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THE PLOT ACCOMPLISHED.
Claude Montrose, immediately upon
arriving .at New lork, directed his
steps to a small boat, plying between
that city and Hoboken. Entering it.
lie was soon safely landed upon the op
posite shore. Stepping on land, he
looked about cautiously. Perceiving no
one whom he recognized, ho next pro
ceeded up the shady avenue leading to
uie iMysoian fields: tlience alone a bv
path leading to the foot of "Weebawken
HIII. Ascending a short distance, he
turned to tho left Into an obsure and
lonely path, which he traversed about a
quarter of a mile, when, turning an ab
rupt angle, lie stopped at the door of ti
little hut, almost hid by shrubs and
trees. Giving two peculiar raps, the
voice or a woman squeaked out:
Opening the door, he stood face to
face with Lodowlski, the "Indian
witch," as she was called bv the few
who had chanced to see her in her lone
ly abode, on account of her disagreeable
"Ha! LodI, how fares my friend? Is
lie as safe as ever from the limbs of the
"Seok him and you will know. He
can speak," and opening a small door,
which seemed to bo cut through the
wall at least two feet from the floor, and
which was entirely hid by some old
shawls and garments hanging over it,
she admitted Claude into the presence
of Norman Burke.
"Ah! my comrade!" exclaimed the'
latter. "Bight glad I am to see you.
But I did not expect this pleasure for a
month yet. I thought you was on your
bridal tour by this time. Ha ! ha ! To
what am I indebted for this very apro
"Simply to the defeat of my intended
nuptials with Miss Nicety, who dared
to make a fool of me," answered Claude,
gritting his teeth with rage.
"A fool of you! How so ?"
Relating the circumstance of his dis
appointment in the summer house, ho
ended by saying:
"Not that I care about the fair beau
ty's loss, but the money how tho deuce
am I to get along without it?"
"Get along? Pooh! You. a pro-
sessed gambler, talkintr thus? Wliv. I
- . - -
just stake a few 'shiners' at the faro ta-
ble. ou'rc a lucky rascal! Never
font T'-1 1 1 UMI1 I nnlrt T I
" - UU,J a uicu i
to poke my nose out; I would set thei
example," replied Norman. "But how
comes on my bride, or rather she that
was to be, as is to be? for, by heavens,
I love that girl and mean to have her
yot, notwithstanding I have had the
honor of being called a rascal and a vil
lain by her family. I guess she will
think so in reality before long."
"Oh, she is having a grand time as
happy as a lamb in her freedom. It is
all right between her and the parson,
and the old folks have given their con
sent to the union, so you see, my boy,
you have the Jill as well as myself."
"Ha! ha! ha! 'Consent to the union,'
hey? And pray when is this religioue
affair to take place?"
"A soon as he becomes settled, I be
lieve. "What little information I have
I accidentally obtained from my fair
inamorata and that specimen of a nig
the Hewitts have," replied Claude, in a
"'As soon as ho gets settled,' hey?
Well, we will sec. I have quite a dif
ferent plan in my head. "Will you as
sist mo?" asked Norman, with a sneer, i
"Any money to be made by tho opc-i
ration?" asked his companion, winking!
as he thrust his hands into his pockets,
" ell, as that I cannot say, though
the rewards may bo large and we might
possibly get hold of them. My plan is
this to steal my bride elect, or, in
more gentle terms, conduct her to a
husband's home, though not quite so
ceremoniously as I should have done
had that she devil not come to life
"un, 110:" exoiaimeu uiauue with a
sneering laugh ; "I see. Well, I have
no objections to lending my aid, provid
ing tho remuneration is good."
"Agreed, then. If you -will do your
best to help mc in obtaining possession
of Mifas Hewitt, I will make you the
possessor of five hundred dollars the
day we are married."
"That's a go. I'll do it. Consider
me your man. But what proof have I
that you will do as you say? It will
not do for a rogue to trust a rogue," said
Claude, fearful that he should not get
his just dues.
Taklug a magnificent diamond ring
from his finger, Norman placed it upon
"By the redemption of this. Now
listen. First you must obtain me a dis
guise, so perfect that even my own
mother would fall to recognize me In it
second, another for yourself as perfect!
After this is done I will tell you the
"Enough. Leave It to me. ami
will have hard work to discover your
own identity, so complete shall vnnr
own disguise be. Remain Lodi's guest
a short time longer, and you can'once
more revel in your freedom. Keep
dark till you see me again," and shak-!
