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OAUT. A. KOKKSMAN. Editor >ud I'ro». LEWISTON, IDAHO. Tiik graveyard has been the defense of nations no less than walls and fortifi cations. since the desire to keep sacred the resting place of the beloved or re vered dead has steeled hearts to vic tory where bulwarks have failed to ward off defeat. Whether the idea of laying our dead to rest in marked and sheltered ground be Christian or pagan, it is one the heart should cherish for whut of the divine it guards in our natures. _ This is a practical era, and on ull sides is warfare raging against senti meut against idealism, against poetry. There is a hammering at the doors oi every tradition, and the violence of fered to old sweet faiths and precious beliefs is in the name of science— though science itself walks lame and halting, and uncertain where it pre tends to guide. What with modern theories of divorce, of selection, ol cremation, etc., all that unified and beautified the family and thereby gave security to the state is being under mined, and in the ignorantly shouted name of science human character is in danger of being ground to dust be tween tiie stones of utility and mater ialism. Tiik lyceum platform is no longer a potent factor in the higher life of this country. Whether it is under u tem porary cloud or has passed into per manent desuetude. time only can tell. Fifty yeurs ago it was tho morning siur of our American horizon, and for about a generation it held on its course with little sign of decline. But now it can hardly be said to exist. The time has gone by when there is a popular demand for a series of lect uros on miscellaneous topics, and when it is safe for a lyceum to arrange for such a series. Individual lecturers may draw, or tho peoplo may turn out to hear a particular subject discussed, but tho lyceum platform as an institu tion is no more. There is no little chivalry and gallantry in our day, but Arthur's round table is uowhero to be found. ÏHK recent commitment of'a wealthy New Yorker's adopted son to tho re formatory is a remarkable easo as showing tho certainty witli which the laws of heredity work, or. at least, the logical development of character ac cording to conditions 'fixed at birth. Such innate moral deformity is n<: more easily cu rable than pronounced congenital physical deformity. In stead of becoming more pliable as ma turity is reached, character become« more and more fixed. If it begins in rottenness, it ends in loathsomo cor ruption. If it is thoroughly diseased in boyhood, the disease is obstin ate in manhood. A mere change ol environment will not offect the trans formation, though it may give a bettei chance to a character in which a sane equilibrium is disturbed by unfavor able conditions of life. Jouknammm, in this country, it U true, IA not reached the acme of per fectloaVeithor in spirit, toue. aim or the use of the English language. Within the ranks of so-called journal ists, as in ail other proiessions, there are some mighty mean men. some vicious and despicable characters, men who, on general principles, perhaps, ought to bo summarily romoved. and the influence of this class of men on the community is demoralizing and bad, still with all these faults and vices the average newspaper ■•feller" will rank up pretty well with tho aver age citizen. The chances are that newspapers and their proprietors rep resent tolerably well the communities they wvo. reflect the sentiments ol their patrons, and. if unworthy, arc not as guilty as tho communities which have either tolerated or made them so. It is not to be supposed that there are many men and women so hardened that they would not feel an impulse ot compassion for the miserable beinfp who are oraiuped in the living graves in sweater shops, stifled, starved and corrupted. Of those who realize the enormity ot the thing, there are few who will personally take up the cause of actual reform, and for these few the means of working are limited. Besides their own indignant courage, the support of public opiulon and vio lated sanitary regulations, they have but little to work with. The germ and bacteria theory offers a seemingly powerful weapon, but how many ot the purchasers of garments roanufac-. tured in these hotbeds of disease have any ^deaor the contamination lurking |f ff|Mir folds. Or can be induced to be Bsife ln it? The deadly fascination ol buying an