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InH 'Villi tbo liditorof Enquirer, JIcArtbur.O.
September!!. 1870-tl'.
Books, Literary Fapors and Magazines
for Sale.
Toi'sons wishing a. choieo lot of
Books, Literary l'apera or Maga
zines can be supplied by calling at
the Enquirer l'rin ting Ofliee. in
Bovvon's Building, East of tho Court
louse. Among tho Papers und
Magazines are tho following:
Now York Ledger;
Now York Mercury ;
Now York Weekly ;
Young Folks' Rural ;
Star Spangled Hamicr;
earth and Homo ;
Cincinnati Literary Journal ;
I'eoplo's Literary Companion ;.
American-Agriculturist ;
Phrenological Journal ;
Atlantic Monthly;
Young Pilot;
Western Rural.
News comes to us from
"Washington that John A.
Bingham, the murderer of Mrs.
Surra tt, has become a great
"spiritualist." He sees ghosts
and all sorts of spirits, save the
"spirits of iust men made per
fect" lie takes, his spirits
"straight" and often and in
large quantities a glass full at
a dose I Even his old Radical
associates are becoming asham
ed of his "ways that are dark,"
and it takes a good deal to
shame a Radical.
Judge Woodward, of Penn
sylvania, in his remarks upon
the, odious bill which puts the
control of the State and local
elections in the hands of the
military and paid emissaries of
the lederal administration, un
der the plea of enforcing tho
Fifteenth 'Amendment, said,
with great force and pith : "It
marks a curious feature of our
mes. The Fifteenth Amend
ment extended suffrage to ne-
groes; the legislation to enforce
that amendment takes away
sullragosi trom white men, -
This is aoout the state of the
case. ; v' '
Many Republicans express
themselves fully satisfied with
the result of the New JIamp
shire election. They declare
it's time for a change.
Many politicians in "Wash
ington express the opinion tlint
lieneral John A. Jjongan v li
be tlie most formidable com
petitor General Graut will have
for the Presidential nomination
next year. The semi-political
organization known ns "The
Grand Army of the Republic,"
which has its branches in every
village of the North, and of
which General Logan is Com-m!uuler-in-Chief.
furnishes the
nncleiM of this movement.
The Radicals are .throwing
un the SDonp-e on all side!".
Wendell rhillips, the shrewd
est calculator in the party, in n
remarkable article, acknowl
ulges that Grant's recent nc
f.ion elects a Democratic Pres
ident in 1S72. Tho Chicago
Tribune acknowledge? that the
General has been rather a fail
ure a" a President.
A Washington dispatch says
there are 32G defaulting Inter
n.al Revenue Collectors in the
United States, the total amount
of whose indebtedness foots up
$20,000,000, and yet there are
men who argue that a p irty o
such wholesale corruption
should be kept in power.
A 'Weekly Newspaper in the Right
spot I
Fit IS D TOWNSEND will be
gin tho publication of a now literary
weekly paper to bo called
at the City of Washington, March
12, 1871.
A handsome folio newspaper of
thirty-two columns, printed in now
typo, with a now engraved titlo-lioad,
and occasionally illustrations Tho
entiro contents aro to bo origina
and written by tho ucutost observ
crs and most trencnant writers ot
tho day
but adapted to tho intellectual ie
quiromonts of our periord in th
consideration ot public mon nnu
questions, aggressively independent.
and nlwayH seeking out too quaint,
tho rare, tho individual, and tli
literary aspects of politics ; in short
T11E OliAN O V L ll i'J 15 S t' 1 .1
It will contain tho Associated
Press telegrams up to tho hour of
jroinff to press, nnu tho latest pub
lie and local items. Special features
will bo original storioH upon opi
sodes, localities, and phenomena, at
tho National Capital, society topics
at Washington, keen and trenchant
correspondence from tho largo citios
and tho State Capitals, absolutely
inucnonuoit notes, euiiuiims nnu
bioirraohies stirrinff to tho hour
and fresh ballads and poems. Dur
ing tho year T11F4 Capital will con
tain vivid descriptions of every na
tional institution and bureau in In
United States, noting tho idiosyn
crasics and im pet-lections of th
same It will ondeavor diligently
to bo tho private citizen's reporter
at tho Beat ot governments. Trice,
83 a year in advance. Subscriptions
tions will bo addressed to
The Oreo's or mr. Capital,
No- 128 Eleventh St., noarPonnsy
v.-min avenue, Washington, J). V.
