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In the January Magazines
Some Remarkable Dreaim Experiences— Perils of Seal
Hunting— The P\izzle of the Air.
-Etf^RKABLE DREAM EXPERIENCES.
eharacte r!sctlc of dreams which, as the
♦Lr" materialistic Doctor Clarke says, -hints
J*" 1 Me t hat ■■■ neither beginning; nor end,
at * , •■■ bounded by no limits which human
••I-;. can compass," is the rapidity with
events happen in the dream world. Thus.
*T asleep and dreaming, we live an entire
*„?-,,, tn a minute— iv .i ace of time that is
'v more than a second we pass through
■flSenoes t - :at i juld not be duplicated in
* X . ohv'otive sphere in hours, perhaps in years.
»*!_rr«valette relates that one night, when
2SLmed en<i under sentence of death, he
SSnedtna* he stood for five hours at a Paris
s_S<!arner where he witnessed a continuous
etrrt . *<, n ' of harrowing' ncene* of blood. every
""^Trf wnich wrought his soul to the highest
2!* <tf excitement. When he wok.- he found
t£V h ad been asleep loss than two minutes,
pax "'v recent experiment— made expressly
1 11 , 1 ..",; truth of these theories— the subject
*" rVnonsed from sleep by a few drops of water
YES arou- ( , (js forenca<L it took but an
£ete£ ■»» acc ompllsh this result, and yet, in
brief space of tirn^ the man
-i.i of gotoK on an excursfom; <>f an acci
<ir*>a v ' «-hi*>h he whs plunged into a lake. and.
KL^tJJaJonr struggle to escape death that
SWedL aU the experiences of his life seemed
If tosh' before him. just as they are said to
t , W^^ person who is actually drowning.—
johnV Header. In The Bohemian.
HUNTING THE SEAL.
The «eal hunters have been lied heroes), but
• • what
. i-V^hers and forefathers have done for two
Ujeff -y-"- " .. )U .hi ::s seals t>-> make a living.
hundred jears-,..u :;:i . r B to nun. the
' Vh ; n Jf C nUo ,u-h coat cf fur milady is
anwivs fo. hundreds ..,- oven thousands of
*^?* g *,'J Yu- seal which Inhabits the North
£s£To«y ' But in the waters of the Ulan-
Fxr:fic<*^.- nhich is also sought
* iC STcoaf^ bid? which poes Into many
fnr -/* of Docketbooks. satchels, gloves and
SS^Sk* fofwhich it is especially valuable,
other arxicLs. i.r take their
F'^tSr hands In the seal hunt, for not
"TJMSttt^valuable, but the blubber of the
£!^; Ln oil much prized for different
purr-os^- anodes of seals in the waters
S'SeVjounaJand and Labrador-the bay
XFZrTiwSs a broad, curved line of
caEei irom n.ii '•■'- pvt*.nding along erxh
SS/th^"do«'-hood." la distinguished from
Us nose. \\ . . n a -a n. i and
X^,;:^ i u,r;r;;;:^:Va^ J the IM^o1 M^of y tSe
Ek Cnake the cowardly harp seal, the dog-hood
firt^desperat. ly Jr. defence of Ins mate and
voun" one^and-if thoy ar, killod he , becomes
fSS inflat. 9 his hood, while his nostrite di
ii t e tatb two huge bladders. As he rushes at
l^'.n^niv -.vith ilouiitl-rinu >::;^- it is as well
wke* P a safe distance if the hunter is alone,
for instances have occurred where a fight be
t««en an old dog-hood ar.d live or six men has
!«ted for an i^ur. and m.-re than once a man
fas been crunched to death by the powerful
jd ~t\ 5 ,. : ,] i s j great traveller, but depends on
Ifce rivers of XV<.*- ocean to tak«^ him whore he
wills to go. Like a good many other tourists.
be spends his summer ;:; th< north, leaving the
eootbero craters in May and spending about
i> rc-e months in the seas about Greenland, v Ith
Urn brgirining «if the Arctic winter the seal
bom ?tari.« on its l<»n«; southern voyage.— Day
Alien Willey. in Van Xorden's.