Ing hands, Claude departed, promising
to return the next day at an early hour.
True to his wow, Claude was on hand
at the appointed time. Giving the well
known raps, he was again admitted to
tho presence of his accomplice in guilt.
"Well, let me see how I shall look In
a wig," said Norman, taking a ferocious-looking
red one from the bundle
that Claude had placed upon tho table.
Fitting it upon his head, ho ex
claimed: "That certainly makes me look very
fascinating. Now for the heavy whis
kers to match. There, that is capital!
I can travel hi safety now Jf ever I
could, for I look go outrageously ugly
that the 'old fellow' himself would
liardly dare approach me."
Dressing himself in the suit of a sai
lor, lie jauntily placed the tarpaulin
upon his head and pronounced himself
"Not quite," answered Claude, taking
a bottle from his pocket containing a
dark mixture "Your delicate hands
would betray you. Just let mo give
them a wash with this," and taking a
brush, he soon gave them the appear
ance of having been long exposed to the
sun. "Now you are finished to nnrfw-
tion. Let mc see how I shall become
the dress of a country curate. The
greatest difficulty will be for me to be
have myself witli a proper decorum and
keep my face long enough," and taking
another bundle, ho was soon attired,
looking so meek and solemn in his long
straight locks and "shad-bollicd" coat
that Norman gave vent to a hearty
".now, tlien, for particulars," said
Norman, sealing himself. "First wo
will start for Bridgeport, where we will
engage board at some obscure shantv.
There we can be on the lookout for our
fair captives, and arrange something to
our satisfaction, or better still I have
it now!" exclaimed he, springing from
his seat. "I will write a letter telling
her to come to the cottage of poor blind
Sarah, of whom I have often heard her
speak. I will write it in the name of
some minister I can easily ascertain a
name telling her Sarah wishes to
see her privately. She in the compas
sion of an unsuspecting heart will never
imagine evil, and will of course comply
with tho wish of the Rev. Dr. whom I ,
shall have the honor of personating. I
Ahem! There is a small portion of
thick woods near the cottage. In them
wo can secrete ourselves and await her
oi A iuuu jiv uuuui sue will
-do; and in fail in it, why, no one will
be the wiser, and I should only be
1 . 4
oniiueu to Dlail f;ninit ihm lr tl
goes on as I hope for, when I see her
coming I shall just pop out from my
hiding place and gently close her mouth
with a sticking plaster, which I shall
carry for the occasion. See, Parson,
how I have planned It?"
"Exactly, son of Neptune. But how
will you get her into the carriage, for I
suppose sue will be like all other women
kick up a terrlblo fuss."
"You must have the carriage in read
iness at the foot of the lane leading be
tween the Marsh's and the Hewitt's,
and keep both ears and eyes wide open.
As soon as you see her coming, just
hold yourself in readiuoss to help me. I
have not much fear of a scene. She will
be frightened nearly to death at this
hideous head of mine."
"Well, certainly I give you credit for
planning deviltry, and sincerely hope
you may succeed. I shall do my best to
help you, for I shall only be too glad to
sec her haughty pride brought low. She
has always scorned me, I know from
her very actions, and I should not be
surprised if it was through her means
tnat I was cheated so nicely out of my
fivo thousand," answered Claude, as he
opened tho little door before mentioned
leading into Lodi's apartment. Then,
pushing it shut, he asked in a subdued
touc, "But where am I to drive to after
we have obtained tho fair lady, for I
suppose I am to assume that very re
"Never mind now. I will tell you
more before the time arrives," answered
Norman. "Come, let us bo off as soon
as I pay the old squaw for hiding me so
iiicciy. a nave no lear or being detected,
even by Hays himself", were he living)
so come." '
"Well, Lodi, how much do I owe
you?" asked Norman, as lie and Claude
entered the apartment where the old
"Owe me? Only thanks. I ask no
money. I have enough to carry me
back to the distant "West. Lodowiski
asks no more. Let her rest in the for
est where the great chiefs live."
"To what tribe do you belong?"
asked Norman, a new thought striking
"To a tribe of brave and fearless Nat
chitoches, who live far away towards
the setting sun. Louisiana is my
home," answered she, eyeing her ques
tioner. "Louisiana," said Norman, mentally.
"That is the place. I should then be
safe and out of the way of Catherine de
Mldci, for she will never return to the
land where she so hated FIcctfoot and
the scene of her sorrows." Then, turn
ing to.Lodi, ho said aloud:
"Can I trust you 1"
"Have you not already done so?
