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VOL. 1. HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY., PESBTJARY 24, 1875. NO. 8.
Boehester'N. T.) Evening Express.
BT WALLACE GBCELLE.
The sight was dark, the hour was nine,
The rain was pouring like a flood,
As just iniide the door we stood
To bid the fond "Good night;"
Her toft, fair hand was clasped in mine.
At she stood in the lamp's dim light,
A being to fair, and sweet, and bright,
The embodiment, I wit,
Of all that makes this life dirine,
I stooped, and, snatched a kissl
She blnsh'ed,'and hung her head, and then,
Repentant, I stood to hear my doom
Unbroken silence filled the room
The wind rattled the door,
Th. raindrops pattered 'gainst the pane
. And clattered on the sloping roof,
And still the coyly -stood aloof,
Her eyes bent on the floor
When, to relieve her bashful pain,
I stooped, and kissed once more.
"Oh! don't!" she cried. In sweet affright,
Bui ne'er withdrew her soft, fair hand
The softest and fairest In the land
Which I clasped so tight,
I felt It throb and tremble, and
I feel its impress now: and this
To me was the extreme of bliss,
And such glad delight
- At man ne'er felt-before, I wis,
That again I stooped, and into the night
Bore away another kiss!
' , MARIA SAXONBURY.
BY MBS. HENRY WOOD.
ACTBOR OF "lAST-LTSXX," "VERXEtt'S PEIDE,'
?'3'TBX-!YSTXaT,-' "TUB EAEL't HEIRS,"
3 r- TIfE CHAXXIKGS, "X LIFE'S "
SECRIT," Jfcc, kc
.i TUB DOUBLE INQUEST.
.Monday morning brought all the bustle
"of; the double inquest. It was held at .a
public house in the village. The proceed
ings in. Mr. Louth's case were soon over;
and then came on Mr. Janson's. The woman-servant
TBpoke to the finding of the
body: the doctors, to the cause of death
'tfie unfortunatetlow behind the ear. Mrs.
YorEe.'Iookingwhiie as a 6lieet, trembling
inwardly nd ontwardly, told of Mr Jan
.son's Visit to her that afternoon and 3&.
Yorkc'e butler was called to 'prove the
hour of his departure from' the cottage.
It was striking five by the hall clock, he
said, as "he let Mr. Janson out At the
conclnaiontjf Mrs. Yorke's testimony, she
was conducted to her carriage, which was
in waiting; and driven home,
Next came Henry Yorke. Hehadseen
the bnstle round Mr. Janson's door in pass
ing through the village that night, he sain",
and beard that Mr. Janson was murdered,
and had told the news when he got home
to AlnwickCottage. Mih Hardisty cor
robornted it. She was present with Mr.
and Mrs; Yorke, when Henry Yorke en
tered and mentioned it. Squire Hipgrave
observed to Miss Hardisty, that she had
not spoken of this the following morning;
she had said it was Mr. Yorke w'ho first
fpoke about Janson. It was not impossi
ble. Mifs Ilardistv equably answered:
what with the doable murder, the horror
of the affair, and the mixed-up reports,
her mind was in a mass of confusion. Mr.
Yorke was next called. He .confirmed
Henry Yorke's assertion as to his bring
ing the news of Mr. Jafison'8 murder, and
added, that he supposed it related to the
murder-spoken of by Crane the gardener.
Hence the conlusipn and mistake.
"Dotou know you have-greatly reliev
ed all our minds!" criedSquire Hipgrave,
linking bis arm "within air. lorkes, as
they, and several more gentlemen, came
forth at the conclusion or the inquiry.
"It was eo singular a thing that you, or
trrane 'Whichever it might have been
should know of the murder, in that strange
way, without being able to say whence you
heard of it. in short, 1 may say, a sus-
"The fact is this," EaidMr. Yorke, con
fidenliallv, "though .1 did not choose to
proclaim St before the coroner, I was .half-
seas-over that night, and had a somewhat
, confused remembrance of what passed.
Your eood salt beef at luncheon.-Sauire.
made me drink like a fiph; and, not satis
fied with that, 1 must make my dinner, in
'the evening, chiefly of drink, for my ap
petite had gone, but the thirst remained,
when I went in, T did not speak of what
Crane and his wife had told me, murder
is not a topic to frighten women with,
and after dinner J dropped asleep. Next
came inf inch with her tale, which, as the
woman truly says, I heard, and did not
contradict; and next came in Henry Yorke
with the-history of Mr. Janson's murder.
"What more natural than that I in the
state 'I was confounded the one with the
other, and assumed that both accounts re
lated to the same to Janson? Thus it
happened. And had it not been for Miss
Hardisty and Henry Yorke, who, when
you and Crane left on Friday morning, be
gan to think over matters and set me right,
I should have persisted in my own story
"Well, any way, I am glad it is cleared
"That's an intelligent youth. that relation
of yours," paid Mr. Haskell. "How well he
eave bis testimony to-dayl
"A superior lad," remarked Mr. Yorke
"Is it quite certain that the murderers of
.Louth and poor Janson were not tb
"I don't 6ee that it was possible. Of
the same gang they may have been, but
the same individuals, no. A very dis
agreeable thing for Mrs. Yorke to -have
v. -ii 1 il. . m j
uccii uujigeu uj uilcuu lue iutjucsi, aa
ded "Mr. MaskelL "But, you see. eh
Was the' last person, eo far as we hare
beard, who saw Janson alive."'
