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THE CAIRO DAILY BULLETIN, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1872
JOHN It OIlEKl.r.
JI-.VE 16, 1872,
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mi year "
. week. t)T farrier,
nh t.untti t'j "
.... r.nI.l.A VfKBKLY IlULLETlK.
t.k.. II nherlr A Co. hate reduced the "'
,Cr?rno"rnr 'if thf Weekly CAiro "''"!
rm, where j on nre lltnl wMlo Iml
I'nt'l'l'hr'f"' l lnwn J
Arid be lhi word nlonsr ttin line,
iSrVelrj- nml lrnl llroii."
of New York ;
ron vicu i'Ki-.sident,
B. GRATZ BROWN,
Wc, tlic Libcrnl Republicans of tlio
United States in Convention ntsembk-d t
Cincinnati, procluim tlio following princi
ple ai essentlnl to just gove.rntne.nt:
ii:ai INSVKM IIVRIKD.
1. Wo rccogtifeo tho cquulltyof till
men before the law, nnd hold tlmt it is
the duty of tho government in its dealings
with the people to mete out LQUAL AN D
EXACT JUSTICE TO ALL, OF
W U ATE V E U N ATION A LIT V, tt AC E,
COLOR OH PERSUASION, RE LI
GIOUS OR POLITICAL.
5. AVE PLEDGE OURSELVES TO
MAINTAIN THEUMON OF THESE
STATES, EMANCIPATION AN I) EN
FRANCHISEMENT, AND TO 01
POSE ANY REOPENING OF THE
QUESTIONS SETTLED Y THE
THIRTEENTH, FOURTEENTH AND
FIFTKENTH AMENDMENTS OF
3. Wo demand tho imniedinto nnd nl
solute reraovnl of ull disabilities imposed
on account of tho rebellion which was
finally subdued seven years ago, believing
that UNIVERSAL AMNESTY W1LI
RESULT IN THE COMPLETE l'AC
1FICATI0N IN ALL SECTIONS OF
IIKMOC'IIATIU TO Till: Olti:.
1. LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT
with impartial sutl'rage, will guard the
rights of all citizens more securely than
any centralized power. Tlio people and
the public welfaro require tho SUPRE
MACY OF THE CIVIL OVER THE
MILITARY AUTHORITY and
FREEDOM or I'KllSOA' UNIJIUt
THE PROTECTION OF THE HA
BEAS CORPUS. Wo demand for the
individual the largest liberty consistent
with public order, for tho state self-government,
and for tho nation u return to
tho methods of penca und tho constitu
tional limitations of power.
"THUi: AN I'ltKAl'llIMi."
f. Tho civil sorvlco of tho government
has become n mere instrument of partisan
tyranny nnd personal ambition, and it ri
object of selfish greed. It is 11 scumlul
and.roproach upon free Institutions, and
breeds a demoralization dangerous to tlio
perpetuity of republican government.
TIIEItKI'MIti: A WINK IICHAMI,
0. Wo therefore regard n THOROUGH
REFORM OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
as one of tho most pressing necessities of
the hour; that honesty, capacity and fidel
ity constitute the only valid claims to pub
lic employment; that the offices of tho
government ceaso to bo a matter of arbi
trary favoritism and patronage, and tlmt
public station become again tho post of
honor. TO THIS END IT IS IMPER
ATIVELY REQUIRED THAT NO
PRESIDENT SHALL I1ECOME A
CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION.
TAKirruUKsno.v hiiovkd ahiiu:.
7. We demand n system of federal tax
ation which shall not unnoccsnarily inter
fere with the industry of tho people, and
which shall provide the means necossarv
to pay tho expenses of tlio government.
economically administered tlio nensluiis.
tho interest on tho public debt and a mod
erate annual reduction of tho principal
thereof, and recognize that thoru aro in
our midst honest but Irreconcilable dif-
lerencet of opinion with regard to tho re
spective systems 01 protection unci free
trade. AVE REMIT THE J) SCl'S
SION OF THEM TO THE PEOPLE
IS TIIKIH JONGRrSIO.'AI, IMS.
uncus, and i II k m:msmv in.
CONGRESS THEREON, WHOLLY
FKEEOF EXECUTIVE I NT EUFEI!
ENCE AND DICTATION. l,'Krbh
6. Tbo public cudit uiu.t be sucredly
maintained, and wo DKNOUNCF rv
PUDIATIONm every form and gu.
IllMi Of TIIK Tltl'i:.Mi;T.VI..
0. A SPEEDY RETURN To
iw i mi ov wiuiiignm considerations urcuii.
merclal morality and horx-n government
A WOHI) POK TIIK NOI.I;ii ntyN,
10. Vie remember with ITHtltlllll. II.,.
sacrifice of the soldiers and sailors of the
republic, und no act of nur sim.i .......
detract from their jiintly earned fame, or
tho lull rewards of their patriotism.
AVAi:.T, I.AXI) itoitm:its f
11. Wo nreoppoS(;d lf)l, furtl,(.r grants
TIlSnpmn Wmi" Wrllllon..:
nib PUIILIC DOMAIN SHOl'f n itv
HELD SACRED TO ACT IJ VL sVr
TLERS. ULAI' sh1'
MIIKKAL, tOlti:i(;.V I'OI.H V.
12. AVo hold that it Is tho duty of the
KOviTnmont in its intercourse with forelun
Mltoni u cultivate friumlshlps of poaeo
ti r,n Y Ul - u flr and Lual
i:vi:Kvitonr ixvn.i, ..