The tons)- and ira-mle daily Jifo of Ui
city of Xw York presents many incidents
which, If recorded would put 1ft' tho Bhnuo
soma of the immt startling stories relnted
m liu-ts hy 801110, liai CdUdmnnod by many
its Biipern ituml. One of the tUoet nk(ra
nrdlimrv eireuimtiiueort, and the truth of
whli-h enn w vuuuhitl I'dr by tho parties
concerned Iii it. hns just occurred, alVd1
woro it relnted nfl 11 softsonnlilo story, would
e nccnptcl on original, but ingeniously'
lmprnlmblo. -mi. ..
There 1h an KnRllRh baBement house m
Twentv-wc md street, between Fifth and
Sixth avenue:, occupiud by a family named
Clarkp. Tho head of the family la tho
mother, who has luu a widow lady for
some years. She has three daughters, of
whom tho aocond only concerns our story
This young lady, Fanny by nanlo, had
married her second huabnnd, Edward
Olowr, Only during the last ChrlBtomu
holidays. Mr, Olovttr was gentleman in
-ay clrcuinstances, and the young Cotiple
doatod 011 Pich othof. tit apneaWncO he
wag rnthcr alout thtiTttllddle height, ot
dark complexion, dark hair, whlekera and
moustaeho a lmndrionie ntttili and well
knowii by Broadway promenalers. The
bliss of the honeymoou was, however, In
tcrruptod tn em than a week after the
marriao by a creinptory business mes
eage summoning him to Chlcogo. The
young bride was distructod at tho thought
of ho soon parting with him she loved, but
his promise of a speedy return at Inst
reconciled lu--r to his departure. A hasty
ailiuti and the husband sot out on his
ominous joumny. This was on Tuesday,
January 3d, Although he did not sny
anything to her of misgivings that pos
eessed him, ho set-ined to feel a foreboding
that their meeting would not take placO
within the time, or under tho clrcuin
stances, ho pointed to her, This fooling
seemed to grow Upon him With Increasing
ptrenirth after ho had left, and could he
hare Lfn able to make a reasonable ex
enso, ho would huvo returned to the house
and postponed his journey. But a short
tltno after tho train had started, the morbid
feellntr bad resolved Itself into a convlo-
tiou that they would- never meet again
alive. He thought over all the stories and
histories ho had he.rd of, presentiments
strangely realized, and communications
between the dead and living, and resolved
with the power of his will, that should be
be suddenly snatched from life whilo ab
sent from his bride, none but himself
should acquaint her of his fate,
Theso feelings are proved by a Irtter
which his wife received one day after ho
had loft, and which filled her with surprise
and consternation, coming from one whom
elieknew to ho bo strong-minded and so
llttlo superstitious. Still the tone of the
otter proved how strong tho feeling must
linvo leen with Edward Qlovor.
Ho arrived lu Chicago, and on the 10th,
Mm. Fanny Glover received a second lettor
informing her that tho hualneeB would
keep hi in longur than ho expec ted, and
thut ho could not fix his return to New
York definitely before the Wth. The letter
ended np, however, by saying he was la
good health and spirits, but not entirely
rid of those mysterious forebodings which
had so worked upon him at tho beginning
of tho voyage.
Mr. Glover started from Qhlcago on the
Blst, and nothing happened to mar the
trip. Hut during the stoppage of tho train
at Port Jervls, he alighted to send a tele
gram to his wife, and his mind was so pro
ocnuplod that ho paid no attention to the
call of the conductor of " All aboard, and
ho was only roused from his reverie by
scolncr tho traiu at onco move off. Ho
rushed for tho departing train and at
tempted to jump on, but missing his foot
ing, ho was dashed violently on to tho
rails, his head striking a projoction of one
of tho carriages. Ho was picked up insen
sible, when it was found that in addition
to the blow on tho forehead, Ids arm was
tihntterod and hung helpless at his side,
Kestoratlvcs wore applied for a long ttmo
without avail, but at length ho feebly
opened his eyes, and exclaiming, " Fanny,
I will come," he expired. In the meantime,
the train had gone on, thoso In it uncon
scious of tho terrible accident that had so
suddenly caused - the death of a fellow
creature. He was attended only by one
or two of tho employee? of tho railway,
and on finding lifo to bo extinct, they re
moved the body to the baggage-room to
await tho action of the coroner, locking
the door securely at the time. This oc
curred at about two o'clock In tho after
noon. At this same time the family were
assembled In the dining room situated on
the ground door of tho house In Twenty
second street,
A telegram Is brought, directed to Mrs.