article that seems phenom enally cheap, is too great to be resist ed. The same spirit that actuates the sweater is here in a greatly diminished degree, it constitutes the real heart of this evil, which is one of the crown ing curses that our carefully nurtured spirit of greed has laid upon us. PITH OF THE NEWS. A reappraisement suit involving ; $ 2 <i, 000 , 0 n(i worth of woolen goods ii pending before the general appraisers j at New York. I The ten negroes convicted of the ' murder of Thornton Vance ami sen tenced to be hanged at Laurens, ty C, Friday have been reprieved, pending the appeal of the case to the tsuDreme j court. I Official notifications have been given ! to the bureau of American Republics that in Venezuela the duties on corn, beans, peas and riec, the free admis sion of which had been permitted since April 20, have been restored. A 5-year-old daughter of Mrs. S. J. Skates of Winterset, Iowa, was choked to death while attempting to swallow some raw beans. A fox vas killed within the city limits of Seymour. Ind. The animal had become bold since the bouuty on scalps was removed, and caused tho farmers a great deal of trouble. Plentiful rains are falling in the southern provinces of Russia, com pletely clumping the prospects foi next year s crops. The work of plow ing and sowing is proceeding with vigor, and the peasants no longer despair of a good yield from their fields. A new volcano on the islaud of Pan tellaria, is 2,tioo feet long and is iust visible above the surface of the seu. Tlie eruption continues, though with less violence. Kansas I'it.y brokers have reduced the rate to Chicago from Sw to $s. An industrial school for Indians will be established at Mount Pleasant, Isa bella eonnty, Mich. Clarence Cavanaugh, 5 years old, was burned to dentil while playing around a bonfire of leaves at Indinuapolis lud. Aaron Limburner was killed by tlie fall of a tramway on which lie was driving a load of lumber at Saginaw, Mich. Two other men were hurt. Tlie American I'ii blic Health associa tion at Kansas City de ided to hold its convention in ISU.1 in Chicago, and to make it an international affair. Southern railroads having Mexican connections are rushing fre pht through in order to avoid the increased duty which goes into effect Nov. l. The number |of immigrants arrived in the United States during the month of September was 52,TOD, as compared witli 45,471 for the corresponding month last year. C. Raymond and James Hadley, e.x emnloyes of the City Auditor and Treasurer of Denver, were arrested for forgery. They are said to have de frauded tlie city of several thousand dollars. A Texas steer escaped from the Stock Yards and ran through the streets of Pittsburg Friday, goring live persons, one fatally. W. C. Slierer and John Neuveen of Chicago were elected president and secretary respectively Friday of tlie Illinois Union of Baptist Young People organized at Bloomington. , A government distillery hi (Jiimure -•ounty, Georgia, has been stolen by moonshiners. _ Chinamen are entering the United States from Mexico in large numbers, it is reported. Gov. Fleming, on behalf of the State of Florida as relator. Friday petitioned the Supreme court for a writ cf man iainus to compel the Secretary of State At seal and countersign the commission it the Hon. R. M. H. Davidson to be United States Senator bv appointment. "Beatrice Collins,'' tho counterfeiter who escaped from the Reading (Pa.) jail a few uight ago, is said to be Mrs. Robert Culbertson, a former Brook lyn belle. ' Garza, the Mexican insurgent who tried to make the State of Durant; o free and led his people to tho bloody tight, is thought to be in jail at the little town of Maryville, Norway, county. Mo. Herr W'ermuth, tlie German commis sioner to the Columbian Kxpnsition in Chicago, is about to start on a tonr of tne commercial centers of Germany to explain the plans of the exposition and to urge a full exhibition of Ger man industrial products. The schooner I'crcy of Gloucester, Mass., owned hv James S. Ayer, with a crew of twelve men, und the schoon er City Point, owned by ( usliing ,t Kenney of Portland, with a crew of fourteen men. are missing. Tne attempt of Paraguay revolu tionists to overthrow President Gonza lez was a complete failure. The Russian famine has extended to Siberia. Many vessels have been driven ashore by tlie terrible storm that has been ragiug in tlie English channel