.,?' i.r.t,,e pwuotioti und success of
n,r v"1,"' Principle., and the support of
tlon. w i invite .n.Uoidially wekou a ?h
corporation of all patrlotlc'ltlze,,," wit "
out regwd to previous ulU U ion
THE RIVAL SISTERS-
a nr.At'Ttrci. nvr nAyor.r.ous nunoiNE.
Mrs. Cranston, n,vcry accomplished
woman, kept is female school near JJlali
ton, n quiet town in New .loreov. This
place had been selected by -Mrs. lllakc, tho
mothor of ono of tho Rival Sisters, ns her
home, on account of tho reputation of tlio
school. Mrs. Rlaho mado her advent in
Rlnnton In tho character of rt widow who
had recently lost lior husband, nnd sho
brought with her a daughter ton years of
ago, named Hester, who was placed with
Miss Cranston as n pupil.
Hester lllakc was n romarkublo nhild.
Mls Cranston found her n curious study.
" If sho is not tempted, nil may go well
with her, but Jif sho Is' and the omin
ous shake of tho head oxpresod mora than
Mrs. lltiiko hnd fifteen hundred dollars
n year, which sho stated was derived from
property in tho South ; but where it was
situated, nnd in what placo sho had lived
beforo she had made her advent in Ulan
ton, was a matter of -conjecture. No
nmount of pumping had been successful
in extracting such Information from either
mother or daughter.
1-ornIo.v years llic siranirer nvuu in
most iilmif.. for licr tr cnuiess nuveni
nmong thorn had not inspired her neigh
bors with much confidence in her antece
dents ; but ns time wen, on, sho won upon
tho good opinion Ol inoso nrounu nor, aim
at tlio time my siory opens, .nrs. hum
was received as a guest by tho best fami
lies in thcvillugo.
Pvoplo did not trust ner, uui inoy nu
mired and pitied her; for they snid "sho
is l'ooJIv to look nt. and sho has evidently
been a sufferer in the battle of lite.1' Ah I
if they had known how, and under what
circumstances that battle hnd been waged,
nin inclined to think that tue rcnuleU
ldow would have found few friends or
defenders in that strait-laced neiuhborhood.
The cottatio occupied by Mrs. IHako
stood about a mile from tho town It was
comfortable house, with u veranda in
front, over which flowering vines were
trained, and tho largo yarU tliat surrouuu
od 11 was sliiuea uv e tn-irecs.
Sho wus now dreamily recardin-' her
daughter, w ho stood In front of n mirror
n . ' ........
combing out u ma? ol nincK glistening
The tluure of the uirl was modelled after
that of her mother; there was the same
perfection of outline; tho same sinuous,
ulastlc movement ; but the faces were not
Sho suddenly turned, nnd facinc her
mothor. said :
"Tho dull monotony of this place is be
comlnt: unendurable to mo. I wish to see
something of tho world I tmiit see it.
With n stall. Mrs. Hlakesaid:
'Sit down on that low chair, and try to
be quiet whilo 1 speak of things I had al
most determined never to rcvuai 10 you.
Hester sat down, and prepared to Ihtor.
to what shu had so long desired to know.
Mrs. lllnku at length spoke:
"You ask mo how it happened that I
wns cast off by the man 1 adored'' why
ho was permitted to wrong mo so bitterly
ns to bring to his homo another wife whilo
I yet lived and sufiored V
""I must co back to my early life, nnd
tell you of myself beforo I becamo tho
wife "of Armand Landry. Mv father was
n dissipated, reckless man, who owned a
small (ihico near La Rocnge,ns tlio Landry
plantation was called. I was his only
child. I was educated in a convent school
in France, till I was nearly eighteen years
old. Then my aunt took mo home, having
nlready nrranged n marriage for me. I
wn- not consulted, but I did not rebel
against it. for Claude lleltot wus young
and good looking, ami I preferred remain
ing in Franco ns his wife, to returning to
the dullness of plantation life.
"My father gave mo twenty thousand
francs ns my dower, and lleltot expected
to get much more from him. 1 think that
nrospcol induced him to marrv me, for I
rooti found tlmt ho was as imlitl'crcnt to
mo as I was to him.
"Inditfercnco soon merced into con
tempt on my side, and something like
aversion on his. Wo hud evidently made
a wretched mistake, and wo were glud to
separate by mutual consent. I returned
to Louisiana, and lleltot went to Algeria
"When 1 came back to my early homo
I found my father living as recklessly
"Among tho young men who camu to
his liouso was Armand Landry. He was
two years younger than I, for ho had not
completed fils twentieth year when 1 first
ir.et him. Ho soon forsook tho gaming
table to linger near me, nnd I woll 1
was mad enough to give him tho heart my
husband had never tried to win. 1 loved
him to that degree that 1 thought life
would bo worthless unless it was shared
"Armand seemed devoted to me, but lie
never asked mo to marry him. Ho know
tlmt his proud old father would look with
scorn on tlio daughter ol such u man as my
"My father swore that Armand should
yet bo my husband, and for that purpose
lio notalncd u divorce fur me irom uultol.
I was so Infatuated that 1 cared little by
what means Armand was to be ensnared,
provided I becamo Ids wife. 1 ontcrcd
into his plans, shameful as they were, and
allowod myself to be united to ti man who
had been lurod again to our hou;e, and
when incapable of acting for himsulf, was
pronounced my husband by u missionary
who lad been so short a time in the
country that ho knew nothing of the wrong
ho was helping to carrv intoellect. He was
brought to the house a few moments be
foro the ceremony was performed, arid left
"A tfmo had been chosen when tho older
Landry was absent from home. I believed
that Annum! loved mens truly as I did him
"It wassovoml weeks before ho recovered
nil the natural energy of his mind, and I
began once to fear that ho would bo
permanently injured by tho drm: I had
permitted to bo administered to him.
