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"LET US HAVE PEACE."
VOLUME V ALEXANDRIA, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1873. NUMBER 35.
VOLUME V. ALEXANDRIA, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1873. NUMBER 35.
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FROM SEA TO SEA.
BY JOAQUIN WILLEI.
At t !t! at last 0 steed new-born,
Born stror.g of the wll of the strong New
We shoot to the summit, with the shats of morn,
Of the Mount of 'Thunder, where clouds are
Below, In a splendor of sun-clad seas,
A kiss of welcome on the warm west breaeze
Blows up with a smell of the fragrant pne,
And a faint, sweet tragrance from far-of seas
Coarces in through the gates of the great South
And thrills the seal like a Sow of wine.
The hare leaps low in she storm-bent grass,
The mountain ram trotn his cliff loks back,
The brown deer hies to the tamarack
And star to the south with a sound o'fthe main
Moil buffalo herds to the limitlest plain.
On, on o'er the summit' and onward again,
And down like p sera bird the bUllow ent-hrlouds,
And down like the swallow that dips in the tea,
We dart and we dash and we quiver and we
Are blowing to heaven white billows of clouds.
The Humboldt desert and the alkaline land,
And the seas of sage and of arid sand,
That stretch away till the strained eye carries
The soul where the mntlute spaces fill,
Arefar in the rear, and the fair slerras
Are under our leet, and the heart bents hsgh
And the blood conies quiet; but the lius are cttii
With awe and wonder, and al the will
Is bowed with a grandeur that frets the sky.
A flash of lakes through the fragrant trees,
A song of bilrdi awl a courdo bees
Above in the bought* of the sugar pine;
The plckaxe stroke in the placer mine,
the tbom of blastzs in thegrold-ribbed hills,
The grizzly's growl in tile gorge below,
Are dying away, and the sound of riUs
Front the fr-olff Ailnrnimering crest of snow;
The laurel gren and the ivied oak
A yellow str, am ant . cabin's sinoke,
The brown bert bill, Seal the bhelphert's call,
The hills of v.ne anil of iruts, uand all
T'he sweets of Edetn .re here, and we
Look out and astar to a limitless sea.
TWO HUNDRED POUNDS REWARD.
"HAVE you heard of the accildent that
has befalnll poor old Mr. Gololsworthvy "
acked my wife in a hurried. tremlbling way,
the moment I entered the house, one bit
terly cold snowy evening.
Not I wlhet envilenlit ?" was miy some
what uiigraeiotus renjoihlder ; for I had just
colme by train I'roll the inorth, alnd the cold
had given a keen edge to both iny temler
"e fell or threw himself last night from
the folding doors of the loft leadlng from
his btedroom on the' third floor t' his house,
into the paved courtlt below, antld Illlust have
been killed on the spot," rleplied my wii-,
partly reading from a neWSlaper in her
'" Bless me, how drelad.lil !" I exclained.
His stranlge hlabit of walking in his sleep
has. then. as we feared, resulted titally at
" So the paper doubtfully hints," replied
my with, stil with the samn(e o(itl qtlivering
of lily. eyes. and voici, ; "" bit you knlow it
was C(harlotte's earitha:t not only the door
spoken of, but her father's taedroomt win
dow should be s'cureily l'stenled after hei
had retired to bed. eithe.r byl h.erself or her
hutshand. Ah! there' is his knock again !
lie has ls-tii here twice before! '
" Whose knock ?" I hastily demanded.
"('harlotte's llhusballd, Richart Warren.
to request your pie'selice' at the inquest to
be 1lskten to-miorrow inorlig. Hla: Good
I was not surprised at this last exclania
tion of apprehensive astonishment. for the
ftice which peered doubtfully in at the par
tially-opu'ned door was that of a corpse, in
its mortal pallor.
Before I could speak, l'icharnl Warren,
perceiving that only my wife and I were
present, pushed wide the door, staggering
in, andl dropped helplessly upon the near
" What, in the name of heaven, is the
matter, Richard ?" I said at last.
lie strove nlightily to answer. I eould
see, but the overpolwering agitation under
which he convulsively laiiored. choked his
wonls. My wife, though more alanncr l
than myself, ploured out a tumbler of
brandy, which Warren eagcn rly seized, al
though his shaking hands conld hardly
arry it to his nloutth.
It seelmel to steadr his nerves somewhat.
anti presently he said in a low, palpitating
voice, " I--I' wi h you to attend the inquest
"On whose behalf--ours? Why what
on earth ails the man ?"
A slight tap at the door by our little
mite of a servanllt Iaidl. who wished to
know if lnV dinner ws to twi brought inll,
produloced suhl a vilent start, that the
tumbler fell fromt hi' Inervele. grasp). tidl
was smashed to bits on the tlhr, whilt
the long-dr:tawn groan-like b'ratlh whic'h
followei the girl's entrance. testified alike
to the great e--. of tlhe re'li'f, and the pre
vio01 tert'ble dread that he had felt.
