with the dangers that attend them. He laughed at the timidity of his brothers,— *The shadow of the person who Bees the phantom, being reflected upon a cloud of mist, like the image of the magic lantern upon a white sheet, is supposed to have formed dual , . parition. " LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. " HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1859. " Tell me not of such folly," he said; "the demon is a good demon—ho liven among us us if he were a peasant like ourselves —haunts the lonely crags and recesses of the mountains like a huntsman or goatherd —and he who lives the Harz forest and its wild scenes, cannot be indiffierent to the hardy children of the sell. But, if the demon were as malicious as you would make him, how should he derive power over mortals, who barely avail themselves of his gifts, without binding themselves to submit to his pleasure ? When you carry your charcoal to the furnace, is not the mo ney as good that is paid you by blasphem ing Blain, the old reprobate overseer, as if you got it from the pastor himself 1 It is not the goblin's gifts which can endanger you they, but it is the use you shall make of them that you must account for. And were the demon to appear to me this mo. most, and indicate to me a gold or silver mine, I would begin to dig away even lie fore his back was turned, and I would con sider myself as under the . protection of a much greater than he, while I made a good use of the wealth he pointed out to me." To this the elder brother replied, that wealth ill won was seldom well spent; but Martin presumptuously declared. that the possession of all the treasures of the Harz would not make the slightest alteration on his habits, morals, or character. Ells brother entreated Martin to talk less wildly upon this subject, and with some dif ficulty contrived to withdraw his attention by calling it to the consideration of the up preaching boar•chase. This talk brought thou* to their hut. a wretched wigwam, sit• tutted upon one side of a wild, narrow, and romantic dell, in tht recesses of tho Brock berg. They released their sister from at tending upon the operation of charring, the wood,, which requires constant attention and divided among themselves the duty of watching it by night according to their cus tom, one always waking while his brothers slept. Max Waldeck, the eldest, watched slur ing the two first hours of the night, and was considerably alarmed by observing on the opposite blink of the glen, or valley, a huge fire surrounded by some figures that appeared to wheel aroundit with antic ges tures. Max at first bethought hun of cal ling up his brothers ; but recollecting ttie daring character of Ito youngest, and find ing it impossible to wake the riser without also disturbing. Martin—conceiving also what he saw.to be an illusion of the demon, sent perhaps in consequence of the yenta lons expressions used by Martin on the betake hTinself to tire . safegLiree'raiiefi prayers as he could murmur ovir, and to watch in great terror lino annoyance this strange and alarming apparition. After blazing for some time, the fire faded grad • wally away into darkness, and the rest of Max's watch was only disturbed by the re membranes of its terrors. _ _ _ George now occupied the place of Max, who had retiree to rest. The phenome non of a huge blazing fire, upon the oppo. situ brink of the glen, again presented it self to the eye of the watchman. It was surrounded as before with figures, which, distinguished by their opaque forms, being between the spectator ant the red glaring light, moved and fluctuated around it as if engaged in some mystical ceremony.— George, though equally cautious, was of a bolder character than his elder brother.— He resolved to examine more nearly the object of his wonder ; and accordingly, after crossing the rivulet which divided the glen, he climbed up the opposite bank, and approached within an arrow's flight of the fire, winch blazed apparently with the same fury us when he first witnessed n. The appearance of the assistants who suirounded it, resembled those phantoms which aro seen in a troubled dream, and ' at once confirmed the idea ho had enter• taitied from the first, that it did not belong to the human world. Amongst these et range unearthly forms, George Waldeck disting,wihed that of a giant overgrown with hair, holding an uprooted fir in his hand, with which, from time to time, ho seemed to stir the blazing fire, and having no other clothing than a wreath of oak leaves around his forehead and loins.