Hut tho lime camo when he fully under
stood the position in which lie was placed,
anu men sucn scenes as passed between
us I cannot describe. Ho fiercely resented
the part I had taken In entrapping him In-
u a uiHrringo that would ho odious to his
proud lather, and declared that ho could
never furgivn mo.
"Vainly 1 tried all my powers of fiiscina
tion to enthrall him, und win forgiveness
blight the happiness thoy seemed to find In
each other. They were married.
"My halo culminated when n daughter
was born, who was destined lo fill the place
In your father's house of which you had
" Your half-sister Is two years younger
than jou, nnd In your childhood you wore
so much nlike, that but for tho dlfloronco
in size you might have been taken for
" Armnnd's Joy in his now treasure was
soon turned to sadness, for the health of
his wlfa beiran to fail. Sho faded slowly
nwoy with n mysterious disease. Every
thing was tried that promised rcliof, but
tho spoil of on evil oyo was upon her, and
there was no help for her.
"Tho doctors said it was tho climnto
that did not suit her, but I knew bettor
"Sho was taken nwny for chance of air,
but Xelmn, tho woman tlmt went with her
ns nurse, was olio or tho slaves that had
belonged to my father, und was devoted to
" Mrs. Landry lingered for many
months, but shu nt last died, when you
were livo years old.
"Tho years passed on. and Armnnd was
traveling in Europe, rur6lv writing home,
und never sending mo n line.
" l ou were ten years old when ho came
buck, .el in a was dead, nnd I felt safo now
that tho only one that oould accuso me of
instigating tho death of r.lllnor ltusscll
" Hut all my hopes wcro fearfullydoshed
the earth; for ho brought with him
young wife, u cousin of Elllnor'e. und
also un heiress. They stopped In Now Or
leans, nnd from there Armand wroto to
me the following lines :
" New Orleans, Oct. 30, 18.
" I write to you, Hagnr, to say that no op
tion will Do allowed to you as lo your
removal from tho vicinity of tne nnd
" I came back to my nativu land, bring
ing wiiu me n cousin ot my lost one as
my wne, mo rcseintiianco in person und
character between tho two attracting mo
irresistibly to Helen..
" I might hnvo taken her to Lo Rocago
to meet tbo same terrible fate, had I not
hero encountered the priest who uttetided
V.. I 1 l. I... 111.. I ; I I
.vim ii in uei mat unless, uuu rcccirru irr
" Ah, my heart, 1 cutinot write it 1
" Go fur nwny take your daughter,
"I am not rich in my own right, but
when shu is old enough to marry, 1 will
glvo her a suitublo dower. This is nil I
cuti, or will do.
" AHMANP LANDIIV.'
" I had nothing to do but obey Ar-
mund s commuud,'' continued Mrs. Ulake,
"and so I camo hither with you, where
we huvo lived till now. This is in v his
"As soon as he wus well enough to leave
the home, ho went oil' m search ot his
father, n spite of all 1 c.lUd do to detain
him. His father instituted proceedings'
for a divorce utter sending Armand to
Europe to inn!. u tour, In company with
Mr. Russell and his two daughters.
"When I heard that, I wus devoured
with Jealousy; for Ellinor Russell was t,
young lady who had been chosen by Mr.
Landry for his son's wife, und report said
that shu was both rich ami charming. 1
afterward learned ho win betrothed to Mis
" Whon this happened, you wero but n
imw weens oidjand 1 was left with you to
lake care of, and little enough to do it
" Ah I how I hated that fair beaiitv who
hud caused mu so much wool Many a
iiiBi.v, uuer you wero asleep, havo I stolon
from my cottage, and mmlo my wny to thu
stately homn In which that woman dwelt,
surrounded by loving caro that of rlgnt
bolonged to mo. Concealed In the shrub
bery, I havn listened to At? voice speaking
to her in accents of die pur tenderness than
ho had ever used to me, and I vowed with
in my soul that I would' find means to
A 1'IIYbICIAX IN I.OVK WITH THE KAL'llll
TKU A FIENDISH PLOT.
There was residing iti tbo same village
wiiu .urs. uiuku unu ner daughter u pny
sicinii, twi'iity-oight or thirty years of
nge Dr. Macon who for two years had
been urdently In lovo with the daughter
Shu hud loyet; und trifled with him dur
lug ull that time; but ho had flnally
iiui-ted ou u decided answer to his suit.
und on that very evening ho was corning
to learn his fute. As lie upproacned tho
house ho overheard tho voices ut mother
and drawing near to tho window and
meanly listening, ho had obtained full
possession of tho terrible secret of Mrs.
Jiluko's life. Madly in love, and utterly
unscrupulous, hu ut onco determined to
id uku any usu which might bo necessarv
of his newly acquired advantage to secure
tho hand of Hester.
On that very ovcnlng Dr. Mnenn was
engaged to take tea with Mrs. Kluko and
her daughter; but their old housekeeper
returned from tho villugo with the in
telligence that a shocking railroad ucci
dent hadoccurrcd in tho vicinity, nnd the
uuemr uuu nasicneu Oil to trio ussistnnen
of tho wounded.
