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BY SIKS. SUSIE WITIIERELU
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CIIAPTEK XXXUL
PLOTS AND OOCJtTEIIPLOTS.
An soon as Hard Heart bad finished
His controversy with Jvorman he left
him to return to his wigwam to wait
till midnight, when they had agreed to
meet again, to plot some cruel death for
their defenceless victims, whom he sup
posed were sleeping, watched by one of
the most barbarous of the tribe.
Midnight at length arrived. The ten
warriors who had been selected to lead
fortii the prisoners, advancing in a file,
enteretioiie lent pi- their chief. Rising
irom a slight slumber which he had
fallen into, he crept softly to the place
where Norman was, bidding him come
forth if he would watch unperceived his
enemies brought out, whom he might
congratulate as soon as they were safely
bound and lashed to the trees.
While they were thus speaking to
gether the ten braves had proceeded to
obey their commands, when suddenly
there went forth a whoop, so fierce and
horrible, that it fairly chilled the blood
in tho veins of our fair heroine, who
lay upon a rich mat, covered by a su
perb skin, a prisoner, and alone in the
dark woods, with no one near her but a
ferocious savage, who now and then
cast a spiteful glance upon her if she
moved, thinking she was trying to
make her escsjio. As she heard the
savage signal her courage for a moment
gavo way, and sho feared, nay, she
even expected, every moment to bo led
forth to some dreadful doom, but with a
firm truBt in her God, which grew
stronger as danger increased, she sat up
anu listener to tbe fearful screams and
noise outside the wigwam. Hearing the
tumult grow louder, and knowing his
captive to be bound, her Indian guard
arose and disappeared through tho open
tent door. Even his disagreeable pres
ence had been a sort of companionship,
and when she found herself alone in
that perilous hour of darkness she felt
indeed that earthly hope had forsaken
hor, and she sank back upon her bed
weeping as sho exclaimed:
"My Father! oh, my Father! If it
be Thy will take mo to Thyself ere I be
come a victim to the cruelty of these
heartless savages."
"But there is ono that is not heart
less, and feels for the distress of the poor
stricken dove. The Good Spirit has
heanl your prayers and sent me to com
fort you," whispered the voice of IiOdi,
as she knelt beside Sonora and lifted her
head and pillowed it upon her breast,
while she briefly related tho cause of
the excitement.
"Thank God! thank God!" exclaimed
sue. -jiy uear menus are now once
more safe, and I am comparatively
happy! But where is my poor Itissey?"
"She is still in the wigwam of Lodi,
who will keep her safe and happy till
she returns with her mistress. Only be
bravo and trust Lodi, who will set you
at liberty or die in the attempt. Lay
down now, and lisp not that you have
seen me, or all may be suspected," and
placing a finger to her lips, she stooped
to the ground, listened a moment and
then slipped away as noiselessly as she
had entered.
Lodi had scarcely been gone five in in
utes when Hard Heart aud Norman en
tered, bearing torches. Holding one to
the pale face of Sonora he exclaimed
with exultation:
"Ah, my priceless one! you are safe
In the hands your future husband at
laBt, and without giving him the trouble
of suing for your lofty aud ambitious
love. Perhaps your haughty pride has
fallen a peg or two, and, if so, perhaps
you will consent to become my lawful
wife yet, which if you do not will not
hinder me from becoming your pro
tector, though rattier unceremoniously
nnd Impolite, as T shall be obliged to
have you hasten your preparations be
fore the return of that sanctified lover
of yours. Hark, girl! I have sworn
by heaven and h well, I will not
say what, as it might shock your sensi
tive and refined cars, and is not exactly
becoming in a loving bridegroom," and
turning with a sneer, he began talking
to Hard Heart
"Wretch and coward that you are!
thus to taunt me, a helpless girl, whom
you could gain possession of in no other
way than by theft! I fear not your ma
licious threats, for I have a Friend
whom I know will never forsake me,
but will most surely punish so deperate
a villain as you, Norman Burke!"
"The white dovo speaks very brave,"
said Hard Heart, with a grin. "Maybe
she would rather be the light of the
great ciders wigwam than the bride of
one whom she hates so much."
Sonora made no reply to this speech,
so disgustingly repulsivo to her ears.
And even the lips of Norman curled as
lie listened to the base proposal, though
he thought the wisest plan at present
would be to make no comments further.
He therefore seated himself and began
talking about the escape and the possi
bility of their quick return with greater
force.
"At any rate, they cannot get to the
nearest town and back again before
three days, and we shall be among the
missing. So I shall nbVworry about
that."
