i- r. Purged lu the Fire .i UVIO - 11C1 UUI I Vf lit ' JlVft ICll US ' u Christmas ; etory ? Please do T" The speaker was a little maid of six years old, but a dozen voices echoed the request. - ered, to the tiine-honcrcd custom, round a blazing fire under my grandfather's roof. We veeri a merry party, corupria inir some fifteen cousins, all ages, with thoir respective parent?, and a few tiiar- rlArl . enri ' nnmnrriarl nnftlfie nnd flnntl. TJncla Herbert, otherwise Mr. Herbert aa the husband of our aunt Alice, but though thus only indirectly related to us, 1 think bo was with the younger ones at any rate, the best beloved of all. Per haps because be had no children of his own, he was always specially sympathetic in youthful troubles, and especially lea lent to youthful misdoings. However grave the offense, we were always sure of Uncle Herbert's intercession ; though he never failed privately to admonish the of fendervery gently, but so gravely and seriously, that bis quiet words would bring tears to eyes too proud to weep under the severest punishment, and tame the most rebellious spirit to submission and repentance. He would be very mer ry at times ; but there was a gravity mingled even with his merriment, as of . one to whom the more solemn aspects of life are always present. - His devotion to .his wife was remarkable, even to our youthful eyes. No one could say that bis affection was demonstrative, and yet no nA nrilil t J n V a iiAm wn C tria t TA7 l vuv xrwau wo lue wvaaj lij j , together, even for an hour, without feel ing that aunt Alice was more precious to Ler husband than anything else in the .world. Wherever his eyes wandered, they always seemed to come back to her as a resting place, and however deeply, to all appearance, be might be engrossed .in conversation with others, he was always able, by some magical process oi intuitiou, to divine her wants or wishes, and silent ly to supply them. Her furs were the Warmest, her silks the softest; nothing , was too costly, no trouble too great, that ministered to her pleasure. There seemed to be eo such thing as forgetting, no pos sibility of mistake, wherever she was con cerned. If she had found a four leaved shamrock, and had good fairies constant ly attending ber, she could hardly have 'been better served. Nor was aunt Alice behindhand in returning her husband's devotion. II .7 was many years older than she, bat I fcc.-vv the difference iu tLeir ages' increuscd, if anything, her pride and pleasure in his Ire. JS'he never did any thing (indeed slii- had no need) to test or draw attention to his devotion, but she quietly abandoned herself to his tender care. She seldom thanked bim in words, at least in ccrapnny, but he was thanked enough by the luoSt of perfect, love and penect peace wiucu was mo uaouuai ex pression of her geatJe gray eyes. On the present occasion Uncle Herbert was seated in a liij!i-backcd oaken chair, with aunt Alice 'en' a footstool beside bim, and the rest of the party grouped around in a simicircle before the blazing fire. The candle were not yet lighted but the flame shed a ruddy light through out the room, throwing into bold relief me carveu wort ot ine. oaiten lurunure, and brightening with a ;euiai jjluw tin red berries and daik-green leaves of tin Christinas evergreens. It was just the moment for a fireside iiirnry ; nnd as uncle Herbert was known to be learned in le gend and German fairy-tales, which be wa3 wont to tiarrate with much quiet humor, our little cousin's request met with gen cral approval. Uncie Herbert did not immediately reply, bot pat apparently reflecting; and the flickering firelight, playing over bis face, showed us that he was in a serious mood. Aunt Alice glanced op at him inquiringly; and I thought to myself that 1 had never seen her bright young face (for she was many years younger than the ret of oar aunt and uncles) look more perfectly beautiful than it did that night; and I caught my self pondering, balf-uncousciously. how it bad come to pass that she should have married one so much older, and to all ap pearance, eo unlike herself, aa sober gray headed ancle Herbert. - "Well my dears," said ancle Herbert at last, "I will tell you a story, a true story. I don't think it is quite what- you ' mean by a Christmas story; but the events about which I am going to tell you hap pened at Christmas-time, on this very night indeed, twenty-seven years ago.". " We all settled down to listen, and, af ter s minute's pause, he went on : - "It was Christmas-eve, or rather Christmas-day, for twelve o'clock 4 had struck, and the few people left in the streets were getting gradually fewer and fewer, till it seemed aa though the police man and tbe walls would shortly have London to themselves. It was a bitter cold night, and the snow vas beginning to fall. Most of tbe bouses were dark and silent, though here and there lighted windows atd stray sounds of music and of happy voices showed where a household was seeing Christmas in, and in giving a merry welcome to the happy season. Out of a brilliantly lighted house in one of the West-end streets thero came a young man, who looked as though he felt ' but little share of the general rejoiciog. : He was barely twenty years of age3; but I though so