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A Mcand and third altonipl MMw Pul
ton mode to solve the myatery nf the
haunted chamber. On the second night
the place wna net vlatled. and Iho ad
venturous Rlrl hnd elept soundly from
3 B'eloek until daybreak. Hal tho thlr'l
night, J tut an 12 o'clock struck, aba
hennl tho rattle of n key In tho lock
and directly the door swung upon,
crooklngly, and tho tall figure alio hnd
ono before Men stepped nvor tho throa
hold. TliU time tho figure was black
only, almplo blaek, and the veil that
covered hor fneo and shoulders was
able rrapo. She wont forward until
she aload upon the blood stain on the
onrpot and then sinking down to her
kna abe muttered aetno unintelligi
ble worde that sounded like a denunci
ation. Than aba row quickly and turn
ed toward the eloaet whare hung the
Helen eprang f"f i and grnaped
hr firmly h "h. arm A beanw cry
broke from under the blnrk veil. With
a fclaaatlc strength the arm wna torn
frim Helen's graap, and, aa bafore, the
figure vanished In the ahadowa of the
oerrldar. Ilul aho had loft bohlnd hor
a aauvonlr. I'or cloaoly elnaped In
Tolan'a hand wna n piece of torn elntli.
nnd an carrying It to the light, llolen
euw that It wna a fragment of hoAvy,
lltatrotaea black ullk. The fnea grew
pnlana marble and nbe lanuod on n ta
ble for support.
"My Oodl" aho oxclnlmod, undor her
bronlli, "wlint If It ahould beT"
Holen I'ltlton aald nothing of hnr nd
vonturee to any one, but aho wna
watchful and alert, and very llttlo took
place at the Hork of which alio wna not
cognizant. With Italph alio wna n gront
favorite. Her pbiyfuluaaa holpad to dla
pol the gloom which hung constantly
ovor blm; he liked to llatnu to bar child
Ub talk and be llkod to be aurprlaed
by tho audden llaahea of wladom be
yond har yanra that aometlmoe gleamed
through the free careleaaneaa or her
convaraation. Ha took har nut with Ag
nea aid blmaalf In the little 8ea Foam
and before aha had been a month at the
Itoek Helen Pulton knew every Inch of
the otiat for rallea and would manage
a boat aa well aa the reugheat old flab
Tian In the vicinity. Her father kept
writing to recall her boma. but ahe wna
aa happy there among the roc be br the
M. aha aald, that aha could not return
until ahe had aen the conat by the
light af a aummer nn. nnd an tho In
dulgent old gentleman eenaod to urge
YNDI8 OKA I! AM
at lwforo n llllla
table In hla cell.
Hp hnd a pen In hla
baud, and writing
material! upon Uie
table. He laid
down tho pen, and
UmugliUully In hie
ment bad brought upan blm a great
oliH0 m fnea waa nala and alien
tiMetf. hla llpa had grown thin by ran.
ala)t compreealoN, ami hla eyoa, onoe ao
hrlgnt nnd daring, were and and ttitoty
-with ha taara pride would not let him
ehHl. Per aa the time drew near when
hla renrlerr would expire, and the fatal
e)le4t(- of the law muat be executed,
be fete a t range, yearning dealre for
ll Hefore. when he had bean ao near
death, h had hard y naked for life,
rome way It did not aaam ao eaay to die
how onrr, n had iove la h wild,
paaaionate way a little abort of mad
nee Tnvwene Iraton. be would havr
Blvn hi- life to have brc gbt har one
heur ol hplneee. Hut that gerce pa
eton hail iHH violent death. It bad
Vn r y long alnre he had thought of
har with a Mngia thrill, and gradually
tere hni rrept into hla heart, to be en
lrlnrl ihre In aerrery. the awot fare
of Aue t'rnholme, Juat aa ho had laat
ioon It. whfn aha la aenaaleaa In the
arwa of Ih- lludaon. at the foot of the
gftlkiwa from whlb i.m had aavad blm
A thrill ot exuulalte ptnaaure awept ow ,
him aa he thou!, if aha had not oh
Mm aba would not have rtaked ao ih.k i,
to aava hlml lie Muahed. hla muuu
gfaw tender aa a woman at the
thought ha put out hla arma aa if to
Ward hoi Imaginary ohjoi-t. but
dropped them again with a aa.l algti
"A prlaoaer mmtemned to iie he
MlM haaraety u himwir "What right
have I to think a -mele thought nf a
rare woman T And t at hp.rt. '
nowalh. I am aa Inooeeut aa ana te
lle roaa and pared the narrow limit
ajlotted to him with oerveue haatr
Tb-n he eateal hlmaelf and took up kl
It ran l no Inim lie ni. think
ng a ion
ak t .