To all this the Indian chief made no
reply, maintaining a moody silence,
which Norman attributed to the loss of
his prisoners, but which In reality was
regarding Sonora, for from the very
first ho had resolved to possess her him
self, and was now devising means to
get rid of Norman. At last, hitting
upon one that suited his fancy, he
jumped to his feet and said :
"Let the white chief go to his wig'
warn and sleep till day, that he may be
refreshed for his long journey, -while
Hard Heart seeks the tent of Lodl aud
forms plans of torture, should they re
turn. Hard Heart fears not how many
white chiefs return. His warriors are
powerful. To-morrow the chief can
claim his dove," and opening tho can
vass, he motioned for Norman to fol
low.
Seeing him enter his wigwam, and
placing two Indians to watch him, in
stead of going, as he had said, to tho
tent of Lodi, Hard Heart directed his
steps towards a lonely spot, where were
gathered together a dozen of his most
warlike and ferocious-looking braves.
Sitting down In their midst he began:
"Hani Heart is lonely. He would
have tie pale dove for his bride, that ho
may flee away Into the heart of the for
est before the return of her pale broth'
era. But be has kept her a captive for
another, a white chief, who has come to
claim her and pay the ransom; but
Hard Heart would give up the gold to
havo the pale-faco cheer his wigwam,
The pale chiefs have escaped, and there
is nothing now for the red man to re
venge himself upon. What shall be
dono?"
"Let tho white chief die!" exclaimed
all "Let him be put to death that the
bright, fair dove may be our chiefs
wife. Let it be before the great moon
rises to-morrow night."
"My brothers a;e brave men; they
would seo their chief happy. It shall
be as they say. The pale chief shall
die. But how would my brothers of
the forest have him put to death? Let
them choose for themselves."
"Bring him forth and bind him to a
stake, surrounded by faggots wet with
turpentine; then, when we havo tor
tured him enough, set it on fire so that
it may burn slowly, that tho white
chief may die by degrees. Does this
suit tho great chief?" asked one more
depraved and ferocious-looking than
the rest.
"It pleases Hard Heart. So long as
he dies, Hani Heart cares not how.
Bring him out and bind him, while I
tell Lodi, for what pleases us will please
the great chief Sanutee'a daughter,"
and rising, he walked away, as the sav
ages began piling sticks around tho
same stake which had witnessed tho
death of many a poor soul before.
As soon as all was ready, aud nothing
remained but to touch the match to the
combustible mass, four of the stoutest
of their number proceeded to tho wig
wam where Norman had just fallen
into an uneasy slumber. Grasping him
rudely by the neck, they jerked him to
ills feet, which they had previously
bound. Fastening his hands in tho
same manner, they carried the greatly
terrified and astonished villain to the
stake, where they bouud him fast. The
grey dawn of morniug had just began to
render objects discernible, when Nor
man, perceiving the situation of things,
at once surmised tho dreadful fate in
store for him. His suspicions were at
once confirmed, as he re-called to mind
the offer and words of Hard Heart
Calling out in a deprecating tone for
Lodi or some one to come to his rescue
aud explain the cause of this treatment,
he was answered by the former, who,
seeing him led forth, had left Hard
Heart sitting in her wigwam, much to
the uneasiness of Rissey, who sat
crouched in ono corner, scarcely daring
to breathe, so much afraid was she of
his frightful appearance
"By what authority and for what
cause am I thu3 bound?" demanded lie,
with an oath.
"By the authority of Hani Heart for
your misdeeds," was the calm reply of
Lodl.
"Bid him order these bonds to be
loosed, that I may claim my own and
go. What means this base.trearhprv?
Dearly shall you pay for this if I get
free.'
"Which there Is not much danger of.
If your bonds wero not loosed till I get
you free, you would remain slandluit
mi uraiu rcieascu you," was the rcplv
of Lodi, as she cast a withering, scorn
ful glance upon his features, which had
assumed a hideous expression so dis
torted were they with rage. "Ha!
Norman Burke, I too know your his
tory, nnd well do you deserve tho most
ignominious death! I set you free the
murderer of Lenanlo's child the de
stroyer of homes and happiness? Nev
er! never! Die, for such is your doom!
As for your cureetl gold, take it! 'Tis
the price of blood the heart's blood of
that innocent young wife who sleeps in
her distant land!" and throwing it at
his feet, Lodi exclaimed as she turned
to leave: "Die! and may it perish with
you, villain and wretch that you are!"