Glover, She Is utterly mystified and somej
what' alarmed at tho contents. It Is con'
wived in these words: "Fanny, quick
come to mot" signed Edward, Port Jervls
station. Her mother and sisters only I
create her fears by the contradictory cxpl
nations thoy attempt to give of tho myste
rious messago, and finding thnro Is a train
in tho afternoon, she determines to start
once for the place whence tho dispatch
dated, lwlng careful to carry It with hor.
During the Journey she endeavors to col
led her scattered thoughts, and to deter
mine tho boat way to eommonce hor In
quiries. Site at last makes tip hor mind
get what Information she can of tho porson
who sent tho dispatch, whom she, of course,
supposes to be hor husband, and to trace
If possible, Ms whereabouts by means
those inquiries. Tho destination Is soon
reached, although tho Journey has seemed
interminable to the nervous and Impatient
She proceeds at once to tho tele,
graph olllcc of the depot, and asks tho clerk
for Information of the person who sent th
dispatch, tfpon wforr'ntf to the number
he telln hor that It was the other clerk who
hnd forwardod It and that ho Is at present
absent. His return Is, however, momenta
expected, and afiera weary half-hour's
waiting, ho arrives. '. Tho lady then asks
him if he knows anything about the sender
tho message, and he replies that he not
ticcd the gentleman who sent the dispatch,
thai his appearance and behaviour Were
oliku mysterious and uncommon.
Being asked to describe him, lie replied
that the gentleman was tall,, with dark half
and goatee. Ho wore no hat and bis half
nd clothes woro in disorder; His face was
ashy pale, dnd he bore the nlarli of a severe
ml dangerous wound In the forehead.
nothcr peculiarity the young rnan' olf
served was that ho wrote witH the n-rt nana
nd his arm Boomed to bang loosely and
helpless at his sidu. At this site bc-coriiei
somewhat alarmed, and' anttA' the yonfitf
man If he had seen anything roof ot fbis
mysterious Individual. The clerk answered
saying that while he had turned his
back to put the .telegram -00 hlisl.desk ho
found the man with the wound on his fore-
cod gone thttugU It Was only ffio space of
second. At this moment tho station-master
entered the otftce, and ascertaining tho drift
her Inquiries, asked her to step aside-
with him. He asked her whom she was
seeking, and On her replying that It was
her lutsband, he produced a locket and
asked her If she knew It. She recognized'
as a token of affection that she had pre
sented to him tluflhg their courtship, and
contained a portrait of herself, Hhe was
much agitated At the sight of this fellc
and distractedly entreated the statlon'inas'
ter to tell her anything ho might knotf
of the whereabouts of the owner of tho
rxket. In M delicate manner us he
could he related the story of tho accident,
end added thot the locket was detached
from the watck-cholu of the deceaaed.
She still hardly believed that hot husband
was the unfortunate Victim of tho accident.
and In a state of the most intense agitation
asked to view tho body,
The.Btatlon-rnftetor oCcompahlcd hot to
tho baggage room, where It lay, and to her
lorror and grief, found her worst feofS
confirmed. There lay the inanimate body
of him who had been her husband bnt one
short month, and who had so recently left
her In tho full enjoyment of youth and
health. In spite of the distraction of her
mind, she could not fall to perceive that
the form beforo her answered exactly the
description given hy tho telegraph clerk of
tho mysterious stranger.
There was the dreadful contused mark
on the forehead. Tlie dress and hair in
disorder. Tho face with the dismal pallor
of death, and If a last confirmation wero
needed, the right arm hung crushed and
shattered. Slie eagerly questioned tho
stBtlon master as to whether her husband
bad been able to move after the accident,
but the men who had snecored hlra to the
last added tholr testimony as to his Inst
words, and the security of tho fastenings
opon the door of the room whore tho body
had been placed after death.
