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OtllQ, ot Dayton. - Dayton. AppHeations also taken for rarinns other Companies, all of which are the most rella. ble Companies in the United States. All elasiea of ( ; r' r . '. ' Town and Country nalldlncs. Merchandise, Lnmber, Stock, Uraln and Farm Implements, . . lasnred at low rates ia good Companies. Ap. plieatlona either by mall or ia person promptly attend! to. , . ma37,'8dr. IMMENSE STOCK , , OF . FURNITURE! HELBLING & STOEHR'S, NEAR THB DEPOT, WOODSFIELD, OHIO txtrt ladacemanU U eastomert' la the w o GOOD Ml M. M PRICES and u cheap as th oheapeat, Wardrobes, Chairs, Taolest 8a mas, Bedsteads, Lookln? Glasses, Hat Racks, Pict are Frames, Aad Try thing ela In th Furniture XIb Pictures Framed to Order . IN BBST OF STYLE. TJ ITDBIITAK TJJO Premr'ly and carefully attended to, All kind of Undeitaking Ooodt always on band. oaistln of Conns. Caskets, Shroais ana Burial Robes of all sues. dect7.8. , NOTICE OF APPOINTMENTS EtlaU of John Slnuhli, Dec.tnted. ' TBB understood has been appointed and qnallfled a Bxecntor of the will of John Staubll. late of Monroe county, deeeased Dated thU I'.h day of Ootober. k. D WS otii, eswd. - Isaac asaaiNa. .uunii 11 in l B'ani n n in a r n aa m FURNITURE. ,J ' UTTLE TUlSaS. .'-I ' A simple rhyme, a childish grief, . A bloMom on a lorer'a tomb, A bad expanding into leaf, - 'A dewdrop in a olorer bloem; ' How sweet, how sad. how wondrous fair, ' How eoon forgot, how qulok to fade! The song, th bloom, the Infant ore. Pass like the play t aun and shad. , Bat ia their paa:ige quicken thought As sunVeam melt oa field aad plain Ani leare their slightest imprest wrought . In blooming' grass and ripening grain , v Aad though wot individual form V Grows IndlstlMt, Us-fUw remains, , A halo toahdaa in th storm. -: A genial warmth that fill oar reins. i ' r" The critio comes with awful frown To crush the poet, like a gnat; Troet alp the tender btoaaomi down, . 1 And childish griefs for this and that, . Arc merged in sorrow' largo estate, , That widens round our fronted heads; And yet the Tailed web el fate "Is wo Yea of suoh slender threads. ' " The little tilings of time are most ' Secure of influence, promise, power, .The flyiui Kd. the insect host. . . r, x . i Dissolrtng dew and transient shower; ' Thcy'muUiply. build up tear"d wn. ' And write their eicellenoe and graoe On arid waste and mountain brown, . Till naught Is bare nor common-ptace. So little murmurs Joined in song. Light bobble that in music i break When youth ia glad and days are long-& In low, soft ecstacies, may wake The living chord of that aweet lyre 4 : Which trembles in the human heart ' ; - And prompt the geniu to aspire, Th man to ao a noble part " w Then, Scorner. spare the little thingsl ' From atom all the worlds are wrought. Peasant may dwindle into kings. -- Or wit give birth to humorous theuxhf ; " The' great be small, the etntll b? great; And yet through all life's varied throng This truth hold fast as death or fate, The bumble erer are thtreng - ( j BKNj. t Parkbb, in ths Current. ct as TEE IRON CAGE. . It was st the. time when all sorts of plots snri coDspirscies were being hatch ed at Venice, that s cer sin private Indi vidual. Luta O loll by name, lived in the town -along wtb bis elster B-'pM, who kept bovse for him and looked after bis sots. Brigida was altogether devoted to Der brother and set coed to lite hut for him, to attend to hi comf ore, and for ward in all tbingt whatever onsets be had in view. Tbere are some women like this, who devote themselves to oili er sndseem to lose sight of themselves altogether. Tbere are not too many of tbetn. not tbev extu. Oroli was tiy calling a missal painter, so illuminator 01 ancient manuscript but the concern, in which, at the time I apeak of, be was entirely absorbed were wither litem? nor artistic, He was al together ocenpied with politics, mscbins lions agairst the existing rnvernment. plans for overthrowing it, and setting np in its place a commonwealth in which equal rigb'B were to be accorded to all, ia whieb tie highest nooic in Venice was to enj v no privileges whatever beyond thoe which were o ha accorded to the mesn atcitz n In the to wo, It was a most hazardous plot against the slate In which this Orioli was tngag. ed he, and I know not how many oth ers; some living at Venice, aome else where, at Chtoaggis.al erona.at Raven na, even, who knows? . At all events tbey wers scattered hither and thither, and bad to be commnnica'ed with, when any Intelligence su to be made known to the fraternity, by letter. Altogether there was a deal of writing to be got through not letters