Gritting his teeth with rage, Norman
writhed beneath the bonds which held
him, swearing and calling upon Hard
Heart to releaso him, promising gold,
gold, gold; but It was of no avail, for
the relentless Indian pretended not to
hear, though every oath that he tittered
could bo distinctly heard at a greater
distance.
Tho first outblrst of passion, however,
soon subsided in a degree, on finding
that he was taken no notice of, not
even by the savages who had bound
him, who had mostly all dispersed to
their wigwams to partake of their
morning meal. Thinking upon the
various and dreadful modes of torture,
some of which be had proposed in antic
ipation of others suffering beneath, "and
the treachery of those whom he had so
far trusted, Norman could conclude
upon no other means of saving his life
than by offeriog to give-up all claim to
Sonora This, at any rate, ho deter
mined to try, and calling upon Hard
Heart to return, was agaiu. beginning to
hope, when, "casting his. eyes- towards
the east, he beheld a dark: mass, which
seemed to be moving forward. Strain
ing his eyes, he peered forth with the
vain but eager liopo of something turn
ing up favorable for his release. Nearer'
and nearer it drew, till at length the
form of a man was discernible.
For a moment his spirit revived, but
it was only to leave him more mad
dened than before, for, looking again,
he distinctly saw an athletic Indian,
whom he at once recognized as Many
Canoes, and by his side tho foiler of late
machinations, the revengeful Catherine.
"Surely I dream!" ho exclaimed, as
he saw, closely following, not only Clar
ence, Harry and Robert, but also a
dozen large aud powerful warriors, some
of whoso countenances he had seen
years before. "Great God! I need hope
for no mercy if that woman-fiend heads
the baud ! But how did they get hero
so soon ? It is at least three days travel
to the encampment of Many Canoes
where I first saw White Star. Ha! he
too seeks for revenge!" Such were his
mental ejaculations as our party drew
near enough to speak, when, halting a
short distance from the stake, Many
Canoes uttered tho war-whoop.
In an instant every savage was upon
his feet. Grasping their tomahawks,
they rushed out to meet their foes.
Sonora, who had slept soundly since
she had received tho comforting words
of Lodi, notwithstanding the unwel
come intrusion of Norman and Hard
Heart, was awakened by tho wild and
heart-rending cry, which to civilized
cars sounds terrific in the extreme. Ris
ing, her first impulse was to run out and
ascertain the cause of this new tumult;
but, recollecting what Lodi had told
her, she sat down, and, resting her head
upon her bauds, wept as she offered up
n snort but fervent prayer from the
loneliness of her heart. Suddenly n
light footstep fell upon her listening
ear. With a joyful bound shesprang to
her feet, as Catherine dc Midcl clasped
her in her arms, and before she could
speak unloosed the bands with which
she was bound, and taking her by the
hand, said:
"You arc free once more, child. Fear
not while I am with you. Come with
me. There are friends here who will
protect you witli their lives. Mako
haste!" and leading her forth, they met
Lodi at the door, dragging Rissey by
tho hand, who could not be made to be
lieve anything else than that they were
to be killed in some horrible way. As
soon as she perceived her young mis
tress, whom she had not seen for three
days, she gave one scream and grasped
her round the neck, begging her not to
leave her, nor let them kill her. Sonora
had no opportunity of comforting her,
for Catherine, disengaging Rissey from
her neck, bade tiiem mako haste, that
sho might convey them to a place of
safety ere the work of death began
Though Sonora had endeavored to her
utmost to control her feelings, still her
limbs trembled beneath her as she tot
tcred rather than walked to tho place
where Norman was still confined, and
where our friends were standing well
surrounded by their own friendly parly.
As Catherine approached, leading So
nora, followed by Lodi with Rissey,
Hard Heart, who stood at tho head of
his baud, mado a spring towards the
former, yelling with the voice of a mad
man". In a moment more Catherine
would have been reeking in her own
blood, and our heroine In the hands of
her cruel adversary, bad not Many Ca
noes, who watched every moment,
jumped to her assistance, and with one
blow from his upraised tomahawk laid
the monster at his feet. At tho same
moment Clarcuco caught the fainting
form of his betrothed, and bearing her
to a seat beneatli a largo tree, left her to
care of Catherine and Lodi, while poor
itissey ciung to tho dress of her pre
server, almost wild at tho scene before
Her.
The skirmish had Indeed common!
Their chief, the head warrior of their
tribe, had been slain by a chief of an
opposite party; and that, too, in dcfu6e
and favor of a pale-face. What was
now to bo done? The Natchilochi,
seemed to be thirsting for blood, and
resembled a pack of hungry wolves.
jumping and yelling as they nourished
their weapons, heedless to the voice of
Many Canoes, who was trying to call
their attention to his proposition.
