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Br MAST 8BANK SMITH.
CHAPTER XX VII I.
TteFhdilMlWM the first to collect
hi- tbatigbte) oush to nwr Dr.
Dull, and even tie seemed bewildered as
"I was under the impression that
ProfoMor Grimdiy agreed fully with the
rest of us, Duetr, a to the painful fads
which hovf ro.He tolighlim opportunely
in regard t Mis Nortou."
"I toll you tin fictH have come l
Iilitl" said the Doctor; "hut Grimsby
thiakaao! You have all taken as gos
pel troth the bate lies of some unprinci
pled villain, am! I demand to kuow who
it is !'
"No, Doctor, not all," said the man
who had seemed at first opposed to all
tbe rest. "I do not believe Mies Norton
guilty on any such evidence, and I
think we ought to give her an opportu
nity to elear herself if she can, by letting
her know the nature of the charges
against her and the name of her ac
cuser. I don't believe in any suoh way
of doing as hearing only ooe side, aud
giving the poor girl no chance at all."
"Professor Marston," said the Presi
deot, hastily, "remember that we are
under obligations to keep our Inform
ant's name (secret, and his position Is
sumi that be ooiild make us a great deal
of trouble -should we do otherwise."
"I am under no such obligation, sir,"
saU he, "and I would never place my
self there. And I'll venture to say that
we oan make him a great deal more
trouble than he can make us, if he has
not told the truth."
"That we will, Marston, that we will,"
said the Doctor, thankful to (1 ml one
friend. "Now, tell me who it in, and
we Will try to get at the facts iu the
"I objfct, strongly, Professor Mars
ton," Bald the President. 'Von have no
right to violate eonAdeuce In this man
ner. And I may as well say right here,
that It would do no good, for we are all
satisfied, quite satisfied if course, ex
cepting yourself, Professor that Cap
that our informant was entirely correct;
therefore we must positively decline to
receive Mis Norton, aud we request
voh, Doctor, to make known our tleel
ion to ber."
"I suppose you think il perfectly right
to brand ao iuuoeent girl with infamy,
without giving her any ehattee of de
fending herself," paid Dr. Dull, hotly
''Come with ine, Marston ; I'm heart
sick. There Is no use talking to men
who have no heart, no feeling," aud the
Doctor and the Professor turned to leave.
But. anddenly facing about, the Doctor
"How would too re!ih such treat
ment yourselves ? I'll make you sorry
for It, I swear to yu. I'll make you
glad to apokighte to Eunor X iton, glad
to eg her to come back."
The angry old man diook his long
forefinger at them waruingly .is he ut
tered (he laat words, aud then turned
and went away, followed by I'rofeesor
Maraton, In spite of the angry protects
of the reat.
As they walked along, the Profertor
told him everything they had beard,
aud the Doctor's anger was ouly equaled
by his distress.
"I hi rot eee Stoddard about this," he
said, as coon as the reeital was finished.
"He hi her foster-brother, ami a lawyer,
and he kuows this fellow, if course, and
can set everything right quicker than I
can ; but I declare, I dou't know bow to
tell the poor girl. How will she stand
it, Modett and sensitive as site is ? My
lteart aehei for her !"
"If she is the woman I think her, she
will act sensibly, at auy rate, mnali as
she will be paiued aud humiliated,"
said Professor Marston, as he shook
haodt) with Dr. Dull' cordially, and left
him to break the news as beet he might.
Klloor, sitting w here the Doctor had
left her, still with that dreadful sort of
nightmare feeling, saw evil tidings
plainly written on his face as he ap
proached her, but rote quietly to meet
"What is it?" she whispered.
"Come home, and I will tell you,"
said he, in a low tone. "Take my arm,
Eliuor, my child," he added, gently, as
he observed her trembling.
She did so thankfully, and they
passed out into the dreet. Afler they
bail gone a few steps in eileuee, KM nor
said, with a paiufut effort :
"Please tell me now. Doctor. I can
hear it, whatever it if, better than this
dreadful suspense. It suflocatet me."
He glanced tenderly at the fair face,
and said, as kindly as her own father
iniaht have done :
"My poor child, I would spare you if
it were possible; but it Ik not, aud you
must try to be brave ami bear it will.
A miserable wretch has been lying to
the faculty about you, aud I mud prove
that be lied before they will have sense
enough to believe the truth. That Is
all, aud you 'must not feel too badly
b bout it, for I'll make It all straight in
a little while."
