Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1876, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1876 Page 4
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IffiMM OPPOSITE! Tha Eccentricities cf the Poet Swinburne. AN ENGLISH 1> O E A Glance at lluskin in Pri vate Life. A YOUNG- AMERICAN ARTIST I.omhiX, April 22, ISTfi. , It was the talic of London not a very ureal while ' ago thai Mr. Swinburne. the most popular of Kuulaiul's poets, had boon expelled from ouo of his club*- the Arts Club?Although the cause of till* rebuke, thanks to tho reticence or the aggrieved members, wai not i niaiie public. On the wholo, considerable indignation ' prevailed that tho members of tho club had not been willing to condone the pout's oHence* lor the sake or bis genius. The facts or tho caao wore those:?Swin bur hp, as is unfortunately too well known, although it In at the shrino or Aphrodite that ho offers Incense in his verse, is himself possessed and tormented by au imperious demon in tho service or Bacchus?huiulll it lug cunlessiou! Much had the members ol the club endured rrom hi* va juries nnd caprices in moments of excitement, and hitherto endured ill slleuco. Hut on one unfortunate evening ho em ounterod a friend?ouo of those frlonds who are always ready to prove their j devotion to a man of genius bv flattering his vices?and ; who ocrame his companion in an orgy ol debauch. Proposing to luavo tho club, tho poet could not find his bat, when yielding to tho frenzy to which such temper Mtienls, wrought upon by unnatural stimulants, uro iiuole, be seized tho hats of all the members, hurled Ibeni in wild rage upon the lloor. and performed upon I Ibein what must have been, according to the descrip lion I have had or it, an Indian war uance, with accom- i paniment or ferocious gesture and outrageous war ' srhocp. This frantic rito concluded, he rushed wildly j from the building. What were those injured and hat less members to do? The time had .come when endur anco ceased to be a virtue. Respect for the genius of the author of "Atalantu" and tha "Son^s before Sunrise" had persuaded them to submit to many annoyances, i,ut the destruc tion of twenty or thirty polished stove-pipes, danced XJtore their eyes to a shapeless mass, was the filial blow slnch arouses to rebellion. Was this lilcewiso to be inilure.I ? Tho gods ol l'hillstla forbid. TilK IXKVITAIII.K DKCKB*. Sternly they met together with sot lips and resolute j brows, resolving that the tiiuo for action had como. As | respectable liritlsh citizens lio longer could they allow ? decency to be outraged and huts immolated even by a I genius who had proclaimed "luau the master of , thingswho had wi|>ed out Ocd with a sneer; over- . turned His desecrated altars and danced upon tin;in ' Kith the niinblo feet of his resouti liug rhythm- a wir ; lance not less frantic than the one just executed lor their own bcnollt?not even to such a uemus could bo ; ll lowed the privilege of destroying hats vtith impunity, j Thev would have preferred to avoid the scandal, but it i whs in vain.?Swinburne was cxpcllod. Tho pool Is a ! Warm and devoted friend of the painter and poet Ron. j Pet it, and lias proved bis devotion In many I ways, not only in their pergonal Inter course, but in the splendid tribute which be has paid Rossetli's genius In Ills critical review of his poems; and yet even this friendship Ii.ih not klways been undlmtued by cleuds. Some years ago h e ! was in tho habit u( spending a great deal of time at \ Jto-setti s house, and on ono occasion, soon after ho j bud led him, u lady inquired or tlio art st how he bad I been able to separate from his beloved Pythias. | ??Ala.*! madams," Itossetti replied, "ono grows weary ' of carrying even one's best friend upstair- every 1 night." Another lady expressed her regret that Mr. Swinburne's habits were such that she was unable to Invite bun to her house; Itossetti aroused her Jayful sympathy by informing her that the pout li.pl unite reformed, but only to add, when she had ? oiiuralulaled . him upon an event so unlooked for and desirable:? : ?'He does not now gel drunk moro than live day s out ol tho week." A DAXOKHOFd FlilKNP. Svv inburne's temperament is, Indeed, so |>cculiur, i?o high strung and irritable, that il is Impossible for him to brook opposition; and in his moment* ol luriou- ex- ! citeiuent, vvlietber occasioned by tho u-e of stimulants, by rluhicous mdignntiou or furious rage, he sometime ; proves dangerous even to those whom lie mo?l highly reveres. Hi hatred and detestation of Napoleon he has oticn expressed in prose mid verse, one day, in talk with Kos-setu, he was angured to llnd that his friend did not agree with him in his estimate of this iniqui tous monster. The discussion grow warm, when slid, deuly t>w inburne liew at Rosselit's throat, ptuncd htm to a bookcase and almost throttled him. Fortu nately Itossetti, with Ibo help of a friend who was In j the stud 10, succeeded in getting him to the ground and bolditig hiin there until his rage had subsided. Soou utter tins >xploil he met at the sluJioot a distinguished painter several well-known artists, but was himself in 1 such a condition that his friends persuaded bun to i seek repose; they laid liiui comfortably upon a couch, loudly imagining ho would wake up restored to his better self. Vam delusion! Swinburne awoke posse-sed by ( tho Oca thai a shilling hail liecu stolen from hispocksl; be accused all present of tho thclt; would not listen to ' their deprecating denials, and tusisted that his prop erty should be restored. Not until his amiable host bad pretended to lin.l on the lloor a shilling taken from bis own pocket, and had presented il to him, was tho demon of the poet appeased. Ills HKTTKIt SKI.F. With a nature thus uni<ilnnce I ami habits so per' Vertpd one cau only wonder at the Ibroo of gefttns of tins gifted man, who, tu spite of hia lamentable ?t Icssom, his lollies aftd extravagances, contrives?by ftliat miracle whoshall say f?to carry on his literary abors, and who produces work alter work Indicating jevero study, laborious research, and, iu a certain ?enso, continual progress Id the sublime art of whose , terms he lias Mich unexampled command. It Is true ili.it ^niSbunte can count anting his numerous friends i tho-e who aro bis good angels, under ulu>-c lulluence be is another man; irritable and overoxc liable indeed, yet callable of arduous labors, and responsive to all Doi>le impulses. When with Ills mother lu the coun try?a woman beautiful, Intelligent and uoble?far from the distracting excitements of city li e, be is alwu\ s at Ins iHist; in his congenial home ho often remains lor months and it is most probably at such seasons of re- j p<>-o that Ins best work is accomplished. Tlio time has ' not yet con* tor a true and exhaustive criticism o ?wMtmilieM getnus and rapidly produced poems. 