only, bat reports, statements, projects drawn np on paper to be circulated among the different con spirators. And it was in copying such writings out, or taking down the matter of which tbey were to consist from ber brother's' lips, tbst Brigida made beraelf more asefnl than in almost any other way. The girl was an excellent writer and could copy pat a document ao that it , ahonld be as readable as print. This was a rare accomplishment in those day! and Brigida was kept hard at It.yoo may be eaaared, writing from dictation, copy ing paperi of which duplicates were wan ted, and so on through the day and part of the night as well : Bat for sll'she was so bardworked the young lady found time to do a little writ ing nn ber own accounts '.The fact la that the signoris bad a lover, one Fillipp ordinarily called Lippo Rinaldi, living at Padua, and with bim she would cor respond ' whenever- she got i chance of sending a letter; she would write to bim of everything that was going, on, both of her brother's doings' and ber own, and very pretty letters tbev were, no doubt, and" such as any young- gentleman' as much in litre as Ltppo was would be very glad to get. . This brother and sister lived.as I have heard the story told, in a little pisznta at the back of the Siva del Schiavoni, and-not fat from the church of San Gi orgio de Grci. It w an out-of the way. k hd of place,' tor It was very Im portant" for Orioli that he should live as re'.tred as possible and be as much ss possible : dhobserfed by; any anybody. Here then it was, that for the most ptrl. all th"6e plots and machinations in which Oriott-vrar so-deeply implicated Here concocted, snd here one or more of the conapfraTorr wuuld come to confahalate with bim at. times when tbere teemed to be the least chance of discovery. One automn afternoon the brother and als'er were engaged in preparing a docu ment to be sent f o Terona by special messenger that night. ' As often happen ed Luca was dictating snd his sister was writing... The light was fading and Bri gida bad established herself close to the window to tske advantage of all that wa to be had. Orioli was at the window, too, but he was s'anding leaning Ma fore head sgainet one of the cross tnulltoos hich enclose the small panes of glass and gszlng oat into the lr tie pises t be hind the bouse, which bed, iijraay be mentioned, two entrances, one going on the piss tta snd the other on one of the small canals which Intersect the town in all directions. There was little light in the room except Just close to the window and the gathering darkness held undis puted possession of the other end of the spartme.nt. Orioli stood aod looked pat on the pi- azetta but bis eves took in, as far as be was conscious, nothing of the scene be fore bim. He wss absorbed in the letter hich be wss dictating to bis sister snd which related to a final meeting of the brotherhood to which be helonged,whlob was to lake place in a few daya, and of the time, place . and object of which be was nollfjing his Veronese friend Now and then be would pause In the work of dictation to say a few words to his sister on some subj -ct connected with the mat ter in band. "Brigida," be. said on one of these oc eaaiona, "I think I was followed last night when I parted from Tito Grimano and "his brother Bartnlommeo In the en closure at (he back of the palace. The vile spies and secret fthers of the Sen . - .... ste are everywhere, ana 1 sorely iqiok that I detected one of them dogging my footsteps last night.. Brigida looked np from ber writing with anxious, frightened eyes. ' I am always tearing it," she ssid Dear Lucca, the thought that tbi plot will one day he discovered, and tbatyan will be taken and Imprisoned, is forever haunting me. How I wish that the old daj, before yon became involved in anv of these terrible risks, were back again !' At Ibis moment a slight noise in the room attracted Locals attention, snd tur ning hastily from the window and Jook. log into that part of the apartment which wss involved in comparative obscurity, he was able to detect the shadowy forms of three men who, he feit at once, weie servants of the state. .We corns to arreet yon as head con spirator in a p'ot against the lawful an thorlty of the Venetian Senate," aaid the c'tief officer stepping forward oat of the obscurity. ' - - w - - . . - The Vene'ian Serate In those der made short work of lb trial of political offenders There were so' many of these thst the government, in alarm for its own ssfety, dealt out severe Justice to all such as came within Us reach. The evidence agMnst Luca' Orioli was irresistibly strong and it being considered bst an