This, theu, was the blow she had
lreaded worse than all others. She felt
stunned, dazed, aud the building?, vehl
oles and passers-by mingled in one wild,
whirling dance before her eyes, while a
deafening roar filled her ears, aud she
clung heavily to the Doctor's arm. He
hastily took from bis pocket a case be
always carried, ami taking from It a
small vial, held It eloae to bur face a few
moment?, and toon bud the sxitldaeilnu
of toeing her recover herself.
"Come, my child, yon mud not give
way like that," twht he.
But "lie ennld not t-ptak f.r several
"It is harder to bear than anything
else uould be," she at length replied, iu
a scarcely audible voice. "I knew some
trouble was near, but I never mi spec I oil
till-, the wnmt of all. Wlm tvt who
Is such an enemy to me as to utter itch
"The brute's name is Talbot Captain
Talbot," he replied. "Did you know
any sueh person iu New York f He
claimed to move In the ben society, and
to be well acquainted with you and
your friends. That was what made the
faculty bo shamefully turn against you,
in spite of all I could say."
"He has fulfilled his threat, then, at
last," she said, speaking more to herself
than to her companion.
"What threat, my child?" said the
Doctor, in surprise.
"He wished me to marry him, aud
wheu I refused, be was very angry, and
said I would hear from him again.
Aud now I have beard," she sukl, bit
terly. "It is all as clear as noonday now ;
just about what I expected, too ! The
vile wretch !" exclaimed the Doctor,
griudiug his teeth.
"Do they all believe evil of me ?" said
Elinor, appeallugly. "Do they all
tbiuk I am unfit to enter the class?"
"No, my child. "Professor Marston
is a gentleman, and will not believe
slanderous lies without one particle of
evidence; but, never miud, they'll all
be glad to beg your pardon before long.
I told them so, too, my dear," he said,
Siie gave him a grateful look, bat said
They walked the rest of the way in si- j
lenee, and, when Ihey reached home, the
Doetor said, kindly :
"Go aud lie down, my child, till you
feet better, and I'll find mother aud tell
her all about it. She can comfort you
if anybody ean," ami she bent and
pressed ber lips to bis baud with all a
daughter's alteetion, then turned and
went to ber own room, feeling supported
iu her sore trial by the sympathy and
confidence of an honest, manly heart,
and by the knowledge that One hitrh
above all knew ber luuoeeiiae, loved
her, aud would care for her.
After Dr. Dull bad written briefly to
Frank Stoddard, ami had Informed his
wile of what hail occurred, preatly to
her distress ami grief, he made hie usual
vldl to the hospital. His dismay ami
sorrow may perhapt lie imagined, when
he came suddenly upon young Stoddard
himself, In one of the wards, uncoil
ions, bieathlug heavily, ami evidently
The Doctor's anxious inquiries only
elicited the fact that the young man
hail been found in the street iu his pres
ent condition the previoii" evening by a
policeman, ami that no elue hail Itren
obtaiuetl to his asraibint, who had prob
ably left the city, believing him dead.
Dr. DufPs professional eye soon as
sured hi in that there was a very strong
probability that the assassin's object
would be accomplished, aud that before
loug. He shook his head doubtfully as
he listened to the attending physician's
aeeount of tbe victim's symptoms since
he had been brought in, aud he thought,
with an aching heart :
"If things are as I suppote betweeu
him and my )oor girl, she has got a
heavier trial before ber than the other,
bad as that Is."
"We must fight nil Inflammation if it
ii possible, Carter," said he ; "we must
do it, iu spite of thin fearful congestion.
There are urgent reasons why I can't
bear to give him up. If there Is auy
earthly chance fur bun."
"I'm afraid there Isu't, but we will do
our best," said Dr. Carter.
"I need your help, my boy, aud the
girl you love needs you more than she
ever did before," he said, mentally, to
Frank, laying his hand gently ou the
poor, bruited head.
As if in answer to tbe uuuttered
worib, Frank's eyes opened, and his
lips moved. The Doctor bent hli bead
eagerly to listen, but ouly caught the
words, "0, mother, be merciful ! I
can't live without her," amid the con
fused mutteriiigs of delirium.
Presently the wild eyes closed, and
the poor fellow reiapied into stupor
The Doctor tet his teeth hard and
muttered under bis breath :
"She'll have a heavy aeeount to set
tle, If we lose him, heartless thing that
be is ! '
"It Is a drnnge allair," said Dr. Car
ter, "lldtnery could uot have been the
object, for bis watch was undisturbed,
and there was considerable mouey Iu
"Is it possible?" said Dr. Duff,
A terrible suspicion entered his mind,
and rapidly took root, as he thought of
the revelations of that morning. He
said untiling, however, of what was in
his mind; but, afler attending hastily
to his duties, went home to let his faith
ful wife kuow of the uew trouble, ami to
take counse' of her how to break the
news to Eliuor.