ThO men had left tho mora at 2:30 pre
cisely and it wns at thnt hour that tho mes
sage had been sent. There could le no
longer any doubt. The supreme will and
wish of tho dying mnn had prevailed over
Nature, and ono of those wonderful occur
rences which sometimes tlwiugh rarely
happen his disembodied spirit Vas per
mitted by tho powers almvo to coin muni
cate with the being who was his all In this
world. With tho assls'anco of several
gentlemen wlio ofTored tholr sympathy and
aid, tho body was enclosed In a coffin, and
the grlef-etrlcken widow had tho heroism
to accompany It horself to New York,
never losing sight of it for a moment until
alio arrived homo. Tho friends of the
fumily wero notified in tho usual way, and
the burial took place In the family vault
at Greenwood. Not a word however, was
said about tho wonderful telegram, partly
from tho fueling that tho story would nrtt
lie cwlltcd, but mostly tore.tniln curlwlty
from public visiting and overrunning the
house and the family. Yot hero was an
event which surpassed any connlogs of a
romancer's brain. Not ono but a dozen
could certify to the fact that theso events
occurred in Port Jervls. The telegraph
operator had neither heard nor seen any
thing of the accident to Edward Glover,
and if he had, conld not have sent a telo
gram tothohouso in Twenty -second street.
II is description of the details of the pending
of the message and the more than sudden
departure of tho mnn who sent It, which
had occurred while theclurk simply tnrned
his head,' all seemed to corroborate the
(ruth that some more than natural event
hnd occurred, which could not remain ex
plained by any human hypothesis.
One week had passed over theso events.
Tho family had not recovered from tho
foarful excltomont which this supernatural
affair had created. The telegram remained
as much unoT plained as on tho day of its
reception. Mrs. Fnny Glover, the pretty
widow, uncoiisolable as she was for the
loss of hor husband, whom sho dearly loved
was still as thunderstrnck by ths strange
manner In wlileh she had received tho nows
of the death
There was mixed with the horror of
tho death a sickly presentment of somo
coming disaster. It was impossible for
any to Imoglno a solut on for the strange
mystery, and all kinds of 1 esearehes were
put on foot to obtain reasonable expla
nation of the atTK r, but to no purpose,
Tho first few days were passed In doubts
and fears, and tho family still had some
Strange hope that even the dead man
might omio to life as ho was described bf
tho tolograph operator at I'ort Jervls.
This absnrd hope, which was Impossible
fn vlow o( tho fact that tho body ha1 been
in tho family vault In Greenwood and id
tho presence of many w tnosses who saw 11
ooi.slgiml to mother earth. Mrs. Clark
1110 uionier, aim t" " -
the aiuno state of r.cfnluxlty, nd la fact
tho matter wns tho tonlo of convSrsatlon,
n t only in the nouso, nm yrauuutt
leaked out ftmcmgst tho neighbor, who
canvassed it In every possible manner with-
cut coming to ny sohitl n.
Thus mutters stood when the terrible
event occurred which forms the end of
this strnntro story. Mrs; Glover'S foom'
wns in tho third story buck, and was
what might le tunned a large double room-.-
wart here the nuptial party had repaired
after tho rcr mony, and It was hero Ed
ward Uldvcr hHd bidden the hasty adlou
to his W fe which proved their last meet
ing on earth.
The principal furniture In the rootn con:
slsts of a large double bed, which stood
against the' wall, and, as It were, st od out
wlt'i Its foot against the fire-place ; a
wash.-tand of the m-Tft modern and fash
ionable pattern, and a table, on which therri
warn writing material, besides a bnrevi.
which held all the appuitenanccs of a
lady's a ette, ,
Mrs. Fanny Glover U nitorally of a
gay iranie of mln ', nod being a pretty
woman, do a hot want for numerous invi
tations to t arties, balls, and so on. The
loss of her husband, sad ss was the blow,
and deeply As it made au impression, h id
won awa Its fif'-t t;rr b'e reality, and the
feeling hid become subdued into one of
quiet regret', Whl h promised beforo loni
to merge, Into forgetfnlness, should nothing
occur to again inten-ilfy it. Therefore;
When1 Mrs.- Fanny Glover Went out sleigh-
riding on tlie first days of the recent
snow with a Sam. Oonese, a f rlond of hef
late husband', the resolution was rather
app ttilded thatt ofhrwlso by tho family,
a thev ( onildered It Won d a'ftiVlafe fief
dl tfMWnf mind and' only he a benefit (0
ono who niight e siiy niccumb ti th
gnawing InfluencH of gflef. The sleigh-
rldo appamitlv wns very jolt-, for Mrs.