1 1 n a in.
i 4 II I ('
"'II. i Hi' ,H HO' l r'M'tl
. upirnnt Id) drain aaicmlil
njiit-i Hut I am an
t't f t . r f .
a i .
I " -w
too preuumptuous to nak you to make
uy gloomy prison all bright for n little
while with your presence? Wo wore
playmate onre, you know, nnd In the
memory nf the dear old time, before
Borrow name, j nk you to vlelt ma
here. I ahall Im unhappy until you
eome. will you h kind?
Thli mile nolo real Agnea a alacplMW
nigut of weoplnic and tirnrer. Hut
whon the morrilnn earns It found bar
oalm. Mho aald nothing to nnyono of
bar Intention, but toward noon alio
droaaod heraelf In bar plnlneat
flfllbea and walked down to Portion.
Tho jailer gave bar scceea at on fit
She stood alone with Lynda Orahnm.
1 1 in ihco glowed, lite breath came
quirk. If he bad followed tho dletalea
of hla heart , he would have aprung for
ward and folded her In hli nrma. Ilui
ho remembered that hi wna a felon, and
reatrnlneil hlmaelf. Agnea wont for
wartl, downcast and confused, and put
hor hand In hi. Tho consciousness of
hor love, the love he had novcr oskod
for, made tier timid and ahrlnklng.
"you aee I have pome. Lynda."
"I do. I thank you for It. and alao
for calling me Lynda n Agnea, It
eeema an much like tho old tlmea!"
"The dear old tlmea!" alio aald softly
"O Lynda. Lyndel" And all the terri
ble change that had como .(shed over
her mind, and aha buret Into leara,
Ile smoothed tha hair on hor fore
head, hla hand trembling, hla voice
hoaraa and unatmily.
"Iluah. my child! It la nil In Ood'a
lunula. Cannot wo truat hlmT"
"Vea, 1 have, I do. Hut. O Lynda!
only three little montlm, nnd then
Hhe atoppatt. Hhe could not flnlah tho
"And then I abntl bnvo paimod Away,"
ho aald aolemnly. "It will bo bolter,
perhnpa, but I have Juat begun to lonrn
bow Mweot llf might bo!"
"Lyutlo, 1 wnut you to toll tun that
you ore Innneout. I know that, you
nro. I bnvo novor folt n doubt oniint,
but I wnut In boar you any It. It will
be to mo a grout aatlifuetlon."
"Vnu nro good to trimt mo, Agnoa. !
am luunocent. I would eonnor bnvo
illml Hi nn bnrm ahould bnvo como to
Marlnn. la that enough?"
T'Vea. your almplo word la all I oak.
I nm content."
"I tbnnk ynu yet nguln for your tnut
In me. Hut I have never oxproaaod to
you ray gratitude for the little morn of
life given int through your moona. 1
know all tho rink you rnn, mid nil tho
aarrtllca ynu mado, nnd my hoart la
full of gratitude."
lie leaned hla head over hem, and
lifted hrr face their line nlmoat
touched. The temptation that heart
him wax almoat too atrong to be re-
elated. If ha could klaa her once, be
thought. Hip remembrance would bo ao
aweet he ahould forget all that might
come In recalling It. Hut he would not.
Ha waa a man convicted and eentoneod
to deuth for tho crime of murder hla
vory touch wna pollution.