" One word. Robert." lie, after a fLw
motpeatsof unquiet siliece, again mur
mutred-. one word. Charlottc. tu wifi',
hs. oull know. been ill-she' is madll
"u:iel! Your wise alad."
"Ye's--she nluit-t b o. And tell tnc.
1I-i nlly wife"-' ividenP e adumissible. eveut
upposingle were ulot'eiil sitle' atUainllt
SreiAfl beavcenll .--tHy ar c'oul .!-ha''ve.
as l sp 't'te,. dread, ., dn'rd, trackdlr
A light, singLle knock at the str'e't-loor
oceasioedl tli. wild otlF',reak. atl W1arr,'l
awaited whal: t miilht 'illo. in an a'gony
Of piParalyzing fear. lie was not lung kept
hi sutspen. .A whlilspred t enltncle, al
drer.w to the girl who opened the dwoor.
wa tttY't'rel'iV hat fott'ps ,int the
stairs; and bItwre yot' could count ten,
two police-iolieers abruptly entt'e'el the
room. Warren star'tdl back, liookeli will
Slyrmnd as if in searchJ of somue outlet to
rcal---aw noe,. ani would, I thinik.
have fdlen, but fir the iroln gr.sp of the
oeicers. illn whic'lh lie wa< iltllnediatelv
itzedl. It i tul'less attemnptintg to de'pi,'t
the distrPe and .oelfinpion :Lattendanlit iipfi
slch all incidelit as this t; lUJi('e it to say
that it W-' not till sonli timne after one of
the detectives had gone for a-cab. that I
wprehnlded. alid then dimly only, from
the other olieer'- curt softo rKe answer.s,
that5 Rhi Warren w grievosalypsus
pekted of haviuz robhbl his father-in-law.
andti, teeted br the ohl man in the act Of
,hurli~ng ti a~ti a 'fitrcee strug-le fromi
the loft doors inioe thei ,iutrt below
' Bit for his wilfe's ts'evertithl.s, whichl
i Imhowevr. he 'ftade lecnty avails
ble, I doubt that -- . Bit hi re' ik thle
6," ad(deli the oflicer, in a bil-iniss-lik,,
PtPuptory tone. ' Now, sir. if you.
P a ent onc.: aln witihout a:Iny hother "
. Their pris, ener wa- hurried a:lnay sithout
her. l Iprelac; a11 l I hail e:arel,,V ·uflicienlt
• iihsws of mind to a:i', illn answer to hil
lBte. hut ipit,'ouilculee:1. that I wotlld Iot1
Sto Ie pre.-lit at thie inquest on the
Siti' and I were so utterly confotiull
Y by w'i1t 11had oct.rr. tllhat it was a
long time bIfore we could reason coher
ently upon the subject, or advise as to
what should be done. That Richard War
ren, of all other men in the world, should
he accused of such a crime was, we both
hIeartly agreed, narvelous, increclible. iHe
and I were born in the same parish; I had
never lost sight of himl from his boyhood.
and knew that he had ever been a dutifll
son, and an attached husbh:ud, and an lion
e-t. industrious citizen-though not one
with wllom the world had gone. smoothly.
His trade was that of a herald-painter:
that is, he painted arms and devices upon
coach-panels ; and when he caine to Lon
ilon had found employment at the Messrs.
Sioulditche's establishment, in Long Acre.
lie saved a eon'iderable sum from his
earillgs, and was thereby enmboldened to
lmarry Charlotte Goldsworthy, an amia
ble, intelligent young woman:, and to fur
niishl a house at IIamnptead, with a view to
il('ncre'a. his income by letting fruliislhed
apartments. This latter speculationi
proved Inore diticult of successful accoou
plishinent than he had imagined, as I well t
knew, from having been consulted Ibyv
him relative to several debt-difliculties, iii
which, froi the furniture havinu cost :
munch more than was anticipated,ile had t
heliite theinporarily ilvolvoed. To this
hard strilggle to save hinmself frolm in-l a
pushed-l.d the til wall by one or two ilpa- -
titnt 'redlitors, I attributed the great error
hie ' ounlllitted inll not insuring hi. property.