Glover CiirUrt In feeling sotnowhat in good
humor, and as it was i'ato; retired liumo
dintely fo her foom and wo'it to lied. She
ha I been in hor rootn about two hours
when a piercing scream resounded through
tho house, awaking tho Inmates a- d caus
ing cotistnmntion With every oilo. Mrs.
Clarke, accompanied by one of hef daugh
ters, rushed np to Mm. Glover's room.which
they found open, and there, on tho bod, a
pitnble sight was presented to them. Fan
ny was lying stretched on the bed, appar
ently lifeless, while her hand was point
ing, stiff and uncompromising, to tho door,
The mother and elster did all tfioy could
to revive the senwlees woman, and by
means of tho usual restoratives succeeded
in bringing her to her senses. On recover
ing, she looked wildly around the room and
exclaimed, " Oh I mother, mother, save me,
He was here." Pressed for an explanation,
sho told them In a voice broken by emo
tion, that not long after she had gone to
Bleep she was awakened by a hand being
placed on her shoulder. Phe looked np.
and distinctly stnndlng above her was
her huslnd's form, rjlie. then uttered
the piercing shriek which had reaoundt1
through tho house, but her erase? did not
depart, for she saw tho form approach the
table, sit down aa If to wrlto, trace boiuo
word on tho paper which lay there, and
then slowly glide to the door, open it and
disappenr. The thought then occurred to
the listeners that, the door was or en whon
t hey rami) In, and Mrs. Glover aserted most
distinctly that sho had locked it Insid
before going to bod. But the most sur
prising attuir in the wiioio matter was
that on the tablo was found a piece of
whito paper, on which were traced the
words :
" I urn with you, Fanny. Think of me,
This seemed t O'rrolir.rate In every par
tlcnlar tho statement of Mrs. Glover, and
the fact that tho message from the tomb,
if so It may Im cn-Ilcd, was in thu late hus
band's hand-writing. That night the fright
ened woman went down to her mothor'
room, where all passed io peace and quiet
Tlie strange event was tho topic of con
versation on the following day, and found
many dlsbellovers, thongh tho proofs were
so clear. The next night nothing of in
terest occorrod, nor the flexi On the day
after another slelgh-rido was organised,
and Mrs. Fanny Glover again went Out on
the rond with Ham. Geneso, and got back
again so late that though, since the strange
apparition, she had slept, with hor moth
the crept up softly to bed and speedily put
the light ut.
The next morning as Mrs. Clorko was
descending to the kitchen, about six
o'clock, she observed a human form, in
the dim twilight, clothed io white and
lying at tho foot of the staircase, on the
c Id floor. She drew back a moment with
superstitions fear, but, on hearing a groan,
rapidly approached the body and drew I
eloo to her to recognize It.
It was her daughter Fanny I Calling
help, the almost Inanlmnto body was car
ried upstairs to hor room and placed In
bed. hying stretched on tho cold floor,
with nothing on but a night-dress, had
almost, frown tho life out of the body, and
it wns hours liefbre It became evident that
she was sensible tothocflroa of those around
her. Then Mrs. Qlovor was dollrius, and
only regained her complete senses towards
evening. The story she then told waa
enough to curdle tho Mood tn tho strongest
heart, Sho said that again, In f he same
tnanner na beforo, after having gouo to
sleep for a few moments, shs felt the same
elainmy hand laid on' her shoulder, which
awoke hor. Tho form of her husband
stood above her Ifl tho snmei way, and,
thongh it Wns night, shs Conld distinctly
recognize him by a sort of itfrcnle of light
which soomcd to be shed about hha "'he
face expressed angor and the eyes sesmod
to shoot fire at her. hi she woho ths form
motioned hor t follow, and It scented that
she could not resist tho spoils for she got
up and, following tliS form, Which again
glided towards the doof, opened It and
stood on ths Stalrwsy OUtsldS. Sho" on
deavorcd to shako off tho spelh bt fonnd
.It Impossible, and crtittlnned trt folfoVr tho
shadowy forni which moved noiselessly
down stairs, and at a very slow and meas
ured pace. Under tlm Influence of an uu
known terror sho followea, vainly hoping
Chat something would occur to nnsettlo
the charm which seomol to propel hor on
againat her own' will. Thus the midnight
larch continued down stairs to tho ground
o"o, Whnfe slVe eri'denvored to move to the
street door and open it, but at the moment
the form of her husband turned round, and
y a decided motion of Uio Arm, seemed to
rag her on. Tli en the noticed the wound
tho forehead which appeared dripping
with gore,-and tho helpless arnr Which
nug at his side. Thus they proceeded
down to the stui rs which lead to the kitchen
collar. At tho foot -tlie form stopped, and
they Stood close together. It raised its arm
II to strike her. The whole, vision ce.fc
tninly grew dark as night. The form van-
ished, and the poor woniiin reiiletrvlmred
nothing until she iodud herself in bed In
her mother's room,
Tlie sensatlou which this second event
created was- Indescribable. The first of
these mystical appearances had been
doubted by the Inmates of the lioum, but
of the second tllPre Could be no donbt.