"Lynda," ahe aald, "I could not Imvo
you illo. Why do I not foal tho wimo
terrible anxiety now. I wo nd or 7 I
know that thla time 1 cannot anvo you.
and yot 1 fcl no fear I atom to eaat It
nil out of my mind."
He looked nt her tmrloualy. She
aeajtnad Ilka one who aaw far away In
the ftititra aometbtng ao bright and
Bountiful' that Ita glory pierced ovon
tho midnight gloom of tho unhappy
praasnt. And than, the glow faded,
the light wont out of hor oyoe. fihe
aw only tha dreary prlaon eell, nnd
dropping har forehead on her folded
arma, aha aonbod unroairnlnedly.
Lvnde Oraham half lifted hla arma to
take har Into utfttn, but rofralned.
"U Agnea!" na aaitl, bitterly. "If I
only, could! It I had a right in comfort
you! Hut you underaiand what Mtnnda
una iinaeratood htm fully, then. The
color leaped into her charkattlia took
her handa gently away from him
"Lynda, I muat go now. Hetuetlme 1
win i-ome again. Uood-by."
Ab,iit thia time a very lingular clr-
iimatauir oxiirrrti at tha Itoek.
Quito, the great dog that had boon
Marina', had boon a been! from home
ever aim lb marriage of Mr. Tran
holme, a friend of thai gentlemen, a
aportlng character, had borrowed the
dog to take away with him Into tha
wild of New Hampahlre. oh it hunting
tour he waa making with aome brother
ximrimirn: and now having returned.
h l.i ought Quito home. Prom the
t-i) nm the dag behaved etrnngely.
Mr Tieiiholmo thought ha bad boon to
i""g awu ihot ha had forgotten hla
old frlenda; but that waa not tha cane,
for he greeted Agnea and the bailee
krepcr in in mnet cordial eattlnc man
nrr Km t,c waa reatlraa, ami III at
r " tie Km. it. t tho floora and the
t in.' or and tall ware
' " ' " it. ' nn ..i ike allghteat
'""i 'ir m;.;,! to eat, and would
not llr .iWB in hla old place nn the mat
In thr library, i,i Mt n walehful at
iiiudr , ,. ihiMhold of the elUlitg
roi.m 11.1..,, Fiilion began to Wk
in.. m hi m fcl ,
" 1 ' "'r e- flt him." alte
' an.ng u tha flNUtt
"" ' " 111 '"i" I iway pat papa
h-n nit htm for mont "
"ti' (M.t .mi hei 1,1, .it i iii d.jg
' II ' i. i .. . iiniiflj"
' ' K " 'inint ,
' .iii. ' i i . it hrr hand
I Bha put her arma amnnrt hi ahagg)
I neck. .
Hl love yon, Quito," aho sald enthu
.laitlaallv. "Helen Iovm vonl And
iel what will happen she'll aland by
Tim dog harked undrratandlngty, and
looked Inlodicr faee with oyoa Hint were
A little afterward, n ploratng scream
cehnrd through llm house. It on me
from tho ball above the ulnln.cntrAnee.
Italph milled out of tho llbrnry, whora
ho wna writing, ami Agnea, Helen nnd
Mra. Trenholme htirrle to tho place.
Por n moment they nil stood pctrlllod
with what they behold.
Quito waa holding Imogono pinioned
to tho floor with hla henvy liody, and
hla torrlblo teeth wero blirlotl In her
throat! Kvory hair on him brlatlod
with rage, and hla oyaa gloomed like
coal. Imogene'a fare waa purple, her
oyea atartlng from their eookota, nnd
Hie rail blood flowing profusely down
her whlto nock lo the floor.
Italph atintcbed a tnuaket from tho
bracket In the wall, nnd alritok tho dog
n terrible blow, and thon ho lifted Imo
gene up. Something like a thrill of
tondarneaa went over blm oa har head
attttk belpleaily to hla ahoulitar.
"My poor girl," he aald. pityingly
then to one of the aerranta, "William,
run qulPkly for the doetorl"
Imogane beard him, nnd ralaotl her
"Stop, Wllllnm!" alio said, Impera
tively. "It la not muali. fllnd It up,
aimo of you. I want no doeloraT
Italph took her up to tho hougokoop
er'n room, nnd the old woman woeheH
and dreaood the wound to tha boat of
bar ability. It waa aevere, but no eor
ioua reault need be apprehaMilad.