WE WILL KEEP OUR DREAMS.
Oar dreams— nay. soul, we will not l»-t thf-m go;
W];ai though ; the braggart world scoff and
d'-ny.
Ar.d pygmies in tho market strive and cry,
Ai emmet-like they hurry t<> and fro?
7h--- bright h<-urs lessen, and the shadows grow,
" But no will seek the silence, thou and I.
Content, while fame and treasure pass us by.
To rove through quiet coverts that we know.
Yea. ut will hearken t<» the wordless speech
Of opening buds beneath the vernal showers;
To us the morn Its dewy lore shaJl teach.
The evening whisper o'er its sleeping flowers;
And secrets the stars utter, each to each.
Sha'l brrath* of Peace 'mid her immortal
bowers.
— Jam^F B. Kenyon. in The Atlantic.
THE PUZZLE OF THE AIR.
The average x*rson regards air much as he re
jards waitr— as muoh lighter, of course, but like
it otherwise. Calm air is precisely to him as
c&ini wattr in a pool. If th<--r<± ia a. wind, he
pictures the uir as a flowing ri\<_-r. And just so
long as all nK-n looked at it so. just so long the
tires kept their monopoly, for the only state la
■which water approaches the condition of air is
tthen watf-r i^rnis a maelstrom. Even then,
■«ater In its wildrst turbulence falls far short of
the unstable. Incessant agitation of the atmos-
Ihere. Air is never aiL It is Oiled with warm
vaves ascending, cold waves descending, and
through It ra«.-<» cross shoots and diagonal
shoots, •siith corkscrew whirlwinds wandering
hither aiid yon, as they list. The warm air off
» cornfield orf-aK-s on* kind of; a disturbance; off
Jtonghed land it creates another. A layer of
cold air may hod down a layer of warm air.
Consider what happens when the warm air
*■■£■ through Its envelope as a mlllpond bursts
in darn. A I wing stream churned to and fro
ted roun3 and round and up and down would
&* a feeble Id^a of the air's inconstancy.
Xott, a bird, circling with fixed wings, floats on
1 rising column of air. It maintains its altitude
•* to the earth, hut it la constantly coasting
oovn through the air's ascending volume.
Onre the bird lose* the air column it has to flap
asvaaajß, and It Sana till it finds another col-
whtn It goes on wheeling again with fixed
v ~es. Moreover, when It flies the wind comes
twara it in waves, rising a nd falling, like the
Wotts of the tea. It meets them, and then it
precise!}- what a boat does goes over them.
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I^C.IVIWA.3I PRIVATE PARK
C-l\aWAa PRiVATEPARK
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HOTELS IN GERMANY.
BPpI IU Opened l»0T. >00 Itoomn.
krihlfj ICO Pm«M B«?h« Latest Comfort*.
•"S=- THE FURSTEHHOF
or ko.s through th^in. Tho Wrights learned all
and « hen they had* learned they were about
as near- to !!yiin- as you and I would be m writ
philosophy when we had just
learned th.^ English alphabel Furt h'-r more.
were no teachers, living '. that
'■■•ul.l help them more than a few steps aiong
the way.— Maximilian Foster, in Everybody's.
THE FIRST HUSTANGS.
Th» first !iors< s of the Western plains w>re
probably brought there by the Spaniards. In
1-h.i. almost fifty years before Jamestown was
s'"!llis '" !lli - ' the Spanish captain, was
! - r about the plains of New Mexico; and
he ills of tho dogs used by tho Indians to
nan) their plunder on lodge poles, indicating
that they hrui no thai date.
!'! ' ITlfi the £ h again worked their way
the plains, an 1 their lottors tell
astonishn* eof thi Indians at seeing the
with th»-m. The expedition was
constantly losing hurst's, and there is Mttlo
• loubt that the first droves of Western horses
originated from these strays.