''res; no wonder she was nervous.
There is some idea afloat of Janeon'
friends, here subscribing together, and
offering a reward for the apprehension of
the murderers, is" there not?" continued
Mr. Y orke.
t rp7Vwere talking of it," replied Squire
Vllehould wjsh to contribute my share,'
said Mr. Yorke. "The sooner the mur
derers are discovered, the more satisfac
tory it will be for the neighborhood
bpameiui eo to upset a peaceful comma
nityl It has had snch an effect unoi
my household, especially on Mrs. Yorke,
iuavi oonot imnK we snail remain:
ten mem mat because two men were
killed in one night, it is no reason for
supposing they are going to be killed;
but their fears are arroused, and I can
make no impression. Ho7.-ever, stop or
go, I' will be one of the fir9t to join in of
fering a reward. Mr. Maskell, have the
goodness to put my name down for ;
What 6um arc me rest going to coninu
ute?" broke off Mr. Yorjce.
"We are thinking of five pounds each.
There .will be ten of us, or so, which will
bring it up So fifty pounds."
"Fifty pounds!" somewhat contemptu
ously ejaculated Mr., York. "I do not
think that sum will do injich good.
"Shall I add your name, Bir?'' asked
""Yesr-Fora-thousand poundsl" -
The reply was spoken quietly, but those
aroun'd were startled "at the magnitude
of the sum. What had Edward Janson
been to Mr. Yorke that he should offer
"I would freely eive it to bring the
murderer to licht," resumed Mr. Yorke,
as if he had divined their thoughts.
Mr. Yorke went home. Mrs. Yorke
was alone in the drawing-room as he en
tered, and she motioned to him to close
the door.. "Now," said she, "what is to
be your course?"
"JUy courser repeated jar. xorKe, witu
keen gate at her pale, resolute lace.
"Spare me from entering into delails,"
she said. "It is enough for me to say,
tlmtl know who was the destroyer of
"You do not," rejoined Mr. Yorke
"He is known to me, tq-0ivia Hardis-
ty, and to Henry. Their testimony of.
this day miebt,prove it to you. I have
seen the proofs of 'the crime."
"The prpolw repeated Mr. i orne.
"Yes. she answered. "looklnz down.
The washed out clothes andghe-broken
A very angry expression escaped his
lips. 'Who has dared to become a spy
I have," she replied. "I stove in the
back of the bureau. Let it pass; there is
no time to waste words, .Henceforward
am not your wife, Mr,orke; r.o, nor
our'friend: but vour deadlv enemy. But
for the name my children bear, I would
deliver you.uptd justice. The satneplace
can no longcr.hold us both, and you must
leave this. '
"Not at your ',bidding,'s returned Mr.
Yorke. "I have business in London, and
shall proceed thither to-day."
"Go where, you will, stay where you
ill, so that it he ndt'England,"he im
petuously rejoined. "You may enjoy the
half of your prbperty-fbryour life, the re
mainder must be secured to me. Without
mv children. I would not touch a stiver
of'it; but they must he properly reared.""
Upon my-word, ilarla you carry '.lungs'
itb a high hand."
"I do, she answered, beginning to
tremble. "You have put yourself into,
my power, and I must make my own
terms If .ever you attempt to inhabit
the same house with me and your children.
again, I shall have no resource but to
proclaim the truth
"You talk, coblly"of separation! Some
wives would feel a pang at parting with
She burst into tears. Until that dread
ful discovery she would have felt one.
cannot help myself?.' she wailed
You have made .my .future a,course of
abject terror, shame, misery; you have
entailed infamy on your children "
"Softly, if you please. I have not done
this.", - -
She lifted her hand" with a passionate
gesture, as if she demanded silence.
Saxonbury must be mine," Bne said, ni
ter a pause, "it is well that my rather a
grandchildren should be reared in it."
"Quite well. Will you go back to it
at once, or wait here until the end of the
term the cottage was taken for
She doubted his good faith, he spoke
so readily. l win go back to it, sue
answered. "But I can make all these
arrangements for myself when ypu have
left You can bid farewell to your chil
dren before you start; a farewell that must
"About the 'forever' we shall see," re
plied Mr. Yorke, speaking with some
irony. "You speak coolly, I say, of sepa
ration. Possibly it is what you have been
"Until now, the separating from you
would have been the greatest grievance
that life could have brought, she wailed
"I had grown to love you. Yes, Arthur,
let me say it in this our last hour, if our
marriage has been productive of nothing
else, it had broueht-out my love for you
No. touch me not," she cried, retreating,
as he would have taken'her hand. "It
is ended, and you have .been the one to
put a barrier between us. xou shall never
touch so much as my hand again. Yours
His wife, whom he bad so loved! The
eicns of deep emotion emotion whicl
she could not understand arose to Mr.
Yorke's countenance. Wasitafeelingthat
he had no resource but to become an ex'
ile, out of regard JLo hjs own hoped-for
safety? Had the awful fact already
stamped ltsell on bis brain, that a mur
derer is not safe, go where he will? that
me wings ui purauu necin iiying uuer mm
lorevcrl ASut for that wretched, prema
ture avowal, suspicion would not have
pointed to him? What madness pos
sessed him to make it.