"Though I need not trouble myself
about that," be thought; "she will
know just how to do herself, bless her."
The dear old lady had just comedown
from a motherly talk with Elinor, ami
her kind eyts were till full of sympa
"I urn afraid the dear gltl will be pick,
James," die paid, "die Is so broken
down tiy this cruel persecution."
"Heaven help ber, then, for I've got
worse news than that for her, wife,"
said her husband.
"What Is It. James? Oh, what can it
lie?" ald she, iu terror, putting Itwth
hands on his arm as lie Mood, still with
bis hat in his hand, as when he tlrkl
He told ber briefly, and then, as her
tears flowed freely, he put bis arm about
her, and said, euiiiuMli :
"Dear wife, it teems a though il was
intended that we should help these poor '
children in their trouble In some way.
They've got nobody else to care for
them, for Frank Is worse oil than Eli
nor, so far as that is concerned. Now,
what can we do?"
"Why, bring him right here, of
course, James, jutt as quick as you can,"
said she, "aud Eliuor aud I will nurse
him up, and save him maybe."
"Oh, that is impossible." said the
Dov tor. "He can't be moved any
where. I meant, how can we help Eli
nor to bear it? How cau we tell her,
when she is so miserable already?"
"Ob, you don't understand her,
James," replied his wife. "As soou as
she knows that Frank la hurt, she will
forget herself and think ouly of helping
"Perhaps you are right, wife. I hope
so, at least," said he, rather doubtfully.
When Mrs. Dull re-entered Elinor's
room so soou after quitting it, tho latter
raised her aching head quickly from her
pillow, aud exclaimed, as soou as their
eyes mat :
"What is it? What new trouble has
come upon me v There la something, I
know. Please tell me quiekly," she
pleaded, as the kind voice fullered and
whh lost in a vain attempt to speak.
Elinor bud ricen now, and stood pain
fully expectant, but Mrs. Dull drew her
guutly down upon the lounge again,
uud sealiug herself beside her, put her
arms about her as tenderly as If she had
been ber nwu daughter.
"Dear child," she brguu, iu a
tremtiling voice, "there is more had
news, but I hoe il will all turn out
right, after nil, Frank was badly hurt
last night after he left tiure. Jnnies Iin
just seen li I in In the hospital."
I To be eontloiMii.
The employment of women as clerks
umler our Government began during
the war, seventeen years ai;o, and the
hialiet salary paid them was six hun
dred dollars. General Spiuuer, who was ' ... , , ,, . , ,
Tieasurernt the time, entered Into the'"' the worU1- Tl,e granger's first sen
arrangement with mucli Interest In eplte '
..r .1 r -i t.i
f the storm of ridicule ami opposition ;
wmc. uroae over um uea.i irom a great
art of the putdlo. The experiment hat 1
moved hiiecesdnl. at tin, dellete tWws
of girls are suitable for counting money
ami straightening out torn hills. At
present there are Ib'rleen hundred
women employed, with salaries ranging I
fro.ii nine hundred dollars to fifieeii
hundred dollars, though few receive tis
high as the latter figure. Almost every
incumbent hut one or moredepeiiileiit on
tier inr support, in one case personally
known to me, au educated and accom
plished yong lady, almost the sole sup
port of invalid parents, was given the
hooks of a young man to disentangle, lie
having reduced them to an npKirently
hopeless muddle. For six weeks she
toiled over them, early and late, while
he did some simple copying, ami at the
end of that time the eix-hundred-dullar
nlarb linmtnfl ltuflf tlio fulr luinua f,i mtu
who was drawing just twice her salary. , ,ow Jauce-houses and variety theatres
Shorly alter her pay was somewhat Iu- flourish in uutold numbers. The ell
creased, and it is believed that eveulu- mate is worse than bad. The nights are
ally no distinction will be made, aside coM anJ d d w
from camcity. The incumbents are . , , . , , , 1 "
generally ladies who have beeu reduced , UrrU "l,d 8 terrible rheumatism prevail
from competence, ami who have re- 1 quite generally. One of tbe most strik
es! ved excellent educttinns. In no
other country in the world would they
receive the social consideration winch
they deservedly attain In Washington;
they demoustrute to foreign visitors at
our capital that dally labor Is perfectly
compatible with a flue development,
and the gentlest graces of woman
Ihox in Ancient Excii.anh. To
return to Enuland, we find that in the
reiuu of Edward III. iron was so scarce
that the pots, spite and frying pans ol
the royal kitchen were classed among
the kiim's jewels! Up lo the em!