for several days. liy the law of France the tund ot $700,000 on deposit in Parnell's name in the Bank of France will be inher ited by Parnell's widow und by his brother, John Howard Parnell of At lanta. The latter says that he will not touch a penny of it. and every Na tionalist who contributed to the fund will admit that he is a gentleman of wisdom and discretion. Ex-Got. Bullock of Georgia is evi dently not a candidate for office. At least we understand that he- is going ubont expressing the opinion that the Farmers' alliance doesn't amount to ntneh. Still we can hardly approve such an expression from a citizen of the State tnat lias just harvested its largest crop of watermelons, yams sud alligators. Western Catholic Union. Quincy. I1L, Get 'ill.--The eouven tion of the Supreme Westeru Catholic union iu this city opened with a good attendance of delegates from ail over the State. The business transacted was almost entirely of a routine natnre. The following officers were elected: Supreme president. A. H. Heine, of Quincy; supreme vice-president, I. A. , 1 Hotter, of Nsporvillc. supreme Unan- 1 cial secretary. Henry Schauf: supreme recording secretary, Henry Ording. Jr. ; supreme treasurer, H. A. i ening: trus tees, Fred Vollbracht. George llorden kircher and Anton BinkcrU Killed a Notorious UainllL Havana, Oct 24. — The notorious bandit, Paleuzuclo. was allied by soldies in the San Juan woods near Colon. As tho troops were nassing through the woods they came npou the bandit and nt onee began firing upon him, killing him instantly. 1 RODE ON A HANDCAR. Marjr Andffnon'i Exrltliaf Kffnrt to Kill •u Ktiff age nient. Mary Anderson had to keep an en gagement at the Carll opera house, now the Hyperion, in New Haven, says the New York Telegram. She had been playing a week's engagement in the Elm city to greut houses. The Yale students, as was always tho ease, bought up entire rows of seats in tho largest house between New York and Providence. •Our Mary told the members of the company on Tuesday night," said tho chief tale-teller, "that there would be no rehearsal on Wednesday, as she in tended running down to the metropolis *o do some shopping. It was just after the season opened, and Miss An derson left New York without a num ber of little incidentals she needed. "At H:20 o'clock, just before the curtain was to be rung up, House Manager (.'aril came rushing on the stage with hair on end. My Owl, I am ruined! Miss Anderson's train is wrecked at Bridgeport!" "He waved a telegram and called for Miss Anderson's understudy. To tell the truth, she didn't have any. We had only just gone on the road, and none of tlie ladies in tho company could speak our Mary's lines. The house had $1,000 or $2.000 in it It was a dandy, and poor old Carll had good reason to kick. ••Carll went before tho curtain, and, being a groat favorite among the stu dents. who were raising perfect Ned with their Rails' for Mary, pacified them with an explanation. 'But a little matter like a train-wreck won't koep Miss Anderson from playing here to-night,' said Manager CarlL •■Good! good!' cried the students. Then there were songs by the students that kept the audienco amused and in good humor. "Nine o'clock came and still no Mary, but bets were freely wagered that she would play that night - ls tho audience willing to wait?' asked Manager Carll. as lie appeared before the curtain with a littlo speech again. A mighty -Yes!' went up. "It was five minutes uf 10 o'clock when Miss Anderson appeared on tho stage with her arms full of parcels. Five minutes inter the play proceeded and a few minutes of midnight tho audience went homo, after having witnessed one of tho greatest performances Miss Anderson ever gave. She told mem bers of the company of her great raco to New Haven after her train was wrecked just this side of Bridgeport — eighteen miles from the City of Elms. "No train could pass the wreck and Miss Anderson couldn't reach New Ha ven with horses till nearly midnight. It was 6:30 o'clock, and cur Mary had just about given up hopes when a bright idea struck her. A lot of track men and wreckers had come up from Bridgeport on handcars, a four-wheel crank arrangement, used by the rail road repairers along tho line. •'•I will give $200 to the men who will take me to New Haven on one of those handcars,' snid Miss Anderson. O. M. Shepard, the present general su perintendent of the New York. Now