On the return of Dr. Macon he called
upon Mrs. Rluko und surprised her with
the information that among the hurt was
Arnmnd Lundry, mortally Injured I Ho
wus accompanied by his daughter, the
half-sitter of Hester, und sho hud been
stunned by a blow on tho head. They
both wero lying ut a farm-houso near by,
and Mr, Lundy, knowing that ho must
die, hud requested that Hester should visit
him the next morning, that ho might in
form her of the pecuniury provisions
which ho had made for her support.
And now was concocted one of tho most
fiendish plots uvor devised by tho humun
mind. It was suggested by Mrs. Rlake,
and acquiesced in by Dr. Mhcoii and Hes
ter, thai the half-siBtor, who was still un
conscious, bhould bo kept in a stato of Im
becility by drugs which tho doctor should
skillfully ndministor to her for that pur
pose, and Hester whoso resemblance to
her was so closo as to defy detection. -should
usurp her placo us heiress of tho im
mense osiuics oniulled upon tho hulf-slster
through her mother.
Ihe inducement to Dr. Mucon was Hp
tor's promise, on the ncconiplishincnt of
mo scnemo, to occomo his wile.
Rut when Hester came to read over tho
letters w inch lay concealed in tlio bottom
of tier hall'-sistor's trunk, she found among
them several from Raymond DcLormo, u
handsome young man whom sho romem-
uereu us ner own first lover at tho south,
when she wus little moro than a mere
child, incse letters wero written in
most impassioned strain, und showed
inai between him ami his lair correspond
uui i.siuuu .uunurv. llesior now
stricken half-sister a marriage engage-
lis (.ill i,Aiciru,
No sooner had Hester discovered this
fact than her old lovo for DoLormo wus
rchindieu, anu sho resolved at onco to
nuvo mm uiso, ns well as Estellu's fortune.
let wnaiovor ohstucles might bo in tho
wuy. no wus now absent in Kumnn. m
minimi u jvui ur IHU. UUU ll.ir tntrnien
.....c. I :..f..!l.. i , I. ..
iii us i uu luii-iuiij uunccnieu irom ur. Jiu-
eon; but, come what would, tlio young
...nr. cl.....l.l .,,.1 1... I I '
Hutu antrum jvb uu Hum I
Mrs. Ilinko's housekeeper, Mrs. Mullcr,
u Gormun woman with an American edu
cation, wns a great gossip, und a cunning,
selfish, ovil-mindcd woman. Hester, at
her mother., suggestion, hud turned tlio
key on tho outside of Mrs. Muller's steep
ing upurtment, whilo their infernul plot
had been planned; but the suspicious
woman happened to bo awake, and sho
had rison, and emerging through a win
dow, crept around where she could listen
to ull they said. She too, now, mount to
huvo her profit out of tho scheme, tho se
cret of which sho had obtained unknown
On tho following day Mr. Landry felt
his ond rapidly approaching. Hi, hml
forbidden peremptorilly that Mrs. Rluko
should bo admitted to his presenco; but
Mrs, Hluko had determined to sou him bo.
fore he died. Hu was vory anxious for n
confessor ; and was finally told that al
though there was no priest accessible, a
sister of charity might be obtaii ed. This
ing fS her. ""K,'t b lol '" ","d-
Mrs. Ulake determined to iuiprovo tills
opportunity to see him, without 'hi. recog.
nizlng her, and to visit him in tho disgulto
of a Sister. b
It was arranged that after night whon
the room was dimly lighted byf'sTng
candle sho should go In d lUtan to such
confessions as ho wished toimiko. In them
she would forego tho diro vengosnco sho
had planned to inflict on him when ho lay
helpless beforo her, breathing his soul
away in doubt and dread of what the fy.
limit 1 ! tn. m i n i,i In nc to lilrn. If ho
judged her hardly and cruelly nt the last,
sue wouiu nave uu inciv.. ... ......
When Eunice, a deaf and dumb servant
girl at tho farm-house, was safely asleep,
Mrs. Blake mado such alteration In her
.1.... out nnressarv. A Wllllo linnuKor-
chief was draw low down on hor forehead,
nnd folded over her face In such a mannor
as to conceal tho greater portion of It, nnd
Mim i lilnrk silk cravat was smoothed out
and tied over that, in tho form of the hoods
worn by Catholic nuns when wanting
abroad. Sho then ontcrcd tho feebly light
ed room, and sat down In tho chair which
Hester resigned nt hor approach. At tho
movement, tho dying man unclosod his
eyes, nnd in a faint voico said :
"How good you were to como to ino in
this oxtromlty. This young girl has cx
nln Inert in mo that vou consented to do so
ns soon as you heard that a son of Mothor
nitnrMi t.nn.h.rt vniir lipln:'1 but SOtno Sllb-
tlo power must hnvo convoyed to linn the
knowicdgo tnni somciuing uiiiuiuni unu
nnroachod him. lor ho suddenly seemed
to strugglo with somo deadly oppression,
nnd sinking oncK, no murmureu :
"Too latoi l tear mat i snail mo ueiore
can say what I wished. I must confess
-musthavo absolution, for I hnvo sinned.
Rut I havo suffered how bitter a cup I
have drained in ntonotnont of tho ono act
of my life which brought unhappincss to
ono who thought she hnd tho right to
avengo herself upon me."
in b voice scarcoiy nuovo n wuisper,
Mrs. Blake said:
"Mv son. forglvo as vou hopo to bo for
given, and nil will bo well with you."
...... .. . .i "i.i
"An I that IS wnai l cannoiuo; ior inure
Is ono sin and ono sinner that 1 have not
forgiven. But for that 1 could dio in
"Was tho wrong against you so unmer
ited, that you feel thus bittorly ?"