11 is ! the elinrm ol th?M brilliant Improvisations (many of j his poems are nothing more) been heightened l>v the I excesses and moroid excitability of an exceptional ! temperament? II is the true development ol Ills I genius been checked by the want or balance and fnr ni'iny of his own nature* This is an Interesting in quiry, and one which we can safely prophesy will occupy .?little army of the critlct of the future For a>>-ell, without entering into a di?cusMon el the sub ject, 1 incline to adopt the latter hypothesis. a tar* l"OKT. At present the praise bestowed upon SwmkuTM is ?nmewhat indiscriminate, and very naturally so, for his superb command of language, Ins unevimpl *d mastery of rhythms and metres, captivates and urn/. - Vet it cannot be dented that his intricate fugues and sym pbonios of word music are but too olti n merely word lnii-ic; uninformed by a corresponding intense life of I smdle thought; uninspired by a central, ail-pervading and contreliing sublime conception. I'hcre is much of bi? iKietry wbtuh eludes tboM.-ht; for my own |u?rt, at least, I I)nd It impossible to read it consecutively, or to rememlwr ? hat I rejd. The effect that it producc* it pre cisely that of a great deal ol merely sensuous nin-ic, j which ?< cks lo charm the ear without appealing to the soul - as ?on as its tingling vibrations hive ceased tney are forgotten. HIS SilKRt In his best works, however, .Swinburne frees himself from tins bewildering labyrinth, delirious with sweet but mindless melodies. "Atalanta InCalydou.'' that pure and polished gem, and the l>est of his "Sonfs" are Bo less chaste In expression lhau gocge.us; aro 1 nfcwcUod nith ihu imdva aud UfninoM i of fi great ponL Redundancy of word* ! render* "Bothwell" heavy aud. monotonous; is satiated with the pomp and fulness of the glow In/ ami Honing lino*, which apparently might flow on (braver without stop or stay; even In the "Krectheus,'1 a far greater poem than "BothweU," lam conscious of something of tho illusive inallty ol more word music to which 1 have referred. It is most probable that the lack of sustained thought and soverity of noble form discernible in his later poems, the violence and extravagance of opinion of noma of them, and sensuality of others, obnoxious to ao many of bis read er.-, hav<- been occasioned in a great measure by n laric of concentration Induced by his habits of life. What intellect, howevei brilliant, could enduro unimpaired tho excesses of w liich he la guilty ? In splt<-?f his de lects and follies Swtuburne has numerous and devoted friends; for he is sincere, enthusiastic aud allectionate, as well as extraordinarily gifted. AS AOKKKAIILK COJIl'AKISOX. To comment, although 111 tho most friendly Bpirlt, upon a tuan so one-sided aud unbalanced, in spite of his groat qualities, is not altogether an agreeable task. With far inore satisfaction I turn to ltuskiu, one of England's really great meu, who, beyond a doubt, has rendered art more true service than any living author, lliiskin has olten been, I bcllovo, In former years, accused of exceptional irritate lity, but time has solteiied his peculiarities and liarnionlzod his noblo character. Strangers, in sal file fence, so hardly Is ha pressed lijr a host of unknown admirers who, If ho al lowed himself to bo taken advantage of, would con sumo his time and strength, he is ofVu obliged to repel with a mask of iumfTerenco or h iiglity. reserve ; but among his friends noono Is more simple, gcutlo, aMtctionato, sympathetic and inspiring. Kuskin is an enormous worker, and has never been more intensely occupied thau at pro-sent. Professor of Art at Ox ford, h.? spends tho principal portion of Ins time In that grand old town, rich 111 all lofty associations, but makes frequent excursions to London and to his beau tiful country sea. He is bringlug out n complete edition ol his works, which It is now almost Impos sible to obtain at almost any cost; is engaged in a series of now works not vot announced to tho world, In tin' prepvratkm of which he is receiving the assistance of a number of laamed professors; he edits a paper bristling with aphorisms and technicalities, which, to the comprehension of a Philistine, would prove hard sayings, tho reason, perhaps, that ho reserves It lor private circulation among tho elite; ho delivers his Weekly lectures, and yet llnds tune to sow his laborious path with tho wayside blossoms, which arc an earnest to the public of tho greater works they will hereafter enjoy. KAHLV 1IOCK3. With this picturo of what he Is accomplishing one Is not surprised to learn that he rises at four o'clock in the morning, In tho wiuter makes his tire with his own hands,- and constantly pursues his various occupations with tho impassioned zeal which Is tho condition of the true development of genius. Ktiskiu is very wealthy and munificent In generosity. A largo portion of Ills lar^e income he spends yearly In charities?true chari ties wisely dispensed; as an instance, ho has Just given ?7,000 to a I mid wiiich is boing admirably organized for the bciietll of iinlortunate authors. A YOUXO AMERICAN AISTIST. In proof of Ruskm'S kindliness oj dispo sition and sympathetic nature I will refer to an opisodo in his life In which Americans should lie interested, since tln? heroine is a young American girl, destined to win lor herself, if tho promise of the present is fulilllcd, brilliant I llinois. Iiulm ite with an agreeable American family, who have resided* for many years in London, the distinguished author became specially interested in one of the children of tho household, a littlo girl of thirteen, whoso singular sweet ness of nature, talent and beauty have alre:dy, in her early youth, won for her singular privileges. Lai la was fond of drawing, and was taking lessons of the man who was ouco tho mas ter ol Kuskin himself?an old artist and in repute an admirable teacher?although hi! had failed to follow his great pupil in his profounder researches and to grasp his subtler methods of instruction. Kxautiuing tho studies of tho child, Ruskin was convinced that she hud talent of a high order, and was being misdirected, anil proi>osed himself to becomo her teacher. Ho gained the glad consent of her pareuts to his scheme, and suc ceeded with consummate tact in dismissing his owe former master aud the master of his pupil without ulleudmg his vanity or wounding his pride. And from that day the great mastor has been devoted to the young student, even now, ainld his multifarious em ployments, tiuding time to pay her a weekly visit and to send her several letters In tho course of tho week, discussing the subtlo mysteries and technicalities of art. in which sho has now become profoundly versed, for Lilla did not fail to inako tho utmost use of her raro opportunity. She is, Mr. Kuskin says, tho best pupil he has ever had, and he predicts tor her tho noble career of one ot the true disciples of high art to whom It Is given to be a master of ideal beauty. "Are you not proud ol her.ho said 011 his last visit to her mother, "for I am." Tno answer of the happy mother, or her feeling at least, can readily be Imagined. tbi ror ii.au. It is to this samo sweut Lalla th it Virginia Gabrlelle, now Mrs. Marsh, herself with a vein of genius so charming aud unique, has.dedicatod her beautiful bal lad, ??Only." With all tho advantages} and opportuni ties afforded by wealth and position, beautiful, Intel lectual, kind, gifted, her flower ot life has bloomed In tuo sunshine of a sereue suminor. Tho marvellous success of hor sweet inclpdies Is but one of many { proofs of how highly any utterance of genius is prized 1 which touches tho heart. It proves, also, what power 1 Is within tlio grasp of the artist who lixs the prlvilogo [ of cultivating his or her vein of inspiration in lreo dom. Her compositions command fabulous sums. For "Only" she received X.'ioo. This, with twoor three other ; littlo songs, brought t'ie composer a thousand guinoas, I besides a yearly royalty ainountiug to some hundreds of | pounds. Wishing to render a service to an artist iu whom she w is interested, aud who was in delicate ' health, Virginia Uabricllo presented hor with ( oue of her compositions. In a very short > tune this sweet woman died unexpectedly, and her moti.cr and sisters are now living in comfort upon the income derived from the gilt of the com- j poser. Pleasant must It bo, tho power of thus scatter ing benefit with as much ease ns tho siiu sheds light. ! Married to a mau of great ability and some political j distinction she lias been forced by her position Into tho I tnid-whlrl of social dissipation, but has not been , spoiled by it, Sho Is ono of the few who are in the j world without beiug of the world A short time since 1 this charming lady called upon Mrs. Ulaully when Kuskin was giving Lalla her lesson, and the interview ! was a memorable oue; for mind qiilckeniug iniud, aud genius gcuius, a conversation followed which was as the talk of gods. It was a pleasure to listen to Kus kin's unwonted outburts of eloquence, and Virginia Gnhricllo paid many a tribute to the groat art teacher, by which he must have been touched. For Instance, I she sud, "Do you know, Mr. Kuskin, that you havo ' l>eeu of no less bcueflt to composers than to painters? i My best eflforts wore inspired by my study of your ) works." Vou will allow that Lalla Is a happy chilu to havo secured the friendship and admiration of Virginia | flabrieilc and Mr, Kuskin. .Seeing her, knovviujr her, oue recalls the exquisite linos of tho Geruuu jmett? Da l>i*t wie vine liitimt*, >0 Imht mid nchon un?t rein; Jeli ?chaii' tlicn tin tiari Wchnmth Sctiltficlil mir iu1* Her* hinein. Mir tat, all ob let) the llan?!o Ant'* IInipt ?llr le*?*n m?IU\ Betriitl, ?1hm ilicli <*rii;ilt? So rt'in unti M'liuii un I huitL THE KEL8EY SUICIDE. Miss Llla Kelsey. whose sad death by her own bands was rocorued In yesterday's Hkhalu, was ?? ry well con nected In this city. Louis Watts, a well kunmi politl. cianofa few yeara ago, was her brother-in law, and she was related to Thomas Acton, termer president of the Hoard of Police. Coroner Woltman held an Inquest on the body yesterday morning uad a verdict of suicide was rendered by the Jury. No canae could be assigned for the act, as the young laily VH In very goud ctrcum atum es. Charles Kelsey. her brother, ruxtding In Itrooklyn. claimed the body and a permit ol burial was given, t he luncral is lo take place from the scene of 1 her death, No. lMMirand street, tomorrow morning, j and she will bo b-iried in Greenwood Cemetery. A RUNAWAY GIUL. Kllza Oilman, fourteen years old. of Pooghkeepsle, j was brongbt to the Nineteenth precinct station house 1 yesterday morning, wle re M.e stated that she had come j fTom hrr home on the lull past three A M. train for the pnrpo eof rinding her mother, 1A10 was at work in ibis city (la Hiv.'-itiMtioii it wa* ascertataed that she had I run aw.iy irom home llcr mother was noiiiw and 1 fti- was -? ot law a to l^iti^hkeeyMI ) cslarday morning , lit Hit; tare ui m tuuuui^r, I WINSLOW'S EXTRADITION. The Treaty Complication With Great Britain. SECRETARY FISH'S POSITION. Winslow Patiently Waiting His Discharge. AMEIlICAN TKEATT SIOUTH COMPLICATION WITH TUK GOVERNMENT OF OBKAT BllITAIN?8EC llETAltY IIHH'8 POSITION AS OFFICIALLY EX 1'HESSEU FROM WASHINGTON?THE ASHBOtt ToN TI1KATT ABBOGATION?WINSLOW WAITING Ills DlSCHABGE. Umdm, April 27, 1S7& A Iteuter's telegram, appearing In tho London papers tins morning. reier- to a despatch Heiit by Mr. l'1-h respecting the extradition of Wiuslow, who is villi In custody lor alleged forgery, but will l>? released on the 13tli ol May, unless an understanding between the two governments In In tho meantime arrived at. The despatch referred to was delivered at tho Koroign Office on or about Saturday, Ihe 22d. but up reply lias yet been made to It, owlug lo a domestic alllictiou in the household ol l.ord Derby. TilK AMKKICAN POSITION. As far as ran be learned, the I'mled Stales govern ment firmly adheres to the treaty of IK-1'J, while tho British government maintains that tho provisions of the treaty have becu superseded by an act ol Parlia ment pu.-sed ou tho 9th of August, 1870, by vlrtuo of which it is held that? A fugilivo criminal shall not be surrendered to a foreign State unless provision is made by iho law ol' that State, or by arrangement, that the fugitive shall not, until ho has been restore I or had an opportunity of re turning lo Uur Majesty's dominions, be detained or I tried in that foreign Stute tor any offence commuted j prior to his surrender oilier than the extradition crime | proved by the facts on which the surrender is ! grounded. KMiLISII KKASONS POK It KIT SI Mi TO (1IVK I'P WINSLOW. On this, which is contained iu section 3. subsection 2, of the act referred to, the British government rest their argument and refuso the oxlrodlliou ol Winslow. The name act ol Parliament, however, holds (seclloli t?) that, '* wlieu a fugitive crimlual is brought belore Ihe police magistrate, the magistrate hits the gamo Jurisdic tion and powers, as near as may be, as it the prisoner wore brought before him charged with an lndictablo oMencu committed In Knglaud;" and In the following paragraph (10) It Is provided that? If the foreign warrant authorizing tho arrest \w duly authenticated and audi evidence produced as (subject to thu provisions of this act) would, according lo the law of Kngland, Justify his coininitiul in England, the magistrate shall commit him to prison, but oilier wise shall order him to be discharged. This evidence has been furnished by tho United States authorities. Tho Secretary ol tho American Legation has appeared at How strout ou several occa sions to aiithcuiicato the warraut and the proceedings auainst Wiuslow, but tho Attorney General, Sir Johu llolkcn, slops in and points lo tho act and argues that tho provisions of this ' ACT OF AUtSPST, 1S70, overrides treaty slipul-ilious. Ho forgets, tmwever, that in this very same act, the aid of which ho Invokes to liberate tho prisoner. Is another provision, which reads as lollows:? Section 27.?The acts specified lu the third schedule to this ucl arc hereby ropealed as to the whole of Her Maiesiy's dominions, and this act, with tho exception ol anything contained in tl which is Inconsistent with the treaties referred to in ihe acts so repealed, shall ap ply, as regards crimes committed oilbet before or alter Ihe passing of tills net, in the case of foreign Stato; with which tlioso treaties aro madu. In the same man lier as if un order in Couucil referring to such treaties had t>een tnado iu pursuanco ol this act, and as if such order had directed that every law an I ordinance which Is iu force in any British possissiou with respect to such treaties should have cllcct as part of this act. TUK P4UI.IAHKVr.UlV I.AW ON Til* SlIUKCT. This dourly shows that, whatever thu act of Parlia ment provided for lo the contrary, the troaly stipula tions with the I'mted Slates hold good, and the honor of Kngland as well as that of the United States is in volved In tho maintenance ol the stipulations rolerrod to This seems to bo fully recognized by the Foreign Olllce, and it does not appear thai Irotn It I.ord Derby has emanated any objection to tho surrender of Wlus low, Krotn thu Inlormation 1 can gather, tho sus picion lurks in my mind that otner"motives lie at tho bottom of this refusal. Iho extradition of Law renco has often been commented on as hav ing been precipitate. Lawrence, arguo tome London lawyers, was not n forger, but snnplv a smuggler. Many persons in Liverpool and other large commercial centres of Knglaud are implicitcd In this and similar smuggling transactions. It is surmised thai the Iniluonce of these parties was brought to bear on the preseui case. Tlicro are, of cour.