,.v ery shilling being, as it were, or vital
iiportauee in the up-hill gamune hlie had to
play. Thie ilelecl.t, however, occasiollned.
twva a fatal onet. He had let hll first floor c
to a disabled veteran, who had served inll
the Peninsular war. This gentleman, on t
the ;.lniver.ary of Waterloo, drlink so
many bnlupers ill gratitude of the tri- c
uniph of Wellington, and his army, that
oil retiring to bed. lhe' conltrived-instead c
of' extingui.shing the candle as he intendedu
-to ect tire to the windoa-curtains; aild l
so swiftly did the flames gain head, that I
before etlliicent assistance arrived, the hlou-e
wa- al Illass of fire, and poor Wal'ren's
furniture, save a few articles, utterly con- -
sinliedI'l This was a cruel blow ill itself
a•11 greatly aggravated by the fallilmi of a I
blazing beal upon the uunfortunlltc prto
prietor's right arm, whilst hie was stren-
iiotily enlgaged in endeavorilng to rescue
soure portionli of his entire worldly sub
stance tromn the flales. lie betcame. inll
('conl(qLueio e. an inmate of Middlesex lions
pital tor atween two aind three imoiiths:
anid whe(n dish:largeid "culred.'" foundli
tha:it his right hand had irretrievably lost
the leuilling which had enahbled' hi a
to gaili high wages as a herald-painter,
and that nothing was left to himn but a
chalnce of earning an existence& in the much º
worse-pl.idl cadling of an ordlinary coacth
painter. Iven in this lower mlechaniall
w alk, the iieiidint he had mIlet with pre
\v"nted himn from acequiriig quicknies-. or
imore tha a barely average skill, aiid lie
was 'inking rapidly lower and lower in theii
world. when his father-in-law. Bartholo- I
ilew Goldlworthy, came very unexplcted
Iv flirward to thi rescue. and it .senied l
lrobable that Richard Warren might even
yet gt on in ithe world.
Iartholoiew Goldsworthy was alln oddl.
wa:yward, eccentric kind iof luortal-ex
ceedingly deaf, half blind, a cripple in his
arms, aind, mIoreover, addicted in his latter
ye:ir.i to a growing habit of talking aloudeI
to himself, unconscious aipalrently of tilei
lresence of others, and of walking in his
Ireanling sleep. In fact, his failing mind
dwelt continually, day and night-andll
every hour of the day and night--utton
one idea-that of his hoards, and the meansI
whereby they might be added to, to the cx
clu-ion of all other thoughts, passions or
deisires, except love for Ils daughter Char
lotte, which one saw from titie to time,
gleam through the thick crust of worldli
mles' that enveloped his whole life. This
pcellurious old mian possessed considerable
ihlt,e-property in 'lIottenhaml Court Road,
and contiguous localities, and was himself t
doinicilel'iu a roomy, tumbled-down house
of his own iln Newman street. He now
proposed that Newman and his wife
should have apartmelnts therein, free of
charge', and further suggested. that as lie
had :all the upper part of a large, light
work-hop in the same court untenanteil,
his son-in-law might set uip business there
as a coach-palnter to the trade.
This offer was gladly accepted by War
ren and his wife, and I was told that mat
ters were beginning to wear a brighter as
'yect with them-Charlotte's afBectionate
ministrations to her father's infirmities,
gradually softening the old man's flinty
nmiserlinues, though not yet to the extent,
mnuch as his daughter pressed him upon t
the point, of etflectually assisting Richard
Warren with money in his business. Golds
worthy's propensity to dream-walking had
increased with years, and but a few months
previous to his untimely end, he had been
caught deliberately unfastening, in the dead
of the night, the veryfoldingdoors through
which hlie hail now f len, or been hurled.
'They were always afterwarda carefully se
cured at night, as well as every other aper
ture through or out of whichhe might by
possibility fbill in his frequent sleep-wan
derings. Sometimeshis bedroom door was
locked on the outside, but to this precau
tionl he himself strtongly objected, from a
nervous dread of fire.
This brief summary of our acquaintance
with and knowletldge of Richard Warren
will sufficiently account for the concern
and c6nstiernation with which his arrest on
a chare of murder overwhelhned us both.
Mrs. Warrenl hadil been not long before ((i
tined of a still-born child; milk fever had
beenii apprehended, and after much dismal
ciogitationl on tile subject, we dimnily con
ludided that some wild expressions utteredl
by thile wife in her frenzy, aggravated, it
lmight likely enough be, by an unguarded
cOliiflnlini'tionl of her father's dreadful
deathl, llu led to the apprehension of her
1 did not sleep much that night; and my
first business in the morning was to see
Mr. M'lntyre, solicitor, of southamnpton
luildin's, and enl gage his servioes in be
half of Richardl arren. I then strode on
towards Newmnan street, with a double
purpose in my mnind-one, to obtain, it
possilde, an interview with Mrs. Warren
the other to get myself. as I knew how,
called upon tlh inqutest. I could not ob
tain speech of Mrs. Warren. I hadl no dif
ticulty, however, in getting myself placed
oi the jury, which, on the arrival of the
coroner, entered tforthwith upon its funo
The Tbly was viewed according to pre
Scedeiil in such cmases, and, as fir as I could
-cti. exlhihitedl no external marks of injury
that niight not have been caused by the
fail from such a height upon the granite
pasing of the courtyard. The coroner,
however, and oie or two of the initiated
amongst the jury, looked sqrenely solemn
and mysterious ; and as soon as we were s
wettled on our chairs in the room selected t
for the jury's accoinmodation, and home I
trilling evidlence hLa, been adduced, the 1
coroner directed Charlotte Warren to be I
sunull lonld. Mr. M'lutvre objected in- I
stantly to such a course wing taken.