"Mow tail me how It hnppotlod?" anld
Itnlph, aoatlng hlmaelf by tho aide of
Bho repf.'rd coldly:
"I hardly know. I think (he dog
muat be naturally Ill-tampered. I
hrueliod ngnlnat him aa I wna paaalag
and Instantly he iprang upon m
Don't quoatlon me about It, plenioT )i
glvoa mo tho lorrora lo think nf IL"
Italph loft her nnd nought Quito.
Melon hnd takon him In charge, nnd
with hla bend In hor lap waa doing hor
boat to comfort hi in for tho rough tront
ment ho had received at the IihikIh of
hla mnatcr. Itnlph took tho animal by
tho coltnr, and Ilnlen anw tho glitter of
it revolver Jn bin blind. Mho alioltcrwl
the dog with her body, .
"No! no! you muat not bnvo him, If
you nro going to kill hlml I won't let
"Ho hna nearly killed my wlfo, MUi
I-ultou; I should not fool anfo with him
nt Inrgo. Tho only way to atop thin la
to ourt hla life."
"Hut I loll you. you ahnll not! .Mr
Trcnholmo, I nm your guoat. and If I
want n ilog'a llfo r pa rod, you onn't bo a
gontlomnii, you know, union you spare
"Indol, I regret to deny you"
"Hut you nood not rogret, for I will
not Imvo you dony me! You eon ohnlti
tho dog. Hut If you hill him, now mnrk
me, If you kill him -ml. ynu ahnll not
thoro will come a day when you will
ne eorry for It!"
Hor lingular en meal urea Inlluencml
him atrniigoly. There waa eomeihlng
nooui una gin lie utii nut umleratatid
"Vory well." he aald. "I will humor
you. Tho dog ahall be chained
"Tbnnk you," ahe aald. "Thnl'a
kind, (live mo the plaiol."
"WhnlT Cannot you truat me?"
"j-iitoiH nro iiaugaroiia wmtiiuna In
cnrolaaa hnnda. Olvo It to mo. ri
Kill n iquirrei for your brenkfait with
ll lit Jho morning." And taking the
woapTn from hla tiiiroaUtlng hand, alio
(to na ooarijiDao.)
THICKS PLAYED HY PLANTS.
Artful lllrra of tlin ,,Un.liiln Tli
t.'.iir Wlicat'a .Inkr.
Dr. Lutiditroiii luta recently deaorlbod
aoino enaea of ullt-awl plant mlmlary,
anya iniinn ntlillc nrnnlon. Tho out
llvHteti plant known aa calendula mar
In different comlliloim, produce at laaat
three different klude f fruit, goniv
buve anllH and are auli-xl for trauapar
inllon by the wind while others Imn
hooka and catch hold of paaalng nnl
tuitla, but the third hind exhihtU a mere
daopnrnto tlodgo, for It becomao like a
caterpillar! Not that the fruit know
miytblnc about It. hut If It be autllclent
ly Ilka n caterpillar, a bird may eat It
by mlafake. tha Indigestible aeoda will
te attUHViHeHUy dreppeu and ao tte
Tho next rnae la more inarrrlotiA,
Tbara la a vory graceful wild plant.
with brantmii. delicate flowera, known
to many aa the row wheat. Aula are
fond of vlaltlng tha row wheat lo fosat
on a aweet banquet apread out uhoh
me leave, nr. Lundatrom haa ab
aervod one ol tboee aula and waa attr-
prlaetl to aee It iHaklng off with oho of
tho aeoda from an open fruit. Tha ant
took tue aeei ltnme with It. On exnler
log aome ant noata the explorer Mtf
that tnla waa not the Drat rowwhant
aeod which had been eimllHrly trontoii
Matty eaotla were found In the ant nur
aerlea. Tha ante did not aat lliein or
tleetroy ihotn. In fart, when the neat
waa (Unturned the aula aaved the aoadl
nleiig with their brood, for In ilie. form,
aninr nun weight evrn In mlnula nar
tlatllara. the eooua In uuchiioh raaamble
ant recoona. Ourr placed amoHg the
oeaoe na it rotiHirex a better thnii ar
unt to dlailiignlah the urea from Ui
wheat. In Uto rs. d mem 0f Hitting,
when the neat la iti'urh. -t thr miitaka
Ig repeated and thr ""taarcaian narod.