"Enemies of Many Canoes, behold
before your eyes the body of your great
chief, slain by the bauds of him who
now speaks to you, and who only waits
for your acquiescence to his proposal, or
to order his followers to tako your scalps,
and lay your bodies bcslde'your leader.
What say you ? Will you deliver up
willingly your two captives, and wo will
depart in peace, leaving you this wrctcli
to dispose of as you please, or must we
gain possession of the objects which
brought us hero by force by death to
you who are our foes?"
Another savago yell ascended, as they
exclaimed In a voice: "Death! death!
But the captives escape not while a fol
lower of Hard Heart remains to avenge
his death!" and with a simultaneous
rush the contest began. Four of tho
most desperate of their number plunged
forward tdezing tho two captives and
their faithful preservers, When the three
young men, witli the dexterity of well
skilled fencers, warded off the blows
which in a moment more would have
laid them prostratc-and'-bleeding. As
Harry caught tho uplifted arm of ono
assassin, another struck him a blow
which felled him to tho ground, but
scarce was ho down ere the murderous
wretch lay beside him groaning in his
deatli agonies, while Clarence and Rob
est raised him, seeing him revive, and
finding his wound to bo slight, they left
him to the care of Lodl nnd Catherine,
while they returned to tho scene of
bloodshed.
Eight of the savages who had deter
mined to avenge their chiefs-death al
ready lay dead upon the ground, while
several more were wounded, when
Leraitrcn, who had always been the
confident of Hard Heart, took the hand
of Many Canoes, saying:
"Let the red chief return to his tribe.
Ho is wciconio to tho captives; but
leave us the white chief, who is no
friend to us if ho could revenge himself.
Leave us him, and we arc satisfied that
you are brave."
"It shall be as you wish. Though
Many Canoes havo lost two of his brav
est men, still he bears not malice; and as
lie has power to Like the cptlvcs
whether or not, Is more willing to com
ply with terms of no more bloodshed.
Jle will sec that tho pale-faco is restored
to her home while ho leaves yonder
demon at your mercy. And may your
punishment not bo too mild!" added
he in a loud voice, looking towards
Norman. "Many Cauocs would see
him die ere he leaves, but knowing the
halo which the warlike Natchitoches
bear their enemies, hesitates not to leave
him in their hands."
Duringall the slaughter and confusion
Norman had still been kept In bondage,
scarcely daring to open his mouth,
though in his rage could be fairly heard
thognashingof those magnificent teeth,
which had always been his pride.
Wrctcli! thy career has at last been
run! Uhou liast filled the measure of
thy guilt, and tho time has at last ar
rived when thou shalt be the one to suf
fer! Many Canoes would havo allowed
himself the pleasure of loosening thy
scalp wero It not for the last wish of
White Star, whose young life was
blasted by your accursed presence. But
as I am still her avenger, I will leave
you in tho hands of those who will show
you no pity, no mercy, but will sec you
tortured as you would have had this
pale chief," laying his hand upon Clar
ence, "but who will bear your innocent
victims in safety to their home, while
you arc left to fall into the pit you so
expertly dug for him. Ha! ha! ha!
Howfeelcst thou now, hey? Ha! ha!
ha! My pcerlcst White Star, you are
avenged!" and crossing his large sinewy
arms across his broad breast, Many
Canoes stood eyeing the doomed man,
who was caught in ills own net.
'Mercy! have mercy!" roared the
now penitent Norman. "Only cut these
bands and let mc free and my whole life
shall be devoted to you and your cause."
"Ha! ha!" sneered Many Canoes.
"My cause is finished, when you are
disposed of, villain! The bands will
give way sooner thau you care for, I
think; so do not beg, coward! The
pale-face who stole into happy homes
and crushed the trusting hearts which
were sheltered there, thought the heart
less act but pleasant amusement, never
thinking or caring for "tho misery and
desolation which followed; but, now
when he finds himself a helpless victim,
sues for mercy, hey? Ha! ha! ha!
Beg for it from the Good Spirit, who
only will show you any," and turning
without paying any heed to the heart
rending petitions and golden offers of
tho hapless victim, beckoned to Lodl
and Catherine. Obeying, tliey came
forwanl, leading Sonora and Rissey,
whose radiant countenance displayed
fully her inward feelings.
TheNatchltoclies In their fanciful cos
tumes were grouped together upon one
side, eyeing their victim with sidelong
glances, as they watched Many Canoes
and his friends, whom they now seemed
to fear.