"If,"' as he understtool the case, "that n
per:so's husband was accused of the mur- t
der-if, indeed, which he, Mr. M'Intyre
much doubted, aiuv murder had takent
place, his wife couh'l not In pernitted to c
give evidence which might affect him fa
vorably or otherwise." t
The coroner replied that Richard War- o
ren was detained as a measure of precaIu
tion only, atnd that, a:lthough ifsent to triad
on a capital or other charge, whatever his e
wif(e might say coull not be used against s
him, yet in that court of unfettered iii- t
quiry as to the calus of death of the de- d
weas'ed IBarthiloomew Goldsworthy, theyl
had a right, and were indeed boutlnd, to
hear evervtybodv likely to throw light upon r
the matter. -'this was letrally correct I
enoughl; the order to bring ?orward Mrs.
Warren was rlepeated, and after a delay of i
about tell riinutes, she was suplported into
the I'room byl a nlrse antd assistant, and a
steted in :a chair almlost in a fainting state, s
and looking as pale and convulsively agi- p
ktted :- her Inbutrnd on tit'he previous even- e
ing, at ny honse,. After a short pause the
examiniation proceeded. t
lichardl Warren, I should state, was not I
present, the coroner not deeming his pr's- I
eura' es.entliat in the present stage of in- a
quiry. A whiispered caution front himu a r
minuttd or two previous to Mrs. Warren's a
cnth'ane, intormed tme. Dloreover, that i
slhe was ignorant of her hubaud being in f
The statement elicited with munch diffi
culty, front Mrs. V:Warren, waL in substance I
this :-'"Ou the. previous evening she had I
l.tund herself munich better. at:l her hus
halnd, about ninte o'clk, left her to pro- 1
e'oll something moren than a mile beyvond
Ilamnpstead, oil particular buillness. About t
el'vetll o'clock tilhe' nurse went home, t
pIr',miini not to bIe gone more thanl ain I
l,'hour. r. Warren supposed she mut-t
have been some time a.e"ep afterwards.
whetn hlie wi- awoke by a noise of strug- y
gling and hialt'--tided cra's in the adjoining t
biedro omi-her father's. Starting Iup in I
be-d. hec drew a curtain from belfore a matll
window in the partition which looked into I
Mr. Goldhsworthv's room. and saw, bv the t
lhm. uncertain moonlight, her lfather, in
his niight-d~ress, struggling in the grasp of I
a mau. She was so territied, so panie
stricken, that although she strove with all I
her might to call for assistantc, she could t
not do so, and renllnmtibred nothing mIore I
till restored to coni) ctiolsless by the nurse, t
a little beforei e n o'clock.' t
There was a dead silence for a few min- c
utes after Mrs. Warren ceased speaking,i
broken by tlhe coroner, who, after whis-
lhring with a detective. said, in his mildest ,
totles, 'You notiotil the dress, I bliteveI
Irs. Warreni-the coat, at least--which
the imaln you saw struggling with your
father wore '"
Ilow shall I describe the sudden, flashing
change that pa-sedl over the witll"' pale f
fiature's upon hearing this que(ton ? It e
seemel I tlhat an unseen dagger struck her.
or that a serpent-nleliory or Sl<picion t
had wbeen awsaktenld by it into iili. ti al
niument she had hidden her thIo in her I
outslread palms, whilst a convulsive shud
deritng visibly passe'd through and shook
After a brief Iause, the coroner pro
ceelded with his inquisition, mildly as be'
"" You told the ittunre. I hear, Mrs. W'ar
ren, durinlg the fir.t agitated moments that
followed your restoration to'onlsceiorlsness,
that the roblh'r and assassin wore a light
brown paletot, with pearl buttons-the
same kindl of coat. in fact," addrlt the cor
over. in a tone snuIlued involuntarfly by the
terrible suggestion his words conveyed, .
'" the satle kid of coat, in fact, that yonr r
husband usulally wears:"
The convulsive tremor by which the t
wretched wife was shaken, as if with a
aroxystnL of ague, increased in violence, t
but no words replied to the coroner's ques
tion. " Nay." persistedl the functionary, l
youtt have 'ien heard, when no doubt
fancying no one was within earshot, to
directly and vehementlv accuse your hlu,
band to his hface of bwing the assassin
" It could not be !" screamed the wie t
distractedly, ald springing from the chair 1
to her feet. "It is false; or, if true, I
must have been razedl--mad ! Oh, heav
ens!" She had fainted, and was Inmnedli
ately carried out of the room in a state of
)r. Ienslop, of Newman street, re
marked, that adthough there had been at
one time apprehension of fever in Mrs.