t'lia trlak la found !' "iiu .tav for the
aoeda. like the ... o.,n .tk- out ol
ileep. The awnk.iiuiK i,,pia ike
fraud. The aeoda are inu auppoood to
be arattared: tbrt .-ruin,' and iom
Q tbllva In ttlr mi' ll cm
a Hwffii"t i
OOOD UX0U8AND IT WttNT.
A Night Ulrrk'l lliplanatlnn af Whf Ha
Mliiril III "at..ll."
It wna ttmo for the night clerk lo re
port for duly. Ho did not appear, any
a writer In tho Buffalo Hx previa. Tho
day rlrrk wna ttlrepy and nnxloua lo
gn homr. iiiil, of raitnto. bo couldn't
drarrt bin poat. Ho Blood It for Iwo
houra. Ktlll tho night clerk eatne nol
1 Then tho day clerk tolophonml for tho
Ikhni to eomo down. ..The bona mme
marveled and aloo wnte4i until
o'clock In tho morning. Thon tho
atleeliig man enme In, aboeplah, but do
ternilnad to know tha worit.
"How do 1 alnntlT" wna III flrit re
"Toll your alnry boforo I decide,'
atetnly conimandul tha boaa,
Whereupon the ilellnquont unfnldel
tbla alrango tale: "I wont homo at tho
uiual lime th!a morning nnd got to bed
I rather ovoralept. for It waa 9 o'clock
In the evening whon I nwnke. It did
not take mo long to dlacovnr that both
my wlfo and my trnuiera wore mlaalng
My wlfo I could account for, hacnutw
ahe hnd told mo aho wna going to n tuna
qnerade parly nt her alater'a limine,
which la nut Choeklowttgn wny. Hut
what bad become of my trouaoraT
couldn't think until I happened to re
member (tint I didn't know the cbnrnc
ter my wife Intended to ropreaont
Itvlilently It wna a male character an
tjiat eolltnry pair nf trouiora wna now
forming part of her illigiilm. I awnre
for an hour at hor thotigbtlexanaaa, but
that didn't bring Iwtek the hreol
"We have no vory new nelghbora
and, anyway, I wna nahnmcd to noronm
for noatatmieo. I thought of ringing
for a tall meotengor boy nnd borrowing
hla pntite, but unfortunately thoro
no call In our hotieo. So 1 had to
worry and alow until daybreak, when
my wlfo and trnuiera came homo. She
had won much admiration In tho char
a.trr of Teddy, tho Iwotblark. but
haven't hnd lime yet to tell her wba
I think of her. I waa ao nnxloua to get
down here. Now." continued the night
clerk, "how do I annd? If ynu fire ma
I'm going to hoof It to Oklahoma and
get n divorce."
"Well. John," anld tho bow, "1 bnvo
been thinking. hard thlnga about you
all night, but your atory la too good not
lo go. I think tho boat thing I can do
conalderlng your gouurnt falthfulnoait,
la to rnlae your pay tho drat of Ibo year,
no you cnu afford to own two palra of
trotiaere lit n time."
UAHITONE AND DON K BY,
AiniuliiB liitrriiilloii nt a 4'iinrrrt by a
Itom London Tlt-Illta: Mr..(!llfford
1 1 (i I In. anri of tho Into Sir Charles Hallo,
anld to,lhe writer: "1 recollect n funny
thing thtit occurred In Port Kllxabcth
ttuutli Afrlon, whon I waa trnvollug
thrniigh Hint country nn n biirltonn
linger. Tho town k rnther provincial
and the poitndmiietor novor ronaldera
that ho baa nny dutloa to porfortn. Tho
hall where I aniig-wna In n portion of
the village where dnnkoya, gontn and
other domoatlo animal hold moat of tho
available aimce. The night wan warnr
and the main entrance wna left open to
permit frmth air to enter. I hnd nl
roHdy ating two or tbreo numbera nnd
waa announced lo-render it ballad well
hnnwn In that part of the world, en
titled Thou Art Paaalng Hence, My
llrother.' ll la full of aympathy mid
feeling, nud na the niidlajico aeemod to
bo alive to my work I dlumy vory boat.