Sonora was supported by Clarence,
with narry, who had recovered from
slight bruise on the shoulder, up' ii the
other side leaning on the arm of Robert
Behind them stood Lodi and Catherine
with Rissey, whose face was beaming
with smiles, between them thus form
lug a picture strikinir in contrast as the
happy faces of some betokened the joy of
a speedy relca.se from their irksome
bondage aud their anticipated return to
their happy home; while the distorted
countenance of Norman showed plainly
mat lie bail ceased to hope, and was at
ready suffering .in expectation of the
punishment which. he knew heso justly
ueserveu.
"Clarence, dear Clarence, is there no
possible means of saving him from the
power of these brutal savages, and from
so horrible a death ?" pleaded the low
voice of our heroine, as she clung closer
to tho arm which supported her, while a
death-like stillness reigned around.
"No way, I fear, my beloved; for,
though I would fain have it otherwise,
still, should we seek to liberate him, It
would only be the scene of more mur
der, and pefliaps endanger your own
precious life."
"Better, then, that It be so. Will
ingly would I die in Ills stead, If by tho
prolongation of his lifehe might become
a true and exemplary Christian."
"Never shall that be, noble, self-sacrl-flclng
girl! Wero it In my power I
would gladly free him, and give him an
opportunity of retrieving his wicked
life by doing right in future; but it is
utterly impossible for us to do anything
under the present circumstances. Wo
must therefore be content to leave him
in tho hands of the Almighty, hoping
that He may pardon his guilty soul."
"Come, friends, let us bo moving!"
exclaimed the voice of Many Canoes, as
he beckoned to Catlierino, who seemed
to bo transfixed in a deep study.
The party now prepared to depart, all
but Catherine and Lodi, who were con
versing In low tones, when tho former
suddenly exclaimed:
"Never! Never will I trust him again
out of my sight!" and before any one
could prevent the act, so quick was her
movement, she made one spring for
wanl and buried the dagger, whicii had
formerly belonged to Norman, within
his heart; then rushing frantically from
the scene, sho plunged into tho thick
forest and disappeared.
At the same instant that Norman ut
tered one long and piercing groan, as
Ills head dropped and his eyes closed, a
peal of thunder seemed to shake tho
very heavens, which was followed by a
flash of lightning so vivid, that for a
moment all held their breath with fear.
So quick and so fearful had been tbe
deed that all seemed paralyzed. Poor
Lodi, who had risked the anger of her
whole tribe to save our frieuds, seemed
greatly terrified at boholding the awful
deed nnd she cried out in most piteous
accents:
"May the Good Spirit preserve mc!
May the Good Spirit preserve me!" as
sho kept close to tho side of Many Ca
noes, as though she feared her own tribe.
Though they suspected her of being im
plicated in the sudden turn of affairs,
they were too superstitious and awe
struck to think of iter just then.
Lcmitrcn, throwing down his toma
hawk, exclaimed:
"The Good Spirit is offended! Let
Many Cauocs and the pale-faces depart
that we may onco more have peace
among us," aud pointing with his fin
ger towanls tho east, motioned for them
to move on. Though the rain was pour
ing down in torenls, and the lightning
seemed now nnd then to dazzel them
with its Hashes, still they hesitated not
to accept the terms of freedom, and
gladly did they proceed on their weary
though joyful pilgrimage. Eotiora,
with a mind filled with conflicting emo
tions, as she thought of the miserable
end of Norman, was unable to speak,
but suffered Clarence to lead her away
in silence.
Rlssoy, whose joy was now boundless,
could not restrain herself, and hugging
Lodl, who had accepted the invitation
to return with them, she exclaimed:
"Oil, Lodi, you am sich a good Ingin!
De Lonl brcs3 you! How could I ever
be so 'frald of you, but I tell you, it's
enough to make auy ono git scart to seo
dem Ingins! Ugh! I wonder if Jinks
know Ris in dis fancy dress," and tak
ing hold of her blanket, she ran skipping
along, the very life of the party.
To bo continued.