of tbe lllleeuth century English iron
was not only dearer, hut inferior to that
manufactured on the Continent. Dur
ing the fifteenth century the manufac
ture of iron began to be extensive in
Susex, where the ore and the timber
for smelting it abounded, and iron mills
soon became numerous In the county
I tie laniieu proprietors emeroi. mio me
business eagerly, and not only were , , , ,
many ancient houses enriched thereby, I "t came to be known. Onedayaman,
but several new meu acquired wealth j who knew one elone from auother, qui
and founded families. In the Foreit of I ety picked up a bit of mineral and
Dean also, where wood was plentiful, i mniIea it 8...y and sl;uiflcaiitly to his
iron was large! v smelted. The land. , ., T m.
however, soon became denuded r; comrade, saying nothing. The comrade,
trees In consequence of the exclusive I experienced in the ways of mines, took
use of charcoal for smellini;; people h, toying nothing, and pocketed It,
became alarmed, and many edicts yre T tl0ge worUg hy their side
fulminated restricting the manufacture' . , , ,. . ..
of Iron. Eventually the feellnir became ! hnm one word might be a hint.
so strong that from the time of the
Restoration the iron manufacture of .
England rapidly declined. Coal was'
known, but there was a prejudice
against Its u?e on account of its supposed
pestilential qualities. Coal, moreover. !
against Its u?e on account of its supposed
pestilential qualities, uoal, moreover,
as then used, injuriously aflected the
quality of the iron, and It was not till
the beginning of the eighteenth century
tliat the first real steps for overcoming Jyi 111 "e mine which these two men
the dllllculty were taken. iMiulon ' owu, you moy see, It Is said, six mil
ominer. .,on9 of ,io)ars worth of gi;Ver uot In-
All ii,.,i,ii,i,. of n, ..u...
E. h. Davenport, are ou the stai?e!
Edgar, his youugest sou, has made a
very successful uebut,
LETTER B0M C0L0BAD0.
raou ora Washington cokuemmniucct.
Leadville August 25, 1879.
To the Editor or the $ew Koitchwest:
The stream of bumaully which of late
years aunually Hows Into this Rocky
Mountain Stale has been much larger
this year than ever before. Thousands
come here every 'Summer as pleasure
tourists, and many come Iu search of
health, though the number of these
teems to diminish rather than increase.
But tills teason the proportion of people
who have come as prospective settlers
seekers after hidden wealth, attracted
by the Leudville excitement lias been
greater than ever before, and probably
in excess of all the other clastrs. Some
of them have been successful, if not iu
finding rich silver mines, in at least se
curnK g00j business npenliic." ; yet bow
few are they in comparison with the
hundreds of disappointed ones i ho have
met not alone disappointment, but
misery and destitution. Of the few who
have "struck it rich," as they say in
tho iniues here, we hear a greal'deal, as
the railroad companies and others,
whose object Is gain, lake special pains
to widely advertise them ; but of the
thousands who go back home sadder
and wiser men, aud the hundreds who
caunot get back, we hear nothing. On
all the lonely, barren mules betweeu
here aud Denver, and other mining dls
tricts, one daily meets poor, sorry-looking
fellows, to whom n square meat and
return ticket home would bring un
All this by way of introduction, and
in illustration of Hie condition of things
most sure to attract attention here now.
The Leadvillo excitement, which de
veloped to its fulle-t late latt year,
started the Influx very early this tea
son, and Spring had hardly opened
when the rush began. That there have
been so many dWapioliitmeiils among
ttie eager fortune-hunters Is not beeuiite
mining here ii a humbug, for there is
silver here, plenty of it, and the fortu
nate ones are rich. But the uneeiiHiuly
of prospecting li ns e.le it n that of
gambling or buying lottery t'ekels
One muii Mumbles uitn n valn-ibl-ulaim
almost without illoil, I liming up
the ore with his first spudblul of dut, ai
it were, wlille ten others dig aud delve
all about him in every direction till
their lust dollar in gone, only to find
nothing Inn weariness and heartsick
iiesi. 1 1 is folly for men without means,
or even those with email mean, to
come here now. If half those who have
come within the last six mouths could
have known what they now know, or
have foreseen what their own experi
ence would be, they would never have
left their homes.