In Urn early days upon the plains they were
as great a pest !■> travellers as they are to-day.
Woe be unto th-- luckless camper who allowed
a band of wild horses to got close enough to
his gentle horses, turned out for the night, to
sweep tliom off It was almost useioss to follow,
for t! •■ rail <>f the wild comes to the gentlest of
horses when he Is thrown with a band of his
kind that have been born and rri:s«'i] froo of al!
restraint. It is a well-known fact ttnt the
hardest one to ■ it out," the leader or them
all In S m td race across th.> prairie, is tho old,
gentle, well-broken saddle or work horse, owe
h" pots a taste <'t Botch freedom. -Will C. Barnes,
In Mc< "lur<
UNCROWNED HEROES OF THE BEA.
The career of the ship vre.-kor consists of a
sorks of hardships and adventures aiid accidents
A MIGHTY CRADLE FOR GIGANTIC TWINS.
This aantry cost $\COO,COO. It was erected fop the express purooie of corstructinn the two new
White Star steamships, Olympic and Titanic.
. ... . . ■ first day he en
lists with a big wrecking
j bi '
r fai
all the professions 1 ' v >" T " ;! °"
hnman Hf<
making, is aa dang< roue aa the one o!
n wno
brave storm ;<iid wave and temptest to i
randed "liner," I I ..•:.■•■'
greyhound." to rescue the ship Imi I '•
if nothing else, to salv< what val
n iy be removed from h<
wrecks meet death by the score. Many of 1
„ often for d ys and :::chis to •
blasts •■' • ■ ■ to driving blizzards ana
■ irmt that bit< to the marrow.
■■«.. at wo

„.r..,i , ■ • ■ • ■ • rations of rei
masts or of slinging wrecking pumps oi
_. s that v., • i others have
■■ . -. ii ■ hai these mu?l
amputated And I tp nrr- wiped out of
• told agony
a; .1 • Kposure b* ' >tp the »•>■ a of 0 elr I •
8. -Applet
CHARMING ROUEN
When T come to write down ji:st what tt 1s
that fascinates me most In Rouen I find that
t h<.re are many thing the first
la t! <-■ !'■ ance of royalty and not of the wr< t'-;;--'l
Republican .-huh has converted E*aria
Into a vulgar shop. In Rom n men and v
9\\'.\ fear God and have some regard for riKir..
Tiie courtesy the old Gallic courtolsie — still pre
vails. The people nave not yet learned from
ners to be brusque and rude. Even the
market-women : smile If you pui
an o'-ill'^t for your buttonhole. Instead of urunt
lng at you as th< y do In Parla when you decline
to Bpr-iKI r«<» franca for a bunch of orchids.
Every- one who enT.-rs ;i shop deferentially re
movea his hat. Everybody seems triad to see
everbody etae. The whole population. In fact,
resembles a good-natured, well-fed family who
ar».'r in the best of terms with onr- another and
with the world at large. Round about the city.
peer/in* out of thick clusters of greenery, aro
the rha-teaus of the old noblesse. Catholic mil
royalist to the very core. Tii-% have woalth
to Br.«ire and this 1* why the shops of Rouen
aro peculiarly attractive. Down by the fjrosse
Horlnge with Us double dial Fpnnnincr a nar
row street and 1-uilt aiul carved four or live
Foreign Resorts.
FRANCE, EELGIUM AND HOLLAND.
PARIS ( F » vorite American House)
HOTEL CHATHAM.
PARIS HOTEL DE L'ATHEHEE
Opposite the Grand Opera
"The Modern Hotel of Paris."
F. ARMBRUSTER, Mana-er.
PhOTEL DE ULLE ET d'ALBION.
2™l rS fit "iono-r close to Place V<-ndom<>. First
" . I" n,..'°"n ■|Ttiprnvfmenii. Ev-ry home com-
PARIK — H'-nri Abartir Proprietor
AUSTRIA, HUNGARY A SWITZERLAND.