-e, no pn of* wherewithal lo substantiate ray suspicion, but ftoui all I can learn I h ive no doubt thai the wealth and iuflu ence of mituo mercantile men aro secretly at work to raise the ]K>inl as to the validity or tiiksr treaty htipi-latio.xs. However that may bo, it is iuicresling to i cier to tho fact thai prior to the passing of tho act of Parliament of 1870 a Parliamentary committee had inquired into iho working ol extradition trusties. Iteloio that commit tee, in Juno, ISdS, tho Hon. Kduiond Hammond gave important cv.Ounce, and in answer to a question put to him, mado the following statement:? Wo ndmit in this country (England) that if a man la bond JUie trlod lor tho otlAco lor which ho was given up there is nothing to prevent his being subsequently triod far another ollouce, either antecedently commit tod or nol. Till* reply was given on reference bolug made to a per son who was extradited on a chargo of rubbery commit tod on board tbo steamor 1'hilo l'arsous, hut on which the jury disagreed, inasmuch as tho prisoner had boon act ing under a commission or thu Confederate authorities. In pursuauco of tho tame Inquiry, Mr. Kichard Mullens, who had been at that period solicitor to tho Association of Bankers agiinst Frauds, and still holds that outre, and than whom no higher authority on the subject could ha found, tu ruplv to tho following question put to him by the late Mr. Mill AN AUTHORITY" OX THE SUBJECT. "As I understand it. the treaty with America would not prevent ottr trying a man for a dif lercut offilie Irotn that for which ho had boon given up*" replied, "It would not; there it> no Kiipulaiion tb.it he should not be tried lor any othor offence." To a subsequent question put l>y Mr. Mill, as fol lows:? ??Would you wish to extend that stato ol things to foreign countries!1" Mr. Mullens emphatically replied, ?'With regard to America I never found any diflfculty about It, but kihuo I have beard the question discussed In thl!< room 1 begin to think a little more about it, and with regard to the continent of Kuropj. it might be iiooossaty that there should lie some stipulations as to what should happen to a man if lie wore acquitted of tho crime with which ho was charged under the ox tradition treaty." It appcara tolerably clear from tbo forogoing thai Mr. Mullens referred to political prisoners and had not tu his mind tho possibility of extraditing polltlc.il prlj cuers II demanded by tho United States. A FltKXCII CASK. I may add that tbo view taken by the Cnitod States Is not only stirred by tho Foreign Ollice oiliclala (at lo.ist, so far as 1 can learn 1 Hud that to be tbo case), | but the Interpretation which the act has rocolvou is j ev p confirmed, directly and indirectly, by the Queen's ' liencb Division of tho iligh Court ol Justice In the c;is? I ot Bouvior. .Subsequently to the passing of the act an j assurance bad been given by tbo consular authorities i that the prisoner in France wit? never tried but (or the ? offence under which be \? is extradited. The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Alexander Cockburn. said that even If that wero uot so ther<? was nothing th it would prevent the French government from doiug so. Thus the matter stands. and, as stated above, If no understanding la come to on or before the 3d of May Winslow will bo liberated. rn? LAWUKNCE ISC1HEXT, above referred to, Is not tbeonly one which has evoked < aympathy lu lavor ot Winslow. There are several points ol detail connected with his capture which, it is thought by Kaglishtaen, are open to objection. It la argued that the American Consul at Rotterdam not only prejudged the case ol ft inslow, but bolleved Mrs. Winslow to be implicated in the alleged fTauda. If all be true that Is reported In reference to the action of this Con-ul, it will be necessary lor Mr Fish to inatt? tute an luvustigattott. I'd KM) COVMl.trft. Little ii t.?id about the Winslow affair id any of tho , London pipers, but some of the provincial journals have ukca It up. One of the Utter remarks:? A Tory government h w never proved Irtendly toward .\in' i .c;i. It Was a lory government that M us thn Nortli American colonies, and wu cannot expect that a government which creates emperor* and empresses ?should bear friendly feeling toward a republic. Tho i'all Mail 6asrtte of the 2r>tli Inst. bays:? A telegram from Washington announces that "Mr. Fish has soul a strong protest against the action of tbe Kugllsh government regarding Winslow* extradition, which prohahly roached Lord Derby to day." Mr. Fish "pretexts too'much." Protests, however strong, are quito thrown away in matters of ihis kind, and It is astonish inthat a member of tho administration of a country in which tbe Judiciary exercise an even greater control over the action of the Executive than in our own should fail to sec tho futility of uddrenaiu^ these protests to au Knglish loroign secretary. The question lias (muis U altogotbor out of tho range ot diplomatic action, and must remain out.-ido it so long as the Washington Cabinet main tain their present attitude. Lord Derby and tbe rest of Her Majesty'* government are as much bound by tho terms of tho Extradition act of 1870 as auy pri vate citizen among us; and that statute, as couslrued by the legal advisers of the Crown,' clearly forbids tho government accediug to Mr. Fish's solicitations for an unconditional surrender of the prisoner Wlnslow. There can be no doubt, wo Imagine, that even If tho government were to accede to those solicitations and consent to Winslow's extradition wltliou*. terms, he might still be brought up by habeas oorpus, and if tho court took the same view of the act as tho law officers, it would be 1 round to prevent his extradition. And that they would take tbe view of the law officer* there seems to us to be no possibility of doubting upon tho plum meaning of the terms ol tho siction rcluttn . to the case. WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE. JOHN BRIOIIT'S 8PKECH ON THE PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION OP PEM ALL VOTING?ARE THE "MEN TYRANTS" AND THE " WOMEN SLAVES?" During tho debate iu tho Houso of Commons on tho above subject, on April -.'0, Mr. John Bright rose amid loud chi'crs and said:? 1 need hardly tell yon, sir, that it is with extreme re luetanco that uke part in this debate:but?am somewhat peculiarly cir. unistaiicod with regaul to this question. Iu the )ear 1m)7, when Mr. Stuart Mill fir.! made a proposition liko that contained in thta bdlh0 House, 1 was ,,?e ol those who west with liin, into io lobbj. '?> Ir'a autobiography ho rulers to this fact umt he saya that I was one Sr those who ?Wr'"?n M''"""?'