young, bis cheeks were flushed and bia gait unsteady with wine, and bis face was contracted with a look of hope less despair. And little wonder! The house which he had justlcft was a noted f anting bouse. He had been tempted by aa companions, and had -mi.t,i Icwt-lofct far more heavily than he could afford. One Bra brings on another. In rain hope of recovering his losseswith tbe insane persuasion, - common f to 1 all gamblers, that be must win in the end if ha could but play a little longerhe had takes without leave a large sum of hi etapScjer's money, and had slaked it, and lost.. And then, all at once, a horrible remorse, a mad despair, seized upon him. Kr,vr that it wa tnn ,;if ha . .1 -..n magnitada of bis crime j ' he knew too Will that tbe montr. which, when W T. - pected to be able to restore it secretiv he iiSii liiouguioi as oorrowea, . the 11 ivwujkvft v vj m . ci jr uiueicfHnime. Lie knew row that disguise it as he . tuijeht. . taa ttivag of that money was a theft. :-Almjf"l)M be felt in imaeioarfoa ''"the C.-'jJmd upon Lis eoJUr, tbe hand cuffs on his" wrists.. 'He could see tbe witnesses come forward to bear testi mony to his crime 5 he could hear the voice of the judge pronounce scntencj on the thvf. lio dared not meet the con sequence of his sin; and iu his mad de spair, fearing to face the offended man, he had resolved to rush, by suicide, into the presence of an offended God. lie was now hurrying home to drink his last draught upou earth, the - draught that brings sleep, whoso waking is eternity. With his bands clenched and bis hat crushed down upon his forehead, he was rushing madly on, when he heard a sound of shouting, and the tramp of galloping horses. " He looked up, - and saw that the sky above him was red with a lurid glare; and then a runner passed him with the terrible cry of "Fire 1" A house was on fire in one of the streets through which he had to pass; and with a strange feeling of reprieve, he turned aside troui the road to his death to see the sight, tie elbowed his way right and left at the pressure of bis muscular arms. The dwellers in tbe burning house had been somehow got out, and now stood ball naked and shivering in the street. All, it was thought, were safe ; but just as he reached the group there was a fearful snrieK, tor it was found that there was one, tne youngest, missing, The poor mother sobbed acd screamed, and was only held back by force from re-entering the burning building, and perishing with her little one. The father, wrinjnnsc his hands like-one distracted, offered a thous and pounds to the firemen, if they would but rescue bis child. "It can't be done sir," said 'one of them ; if you said a hundred thousand, it couldu t be done. The floors will fall in, in five uioute, and it's certain death to enter that house again." . The red flame was already shining through the nrst floor windows, aud through the open door could be heard the roaring of the fire, which was fast gam ing hold upon the staircase. A thought Hashed across) the youasi man 8 mind hi minutes were numbered, his lite was worthless ; its last act should be a wor thy one, and it he perished in the at tempt, he would be jiuilry of one sin the less. With quick eager questions ho ascertained where the child was. . The fireuicu guessed his intention, and held him back. "Don't go, sir, for God's sake! it's wasting two lives instead of one. : We're uot cowards, sir, but this is certain death If you attempt it, the Lord have mercy upon your poor soul !" Amen !" said the young man ; and throwing of! the hands that held hint back, be rushed into the house aud up the stair case, which creaked and crackled under his feet. : - The fire was raging on the first . floor above. ; The first floor landing was al ready in flames, but the young man, with a fierce leap, sprang past the burning spot, in another second was in the room where the child lay. The room was filled with smoke, and here aud there the flames were darting through the crevices of the flooring He could not see the bedstead but the little frightened voie, sobbing, "Papa, dear; do couic p:ipi !"-. guiding him to the spot where the child lay. 'I will take you to your papa, t dear," he said ; ''don't be frighteued."; Then quick as thought he wrapped the little one in 1 lie blanket and bean to retrace his perilous route. Quick, however, oh he bad been, the flames had gained ground, and scorched his feet as he step ped over the burning floor. lie rushed to the window, thinking that by means of a ladder he could escape that way ; but pouriujr from the windows below him was a sheet of flame. The burning stair case was the only road. - Tying his band kerchief round his mouth and nose, to keep out tbe suffocating smoke, he groped his way to the door. To his horror he heard a crash one-half of the staircase had gone. A deadly terror seized upon him; the last hope of escape was lost. The life which a few minutes since had seemed a burden too heavy to bear, suddenly grew unutterably precious. His eyes. wre blinded, his throat scorched by the thick black smoke, and the tongue of the flame was leaping up around ' him seeking to devour him. .With awful distinctness all the evil of bis life crowded into that oneTearTul moment, shone out