(AUSTRIA.) i 11 i i
I/ILNNA TFT F a H , olel
* HOTEL BRISTOL
Located in the Fashionable Karnthnerrlng and
the favorite resort of Americans. Perfect
French r.nisine and choice wines.
BUENOS AIRES. (
PHOENIX HOTEL. BUEHOS SIRES.
££L. l*e* **!"* laawtve asd moUonUc
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUM)AY, JANUARY 3, T9T59.
hundred ysars ago, there are windows full of
cenfectlons which must delight the hearts of the
ladies who are rightfully prefix the noble "de" to
their historic names. lam sure that they would
equally delight the Judicious American girl if
any American girl were sufficiently Judicious to
pass by Paris and do her chopping in "Rouen.
And such quaint bits of gold and silver work
as you see displayed by all the Jewellers, with
every sort of variation on the fleur da lya, that
symbol of Old France:
Then, of course, there are the memories with
which the city teems. I have already spoken of
them, and yet I have merely hinted where I
might have written fifty pages. For when
Philippe Auguste drove out King John in the
year of grace !:j<>4 the town was already very
ancient. The Romans knew of it as Rotoma
gus, and their later emperors made it a second
capital. Rollo with his Norsemen settled here
before the year 900. It was the capital of Wil
liam the Conqueror before he crossed the Chan
nel and possessed himself of Saxon England.
Here the child-prince Arthur was murdered by
Kins John. In the huge round tower which
still etands as the donjon of a castle now de
stroyed poor Jeanne d'Arc was tried and was
also foully slandered by the ruffian who had
been placed within her cell. Rouen beat off the
troops of Henry of Navarre until he had ab
jured the Protestant faith. Here were born the
two Corneilles, and here died in exile the famous
Earl of Clarendon in 1674. 800kman.
THE DRESS OF ENGLISH WOMEN.
The first days in the streets of London bring
so many Impressions that it is as confusing to
remember them as to recall, In their proper
order, the changes of a kaleidoscope. It Is ap
parent that the men are heavier here than with
us; apparent, too, that this Is a land of men,
ruled by men. obedient to the ways and com
forts and prejudices of men. not women. Here
the male bird has the brilliant plumage. The
best of them, as on» sees them in Piccadilly, in
Bond street, In St. James's street, in the clubs,
in the park of a Sunday after church, are fine
looking fellows, well set up and scrupulously
well groomed ami turned out. But the women!
What hats, what clothes, what shoes, what
colors, what amorphous figures! One hears of
English economies; evidently they begin with
the dressmaker's bill. Who permits that nice
looking girl to wear a white flannel skirt, a
purple jacket, and a fur hat with a bunch of
email feathers Bticking out of it at right angles!
nd a bit ■ • ■ lel t with


t they an
;■■■ ■ • '
i <•'.■■. vn ■ n '.> : • " to the 1
their tast< '■ ' '
A v.-. ::-■!:-
Injr, in I tin 1
riet 111
trimmed with I lai k - *'''■ •-•■
hat trimmed wll ' ' M

The complexions of 1 ■
ho. |J •
mate and tl
rod, they Bay. But on <
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but <■!■• c 1 ten ra
j.-... • .- features of the women, even th
urea of the • d: whil
c O f our b«»au< ' i • •">•'"
are chiselled Sci lbn<
CLEVER MONKEYS
Affection seems 'to be one of the monkey's
strongest feelings. 11« I'.v.-s passionately, de
votnliy. Ta! -"s shown by Garner's pets.
"Aaron" took csire of "Moses" all through his
sickness and II d grieving for the loss of his
wif' 1 "Eli !•■■! a " ■••:■:' bring out this
ling v. rj str< htjljvfor the aiimttits of mon
keys are almo.<i un an and their sympathies
very keen,
•■;...;.. 'S a large orang-utan at the
Bronx Zoological Garden, He had been thr^nt
em i with p imonia and it was anally decided
to test him with the stethoscope. He was car
ried dolefully into the operating room and placed
on the table. "Polly." bis chimpanzee wife, sat
beside him. In fact, he had refused to come at
ail until she was allowed to be with him. The
doctor tried to apply the stethoscope, but he
resisted with all the peevish strength he had
left nn.l looked an appeal to "Polly" for help,
Bhe seemed to understand that be wanted sym
pathy. She moved up closer, put !er hands on
him. and soothed him in words only they under
stood. Then the operation was allowed to go on.