1 Unmerited I lcs;l assert uiai, anu
1 believe it. Sho who committed it was
ono I did not love, though I was tricked
into a marriage with her."
In n faltering voico Mrs. UlaKC said:
"You did not for heri Are you quite
sure of that?"
Landry whs too deeply absorbed in his
own thoughts to notice the menacing tono
thrilled through tho muliicd voico ot mo
"o. i never ovcu ner.
"Is It just to lay all tho blame upon the
woman who risked so mucn 10 gain n legai
claim unon vou? To thoso who havo
loved truly, much should be forgiven ; and
she. vou suv. loved oU.''
"I gave her all that she had n right to
claim ut my hands and had she so willed
it, 1 would have sent her from me us free
from renroach as in the hour of our first
unfortunate meeting. But sho would not
in. 1 whs vcrv voiinif. I loved tno child
sho gave me, and through her the mother
honed, if I wero free again, to win me
back, nnd and I cannot tell you what
she did in return lor tho forbearance I
hud shown toward her. It is her secret,
and I will not reveal It even in this hour,
but it is that which I now find it impossi
ble to lorgivo. If you can, give tno abso
lution, knowing that 1 will accept it gladly
at your hands, although you nro not ono
of tho accredited ministers ol our uoiy
Tho heart of Mrs. Blake hardened ns sho
listened. Sho felt the blood surging th rough
her veins with fiery swiftness, imd all the
passion of her tropical nature, burst forth.
Sho tore tho shrouding folds from her
bead and face, und started to her feet,
stauding over him as a menacing fate, us
sho mockingly bald:
" Such consolation as can give, you nro
welcomo to, Armnnd Landry. Whether
it will facilitate your entrance to tho par
adiso in which your lost Ellinor dwells, or
into the Hades in which I shall hereafter
claim you, I lenvo you to imagine. Look
at the woman you cast off so lightly tho
woman who believed that you loved her
and cower before her glance as you soon
will shrink before that ot the Omnipotent
Being who is to judge between us."
"You you here!" ho exclaimed, in a
loud, harsh voice. " How dure you ap
proach mo? How dnro you profuno the
sacred character you have assnmed for tho
purpose of Intruding upon u presence that
was forbidden you. Hagar Rlake, you
havo boen the cursu of my life, and in
death you persecute mo still. (So I I com
mand you lo leavo this room unpolluted
by the presence of a murderes'."
Hagar's eyes blazed buck defiance, and
she tauntiugly said :
"You aro in no position now to enforce
your will. You are in my power, not I in
yours, and I intend to pay you back drop
for drop, for all the bitterness you havo
poured into my cup nnd forced me to
Tho features of Lnndry wcro blanched
to the huo of death, and his black oyes
gleamed fiercely from their pallid setting,
as ho hoarsely asked :
" By whoso connivance wero you per
mitted to enter here? If Hester or her
betrothed husband aided you, it will bo
tho worse for them, for In that cuso I will
give her nothing, Tlio paper I cuused her
to write this morning will be valueless un
less It is signed nnd witnessed, and now 1
will do neither.'
"Oh, you threaten mo with ennseouen
ces, do you ?" sho mockingly asked ; but
let mo assure you that it is u matter of in
difference to me, nnd also to my daughter,
whether that paper is valueless or not.
Wo havo settled our pliins, and rave
against ihom as you may, vou will be
powerless to provent them from being car
ried into effect. Hester will not accept the
paltry provision you nave so magnani
mously mado for her; she will claim what
is hers, injustice at least the half of tho
estate which is hold by ,your othor child
" Woman I what do you mean by that ?
Ah I my God I hnvo I fallen into a den of
thieves is there no ono to help me ! '
His voico broke suddenly, and ho foil
back upon his pillows, gasping for breath
"No one!" repeated Mrs. Blake, with,
stem emphasis. "You aro in this solitary
country house, entirely nt my mercy, and
that of those who aro willing to do ull
that I wish. Tho darling daughter on
whom you havo lavished so much Indul
gence lies stricken into idiocy by tlio In
juries her head hits received. She will
never moro walk tho earth in pride, look
ing down in scorn upon tlio sister whom
you havo bequeathed to her compassion.
In placn of that, I hnvo decreed that the
two shall change places, nnd tho child of
your adored hlllnor shall stay with tne,
whilo wiv dnughtor assumes tho station of
tho heiress, nnd wears tho honors of her
father's houso. Tho two sisters aro so
much alike that no one will over bo nhlo
to dl-tlngulsh the true one from her coun
Tho listener felt that tho shock of this
announcement had shortened his brief
span ol life; he knew that the death
clutch was already on his vitals; but ho
rallied his Inst remaining strength, and
said, with solemn emphasis:
"If you consummate this wickedness. 1
leave to you, and to tho impostor who
will take tho placo of mv darling, mv un
dying malediction. God is over all, and
ho will not permit such villainy to go un
punished, ovon in this world.1' "
Mrs. Illako unclosed her lips to reply
but Landry raised his hand appealingly,
n change passed over his sunken face, and
with a prayer on his lips in behalt of Ills,
favoritochlld ho pnssod nwny.
nosier arrayed norsoir in a black' urcss
winch sno lound in Kstello s trunk, and as
suming tho namo and ohnrncter of her
half-sister, prepared, on tho following day,
to accompany tho romains of her father
to New Orlonns, for burial, In company
with Horbort Hponcer, a young man from
Iioston, n cousin of Raymond Do Lormo's,
who had boon sent on by tho family rela
tions for that purpose What happened
there, and indeed tho wholo of tho thrill
ing story of tho rival half-sisters. Hester
and Estolle, will be found in tho Now
York' Ledger,' which Is now ready nnd
can bo had at all tho book-stores nnd
news depots. Ask for tho number dnted
Juno 22, and in it you will got the con
tinuation of tlio sUiry from whero It
leaves off here. "
THE " SAENGEHFEST.
FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT NA
TIONAL MUSIC CONGRESS
AT ST. LOUIS.
THE RECEPTION CONCERT.
St. Louis", Juno l'J. A largo number
of additional societies to nttend tho Saen
gerfest arrived last night und this morn
ing, nnd still others will nrrlvu about
noon. Thoro nro now present societies
r.... xi v.,.1. fi!i....,i i'i.t....
iiuin uw i n, siiiuiiiiiutl, l.iillii",
Clevolnnd, Louisville, Detroit, Columbus,
Ohio, St. Paul, Knlisas Citv, Omaha, Coun
cil Bluff, Wheeling, Evansville, Dayton,
lndinnapolls, lorru llnute, Springtleltl,
III., Lexington, Ky., Davenport, la., Jol
iet, 111., Lelation, 111., Belleville, 111.. Au
rorn, Ind., Lawronceburg, Inch, Wa-liing-ton,
Mo., Titlln, Ohio, Elkhurn, Ind.,
lloonoville, .Mo.; and others will bo here
from Dover, St. Joseph, Mo., und Leaven
worth, Ks. All the preliminary arrange
ments for tho festival aro completed.
irio weather is clear, out very warm.
From early morning tho streets have been
thronged with citizens and strangers, and
all tho space in the vicinity of Turner's
Hall, where the procession will form, is
densely packed with spectators. The en-
tiro city is in holiday attire. The decora
tions are very elaborate und general.
Thero is scarcely a block in town that is
not handsomely embellished with ever
greens, Hag', banners, mottoes and various
emblems suitable for the occasion. This is
especially tho cae In the business part of
tho city; and in thoise sections mainly oc
cupied by the Germans there is not a
house that des not betoken participation
in tho joyous event. A numbir of urches
of tho most elaborato character spanning
tho entire street lire erected ou tho route
of tho processicn, and bowers and shady
nooks abound on every hand. No such
display was uVer made "here, and it is diffi
cult to conceive that a finer one could be
mado anywhere. Tho procosfinn is the
lurgest and most brilliant that over trav
ersed our streets. About n hundred sing
ing societies, nearly all tho local civic as
sociutions, military companies, fire depart
mcnt, and thousands of citizens on foot
nnd horsebnek und In carrluges. bands,
banner', flags, mottoes, etc., nro in line,
Franz Abt. the distinguished composer, ur
rived last evening, and wus received by n
committee and driven to headquarters at
Turner Hull, whero ho wa cordially wel
comed by u largo number of citizens, after
which ho proceeded to the resideino of
Edward uorpel, whoso guest ho will be
whilo hero. Herr Abt will conduct the
concert Thursday night.
The procession tnrted from Turner
Hall at half-past one, and wa a grand
success throughout. It vas divided into
seven grand divisions, embracing several
military companies, a battery of artillery,
a battalion of police, carriages containing
Mayor Brown, I'rol". Abt, Emote
Trocllch, tho musical drcclor, tlio president
und directors of tho various committees of
the Sacngerfest association, all tho singing
societies ut home nnd abroad, lady singers
in carriage., rdiarpshooten1, hunting so
cieties of St. Louis and surrounding
towns, rcpreentntives of vnrious trades,
boating nnd fishing clubs, American
Protestant Association, llro department.
and u large number of citizens on horse
back and afoot. It marched throng, i tho
principal streets und received n perfect
ovation from first to last. All the
thoroughfares wero densely thronged with
people; nnd windows nnd doors ou the line
of march wero packed with spectators, and
cheering and waving of handkerchiefs
und lings were almoit incos'anlo It took
an hour and forty minutes to puss a given
point, nnd was moving over four hours.
To-night nearly all thu decorated build
ings uru brilliantly llluminnted, and pres
ent Jn most beautiful appearance. Tho
streets are nearly as crowded as during
The first-concert, called tho ' Reception
Concert,' was given ut Sacngerfest Hull to
night, nnd was largely nttended, tho im
mense building being nearly full. Tho
programmo consisted of tho overture ' Die
Vcstalln,' by Spontini; delivery of the flag
of tho first North American Saengorband
by the lato president to the present presi
ding officot; llridal chorus, from Lohen
grin, by Wagner; welcoming uddress by
Governor Brown, Abendlied (evening)
hymn) by Abt; oration in German by Sen
ator Schurz; Nocturne (Midsummer
Night's Dream; by Meldclssohn; -Tim
Heavens aro Telling' Creation by Hay
den; and u trio and chorus (Mrs. Charles
Troehlich) nnd P. Keller and Charles
Troohlicli. Only St. Louis singers partici
pated to-night, and although many of
them, especially the ladles, havo had but
llltlo practice, tlio pieces wero rendered in
u brilliant and etlectivo manner. Alto
gether this hui been tho most brilliant day
frst. Louis has witnessed for many years,
pernaps over, nnd win mug bo remember
ed as such. No ovent, perhaps, ever oc
curred In which tho citizens so generally.
without reference to nationality or condi
tion, participated, or in wnich such hearty
good feeling was manifested.
UAKNUM'S FIG I I'M MESS.