Have I betrayed you?" said she, with a
j scornful look.
"You arc right," replied Norman. "I
! will trust you farther. But remember
Ifyou betray us you will pay the pen
alty with your life."
"With my life, hey?" said she with a
scornful sneer, as she rested her elbows
on her knees.
"You see," began Norman, as he
seated himself upon an old rickety
chair, "lam disguised, not only to es
cape the officers who are on. track of
mc, but also to enable me to obtain pos
session of a beautiful young girl, who
has promised to become my wife, but
whoso parents have forbidden it. Now
my friend present and myself intend
eloping with her, but what to do with
her after I get her to escape the knowl
edge of those who will no doubt be in
pursuit, I do not know. So If you can
help mc, you shall be well paid, besides
receiving my warmest thanks."
"Would you take the pale-face to the
laud of tho red man ?" asked Lodi, her
face brightening with pleasure.
"Any where that she may be safe in
my possession," answered tho black
"Tis enough. Sec that you bring
her safe to the cabin of Lodi, and she
will conduct her among her tribe, where
you can follow."
"Thanks, thanks, Lodi. You shall
have gold, plenty of gold, for tho tribe,
for the pale girl has jewels."
"Bah! I care not for gold; but the
heart of Lodi delights in the misery of
the pale daughters and bounds at the
Idea of a captive. She will bo called
bravo If she brings homo a white
"Three weeks from to-night you may
expect us if all proves successful," re
plied Norman. "But remember, Lodi,
that you must not harm a hair of her
Another scornful glance as sho re
plied: "When Lodi promises you can depend
upon her. She wishes not to kill the
bird, but to see it flutter."
"Enough. You will seo us if all goes
well," was the reply, and closing the
door behind them, these two worthies
were soon on their way to New York
Stopping at a low Inn or eating houso
in the lower part of the city, they wait
ed until tho darkness of night should
once more enshroud the earth in her sa
ble mantle, when, proceeding at once to
the depot, they took tho nino o'clock
train for Bridgeport. Arriving in safety,
they waited till morning made its ap
pearance again, when, directing their
steps to the suburbs of the town, they
beheld a dilapidated farm house, whose
appearance denoted anything else but
neatness. Here they had but little dif
ficulty In obtaining board for a week or
They had been hero nearly three
weeks, and the Hay had at length ar
rived when they were to carry their di
abolical scheme into execution. Sitting
down one afternoon, after his return
from scrutinizing Sarah's cottage and
ascertaining that all remained as for
merly, Norman soon wrote and dis
patched the note purporting to be from
Dr. Mitchell, whose name and pastor
ship he had before obtained, as well as
the knowledge that Sonora occasionally
attended his church. Then, telling
Claude to be sure and have a carriage at
the place of rendezvous, he proceeded to
the small copse of trees before men
tioned, and awaited in hopeful expecta
tion the result, which was not long in
transpiring, though not exactly as he
wished it, for, as we already know, she
was not alone.
Sonora was obliged to pas3 through
this wood unless she took a circuitous
route, which vas considerably out of
the way. caring no danger, and it be
ing some timo yet before sunset, she
hurried along, with Rissey at her side
carryiug the basket.
Norman, who stood behind an Im
mense oak, saw her coming, but per
ceiving Rissey also, lor a moment
thought his plans frustrated. Waiting
until she passed him a few steps, he
made a motion to Claude, whom he had
stationed at a short distance, leaving
the carriage at the foot of the lane, to
seize Rissey and prevent her screaming,
as that would spoil all.
Stealing along cautiously like some
panther through the thick bushes, he
suddenly sprang out and seized the
frightened Kissoy, at the same moment
mat Gorman placed the sticking plaster
Ulcr mouth of our heroine, who
knowing that earthly help was out of
ncr reacn, inwardly called upon God to
her rescue, while she remained passivn
in th.e hands of her unknown captor, for
she had not the least suspicion that It
blie felt more Heartfelt agony at the
thought of her loved parents' distress,
and the frantic resistance of poorBissey,
whose large eyes nearly protruded out
of her head, in her mad endeavors to free
herself from Claude, who was dragging
her along by main force. At last she
succeeded in freeing one hand, with
which she struck the Frenchman a blow
in the face, so infuriating him that he
pulled one of her car-rings from her ear,
lacerating the Uesh in a terrible man
ner. The poor creature was by this
time so overcome by fright-and pain,
and finding all her efforts in vain, that
she suffered herself to be placed in the
carriage by the side of her young mis
tress, who was nearly insensible.