"Rajah" was another orang in the same col
lection, who died recently. He was as large
as ii good-Sized boy of five or Fix, with brown
hair and soulful eyes. "Rajah" would wear
trousers and dig his hands down deep In tho
pockets like a true sport. With a shirt, collar,
and necktie on he, would sit at a table, tuck
a napkin In his neck, eat with a spoon, pour
milk out of a pitcher, and drink out of a cup,
use a knife and fork, and wipe bis lips with a
napkin frequently. There were many other
things he had been taught to do— there was no
science about this; it waa just plain drumming
it into his head in the way that they do for
tho animal shows, Of all the traits shown by
"Rajah" none was more engaging than his love
for his keeper. He would stretch out his arms
like, a big baby to be picked up find carried,
and he was the happiest simian la the house
when he got what he wanted.
One day five monkeys were taken sick at
on"c and no one seemed to know us what the
trouble was. Finally a pathologist found that
a parasitic form of bacteria from the neighbor
ing turtle pen had Infected them. Three of
the monkeys had alwady died. "Rajah" was
terribly ill and lay. for once motionless, on a
little bed in th« corner of his cage. The only
thing that would quiet his moans was the gen
tle stroking by his keeper's hands. In spite of
everything the" fever gradually got the better of
In the semi-darkness one night the keeper
came in to see how "Rajah" was resting. He
was startled to see a dwarfed bent figure wait
ing for him. It tottered pitifully toward him
and stretched up its arms as much as to say,
•Tick me up." It was "Rajah." The keeper
bent over and lifted the ape. The arms closed
around his neck with a sigh of relief The
keeper stroked him sorrowfully. And there in
the dead of night the man-beast died— like a
poor fevered child in its father's arms.— Arthur
B. Reeve, in Hampton's Broadway Magazine.
RANDOM OBSERVATIONS IN PORTO RICO.
One is impressed by the great number of old.
deserted sugar mills In travelling over the island
of Porto Rico: In the fertile regions almost
every plantation can show its tumble-down
smokestack and deserted, weed-grown plant.
The. cane is for the most part shipped by rail
to tho large Centralls, where up-to-date ma
chinery is now in use.
In passing through the little station of Guan
lca, we could see in the distance a great cloud of
smoke hanging low over the hills, and were told
that directly beneath it was located Guanlca
Centrall, the largest sugar plant on the island.
After this we passed along stretches of seem
ingly barren land, with here and there a few
goats grazing near a native palm-leaf hut, stuck
upon posts on a desolate hillside, surrounded
perhaps by a few, ragged banana trees. Once
the train stopped where the red dirt road crossed
ih« track and took on a Ban, wheaa i.eoa
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The Sterling Piano co.
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Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'clock
rode off through the chaparral, leading hi^ mas
ter's horse. During the !<>ng- waits at planta
tion switches »and way stations, t.. allow tra'.n
loada of sugarcane to pass us. the time was
whlled away by bargaining with th rt lncorrigt
ble-looking scalawags who sold duleies (sweets)
«nd fruits; one could purchase tin.r large oranges
for three cents a dozen and a cocoa-de-aqua
for two cents. These green n.coanuts were still
in the husk and were opened f'>r the purchaser
by the vender with a couple of strokes a
savage-looking machete.
The first, second nnd third class of this road
seemed to grade from the affluences of <>':r
American branch road Flunking cars down to
:t rickety little open trailer, with wooden seats
utul a sickening sideways motion when running
ut speed.