"I have offered a thousand pounds for
the difcovery ot the murderer, said he,
in a cold hard tone to Maria.
She lifted her .hands -again, as if she
would beat these mocking words off. He
went up to her.
"One kiss, Maria, before I go."
'And. in -spite of her resistance, of her
shrinking dread of heing embraced by one
who had become so great a criminal, Dir.
Yorke, in his strength, folded her face to
bis, and kissed it pasionately.
lie left the house at dusk, to become a
fugitive, as his wife "verily believed, on th
face of the earth. She had fal!en"6n'a chair
after' the had watched him 'away. Th
excitement which had buoyed her up
throughout the day was subsiding now.
. The sharers, in the fatal secret Miss
Hardisty and Henry hastened to jier.
.They also had -been watching the depar
ture. "He is gone forever," she murmured to
them. "I pray you let this dreadful thing
sink into oblivion, Henry, you are but
a boy. Are you sure of yourself?'
"Maria, il I were'not sure of'myself, I
should never have undertaken to save
him," whispered the lad. "Rather than
betray Yorke, I would say I did the mur
der myself; for the eake of you and the
Mrs. Yorke's intention had been to
leave Alnwick Cotlage forthwith for
Saxonhury. The very -neighborhood had
become hateful to her. If she could have
left it the bight that witnessed the depar
ture of Mr. Yorke, she would have done
so Preparations, however,, had to be
made, orders' given, notice to people in
Offord to send in their acounts, notice to
be given to Saxonbury of their arrival.
Maria would have left all arrangements
undone, have confided to an agent the
settling of affairs, but that she feared her
hasty removal fdllowjng that or Mr.
Yorke'B might excite suspicion. Terrible
fear8"were at work within her.
And, what with the years to come, and
the. horror she had passed through; what
with the awful ending to her love and her
wedded life, for she really had grown to
ove and esteem her husband; before those
preparations were completed, and the day
of departure had come, Maria Yorke was
stricken with fever. Almost a brain fe
ver. It was all Olivia Hardisty's care to keep
people from the room. She knew not what
Maria might cive vent to in her ravings.
Constituting herself chief nurse, -she barred
the door to all save the doctors and r inch.
Finoli had to be admitted occasionally;
there was" no help for it the doctors of
count. No longer -Mr. Janson. He, poor
fellow, wpuld never morp attend any; .never
more, never more. The gentleman who
ad temporarily taken charge' or his pa
tients came to Mrs.- Yorke, with a physi
cian from a distance. They could not
think what could have brought on brain
Neither could Finch.. Finch, who was
given to talk incessantly, faithful servant
though she was, did not ceaSe expressing
her wonder to Miss Hardisty. And Finch
could make nothing of the ravings. t
'blie seems to be forever mixing Mr.
Janson and master up together, as if they
were havinc a perpetual quarrel. It s odd
that that should rim in her mind."-
"It would be very odd if herlhonchts
didjiot run on Mr. Janson, considering the
circumstances," returned Miss Hardisty,
with composure. 1 oor Mr. Janson went
straight out from her presence to his niur-
er, as may be said, and she had to give
the evidence that she did. I do wonder
whether the thousand p6unds' reward, of
fered bv Mr. Yorke, will bring anything
tojight?" ' .-. -
'its to be hoped it will,, said finch.
'I'd lay anotheT thousand, if. I had it, that
it was some of the same gang. Wpuldh t
ou. m a. a mi' 1 hey are all returned con
victs, it is "said."
Miss .Hardisty coughed. "Those re
turned convicts ate, many of them.jlrcad-
M ... . .
lui men, standing at nommg.
"Whats the oddesi thing to me ot it
all," crje'd Finch, "is, that master does not
come. A fortnight to-morrow since my
mistress was taken ill, and he has never
been here! '
"He does not know- of it," said Miss
Hardisty, in her imperturbable manner.
'With his wife in this insensible Btale, l
deemed it useless to write to him.
I shall write when she is a little better."
"I should write now if I knew where he
was," said Finch, independently. "But I
don't. lie 'was not going to Saxonbury
when he left here. His things were di
rected for London."
Maria survived the disease, and began
slowly to improve. Olivia Hardisty, when
the dancer was over, wrote to Mr. lorke
to tell him of her illness, addressing the
letter to his bankers. in London. Just a
few lines, telling of the bare fact sho had
been in danger, out was going on to recov
Partial recovery came more speedily
than thev could have hoped. But with
the recovery of body, all the distress of
"Take me from here, implored the in
valid of Miss Hardisty, the first day she
sat up. "1 cannot bear it 1 seem to see
the murder in every corner.'
"You shall co, my dear, as soon as ever
you are strong enough to bear the jour
uev. was the soothing answer.
A tew more days, and sue was aoie to
move into a Bittioc-room. uroers were
given for their departure on the next day
"It might be to-morrow, pleaded Ma
ria, her wan face, beautiful in its attenua
tion, looking eagerly up from the pillows
of her lantcail.
We. may not risk a second illness for
you, Maria, was me reply oi miss iiar-
ilistv. " l hursuay win oe tne very earnest
day that you must venture.