as clear as noonday before his eyes. . Instruction wasted, good advice spurned, good reso lutions, etc., rose up before him ; and one and all seemed to dra bim down lost, lost,, lost for ever -and lor . ever ! a moment siuce he dared to live, now - he dared not to die. That awful horroi lent him superhuman strength, v Threading his way through the flames, which were now rising all rouud - him, he crept down as far as he could, and then grasping the broken handrail, swung himself over, and dropped as best be might, a depth of some fifteen' fflet. into the hall below. Fearfully burnt, he bad just strength still holding bis burden iu his arms to stagger into the street, and fell senseless into the firemen's arms. - For many weeks ho hovered r between life and death, iu tbe intensest physical and mental a-rony. . For uioet of tbe time be was delirious,, and haunted by the memory of that awful moment when standing on the brink of death, he -bad looked over into the abyss of eternity.? As he regained his reason a new teiror came over himthe dread of the con-equeoces of liU crime. He r-ever woke without fearing to find the officers of jusiico at his bedside, waiting to carry, bim before thejudj:. But this la-l tear had Jot its former horror; being ae it were, swal lowed up in his overwhelming thankful ness at having been saved troui a ' tar greater crime, the crime that ,lnow,c repeotauce. On bis bed of pain heprayod as never before prated with a penitent and thauklul h. urt; kik! bv the lime he was able to sit upri-h t he was rendv to endure without flinching the shame "and piiu vi in puuisntnent. f or some weeks the evil day was delayed but at last, us ne was Degiiitiiog to regain strength, a visitor was announced, and bis employer entered the room. With a beating boart,' but still resigned, ho felt that bis hour w is come, and nerved himself to meet it. lo his surprise hi uustvr made o allu sion to hi misconduct, but kindly praised Ims courage and his daring deed ; aud the inou-bt flashed across him that his folly and sio were null unknown, and if ha did but keep hu own counsel, ought so re- mai iorevcr.'. The tempter whispered, "be silent V and for a moment be was inclined to yield ;: but" his good ; angel triumphed. With a bowed bead ami downcast eyes he told Ike etory ol Un sin, and waited to bear bis sentence from themau be had w ion tied. for; a lew moments the good old Iran (God hies him) was silent, and thea be said with tears in bis eye : ! "My lad. I am glad that you have told me this, very gUd ; although I knew it before. You have committed a great sin, and you have suffered a ' heavy punish ment. ' Thank God, who in his mercy has saved you from a far giciter . sin 4 bin whose punishment is for ever and ever, i'ou have been through a firey trial: let your future life show that you' have been truly 'purged in the fire, j hot your ot feuse against myself, God forbid that I should add to your punishment I for give you with all my heart, my boy, and you need have no fear abwut your coming back to yoor old place ini the office, ' for uo one except myself will ever know a word of the matter. One thing, however, you must promise me never to enter a gambling house, or stske money at "That I do, sir, upon my bon " he began, and then stopped short, as the unfitness of the word, from one in his situation, flashed cruelly upon him. "Nay, lad," said (he old man, holding out his hand, "don t take it back, it is just the way in which I waotyour prom ise. Upon - your honor, mind. It is tarnished now; let it be the Tabor of your hie to make and keep it bright. And with God's help be did. He rose from that bed, where lor so many weeks be had Iain in peril of his lite, au altered man. His former trieuds wondered at the change, and declared that he had left bis youth in the fire : but they knew nothing of the fiercer fire which during the long weeks had raged in bis bosom, and had scorched away j the relish for youthful follies. Having stood so awfully near to death he had learnt to value life; and to strive so to use life that death should be no longer terrible. And, so striving, God prospered him. The father of the little girl that he had saved was a wealthy man, aud with !generous kind ness helped him even ogaiust his will His kind old master stood hi faithful friend, and. even tuade opportunities of showing his confidence in hi 111 ; aud fur man v years past he has been a partner iu the firm, a rich and respected , merchant. Very few know bis 6Ury. It is not a very merry tme, but it was uppermost in my mind when Effie asked lor a story it mostly is on Christmas-eve, and therefore I have told it to vou. j 'Who was the young man, uncle?" said a childish voice, fllave we ever seen him ?" "Yes, my dear, you know bim very well." ! 'But what became of the little pirl that was saved, uncle ? 1 Js she still alive yet."" ' -J'T -' - "My dears," said uncle Ueibert, 'the little trill is now your ujuat Alice." 5 I Just then the firelight, which bad grown dim, flickered up in a blaze. Aunt Alice Lent over uueie- Herbert' haud and ki-scd it. and as she rui-ed her head, we could see that there were tears in her And we guessed the rest of the story.