Leadville Its-elf is one of the wonders
nation, on arrival, Is surprNe at the ex
. - . ...
jsienco of such a city in such a place
Wl lhe viv,j cU(,c01IMless hefore
. . ... , .,
l,ln ,,f lonk'. rujjge.I road over the
range by which he hat just came, he Is
scarcely prepared to find, here among
U)e rocks( amJ ,c, t eeva,011
,nw. , . ,, , ' ,,',,. ,
W'000 Wvl ci,y r 20.000 "'"
And such u lively, bustling, busy place
as it is ! It everywhere shows the evi
dences of husle iu construction, aud the
eagerness of the inhabitants to get a
place to shelter them while they engage
in the more important object of their
stay. The streets arc rugged and un
even, buildings crude aud unfinished,
and the sidewalks built on a dozen dif
ferent levels. Gambling is carried ou
opeuly right on tho ground floors, and
iug scenes In the vicinity is the rude
cemetery, a short distance away. Its
appearance is suggestive of many a
tragedy in real life. Of tbe several
huudreds burled there, scores died
among strangers, leaving nothing be
hiud by which their friends Iu the East
mlitbl be found or notified of their fate.
Persons with unsound lungs, or with
any tendency to heart disease, should
not come to Leadville.
The mining camp proper is In what
was once known as California Gulch,
where, some years ago, gold was dis
covered. A great excitement followed,
but the vein was soon exhausted and
abandoned. The very deposits of silver
now so eagerly sought were then trod
under foot, undiscovered. It was only
by accident, four years ago, that the
i ..i,.. i.- ..r ii,E ii, .ri,n0fu.
Luter, alone, the two comrades con-
versed Willi each other ou
,,.,,, ,., m. ... t
' this bit of stone. They t,
and secret rambles over tl
side. Thev said not one w
and secret rambles over the mountaiu
i side. Ihey said not one word to any-
b(vJy for lwo yeart blU uIslI
... , , , ' , ,,
sessw! '""""elves largely of lands. 'J
;rer trust- uope, believe It from the
i "dlp" or "bearing," or "vein," as Is
usually tbe case iu sliver mines, but see
I it in the walls of tho quarries. Tbe
ftnlr.ers simply chop the walla down,
foot by font, ami wheel nut the ore In
barrows. Aud the whole rauge Is be
lieved to be full of the precious metal.
It is the western slope of the mountains
lying back or Fair Play, on whose east
ern slope many profitable mines have
been worked for years. It is odd that
miners did tint at once think that if one
side of a mountain was made of silver,
the other was likely to be. But thev
did not, and so the Leadville silver
bided Its time. Don Pkduo.
Women's Praises of Women.
The advance In women's education
has been much greater, in the laot
Iwenty-tlve years, than that made iu
the education of men. Iu spite of till-,
the impression is still unshaken, in the
minds of most educated men, that wom
en will never do more than very secon
dary and siihoriliuate work in any de
paitinenl of Intellect. And women In
newspapers and spechet still play into
the bands of this prejudice, I think, by
the way iu which they speak of nueun
others' work It may be that once,
when tbe ilbicntiiHKenieul was still
greater, every woman's achievement
,uus performed at great diad vantage he-
caiite of opposition; lint we Have now
reached a point when the disadvantage
comes from a different direction from
too indiscriminate wirmth of commen
dation. Women have now so larc.e n
hold on the pulilic pre-s especially iu
that department of "er?nual" so un
healthily promlneii' in America Iha.t
every u.mimii'h work is easily brought
Into prominence hy other women ; lilt
claimed as merito: lout merely hi cause
women have done it, and to apply to it
any other standard of demand Is thought
a kind of falthlessinss to the tux from
which it came.
Perhaps the valuable column "Con
cerning Women" in the Woman's Jour
nal N um alwijs free from this blame
taken as lit Items necesttrily are from
other papers. It is there stated, for in
stance, that Mrs Brook's but of lolantbe
iu butler, or some other wnik by the
same lady, wat excluded bv Commis
sioner McCormick from the Paris exhi
bition, after he hud once promised to
accept ft. I should wish for some defi
nite testimony this latter point be
fore condemning lhe Commissioner;
and as to iidmllliiigthehuslof lolantbe,
the judgment of exper's in art would be
iieeited, at (. whether it had any value
a-atl. If n. it if ii w:tt : le Milmitleil
on-re'y at iiri.i-it it IihiI hnrdly
lil.-ie Umi !l.nn a Mtmple containing it
reiitin iiuoii.ei ol tlioii-Hinl tiileriet.