At the Hot< I Inglai of which every town
has one. wo dined upon a wide, roomy, balcony
facing the patio. Here we were waited upon by
a bright-eyed old dame with the liveliness of a
cricket and a good knowied^r'* of English picked
up fr..m tourists. Mary seemed at first a tri!l«
.■- ispicious of picture-making gentlemen, for.
hns she not sent $4 75 andaphoto of her three
children to a party in a town called Chicago.
who had failed to return either the photo or the
beautiful coi<T enlargement promised on hi cir
cular? It was only after a lengthy explanation
that we finally cleared ourselves of the lurking
suspicion that we might also hail from "the
town known as Chicago?" — Roy Mart el I M.
Mason, In Outing.
THE YOUNG VICTORIA.
Her voice la as sweet as a Virgina night
ingale's, and dwells upon the memory like a
bjjoll after the sound ha* passed away. It
Is sweet, yet soft powerful, yet melodious, and
it is listened to with a sort of breathless Interest,
heightened', no doubt, by her extreme youth.
Her size is below the middle, but her figure is
finely proportioned, an a little embonpoint.
Her bust, like most Englishwomen's, la very
{. »od; hands and feet are Email and very pretty
Her face, though not beautiful, has a. look of
spirituality, so bright and yet so tranquil that
one feels "involuntarily Impressed with an Idea
that a good and pure spirit dwell* within, which
la destined for heaven if earth does not spoil
her by its adulation. As yet her spirit has not
passed under the yoke of royalty; she has only
enjoyed its pleasures, and knows nothing- of its
pains and penalties; her dawn of life and pros
perity has not been darkened by calamity or
profaned by sin; but what will she be. when,
like her great prototype Elizabeth, she is called
to surrender up her trust to Him that gave t.
I dare say now you and Helen and Sellna
consisted of a white satin dress richly embrol
consisted of a white satin dress rlghly embroi
dered with gold and trimmed around the bottom
with a deep gold fringe; the stomacher studded
with diamonds; earrings and necklace of the
same; a train of some yards' length of crimson
velvet and gold, lined with .vhlte satin, on
her hair, which Is dark brown and always worn
without curls, she wore a magnificent circle
of diamonds. Her eyes nrc bine, large ana
full; her mouth, which Is her worst feature, is
generally a little open; her teeth small and
short, and she shows the gtuM when she laugns,
which is rather disfiguring.
One of her maids of honor told me the otter
day that she deplores with the most beautiful
simplicity the slavery of sitting so much for her
picture; "that it has been her torment ever since
«he was eleven years old; that her sister (the
Duchess of Kent has been married twice) wrote
her from Germany, "Do. Victoria, shut your
mouth when you sit for your likeness; but that
her mother said. "No. my dear. Let It be as
nature made it." She must be an amiable, gen
tle creature, for all who approach her seem to
idolize her. and think her. if not an angel, at
least such stuff as angels are made of. an*
Becms to me to possess simplicity with elevation.
spirit with sweetness, and wonderful tact and
discretion for one so young and Inexperienced.
Rho may really be Bald to have stepped from
the nursery to y the throne. Rm still keeps , near
her person the Baroness Lehzun, who has had
the charge of her since she was •even years
old. and "is paid to be entirety worthy of the
hgh trust. The Tories do not. however, think
Ihf has either a face or mind of the beatitudes.
They, accuse her of very womanly P™P c " s "£ s :
such as extravagance, want of sensibility, etc
that she gives her hairdresser £400 a year, and
a woman to take care of her diamonds put
them in and out of their cases. £200. And an
American minister has .?9.000!-Mrs. Sallle Coles
Btevenson, in The Century.
LIMITED UNDERSTANDING.
"It <So*s seem strange." remarked th« party who
aeemcd to be thinking aloud. . . h _
-What seems strange?" queried the Innocent by-
Bt "That' after eettlnz a man into hot water a
woman' c^unKf n* h-.houM boil ° VCr '"
explained ih« noisy -Chicago *.ewa.
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HOTJSDS TRACKED
THE MURDERER
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FOLLOWED TRAIL TO HIS
STABLE.