Maria sighed. She was tevenstiiy ea
ger to get away from Offord; to get back
to Baxouburv: but a conviction every now
and then arose in her heart that. Saxon
bury might prove even less' tolerable. Her
whole lilc and she saw it must ue one
of ceaseless terror; there could be no rest
anywhere. Lady Saxonbury had been ill
herself, and could not come to tier in tins
illness. Maria was glad to be spared her
presence: she seemed to turn with a sick
feeling of despair from all whom, she had
"Squire Hipgrave'a asking for you ma'
am." said. Charlotte, putting her head'in
side the room door and addressing Miss
Ilardistv. lies m the drawing-room.
Miss Hardisty rpse, folded her work to
gether, and descended, .not acknowledging
to herself that she felt glad to escape the
' . . .1 1 Ct ' TT
monoipny oi mc sicktouiii. oiiuire uip-
grave was standing at the window, look'
"Good morning," said he, turning to
shake hands. "Mrs. 1 orke s better 1 find.
Will she be well enough to hear the news?
We have caught the murderer of Mr. Jan
A mist came over Olivia nardisty's sight
She felt her way to a chair. Did Squire
Hipgrave mean the real murderer
"I thought I'd come and tell you th
first thin2.'continued the souire. "There'i
not a doubt that Yorke's thousand pounds
has unearthed the lellow.
Miss Hardisty began to inquire into par
ticulars: but she felt that her voice sound
cd sharp and shrill.
"It was the man.Jving, who had been
seen with the other two in the afternoon,
While the two watched for young Louth
King thought he'd do a little business on
his own account, and attacked Mr. Jan
son. He has been in hiding ever Bince."
"How is it known? asked Miss Hardis
tv. feclins that it was not King.
" "One of the gang, attracted by the re
ward, has come forward to betray him.
Quite a lad, the informer is, not more than
sixteen. He has disclosed both the man i
crime and his hiding-place. They a re.no t
proof against money, these rogues would
sell their comrades for it, 'if the bribe's a
"Was he'tcento murder him?" inquired
"No. I suppose not I have heard
"Then, in point of fact, the guilt rests
only on the confession of this lad?''
Miss Hardisty shook her head, leaving
the. squire to infer that she accepted his
news, as he rose to depart She did not
say that she knew too much of the guilt of
another; to believe him. ,
Offord was up in arms, when the mant
King, was brought in for his examination
before the magistrate. That proceeding
took place subsequent to Squire Hipgrave' s
interview with Mi6S Hardisty.
The informer's testimony was to the fol
lowing effect: That King had come home
to the hiding-place of the gang in a des
perate fright. He accounted for it by
saying that Cook and Barnell (the two
men taken) had planned an attack on
young Louth, and that meanwhile he,
King, went back to the village and set on
to watch . for Janson. He "had heard
that Janson often carried a good bit of
money about; him, received as fees. King
Stole into Janson's garden, and there
waited, knowing it was an entrance he oft
en used. Id less than a quarter of an hour
Janson came in, and he, Kipg, attacked
him. He struck him down; Jie believed
that he. killed him; and. he was in the act
of rifling his pockets when somebody came
up to interrupt lie, King, attacked the.
fresh comer; but there he had. his match.
A scuffle ensued, .and the stranger's gun
was broken in it; and he, King; finding he
was getting the worst, eotawayi and made
the best of his road home, nrriving there
in fiia j rig n u lie uaa not intended to kill
Janson, far from it; only to, disable, him
while he eased him of his money. .Neith-'
cr had theptbertwothpughtlo kill Louth, 1
and tbattgentleman a powerful, resistance
h ad-led to the evil.. 3 . r
Such was, the. testimony given by the
approver,, and (here could be jittle 'doubt
that such, were the facts! Indeed, before
that day came to an end, the. .facts were
proved, by the confession of King. ' "Pros
trated, by h,is capture, and especially by
the. treachery of 'his comrade, he appeared;
completely to lose heart and spirit In a
reckless, despairing tone, he said, "to the
police that he, might as well make" afcTean
breast of it, and he described the.clrcdin?
stances more 'mintitely than the informer
had .done. He could not make itoulhe
said, how it was' that Janson had died so
easily; but he knew blows under the left
ear had turned out awkward, before now,
When asked who it was that came to the
interruption, King replied that he did not
know. It was a tall, strong man, dressed.
soiards he could see for the fog, in a sport
ing suit; his tongue that or a gentleman.
Olivia Hardisty shook with fear, bad
shaken ever since the man was captured.
that King was the real murderer, she
never believed: she had too much cause
to attribute the crime to another. But a
very confused account of the examination
had been carried to Alnwick Cottage.-
"Do not.aquaint Mrs. Yorke with this
unpleasant stir about the murder," Miss
Hardisty said to t inch, "bbetsnotin a
state for such excitement.1'
Finch, however, judged differently, and
Finch was one who liked to exercise her
own will. She judged that it would be
rather- a pleasant divertisement to her
mistress, to hear that there was some
chance of Mr. Janson's murder being
A TALE FOR TITE CHRISTMAS DESSERT-TABLE,
On, Thursday morning they were up
betimes at Alnwick Cottage. Mid-day
was to witness their departure Irpm it.