"Whex the Dark Com etii. A little
girl sat, at twilight, in her sick moth
er's room, busily thinking. All day
she had been full of fun and noise, and
had many times worried ner poor,
tired mother. "Ma," said the littlegirl,
"what do you suppose makes me get
over uiv mischief and becin to act good
just about this time every night?" "I
do not Know, uear. v.au yuu iuu m
why?" "Well, I guess it's because this
is when the dark comes. You know I
am a littlo afraid of that And then,
ma. I becin to think of all the naughty
things I've done to grieve you, and that
perhaps you migut tuo uciuru iiiurmuK,
nnd i f becin to act trood." "Oh!"
thought I, "how many of us wait till
the dark comes, in the form of sickness
or sorrow, or trouble of some kind, be
fore wn 'becin to act cood! How much
better to be good while wo are enjoying
life's bright sunshine! and then, 'when
tho dark comes' as it will, in a meas
ure, to all wo shall be ready to meet It
without fear."
a good campaign story conies to us
frnm -i cortniii district not n hundred
miles from this city. Not long since
and during tho sermon the preacher
announced that the world would como to
an end iu August. At tins irounciiim u
Democrat of many years' standing, who
was present, lervenwy rjacu.a,
"Amen!' The preacher continued, and
soon repeated that th world was com
ing to an end in August and again did
:!'" it nvolnlm "Amen?"
At the conclusion of the meeting ho
was approached by ono of the breth
ren, who asked him whether he was re
sicned to tho decree.
"Yes." was tho response; "anything
to beat Grant!" Nobody dare question
the zeal of Itsconvert It is touching.
Jburnal, Kansas Citg.
"Woman's Bights in Maine.
Last week we announced the admis
sion of two ladles to the Bar of "Utah.
This week we have similar advices from
Maltie. The Maclnas Republican gives
Us the following interesting particulars:
A pleasant and somewhat unusual
event took place in the U. S. Court last
Tuesday afternoon. On motion of the
Hon. James A. Millikcn, Mrs. Clara
Hapgood Nash, of Columbia Falls, was
formally admitted to tbe Bar as an At-torney-at-Law.
During the session of
Court In tho forenoon, Mrs. Nash had
presented herself before tho Examining
Committee, Messrs. Granger, Millikcn
and Walker, and had passed a more
than commonly creditableexamination.
After the opening of theCourt in the af
ternoon, Mr. Milliken arose and said:
"May It please the Court, I hold in my
hand papers showing that Mrs. Clara
Hapgood, Nash, of Columbia Falls, lias
passed the Committee appointed by the
Court to examine Candidates for ad
mission to theBarasAttorneys-at-Law,
and has paid to tho County Treasurer
the duty required by the Senate; and I
now move the Court that she be ad
mitted to this Bar as an Attorney-at-Law.
In making tho motion I am not
unaware that is a novel and unusual
proceeding. It is the first instance in
this county and this State, and, so far
as I am aware, the first instance in New
England, of the application of a woman
to be formally admitted to the Bar as a
Practitioner. But knowinc Mrs. Nash
to bo a modest nnd refined lady, of fine
literary and legal attainments, I feel
safe In assuring Your Honor that by a
course or Honorable anu iiigii-miuded
practice, and by her pleasant and courte
ous intercourse with the members of
tho profession, she will do her full part
to conquer auy prejudices that may now
exist against the idea of women being
admitted as Attorneys-at-Law."
Judge Barrows, after examining tho
papers handed to him, said: "I am not
aware of anything in the Constitution
or Laws of this State prohibiting the ad
mission or a woman, possessing tuo
nroner Qualifications, to tho practice of
tbolaw. I havo no sympathy with that
feelingor prejudice which would exclude
women irom any or tne occupations ot
life for which they may be qualified.
The papers put into my hands show
tiiat Mrs. Nash has received unanimous
approval of the cxaming committee, as
possessing tne qualifications requisite
for an acceptable Attorney, and that
she has paid the legal duty to the Coun
ty Treasurer, nuu i direct mat sue ue
admitted."
Recipes.
Lemon Cliccsccakcs. Simmer to
gether in a sauce-pan a pound of loaf
sucar, four eges, the juice of two lemons.
and tho rind cut very small. When the
materials navo become or tuo consist'
ence of honey, pour into a jar and pre
serve ror use.
Lemon Dumpling. Minco four
ounces of suet, and mix it with the
same quantity of moist sugar, half a
pounuoi ureau-crumus,anutuejuiceanu
fieel of a lemon cut small. Put them
nto tea cups, and boil them three-quar
ters oi an nour.
Lemon and Suet Puddina. Take
some suet and cut it small, currants,
sugar, grated lemon-peel, ground gm
cer. emrs. and bread-crumbs: mix them
lino a paste, run mum mio uaus, ue up
in a buttered cloth, and boil them for
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twenty minutes.