— George's heart sank within him at recog nizing the well known apparition of the HarZdemon, as he had been often de scribed to him by the ancient shepherds and huntsmen who had seen his form trav ersing the mountains. He turned, and was about to fly; but, upon second thought, blaming his own cowardice, he recited men tally the verse of the Psalmist, All goad angels, praise the Lord I" which is in that country supposed powerful as an ex orcism, and turned himself once more to wards the place where he had seen the fire, but it was no longer visible. The pale moon alone enlightened the side of the valley; and when George, with trembling steps, a moist brow, and hair bristling upright under his collier's cap, came to the spot on which the fire had been so lately visible, marked as it was by a scathed oak tree, there appeared not on the heath the slightest vestiges of what he had seen. The moss and wild flowers were unscorched, and the branches of the oak tree, winch had so lately appeared in wreaths of flame and smoke, were insist with the dews of midnight. George returned to his but with trem bling steps, and, arguing like his !elder brother, resolved to say nothing of what he had seen, lest he should awaken in Martin ' that daring curiosity which ho almost deemed to be allied with impiety. It was now Martin's turn to watch, The household cock had given his first sum. mons, and the night was well nigh spent. Upon examining the state of the furnace in which the wood was deposited in or der to its being coked or charred, he was surprised to find that the fire had not been sufficiently maintained ; for in his excur sion and its consequences, George had for got the principal object of his watch, liar tin's first thought was to call up the slum beters ;. but, observing that both his broth ers slept unwontedly deep Mid heavily, he respected their repose, and set himself to supply the furnace with fuel without re qtdring their aid. What he heaped upon it was apparently damp and unfit for the petite:Fe, for the fire seemed rather to decay than revive. Martin next went to co;lect some boughs (rout n stack which had been cat chilly cut and dried for that purpose; but when he returned, be found the fire totally extinguished. This was a serious evil, and threatened them with the loss of their trade for more than one day. The vexed and mortified watchman set about to strike s light in order to rekindle the fire, but the tinder was moist, and his labor in this respect also proved ineffectual. Ile was about to call up his brothers, for cir cumstances seemed to be pressing, when flashes of light glimmered not only through the window, but through every crevice of the rudely built hut, and summoned him to behold the same apparition which had before alarmed the successive watches of his brethren. Ills first ides Wan, that the Mulillerhaussers, their rivals in uncle, and with whom they had had many quarrels, .might have encroached upon their bounds for the purpose of pirating their wood, and he resolved to awake his brothers, and be revenged en them for their audacity. But a short reflection and observation on the gestures and manner of those who seemed to “work in the fire," induced him to dis miss his belief, nod, though rather scepti cal in such matters, to conclude that what he saw was a supernatural phenomenon. "But bo they men or fiends," said the us• daunted forester, that busy themselves yonder with such fantastical rites and ges tures, I will go awl demand a light to re kindle our furnace." He relinquished at the same time, the idea of awalcinghis breth ren. There was a belief that such adven tures no he was about to undertake were accessible to only one person at a time; lie feared also that his brothers, in their scru pulous timidity', might interfere to prevent his pursuing his investigation ho had re solved to commence; and , therefore, tea tch ing his boarspear from the wall, the un daunted Martin Waldeck s_it forth on his adventure store. ‘• With the satne success as his brother George, Wt.. Jib r • •o—., 67,r wivrenazdivetac ITratigmlassein bly, that he could recogniz,, in the presi ding figure, the attributes of the Harz de mon. A cold shuddering assailed him for the first tints to his life; but the recollec tion that ho hod st it distance dared and even courted the intercourse which was new about to take place, confirmed his staggering courage, and pride supplying what he wanted in resolution, he advanced