Warren's ase. hlie was quite suire her mind
harl never ltin in the slightest degr~i, af
The next witness was Martha Itiddlel.
tilt'he nurse ; shle had returned to Newmlali
strenet about a quarter to one, havinlg t~bnl
detained at ihoiie loIher than she intendedl.
Just aLS she reacheT Mr. Goldsworthy's
door. she noticed the shadow of a nlan, asm
she thought, hi Mr. Warrcn's work-shop,
pas:sing quickly about, and now and then
stooping down; once she tlhought there
were two personi in tile loft, but on look
ing mnore attentively, concltded that tile
dim moolight had deceived her; she won
dered rather tllat Mr. Warren, who she
knew haul gone to IIampsteail, should be
hi his workshop at that time of night and
thotght she would mention it to Mrs.
nin, whom. on entering the house.
she did with a latr'h-key, and pro
uIp-stairs to her bedroom, she found lg
across the bed. fainted away. Upon oem- I
ing to herself, she seemed to be fbr sme I
mlunutes in a kind of distraeted maze, I
and told witness, tirst, that a man In her
husbantd's coat-then that h huLsband
himself-had, shie was ram'e, robbed and I
murdered her father. Witneab then gave
the alarm, just upon which Mr. Warren
himself came hurrying upetalrs, looking,
witness thought, very pale and cared.
She was sure he had on the lilht broHwn
paletot he generally wore. MI'. Warren
alidnted away again at the aight of her hLs
band, and the house was soon afterwards
tilled with people. .
In reply to Mr. M'Intyre, who, by the 1
way, had obtatined a lbrf Interview with
Hi hardl Warren, thenurse mid that the
upper-coat was always hanging upin the
pasage' wihen not worn by Mr. Warren;
that the street-dotor opened with a .ery
c mneon )sort. of a latch-key, and that Pur
fltt aindl his journeyman, who were pacek
ing-~ase makers, aind worked in the lower
part of Mr. Warren's workshop, were
quite ftnmlllisr with the house and Its ways.
She certainly had thought at one time that
she saw the shadows of two men cross-.
ing to and fro, and stooping down, in the
upper floor of the workshop, but had come
to the conclusion that she must have been
mistaken. Mr. Goldsworthy's bureau, ihe
further deposed, a s well as a large tin box,
kept in his bedroom, had been wrenched
open, and all the gold and silver they con
ta:ited, supposed to be a large sum, carried I
off. She further added, that the key of
the lofl-loor wasp she believed, generally
carried by Mr. W arren, in his coat-pocket.
The detective gave the finishing stroke
to this evidence. In the tightened grasp
of the deceased he had found a small piece
of light browns cloth, matching precisely
with a rent in Richard Warren's upper
coat, and torn off, as he (the detective)
supposed, if what had been stated wtLs
true, in the death-struggle. Ile had also
liscovered about ten pounds in gold and
silver concealed under the floor of Richard
Warren's workshop, but the amount car
ried away, he was bound to add, wa:,
known to exceed live hundred pounds.
This was more than sufficient, and the
inquest was adjourned to the next day,
when Richard Warren would be present,
:rad the evidence be read over and subill
scrilil--a needlless ceremony, like the
presence of the accused at thesealtogether
ex parte proceedings.
IRichard Warren's statement in explana
tion did not in the least mend his position.
lie had gone to a friend living beyond
Hlampstead to borrow a sum of money for
a pressing occasion; but judging, on ar
riving there, from the closed shutters,
and the absence of lights, that his friend
had retired with his flmily to bed, he re
fr'dned from disturbing him, and returmed
home empty-lunded as he went. He had
neglecterl to take his upper-coat with him :
but on re-entering his home, and seein, it
hang lip as usual in the passage, he Sad
slilped it on, as he knew his wife would
be vexed if she knew ha had gone out on
such a hitter night without it. It was easy
to see that neither the coroner nor one of
the jury-keen, far-scanning, astute gentle
menu all of them-believed a word of this
-iniple story, and a verdict of " Willful
murder" against Richard Warren was
quickly returned by a majority of seven
teen to one, that one being myself, much,
I could see, to the disgust, amongst others,
of my facile friend the beadle, to whose
kindness I was indebted for my place in
The inquest verdict would, I doubted
not, be ratified by the Old Bailey jury. The
wifei's evidence and reported expressions
hastd been printed and enlarged upon in
every newspaper in the metropolis; and
however gravely the ,Judge might warn
the jurors to banish from their minds all
they had previously heard-which they
could about as easily do as banish their
own identity from their minds--would, I
was quite certain, insure Richard Warren's
conviction, if the evidence that could be
hleally adduced at the trial were of the
thinite.t, flimsiest kind-which, however. it
was not by any means, as will have been
Still. there were many weak as well as
favorably suggestive points about the evi
dence, even to those who, not knowing the
accusedl as I did, could not examine it by
t he light of his pure and blameless life andi
character. Where. in the time, could hie
have eftirtually concealed the large, smin in
golt and silver that had been cairied off:
the ten pounds that had been discovered
was obviously a plant, and the two figure
shadows which the woman Riddel had, I
tilt convince.d, seen-to whom could they
point but to Purflect and his man, who
wers both fiuniliar with the ways of Gold."