Haven & Hartford road, was at the scene of the wreck, llo offered eight of his biggest and most muscular men to Miss Anderson for her handcar. She gayly mounted the littlo car with her maid. It was a great ride and a dangerous one. Of course, though, Mr. Shepard wired ahead for a clear track. New Haven was icached after the greatest handcar race on record. Tho big, brawny Irishmen workod the cranks like majors, and they got the 1200 too. Miss Anderson said it was the most exciting ride she had ever experienced in ail her travois around both hemispheres on all sorts of trains and vehicles." The Picturesque Kjr. Sir Walter Scott usually saw with appreciative, searching eyes tho scenes in nature which he described. They are therefore accurate and picturesque. But sometimes he relied upon his imagination rather than upon his eyes. Miss Edgeworth, while a guest at Abbottsford, asked him to visit with her tho ruins of Melrose Abbey J>y night, at the sume time quoting his famous linos— "If thou would'st view fuir Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight." •■Yes." answered Scott, "let us go by all means, for I have never seen it." But tlie novelist had an imagination which summoned beforo him any scene ho would describe. He had both tho artist's and the poet's eye. What he had seen he handed over to his imagin ation to work up, and that made it natural and picturesque. Nota few men resemble Word worth's Voter Bell— "A primrose by a river's brim A yellow primrose was to him, And it was nothing more." A well-known artist, famous for his farm scenes, met one of this class who having eyes see not. The artist, in a sketching ramble, saw a cottage made picturesque by leaving Nature to work her own sweet will. Brambles, wild roses, honey suckles, lichens and mosses covered it. The artist asked permission of the owner, who was lounging at the door, to paint it Receiving his consent, he said he would return early next morn ing. and begin his task. Ho was there, n little after sunrise, to be met by the owner with a smirk ing smile of self congratulation. •I ve been up sinco daybreak get ting the cottage ready for you," he said. The painter was disgusted as he looked upon the cottage, transformed from its plcturosqueness into a neat and carefully trimmed house. Every loose branch had been cut away, anil the wild roses and honeysuckles all ruthlessly lopped. He did not paint that cottage. —Sal. Evetfing Post * DARK DAYS. BY lllltill CONWAY. CHAITER XIII.— CONTIN1 KP. * Morning! Bright, broad, clear, cool, odor ous morning I Our sleeplessness had st least «paredus the anguish of awaking, and, while for a moment glorying in the beauty of the world, to remember what this morn ing meant to us. Giving ourselves ample time to reach the railway-station, >ve crept from our room, and, with eyes full of blind ing tears, crossed tlie jxtlio. 1 paused iu tho center, and piut'xing a lovely spray from tlie great orange tree, kissed it and gave it to my wife. Without a word she placed it in tlie bosom of tier dress. As she drew tier mantle aside to do so, for tlie first time 1 noticed that she wore tlie very dress which clad her on that, fatal night. Although it was utterly unsuited to the almost tropical heat through which we should have to trav el, i dared not remonstrate with tier. Now, of all times, her slightest wisii should be my law. Noiselessly 1 undid the massive studded wooden gate, which at night-time closed tlie entrance to tlie patio. Unseen, we stepped into the shady, narrow street. Our luggage was light. I could carry it with ease to the station, which was not a great distance off. We were there only too soon. We had to wait some time ere the train, which, following the example of the true Spaniard, declines on any consideration to be hurried, made its appearanc •. We took our seats iu silence. At last tlie dignified train condescended to move onward. We sat side by side, and gnz si in tlie direetion of tlie beautiful city from which we were Hying; gazed until we saw the very last of it, until even the great toweringGiralda was lost to view. Then, and only then. I think we fully realized to what end we were speed ing. Tlie next three days and nights seem now little more to me than a whirling dream. On and on we went to work out our fate; over tlie same ground which I hud traversed, with scarcely less agitated feelings, some mouths ago. 1 ground my teeth