Norman, taklug a handkerchief from
his pocket, held it to his fair captive's
nose for a moment. Then, replacing
it, ho said:
"There ! I gucs3 she will be quiet the
rest of the way."
Turning to Rissey, who believed in
her ignorance that her mistress had
been killed by some supernatural power,
"If you dare to- open your mouth or
try in any way to get away until I send
you, I will instantly blow your brains
out with this," and he held up a re
volver to her excited gaze. "No harm
shall happen to you as long as you be
have yourself and keep quiet. Do you
hear and understand?":"
"Yes sar!" and throwing up her arms
to shield herself from sight of tho mur
derous weapon, with a scream of "Oh!"
she sank upon the seat where reclined
Sonora in a deathlike swoon from tho
effects of chloroform.
"Now drive to tho river as fast as the
horses can go," said Norman in a whis
per to Claude. "Wo will engage pas-
sago on board the Dart, which sails for
New York to-night. I will pass her off
as my wifo who has been taken sudden
ly ill, and this nig as niy servant. I
can easily scare her into obedience, and
the other I will keep under tho influ
ence of my handkerchief."
Mounting tho box, Claude did as he
was desired, only too glad to get out of
a neighborhood which momentarily
caused his weak nerves to tremble with
fear. Arriving at the wharf, luck
seemed to favor their malicious designs,
for tho Dart was getting up steam, and
just ready to sail. Securing a room for
his wifo and servant, with tho help of
Claude he carried Sonora iti and laid her
in ono of the berths, where, telling Ris
sey to set by and watch, and "not to
make the least noise if she valued her
life, for all on board were under his
commaud, and Bhe would be instantly
thrown overboard," ho locked tho door,
and putting the key in his pocket,
ascended to the promenade deck to enjoy
a half hour in smoking.
"Thank fortune, so far, so good!" ex
claimed Claude, taking a seat and
throwing his feet over the balustrade of
the boat. "If that darkey don't set up
a yell, and alarm all hands on tho boat,
I shall think we are lucky dogs."
"Oh, thero Is no fear of that. That
nogress is so superstitious and ignorant
that you can frighten her into any thing.
She is all right. She will not open her
mouth after the sight of that pistol. As
soon as we arrive at New York, which
will be scarcely light, I will bribo some
hackman, and drive directly to old
Lodi's. Once there and we are safe,"
was the conclusion of Norman, as he
puffed away witli as much tionchulence
as though he had never committed
ought to bo ashamed of.
White Cake. 1 cup of butter. 2 of
sugar, 1 of milk, 4 of flour, 4 eggs, U
teaspoon ful of cream of tartar, X do. of i
Sorr GiNGOUiiti'AD. 1 cun of mo
lasses, 1 of sour cream. 2 cues. salt, cin-
ger, 1 tcaspoonful of soda; make It into
a thick batter with Hour.
Potatoes. Always add salt to the
water whilo potatoes arc boiling; boil
moderately, not violently, aud let them
be only well covered with water.
Buckwheat Cakes. Never make
buckwheat cakes of buckwheat alone;
maKo one pan ot corn meal, two or wheat
flour, aud two of buckwheat. They arc
then spongy, instead of being flabby.
Ckui.TjEKS. 2 omrs. 2 tablcsnoonfuls
of melted butter, 2 do. of new milk, 4
neaping laoiespooinuis ot sugar, l tea
spoonful of soda, salt, and flour enough
to mako it easy to roll. Cook in hot
SroxrJE Row- That sounds nice,
and is said to tasto oven better 3 eggs,
1 cup of sugar, 1 of Hour, 1 tcaspoonful
of cream of tartar, J do. of soda, rubbed
carefully through a sieve. Bake in a
dripping pan, spread with jelly when
warm, and roll.
"Washin'O. Housekeepers will find it
n great convenience to have two wash
boilers on washing day, one for re-heating
the suds, whilo the other and larger
one contains the boiled clothes. It is as
handy as plenty of flat-irons on ironing
day. Let our readers try it and sec.
Bkead-makixci. In making always
use potatoes or nice corn meal. I do
not feel as though I were doing the cor
rect thing if I uso only flour, then set in
the usual manner. Tho most prejudiced
person cannot detect by the taste any
corn in the bread, but there is an in
creased sweetness, and It keeps moist
much longer. Of courso, the best com
meal must bo used, not that rank chicken-feed
kind. Besides the improvement
in tho bread the flour barrel holds out
much longer and health Is promoted. I
put about one part of corn to thrco parts
of flour when setting the sponge.