Il is imiloiiltUdly desir.ilile to give
women at much a- possible to do in
liarmle-s and lucrative ways; but if the
object It really to raise the tone of their
work, it must be done by rigid self
criticism on the mrtof women. They
mutt refute to admire anything merely
becaute a woman does it, and must dis
criminate between women's work that
Is merely ordinary aud women's work
that is of high value. So long as no
dillerenco is made between the praise
giveu to Vi n tile. Ream's statues aud
that given to Anne Whitney's, between
a shallow little trifle like 'One Sum
mer" ami tbe exquisitely faithful and
Cnii-i'lei'tlon.i art of "Deephavuii ;" be
tween p'leiry like that of Alice Curey,
wlii.-li is after nil commnuplHce anil
clioit-luid, uud (Mietry like that of
Helen Jackson (II. H ), rich in tbe ma
turity of thought ami passion so long
all high progress IsdiKcouruged.
The uveruRL intellectual career of
American women is now pretty well se
cured ; popular advantages of schooling
are generally uwjimI to her, and acad
emical nilvutitau.es are being rapidly
gained; the way it nell nieued to tal
ents. What women now most need is a
standard lo nun at the high prize, to
be dirsatislieil with Inferior ietil!s.
They are justified iu saying that in
times imti tney have tieeii at ureal dis
advantage; but as thee dltailvaiitaget
vanish, the allowance to be made must
Nothing Is more discouraging than to
see how ready women are, when de
layed in their just efforts to get into
print, for Instance, to lay the blame on
everybody but themselves. I do not
know how it is with others, but I re
ceive letters from time to time, written
by literary aspirant, complaining that
editors have a prejudice against all new
applicants, ami especially against worn
en ; that tlieie are "rings" in all maga
zine and newspaper ofllces; that It is
all-shameful narrn'-vtieet which it In the
way, and so on. For my pari, I have
no belief that such "rings" amount to
much, since no editor cau afford long to
forego a really good thing. Why not
lake more pains to make sure that we
write really good things, then write
them belter and better, so as to break
down all opposition hy sheer merit?
Nothing is more wholesome for genius,
after all. than to he underrated lor a
time Why should every woman who
has 1-ili iit expect to be "ipular and
fatuous immediately, when Hautbnrue,
by his own statement, was for twenty
years the olii;urest literary man iii
America ? What pearls were maturing,
meanwhile, belieulh that dark sea of
temporuiy obscurity! Great and per
manent success needs certain heroic
qualities, whether In men or women;
opposition rouses, but flattery enervates
and belittles. Literature and art, be
yond all other things, needs patient,
ceatelers, heroic self-criticism. T. IV.
IHuyinmn, in Woman's Journal.
"Sell your wares for what they are.
Don't surrender to the vulgar folly that
you mutt make advertisers believe that
you have an incredible circulation, or
even in at you have the largest circula
tion. The value of a circulation is often
comparative, anyway; one paper of but
a list of 10.000 may be worth as much as
another which prints 100,000. The pub
lic is finding nut the humbug about big
circulations, aud sooner or later it goes
where It iMb its monev's worth."
Wiilclaw Ileid at San Francisco Press
"I love you like anything," said a
young gardener to hit sweetheart,
"Ditto," said she. returning the pres
sure. The ardent lover was sorely puz
zled to underslaud lhe meaning of ditto.
The next day, belmr at work with his
father, he said : "Daddy. wht 1? the
meaning or ditto?" "Why." said the
old man, "this is one cabbage head
ain't it?" "Yet. daddy." "Well, that
ere's ditto." "Drat it!" ejaculated
the Indignant son, "then she called me
LETTEB FB0M HEW Y0BK.
FROM OUK REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.
New York. Aueui 25. 1S70.
To the Editor ok the New Northwest:
There has been much talk in marine
and commercial circles Iu regard to the
rumored contract of the Russian Gov
ernment with American ship-builders
for a number of ocean cruisers. A geu
tlemnti connected with a large ship
building firm yesterday remarked thai
Mr. II. W Hunt, who is No interested
In thlp-tiiiililiiig, was recently In St.
Petersburg, and had letter from the
Russian Minister to Washington. The
gentleman also stated that several Eng
lish shlp-huihlerH had senl iu proposals
for the contract, aud If it had been
awarded lhe American builders, il was
because tbe vessels we build combine
speed and strength.
Not only are our tbip-builder and
machinists greatly exercised hIhiiiI the
reported contracts for the construction
of Russian cruisers iu American ship
yards, but rumors are flying thick con
cerning one or more magnificent sleel
steamers, said lo be in contemplation
for the navigation of the Hudson River
between New York aud Albany. The
only fact definitely known, aud about
which there is no concealment, is thai
Messrs. Fletcher &. Harrison, ou West
street, this city, are at work on the en
gines for a large steamer. They refrain,
however, from giving any dimensions
or other particulars. More will be given
in h few days. A prominent railway
oflicial, who was questioned on the sub
ject, remarked, "There will be a big
item In a few days." He added that
two steamers would be built, ami per
haps lour, and his impression was that
they would run to Albany.