Even Mrs. Yorke was in the sitting room
by ten o'clock. It was a room adjoining
her bed room. Finch shook up the pil
lows of her easy-chair, and drew it near
the window. The day was bright for
winter, the landscape lovely,
-w 0 e
"All'sready ," replied Finch
nothing to do between now and the time
Perhaps it was because she had noth
ing to do that Finch judged it well to im
prove the time by telling her mistress
of the capture of King, and his confes
sion, "the man is took, and has con
fessed." she said. "He admits- having
stopped inside Mr. Janson's garden, and
killed him. '
Maria held a handkerchif to her face
to hide the terror that settled there.
"ll'Ao is it that was taken?" shegasped
"The man King, ma'am; one of that
dreadlul gang, it was thought that be
did it from the first"
'Send Miss Hardisty to me," murmur
Miss Hardisty came. She told Mrs.
Yorke the tale, so far as she knew it
Suddenly, in the 'midst of telling it, she
gave a startled shriek: for there stood Mr.
Yorke, inside the room dcor.
He looked ns if he had come off a jour
ney. He had a great-coat on his arm,
and was unwinding a warm cravat from
his neck. Laying tbem on a chair, he
advanced ana stooa oeiore ins wne,
"Are vou satisfied now, Maria?"
What was she to believe? Was he
guilty or not guilty. She looked up,
strangely yearning look on her white face.
her thin hands clasped before her. Miss
Hardisty, in her impulsive eagerness, laid
bold ot the arm ot Mr. YorKe.
"Were you not guilty?"
"Nol" he burst forth, a haughty flush
dyeing his forehead. "I was the one who
interrupted the wretched murderer at his
worK as nc nas now coniessea. ieave
roe a few minutes alone with my wife
will you, miss llardistyr
Misb Hardisty. walking quite humbly
from her sudden conviction of his truth
and their own mistake, crossed the room
and descended the stairs. Mr. Yorke, as
before, stood in front or his wife, upright
his arms folded, and looking down at her.
'.Which is true, Arthurr' sne gasped,
"Need you ask?" was his rejoinder.
"But why did you not tell- me at th
"Before I reply to that question, will
you answer me one: if 1 had told you, i
1 had gone so far as to swear to my ow
innocence, would-you have believed me?
No; she felt that she should not, then
"1 saw that all the assertion I coul
have made on my own part would not
dissipate the impression you had taken
up,".resumed Mr. Yorke. "Therefore, 1
could but leave it to the elucidation of
time. I 'did what 1 could. I offered a
high reward. I placed the matter, in. the
hands of .the Londou detective police
When I left here, and you so pleasantly
consigned me to a perpetual exile, my
journey was direct to Scotland Yard. But
that circumstances did tavor your view,
Maria. I might have felt inclined to take
you, at your word, and render our separa
The scales seemed to fall from her eyes.
A conviction of his innocece, of' his pres
ent truth, seated itself within her. She
leaned forward in. 'her weakness, and
sobbed aloud upon his breast , ,
Mr. Yorke wound, his arm londiy round
her, giving her' the explanation that he
did not give her formerly. He had gone
back to the village that evening, intend
ing to beard Janson.in his own house; to
forbid his visits. He watched for Janson
coming home,, .but he watche the front
door. " Janson meanwhile entered at the
garden door, in the side lane, unseen by
Mr. Yorker Standing there quietly, he
heard a groan, 'more than one, and pene
trated to the spot whence' they apparent
ly.cam'e, the garden The attacker of
Mr. Janson turned and attacked him, and
in the scuffle the gun was broken. The
robber got away , and' he, Mr; . 'Yorke,
stooped down to examine Janson. He
had matches in his. 'pocket, and struak
them, and he saw that Janson was indis
putably dead. He left him, and made the
best of his way home; but he wandered
put of the road; a .the fog, and got 'into a
"Why did you not give the alarm? why
did.you not speak of it?" jeiterated'Mrs.
"I can scarcely tell why." replied Mr,
Yorke. ''My feeling against Janson thta
night was .one of bitter anger. ( J should
not have killed him. as the burglar did;
,b'ut J am not sure that, it. was altogether.
feeling of grief that crossed .my heart,
when I saw him lyiDg there dead.
Maria did. not speak. aeriace was
buried, - , .
"r6crambled,out of the pool and.came
nme" continuea .Dir. XOTKe. as a.
reached1 the gate, Craneand his wife' were
nastiin'iT: they' seemed in distress.- and
'alarm, .and, I inquired' the cause. 'A
poor geniieman imujuaw uccu muucicur
they said.. J supposed that the bodyhad
ieen found, arid, the news had'spread
'Dotou remember," he somewhat abrupt
Jy added, "that I called fo you for a light,
when 1 came in, ana.askeajou io pnng
it up yourself'
nlilto mil'" - .
"My intention was to. tell you of what
had happened. Maria, I believe the feel-
s 'ii- i-i - . j'-.. (.
ing in my ueuri. Ya wain, j uu iu,
the man whom 1 had just seen with his
hand in vours. was dead and" out of the
way lorever. in tne lew moments mat
elapsed between my calling and vour ap;
peafance with the light, the mood changed,
and I resolved to say ndthing,. I .bundled
up my clothes, wet with' the pool, into
the long press, laid the broken gun upon
them, and came down to dinner.'1.