The Chinese doctors in San Frauclsco
ship strange medicines homcsometimes,
ami the practice of medicine in the
Celestial Empire admits of queer doses.
Among recent shipments, tho custom
house officer found a colled snake about
four feet long, ranged, and with hideous
head scales like a crest. How these an
imals are taken by patients of Chincso
doctors is unknown. One would lm i
fair dose, If disguised in a coating of
auiM. xuey may no lanen in sections,
three times a day, as they are dessicated,
or they may be boiled down or pulver
ized, and taken in powders or rolled Into
pills. Lizards are in nearly as great
demand as the snakes. These, also, aro
dried, and sent over in packages, to
gether with hundreds of other loath
some things, all of which are consigned
to tho Chincso physicians, and used by
them in their practice.
A Peanut Bide.
It was near tho close of a beautiful
summer day, wlicn two boys might
have been seen making' their way to
ward a beautiful garden, in which
another boy, about the age of fourteeu,
was engaged In hoeing cabbnges. His
name was Frank Hardy, and he was a
gowLaud iiidustrious.boy, but easily led
The older one of tho two boys, who
were approaching the garden, was
named George Forest, and the younger
one was nam en wiinam lwis.
"I don't behove ho will go," said
George Forest to his companion, as they
neared tho garden.
"We will try lilm, anyhow," said the
other. . . - -
As they approached, him, Frauk
raised his head, and saw his two com
panions. "Howarcvou. bova?"saId ho. as thnv
approached him.- "Where"aro you go-.
"We arc going down to the depot to
see that new engine which cameupyes
terday; it is going oft about sundown
and wo want you to go down with us to
look at it."
"I cauuot," said Frank, "for the last
words which m v father said were that I
should not go away from tho house till
lie aud tue ramtly came back, and that
will not be till after dark."
"Oh! we will bo back by that time,"
said George, as he gave his companion
a knowing wink, "and your father will
never kuow you nave been away rrom
"Yet that would be disobeying him
and I would not dare to do that," re
"It would not bo disobeying him,"
said William Lewis, "for if lie were
here I am sure he would let you go!"
After a great deal of entreaty and
coaxing, the two boys persimded Frank
to go down lor a little wnnc ana looic at
the new engine, which had created such
"When tho boys came to the depot
they were very much surprised, for tho
engine was not only there, but a fire
was also made in her furnace, and a
train of cars was attached to it, ready
for starting. The boys looked around,
but not a soul was In sight.
"Let us get in and examine her," said
tho oldest of the two boys.
"No, no," said Frank, "we must not,
for we might break some of the machln
cri" "Nonsense," said George, "we need
not touch anvthinir." and. as if with one
accord, the three boys jumped into the
engine, and began to examine the ma
chinery. "YVnalis tins?" said William, snatcn
ing hold of the throttle valve.
"Don't do that," said Frank; but it
was too late the engine gave a puff,
and a snort, ami was oil in a second.
"Let us jump oil," said George: and,
suiting the actlou to the word, he
jumped off, followed by William, who
went "iieois over neaii" as Jic.janueu on
tho ground. Poor Frank, it was too
1., t., V. l.t... I..n... l- fnm nr.
side were piles or wood, which liati been
deposited there by the railroad men,
and hlndorvd liim rrom jumping. What
was lie to do v Jle siuttciicd noiii oi tuo
throttle" Valve, but, alftsrthat made it
The engine was now going at a fearful
rate, and Frank tried several plans to
stop It, but failed. It passed several
stations, going at its neauiong speed,
and tho people, standing open-mouthed,
wondered wuat it an meant. 1-ranK
was very nearly wild with fear. Oh!
how he wished he had not disobeyed his
rattier; and, down on ins uendea Knees,
ho prayed to Jits Heavenly Father to
bear him safely through this danger.
AVhilo Frank was standing, thinking
what to do, he remembered something
which almost paralyzed hint. Ho re
membered that tho draw-bridge was al
ways kept oil' every Saturday, to allow
the merchant vessels, that had collected
there, to pass by. On welit the engine
at the same fearful rate. Poor Frauk
began to feel dizzy and faint, and at last
sank down in a stupor. When ho
awoke, kind faces were leaning over
"Where am I?" said Frank, but in an
instant lie espied the face of his father,
and said, "Father, forgive mc."
"I rorgivo you rreeiy," said ins tatner,
"for you have had punishment
"But how camo the engine to stop?"