IsllK IS NOT A CANNII1AL, HUT A CIIKIS7 IA.V,
Prom tlio Villmmjort (l'nin.) Bj Home.
Somo dnvs befnrn tlui iirrk-ul .f ll,.r.,
um's exhibition ii letter reached the post
office in this city directed to " Any .Metho
dist .Minister in Williamsport." It was
nl'iecd in tho lmv of 1!ni- .1 l( !.. U..-..,,
nnd proved to bo a communication from
(jcortfu JJoyno of SacrMijiento, CaJ., thu
llilfsillMUr V Willi ItriMMrlit Mnri .fuwk
eboalow, tho Fiji woman now traveling
wiiu minium a snow, irom ner native
island to Sacramento Jly that letter wo
learn that shi, U m ili.vimt Phi-l.tlu,,
....... ..u.wi.w W....C, J((
ing been brought up from a child bv Mr.
Boyno nnd educated in thu Fiji language.
Sho Is very devoted, reads her Bible al
most constantly and seems much utti.eheil
to It. The communication referred to
stated that she was dissatisfied and wanted
to IpilVil till! lillulnniJ fif Iwtlnir nvlill.tt..,! I,.
- " V. - - ... uvillh bAIIIUHVU III
the public as a curiosity, and would leave
ir.i... 1....1 i-i i.'l.. . i. i
ii piiu iiuu iiiij melius iu iiiku Cliargo 01
her and return her to her homo or to n)l.
C, .!,. Ul, lo ....1 I.. .. ..!. . I .
itlinn, uuu ii iiiiiuiibit iiiiueneu io lue
family of Mr. Boyno, und would gladly
iuiuiii. titiw sou wut iiiiiiu.'cu iu ica1 u
them is not clear; but shu was placed in
flu, lunula nf ILipnmn lit n n,i.,i himn, I
..... ....... tij ii ...u. ii(iiit;u
Giirdimhyor, to whom Unrnuin probably
I'miu i uiiviiii:iii auui (U UULIIMIIij ULTi
Tin inlRKimitiri nliiima (lint if.o.l..r.l..tA.
obtained her by frnud ; but bo this us It
may, it is vory evident that shu tins be
coiuo discontented and wishes to be free
from tho annoyance of being mado a pub
During tho exhibition here wo took
occasion, in compuny with Mr. Palsgrovo,
to interview her on the subject. "Wo
found her spending most of her time in
reuding hor Bible, which was printed In
tho Fiji language Mr. Palsgrovo nskod
her If sho knew Georgo Boyno. Her
countenaico brightened at once as sho re
plied, 'Yes, ' And sho turned thu leavos
of her Blblo over hurriedly, until sho
camo to tho namo " Georgo Boyno, " writ
ten on the margin ofn leaf, Mr. Pals
grovu then took from his pocket tho fol
lowing letter, and road to hor Iu the Fiji
"MnryJnn Reoboalow, Mr. Hoacock
Incko my vnlo neo koy ow, vasaii sing
high venackah quea go sail ttoko voleo
neo tncckey. Quocgo un duch kt Wesley
once sing high ky ineecky. Many eneo
sah veo ury thy quee go. Lack my, un
'dua Baty vosli queo go. Vosa goosa.
Mali lownh queo siekl. Ky tncckey sing
high yolo vetiiickah. Valco neo koi oro
valco neo queo go, ou sa tceko loinuh,
Jimmy Johnny Rumly oie.
During tho rending of this letter sho
wns visibly nlfectcd, nnd becamo at onco
much interested iu the movements of Mr.
Palsgrovo. Ton question wo asked, dio
niuwered In her broken English, "Mo
want to go back to California." Tho ngent
of Mr. Barnum disclaims any idea of re-
siraini upon her, but wo know that at
tho hotels whero sho stops sho is closely
watched, and allowed tosco company only
In the presenco of a keeper. On Sunday
Mrs. Palsgrovo called, with several ladles,
to sco her. Sho was brought to thu parlor
by tho man who has hor in his charge, and
kept closo to hor while tho interview
lasted, hurrying tier away very abruptly.
After a short timuMho poor woman re
turned by a back way, throw her arms
nround Mrs. Palsgrovo nnd grasped her
hands exclaiming, whilo thu team ran
down her cheeks, ""Take inol tnke mu
take mo Willi you, quick I ' Mrs. Pals
grovo accompanied her up stairs und wus
conversing with her nt tho door of her
room, when tho keeper camo up nnd witli
angry exclamations thrust tho woman In
sido the door, nt the same timo pushing
Mrs. Palsgrovu back with such violence
that sho wus only saved from falling down
stnlrs by another lady who stood near her
and caught her, a ruffianly act which should
havo been followed by summary chastise
ment. From theso circumstances mav ho
Judged how far thoFigi woman is n flowed
io go wnen and wiiero shu please-. Proper
steps were about to. bo taken to release
her, when on legal advice It was thought
best to wuit for further and moro particu
lar information fiom Sacramento beforo
taking this step. Wo regret the delay,
and think that too much caution has been
used. The woman is evidently suturing
mentally from her manner of living, and
il win no iiouiil 'enously utlcclher health.
No ill treatment is alleged by her friends
other than thu ruffianly acts above men
tioned; but if she bu held in any sort of
duress she should bo imuiedfately released.
Our Home Advertisers.
COWMIttWIOW AND f OMWAKOIft O.f
FOURTH OP .JULY
OKA .VI) CKLKHHATIOX
11 V THE
ROUGH and READY
The tinUrriKhe.l, Joint Cunmltleo of Arrange.
jn-nUol tin-Ujir niin, Kirn Cumpnnln,
It-arnlo Intorm Ihe eople u Clio unu viemlts.