Sunar Biscuits. Mix two pounds of
Hour ami tuo same nuantities oi now-
dered sugar and good butter with nut
meg, cloves, anu mace. -NiaKe tnem
Into paste with some milk or cream.
Roll into a thin layer, cut into squares,
prick them with holes, and bake them
on tin plates.
Hicc Cheesecakes. Simmer two quarts
of cream with some mace and cinna
mon; then take it oft the lire, and put
in it half a pound of ground rice, mix
them well, and again boil the cream,
taking care to stir it continually. Re
move the vessel from the fire, and beat
up two dozen eggs in it Again make
it boil, continuing to stir it until it be
comes thick liko curd, sweeten it, and
add half a pound of blanched almonds
beaten up witu sugar into powuer.
Henna Cream. Tho whites of two
cees. two ounces oi red currant jeny.
two ounces of raspberry jelly, ouo ounce
or silted loar-sugar; put an lntoaoowi,
and beat until it rises into a still froth:
serve in a glass dish or in custard cups.
Though of quite a dark shade of red
wnen beginning to wiiip it, it uecomes
naler and naler as the froth rises, and
wben linisiied is a very paio suaue oi
Sink. Apricot jeny can be used also,
ut requires some drops of cochineal to
give it a proper tint oi color.
fialnrtla TlirrTO inln n nTnf. nf n nv
millr rmrt. nf vnrv thin rlml nf n
lemon, a little cinnamon stick, and two
ounces of loaf sugar; let them simmer
tin tne in uk is nicciy navoreu, tncii
strain, and turn into it the thoroughly
beaten yelks of four eggs; mix together,
and then pour the custanl into a jug;
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set mis over tue ure iu a pun ui uuiuu
water, aud keep the custard stirred
r.niw hut. without peasintr. till it be
gins to thicken; then move the spoon
rattier morcquicuiy, maKingit uiwujo
touch the bottom -of the jug, until the
w f urn la hrnncht. in tho noint of boil
ing, when it must be instantly taken
from tno lire, or it win cunuo in a mu
mnnt lioan stirring It till nearlv cold.
then add somo brandy and a few drops
of essence of almonds. Tills makes a
small quantity of custanl, but enough
for a tipsy cake, or perhaps it would fill
eignt custaru glosses.
4 Ttt ifliTTAV f AT? A SMAT.Ii Boy,
.
Keep still! That's what they say to us
boys. Just as If there never had been
auy nolso In tho world uiiui we crB
born. Haven't old folks all been boys
. ,i o -nt.in enmo nf them
anu cinsoiicBi -- ------
drum on the milk pans, or crack nuts
witu tne nai-iro", """"" '"V , -
como down stairs sliding down hill
fashion? Everything that is smart goes
otl with a bang. This would Dp a dull
i.i tr it u-ani nnt. fnr thfi racket the
HUI1U 11 " .. - - I V
boys make. Noisy boys are not always
saucy, some are; nut we uon-t iraiu in
that company. We belong to the "Boj-s
ri.itinfn.hAnf Knnlfttv nf Onrul A To n
ners," and wo invito all our young
rw.Xnt-.Act fr nnmn nnrl fain 114
A Burlington, Iowa, baby- is immor
talized by the following epitaph:
"Beneath the stone our baby lays.
lie neither cries nor hollers;
lie lived Just one-and-twenty days.
And cost us twenty dollars."
The Causes of Bad Breath.
Most persons think that a bad breatli
conies from the stomacli being out of
onler; sends up an impure something
which escapes in the breath. This is
Impossible. A bad breath never comes
from the stomach. Nothing ever comes
upward except in vomiting or eructions
of wind.
There are three sources of bad breath.
the mouth, nose nnd lungs; of twenty
cases of bad breath, I estimate that
fifteen cqme from tho mouth, one from
the nose, and four from the lungs'.
As generally, when the mouth ia at
fault the lungs contribute something to
the odor, the above definite classification
is probably too precise; but I think It u
close approximation to the truth.
The Mouth. 1 need hardly argue that
rotten teeth and deceased gums may
prodnce bad breath. I have, but rarely
iuei u uuo iu which uie leeui weiu
white aud tho gums healthy. In every
case of bad breath the mouth is to be
suspected and examined. In a majority
of cases, you smell nothing while tho
patient keeps Ids mouth shut, nnd
breathes through his nose, but as rooii
as he begins to speak, then it comes.'
mat man must go at onco to the den
tist. He is the doctor for tho mouth.
He will remove every cause of otfimsc
from that cavity.