worthy's house, Intimate with Warreu.
and had access by a eonmmon door to his
workshop? Mr. M'Intyre coincided per
tiletly in my opinion ; and Mrs. Warren,
who was half distracted with grief, re
nmorse, and dread, being enabled by her
father's will, bequeathing all his estate,
real and personal, to her exclusively, to
furnish us with ample funids, a clever de
teetive's services were engaged, and other
springs carefuly set to ensnare and convict
the real murderer or murderers.
No positive result was, however for a
long timte obtained, and the Old Baoley
Session was already unpleasantly near,
when the detective suggested, as a last re
source, that a reward of £200 should be
advertised for the discovery of tihe perpe
tr:tor of the crime, payable to any accomn
plile in the deed except the actual mur
hdere.r. and roundly promising impunity
under he prescrilbed conditions to the in- 1
T ,his may. perhaps," said the detective,
" "ta thi: .Jenkins, Master Purfleet's
jourr . who has so suddenly van
i-led. u lup; and, at all events, it is
It u: , di. and bore fruit with magical
e.lerit hie hills lund not been posted
twelve hlurs when the detective's agents
uiliprat'l himn that Purfleet was selling his
trade--ta'k for aiyvthing he could get for
it. evidlantlv wi;h thle intsotion to bolt. A
closer watch than ever was kept upon the
fellow's motions, who, on the evening of
the third day from the issue of the men
acing advertisem nt, fetchedt a cab and
pnleked it with his boxes, which were la
thhdl. "James Dixon, passage, lIver
At that moment the detective made his
appearance. exclaiming, "Oh, these are
your packages, are they, friend Dixon-or
Nix'em--whiich is it. eh? Or might not
the name of Thomas Purfceet suit yout as
well. or better ?"
The villain seemed turned into stone as
by the stroke of an enchanter's wand. as
tile officer's words of doom smote udpl
his ear. Presently the thick perspiration
oozed through his clammy forehead; his
knees smote each other, and his quick,
gasping breath barely enabled him to ar
tculate, in an accent of utter.despair, " I
see it all now, and that I am a dead man !
This Is Jenkina's doing!"
" Perhaps so; but this packet of valua
bles would, I think, do for you without
his aid. Come along! it is always at the
last pinch, you know, that the devil de
serts his mates. Now, then !"
Instead of Richard Warren, Thomas
Purtleet and Isaac Jenkins were ried at
the ensuing Old Baley Sessions for the
murder of Bartholonimew GColdsworthy,
found gullty, and sentenced to be hanged.
Purflet underwent the extreme penalty;
but the judgment to die pseaed upon Jen
kins was commuted to transportation for
Mr. and Mrs. Warren still live in compar
ativl' afiluence, and have a nnmerous family.
Richard Warren told me, for perhaps the
hundredth time, the other day, that after
the frst hour or so of pMic he never for
an Instant doubted of a true deliverance, a
conftidece which in all cases, I grieve to
say, has not Iwen so happily realized.
The Man Who Didn't See It.
" I can't see it," said Buffer. " Nobody
reads all these little advertlsements. It's F
prepoatetous to think it."
" But," said the editor, " you read what
interests you "'
"And if there's anything that yon par
ticularly want you look for it ?"
" Well. among the thousands upon thou- a
sands who help to make up this busy r
world of ours everything that is printed I
is read. Sneer as you please, I do assure
you that printer's ink Is the true open se- i
saune to all the business success."
And still Buffer couldn't see it. Hlie
didn't believe that one-half of these little
crowded advertisements were ever read.
"Suppose you try the experiment," said t
the editor. ". Just slip in an advertisement I
of the want of one of the most common I
things in the world. For the sake of the
test I will give it two insertions free. Two
will be enough: and you may have it
jammed into any out-of-the-way nook of f
my paper you shall select. T'wo iuser
tions, of only two lines. Will you try
Buffer said of course he would try it.
And lie selected a place where he would
have it publishedi-crowded in under the
head of " Wants." And he waited and
saw a proof of his advertisement, which
appeared as follows:
Wanted-A good house dog. Apply to J. Bmr
SeR. 57i Tower at., twtween the hours of 6 and 9
Buffer went away smiling and nodding.
On the following morning he opened his
paper, and after a deal of hunting he found
his advertisement. At first it did not seem
at all conspicuous. Certainly so insiniti
cant a paragraph, buried i" such a wilder
ness of paragraphs. could not attract no
tice. After a time. however, it began to
look more noticeable to him. The iore
he looked at it the plainer it grew. Final
ly it glared at him from the closely printed
page. But that was because he was the
person Particularly Interested. Of course
It would appear conspicuous to him. But
.it could not be so to others.