"Why did you lay tnem there, out of
. . .... v
"A3 1 said before, l can scarcely ten
you. in my ui-ieenng against janson, a
believe 1 resolved not to disclose mat
I had seen anything of the murder; to
be entirely silent upon that point For
one thine. Maria and I have felt ashamed
of myself ever since I' was the worse for-
drink that evening, in my sober senses
I should probably' have acted very differ
ently throughout; hut I was not in my so
ber senses. I had drunk a good deal at
Souire Hipgrave's; he had two or three
hard drinkers at his luncheon-table that
dav. hearty sportmen, and I drank with
the rest. Again, while I was waiting for
Janson. near his house, 1 turned into a
public-house and drank more brandy?
and water. You must have seen that I
had taken too much.
"Yes, she answered.
"Afterwards there came that nnhappy
suspicion, through my having mixed up
the one murder wun tne otner. Anai
susDicion did attach to me, I could not
help seeing, and I was really thankful to
Olivia Hardisty, and to Henry Yorke, for
helping me to a way out oi iu. louaye
tardily confessed, then, to what I had seen,
would never have done; it might only
have brought suspicion more tangibly up
on mtv People would have asked what
"Artliur. sne saiu, raising iier wuiie
face, "you might have.coufessed to us at
"With what chance of receiving cred"
It was the old question. An unsatis
factory one now.
"I judged it better to bide mv time."
Mr. Yorke. "We will have Henry
to spend Christmas with us, and make it
. - A i: Till
a tihristmas laie lur uuer uiuutr. a u
give it them at dessert. 1 suppose 1 may
come to Saxonbury again?'
She was crvingsottiy and silently, nap
py tears now. Mr. i orke neio ner closer,
and bent to kiss them away., "I think
vou nave Bavea my nw, -a.ru.ur. bub
. a . I:. . il it l-
"You were going to Saxonbury to-day
were you not!
"Yes: bv the mid-day train.
"But I perceive you are not fit to trav
el. Shall we stay on here a few days, and
see a little more oi mis strange arama
..... ,. 3
"Oh yes. if you please," she readily an
swered. "All the places in the world seem
. , i-, i
clad to me now. i nave nau Drain lever,
"I know you have. I had a bulletin up
daily of your progress.
"From whom?" she inauired. in surprise,
"From the physician. Had he warned
me of danger, T should' have hastened to
you. He thought I was detained in tow
by law business, and could not leave,
Maria." he more gravely added, "never
vou doubt mv care and love again "
"I have" never doubted them," she re-
nYieA. "I Arthur." she broke off, ga
ling at him earnestly, "it is I who ought
to enioin that. The cloud fell on your
minrl nrt nn mine. Has it gone awayr
'It has. I believe I was wrong, Ma
ria. At any rate, it can never now re
"Thank God!" she murmured. "Quite
"Qnite gone," repeated Mr. Yorke, re
garding the remark as a question. -ai an
other thousand pounds would bring Jan
son back tolife, Maria, I would freely give
"Shall you speak abroad, now, of what
you saw of the murder? '
"No, It would answer no end, for J
could not swear to the assailant I dis
closed the whole to one of the head police
in liondon; but there s no necessity to pro
claim it further for the benefit Of the pub
lit We will keep it as-a' secret A less
weighty one than that you have been hug
ging to your heart, Maria,"
A sudden pushingopen of the room door.
Master Leopold flew in boisterously, fol
lowed by linch, grumbling. Tapal pa
pal" shouted the boy in his delight And
Mr. Yorke' caught him in his arms.
Finch stood transfixed with surprise.
"Why, sir, when did you come?'
"Teniminu'tes ago," said Mr. Yorke.
'Tarn telling your mistress that she will
do well to remain-'on here 'a little longer,
until she shall he more fitto travel."
"You can unpack; Finch,"' said her
"Well, that is. a- bother!'? cried Finch,
who was in the habit from long service,
of saying pretty well whatsbe-pleased.
"Have you come to stay, too, sir?'
"Yes," said Mr. Yorke.
Bntthey got home to Saxonhury Sh time
for the Christmas dinner. And as to Of
ford, it has not done talking yet of the
double tragedy enacted on that foggy night,
or of tha flight the whole 'village made to
the county town to see the three murder
The path of life meanders, through, a
bright and' .beautiful world a world'
where. the fragrant flows"'of friendship,
nourished. jjjr the gentle dews of sympa
thy and the. warm sunlight of. affection,
boom in perennial beauty., .But through
thisjvorjd Ihere'jlowa a swm whose
.turbid' waters cross and recrosa" the path'
of every pijgrim. it is the, stream of hu
,man Buffering. 'Nearly,' six, thousand
years sinceit flawed out through Eden's
gate. yet it still rolls onward, ever becom
ing brbadecand deeper. Its sources are
hidden in thelomost recesses of human
.hearts, apd Its rihutaresow out from!
every hearthstonein the land-Man strives
in vain to check its progress 1( is uncon
trollable . Science and tat may press into;
their tier vice ai the blind forces ofnature.
They, may unffe dUfant'pjacea Jy parallel
baride.'of ir"ontand pause' Uienever-tiring
locomotiye swiftly to speed" from.the east-
ern to me western sea. nnu iiKuiuing-
likeTApfdityjtuey may send messages of
nope or uuings oi uespair uiruugu air
and ocean. They mayeyen go beyond
these "and determine Jthe nature of the
very elements which compose the heaven
ly .bodies. But when they seek to 'stop
the flow of this mighty stream they are,
confronted by the mandate. "Thus far
shalt thbu'go. and no farther." 'Education
, , , . . - . - .,
nas uqne muca to overcome mess eviis
of ignorance'and barbariaoism; but it has
also done much to increase our capacity
for SnOerinir. We' ire now surrounded
by the advantages and comforts of civili
zation; but are we happier than were pur
ancestors in ruder times! It we 100K
about us to-day, and mark the varied ex
pressions upon the faces of those we meet,'
we"shall see lines of care which speek in
language to plain to be misunderstood.