The Kosc l'ho various forms of
catarrh are more or less productive of
uuu miors. uzena, wiiicii is tuo worst
form of catarrh. nroiliirpj a noonlinr nml
sickening odor.
ino euro or this malady is somewhat
difficult, but the odor arising from itcan
be mitigated by a thorough cleansing of
the nose with water, or scan and water.
several times a day. But a euro should
be sought, and let it not be sought at the
hands of one of the advertising catarrh
quacks.
Tftc Lungs. A man eats and drinks,
say five pounds a day. Now, unless he
is gaining weight, ho must part with
live pounds. If we place on the scales
all that comes from his bowels and
bladder, we shall find it weighs, say
one pound and a half. Three pounds
and a half have left the body iu somo
other way and other ways.
Hie other ways arc the skin nnd lungs.
By far the larger part should escape
tiirougii tne sum. Sometimes the
millions of holes in the skin, through
which this worn out, dletc matter
should escape, become in part closed, lor
laciv oi naming anu prespiraiion; ami
tne eiiete matter cannot escape lreeiy in
that way. But the poisonous stutr must
bo got rid of in some way. Now the
lungs como in to supplement tho skin.
To a certain extent, tho lungs and skin
are ever ready to substitute for eacii
otiicr. If the lungs for any reason leave
a small part of duty undone, the skin at
once steps in to assist.
If the skin fails to accomplish its
whole task of the work of execretion,
the lungs are ever ready to assist in
working of the impureties. But, when
ever the lungs are obliged to perform
this extra service, they cannot do it as
well as tho skin. They are obliged to
work off impurities which do not belong
to their department, and so they take on
a morbid condition, and the cxecretions
are so changed in character as to become
otrensive.
Three persons out of every four whose
bad breath comes from their lungs, can
cure themselves, or greatly mitigato the
nuisance, by washing themselves all
over with strong soap and water, and
following this by the vigorous use of
rough towels everyday fora month, and
exercising at least once a day, till there
is free perspiration. Dio Lewis.
A Slav in tiik Face. The effective
force which women are bringing to the
present political canvass compels ex
pression from new frieuds and old foes,
which, to say the least, is very in
structive and encouraging.
The last wonl Is from the Springfiold
Jlcmtblican, called out by the crowded
y ii- ' it l . ..1.1 it. i :..i...
liepuuncuii meeting iiuiti in nui uiy
Mrs. Livcrmore, Mrs. Campbell, aud
Mrs. Harper this week.
Jt "protests against tue louy oi at
taching the woman's cause, with all its
high and fine Issues, to a corrupt,
materialistic, doomed political organi
zation like tho Grant party."
It claims that, "to the liberal party,
belongs tho future, with all its hopes aud
reformations," aud warns us that it is
not wise to "slap this new party in the
face." Tills is decidedly cool, after Cin
cinnati, Baltimore and the Liberal State
Conventions, every oneof which rejected
or ignored the claim of woman, whether
made by herself iu person or by her
friends.
It is too late now to claim any future
for tho so-called Liberal party. It
sought to save its life, by thrusting aside
with scorn this greatest vital question of
the hour, and so lost it.
The Republican party on tho other
hand, with its great work for the freed
men nearly finished, added long life, and
a future for all time, grandly linking its
fate with the enfranchisement of fifteen
millions of women who know their
friends, and who will not go back on
them. Already, In eight States, the Re
publican party has had tho help of
women, in crowded political meetings,
where tho gathered thousands needed
no police, where order and quiet reigned,
allowing that the "good time" has al
ready begun to come, when politics shall
be decent for men because it is shared
by men.
The true wisdom now is, for tho
friends of women, who were carpet
bagged at Cincinnati, to hasten to the
Republican party, make its cause their
own, aud so find a political life that can
live, because it shares an immortal
principle.
The argument to which the Golden
Age paid so much attention a year or
two ago, namely, the right which the
existing national constitution, by its
fourteenth and fifteenth amendments,
strictly interpreted, gives to women (as
to other citizen) to exercise tho elective
franchise, found more than one practical
illustration in the recent Presidential
election. AVe havo already mentioned
that Mrs. Huntington registered in Con
necticut. Mis3 Susan B. Anthony and
a number of her lady friends did tho
same in Rochester, N. Y. Moreover,
Mrs. Minor, wife of a well known law
yer of St. Louis, Mo., is trying to secure
her right of suffrage by appealing to
the courts, basing her claim on tno
same ground. Wo need not here re-stato
an argument with which the . earlier
reader! of this journtd JJSg
made familiar. We shall await witn
interest tho result of Mrs. Minor's ap
peal to the law. Tdlon.
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