His father explained as follows: The
engineer, who belonged to tho engine,
not wishing to leave his engine aloue,
had laid down in one' of the passenger
cars, and had gone to sleep; and perhaps
would have slept on, had not a sudden
lurch of the cars thrown him ofl of his
bed with so great a violence as to wake
him. Surprised at the cars going, he
quickly made his way to the engine,
and found Frank in the stupor which
lias been described. He quickly stopped
the engine, and backed to the place
whence it came, and carried Frank
home. "William and George were at
the depot, and they told tho story to his
father, who freely forgave the boys, aud
Frank says ho will never forget that
afternoon on which he had such a "Fear
r.Minnnv -nTci.-s Tire DimwxHn.
.'IIjILVIh J. 1 ... .J .J
Stcffatio Lauducci, an Italian gardener,
was drowned while bathing iu Lake
Merced last Sunday. His body was not
discovered until weuuesuay, me mo
men who searched for tho coriise having
failed to discover it by tho ordinary
means. Having heard that a loaf of
fresh bread into whicli quicksilver had
been inserted would drirt about on tho
surface of the water aud finally sink
over the dead hotly of the drowned, they
consequently procured a large fresh loaf
and placed in it four ounces of quick
silver. The loaf was thrown on the
waters of Lake Merced, ino oreau im
mediately moved against tho wiud,
.i.ti. ,,.nQ iiimt-inr stroiiEr. and kept on
until It readied a certain point. The
loaf then suddenly stoppeu aim buiik
and came to the surface again, and with
it the dead body. The men who relate
this remarkable story aro Vinciuo
Morini and Francisco de Luca. They
are well known to our Italian popula
tion. Their story is subitantiated by
others. & F. qironiclc.
"Who says angels must all be young
and splendid? Will there not be some
comforting ones, shabby find tender,
whose radiance noes not dazzle nor be
wilder; whoso faces are worn, perhaps,
whilo their stars shine with a tender,
tremulous light, more soothing to our
aching, earth-bound hearts than tho
glorious radiance of brighter spirits?"
' W$fcun's Opportunitv.
It Is evideut to ail who are studying
the political-features of this campaign
that tho tide of pure Republicans is
flowing swiftly down to the sea of suc
cess, while the Democratic waters aro
gradually but surely ebbing away and
drying up. "We believe that November
wilLsce the last not only of Democracy,
but of Liberal Republicans, or at least
as applied to the class of politicians now
bearing that name. Tho suicides of
Cincinnati and Baltimore will prove
successful, ending in ignominious politi
Where aro the original leaders of the
movement calculated to divide the Re
publican party? Charles Sumner, who
gave to it all the foundation of sincerity
and moral worth it ever possessed, iu
disgust and despair at the result of dis
affection, has lied precipitately to Eu
rope, to escapothe near view of the de
feat pf the party he championed.
And what of the god-father of the
Liberal party the bnlllaut, enthusias
tic revolutionist Carl Schurz? A more
discouraged and disheartened man does
not tread this continent. The move
ment which was to have placed him on
a pedestal of fame and covered him from
Head to root witli glory, has instead,
branded him a political ishmacl. sepa
rated him from his fellows, and debarred
mm forever rrom entering iu upon the
respect aud prominence his brillhinev
had well nigh won.
Wo hardly need turn to find Trum
bull, Tipton, Fenton, and the few others
iu the same ranks. They are dead and
buried, and their ludicrous and over
weening ambition will be their only
monument. On tins Thomas Nast shall
chisel, iu his inimitable style, the story
of their early promise and their un
The newspapers which joined so en
thusiastically in the cry of "Anything
to beat Grant," have paled and faded
siuce tho repeated successes of the Re
publican party nave proved to tuem
how difficult it is to find "anything to
beat Grant." Everywhere Greelov
stock is at a discount, and the star of
the Republican party is in the ascend
Now is the time when woman's voico
may turn tho scale decidedly and unal
terably iu favor of the Republican can
didates. Perhaps her endeavors might
be little better than useless if she were
struggling against the part5" of success:
but it needs but little to iusuro the de
feat of tho mongrel party who are al
ready on tue uigu road to ruin and ob
Tho Pensylvanla election will tell
strongly in ono direction or the other,
and there must woman's best present
exertions oe centred. Tins work is al
ready begun by tho speech of Mrs.
Livermore in the Republican "wigwam"
at Philadelphia a few evenings ago.