opportunity of '-making an example" was afforded by hie detection, it was de lermiried that a punishment should be re sorted to in his Instance which was only used very rarely, and principally in caees which were marked by especial atrocity parricides, persons who were convict ,ot of sacrilege aod ha like exceptional! f gross 'offenders The punishment in question cons'.sted in being hang oat in so , iron csge which wss suspended from the top of the great bell tower or Camp anile of Venice, and ic wl icb the victim was suffeted to perish miserably of star vation and expos ire. -. This . was tbe horrible penalty which wss awarded to Luca O ioli. Bat what was the ssddesl part of all and it was certainly felt to be so by L'ics himelt was that bis sister, his poor lit tie Brigida, waa convicted of complicity with bim in this disastrous plot snd was condemned to ahare bis punishment. It wss this skill of hers in penmanship which had ruined ber. All sorts of doc uments of the most com prom :S ng char acter, plans of action to be adopted by the leading conspirators letters to them from Luca himself on matters connected with the plot which, though entrusted to careful hands for delivery, bsd fallen into the clatcbes of the numerous spies who were slwsys on ths lookout for sncb pa. pers a great mass of each writings bad been 'seized and proved beyond doubt to. be . In tbe young girl's handwriting proved, indeed, by comparison with the piece oL writing on which she was acta Jlr engsged at the moment when the of fleers of justice made their arrest of Lu ca. The crushing weight with which this implication of his little sister fell on Li' ca can scarcely be described in words Brigida Brida as be alwava called ber had been so many years under his care.her parents having died in ber child hood,' and was sd zsncb bis junior, that he had got to regard ber almost more as a daughter than as a sis'er, so much did a feeling of care for ber and a sense tbst she wss a creature to be sheltered from all harm and protected by htm stall coat, pervade all the relations between tbe two. Nay, it Is impoMibte to say whether the physical, difference between them for Luca was a big, powerful man, while Brida was slightly and delicately formed in an uncommon degree may not have helped to strengthen this feeling nn tbe brother's part, that to keep his little sis ter ont of harm's way wss one of tbe chief occupations of bis life. That this frsil creature should he in volved through bim in ao terrible a ca lamity waa to Orioli a thought which wae entirely insupportable. Her constitution wss delicate, as her frame wss. and there could be little doubt that the exposure to the cold and damp-for it wa now late antnmn mnst cause her the extremes! suffering Desth, of coarse, was inevi table for both, as they were to bsng there in the open csge till famine did its work, bat thst sue should suffer ss well ss die ! It wss too terrible, snd tbe esrn est and passionate appeal which Luca made to the 1 idges on bis sister's behalf he ha l made no such sppesl for him selfmight have touched, one would have thought, even harder hearts tbsn those to which he bad to addres) him self "It is my doing and mine only" be cried at last. "She did what I told her miserable that I am! Oa me let tbe penalty : fall a double oenalty if you cbnoie L t rr e be to t ired. burnt at a slow fire, anything, only spare ber, m.y little Brigida, a creature incapable o' harming any one and whose love lor ber brother wss ber only fault." But he spoke to men of stone when be addressed that pitileea assembly in tbe dimly-lighted council chamber of the Doge'a Palace; lbs Bat bad gone forth and must be obeyed ; she was sentenced snd must suffer. A damp cold night at tbe end or Octo .ber An iron cage hung out upon a cane-like a:m projecting from the top of the great belfry tower of Venice and Id it were the two malefactors who bad incurred the wrsth of the Venetisn Sen ate The cage and its occupants bar! been hong cut a little before sunset, snd bile tbe light lasted tbe people in tbe plszza below had stood about the base of the pillar gaaing -up at tbe uncommon sight, Tbere was not much to see. Little could be made out st that height of tbe two figures in '.he cage, tbe structure it self and its occupants looking nrt much bigger than a bird-cage with a conple of linneta inside. Still the people knew that human creatnrea were op tbere and thev gazed while the light lasted, and not till it 'bad qaite faded did the last of them gr away. Tbe csge wryitd be tbere the asxt'iday, however, "that was one com 'of 1," and after that who could tell how long? There would be 'a