with tolerable firmness towards the tire, the figures which surrounded it appearing still more wild, fantastical and supernatu ral, the nearer.he approached to the assem bly. He was received with a loud shout of discordant and unnatural laughter, which to his stunned ears, seemed more alarming than acombination of 'he most dismal and melancholy sounds that could be imagined. “Who art thou 1" said the giant, compres sing his savage and exaggerated features into a sort of liirced gravity, while they were occasionally agitated by the convul mon of the laughter which he seemed to suppr!iss.. Woldecir, the forester," an• swered the hardy youth ;—" and who are you ?" g , The King of the Waste and of the ino," answered the spectre ;—"and why host thou dared to encroach on sty mys• teries ?" "1 came in search of light to rekindle my hrt," answered Martin hardily, and then rmalutely asked in bin turn, " What mystmies are those that you celebrate here 1" We celebrate." answered the complai sant demon, .the wedding of bermes with the Black Dragon—but take thy bre that thou Gamest to seelc, and begone.—No mor tul may long look upon us and live." The peasant struck his spear point tnto a large piece of blazing wood, which he heaved up with some diffihulty, and then turned round to regain his hut, the shouts of laughter being renewed behind !him with•treble violence.und ringing far down the narrow valley. When Martin returned to the hut, his first care, ho.vever much astonished with what he had aeon, was to dispose the kindled coal u.nong the fuel so as might best light the fire of the fur- note ; hut after many efforts, and all eater tions of bellows and fire•prong, the coal he had brought from the demon's fire became totally extinct, without kindling any of the others . . lie turned about and observed the fro still blazing on the hill, although those who had been busied around it had disappeared, As he conceived the spec. tre had been jesting with hen, he gave way to the natural hardihood of his temper, and, determining to see theadventuro to an end, resumed the road to the fire, .from which, unopposed by thu demon, he bro't off in the same manner a blazing piece of charcoal, but still without being able to suc ceed in lighting his fire. Impunity having increased his rashness, he ro•olved upon a third experiment, and was as successful as before in reaching the fire; but, when he had again appropriated a piece of burning coal. and had turned to depart, he heard the harsh and supernatural voice which had before accosted him, pronounce these words : "Dare not to return Luther a !Quids time !" The attempt to kindle the fire with this last coal having proved ns ineflectual as on the former occasions, Ma riin relinquished the hopeless attempt, and flung himself on his bed or leaves, resolving to delay till the next morning the communication of his su• pernatural adventure to his brothers. Ile was awakened froza a heavy - sleep into which he had sunk, from fatigue of body and agitation of inir.d, by loud exclama tions of surprise and joy. His brothers, estonishod at finding the fire extinguished when they awoke, had proceeded to ar range the fuel in order to renew it, when they found in the ashes three huge metalic masses, which their skill (for most of the peasants in the Harz are practical mineral ogists) immediatelj ascertained to be pure gold. It was some damp upon their joyful con gratulations when they learned from Mar tin the mode in which he had obtained this treasure, to which their own experience of the nocturnal vision induced them to give full credit. Dut they wore unable to re sist the temptation of sharing in their broth er's wealth. Taking now upon him as head of the house, Martin Waldeck bought lands and toccata, built a castle, obtained a patent of nobility, end, greatly to the indignation of the ancient aristo cracy of the neighborhood was invested with all the privileges of a man of family. flit courage in public war, us well as in private feuds, together with the numter of retainers whom he kept in pay, sustain ed him for tome time against the odium which was excited by his sudden elevation, and the arrogance of his pretensions. And now it was seen in the itistaace of Martin Waldeck, as it has been in that of may others, how little mortals can foresee the effect of sudden prosperity on their own disposition. The evil propenPities in his ratture, which poverty had checked and repressed, ripened and bore their un hallowed fruit under the influence of temp tation and the means of indulgence. As Deep calls unto Deep, one bad passion awakened another ;—the fiend of avarice invoked that of pride, and pride was to be supported by cruelty and oppression.