The way in which trade in New York
has been and is likely to be affected this
Full by the recent epidemic in the
Southwest has beeu made the subject
of inquiry. A repreaeutatlve here of a
large house in the grocery trade said
this morning that the firm with which
i he connected had virtually given
'up hiioinest uiili Memphis, ai.d tibo
Willi h Nrge sMMion of country arouud
il. During lhe pie?! Summer, oideis
have beeu received from responsible
tradesmen iu that city, but had not
been filled, because there could be no
certainty of the goods reaching their
destination within five or six months.
The customer, although the goods would
beat his own risk, would uot be likely
lo pay lor them until they had been re
ceived, aud il was not impossible for
him to be stricken down before he could
obtain Ills purchases, much lest pay for
In Battery place society, gottip is
generally limited to brawls and unin
glet helweeu iHinnling house keepers
and the gay Dick Snivelers, who are
professionally opposed to throwiugawuy
money paying bills when it cau bespeut
stylishly iu buying rum. But the other
dty a gay and hambome barber and a
pretty damsel of sixteen planned out a
nice little romance in a new line of litis
inett. The girl Is daughter of Tom
C.illaliuu, a har-kueper, aud, as the
young lady grew tu discretion and
beauty, she came lo hale the odor of
villainous whisky, aud sighed for the
incense of roses, which uot beini; at
baud, she prospected for other perfumes,
and fouud them just arouud the corner
at a sign of a striped pole. Whether
spread-eagle patriotism made the
stripes the symbol of razor and scissors
is more than any one can tell ; but that
pole infatuated Katie Callahan, until
her anxious parent, luquiring into the
cause, discovered that there was a vio
lent case of a young man, who appeared
in the person of a twenty year-old bar
ber, George Palletrean, son of the pro
prietor of the striped pole. Him Tom
Callahan interviewed in a most Hiber
nian manner, saying, "Bcgnrra, but I'll
smash a dacanter wid the bead of ye, if
ye don't be afler laving me gal Kath
leen." Bit truly bus it been said that
"I.ove laughs at bars." No toouer did
the nmorout barhfr prseivc the dinger
of his affair than he swore to carry out
his desiitu. Tbe romantic dam-el was
untiling loth, ami, seizing the llr-t op
piirtiiuity, thipiied for Brooklyn with
no other trosseuu than what she bad on.
Tom Callahan came in hot pursuit with
a bludgeon of tbe shillalah persuasion,
and arrived at thesleps of the Catholic
church just as Bishop Laiiglilin was
tying the hymeneal knot. Irishman
like, lie waited until the ceremony was
finished, then walloped the bridegroom,
and, In answer to the tears of tbe bride,
said : "It's all right, me darllu'; ye are
both forgiven. Afler all, Georgle is a
good boy. but I promised lhe old woman
that I'd whop him, and It had to be
done." And they all weut home happy.
Weston will arrive by the steamship
Nevado about next Tuesday, and the
great International walk for the A-lley
belt will take place iu the Madison
Square Garden on Monday, the 22d of
September. Should any Injunction or
trouble orise by opposing parties to pre
vetit the match from beginning on that
date, the walk will not be postponed,
but will take place either at the Ameri
can Institute Rluk or In Brooklyn. The
entries will cloe to-day iu London, mid,
while they are numerous on this side of
tbe water, the English trio, consisting
of Rowell, Brown and Hazel, is a form
Idable one. It is possible that Sir John
Astley may be disposed to cross tbe At
lantic on tbis occasion, aa be takea deep
interest in Rowell and Weston, both of
whom have succeeded in carrying HI
lhe belt with the best pedestrian rec
ord''. The large numher of tourists who weut
abroad early In the season ure now re
turning. The Main, from Bremen,
brought nearly two huudred saloon pas
seugers, aud the lists of all incoming
steamers are proportionately large. The
arrivals far exceed ihe departures.
Five steamers nailed for Europe Satur
day, carrying g..pil cargoes of freight,
hut the passenger lids were light.
TuU ilepartioanlof u Nbw Tun i linn I
to be devoted to the hotMebokl, lawn ami gar
den. Correspondents having new and tried
recipes for any department of dotnestts occu
pation will oonfrrii public favor by conlrlba
lns to this column J
Soft Ginoerbr&vi. Two teacups
molasses, one teacup milk, two eggs.
oue teaspoon salerutus, and flour to
uiaKe It thick.