Ihal Ifi-r liiu tn'ln nrrnunn-ni" for CKI.K
MKATIMS THE NATIli.N'1 II I UT II DA V I N
a n a x j) j: n sr v 1. 1:
llmi It hs errr hrm cclrbratnl Southern II
llnoln. for the purpo of msklox thr altnlr a
ucefi and fiirnnlunif mnm nt vnlriUlDuirnt
to all, they half iared ni-ilher time, lahor nor
Th celMiralion will i.Aftin on th inornmi; of
" TIIK KOUKTII," WITH A GUAM)
With Apparatus through tlio principal
Mreotn of the City.
The procfsflsn Mill lie hrajnj hy the
C'AIHO SILVKIt COKNKT II AN I)
and will he nadi r Ihr direction of
MjlVok LA.VfcHE.v, as (iiiA.vp Marshal,
ol thB.Iay, -.-Hied hy Jn. S. Kuitat, Aailstant
Chief fcnliieer of the Kum l)iarlm-ot,
IinroeiiUieljr after the I'araio the Iloat will learn
FOR TIIK 1MO-NIO GROUNDS,
Intlie Hh.vly Orowi of Kentucky opiolt Twen
tieih ureet. Kiery pron-lon mil m ln,e io
render tno Pic-nic Fllt'ilM'I.AS.J iu every reieei
KKFll HSU 31 BXTS
of ef ry ilecrlpilon will I- on the grounda, and
dispensed by MUblo and altntiy citeri-rs Full
arrangement will b made foi
sad for tliN purpo.e the Commute havn eni:n.
ud hlnenberjj'i. celebrated Hraivi Ilsp.
Tnr. Declaration oi- Indki'e.viik.vck
willrw read by lion. J. II. OUrly, and appropri
ate "Keehos ; Hill undelivered hy eminent i.peal(
ers, w be Interlu Jil by neleci munlc by the Sil
ThedayV entertainment mil conclude mill
A GRAND BALL
in Ihe Evening at
Washi.soto.v Hall A.vn (Jauukn,
under th direct mannaernentof thnU-tt Ternsi-cho-eni
tulenl in tne Fire Department.
Several Fire Oompnil-s from abroad havo been
invited, and dl iroh.ih y bo riuent.
In concdmion, mid on behalf of the above
named I ir- Oimpan'e., the Cnininilt-H re.i.ect-
ll V inv Im fllA ....ft. .In ... I I
" " i" 'i'i- ' vnt mei Nnrruonii nt
eniin ry to .irlielnit in the fe,tiyiile, nnd thirt
HsltinrnklnKlh atl.nr afc-rnid .uVm "ml
worthy of (he (,vrKlorloiu Koiir'h."
TICKBT' Ida rar I'lC.MC
Children nccompnme 1 hy their turentu, free.
A. Hmanka, Jon. M. Velriin.
I . M. - -ovett, . T. Martin,
M..I, llowlei, ilarrvrlci.iih.
II. T. GKHOULD;
STEAM AND GAS FITTER
'as Kitter'a nnu I'lmnber'n material, Woo
pinups, kiiidw Him anrit, valves, stop
sun AorxT roa
I'nfU llro Hi em fntfiit Ury Unit Mrte r
Ind Inrehue, Wells A Co'h Automatic Wati.i
Indleainr aud bnpply Valve for steam boilers.
WINTKIl'H IILOCK. COMMKHC1AL-AVKNU
NKW YORK STORK,
WIIOLKSALK AND RETAIL.
LAROKBT VA1IIKTV STOCK IS TIIK CITV.
GOODS SOLD VKRV OLOSK.
Corner of Nliirternih Mreotnaitl Coin
i. a o. p.vTl Bit.
D. MATH UBS. , r..C.VIIL
A Mil (JKHKRAI.
Commissi on M k k c Hants
HAY AND WESTERN I'RODIKJr
NO. 01 OHIO i.kvki:.
MILLER & PARKER,
DEALERS IN FLOUR, CORN
Oats, Hay, etc.,
AO K NTS ton FAIRIJANK'S SCALES,
hlnO l.cr. CAIKO. II.MNOIN,
J. 31. PHILLIPS & CO.,
(Huccesiors to K. II. Ilendncja A Co.)
Forwarding and Commission
rtrSk l.lheral Ailtanoementa made 2f
T" i5i Upon Conluoinents. SfV
Are prepared to receit, itore and lorward
freiKbta to al torl and buy and
sell on (OBIIllrslon,
rilinlne attended to promptly.
JOHN II. PHLLIS k SON,
(Succcaiiora to John II. I'IiIIIk.)
DEALERS IN HAY, CORN, OAT
Elour, Meal, Bran, &c,
Cok. TENTH -ST. and OHIO LKVK
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DEALEES I2ST LIME,
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GROCER and CONFECTION
Aud Dealer iu Foreign Fruits JpXuta,
No. 134 Commercial-ave.,
U. 1). WILLIAMSON,
FRODCCE & COMMISSION
o. 7lhlu l.rp, I'AIKO, ILLIXOIM.
"HK-cial alteulionjrlven to feonslijnments on
General Commission Merchant
133 OHIO LEV KB,
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(ttilcceor toStratlon, HudfonA Clark,)
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FORWARDING and C03I3IISSION
MKU (III A NTH.
DEALERS IN FLOUR ;
And Agent of
Ohio Klver aud linnnwu
70 Ohio Levee,