The nrcheatrn wna ronantinbly good nnd
I hnd the nttdlnnco pretty woll undor
control. Tho conclitHlnn of (ho aoug
contain tho wordn. 'llrother. brother.'
and juat ua I raucfiod thorn nnd my voice
wan dying nway nnd everybody neemod
apellbouud, a full-grown donkey at tick
hi head In at the door nnd brttyod, 'Yo-
haw-w-w! ye-hnw-w-w!' loemlngly In
Htiawer to my word. The ngdlenco
wont Into ronvulalona nnd the ntiplmiKo
I anllrlpatod wna turned Into IiowIm of
tulrlh. We hnd to atop there nnd con
elude- tho programme. Tho vlollnlit
went all tn place over tho Inoldont,
and wanting up to me with hla how In
hla band, aald: 'I Bay. Utile. If youjpx
peel to make a aurreaajf thla South Af
rican tour, you muat keep your rolMlvoa
away from the front door!'
An (llil llnlnnlnl ItliH-kbiiii.r.
Among the nttrac.lnue of the town
of llournr, Maaa.. are two litwiorlc eel-
lam. One waa dug by the Plymouth
colony and Hip other by the Dutch trad
era. Three cellar lie aide bv aid ntul
the nl met urn built over them were
lllled with good a ao naceeaary for tho
comfort of thr early pilgrim aa well
rt'i l tic Unit li The tillarlniH hmiImI
miiiufiiiirril gooda amh aa the Hol
landers had for aaie and the Dutch re
quired produne ewu aa the ratany
could aupply. tlov. llradford. In hla
diary, atutei that thla block bouae waa
built an early aa U3T. only aeven veara
after the landing of the Mnyllawer.
8t. Loula niobo Demeernt
It may 1 charity far Rockefeller and
Carneale to eroot living niauiimaiita In
ike ebane of unlvoraitlaa ami Ilbrnf. a,
but It la not the highest type, for their
wealth la hoIIoh My ilaitbtful iiiothoda.
It la uucbriatlan for moneyed men to
aolao largo ploroa of properly and prollt
m toe tnamury of oinera without out
ly tbemarlvea No man bop a rWlt
to got a monopoly on wmrlhln:. Ilev.
T. W. Wllllama.
lurli Oarrr (tanr.
A Now York aorlety girl aural tied her
ankle and waa obliged lo walk with a
Mine. A lot f other glrla Ibeught it a
tad and now the lovely creatci. urn
lumplaa ;n omul tuwu with au.- all
iWt wnr o na But. aay. don't thli
twl or bminciHi give you n aonnatlou
A WOMAN'S GRAVE.
A MANIAO OUARDB HIS WIFE'S
LAST HESTINQ PLACE.
How Walter V, V,U Itit ItJt fonnf
YTIfa and Thtn nram lta?lng
Manlae lannd llnrrowlng for liar
ItonM In tha Churc tiyarit.
1 1 IS n 13 comes from
YontRMCQ, B. C on
tho Port noyal road,
n lalo of n mndman
that la ono of the
anddcat brought to
light In yoara. A
llironah rrlnf for
je&hk. hla dead wife, bo
cornea Inanno, Tho
Rtory ot hla mid
night wandqrlnga and the finding of
him In tho newly mndo grnvo of hla
dond helpmeet, la ono that la henrtrepd
Ing In He dotnlta.