They tell of youthful dreams unrealized; of
no pes ongnieu uy me irusia oi unit; ui
. ' 1 1 - f A - 1 . f . . , 1
, ii- , . i i .i c . . . .' r
oroKen ties, oi jnenusnip; anu oi sou,
aching hearts. Other lines there are;
which tell of sorrow too deep for utterance
sorrows which are denied even the can-
- . ... . -
eolation of human sympathy.
As Seen by the "Editor of the Grayson
From an article descriptive of Bro,
Haynes' recent visit to Hartford, we clip
the following paragraphs:
One hour's travel brought us to Beaver
Dam. our point on the road, fire miles
horn Hartford, which place we reached
about dark, on horseback, covered with
, mi . - e .i. . .ij.n, :
muu. xnis town is one ui iuc uiucet .m
Kentucky, and has ever been famous a3
the home of some of her most . distin
guished gentlemen, and beautiful, and
accomplished ladies. In, neither respect.
is the place losing caste, ,xet, tney Bay
there "Hartford is not what it has been:
manv of her brizht lizbts have faded, the
gallant young men and, winsome ladies
nave uiubut luaiiieu uut kwmw
we are of the opinion that iiaruora was
never better supplied in mesa regarui
than, at the present time. We woulc
mention .their names, but space forbids.
The most prominent anions the lea-
turea of enterprise are the newspaper and
schools. That these have become fixtures
well established, is a proposition gener
ally conceded. We know ofrno county
paper that is crowioz more rapiory ana
. . - -, , ,
deservedly too. into public favor, than
the "Hartford Herald.5'
But there is one thing which reflects
discreditably upon the whole town; it is
the absence of pavements, which maces
it almost impossible for ladies or gentle
men to appear with any pleasure. to mem-
fllvpa tinnn tha streets. When we azain
visit the place, it will be wnen me muu
has dried up.
The other day Justice Potter was cailed
upon to marry a couple on Front street
east, ana ne was asKing iuc unuc-grouiu:.
"You promise to love, cnerisu, ect., wnen
the vounsr man blurted out:'
"See here! I want a fair understanding'
about this thing. Does that mean that
I've got to take care of her whole family,
or onlv herself?'
His honor explained, and the young
"Well, go ahead. I only wanted to
know how muckot the family I was mar'n
rying. Detroit Free rress.
Wheke Was Ir. A boy aged about
sixteen stepped into aGriswold street barber-shop
Saturday and took a seat with
"I guess I'll have this mustache shaved
The barber took out the apron, sharp
ened his razor, mixed the lather antf as
he stood beside the chair he saidi
"Well, I'm ready any time you can tell
me where the mustache is." Detroit Free
A darkey's instructions for putting on a
coat were, "First de right arm, den de
left, and den give one general conwul-eion.''
AN INQUISITIVE CUSS.
Tim Various" HolherAbontTftxRe-
eelpli anUTiaen ,eek)i mrortnatloa.
Raccoon Holies, Some tirae.jn J
Felniary, 1875, but dou't ei- V
actly know the day. 1
Mister ditor:---1 see you ,her cot to
making a paper in HarttoroV Yon srnt
me one last week which .sorter made-me
feel like my vestcoat was getting too small.
It s a; grate, thing to hev friends, even if
one ain t acquainted, with em., .Well. 1
was readine the funny pieces in it. and it's
as good as a almanac, and I serf so to!d
Alhck. Sea J I'll be confound if he ain't
sharp; and Invthat is, old.AlIickYput.hia
ringer to pis eye and pulleuut ppenjs-Jittle,
.as much as to say,, thal.s a bright, idee.
Old Allick, as we call him, is asroar man,
and has got education,, and used to, teach
our Bchoolj (before they got, to, making
teachers with certificates), anithe -njejghi.
borhood all think he is mjty sharp, and
that the say is what makes him.sOnCu-
rious. Hoes it do you that, wayz . , ,
Well, you see, 1 was reading jour paper
all through, and I seed where yqu, wanted
subscribers, and 1 said to old Alllckl. want
to subscribe for it, because, you mee.-a man
don't want to be burdecsome to his friends,
and I like-the paper, and. th.inklby,read
ing.it I might get sharpened up a-.ijiila
myself. Butj,you: see,, a wbile- pack; the
Sheriff camerqund 'tb sea. who had tax
receipts, and gef. he to me, oase,ycm got
you.bettet let7riej,eell yotr,one, fo.r,ses.he.
everybody buys. emapu you betlertajreone.
VYell, jftij see, ,1-dotVlike, to 'be Q) of
fashions so-taathiro. what hesold 'ens-at.
and he sed different prices "some; fir peh.
people; ana samejiqr, poor peopicarower
prices, last "him what.be would,siH:me
one for. Then he cot outbia book:.then
)te looked- around te house,-(Irecjcou to
see how poor we wasj, and tben, opened
his, book,, and ses,.! canell rjqu,,very
food one for ore dollars, and aJbaf,! -Sag I,
'11 ,h,ev.tq try'and gi(, alpngwihjoii it,
because I ain't got that much mows, .