- 1 ,A l'r.AOUSrjaicKKN I'lTy. On the first Oof, February the eity i of uenes Ay res South America,) contained over 2UU.UUU inhabitants; ;t last accounts from there, over a moiiili ao, it contain ed scarcely 4l,00dw The cause is yel low fever.' During some' days in April as many as 400 died in a single day J O" one day nearly 1 ,000 j corpses were waiting interment in the, city cemetery. Duriug whole weeks there were scarcely laborers enouuh to prepare coffins, carry out the dead and bury them. As might be supposed, there is a' great scarcity' of physicians and l purses, notwithstanding many have gone there from Montevideo, aud other cities. In "many iustances, bodies remain in houses several day be fore they are discovered.:- Families are scattered, and in many instances, parents have abandoned their .cbildien through fright? ' . t - j .. j i i i i ltich and poor, alike, are stricken with the terrible malady. As a . rule, the inhabitants : taking rpfujre in the small, mud-built huts outside the. city, which are considered more safe. Here they sleep upon the ground, paying as high as SJ50 and S50O rent per month for their miserable obodes. . j '--.. - The tallest editor iii the United States is 6 feet .7 inches in height ; he was pro duced in Indiana. The shortest vege tates in Alabama at an elevation of 4 feet 2 inches. The fattest man perspires under a fljsh weight of 398 pounds; three States' claim the honor of his birth. . The leanest weighs 93 pounds ; being consid ered "light paper," no State ' has' Ctime forward to claim him. The most pious has not missed saying a blessing after his meals but once iu forty, yearsf"! he excep tion being a case of badly cooked hash. The wickedest - is a oatelite of the Sun ; he has a wry looking . face nnd a' tasty throat for ryel The3 bfiridsonicst' speci men of the editorial ass, is tbe managing writer of an Arkansas paper." , The rigliest hang up bis hat in a rookery in Philadelphia ; which fact aeconnts for the conv utsions prevalen t among tbe children of that beautiful; city. . The Harvard College Ghost. Old Harvard; jn our time, though fre quently troubled with spirits, suffered no annoyance whatever with "ghost. Sci ence aud unbelief bad frightened them all away, and the increase of imputation had lett no secluded .spot 111 all Cambridge suitable for a ghost's promenade. Still however, thire lingered some old tradi tions of ghots in .former times, who had m-,de these classic shades their haunt ghe-t real and fictitious. Among these of the latter description, one has still dwell in our memory from the narrative ut the lamented artist; Washington Alls ton. The'story.is in substance as fol lows : ' Jl . In those reunions which used so often to take place in tbe students' chambers. lor conversation, cigar-smoking, ana social enjoyment, the subject of ghosts had been very frequently discussoa Some students from tbe country told long and dreadfuf stories, . well authenticated by their grandmothers and maiden aunts, of real, veritable ghosts appearing in the old fashioned legitimate way, dressed in long white robes and making appalling revelations of crimes and hidden treas ures, and then vanished instantly going off without beat of drum, and leav ing the astonished and horrified spectator in the most pitiable state. To these narratives many of the etu dent auditors would "seriously incline," while others counterfeited belief, in order to induce Ahe narrator to afford 'them more entertainment of tbe same sort. In fact, on one occasion the whole coterie, witb a single exception, declared their unqualified belief in ghosts. The stories that they had just heard were too accu rate, circumstantial, and authentic, to be doubted, ihere was no - withstanding the accumulation of evidence. The single dbseuter from this opinion, how ever, stubbornly declared that there must be some mistake. The thing was too absurd iu itself to gain his belief. He would never believe in ghost till h should see one : with bis own eyes. A for fearing them "lie" would like to see the ghost that could frighten him " One of his fellow students, as far from a real beiiet in supernatural appearances as himself, resolved, ueverthe.ess, to put the hero's courage to the prcof. Accordingly on the next evening after that when this lemarkable conversation took place, at a Very late hour, he die-B ed himself up iiuwhite, and quietly glided into the chamber of his companion who was lying alone iu his bed aud wide awake. f --i - The ghost-student, '. knowing that his friend always slept with loaded pistols under his pillow, had . previously takeu care to draw out the bullets from them for he was too well acquainted with the impetnus character of the other to doubi that he would u-e them 011 such an occa sion. On the apj etrance of the spectre the hero sat up in bed and very deliber ately took a survey oi' him, us well as the "struggling.' iiLXMilienin's misty light" seining in at the windows wiiuUi peuuit The gho-t glided across the room, and, sianding before the bed. raised his hand, in an awl ill and, menacing" manner, ac cording to tin: iu-t approved fashion of ghostdom. Si ill l!ie wli da. pcrl'oi iiKince filled to shake the firm nerve of the Harvard gh-t sei r. He only , laughed, and shouied nl-ud in melodramatic form of speech, - Vanish ! I fear you. not " The spectre was morioule.