Mrs, Glovnr refused any more to sleep in
that room, which had brought her such
fearful revelations of another world. Her
mind seemed affected by tho circumstances
which occurred during tho paBt few days.
She never dared to bo alone, afraid of
meeting that dreadful vision which hnd so
terrified her. There was no more pleasure
in life for her, and slid moped about the
house unhappy and disconsolate.
Front ths riight tho vision has visited
her lost she never re-entered her own
room, and dwelt with her mother on the
first floor, back room. Hero it wns thnt
the last scene of this terrible story occurred.
ft was four days after tho lost event, and
Mrs Clarko, the mother, whn slept in tho
room with her widowed daughter, hnd
gone down stairs for a few moments, when
sho heard a strange sound Itl her own
room. She rapidly mounted thostnirs and
reached heT fditin fiiin i'uiiiiediutely.
She Was thunderstruck, for there In the
foott, whfch' she had loft empty but fivu
minutes liefore, was a man. Ono glance,
and she recognized tho countenance of her
daughter's lost husband. He waa standing
beside the fireplace and Intenton a picture,.
which stood on the mantel-piece. As Mrs.
Clarke entered, the figure turned and
glided out by "her very side with a strango
shuffling noise, which frozo the verv mar-
row in her Imnen. On turning around to
notice the way the vision took, she found
it had disappeared In the same mysterious
manner It had come. Rapidly regaining
her senses, which Wore greatly shaken by
this occurence, Mrs. Clarke approached the
bedsldo, and then, for the first time, faw
her daughter stretched on the floor. Blood
was pouring from a wound in the forehead,
which looked ghastly and dangerous. All
sense of life had left the woman. As the
mothor raised the daughter up she ol
served that hor arm waa hanging help
lessly by her side. On examination sho
found tho arm was broken, yet lifo had
not departed. Tho wound in the forehead
wns not deep, and the careful mother rap
idly had a doctor called In, who reassured
her as to any existing danger about her
daughter's lifo.
This last vision waa too real and terrible
to be further contested, and all in the house
liecaine alive to tho fact that really some
thing supernatural was happening which
no linmnn investigation could clear up.
Tho dreadful strain to which tho nervous
system of Mrs. Glover had been subjected,
utterly paralyzed that weak and delicato
constitution. Brain fever set In with a
violence which may yet tell mortally upon
the poor woman, yet spite of the sickness
the doctors thought it quite advisable that
Mrs. Glover should be removed from the
house which was a terror and a horror in
her eyes. She is now living in Sixth
avenue and prostrated on a bed of sickness,
and Providence, who has brought these
tcrrlblo visitations upon her, alone knows
what tholr final result will be.
A rnoPRSSBn at Munich hus published
tho results of his experience on tho sea
soning of wood. Growing wood, he says,
contains in Winter about fiO per cent,
of water, Ifl March and April 4fl, and 43
per cent. In tho next thrao months, with
but llttlo variation up to November. 1 mi
lter dried in tho air holds from 20 to 25 per
cent, of waler rover less than 10 per cent.
Wood dried by artificial means until all
molstum is expelled, Is deprived of its
elasticity, and becomes brittle. If the
natural quulitles of tho wood are to lie pro
served, tho drying must begirt at a moder
ate heat, and he carried on Very slowly,
For tho drying of small pieces of wood.
such as are used by Joiners and cabinet
makers, tho professor recommends a bath
of dry sand, boated to a temperatiue not
exceeding ono hundred degrees. The sand
diffuses the heat and absorbs moisture;
bnt It must be cold when the wool is first
burled therein.