JJes.Jheryott. better git.it jip.before J.come
ooaj. nesk io..puy.-one,,' 11 uea.yi.g-& io
talking "about LheUaw 1 got iker3. for.
Tpa 8ee,4.'mjmityfeard of tbjega,! dqa't
krow'anjthiag-.about, andse; I,; can't
yooJet.haTe'a tollable gQod.oBror-3dol-i.i-t.'.
iii t . v. j d " .i,.;'.
wife 1 barfboU and we'ra out of -coffee and
Jlere'.be ,bega tc4,lool; ?sad,(and
scd, he couldn t help thet;h wusn t .lowed
to take less, and if. 1 didn't git it up by the
timeihe come iquntLagiHhe'dhevto take
our cow. Tbet skeereXme, worser still
So',' soon as he-wis gone. I, put off Jcj Un
cle eharley's aBd axt-him about itl He's
a equire.Uncle' CharlffriBid he sed I
uutjjay for-itjor hej28heriC4.;sBl my
cow to. make it. wen,you,&e.e,.l,got.Un
cl& Charley to let ma have, maeey, enough
to pay the tax, and l,'m,totwork it out;
X), yonjsee,.i;ve notgqt&e twAOpuars
now, butr.ye sotmy hart, qnohevin-thet
paper? and I dou't intend you-shell.send
itfto rae .for,puthin, no how;p.bqte8t ea
soon eal 'gittha twq,doJlai8,-Jm9onjing
down to a, pighwim. yoo,--!aadipb-scribe,
Well, sea I to old Allick, after! tiitikin
bout thet tax bizness, ses IrtthetSHriff
must git lot o' moneys xEf ha raa,kes.me
pay thet much- ifitb only ;;owa. wila
and a baby, and, a few otherjtriokshosr
much does he make them rich-felles pay?
AAV CU BUUJCj VI CIS! IU, 1,1 JO yillBlJ, KLiKM
two or three hundred dollars &,iyeai.
Well, thet surprised meiu-SesHL; where
does it all go to? S4, be, (find, ha looked
a little sorter canning, "where the wood
bine twinemv Ses 1, where s taWk? ds
he, thet will take a smart maa.to.tell', but
esyou aregoin totaketbe HAHTOKftHxa
ald you might-git tbaEeltoc to ask, Judge
Gregory about it, and put it in the paper.
Ses I, tbet's the very Uee, and. yoa'see, I
' -.1. ;r .t . . r .i :j .t .
was so lajten. ii, wet i, uia HKSjian
1 could not wait.Ulk I come down-to,se
you, but sot-right down. to, write toiyoa
about it .
Now, Mr. Editor, In in.,-terribl a-orn
est about thet tax. business, andeTecsoace
the Sheriff coma so near takin oar cow, I
can't think of anything else, hardly.: Ef
you could jest find- out -and put. in your
paper tne strata ot what goes wttk the
money,; there's lots of folks-over Jb era thet
would subscribe for your paper." , I kaow
ef Judge Gregory, and the rest of them
fellers iu' the court houe,.are only(haf es
pleasant and clever, ea they was) last sum
mer, they win ten yoo an aooat , ana
ef you will, put it in, your paper wil' b ea
fashionable as tax receipts,.beka thire'a
nothin so much talked about aa high tax
ed, and nothin we know so little aboat es
what goes with the money. When i. got
this fur with hiy letter, 1 showed it tQ old
Allick, and he red it thru with thet curia
look on his face, and ses, thet'a better! n I
expected; andres be, ef you a only take
a lew lessons, you, cood soon rite a letter
thet your frend, the Editor, wood put in
bis paper, met a settled rm goia to
take them lessons.
KowflIr. Editor, I'ye got to go to. work
for Uncle Charley, for I expect thetSher
iff will soon be here agin to tell me thet
tax receipt, and I must be reddy. fur him.
Bite soon to your friend, m
Baisixo Horn to Ccsh THin.i-;H
is a solemn-looking boy about-tap -years
of age, and he wears a long face aa he
drops into the coroner a'""office and re
"Shocking murder wasn't' it?" 1
"What! What's thatf' exclaimedUe
coroner, sprihgingup. r
"Chopped her head clean off,' contin
ues the boy, carelessly.
"Where! when! what street?"". , '
"And she was a perfect lady'-'addsthe
boy. ' ?:
"Come on; half a dollar; otherlcorner;
call a hack'" called the coroner, "'getting
into his overcoat "
"I was speaking of MarieAntoinette,
Queen ofFrance in 1793 regular put up
job," demurely replies theladj 'irjou
want to read tne particulars oi iqe case
I'll fetch over the book,"
The coronersits down and'contepiplstes
the steaming, end of the stick 6t cordwood
protruding from the stove, arid' the clock
on the desk goes ahead with, ils labor of
ticking time' into eternity. Detroit Free
A school in Vermont is presided over
by' a cross-eyed teacher. A, few days' ago
he called out: "That boy I am' looking
at will steponton the floor." Immediately
twenty-seven lads walked out in-front of
the astonished pedagogue.