-s, still stand ing und gazing upon him . with ghastly masked face. Our hero, at length, de termined to put -'the apparition to the proof, and "teach him never do Come 1 here no more,", took one of tbe pistols from beneath his pillow and fired it point blank in the spectre's face. When the smoke cleared away there stood the grim figure,' as before, immovable '; Snd apparently invulnerable. Instansta -neously the appalling belief came over the mind of- the uuhappytbeholder that ; be was uctually in the presence of a spirit from the other world,? All his. precon ceived opinions all his habits of thought, all his vaunted courage vanished at once. His whole being was changed ; and be in.-tnnily fell iuto the most frightful con vulsions . '; u i ' - His companion, who bad been watch ing the effect of his experiment; became al umed in his turn, called in others from the'entrv who had participated in the illtimed joke. Medical aid was ealled in, aud every appliance resorted to for his r covery. lJut it was all in vain. Con vulsion succeeded eouvulsion ; -and the unfortunate youth never recovered suffi cient consciousness to be made aware of the trick that had been played upouhiin, until the melancholy scene was closed by bis untimely death."' . - This etory has its moral. The mind of man is too delicate and complicated a structure to be tampered ..with"' by -xperi-metsof this description. Vfiaieyer tiiay be one's opinion of ghost, it is - danger ousto Counterfeit any thing of this kind for. the purpose of. producing terror ,jn the miud of another. v During the winter of 1867, Hary McN , while acting iii the J capacity ol commercial tourist,!, e. drummer, visited Wilmington,-N. C , and Stopped at one of the "first class" hotels. At the break fast table he gave an elaborate order tu the waiter, and ' included in it two ; soft boiled eggs. Sambo went off to the kitch e 1 but soon returned uixi . asked, - Mas Boss, did you want I hem eggs scrambled?" No," said Harry,' "! ' want theln soft boiled-", 'i VA,1 inabt,; sar," and off he trotted again. ; In few.; moments - be loomed in again, and rembrked in a most persuasive tnio, "3Ias I3, you'd bet ter have iem .- eggs scrambled.: "What the d 1 do you mean rf"i roared Harry. "Weil; Mass lioss, said Sambo. "I'll tell you; deui ggs ain't very fresh, and Uoy'U look better scrambled.'-' " llarry cauoeKed the order for hen fruit in to to. - 'About 100.0UO.OUO otaio bug are in tho vicinity of Oshkosb, as counted by the editort ' ' -' il .'"- Whether it was because he did not thoroughly know what was coming,, and so declined to commit himself, or wheth er bo had a delicate consciousness that to reply to such a question would imply a misconstruction of its purport, Jim main-I tamed a grave silence, merely shutiug his great hands alternately, the one above tho other, upon the vertical handle of bis pick; The uncertain light in the eyes of ihe speaker grew by impercepti ble decrees into a positive gleam of in tense longing, as he continued : " "Jim. 1 m not a feller to ask favors; you know that. Kver since we two've been parduers, you ve never knowed me to git a man to hold my dust while I at tended to the cards, without my bein willin to hold bis'n the same. Now, pardner, I feel that I can't drift no fur ther on this level, and I gapss I've got to go down lower. But 'fo'e I go, I want you to tell me, honest, who 'twas shot me that night at the fandungo over to opanisn Uamp. 1 ho thought that I was fired into by some stranger who wusn 1 a rafcin no nana, and come near havin my light Eouffed out by some one unbeknown to me, is not a good thought to die on. When 1 get down yonder. 1.1 k t .. . T. aaumeyas me -w no made this yer hole in yer bacic r id like to tell eui, so't they could spot him when he comes laint no case ior numan justice; wo haven't got nothing invented yet as'd ao ngnt 10 nun. Ana, Jim, don t you never go tor him yourself; that man's too mean for killio'." . The dying man ceas ed, but Jim lowed his bead lower and lower over the pick handle in silence, and seemed struggling , to suppress 1 sob. Finally he asked, in an almost in audible toue : "Bill, are you quite sure you're plaj in' out fast ?" "I'm a coiliu' up my riata, Jim." ; ,,"How loug mou't you last yet T "ot more n ten minutes at tbe side." . , Jim straightened himself upon rock with a jerk. "Bill. I won't never get after feller leastways, not till 1 commit cide. I fired that shot that's a doin' for you !' Then, half apologetically didn't know you then. Bill, or I shouldnt a shot without singui out to you that was on it." i nat extremely moribund miner rose to his feet; mote properly, there was vast upheavd of his frame, w hicli -eemed to expand at every point a it fi.ndy towered ulott like a blasted cedar : "Jim," he fliiued out, "bourd's a fair t . . piay i ana ever since we two ve lieeu parduers vou never k no wed mc to tak back a cud. But iu saying what . I di about human justice, 1 throned away a queen when 1 ki.owed 1 held a right b wer. Jim, I take back that play ; I'm alter your scalp, pardner ; i nc spot is still pointed ont to the irave.er. . .T " ""Very Cool. .. a r- '-'Ju ,t mi' A mountain traip a narrow, ortuons. difficult