<l I" 'he House, (rut that Iho nhii1 o "r^ument in his lavor was so great that 1 was obliged to go with him into the lohbv. I can verv hon ,lh'a 10 w "-ntirolv mistaken in that sfutemen" Though I did vote win, him, 1 voted under extreme doUlit, and Inr more irom Htnputhy with him lor whom ii many respects and on many grounds I had J. ?r?2 mliiiiiatiou than 1 ctr tin* proposition uiiii %ui>i<>i i theuUlentifled. But If TC'Uoibw Ih^^I may that those doubts have been only confirmed hv tin' fur uo?n uoTheUo,::n"?'1 hr beoi ubi? * ??VZ. lion. The lull scorns to me based upon u iiroi.o~.ufnn wh^h is nutciwble ("Hear, hoar 1") and which, 1 think tfiin! i^ ""Ivorsal experience. (Cheers.| Lisa bill based upon au assumed hostility between the sexes. ?'Hear, hear'") Now I don't believe that any man in this house entertalus that view (-Hoar, hear"'! but ? honorable members were accustomed to 'hctrtho d^^HUie'y bSd had,,iifr0"l0l0r8 ?f U,U bl" 0111 01 ? llaJ '""1 tho opportunity 1 havo had of familiar conversation with tho promoters of tho measure with regard to this question, I ,h!nk they would admit tnat tho bill as offered to us is a bill baled upon an assumed, constant and Irreconcilable^h!wS between tho two sexes. (-Hear hear "i Tn? r ,>?*'?? ?.???:: M tunic in the lowest ae| ths of elaverv Those are words which are actually made nL the bill /""hw 'p0?8 "o? ar? tho rfinclfrixl promoters of the bill ( hoar, hear") and mind you this is not said nf f",h"h i,ul'0"9? 1,1,1 il is a?ld of men in this civilised and Ciirlstlan country in which wo live. ("Hear hearl"! If we look at the men of this country What strike* ?. more than anything else? That at th s moment th?? are hundreds of thousands, aye, millions ?f m n Hmir,Mh.UR c.?,nfur'' suffering hardships, confronting difficulties In every shapo ami form, for what*? why, for the sake of securing tho comfort and And "vet" U ET^h"1"1 cl"IUr?n- (General cheery Aim >et it fs of these men that th's lari"nn,-.. .i made ute or by tho chief promoters or this bill. i? u H i ^*ar' ' ,s th" object or the measure? hit not to enable women to dolcud thoniselves suaidst al'Hrhamentornieti; and the facts which are brou.^ht forward in Its fa\or, are they not of the flimsiest <? h?, acter ? The quostlon bus beenratsed as to the inius-" tko of tho Jaw* which alluct the projioi ty of married women, but is there no Injustice In thetaws of tb2 country allectlng the property of men t HavS vou ice? sons no cause to complain f ("Hear, heart >j if a man to^fKK) ooo t'1 i0ttVI?f ^ property, atnounluig to if00,COO, who does it go to? Why to the line 'y,KaC,"l7,t ?f b,r,h- happens to bo tho tldrst.to tbe exclusion ot the younger children Tltm surely is a grievance, and a great one greater in i > toinyiiniid than any one which has been ur."d m l?\ or ol the mca.?ure belore the Houm;. Theso inttter* may not in reality affect the question il u.k, i , they undoubtedly have a bearing upon ,L No"hmg can bo more tnonsirous and absurd than to place women who are our mothers, our sis ers or our daughters, whoso whole existence is wrapt u? in our own. who are near and dear to our hc.irt&?m a separate class, and K is a hciiw!alni< ? and odlou. libel to fc.y that tbey ?r0 a soparuto j|u,3 and that they are, therelore, excluded Irorn our svnin r tliieii. and that Parliament caunot and will not do Jus n?v Vk ? 10 1 ',U- ,LouJ c,M>crs ) 1 <lo not be leve that women stiller by not being rep,esente.l m larliaiiient, and I do not believe it would U-an ad- 1 vantage to them if they were so represented. (''Hear ' hear' ') By this bill It is said that someth niThka JOO.OOOor <0il,0ti0 votes will be placed on tho register? that Is, about IS per eent of the present constituency n IM r. "la8!'ru ""eul">nul|y excludes by far the groit- ' est Portion of women w ho muy bo said to be specially qualified to exercise thn franchise?I menu married women. ("Hear, bear! ') II th., bill pa<ses w??l be Iho quostiou asked iu tins HoUhev We shall have givon votes to young women who aro "'"r1r'e<!> "n<l to old widows, and we shall f, , # Wi ' not "10 samo toward the others 1* Why should married women directly they .camo out of mo church or ihe chapel lose their nrivu legem this respect* Is It a lair thing y I (unmarried women aro qualiiied why should married women bo disqualified r " (-Hear, hoarl", We Lu'o/r'hl the promoters of the bill these questions, and wot ate .right to demand that an answer should" Vron u? ( Hoar. hear. ) If we are to adopt this bill let us knojy how far wo are going and to what it tends l have a hnt'Pt!!'y{ I"? l?f? kn"w^ *'"h a Wide suarage we irT hkei'y i?Vh?i.?r0 P-lt'ntf 10 HOa whal w' al!lt'r wo are likely to have, and to what haven w? am bound. ("Hear, hoarl") Tho honorable member lor Lincolnshire alluded to tho doublo vote?ono for tho hushend and on? for tho wife. If they wore agreed It would make no difference la the el?Z tion, but if they were not it would producu tho great est discord in latnllies, and, as generally the daughters ?hni.M .. i'? r,,thcr ul"' thc bov? *Hh the mother, wo should produco an amount of unbapi.iucss fun,lies wliii.h cannot f^ist ibly arlae under the present system There are, perhaps, fow members of tins Houso who can look back upon their eleciioneoring experiences without regret, and some, I fear, without humiliation. Which m 10 ,n,ro<luco ,l" the excitement which soems attendant ou eloclion contests, not 2?. f,. -h country but in the United HUlts and in France-as wo havo lately seen? to domestic life? I dou I hav women uro more luo'e to bo overcome by these Influence than we are ourselves, but so far as municipal contests are concerned, scenes took place in certain boroughs I could name and great drunkenness prevailed among Women owing to the f^ct ol opportunities being ii Horded during the elections which would not havo been oilered oxcept during the eoutlauanca <?l a tlcrco political contest. Of ouo thing there Is no doubt tho influence or priest, parson and minister will be greatly increased ir this nud similar measures are passed*. ( car. hear ) I recollect lest year dikcussmg this lull Willi a geu I Ionian who was a forinor member or I'arlia mmt and who represented an Irish couxtltuency ami he said that In C.thollc Ireland the woin,'..'/'v,,u! liii?lit lH>aU\.t>s taken to be the priest's. ("Hear he ir'" and "No, no! ?) Well. I g,ve on the authority nf a member who represented Ireland ami who wus at leust e<|Ually ablo on a matter of tin* kind to give an opiuion as any English or lri?li ?.'' "J:r, ,tu present House of Commons. Wo aie asked to make this great change in order to arm the women of this country against the men-to s. i them against their lathers, their huid.ands, their brothers and their sons. To mo tho idea is ?trau-o and monstrous, mid in my opinion a more baseless ease was_nevcr submitted to the House of Commons. ( IK?r. bear ) 1 cannot, however, believe I'arlia. mcnt will bo so unwise; so lar as I am concerned tho difficulties ol the subject become stronger and stronger tho more I have considered them, and, iiotwitlistaiid that many or those I respect ami love are im,.r estcd in tho mailer. 