This will doubtless be followed by ad
dresses from other ladies, who have
studied well tho issues of to-day, and
whoso eloquence is a3 restless, and
whose logic Is as unanswerable, a3 that
ot our oest speaKers ot tue stronger sex.
Never has woman had so fair a chance,
and so much encouragement to prove
her power and fitness for the privilcgo
oi cuizensinp, as in tins campaign.
Let her seo to it that the opportunity is
not thrown away. Woman's Cam-
Opportunity for the ino-ross of niiro
air, and the egress of that which is im
pure, Is absolutely requisite in the con
struction of every house. Previous to
the introduction of stoves as warniinir
apparatus for houses, those were moder
ately well ventilated by the open grates
and fireplaces which they contained.
The pure air, because cold, rushes down
the chimney, and becoming warm by
Eassing the fire, spread through the
ouse, giving life to its Inmates.
Through the samo opening the rarified
air, being lighter, ascended, and thus
constant renewal was had. In those
days ventilation was not studied, be
cause no additional means were needed
for it. Necessity beiug the mother of
invention, where no necessity existed,
means were not studied, because addi
tional means for it were not needed.
Hence, in those days ventilation was not
discussed; and yet men and especially
womcu, maintained a degree or health
and vigor and hardiness of constitution,
which arc both tho marvel and envy of
modem times. Grandmother's vigor
aud personal endowments are still the
desired, but despaired of prize, of mod
"Wherein consists the remarkable
change, since then? "Whence the dys
pepsias, nervous derangements, female
weaknesses, consumptions, etc., of our
timo? Through the closing of fireplaces
by tho invention of stoves. By this
change in household arrangements the
inmates of our houses havo been largely
deprived of the life-giving oxygen, the
vital air of the atmosphere. Every
breath vso draw, every lamp that burns,
every fire that warms us, consumes this
air iu large quantities; aud if it is not
rcpiemsiied by constant ingress from
the stores of nature, we must grow dull,
weak, pale, inert and finally succumb to
disease and death. Aud yearly, millions
go down to untimely graves, and the
groansof thedyingare constantly heard,
as the result of want of ventilation. It
lias taken a long time for us to learn
this fact; and even now it is imperfectly
understood. Men who arguo for ven
tilation are considered as fanatics, and
the idea remains new-fangled to many.
Houses, then, should bo properly ven
tilated. If no other means have been
provided, every window should bo ar
ranged with pulleys and fastenings, so
as to be readily lowered from the top
and raised from the bottom. An open
ing is necessary, part of the time at
least, In all weathers, if the room is in
habited. There must be a constant
change of air, and this cannot be effected
through closed windows or Impervious
doors. Science of Health.
As Mr. Beecher was standing in front
of the Twin Mountain House the other
day, dressed In anything but ministerial
style, a dandy-like gentleman drove up
and asked if he would take his horses to
the stable. Beecher replied that he
would, and politely helped the ladles
from the carriage, took tho profferred
twenty-five cents, and drove to the
stable. The story was soon In every
body's mouth, and it Is unnecessary to
say that the gentleman left that night.
Vnlno tliA frlpinll,!n nf l.Stv,
stands by you In the storm; swarms of
macula wm ouiiuuuu you an uie sun
Amone: the prisoners taken before
Justice DowIIng, of the Tombs- Police
Court, a day or two since, "was a beauti
ful young girl, with eyes- as . black as
midmeiit and brigut as twin. stars in
frosty weather. Sho was tastefully at
tired in a dark lavender silk dressj'over
which she wore a brocho shawl, witli a
white ground, aud from her ears hung
two artistically shaped bands of gold.
There was something about thestranger,
a look of refinement and intelligende, of
grace and culture, that is rarely, if ever,
seen within the precincts of a criminal
The charge against her wa3 a trifling
one. She was simply taKen up on
Broadway oj 2 policeman, who found
her clutching a lampposUimlswaying
to and fro like one who had imbT&Stit0
deeply. In fact, she had been drinking'
wino that evening at a well-ktiown
saloon near Houston street and Broad
way. AVlicn confronted with.. Justice
Dowling, however, she was perfectly
serene aud sober looking. The fdllo wing
colloquy occured between her and His
Honor: Justice (looking at the Tcturn
list) Aro you a native of this city, Miss
Ida (for such was her name) No, sir;
T liriniif in Hartford.
Justice What lias brought you to this
citv, Miss Green?
Ida (softly and in a low tone of voice)
Misfortune, sir; misfortune; I cannot
disclose to you hero the cause which has
led to my coming to New York (Ida
takes out licr pocKei-uauuKercuioi auu
Justico (pcrsistingly) Do your par
ents live in Hartford?