path.;;Two miners with their estates tied up.in roftesio'd sinng acrtiiss their backs, scrambling wear ly . upit Just at tbe steeot part the foremost halted short, turned9 about, deliberately uuslung bis pitek, sat down upou. it. aud sighed. Ail he lisiked across the green expanseof tho valley betcvf, to the brown majesty o the'-rippoifite -range, and ovr in'o the fa; hornless 1 ethe beyond, a iook not of earllr crept intt hi eye, impress ing his face with"Bmething ofthe glory of ibje llansSgnration. His .Companion rough and hard though he was. observed the change, And appeared to have Mime vague and iinporfe-t idea of its nature, for, without a word, he' grounded hi own baggage; and-, sat h'uisclf tliooght fully upon, a rx-k.r For some 'lime ihe 1 wo maintained a silence, which "was in tensified rather than broken by the j 1-1 disiinguisbatle mnvmor of the river, a thousand feet beliw. The wiud whi pered it eternal secret t the pinessitd ihe sun;' tlamhig-' grandly ubov, flung wave alter wave 1 light against the bill, wiiieb MTt back faint pulsations of - heat, as it were an cho. , . t ,-'' ' '' ; 'Jim," and tho voice of tho' miner w is ehoke I and husky, a- troubled in its lower depths by struggling emotion "Jim," we fwo've sfcestn good. frienda ain't wa?" - out his that sui NEW TO-DAY. Heroism ond Cruelty. . t ... A lnos' roiicuing lust.itit-c or heroism and one of the in it arr .eious acts f cruelty, the truth of which is vouched for by the 'trust re-pectabtu authority, occurred during the Clumbia struggle for independence. The Spanish General MoriUo, the mjsf blotd-thirsty and treacherous - tool of ihe Spani-h King, was created Count ut Curtliagcuia and Marquis de la I e ria, for services which rather entitled him to be butcher cr h ing man. While seated in his tent one day, he saw a young boy before him drowned in tears. '1 lie chiel demanded of him ior what purpose he was there. ' - ... . - if The child replied that h-j had come to beg the life of his father, then a prisoner in Morillo's c uip. "What can you do o save your father V asked the General. "I can do but little ; but what I can shall be done. ' Morillo seized the litllj fellow's ear, and said : Would you suffer your ear to be taken off to procure your lather's life?" ''I certaiuly would' was the undaunted reply. A soldier was acordingly called, and ordered to cut- off the ear 'with a single stroke of the knife. The boy wept, but did not resist while tho barbarous order was executed. "Would you lose your other ear ra'htr than fail in your purpose?" was the next question. "I have suffere'd much, but for my father I can sutler still," was the an swer of the boy. , The other ear was taken off pice meal, without flinching on the part of the noble boy. . "And now go I" exclaimed Morillo. untouched by his sublime courage; "ihe father of such a eon must die." , In the presence of his agonized and vainly suffering sun, tho patriot father was executed. Ni(ver did a life picture exhibit such trutkfiul lights and shades in national diameter, sue! deep, trcaeh erous villainy, heroism ! such . lofty, eulhusiaat.c .The commissioner of internal revenue has decided that the act of July 14, 187J, abolishes the exempli n heretofore pro vided for iho apoi heearics, under para graph thirty three, sec; ion seventy-nine, of the act of OuryjTes-s id' June 8U, 1804 This paragraph, which it i decided Iu, een repealed, provided that apo hecar ies who had taken out license as such should not be required to take out a license a retail dealer of liquor in eon sequence of selling alcohol. Under the decision it would appear that apothecar i alter April 30 must take outlicciie a retail dealers in liquors. - -., . It is said that Horace Greeley - ortc uttempivd to if up a fahsMiitb!e - irt after the Jenkins sty le, and - wrote as-fo I iw:' "Mri, John Buchanan was unu-u ally chnrmirig with orange bloswHii ber huir, devollette dress and long trail. Horace was absent and failed to read tli priMif sheet.-: when what wan tho lady indignation on reading.' ooxfc -moiniog J "Mr. Buchanan wa continually churn ing with an ourangoutung fastened to tier Qair, a discolored 0 tail !" ,e, and in ber shirt "DolUnger is now a mnch ; a name ''ft interest tit the apoNiotiu world as bat of Peringer in the pistolic. One ,' uur religious cotemporarics hopes ,th Wo lings? movement won't prove a "flasa la tbopan. : . CD A RLE i A. DXSX, Editor. A Newspaper oi t'ao Present Times - , Iajsudjafor Teojlj Xavf oa CartU. tocloaii.R rrni3 . 5:cc!-. :lci. Mercluat, Pro fm.onai Men. Wmuars, Tulniars, al I i--' ne.- or Bouvi Fo'.at. aaa tUo Wlvc, Soas. and Saiuhtar ut all ON1.T ONE DOX.L.AH. A VBAlt ON'JS HUNDRED COP1E BOB. SSO. Or toM ttnfe Ob Cent a CdpyjXet there be 830 Cml at ev try Post Office. m m ! 1 in f j(H S 8EMI-WESK.LY bCN, 83 A YBAB. r tbs nmt (ix aa t geaernt cJiaracter : as Tltfe WEKKtf , bd't Willi crcater rarlety of mlaeel'aaeona roalin, ad fnrnlsMDZ (be nw to its anoacribw. with cie4ter tresbaea. beeanre U comas twice a weeiclasteaa otoace onlr. THK DAILY BCN, 86 A YEAE. A premtnontlr rcaa -.b'e newspaper, wita the laraea eiroaiackm in tbe womL Krre. Inrto iwident. and tearlet in politico. 