1 am obliged to give iuv veto against the honorable and learnod member lor Marvle bono. (Cbcers.) DliOOKLYN FIRES. A lire occurred at a late honr on Saturday night on tho third floor of tho boardlug houtc or Wis. Parker, corner of Washington and Concord streets, canted by a kerosene lamp tailing from a bracket. Damage about fftO; no Itsurancc. At an early hour yesterday morning a tire was dis covered in the picture frame store ol Isaac Dubeliky, No. Bridge street, Brooklyn. The building and stock were damaged to inc extent ol I'JlrO; fully In sured. Cause of lire unknown. ROUGHLY TREATED. Frederick Rogers, while walking along Crabrni ave nue. Williamsburg, yesterday morning, was assaulted, near Stagg street, by John Wolfort. The lutler, with out a word, struck Rogers on tho t? ini U< with some blunt instrument, felling him to the ground jinl n.ili. t Ing an ugl> gash. Woliert, ou beuig arrested, deu:ed that ho had douo anything but defend tnmsoll. ALLEGED ARSON. Shortly before midnight ol Saturdty Owen Daily, who owns a blacksmith shop on Klu-hing av. nue, near Wythe avenue, Itrookly n, saw two men trying to *ut his place on Ore. They piled shavings apmnst Ihe shop and poared kerosene oil over Ihetn. They then Ignited the combustible material and fled. Yesterday John Dobsnn was arrested on suspicion of being one el the inovndiaries. lie U held to await examination. I JOSS TWEED. The Great Fugitive at a Saw Mill in the Wilds of Canada. STORY OF HIS LIFE BORING THE WINTER. Uow the Natives Were Deceived by a Mute Old Gray Haired Man. THE DETECTIVES OK THE TllAIL. A Ducking in the Sound and a Narrow Escape From Capture. Midland, on Georgian Hay. May 4, 187G. The people of ibis country liavo been sturilcd by tho Information tbut a party of three men, one of whom iJ, without doubt, llio uotorlous William M. Tweed, of New York, hod spent tbe winter on the Muskoka River, about thirty miles from here aud about 11*1 miles liotn Toronto, the capital of Ontario. I bo de scription given exactly mils that of the "Bow, 1 and the reliability of the purtles from whom the following information has been gleaned loaves no doubt tbut ft is correct, and that Canada, up lo last Friday, Had been the hiding place of tbe great fugilivo froin Sew York Justice. To mako the mass ol information aud rumors current in this vicinity intelligible to the read eis of the Hlkalo it is necessary for your correspond ent to detail the facts which liavu caused the people in this vicinity, and tnoro important of all, two New York detectives, who have been here lor two weeks past, to believe that Tweed wus iu Canada up to Friday last. About 100 miles north ol Toronto is the free grant TKKUITORY OF NIKKOKA, called af.er a lako nnd river of that nunc sltua'od within the district. Mur koku Lake is about twouty-tlve miles east of Georgian Hay, and conuccted with that water by Muskoka River. The wholo district ts noted for its lino lakes, rocks Mtul trout streams, and is only ktiowu to the few settlers who are located therein and the adventurous sportsman or angler, one of the lattor being t rank Hallcck, who spent a season fishing in its Stream*. A new railroad touches ouo cornor of the district, but tho rest of it is very poorly supplied wliii roads, tho greater portion ol tho tralllc being carrlcd on tho waters iu summer. In winter tho people aro practically shut out from the outei-world and. owing to ttieir scattered position and tho deep snow, even from one another. For weeks at a time nolghbor does not seo neighbor. Tho wildest part of tho wholo district is along tho Muskoka River, from tho Georgian Hay up for a dis tance of ten miles. Tho banks aro or have been cov ered with ptno nnd huge bowlders. Through this lo cality It is'almost Impossible to get In w Intel time. About six miles from tho mouth or the river is Parks' saw mill, near which tho "Hofcs" has found A SAFK IIA VIX from tho torments of New York Jails and the ofllcera of justice. Tho mill, owing to depression in tho lumber trade, was closcd most of last summer and nil winter. Within it there aro four run of saws, 'which, when going, employ a consldcraolo number of men, for whoso accommodation a largo framn boarding houso Is standing near by. About fifty yards from this and on tho bank of tho rlvor is a cottage, occupied when the mill Is running oy Mr. Parks, his manager, foreman and housekeeper. There aro also a few shanties arouud the mill, inhabited by the hands who aro married. At tho closo of last fall onlv threo families lived around the mill in these shanties, the boarding house being closed aud tho cot tage teuaulloss. Tho mill is accessible during naviga tion to small steamers and barges, but during winter only once or twice In tho six month* can it be reached from the Colontualiou road. The only way In w hich travelling can be done from the mill in winter ts dowu tlio river and then go n?rtlf*-you cannot go south?on the icoof Uoorgun Hay; but this only takes you to a msro inhospitable section than Muskoka. Having do scriuod tho country aud its location, now conic* 1 UK APVKXT OF THti "BOH*." < Toward the end of last November, when navigation had cloned ou the (ieorglau Hay and all tho boats on mat water had laid up tor tho wiuior, two uieu nrnvod at Owen Sound, the leadlug port on iho bay, and pur chased a large stock of provisions, which wore deliv ered on tbo wharf the same allernoon. Before night tbu small screw steamer Okondra (Inulau for rock etm), 1 which had gono into winter ?pi?rtors, was seen gettiug j up steam, but iheso circumstance* at the time only re I ceivod passing notice. Iu the morning she was gone, | aud so wero tbe boxes and barrels of provisions tuiit had boon purchased tho day before, as woll as the two men who had bought them. Tho Okondra, tt has now been learned from in quiries at l'res?|tt Islo lighthouse, on tbo Owen hound, called there on tbut samo night and took on board a party of three, consisting ol a very stout old man, with longish gray hair, and two other*, one bo iug about twenty Ave and his coupauiou not less than lorty years. This I'resqu lslo is a barren beach, with ouly a couple of houses and a trading post. Tho parly of ihreo bad only reached Presqu lslo before the bout arrived, aud they were conducted to it, according to tho description gncu by tho lighthouse keeper, by tho two men who had been In Owen Sound a few hours before. How tho nieu reached Prosqu Islo has not? i yet been learned. Tho men ou board tho Okoudra 1 at once steamed away, got out In tho bay and was not | scon till she returned to Owen Sound two days aft r ward. Where she went Is now diacovoiod. Having i left Prcsquo lslo she crossed tbe bay. going south of | Christian Island, and Irom that to the mouth of tho ! Muskoka River, up which she ascended as ar as tho landing at Park's mill Tho boat was met at tbo wharf by Park, who has business connections in tbo Roches ter and Albany lumber markets. Ho had Dot been at tho mill for months till this day, nnd had reached it by the Colonization toad from Uravenhurst, tno ternii- I n'us of tho railway. He tohl tho throo families residing | at the mills that he had leased them to Mr. It van. I who Is now identified as tho elder of ttio two men wtio had boarded the Okundtaat Prosquc Isle aloug with tbo , stout old gentleman. Ryan, shortly after tits arrival \ and tho unloading of the packages of provisions, t?ld , the Chambers and tho other two families th^l they I could uiovu their etlects into the boarding house, on | I condition that they continued to keep au eyo ou tho 1 null as they had done for Parks. He also told them 1 i that htiusell, tbe old gentleman, his father, and the | young man. In* nephew, would live in tho cottage for i the winter, and that they had brought enough provi sions to last till spring, when the mill would start nn. , i