Ida (bursting into a flood ot tears)
They do, sir they do.
justice Aim woum you no iu. go
back to them ?
Til.i with a violent emotion uni 1
would, duarlv.sir: but ( hero sho paused
a moment, and then added) I never can.
1 have brought disgrace upon my iaiiier
and mother, and I can never see them
again. My parents, sir (hero she raised
Her bead proudly; are tue weaumesi,
people in Hartford. I myself, I may
modestly say, havo been well educated.
Justice (sympathizingly) I have no
doubt. Now, what do you want me to
do, aud what do you want to do your
self? Ida (wildly) Discharge me, sir, ifyou
I ilease; the life I henceforth purpose to
ead will be one of sorrow and shame, I
know; but help it I cauuot. I have left
Justice I am sorry, Miss Green, I
cannot conscientiously discharge you.
I will commit you to the care of Miss
Foster, a kind old lady, the matron of
the prison. Meantime, I will communi
cate with your parents iu Hartford. '
Justice Dowling lias ordered 'Mr.
James Finley to write to her, parents,
and apprise them of their daughter's
situation. They aro expected here to
day. A' Y.Star.
Queen Victoria lias given Miss Nellie
Grant her portrait set in precious
The Princess Louise, of England, lias
been elected an honorary member of a
New Jersey branch of tho Society for
the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The Catholic clergy, of Iglan, Moravia,
induced 400 women to 6ign a peti
tion atralnst tho appointment of a Jew
ish teacher at the villiago public school.
In 184S a French woman, who earned
her living by washing, was passing iu
the streets of Paris, when a pistol was
fired at M. Thiers. The bullet missed
the intended victim, and lodged in the
flesh of the woman. She is now in hnr
fifty-ninth year, and enjoys saying to
the President, I received in mv arms
the bullet which was destined for you in
Miss Anna Dickinson is spending tho
summer at Swampscott, and rumor says
is hard at work upon a book which is to
appear in autumn. Anna makes her
own lecture engagements, which she is
abundantly able to do without the aid
or consent of any masculino Bureau.
Lyceums that wish to secure her services
this winter should address he.r right
away at Philadelphia.
The Empress Joscpiiino was very fond
of perfumes, and above all of musk.
Her dressing-room in Malmalson was
filled with it in spite of Napoleon's fre
quent remonstrances. Forty years have
elapsed since her death, and tho present
owner of Malmaison has had the wall
of that dressing-room repeatedly washed
and painted; but neither scrubbing,
aquafortis, nor paint has been sufficient
to removo tho smell of tho good Em
press' musk, whicli continues as strong
as if the bottle which contained it had
been but yesterday removed.
Miss Avery, tho telegraph operator at
Stoniugton, on the day of the terrible
disaster to the Metis, remained in the
office for seventeen consecutive hours,
and sent, during that time, 4,000 words
to the press, besides 4S3 paid messages
of various lengths, a very largo propor
tion of whicli sho had to receive from
Watcli Hill aud repeat to other points.
A gentleman of Boston, a total stranger
to her, was so much struck with her
faithful devotion to her work, that-he
sent her quite a sum of momey as an
expression of his appreciation.
A Bm)od Smixo ix Kentucky.
The Bowling Green (Ky.) Democrat
says: "Wo understand thatMr. Calvhi
Lilcs, who resides in the Three Forks
neighborhood, in his county, has a, pe
culiar well on his farm. In the spring
of the year the water that runs from
tlin snr!n!r looks likn lit noil Tln WnnA,.
- i c. - " M.WU
looking water runs from it twice a week,
out oniy ior a iew moments at a time.
Durinsr tho fall tlir liliwK- Tfnfl Minn
but onco a week; and after tho disap
pearance of the bloody hue, the water
assumes a purplish hue. which
passes off. Thfi wntnr ?
delightful to the tastn
A. Western exchange hits therfashion
able church-goers quietly and hand
somely and proposes that the seats in
the churches be arranged on pivots, so
that tho devotional portion of tho con
gregation who enter the church at a
reasonable hour, mav more conveniently
turn around to examine tho elaborate
toilets and decorations or tho Iato
whose entry fifteen or twenty minutes
n f 1 1 .
attract tho notice anu auuuw--
audience, in utter disregard of tlio an
noyanco it occasions to the minister;
servicc nas couuuu. - "ti n
.wti rt imsnectacular anu to
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