It we could read each other's hearts, w
should be kinder to each other. If we knew
tho Woes, and bitternesses, and physical
annoyances of our neighbors; we should
make allowances for them which We do
not now. W go about masked, uttering
stereotyped sentiments, hiding our heart
pangs and her headaches as carefully as
we ran ; and yet we wonder that others do
hot discover thstrt by Intuition, We so
conceal our best feelings from the light 1
w do not sv conceal our resentments and
our dislikes, of Which we are prono to be
firoud. Often two peopls sit cloae together
wlth"t lovS yOtfln either heart, and
neither hn'Wa It. Each thinks, " I could
he fond 1 but What use Of Wasting fondi.es
ori one who does not care for It t" and sd
they part, and go their Ways alone. Llfs
Is a masquerade, at which fow unmask, even
0 their vary dearest friends Aud thrtugli
there Is nd of modi niasklnS', Wrfutd to
heaven w dared show plainly our real
faces, from birth to1 death, for thert some
few, at least, would truly love each other.
Secret Political Societies.
It i$ now cuiTfe'rifclv renortfiff
that; the Radicals, feeling that
their tftaftbettefSf fc-flvG fetw
ted tho better class of people;-
have .determined to resurrect;,
all the hideous oinivtra'nff of
the defunct know-nothing era.
Secret societies are being form-"
ed all over the countrv' trt
which none will be admitted
ave those who fire willing to
sustain the mosS ultra measures1
of radicalism. The neV organ- '
izations are to be called! Ke
publican Lea a? ues. At these-'
jcret . sessions of tnese' l'eapes,
nominatid'ns foi the' various1
public offices witl be ftttcfe,- ffntt
no member of the radical party
who is not also' a' rtlclriTeV 6f
one of these club, will' be"
allowed to rise above the Dead
sea level of ward politics, arid!
all the avenues to promotion'
will be as completely confl'olledl
by the officers of the new or
der as if there were' ncr such
things as ballot boxes in exist
ence. Philadelphia has already
one of these secret societies in'
full blast, anil wo understand
efforts are. now being made to
organize one in this city. Art
informal meeting lias been held,
the subject canvassed, mil tho
ollicers named; but whether1
the grij s, signsr and passworda
have been adopted 1 yet i
matter of doubt.
We might here' remark, eii
paant, that tfie day for polit
ical secret oraraiwilion bas
passed. The people have not
forgotten the dark and mis
chievous doinrrs of the know-
nothing party, and the masses
ire too intelligent to counte
nance anything that preel rides
an open, fair discussion of the
political questions which now
or at any time in the fnture
may agitate the country. There
is no need tor secrecy and plot
tings; the people are honest
enough to be trusted, and wo
favor in politics, ns in private
life, straight-forward transactions.
The idea of Grant conlinu-
himself in power, even
against the will of the majority
is gaining ground rapidly in
the Radical ranks. A cotem
porary, epeaking of the titter
unccs of a Democratic journal,
says : "This is strong language,
and indicates very clearly the
policy of the Democratic party,
if Republicans should pee fit to
surrender the control of nation
al affairs, and place it in its
hands." "If Republicans should
see fit to surrender the control
of national affairs," forsooth t
That is to pay, the Radical
leaders have made up their
minds to continue in power, it
matters not what the result of
the election in 1872 may be
Very well; let them undertake
to hold the G overnment against
the will of tho ninjority, and
they will receive n short Ehrift
and a long rope.
The Marietta Register, says
the Marietta Times, a short
time since published a state
ment that the West Virginia
Legislature, under tho control
of democrats, had made an ap
propriation of $1,000 for a
confederate cemetery at Hagers
town, Maryland, and called tho
attention of good citizens
"across the run' to the fact, aa
another cvidenco of the terri
ble things democrats would do
it they got power Other pa
pers have since copied to ar
ticle with much virtuous loyal
indignation against the Mvu
Klux Democracy." Now, the
fact is that ho such appropria
tion was ever made .An Item
of $ 1,000 for some such pur
pose was inset ted by tt loyal
Radical in the Repor bf the
Seriato Committee, arid was
promptly stricken tint;
Why will holiest ruen make
statements of this hind against
political dppttoehts, with such
reckless disregard of facts ? Of
coutsc, wo would eirect no
better from Harper's Weekly,
or Forney's " journals;" but
from careful, honest editors we
look" for truth and fair dealing.

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