and whon a boat load of hands and necessaries would | ?arrive. "Tho natives" wero astonished at these an nouncements. hut as they were prjinlse.1 assistance now, and work in the spring, they were rather pleased at their new visitors. Tho okondra loU that afternoon, , | taking with her the two ineu who hail engaged her at , Owen Sound, which port sho reached on tlio second day niter her departure from it. At the mill tho throo families moved into tho boarding house, and assisted ] Ryan and tho youug inuu to iintko the cottago I more comfortable. Another stove was taken from tho ; ! boarding house, the doors and windows were closed and oilier small Imi roveinenU" carried out. Tho cottage was tolerably well furnished. Including lour hods, two cf which we're used. The aiternoon alter their arrival Ryan told tho three men that his futher had had a par alytic stroko, and had lost thk rowan of sfiwcii. He (tho old man) soemed perfectly healthy, aud wa* , alwavs walking round, carrying a large stick. I he : young man, Henry, did all the cooking except bakmg. MM' bread being lurnishoil by .Mrs. Chambers. The men supplied wood, did tbo chores, and were frequently i employed in shovelling a walk lor the old in in. who daily looiMJxercise. Mrs. Chambers same every day to do up tne beds, tbe house being open to her only at | staled tmil * and excluded to the rest. The nearest in habited house was seven miles back, and at tho | I request of Jlyan neither Chambers nor his com* I pan ions visited it, though they onco or twicu met its occutiant in the woods. but told him nothing of the residents of tbe cottage. Thln/s went on iu ibs quiet manner ail winter. and wore only disturbed once by Mrs Chambers telling licr husband that she was almo*t certain that she h id heard the old j gentleman ill conversation with Henry. Hut the two ! kept it to them selves, and everything passed ou quietly till last woek. when the following STAHTI.IiKI KVkSTS took place:?-tin Monday last, tbe ;Mih of April, the two men, who hail engaged the Okon.lra la. I lall, suddenly reappeared ill tlwcu Sound. The lee had not all gono out ol I lie sound, but tbe Okondra was, on the next day (Tue.?lny), >lnder steam and ploughing her way through tbe broken ice out ol the liarlior. I he two meu were accompanied by (our en ire strangers to the Captain, and. ss be lore. a large quantity of provisions were taken on at Owen Sound. ou Tuesday night, or, rather. Wednesday morning, after great difficulty in breaking the Ice, tho ok< ndra startled tho tohaldtaiila of the cottage and boarding houso oy her whistle. Ityaii and Henry, soon followed by tho ol?l man and the three men ol the largo house, were ut the dock, whe'o tbe six strangers on the boat warmly shook hands with tlie iliri e of the rentage, they pay nig especial attention to the old man who was ooabi- to answer, though ho could hear their greetings. Fr?M Information givou to .Ityan by the tvo men who had engaged the \ boat It was decided to pass dov.ti iho river tho nest day, ai.d tho three men ol the mill were given lo understand they ft he whulo parly) were going on the bo.il up the bay, to lns|>e<.l the timber limits. Hut the t.aptaiB said the bay would not be li ivig ible farther north lor at least two or threo days it was decided lo remain nt tho mill; but during that time steam was constantly kept up in the Okondra. and one of the eight men. who now found accommodation with the ok! man at the collage, wa? continually in the neighborhood ol the mil that W to (ha Colonization road. On Friday two man, who now turn out to ba ORKTITM, arrived bero (Midland), aud, engaging a guide, at ones set out lor 1'arka' mill, thay seeming to Icuow consider able about Ik Crossing tbe Midland Hay they rcached the Muskoka shore, and on Saturday after noon the trail that led from the Colonization road Into the mill. Tbcir approach was unnoticed till tliey were almost on the cottage, whon a sco!io on sued which ta beyond description. The !>? at. still with full steam ou. was In the middle of the river owing to the pack lea alone the dock. The "Boss," for ibQch be now la without doubt, whs on shore with four of hi* companions, the rest beiug on board tba l*>ai. Kyai> first saw the detectives and their guld< aud gave the alarm. The old man, Kyan. and th? three others rue lor the shore, and tho Hobs, Kyan and Henry took the largest bout and the othor two another alongside. Those on the boat saw the rac? aud at o ice the four men took up posltioua on th* upper deck of tho Okondra, every one ol thorn UKA W I Mi A LAKliK IIKVOLVSIc. Tho *'Bos>," Kyan and Henry atupped the large boat Into ths clear water and Immediately got in her, but not before the detectives had almost reached tbetn. Moautiiue tba Okondra drow nearer tho boat containing the "Uo&s,' and the meu on board shouteu to tho de tcctivea that they advunoed at their ponl. But before the two row boats reached tho Okondra a large pieco of ice aud the smaller boat struck the one containing tba ??Hows," Kyan and Henry. She Immediately tilled and sink to the bottom?not more than throo teat, but au? licleut to give tbe three A VCCIIW AID CHILL. The natives on slioro wcro dumbfouuded to bear ths old man, whom they rogarded as deal, calllug loudly for help, which soon arrived in the Okondra seudlng her boat alongside and pulling the three men out. The old man al.-o lost his hat and his long gray hair in th* struggle, which further astonished Chambers and bla companions Shots were interchanged between tba detectives and the men ou tho boat, but no one it known to have beeu hurl. The detectives, iindmg tearful odds and a strong determination against them, soon retired to safer quarter*. The boat al ooe.o steamoii down tho river, followed at a convenient distauce by Chambers mid the two detco lives in ouo boat aud two of tho mill hands in another. The men who bad been wet by tho accidcut were noi seen again, but the rest, with their revolver*, occupied the stern ol the Nisi. lu about au hour the mouth m the river was reached, aud the (>e<>rgiun Hay being cleai ol ico the Okondra look the channel whiuli leads to th< north and away from Own Sound and Midland. Th? detectives could not proceed lurthor. and. along will) their companion*, left t'io boats and trudged hack to the mill. Though tticy appeared disheartened they sa.d tliey HAD TltACKRfl *111 t-.!K IIIX and would soon catch him. Tiie detectives gained all the iniormation they could from' the mill bands and at onco returned here, urriviug on Monday. lu the meantime the greutest excitement prevailed In Owen !