Nephew Killed Wealthy Uncle —
Scent Was Cold, but Beagles
Never Lost It.
Th* r.v>si remarkable case »hat T know of In
which bsagle hounds were, employed in the Interest
of public Justice occurred In Barnweil district,
■.•;, Carolina, about IMB Mr. Porteoua a child
less widower, possessed of a lara estate in laml
and slaves, lived on his plantation, where his
cousin, a woman of about fifty >ears. and her
daughter, of seventeen or eighteen, kept house
for him. He was not over sixty, but his health was
very feeble. It was his custom to have himself
called every morning at 8 o'clock by his body ser
vant, who aided In dressing him. On© morning the
servant knocked at the bedroom door, as usual, and,
receiving no answer, after repeating his loud knocks
many times, and the <3oor being locked, he reported
the strange occurrence to his mistress. a neighbor
was summoned, and, at his suggestion, the door
was forced, On entering the room they wen horri
fied to see Mr. Porteous lying dead upon his bed
with his throat cut.
A bloody razor lay close to his right hand, and
clearly Indicated that he had committed suicide.
He had on a night shirt, the left sleeve of which
was ripped, an.l. being unbuttoned, the greater
portion of his left arm waa exposed. Tte print of ,
a bloody hand was seen plainly on that arm. and i
It was naturally supposed to have been made br Mm
In his death struggle. The theory of self-destruc
tion was further strengthened by the fact that the j
door was found locked and bolted on the Inside.
There were three windows to the room. and. al- j
though the sashes were up. as it was a warm ,
July night, the blinds were closed and fastened j
by their catches to the window sill. The chimney ;
was carefully examined, and it was seen that the j
flues were too narrow to admit the entrance of a ,
man to tha room through one of them. On the |
arrival of the family physician, who had been sent |
for. he proceeded to make an examination of the j
body. As his practised eye caught sight of th<* ,
finger prints he exclaimed: "Mr. Porteous was
murdered! The four finger marks and the thumb
mark on the left arm were made with the left
hand."
A careful Inspection of the window blinds showed
that the catch on one of them was much worn, and :
did not hold to the Iron cleat on the sill, and that
the blind could readily be pulled open when appar- |
er.tly fastened. The bedroom was in the second ,
story of the house, and it was observed that the '
window with the loose catch could be reached by ,
a man climbing out on a limb of an oak tree that j
grew near. The ground was bare around the foot (
of the tree, and a shoe track was seen In the loam. j
The track faded out in the grass plot within a few .
feet of the tree, and did not appear again beyond .
It. Hounds were sent for, and arrived about 3
clock In the afternoon.
The day dawned at 4 o'clock in that season cf the
year, and as the murderer must have done his
bloody work before that hour, he had at least
twelve hours' start, and the trail was cold. There
were nve beagles in the pack. Their keeper tapped
the shoe track with a stick, and they put their
noses to it and seemed perplexed as they sniffed
and murmured over it. He urged them on by call- ,
ing out to the leader, "Git him. Trump?"
They took up the trail, though slowly, and fol- .;
lowed It about seventy yards to the border of the
woods, but there It ended. As they came to tha J
end of the trail they gave a few sharp. Quick barks
and looked up at their master, as If for further
orders. He saw at once that a horse had been
hitched to a limb of the tree at which the bounds I
had halted, and he stated that It was a light sor- I
rel horse with some white spots upon It. for he
had discerned hairs of those colors sticking to the
hark of the tree where the animal had rubbed
against it. The murderer had evidently com© on
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horseback and. <•.:•- doing hia am M work, had
remour.ted thera.
Ho put. them •■ IBM horse's track. \:. i. as It -was
a stronger scent, they fallowed It with that long
gall:!;> of the beagld hound which can tire, with
its staying powers even th« t«ug'i sinews ot
tn» wolf. It ted through the carriage* irai* Into tri«
public rca>l Seven -well mounted men. in addition
t > the keeper, rode with th<* hounds.