Not mnny mouth ago W. C. Webb
(ho operator of tho P. It. & A. nnd tin
C. & 8., nt Ycmnaaeo. wna happily mnr-
rlod. He nnd hi young wife lived in
tho llttlo vlllngo Willi no thought ot
trouble. Tho montlm came nnd went
nnd llio domoatlo Una wore hound moro
strongly. Then sorrow entered tho III
Ho circle, nud h (ow weeks since, tho
beautiful young wlfo waa laid lo rest
beneath tho maaelve nnkn front wboae
bougha tha gray southern mo hung
like a funereal garb.
Thoro como it change In tho husband
With tho taking ot tho wife there left
W. C. WKIin,
him nil that wan dear In Uto. Tho gen
In! In his nature vnnlshod, and from
day to day ho beenmo moro nnd moro
morono and melancholy. Hla friends
notlcod It, but thoy could do nothing to
holp him. Ho wont about his duties
In n'hnlf-hcartcd way, and tho family
began to four Hint his reason wna un
balanced. This proved truo, and Inst
Tuesday night tho climax crrae.
Young Wobb wont to hlahome an
usual, but did not talk. At nn early
hour ho loft tho family nnd stnrtod to
his room. Homo tlmo after, hla fathor
happened to go lo his room, nnd looking
In, found Hint ho wan gone. Thon n
search wna begun. Kvery room In the
house wna oxnmlned, but ho wns not!
there. Tho Idea of suicide camo to tho
nnxloua family, nnd tho stables and
oittbmjiea wero explored, but there waa
no trace of tho missing man? Soveral
ot tho neighbors wero called In, nnd a
party went out to furthor'pursuo tho
Thon tho cometcry camo to mind,
nnu inero llio exposition headed
About halt n rallo from tho homo Wobb'e
clothes nnd shoos woro found strewn
about In tho road, nnd now terror camo
Into tho hearts ot tho llttlo band.
Whoro could ho bo nowT they asked
Homo wont lo n croek near by, whllo
others threaded tholr way through tho
denso woods on cltbc'r hand. Tho glare
of tho plno torches and tho faint glim
mor ot tho lanterns tho mon carried
brough to vlow no further trnco of
Webb. Soveral ot tho party continued
on tholr wny to the lonely burial
pround which was fully two rallea dla
cant from the spot whero tho clothes
woro round. As thoy arrived nt tho
gnto they halted for nn Instant, but
thero camo no sound of movement.
Then thoy pressed on nnd went to tho
gravo whero but n few weoka since tho
mortal remains ot tho lovely young
woman woro Inld to rest.
MItB. WTO. WUHH.
All was nulct. When within a few
feet of tho snot, tho aearclmr
nlartlod by n wild ory that rent the air.
It wan a human ory and the feot of the
men wero rooted to the spot. Hy the
faint light they aaw two alnrlna-
peeping nt them from out the open
grave, and then there camo a laugh that
mnue ttieir nnir stand on end.
It wns Webb.
doing to the grave they found htm
erouehed on hla kneea. digging nt the
loosened earth with bit bsre and laeor
atad fingers He wai naked and UK
body covered with the dirt from th
tftaa tr(b la nil utidnt, o bad
ritw away at tho grave with hla bar
hand until he had nlmoat roaihed the
easkot In which was tho mouldering
form ot his young wife. It waa with
great difficulty that the men who found
him could take him nwny from the
Wobb has entirely tost hla mind and
ho la now n raving mania. He was
takon lo tho stnto lunRtle asylum Sat
Told by Mr. MrArtxr, a Widow Lltlag
Tlrlce McArter, n wealthy gentle
man of Indianapolis, Ind., died very
suddenly last Juno, nnd there was much
surprlio over a charge of tho widow
that her husband bad been poisoned,
by n former momber of tire family. An
Autopsy nhowed death from natural
causes, and tho slory waa soon passed
nnd forgotten, nocently tho widow
has renewed her nreuantlons, oven as
serting that milkmen, groeera and oth
ers have been bribed to mix pnlnon1
with auppllea furnished tho family,,
nnd In Iter hallucination aho ondonvors
lo crlmlnnto n minister as conaerncd
with tho plot ot extermination. Bho
tried to omplby a chemist Ip make an
nnnlysla of buttor nnd othor family
supplies whleluaho claimed had bcon
dosed with polJnn. but iffo doctor was
satisfied thnt llio lady la mlstokon. nnd
declined the taak. Mr. McArter'
neighbor never have taken tho
slightest belief In hor theory of pels- .