— Waldeck's character, always bold and daring, but rendered harsh and assuming by prosperity, soon made him odious not to the nobles only, but likewise to the lower ranks who saw, with double dislike, the oppressive rights of the feudal nobility of the empire so remorselessly exercised by one who had risen from the very dregs of the people. His adventure, although carefully concealed, began likewise to he ..!-.ispei'ed abroad, and :lie clergy already &fin; tle mom-Winn- I .mA w i g of huge a treacure in so strange a manner, had not sought to sanctify it by dedicating a considerable portion to the use of tho church. Surrounded by enemies, public and private. tormented by a thousand feuds and threatened by the church with excom munication, Martin Waldeck or as we must now call him, the Baron Von Waldeck, often regretted bitterly the labors and sports cl his unenvied poverty. But his courage failed him nut under all these dif ficulties, and seemed rather to augment in proportion to the danger which darkened around him until an accident precipitated his 1011. A proclamation by the reigning Duke of Brunswick had invited to a solemn tourna ment all German nobles of free and honor • able descent ; and Martin Waldeck, splen didly armed, accompanied by his two broils. era, and a gallantly-equipped retinue, had the arrogance to appear among the chivalry of the province, and demand permission to enter the lists. This was considered as filling up the measure of his presumption. A thousand voices exclaimed, We will have no cindtr•siiter mingle in our games of chiialry." Irritsred to frenzy, Marttn drew his sword and hewed down the her ald who, in compliance with the general outcry, opposed his entry into the lists.— An hundred ewords were unsheathed to avenge what was in those days regarded as a crime only inferior to sacrilege, or re gicide. Waldeck, after defending him• sell like a lion, woo seized, tried on the spot by the judges of the lists, and con. binned, as the appropriate punishment for breaking the peace of his sovereign, and vi olating the sacred person of a herald-at. arms, to have his right hand struck from his body, to be ignoittin iciesly deprived of the honor of nobility, of which he was us. worthy, and to be expelled from the city. When he had been stripped of his arms, arid sustained the mutilation imposed by this severe sentence, the unhappy victim of ambition was abandoned to tile rabble, who followed him with threats arid out cries levelled alternately against the necro mancer and oppressor, which at length ended in violence. His brothers (for his retinue were fiud and dispersed) at length succeeded in rescuing him from the hands of the populace, when satiated with cruel ty, they bid left him half dead through loss of blood, and through the outrages he had sustained. They were riot permitted, such was the ingenious cruelty of their rnenties, to make use of any ether means, of removing him, excepting such a collier's cart as they had themselves formerly used in which they deposited their brother on a truss of straw, scarcely expecting to reach any place of shelter ere death should re lease him from his misery. When the Waldecks, journeying in this miserable manner, had approached the verge of their native county, in a hollow way, between two mountains, they per ceived a figure advancing toward them, which at first eight see med to be an aged man. But as ha approached, his limbs and statue increased, the cloak fell from his shoulders, his pilgrim's stall was changed into en uprooted pine•tree, and the gigan tic figure of the '.Harz demon passed h. fore them in terror. When he came op posite the care which contained the miser able Waldeck, his huge features dilated into a grin of unutterable contempt and malignity, as he asked the sufferer, t'llow like you the fire tux cools hove kindled 1" The power of motion, which terror suspen ded in his two brothers, seemed to be re stored to Martin by the energy of his cour age. He raised himself on the cart, bent his brows, and, clenching his fist, shook it at the spectre with a ghastly look of hate and defiance. The goblin vanished with his usual tremendous and explosive laugh, and left iValdecklexhausted with this effort of expiring nature. Ti; terrified brethren turned their ve hicle toward the towers