'A I the newa from evi-rjirbera. Tr csu;a m oopy ; bj wall, 60 ceiiu a mouth, or go a jrttax. TERMS TO CLUBS. THE DOLUS WEEKLY VS, Five copies, one rear, aaparaieiy ae dresaS. ' Fear Italian. Tea roDie. one Tenr. senxratelr addreasea (aud aa enn copy to tbe getter a or clno) r . - - j Elakt JJolIare. Twenr eonlea, one yerxr, emratelr addreed (-d an exura copy to tue uettar dp of c:nb). Fifty enpl-a. one rear, to oae Idras? (and tbe Ssnu-Aeelc'.y one yenr t rotter i p cr tlnb), . Tblrty-throo Dollar. Fifty oopleSjOna year. enatataiT andraase and tue Seuil-Weekly oneys.!--o rrptt(-r nf-o rlu, - riitrryflre Dollar. pne btired Wflaa, one rear; t ruo ad lrcf l tn-1 ctit Lialiy tor oni; year tn?bcff.-fter u-'Of c i. Klfty Dollar. One hir wired ootee, iio nr. ,iarntlv d. dre-e'l .an '. ibe iioUy lur o.e yr to i ne r.-ncr up ofelabj, - sixty Dalian, , THS SEMI-WEEKLY BCX. .FiYeeoDlct.oeyciii.wnaratdir !(!!. . s . - Eiiiitt Dollars. Ten fc lc. ore verr f(-iarae!v aaarefased . an cxtracopy t tetter iw r -l t). r-.- ' Sixttea Dollars. - TOUIt JIOSEY '. tn Trr-t fiffl. j orcle?. ci;cis,. or diaft- mVnr Yorlc, wheriTef r-jre:.lriit If not. ti.cn register tne leue.-i Cojtaiuins: i;o nr. A tctres I. W ESni, vri; Inb 1. hnr, SaoolSee. New Yore City. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ? r$ ' s. ; - f 1" 'g s 1. -"i ' r v v ? r "..' IT'- M-.ivrfliVXi' , -. J ' ; A FEW .HEAJSONS WHY4 '" THE A R I O M-P I A-MO ILI.-IIKAD PAPEU. bU rizcsl jast received '. ani lor j-ale at tUis ofuto, low for cash. R.H.McD0rtVLD&C0., ttIOJ.TBtLT3 DRUGGISTS Ca'l t e rft'nt'rt-t rrTcnl-9 1- llirir l-rfi cworr. roe. X f - Newlv Arrived " ((oiku, cnr. p-. im rart c f t:e f'lovir article tor -t t -vitri It rr tul --trrt Inawi i piled. WHOLE BALE iict ii sstoih:. Fhtfti E'-rn. I Tti din's PtrrAjT'ss Patkxt MivtmiK. I Dpi i8T' trSBitts, 1 aPSHFB MI-POSTSC I SHAKE It HEFTf, FSRXTtAI. Olt?, I 1'tBFl H1TF1EI, KxaOSEKU OIL. P.lTOilKD OltS,; vmic"! r-8 offT c tbo lowrf t CeFh rrkics, and aro determined not to lo ondt reold. e. n. McDonald & co, Exs feasciccc, cau . A Ou mALJmA., Our Drujr It' fciios l.tat cl in S.m Fran-i.tA.-o, tins At er our lcj-t wifilii3r and esijrs.- i g .nr thanks tir tbe lib ral iair- n.ise we h-j recti. ed for m .re thnn tKC:!tr-ine yenre. 1 irinir wbii-h eiiui we Lave len r-t -adiiy ena.e I in thj Urn : l.n-iuuss in Calif rni:i. wc be tu say ill i onfeiiitMu e f l!ie rapi I irrw-b f Dr. Walker C'iilitviiii:i Vinegar Uilie . ni ir a'l orr the Vnituil r?t:tt- nti-l enuntii-- far In-yonil. w- r nctiirsfitatej.tj devote mix entire lime to sail b:tin::K. - : We are tba Ol'lst Drug firm on t'lQ Pat ifii-C-ar ami th s orily pn?. enlinoiia linger tlio amc pnprieti;r sin-e 1S4J, antl liwve letemiin-! t 811 our Inr-t. frosportifl. and w.H establiabed lmin- on favrallj tcrm. ' V This i rare ofportnity for men witb mians. "f enterioa into a protitublo liujiucas wiib atlvan lajrvs never bef'iru 0Vo l. 1 s- : - For lutrtk-nlar t mioiru of 11. 11. A1. I0NI,I CO.. , B. TI. MrIosALD, M'iiilep!e Drnggis-U. J. C. Spkvckb. t f -Sa t Krnnriiico. Cat. N. B. Until a sale is rS'le we phall rontinne our importations and keep a lane slock of frveb coo ls constantly on hand, and fell at prices to defy competition. The Great Medical Discovery ! ; Dr. WALEEB'S OALIFOBNIA ' : VINEGAR BITTERS, , Jl 52 i- Hondred3 ef Thousands 51" Zf2 Bear testimony to their Wonder- rb cS fal Curative Effects. 2 s. $H WHAT ARE THEY?1 SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS. 5fHK AEI0K WAWO-FoitTB has Greater Power than any other other Piao-Fort factnred. IT WILL STAND 1 IS TUNK tON GEB and in its mechanical eonstruelion it it wore per fect, and therefore, more durable tbaa any Instru ment constructed iu the uraal modern style, - ' The aranement of tbe Agraffe, tbe manner of tringing.tbe peculiar form and arrangement of -tbe Iron Frame, -'; Supersedes all Others. . ''i fr".,'.ii.t jfc if. 1 ;3iU$V1lf:- The use of a hart, (which is a part of the Iroa Frame on a line with the heavy steel stringing, gioa '" Great Strength Where most needed, and in this respect all other Pianos fuiU ;,:' jr Theconctruction of tbe WBEST PL.ANK, into which ihe Tuning Pins are inserted, is such tfetrt ti ls impossible f r tho pins to become loosened, or the Wreet Plank i;sclr to vplit, a ia too often the case in other 1'iano-ForU.s, THE EXTHAOULIXARY EVEN NKSS, Tbrougl.out the entire scale, the excellent Singing; Quuiii-, tbe .-, , ... .-. S .-. ., A- ...-.(.. - Lepgth and Purily on YilraU'on, Ail go to prjvo what we claim, vis. ! that the Arion PinnoForte Is tho Eeat Instrument Manufactured. THE DF'uflsvTIEJ 1ST 3? s ARION PIANOS Are used Exclusively ia llio . AM ERIC AN, COXSEUYATORIES . i ' OP MU.