couple o corpses in it one day instead of these living creatures; the spectacle would be more Interesting, If possible, then even than now. Hand-in-hand, the brother and sister sat croacliing on the fbor of the cage, aniet, resigned and waiting for the end. Tbey poke but seldom, a. word or two now and then, an attempt to encourage each other ; then there would come a long pause, while thev took half nncon clous note of the scene, sronnd, sbove. below. Mechanically their eyes dwelt on tbe near details of tbe buge eolamn to which their prison was suspended, tbe ornsmentstion - which looked so smooth and elaborate from below, but. here close by, seemed quite rough and unfinished. t The stars shone sbove them, ths twink ling lights came out in tbe city; below, he dsrk Isgoon stretched out ss fur ss tbey could see, tbe tower snd belfries ol tbe town showed dimly above tbe other buildings, Hut none came near in height to the great Campanile from which tbey hang, aod which, when the bells rang out, seemed positively to sway with. tbe vibration c f the deafening sound. Tbey- were utterly wearied and ex hausted. It wss cold, snd tbe damp rose tVou the canal and tbe lagoon, and seemed to chill them to, the bone. 'Poor little Brigida shivered involentarilv from time to time. Tbe absence of all hope all possibility of deliverance -seemed to depress ber vital power, and produced a degree of chill which the actual condi 'i n of tbe temperature did not account fur., ."My poor Bii ia!"said Luca, tenderly. looking kindly on ber in tbe dim light. "tbev might have spared you. What conspirator 1' he added, smiling bitterly. "what dangerous subject! Oh! be cri-d, his lone changing suddenly, "that something could be done to deliver you from this dreadful fate! ' "Do you aiih me away, then, Luca?" She paused a moment, and her thoughts went .back la happier times. . ' ivies. she went on, "how happy we used to be before yon were mixed np with tbese dres'lfuf plots and conspiracies, when von used to work sll day st your beauti fill missals, snd I sat by yon making the p itterns which yon had designed on my embroidery 1 And Lippo. who used to be with ns so often. Poor L'ppo! I wonder what he is doing, and if he got the letter which I sent to bim after you were sms'ed " Sbe stopped abruptly as her brother started up from the crouching position in which be had lain so long, . causing the csge to swing violently to and fro by the sudden movement. "What was that?" he cried. "Some thing rushed by me in the air; was it i hi-d ? ; It came qiite near my bead. Again 1" be cried after a short inteival "Ah ! it is not s bird. . It is it is an ar row!" An arrow?" echoed Brigida; "what cn that mean V I be moon bad come oat brightly just at this time from be hind a cloud, and they both gazed down on the piszzi. Tbe sky wss covered again presently, and everything waa in distinct; but Brigida thought she bad made out aometbing like tbe figure of man in tbe great sqiare, nesr tbe bsse of tbe column. "What can it mean 7 sat 1 Brigida again. . ,aIt means," replied ber brother, "thst we are bnng np here as a mark to he shot st. But ia the dark why in tbe dark ?" Brigida shuddered involuntarily and drew nearer to ber brother. "I hope tuey will kill me first, she said. Tbe words were hardly oat of ber mouth when a third arrow came wh!z z;ng through the air. This time it struck Lacs full on tbe shoulder. "Tbey aim well by this Him light" he said. "Strange!" he added, after s pause; "the airow hit me (nil, and vet it baa not pierced my skin, nor, I think, msde an? wound. Bat what is this 7" be added a moment aferward. A line had fallen across his arm, and as he drew on, end of it to him he found tbst it wss attached to the arrow which had struck him. "The arrow is blunted at tbe end, and there is a silken line attach ed to-It" Q lick in her woman's wit, quicker s ill in ber love-instinct, Brigida saw in an Instant what had happened. It is from Lippo!' she cried; "voa know what a good marksman he is. I knew be woTJ help os." There i s imetblng fastened to tbe line," said L'ics, palling it swiftly into the csge, "It is heavy," he continued, "and gets heavier as I draw it nearer. It is a rope ! An exclamation ot relief nurst from brother and sister st once. It wss fit lowed, ss otten happens, bv a rest tion. "But tbe csge!" cued Brigida. "How can we get oul ?" Easily," wae the reply. "They have thought that the bright from the ground was safeguard enough against any at. tempt to escape, and have not considered it necessary to place the bars very nesr together. A little rqieezing, dear, snd we shall get tbst smell body of yours through between