They followed t'.-.e trail for rifty miles. It ended
at the stable door of a handsome country house
at>out six nr.i>3 from TVayn*>sbcro. Ga. Among th«
horses in the stable was a thoroughbred sorrel maw
with a broad white b! ;ze in her forehead. Th»
dogs took a trail at the stable an«l ran it to a
cabin in the riesrro quartf-r, where the hostler was
found. In reply to inquiries he stated that the sorrel
r.iare belonged to Dr. Oathcurt. and that the doctor
had ridden her homo the afternoon before after
being out a.l night, and that he was then In the
house. He farther stated that when Dr. Cathcart
returned hs wore a ilark brown suit with a sack
coat. The rroP'tetor of the mansion was soon
aiiwiaed. and the deputy sheriff, who acted a**
spokesman for the party, stated that they had Im
portant business with Dr. Cathcart and wished to
see him at once. After some parleying they wers
shown up to hia room. He ,13 dressed, and opened
his door as they approached ami asked what their
business was with him at that hour. The deputy's
answer was: "Hugh Cathcart. I arrest you tor th»
murder of Henry L.. Porteous-" "Arrest me?" ex
claimed Cath~art. "Where's your warrant? "What's
your evidence against me? Take care what you *r»
about; you're in Georgia now." He was Informed
that they were not there to argue, but to act. and
that they intended to take him back to Bamwell
dead or alive.
He was convicted and hanged within thirty (Jays
after the commission of the crime. He admitted,
bis guilt just before '..s execution. Mr. Forteoua
was th« muilerer's uncle, with wiiom he had quar
relled over nionnr matters.— T. J. Mackey. tn Tb»
Doslovers* Magazine.
ONE MILLION FOR A STARTER
After an expenditure of J1.C00.000 the great stee!
j double gantry which will bo the cradle of th» larg
! est two steamship In the world ha« been finished
I at the shipyards of Harland & "WoifT. at Belfast.
Ireland. The steamers whose keel blocks haT»
I been laid side by side in this the biggest gantry
j In the world are the Titanic and th« Olympic, of
| the White Star Line, and within a year or two
I these leviathans will b« running between New Tori*
! and Southampton.
Soon after the two fast Cunarders. too Lusl-
I taria and the Mauretania, had demonstrated that
I one could travel in luxury and at a very high
i speed through tha agency of turbine engines. th«
White Star X-in» announced that it would build
two steamers to beat the Oinarders la length and
breadth, and perhaps In other ways also. It was
reported at the tim» that th« new Whlta Star
■ liners would be a thousand feet in length, but sub
sequently it was officially announced that they
i would bo 900 feet lons, with a beam of ninety feet.
j When It was decided to build them it was found
' that there was no gantry In thm world big enough
! to accommodate such monsters, and It was then
. that H&rland & Wolff began to rip up three of Its
', largest gantries and build the hug* steel and con
' crete cradle that Is now ready to bold th* Olympic
• and the Titanic.
Before th* steel structure which supports th*
i powerful electric travailing cranes was erected a
' big concrete base, twenty fret thick, was built upon
sp!le3 driven fifty fe«t into tha ground. The con
crete foundation, in addition to being more firm
than the regular earthen base, has the advantage
of cleanliness, an 1 tools and materials which mar
fall from the cranes la the course of construction
may be found more readily. Parts of deck fittings
end tools have fallen into the ground la gantries
with earth bases and have not been recovered
' until the vessel has gilded from Its cradle into the
: water.
The construction of the Olympic has been started.
' The keel of the Titanic will be laid soon, and
' visitors to the shipyards at Belfast will have an
opportunity of seeing the simultaneous csnstrcs
. tion. side by side, of the largest two steamers tn
; the world. The gantries are so built that any
piece of material, however heavy or awkward, may
[ be placed and held In whatever position the con
atructora desire. The gantries themselves are more
than a thousand feet in length. 3C3 feet high and
something more than two hundred feet la -Ki&X
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