onlng. and they are unable to account
for her pcoullnr conduot. Mra. MoArtor
nt the tlmo of tho death of hor husbnnd
ellmed that someone hnd squlrtod
poison on him with a syringe,
JOBIU DIDN'T SAVE HIM,
IU U IlMile Divorced from ttia lan
Josephine Mnnafleld. the notorious,,
haa ngnln boon brought Into publlor
view. Bhe waa married to Itobert Liv
ingstone Rondo, n wenltby New Yorkar,
In Bt. Oeot Ro'a church, Hanover qttare
London, on Oct. 8, 1881. They were di
verted tho othor day In Pnrls. The de
cree was given llio woman. Rende first
mot Jescphlno nl Cnrlabnd In tho sum
mor of 1891. Ho wn tlmro with hi
molhor. Mra. Itoborl Reado. who wna
visiting hor cousin. Mra. Lovl P. Mor
ton, also n visitor nt Carlsbad with her
two daughters. Joslo Mansfield called'
herself Mrs. Prank Lawlor 'tho nnmr
ot hor first husbnnd nnd desplto hor
age was n hollo In tho famous watering
place, nnd constantly surrounded by
Irosta of ndmlrcrs. Hemic foil n victim
(o tho chnrms which hud onptlvntcd
James Plsk, Jr., and bosougbt Mrs.
Lawlor to marry blm. but alio wns not
bo easily won. Bho told Hondo to go
homo nnd sleep on hla proposal, nnd
thon tnlto tlmo to consider It carefully.
Bhe was sure, sho said, that thoso pre
cautions must cure him. Rcodo wont
back to Now York, but on the way
across tho ocean he thought so hard
that w'uen ho sot foofon MjisiFiiittnh Is
land ho woo thoroughly convinced that
It waa either Joslo or death with him.
Ho felt tho need of sympathy with bla
JOS 1 13 MANBP1KLD.
projcct.vtnd n fow day nflor his arrival,
or In tho early nart of Bontembnr. mot.
ho gnvn n dinner to a few of his most
Intimate and tender-hearted friends.
When coffco wna reached and all hands
woro feeling pretty good, Mr. Reade
aald: "I nm going to marry Joslo
Mansflold. I'm drinking myself to
death, na you nil know, nnd Joule Mans
field Is tho only person that can sava
mo. I'll marry hor If she'll let me, fay
I think she's been more sinned atfalnit
than slnnlnrj." Mr. Iteade'a frlenda
told him he waa all right, and drank tha
lady's health with right good will.
Home daye later he announced that ha
was going to Ungland (o visit bla
brother-in-law. Lord Pnlkinn.1 n..
latler'a tmU Hkutterskelfe, In York
shire, The wadding followed this
Ittal Handy with a Hn.
A speolal from Hamilton, riliin
Mr. Woacoe. of Mlntonvitu ih.
daughter of William Hherard, a farmer,
waa iio visum oi wnue uaps. About
dusk twenty young men stoned the
house, Bhe seized a sun nod rini4
her perseetitora. Thav rettrmi. hut
turned later nnd ".rod shots through
every window. Tho plttey llttlo woman.-,
aworo out warrant for tho arreet of h
numbor of young men, amorg thera
Dan Daub, the woll-known phiher tor
the Ilrooklvn baseball eluti whn lun,
hla wlntera at Mlntonvlllo. v
Death Itarcalt a 8rrt.
It haa dovoloned that Anm Krrh h.
bookkeeper of Victor & Acbells, wbo,
with big lfe, committed aulelde In
New YoiV on Chrlstmaa tlav. I 4AIIJI
aa It was elalmed he wai going Insane,
waa 180,000 short In his account. wlUau
hla Arm. 1 beneety waa never attr. .
peettxl, and ll was not until the regular ,
InrMllgailen ot the books of the con
cern nt the end et the year Utxt the; rob
brr Vme known