these two bars, which by s me accident have got more forced apart than the others." Brwida shud lered Involuntarily, but her brother allowed ber no time for re flection. Rapidly, hat skillfully, be fast ened one end of tbe rope to the csge, and then tenderly, bat very securely, wound tbe other end about bis sister's body. "How terrible it looks! ' said tbe girl, gaz'ng down into the darkness below. "L ica," she cried, as if a sudden tboaghi had struck ber, ".you wi'l let me down, bal who will leC joa down" "I shsll descend the rope hand ovet hand, as I have done scores ol times f ir pa time at the gymna&ium., It ia notb Ir.g n.e." O t. Lies, are yon sore? . And tbe bars. If I can get through them, which seems scarcely possible, are you a ire you can. dear?". "I am as slippery as an eel," he an awered with a forced laugh, "snd "hall get through as easy as pcsiible. Come, dear," be added, hurriedly, "there is not a moment to lose. Tbe rop" Is ssfely round you; it cannot. slip. Now, dar, courage s tit le pain in squeezing through, and you are safe " He ga e ber, in his merciful consid eration, no time to think, and very firmly, bat with such care a a Burgeon uses when aubJecAlog hU piient to inevitable pain, he lorced ber tnrougtr the opening between tbe bars, wbicb at tbat panic lar part might hsfe been perhsps from seven to seven and a half inches ssunder. O Luca, Luca!" cried the girl, "take me back! loo will never, never De able to follow me; yon are so much big ger. Tske me back, and let me stay with yoa to the end." She struggled snd clung to tbe -cage, but L ica would not listen to ber. He detached her bands only too easily, for sbe was half feinting leaned over and kissed ber band, and then with rapid bat cautious action paid out the rope through tbe bars. When Brigida reached the termination of ber hazardous J -urney she ass in sensible, and it was in tbst stste that Lippo received ber Into bis arms. By the time sbe was released f om tbe rope which was bound about her body, 'the poor girl bad regained possession of ber senses. Lippo's first care, after kissing Brigids ecstatically, was to provide tor her immediate escape. He bad a host nady in the canal close by, manned by a couple of boatmen whom be conld im plicitly trust, and be wss for hurrying ber sway at once, lest any of the officers of the night watch, in making their rounds, should enter (he olazza. Bat Lippo's entreaties, usually so powerful with Urlglds, were ia this case of no avail. Till Luca was ont of the csge and stood there beside fcer.no'bing would induce her to consult her own safety. She would fly with him or not at sll, and tbe utmost thst Ltppo s persuasion conl fleet, was to indnce ber to Li le herself within a recess of tbe grest building which fl inked the south side of the square, aud csme near to the Campa nile's base. ' Tbe girl wss, in truth, In an agony r apprehension lest tbst escape from the cage, which, eyen in ber case, bad been male with so much difficulty, should for ber brother be a thing altogether im practicable. With every moment that passed this terrible apprehension gained increase of strength. As to what Luca himself wss abouWneitbcr she nor Lippo could do more than form tbe vaguest conjectures. At that height, and in the darkness, they could see nothing but the general outline of tbe cage against tbe sky. Tbey conld make ont, too, tbat the rope was violently sgds'ed and shaken, evidently owing to tbe move ment imparted to the csge by tbe efforts of its occupant to force himself through the bsrs. But time passed, and tbere waa still no indication uf that descend ing figure foj which tbey were looking with such absorbing eagerness, snd Brigida could no longer resist a sicken ing conviction tbat her worst feara were realized. ,- . j "Ob !" she cried', 'why , did . I leave him? It was selfish, it was cruel. . I knew be could not get through. Those large, strong shoulders of bia" and here, so strsngely are we constituted, came out a touch of sisterly , pride "would never pass through tbst small opening. Lippo," sbe cried, almost an grily, "can you do nothing? .Why did yon shoot tbat arrow ? Why did you take me away from bim ? Poor, noble hrcthcr, Le ot ly cared about me ! L'p po,' she cried again, 'lbere must be something more possible. Q iick I Tbe night is passing away, and when daylight comes it will be too late. . L'ppo cast one look np toward the cage, and mechanically s'retchad ont bis band in tbe silken cord wbicb bung down still, from lbs cage by the side of the rope. Aa he touched it be teemed to convince a new idea. "There is hope yet, be said ''Only stay here, keep wrhin the