That evening Mr. Buffer was just sitting
down to tea (nuftfer was a plain, old-fash
ioned man, and took tea at six) when his
door bell was rung. The servant atn
nounced that a main was at the door with
a do- to sell.
" Tell him I don't want one."
Six times Bufri was interrupted while
taking tet by men with dogs to sell. Buf
fer was a man who would not lie. He had
put his foot inii, and he must take iteat
manfiully. The twenty-third applicant
was a small boy with a girl inl comtpaJy,
who had a ragged, dirty poodle for sJle.
Buffer bought the poodle of the boy, and
immnediate!y presented it to the gill, and
then sent them off.
To tile next applicant he was able truth
fully to answer-" l)on't want any more.
I've bought onte."
The stream of callers continued until
near 10 o'clock, at which hourBuiler lockedt
up and turned off the gas.
On tile following evening, as Buiier ap
proached his house, he found a crowd as
.setnbled. He counted thirty-nine men
and boys. each one of whom had a dog in
tow. ''here were dogs of every grade, I
size. and c olor, and growl, and howl. Buf
fir addressed the motley multitude, and
informed them that he had purcbhaed a
*Then" what d'yer advertlse for?"
And Bnffer got his hat knocked over his
eyes before he reached the sanctuary ofl
Never mind about the trials and tribula
tions of that night. Buffer had had no
idea that there were so many dogs in ex
istence. With the aid of three policemen 1
lie got through alive. On the next morn
ing he visited his friend the editor and
acknowledged the corn. The advertise
ment of "wanted" was taken out, and in t
the most conspicuous place, 'od in glaring
type, he advertised that ihe didn't wantany
more dogs. And for this advertisement
he paid. Then he went home and posted
ulxmn his door-" Gone Into the country."
T'he he hired a special policeman to guard
his property, and then he locked up and
went away with his family.
From that day Joesphas Buffer has never
been heard to express doubts concerning
the efficacy of printer's Ink; neither has
lie asked: " Who reads advertisementsP'
-N. Y. Ledger.
Trees as Historiane of the PasL
M. Charles Gros has communicated a
note to the French Academy 'of Sciences
on the study of the yearly rings, show\n
when the trunk of a tree Is transversely
divided. These layers by which, as
we'll kuown, the age of the tree may be
determined, do not diminish in relative
thickness by a constant law. In view of
this, M. Gros seeks a *use for the irregma
larity, aull. it seems has arrivedl at tre
conclusion that the data, mean and ex
tretue, of meteorologcal phenomena,
when known and tabulated, nlight be
comnparedl year by year with the annual
ligilcous layers formed during such peri
ods in many different varieties of trees.
From the comparison it is not impossl
bleh that some interesting ideas relative to
the laws ofdevelopment of trees may be
obtained. But, moreover, these laws
ese establisheld, the trees in their turn
tit become precons eolleetions of me
tforological evidence for plaes amnd thies
where bervations cannot be made. Les
Miondes suggests rather a itrikng exam
pie of what might be learned from andcient
trees, as follows: "Suppose that there
should be found in Egypt a vqry old
though living tree, the origin of which
dated back to the time of Joseph. If. on
cutting the trunk, the rings eaOrrespond
ing to that period showed seven thL and
seven thin layers, there would be tangible
fkknee of the Scriptural tradition of the
seven years of lenty and seven years of
famine, besides of the immediate canses t"
humidity, temperature, etc., to whidchasc
phenomena might be cdue."
-A substitute for qninine is reportedtl
have been discovered in the echies p t
which grows abundantly in tim Phlfpplzn
Isa:mnds. Itis saidtobea remtedy fir d
kinds of fever, that the muse of it invesh
none of the unpleasant after effect ofqu
nine, and that it can be prepared at one
hIall the cost of the latter drug.
ARTIFICIAL BUTTIrR-- battering-ram.
F'ADOVER says the minister must have
had a cold in lis head when Budd Doble
A crYICAL lady, rather inclined to flirt
says most men are ilke a cold, very easily
caught, but very hard to get rid of.
THERE is not myrrh, or aloes, or chlo
ride of lime enough in the world to disin
feet a single house of such a nuisance as a
person of sour, sullen temtper.
'" WHAT's the plural of pillow ?" asked
a teacher the other day. "A bowster, sir,"
replied his rawest pupil amid the sup
pressed tittering of the whole class.
IT has been noticed that the men who
interrupt the end of a play or other enter
tainment by breaking for the door, all have
low foreheads and scrubby hair.
IN despair a St. Paul reporter purt it in
this way: " I wish I was an Indian, a
Modoc or a Ute. I'm tired of hunting
items with the mud above my boot."