of a convent, which arose in a wood of pine•trees beside the road. They were charitably received by a barefooted and long bearded capu chin, and Martin survived only 1,0 complete the first confession he hod mode since the day .of his sudden prosperity, and to re ceive absolution from the very priest whom, precisely on that day three years, he lied assisted to pelt out of the hamlet of Morgenbrodt. And the three years of precarious prosperity were supposed to have a mysterious correspondence wilt the number of his visits to the spectral fire upon the hill. The body of Martin Waldeck was inter red in the convent where he expired, in which his brothers, having assumed the habit of the urder, lived end died In the performance of actsof charity and devotion. His lands, to which no one asserted any claim, lay waste until they were reas sumed by the emperor as a lapsed fief, and the ruins of the castle which Waldeck had called by his owe name, are still ahur•ned by the miner and forester as haunted by the evil spirits. Thus were the miseries at tendant upon wealth, hastily attained and ill employed, exemplified to the fortunes of Martin Waldeck. virrx Alzu Elll/101Z 190 T E 8 , FIRS T 'Dear ! dear ! no toast, eggs boiled hard as brickbats, and the coffee stone cold,' and Mr. Peters rose from the breakfast ta. Me in a temper by no means enviable, and rang the bell violently. There was no an swer ! He rang again, a third. a fourth time, still an ans:ver. Out of all patience, be went to the door and called : 'Maria I Maria P A slight, pretty little woman, dressed in a soiled, tumbled wrapper, with hair in a mate direful conftnied. knswered this Sam faces that nature in tenacd should Do erra nd with continual smiles, but now, with all its roses in bloom, it was drawn out to its full length, and the large blue eyes had ra ther a doleful or serious expression, total. ly at variance with their usual joyous look. f - ler voice, too, had lost its melodious, ring ing sound, and was subdued to a dismal whine. 'What is it, Joseph?' 'Where's Bridget ?' 'Gone out for - lite. I want more white ribbon for my ascension robe.' Mr. Peters said a very naughty word, and then continued : .Cold coffee, hard eggs, breakfast not fit to eat.' wish,' whined his wife, 'you would think less of temporal matters, and turn your attention to the great end of life.' tilting it all, madam, I would like to en joy my life while Ido have it. Here was I the happiest man in the United States, with a pleasant home, a chatty, cheerful, loving wife, and good, quiet children ; and now since you have joined the Millerites, what am I ?' 'Oh, Joseph, if you would only come in to that blessed circle !' , Oh, Marin, if you would only come out of it. Where are the boys ?' 'I am sure I don't knoiv.' 'Are they going to school today 1' 'My deer, their teacher has given up her school, and is turning her mind to more exalted objects. Oh 1 . Joseph, turn now while there is time. You have still a week for preparatiou and repentance.' 'Repentance ? Well when I take up the subject, it will take rather more than a week to put it through.' And Mr. Peters put on his coat and took up his hat. . - 'Joseph,' said his wife, 'you need send home no inner.' Jou made no answer, unless the violent ly emphatic manner in which he closed the door was one, Muttering with anger, ho strode into a restaurant to make a break fast. Here he was hailed by one of his bachelor friends, Fred. Somers, who look ed up as he hoard Joe's order. 'Hallo Vhe cried. 'You here 1 Why, what are you doing here at breakfast time? Wife sick ?' !Gone out of town V 'No.' 'Then why don't you breakfast at home?' Children sick 1' 'No.' 'Well, what the thunder is to pay !. , Nlaria's joined the Millurites I' Fred gave a long whistle and then said : 'Going to ascend next week V 'Yes, and if j don't ceminit suicide in the meantime, you may congratulate ma. I am almost . distrncted. Can't get a decent meal, children running riot, servants saucy, house all in confusion, wife in the blues, either quoting the speeches of the elders at me, or sewing on a white robe, and groan ing at every third stitch. Hang it all Fred, I have a great mind to take poison, or join the army. 'Hem! hem! you give an enchanting pic ture, but I think I can suggest a cure.' Editor & Proprietor. NO. 35. 