shadow i f tbe wall, and wait. with what patience yon can, lill I return ' He did not atop lor her anawer, but dash ed off across the piazza at his utmost speed. What a time was tbst which followed ! Brigida was alonr alone at the foot of tbe column. , at the' top of which her well-loved brother .was still engsged. Sbe could not communicate with bim. She bad no one at all to speak to or take counsel with.. It was one of tboae dreadful cases in which tbe severest part of the trial is the necessity of total in action It was almost unbearable. She longed to spesk. She longed to call aloud to ber brother; to entreat bim not to despair. . She felt that be had aban doned all thoughts of escape. . The rope bung q.ietly now, showing that.no movement wss taking place in the cage. O i, that she cdul l know what this qui etness meant! Waa he waiting, patient. resigned, for tbe end? pi I bethink she had abandoned bim, and that ahe had consulted ber on sa'etv in flight? N , he could not believe that. Or bad some dreadful thing happened ? Had be got Pxed between the bars 7 wss be strangled, suffocated? The sospense was horrible, hut it mnst be borne.. Brigida wss blessed with the priceless gift of good sense; she wss wise si well as loving : sbe must be quiet, she must keep herself concealed, as she hsd been told to do. Everything ber brother's fate especially depended on her not being found Sbe must keep within the shadow of tbat piece of ma sonry behind which Lippo had hidden her, acd wait. Ouce sbe stole to the foot of the Cam panile; tbe rope by which she fisd de scended bnng. out away from the pillar snd, if any one came by the place, would attract attention. Sbe got hold of it and twisted and entwined it among some of tbe projecting decorations shoot the base of (be column, so tbat it should be less conspicuous ; then aba crept back and bid herself once again. Even ail that hour it was between two and three in the morning St.Mark's Plsce was not entirely deserted. A couple ef belated Venetians crossed tbe sq iare Juat after sbe bad got back to ber hiding-place, ? They came quite near to where she was concealed snd stood look ing np at the column, evidently occapied with tbe tnpto pi the moment, wbiobJn deed . all Venice: was talking about. "It is -the girl I pity most,", sbe heard one or tbe. men Bay. Just as tbey psssed oat of i earing. Sbe ; was. indeed, at Ibis mo ment, perhsps, the more (o be pitied. After the, t0 Den cams a party of the atcn on their rounds, lbey came near to tbe foot of tas (Campanile and Brigi da' heart almoat e'ood still wita terror. Tbey seem qiiet enough op there," ssid one of the wjes. Q iiet ? Yes, I should think so," re joined- abcM "t b.ott'rt.tt't wonder if one oi inem rM :any -rata, was q-iet m desth The girl looked more than half dead before ahe was put np tbere." . I wonder they haven't placed a sen try here bv the Campanile," said one of tbe men who hsd not spoken before. "Wav. what would be the use of a sentry?" retorted: the first speaker "Ho w do you think they- could get ont of the cage 7 And do you suppose tbat, even if they did, tbey conld make a bop, skip and Jump of it from the top of tbe Campanile, which is more than three hundred feet high, to tbe bottom? A sentry indeed!" . , . The sergeant in command of the par ty interposed at . thia juncture with tbe word to march, and tbe little band pass ed on. Tbey left poor Brigida with new What if a sentry matter for alarm. should yet be placed there ? What It tbe watcp should come round again 7 What if ber brother abould be able to get out, and they abould appear as be wss in tbe act of descending? This inaction , was terrible. Brigida felt as if sbe most do something. he would go u tbe foot of the pillar and call aloud to her brother.. She would go and meet L'ppo. - No; ahe would do none of tbese things. Sbe would con. trol herself with all her might, and keep close tbere in her dark corner till she could do something tbat would be really useful. Sbe wonld Ah, there was Lip po! , Now something would be done, at any rate, -; ,.. , ...... '.'Where have yoa been I -What have yoa done?" she cried, as soon as be was within hearing id her.,. : , ... . I have been home to fetch this," be answered, holding np a file. "Luca must file through one of tbe bara at the top Then he will be, able ' to bend ' it aside, and pass through" Oh, but is tbere time?, "The day will not begin to break for aa hour.; . u ,., v'.