THE most polished man in D)anburvy just
now is a rheumatic grocer, whose wife un
dertook to bathe himnt dl over with balsam
for rheumatism. After the job was well
dione she looked at the label on the bottle,
and ftonnd that it was furniture polish she
had been using.
THE old-clothes dealers say that very
little stock is brought In. Wearing cld
garments is growing popular, and it may
turn out before the winter is over that it
will be high style for gentlemen to attend
opera with spectacles In the rear of their
" CAN'T you manage to give my son one
of the prizes at the exhibition ?" asked a
mother of a teacher. "No, madam " was
the reply"; ' our son will stand no cluqe-, "
he obsln p stsn tifetdless." "Ofi
but then," exclaimed the fond mamma, "If
that's so, you can give him a prize for per
Mloey borrowed is a foe
Veiled in kindly seeming;
Moey wasted Is a friend
- Lost beyond, redeemagt
Hoarded, it is like a guest
Won with anxious set king
Uiving nothing fter hs bod
Save the care of keeping;
S t in good. It leaves a joy
wie ths worth behind it;
And whe thus hath lost i hebre,
Shall hereafter Sad it.
A Sordid Tragedy.
Almon and John Gordon were the sons
of a small farmer living in Thorndike,
Waldo county,Maine. Somnethinglike the
old rivalry of Jacob and Esau seems to
have grown up with the young men. Al
mon was thrty, industrious and. "elose"
-a man after his old father's heart. John
was a "no account" young fellow; he
liked squirrel-hunting and sleighing, but
was averse to hard labor. The old man,
after varioua experiments, dedded to lease
his little farm to Almon, who wrought in
dustriously in the field and wood-lot. John,
meantime, had "done chores" about
among the neighbors, had let hlnmelf at
intervals as hired man, and had lived a
generally thriftless and shiftless life. Al
mon finally secured from his father certain
writings which gave him absolute cont:ol,
if not ownership, of the farm. At this
John was exceedingly wroth. He had
also been unprosperous in his little love
anfhirs; and he was embittered and disap
pointed. Some person had written anon
ymous letters to the object of his affections.
wanting her that he was a ne'er-do-wel
and a vagabond.. This meannet he,
chirged to his sister-in-law the wib of
Almon. lie swore he would be "evn"
with the whole family. The lhed culml
nated In a quarrel about a asw which be;
longed on the &lrm, and which John took,
without leave, to saw wood for one of the
neighbors. One night, after some bitter
talk, the brothers went to bed under'the
same roof. Toward morning, Johh
rose up stsHly and crept into the
room where Almon was leeping with
ai wi and two little children. With
an axe fom the woodshed, this sordid
Cain slew his brother, the wife, and
one of the children, leaving the
second child for dead. He then fired the
house and alarmed the neighbors. His
alarm was premature; the fire was extin
guished ; the horrid butchery was manl
test he was arrested, tried, and on Wed
nesday last convicted of murder In the first
e details of this sordid story, brought
ot In the comuse of the tral. gie glimpse
If mesa qad common-place w s
ofy through violence and blood rose into
the dignity of a tragedy. There was the
weak old mat beset by his natural ardetion
for his sons and thelr selfish greed. There
were the brothers wrangling over petly de
tails of homely farm li an Inflamed with
heart-burnnlg about the ownerlhip oftfield
and wood-lot, and the use of a saw. And
there was the poor old mother trying to
keepipeace in the family, and secretly tell
ing John that be should have $300 a his
pat of the birthright. The covetousness
and rancor of the disappointed brother
flamed and dfamed until he was on fire with
a desire for revenge. lie was nota violent
man, nor of dull moral perceptions; but
he hated his brother, snd so wore the brand
of Cain before he lifted the fatal axe. Nur
ing his wrath, he fancied himself most Ill
aused and outraged by a supplanter. His
pamsion grew on him as he mused over his
waongs, atnd tihe sight of hlsbrother eejoy
ing the comforts of a frugal homestead
drove .hIn wild. So for the poor sake of
revenging himself for the los af a few
hundred dollars he imbrued his hands in
his brother's blood. Just as men more
delicately nurtured and more profusely
tempted become defsalters, tlhieves, or
murderers far the sake of thtouands, this
young Maine farmer brought three awful
murders on his soul, desolated what should
have been ia happy home, and threw once
more a lurid light on the old, old proverb,
"The love of mloney is the root of all eviL"
week ago a Germi' eame to Dt
Motoes hom N.remabr, G.rmrnl, 1 "i'
settle, brining with hIm $li in Aei,..
pns of 5- U9 U tees bonds, which he
bought for gold at a bank L i Nurembe.
.He o&red them at Allen's Beank for ah.
when the emhier pronotanl thCet lP
tefelt. They have been fmmdi:
a~shtagton to be examined. k jt, he
lbr sa" the Nuremberg ii l