-ilC '-' - : ' '' of New York cltj.' l.J J I . T ; . :' I - y ;. ' The mnstnerrs tel n p'nno esn receive is con ttitnt use in a Constrvatory. V id -o , Sri THET ABE SOT A VILE SS CARirt n n 1 ri 1 e S '. a,e w -w r u 11 1 1 e x f r t Uade of Poor It am, -Whiskey, Proif Bplrltaavna Kefaeo l.iqnwradocturt.d.spleed and sweetened tJ plcaso tbi tasto. called 'loa- ' Ics,"" Appetisers, "Ceetorcrs," c. tliat lead tbe tippler on to drunkenness and ruin, bet are " atrno Medicine, mado from tbe Native Uootsand Herbs or California, free Irani all Alt olx-Uo Stlmulstnia. Thoyero tbeiiltKAT Itl.OOU . rtlRlFIEKaaJ LIFE tJlVISti PI11N CIPI.Bapcrr.ct Kcnovatcr asdInvIoratcr of - too System, carrying c 0 a: I rolsosoas matter and restoring t'e blood to t bcaltfcy eoRfiltion. No person cat take tbess El tors accorillii to tib-vc-tloaeadrjmaialsjnaw.ll. Far Inllantinulory nail Chronic Ithcn atulans nnd tiour, l.vs:ci;. ir InU:-a-ett loo. Diliaux, ltcmlticut nnd tutor ntttent Fevers, I)i.cn,ca fef tha ISIoorf, Liver. Kidaeyn, and Bladder. t-uo Itlt Icra bavj ocoa most aaca jatu'. Smta esMC ara oaascd by Viiintcd niooil. wlt:ek Is generally rrsJsesJ ty claatferaofit cf ta- ' DiswlwoOreanw ' ' ' - VMPClSIAfU ISDlOErtTU. ... Headache rela 1 1 IbJ El.ouiuo.-a. Co-.ii.-:., T.;;:t nesaof tbC!icst.lj:zz:aja3.Sor.rrriic:at.,o .s of the EtomacJi, Cad tasU 1 1 t ia u:h B lloi tacla, ra:p:t..t:oaort:i3llJa.-t, Iaaaai;iart.a oj - the Luzss.P1-' la t:o-'oa" etVM K'daoys.aad nbuadr.d ofjcr pa otul symptoms, oxj tuj c-- -w-- torpid liver al bowla, wl.lc.i rcnJc tl.ca of a equalled eacaey 1 1 cieaasins t..o blood cf til .. Imparities, ed Ini partus uaw Hi aad 4W tiie wliolosystom. ... - FOB HK.tS lIfEAES. rr-.-.rt:on.Totr, taltmcuai.Blotobva. Sota. 1 bu.-ilis. rustulcs. Bo'.la. Carjiaaslas r.Us-T.-o:saa. resl:ioa J. Cor Evss.BryIP-t-.ttc:i. 6carS.: Uisolorat.oaa of tbo Ekl namors aad Bis:ai of tu Skin, of " whatever naau ornatnr-, arj Ktcrilly dus np aadearrladoaiof taa systaia Ia ebor t j by 5 tue o of tbosJ Bitters. Oco bottla 1 1 such - eases win convince tbe nest laeredulous or tbete curative otTects. . . , ... ,' , - . : " Clcaaso tbs Vltiatol Blood wbcaover yo-ttlai Ma Imparities borHlnr turouirh site ai.i la !mv ples, Krupiloaa cr Sores t clcansult whin you nd It obstructed end elugsish U the veinst' cleanse it wbea It la foul, aad your f jul;nts will ' tell yen erbea. Seep fie blood jmro and tha . lMilthelsyetomwaitollow. ., pX. TA PB aid otlicr TO Irtrktna- la ' the system of aomanyahouaaads. 'nrj effectually' . iiciinTnl tn-i rift For f.ill diroottoaa, rsad carefally tbedremtor aronnd caob bottle. j.WALtUB. Prepsteter. IL IL' UdOOITALD as CO Druggists and Ooa. Aeats. Saa Francisco, . Ce!aad at aad St Commerce Street. Sew Vorlc fOLB BT AXL BBTTOOIBTB AVB DEALERS. Read The Following:: . I j.flordj me muvh lcaure to give yon, io three lew lines very sim-trr ttstim..uii.f fur the Piano Fortes of your wannlucture. We have now used tbe "1'ateut Arion Pianos" in nor Conservat- rics Ur ytsr, and have hU a fair opportunity of tet fng their durability during tbat time. Tbe Pianos ' have been played upon almost constantly frons murDtng tiFl night, and a Piano mcrt iudeed be good oue when it will lwarencb constant . use-with out fbowinar siens of defection. As for rmiaiia . in tune, it out rivals any Pinno known to tne".' Tticir peculiar sweetness of tone in the weble , (as compared to other Pianos with tbe ordinary metal arnlfo arraniri ment 1 is su etrikine Lbat I have had pnpilsrcmark, while taking thcirlesioo, that ulthough they had at home what Ibey sup posed to be one of Ibe bxl makes of Pianos, (till the treble was very wir.cy ti ncd compared with the "ARION." . .. ..... ... ....... . ,., .. : , What makes them still more desirable i their uniform volume of tone, which enables an Artist to perform a composition in i:s true character. ' Tn total, X can eonscientiously endorse all tbat is claimed by the Arion Piano Forte Company for tbf ir superb iustrumonts. as I coroider tbem u. perior lo any other make. - , Congratulating you upon the great ruccess yon 1 avo obtained in tbe manufacture of so perfect an instrument, I remain, yours, ..,..- Very tru'v, ' - IlEiSUV bCIIROEDER, ilirector. New Tork, SeptcmUcr 3, 1S70. . , - Ly -.i. f I. II -. . j U -Jk -.Si I i i , , A, AGTATS VWAWTEO We want first rial's and responsible Agents ia (. very city and town where we have not nlready sp poiuted tbem. . , . I lVc have jnst Published rj: f" ' Our annual Illustrated Pamphlet, which con tain & a lull uenTij'tiou ut tb ii-.ttirior cunsirUA-tioi oj tue fjt ut Am. a 1'i.ii.o-i uibj, and all tbe obcr lead ing Piauoiiwl tbe pruuipui makes; illustrated with i uu, tin. t,ulra;tiug tbe Anon with ail mher firsts c.a.- l'tanws, aud pioving : Why and Where On - Pianos are superior to any in the market. Onr pamphb-t contains erir vmgs i,l all the dif- t syis ff ii s-nmient. that we maniifartnre.. zwia ; a :uli ilescriptni f each, so tbat a person an -iol tne style Jiey. may dcerre tn order, with. i t io a-snrw-re that ti e will reo rro Jnst a e.d ;. !... . , " . . , . . . .. . ....... . n,., nvpvfM-.uj ..i.iuaii m meet it. We b iv milil 'vcr Five Thouxand Pi ncs many of (I o n beinr wl.ippcl trreat liivtimree; ar-d we have, in v.-ryvtrei-eivvd Use 6rat-cmplaint. Aa we glvej a writiew guarantee wib every Piano wemanafuc ture. for fv y. uis. ihe pun baser rune o rl-k. t n m'tftil a tcrittaraurp ,mj,k!tt wkicA me mait Ae, nnd M!iea tfi.m write Male icAal paper yon ease f -'s Wecanti'.o lbs puhlicfrom pnrchasinza rbrnn Pmno, which bas riet.'itiy been put iu tho market, bearing tbe name Aiion." All peruine Armn P.ario-1 ht-ar the name "Patent Arion.'-' and can oji'y lte pur hxre-l from nr How Jfork Ware, ro ma. or our authorized Agents throughout the UniteJ States. . . AH Hods of Musical Instret -"e;jlhdr inuN fii' JTo. SM Brodw.y, Tgmm, York Ci&f.