- ; - n -- Even while be war speaking, Ltppo was engsged In fastening the little in strument, on which so much depended, to tbe silken cord. Which still bong down by the side of. tDe eolamn. ' This done, he gave the Tine one of two sharp polls to attract the attention of the occupant of the cage. "Thank God 1 he ia alive, at least," murmured Brigida, as the line with the file attached to it waa swiftly drawn up from etjove. And how, indeed, . there followed a time when the suspense endur d by those who waited below amounted to some thing litt'e short of agonv. It was vain for them to strain their eyes into tbe darkness; theycould make out nothing of what was going on above.' It. wss vain to Paten for the sound .of tbe file; it was a windy night,- and' so slight s noise conld not be heard st that distance Then there was the ever-present fear lest ome one should, even at thst unlikely hoar,' appear On ths piazza. ; The watch, again on their rounds, passed by once more with lights and their arms glitter ing, but this time tbey did not come so close to tbe column' as they did before. Shortly afterwards, a drunken fellow came by and Insisted on talking to Lip po in a disastrously friendly strain. He stayed so long, and was so garrulous on' the subject ot the cage and its occupants, that Lippo could only get him to leave the place by going with bim, returning alone at his utmost speed ' aa soon as he had lured tbe talkative sot saftly ont of tbe sqosre. . . ' Meanwhile the night, or rather the morning, was wearing on. 1 It 'was the time of year when tbe darkness la long in giving place to' daylight, and there was as yet no bint even of approaching dawn. - Only the striking of the boars from the neighboring clocks told our two watchers of tbe nesr approach of dawn, and made them tremble. They almost counted tbe minutes now, ao pre cious bad tbey become If once the city began to wake ud, and the people to stir abroad, tbe elcape of Luca from bia prison would be impossible. Theft wss no indication of any such thing as yet, but the time was, nevertheless, near at band when the world would be astir for the day, and 'the life of Venice begin afreah. : - - While Lippo and BrigiJa were wait ing at the' column'a foot, taming these things over and over in their tbonghta, thev were suddenly startled by the sound of some object falling, with a metallic, Clinking aound, on the pavement of the square. Everything that befell oow was oi tbe most-prodigious moment, and L'ppo rushed to tbe spot, and falling on his knees on tbe ground made eager search lor tbe pbjeot, whstevsr it might be, whose Jail bad produced tbe sound. An exclamation of dismay , brought Brigida to bis side. , He waa holding in bis band tbe file which ao ahort a time before tbey had aeen drawn np to' the top of tbe column. . . . "W bat is It tbat bsa happened f fal tered Brigida. Her faculties were in some sort benumbed by long tension, snd she could not understand, only fell that something wss wrong. "He has dropped it while at work. replied Lippo. "We most send it up to him again; but how? Tin silken cord is drawn up sb, there is tbe rope !" As Ltppo spoke, be looked np and saw what seemed to take the very power of speaking swsy from him. He stretch ed ont bis bsnd. and, seizing Brigida by the wrist, pointed upward toward tbe top of tbe column. . When Brigida looked np in tbe direc tion indicated by her lover she could at - .a - . I .a m Bret see coming nut tne mtgnty piie oi masonry at whose loot sbe was standing, black and enormous against the aky; bat, as she continued to gsz sbe be came presently 'conscious that high up in tbe air, suspended between eauu audi heaven, (here hung some object which . , moved, and swung, and swayed this way and that as it descended for it wl de scending towsrd tbe still-distant earth. The file had done Ite work. Mechanically sbe fell upon her knees it was only in that attitude tbat ahe cquld await the end and, with clasped bands, gazed upwards stthat slowly dT ' . . scending form,' which now, with every, inch of nearer approach,' became mots distinctly and more surely recognizable. . - my nine story is ended. As soon as Luca reached the ground, after' aafelt . accomplishing hia perilous descent, tbt three made off, with aucb speed aa be longa fo ibos bo fly for life, to the) - boat which was awaiting them, and long before their Bight had been suspected, or tbe fact proclaimed that tbe iron cagsV , Waa emptyi hsvlate occupants, were fat :'.: away from terrible Venice, and safe from . heir pursuers. And indue time the bid days of the missal" painting and embrosV derlng were revived only, tbe seen was In a tranquil Dutch town, and Lip-' no, now the husband of happy little) , Brigida, was a permanent part of tbe es tablishment. ' TUB CU.OLEUA JN SPAIN. ,r Scenes Far Surpassing banto'af , , , " Dreams ot Horror. . Madrid