'A cure , Yes. if you will promise to follow my advice, I n ill make your home pleasant, your wile cheerful, and your child , en hap- • -'Do it,' cried Joe. follow your word like a soldier under his officer. What shall I do ?' At tea time Mr. Peters entered his home whistling. Maria v,as seated at the table, sewing on her white robes, and there were no signs of preparation for the evening meal. 'Maria, my dear,' said Mr. Peters cheer fully, 'is tea ready?' '1 don't know,' was the answer, •I have been out all day, attending meeting!' 'You are resolved then to leave me next week ?' .0h ! Joe, t must go when I am celled.' 'Yes, my dear, orcia.irse. Well I must resign myself, I suppose. By the way, my dear, has it ever occurred to you that I shall be left a widower with three children? I think I'm a handsome man yet, my love,' and Jae walked over to the glass, passed his fingers through his hair, and pulled up his collar. Maria looked up, rather sur prised. .You see, my dear, it is rather a relief for you to go quietly, you know. It is ao wearing on the nerves to have a long nese ; end besides, my dear, there will be no funeral expenses, and that is quite a Mi'S. Peters' lip quivered, and her large blue eyes filled with tears Joe longed to stop his heartless speech and comfort her, but he was fearful the desired effect was not quite gained yet. 'So my dear,' he continued, 'if you must go, l have been thinking of getting anoth er wife.' 'What?' cried Mrs. Peten. .Another wife, my love. The house must be kept in order. and the boys cared for.' The grief was gone front Maria'a face, but her teeth were set with a look of fierce wrath. .Another wife, Joe! Another wife r .Yes. I think 1 have selected a good successor. I deliberated a long time, when 1 was a bachelor between her and yourself. You will like her, for she* ia your bosom friend!' 'My bosom friend!' 'Yes, my dear. I think on the day that y3u ascend, I will marry Sarah logramr 'What I that good for nothing, silly amp. ty headed old maid, the mother of my children ! What !' 'Well, my dear, it seems to be tbo best have me I am sure.' 'No doubt I Oh ! you great brutal hate• ful—' I rStop my dear, don't fly into a fury! We will try to spend our last week in happi ness. Oh, by the way I have a proposition to make.' 'Go on, sir. Don't spare me.' 'At. yes that is the very thing I wish to do. I know that your mind is entirely en grossed with your ascension, and I wish to spare you the cars of the house. Suppose you invite banal here to-morrow, to spend a week. , W hat ?' Then 1 can arrange our matrimonial preparations in the evenings, while you're at lecture.' .What ?' .And you can leave the house in her charge all day. That will give you plen ty of tune to go out, and she can learn the ways about the house.' W ha t.?' 'And, my dear, one little favor. It may be the last I shall ever ask, Stay at horns one or two days, won't you, and show her round where you keep things, and so en, so that she won't have any trouble in keep ing order after you go. Yuu will do this us oblige me, won't you?' Mrs. Peters, for answer, rolled up the ascension robe into a ball, and fired it at Joe. The cotton, scissors, work-baskst and table cloth, followed this missile in such rapid succession, that he was unable even to fly. Then Maria's rage found vent in words : 'So ! You and Sarah ! That's the rea son you whistle when you come in ! You will be very glad to have the go and let you marry her, won't you? No doubt of it, But you shan't marry her, sir. You shan't have that satisfaction. I will stay if it's only to spite you, I won't go I I tell you, Mr. Peters, I won't go !' 'But my dear, you must go if you are come for!' won't go I' 'But consider, my dear.' .1 won't 'But wha - t will Sarah think 1' 'Sarah ! don't dare to mention Sarah to me again ! I-Ll—oh !—I am fairly chok ing I' and the little woman threw herself into a chair, in a fit of hysterics. Next morniag Mr. Peters met Fred in the street. 'Well, old boy, how goes it f' 'Fled,' was the reply, 'I sin the happt• est man in the world. I have regained my wife and domestic peace, and got rid of a busy tattling old maid, is ho under pretence of lov'ng my wife, was everlastingly inter. fering in all our household arrangements.' .Then M-s Peters will not ascend.' 'No. If Sarah to to be my second wife. and stepmother to my children, Mrs. Pe ters has concluded that she won't go !' GREAT SALARY.—The Hon. Delawn Smith, ea-Senator from Oregon, has been dropped by the Legislature of that precocious State. De lazon sported the Senatorial robe just seven teen days, for which valuable services he pock , eted the compensation of $lO,OOO, of which $7,000 wee for mileage.