-otiud owing to the alienee of tho Okondra, she on Tuesday having been a week gono and no one knew of her whereabouts. A lugboit set out in search of her ou Sunday and on Monday reached Park's I.uudiiic, having been led to that point by a track through the Ice und the coal soot and ashes found 111 places ou tbe lloatiug ico In that part of the bay. At the mill the tug captain learned the above details, and knowing that no accident hail occurred to,tho Okondra, lie at ouco returned to Owen Sound, where lus news produced greater excltemont than the reported loss of the Okondra. The detuctives, as soon as they returned to Midland, took the train for Toronto, anil have not slnco been heard of, the prevailing opinion beiug that they wont for assistance. WHKKK TUB UKOXDRA HAS OOSK is exciting attention und surmises. The Ucorglan Bay being clear, she could reach I.uke Huron or by this time l.nke Superior. What is known as tho norih shore of Georgian Bay is dottVd with islands, among which tba boat could hide lor duys aud weeks without detection. From the Georgian Hay she could reach tne north shore of Lako Superior by passing through Lake Huron and the Sault St<. Marie Caual; but this would subject her lo entering tho Jurisdiction 01 the United States, A CHILD OF ROMANCE. a flcnooii girl elopes with her boom mate s BETROTHED?TWO DESERTED LOVERS?A MAY ING TARTY THAT NEARLY ENDED IN k TBAOEDY?SAVED FROM SUICIDE. Ei.drku, Pa., Mny 0, 1870. Anions Ibo young pooplo ol tno best circles ol Kldred 'Blossio'' Cooktou, aged sixteen, adopted daughter of Jeromo Cooktou, o rich farmer, was an acknowledged loader. She recoutly returned homo from a Philadel phia boarding ?chool, whoro she hud been a pupil for lour years, making occasional v sits home. On ono of ihoso visits, about a year ago, sho met Alva Kvaua, tho gun of aa iroa founder, of London, Canada. He w?f visiting thU section with a parly or othor young ?ne? lor tlio purpose of trout tUliing. Kvaua fell In lovo with Miss Cooktou. Tho rosult was that a correspond? enco was openod and kept up between tho two and a morriago ilzed upon, to bocousumtnated when Miss "Blossie" should have reached tho aijo of oightoen. The roominato and "particular Iriond" of the young lady at achool was Franees Peters, of Fotersvillo,.N. Y. She was twoyearsthoaeuiorot "Blcsale," aud left school some time bolore tho latter. Miss Poters is a bloado cxceodiugly gt Motive, and ot a dashing and reck leas nature. At the hou?e ol a friond In Philadelphia sho met Isaac Dell, a youug man, represented to be of ao old lamily aud wealthy, Tho yooug people forme 1 as utlachment for eooii other?at least Miaa Potera loll deeply In lovo with Uoll. As her parents bad otfUl matrimonial prospects marked out for her at home sh< kept her acquaintance with young Bell A SKCRKT Irom them, but. It seems, promised to marry him at gome futuro day. Not being ablo to have ner lover visit her at homo ilisa Petors made an arrangement with Miss Cookton by which she was to pay the Utter a visit, when Mr. Boll was to go also and stay a lew days. To add to the completeness of the arrangement "liiessle" wrote to her Canadian betrothed and ho wai to join tho risuiug party. IIims return came to Kidred about the middloof April, nnd iu a few davs tbereulter Isaac Boll made his ap pearance. Miss '"Blessie" liked him Irom the lirst. It was ueor the latter part ol April beloro Mr. Evans caino from Canada. During tho two weeks that had olapacd siuco the coming of Mr. Bell Miss Cookiou had traustorred her olfactions 10 herlrieud's betrothed, and his lovo toward MUa Pot rs had visibly growu cold. It did not tako tho jealous eye ol Mu* I'otera and tho young Canadian loug to iiotico tho change, as il affected theiu respectively, hut they hail no idea that il was anythlug more than a temporary llirtation. On thf arrival of young Mr. Kvaua "Bl:;s?le" planned A MAY DAY PARTY for an excursion to tho luoumaiiis. On Wednesday morning tho party started, iu accordance with previous airaugemeiits, Mias Cooktou and Mr. Kvans in otic car nage and the visiting couple in another. On reaching the woods the party btroilod at raudoin. They natu rally got somewhat separated; hut while Miss i'eti-rs and tho Canadian were always in halloolug distance of eaeh othor it seetnod that tho other couple strolled further away. Tho occasion poemod to bo ono ot no pleasure to Kvans arid Miss Poters, an<l I hey, alter an hour or so, mot near tlio edge of the woods and sat down to wait the return ol the other couple. They mil there talking lor an hour or more, and as there waa yet uo sigu ol either Bell or Mhs Cooktou both Kvans and Miss Peters betrayed evi dence of uneasiness and alarm. The Canadian told bii companion to remain In her seat, and ho would walk back over tho hill and look for "Blessle," as he wai fearful she had lost her way. He was absent a long time, aud Anally returned, looking pale aud anxious. He had seen nothing of either of tho missing youn| folks. Miss Peters wis UHKATLY AUITATICD over tho result ol his search, but neither sho noi Kvans at that time entertained tho slightest suspicion that the prolonged absence of tho two was by design or that they were together. Tbey returned to the I arm house where tho carriago hud boen left, in order to give an alarm and have a thorough search modo. They found that tho conveyance in which Kvans and "BIcsKic^had come was gone. For the lirst lime A TO.tlllliLK SCSMCIOX CUOSSKU TIIKIR HI*US. A larmcr told them that a young man ana a young woman bad coiuo oil the mountain about noon, aud gutting Into tho carriage had driven rapidly oil In the direction Of Mlnol station. Kvaua would uoi believe that tho conduct or " Htousle and Belt was any tiling luoro than a girlish prank, and was confident that they Would llnd them at horns. On reaching the farm they lound they wero still absent. Mi-* Peters hiuiuaed to her room to hide Iter emotion. In a tew minutM ah* sought and l011?'1 kvana J in the yard, and placed a nolo In his hand. Il read as follows. , I>kvk Framk-So mently do I love Mr. Bell that I have given up alt" liUn. I ho,? ron -111 be brave enough to bear up, and think of m? as tho mo?l cruol creature lu the world I oil Alva I h?vo not the courage to write to Inm. nor t.. father and mother. We are gtrlnK t ? t>- married. and found to return to hldred when tho K .sop? are through wiin a*. Farewell, Frank. Bid Alva taivwell for me. I hope be had loarnwl to hate ra? belore ?hi?. H. C. Evans coollv handod tho note back to Miss Peters, anil remarked quiotiy:? ... "1 am glad to have lound tho young lady out befors It was loo lato." ATTKUrTKn St'lCIDR. Tho samo evening he was drivvn to tho railroad and returned to Canada. The tanner's tamiljr look th? mutter very calmly. Miss I'eiors, however, was found lying iu her bod. about seven o'clock the same even ing, covered with blood. With a small penknife sh? had' severed the large arteries of botn arms, and was nearly unc'ii.-clou? from loss of blood. Bat lor ths timely discovery ol her situation sho would soon havs been past all aid*. Her wounds woro liound up and a doctor summoned, who now has her In charge. He? pnrcnts wore sent for and arrived hero this morning. They will remove their untifiunate daughter to hat home ass jon as thoy can wiin saiety. A ROXAXTfC HISTORY.t "Blessle" Cooktou liasa remarkable history. She was fouud, in the summer of lsiio, ou the doorstep ol Farmer Cook ion's houso, in a basket. Accompanying the Inlam was this nuts:? ? 1 his child's fatlur Is the ion of a Senator nf the I ailed State Its inuther is n (jptjr (III, who hittses MOWi? lu i lirNt mill cannot b.ar tho thought of this Innoeen' ercaiuie itrowliig up in iguoranee anil vice. Is there ruoS fur il tier.'? It? little wing* ?re weary, an I Itho the deal Je-n? it lot* ii'i place to la> it- l.eail, Torn It not sway, lull keep It, lor tile !uvo of t'ltrial. The child was a bright little thing, and, as the larmet had no childrun. ho aud his wife concluded to adopt il as their own. It caiue lo be such a sunshine in too bouse that they gnve it (too name of "Blessing," wutcfc was subsequent!/ turned lato "BieMtsv'*

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