Letter to rail Hall Gazette. : s It is scarcely possible for an English man to conceive tbe awful scenes that, . for about a fortnight were common. It ouId cerlslnly be impossible forme W yuuiiau mean ueiaiis; mey are uorriDio -beyond measure, and a disgrace to anjr ; nation in whose midst they took plaCe. I am sure tbey far surpass any of Dante's ' dreams of horror. The twenty or tutr-i , ty men whose duty it was to bury ths corpses were allowed as much drink, as they liked. . Finding they could not keep . pace with the tide or bodies that day and uigbt'kept. Bowing, on In' a hideous strrsm, Ibeee men only buried, or halfJ tiurled, those whose relatives paid them: " Tbe others tbey Just neglected, and the were left to lie and rot. In a day or two, the quantities of drink thev took trace formed them from men into worse thad brutes. And then commenced tbe scenes, which, as one man told me, Should 1 live forever, sir. thev would .be here" .' striking his bead "day and night. - I can not forget those awful daya.", Tbt road from tbe town to the cemetery, (over the Albsmbra hills) wss one string ' of carts, going and coming, on their sickening work. There was no lime tot niake coffins snd even now .the dead are buried without and, tbe clolhea hav ing been burned, Ihe bodies were heaped upon each other entirely, nude.. Thw. dead are now taken to tbe graveside ta a sort of triy, shaped like a coffin, but only about four Inches deep The corpse1 is tamed out or It into the grave ' aad J 'iet covered with earth and quick-lime. Even now the place. looks uncanny and horrible enough; what ft rooked like when piled with hundreds of bodies t shudder to tbiok. " . "What shall we do with oar Daugh ters?" . , Tbis question is ssked by a welK known lady lecturer. . Well, we can dr a great many things with them; one thing, we must take good cars of their -health, and not let them run down and become enfeebled. For tbe feminine ailmenta, which may be summed, op la one word debility, we have a sovereign remedy in Brown Iron Bitters, which has done much good. Miss Mary Green fielJ, of Galalia, III., writes, "Brown's Iron Bitters cured me of nervousness, indigestion and general poor' health L3t tbe other young ladies take the hint. A Good Word for America, oiatiatics suow thst tbe people of tbfi United 'States from being one of tbs hardest drinking nstions are becoming' among tbe most spalng consumers of spirituous I quors When Dr. Rush, la 1765, began bis attack avon intemper ance whisky and rum were, regarded as among tbe nscesssries of life, and were "almoat as tree ss water.".. In farm la bor ardent spirits were a regular daily ration. : It ia related by writers of tbe period tbat "in tbe country clergymen drank aa bard as their parishioners ; that woven and children joined ia the revels ; and tbat it was no more uncommon to meets tipsy clergyman than to sees' woman or half-grown boy staggering under an overload of spirits,' or s fares hand lying blind drunk by the roadside." In Pecnsvlvaqla there were In 1793 no less than 500 stills In operation in a pop ulation ot 431 S73, or one still for every 87 of tbe inhabitants.. - ; . , THE SEW MIDLAND LWB Between Pittsburgh WheeUntnCo laaibu, Ciucioiiatt and St. Ljuls, , Woet and Southwest. The advantages of the new Midland1 Route can be baiter understood when the. time of its through solid fsst trains , is compared with time msde by other , rosds. Solid trslns are run from Pitta burgh to Cincinnati, passing through Wheeling, Zsnesvllla and Columbus. -The time from Bellsire to Cincinnati Is 8 hours; St. Louis 17 hours; Kansas City 29 boars, which is 40 minutes the qu cke.-t time to Cincinnati,' 3 boors to St,, Louis, 2 hours to Kaosis City. Close connections are made in the TJaion De pots at Cincinnati, St. Louis aod Kan. sas City. ' Persons going via thia ronte make quicker time, have fewer changes and better accommodatlona. Tickets to all points west and south tsn be pur chased from Agent of tbe B. 4 O. R, R. st tbe ssme price yoa would have to pay to go via aome alow and inferior, roate. The First Keen Twins;. As the season sdvances, tbe pains and aches by which rheumatism makes itself known, are experienced after every ex. posure. It ia not claimed tbat Hood's' ' Sarsaparills is a specific for rheumatism we doubt if there is, or can be, such s remedy. But tbe thousands benefitted by Hood's Sarsaparills, warrant us la urging others who suffer from rheums tism to take it before the first keen twinge.' . ' - "The height of 'impudence" is defined in Vajcouver, Washington Territory, to be tbe calling ol one doctor ud to learn ibe addrea ol another doctor.