To Make Hands Soft. Take equal
portions of glycerine and alcohol; mix
well; before retiring at night wash the
bauds iu warm water and rub well with
Drop Cakes Put six well-beaten
eggs into a thick batter with flour.
Bake It in rings or iu unall cups filteen
or twenty minutes. Tlie same made
with Urahutu flour.
Remedy for BbkStino. Ammonia,
saleratus water and oilier alkaline
washes are the usual remedies for the
stiug. A fresh tomato leaf crushed and
rubbed on lhe puncture is recommended
as an easy aud sovereign cure.
Fannik's Cake. Hulf pound butler;
Ihree-lourilis s)iiud sugar, oue pound
flour, four eggt, one cup milk, one tea
sponufii! soda. Ciovet, cinnamon, mace,
lo taste, witli or without fruit, as you
choose. Bake iu a slow oveu.
A Clean Paste. Two parts gum
trugucaiiih and one part powdered gum
arable; cover with cold water, till dis
solved, then reduce to desired consist
ency with same. A few drops of car
bolic acid will prevent sour iug.
Composition Cake. Two and one
fourth H)iinds of flour, oue and three
fourths Mtinils sugar, one and one-half
pounds hulter, three pounds fruit, six
egts, one pint milk, one cup molasses,
to glasses brandy, two teaspoons saler
tttus. Cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.
Fried Cucumhers Pare and lay in
ice water half an hour; cut lengthwise
Into slices uearly half an inch thick,
and lay in ice water ten minutes longer.
Wipe each piece dry with a soft cloth,
sprinkle with pepper and salt, and
dredge with flour. Fry to a delicate
tipiwn iu sweet lard or butter.
French Bean Salad. String some
French beaus ami boll them whole in
plenty of salt water; when cold, dre-a
them with oil, viuegar, pepper and sail,
some tarrag.ni and capers finely minced,
and garnish with hard lioiled egs, an
chovies mi. I beet nol. The dish must
ti.- well rubbed with a shallot.
Tomato Butter. To seven pounds of
very rqie tomatoes tske three pounds of
I gtit brown sugar, half a pint of vine
gar it mi Imifnii ounce of cinnamon,; boil
slouly fur five or six hours. It may
then be put into jars. A spoonful of
Ibis added to almost any soup or sauce
gives it a most delicious flavor.
Learn a Trade.
"I never look at my old steel compos
iinr rule," said n printer who heenme.
something more, "that I do not blen
myself that, while my strength lasts, I
am not at the mercy of the world. If
my pen is not wanted, I cau go back to
the lype-case and lie sure of work ; for I
learned tbe printer's trade thoroughly
newspaper work, job work, book work,
and press work. I am glad to have a
good trade. It is a rock upon which tbe
possessor can stand firmly. There Is
health and vigor for body and mind in
an houest trade. It it the strongest and
suiest part of self-made men. Go from
the academy to the printing office or
the artisan's bench, or, if you please lo
the farm for, lo be sure, true farming
Is a trade, and a grand oue at that. Lay
thus a sure foundation, and after that
branch off into whatever profession you
You have heard, perhaps, of the olerk
who bud faithfully served Stephen
Girard from boyhood to manhood. On
the twenty-first anniversary of his
birthday he went to his master aud
to!. I him his time was up, and he cer
tainly expected important promotion
in the merchant's service. But Stephen
Girard said to him :
"Wry well. Now go and learu a
i trade "
"Wliat trade, sir?"
"GoinI barrels and bulls must be in
demand while you live. Go ami learn
the cooper's trade, and when you have
utile perfect barrel, bring II to me."
Tlieyouiigmaii went a way and learned
lhe trade, and in time brought to his
old master a splendid barrel of his owu
Girard examined It, and gave the
maker two thnusaud dollars for it, aud
then said to him :
"Now, sir, I irant you in my counting-room;
but henceforth you will not
lie ilep-ndent on the whim of Stephen
Girard. Let what will come, you will
have a good trade always iu reserve."
The young niau saw the wisdom and
Years ago, when the mlddle-aced mpn
of to-day were boys, Horace Greeley
. .iu K'cnbai.uiVDUl consola
tion to iis that when tbe public shall be
tired of us as an editor, we can make a
satisfactory livelihood at setting type
or farming; so that while our strength
atis, teu inotisaiiu ulocKheads taking
offense at some article they do not un
derstand, cannot drive us into tbe
And so may any man become truly
The young lady whose society is
worth having must be sought. She
who endeavors to thrust her company
upon young genllomeu is always
avoided hy lhe better classes, both men
When an honest hen Is laying the
fouudatlon for a family and doing all
the hard work, some absurd roster is
ready to do the crowing. Picayune