when 1 thought how little my strenuous ami seem ingly successful efforts hud availed. Now, not from any omission of precaution ; not bee mse the law compelle I ; not by the exer cise of force; but simply on account of the great dictum of right and wrong, we were, of our own accord, retracing our steps to face tlie danger from which we had tied. Oil, bitter irony of destiny! What was money to me now'.' Nothing but so much dross ! it could doolie tiling, only one. that gold which 1 lavished so free ly on that journey. It could assure that Philippa and 1 might travel alone. It could give us privacy for tlie time that journey lasted, that was all ! Yet although aionc, we spoke but little. Our thoughts were not such as ean be ex pressed l>y words. Her hand in mine, lier head on my shoulder—sleeping w hen wo could sleep, waking and looking Into each other's faces—knowing that every mile of sunny or starlit country over which we pass ed brought us nearer to the end. Ah ! I un derstood then how it Is that lovers w ho uro menaced by some great sorrow can kill themselves, and die smiling in each other's arms! We might have done so; but our deaths would have left to perish that strang er whom we were speeding to save. So, as iu a dream, the hours, the days, the nights, went by. We might have been trav eling through the fairest scenery in the world, or through the most arid desert. I scarcely troubled to glance out of tlie car riage window. The world for me w as in side. It was after we left Paris—Paris, which to-day seemed ail but within stone's throw of London—ttiat I aroused myself, and bracsd my euergies to discuss finally witli Philippa our proper plan of action. I felt that my right course would be to go straight to some solicitor, teli the tale, and ask him to put matters in train. But 1 could not bring myself to do this. Our secret was as yet our own. Moreover, through tlie misery of those hours, one ray of hope had broken upon me. If Philippa could be brought to yield to my guidance, to follow my instruc tions, it was not beyond tlie bounds of possi bility that we might be saved witli clean lianas. "Dearest," I whispered, "to-night we shall be ill London." Uer fingers tightened on mine. "And nt Townliam?" she snid."We shall be in time?" "In ample time. But, Philippa, listen-" "Basil, as you love me, not one word to tempt, to dissuade me!" "Not one; but listen. Sweetest, if yon will be guided by me, even now all may go well. This man-" "The i»oor man who is standing in my place?" "Yes; listen. Heaven forbid that I should tempt you. Think; lie is, no doubt, a man of Slowly station in life. Philippa, I am rich, very rich." "1 do not understand yon," she said, press ing her hand to her brow. "Money will compensate for anything. Let him stand his trial. He is Innocent. If t here is justice in tlie land, he may, he must be found not guilty." "But the agony of mind tie must pass through !" ■'Forthat I will pay him over and over again. He may be but a country boor, to whom a thousand pounds would be inex haustible wealth. But, whatever his station, the compensation sent to him by an un known hand shall make him bless the day which laid him under the false accusation. Reflect, look at tlie matter in every light I swear to you that in iny opinion we may. witli a clear conscience, await the result of tlie trial." She sighed, but made no answer. Her si lence was a joy to me. It told me that my s|iecious argument carried weight. 1 took her hands and kissed them. I told her again -and again that I loved lier; that my life as well as hers depended on her yielding. It was long before site fielded. The thought of a fellow-creature lyfngin prison, lierhaps for months, and to-morrow to stand in shame before his judges, on account of a deed which she herself iiad done, was an guish to her noble nut tire. Then, growing desperate at seeing the only plank which could save iis from the wreck spurned for tlie sake ot what, in my present mood, 1 was able to believe too finely strained a scruple, 1 used my last and, as I rightly judged, n:y most powerful argument. 1 told lier that It would be not only she qrlio would srffer for that unconscious act, but that I, lier hus band, must pay tlie penalty due from an ac cessory after the crime. Heaven forgive me for the anguish my words eaused that loving heart ! Philippa, on whom tlie intelligence of my danger fell tike a thunderbolt, sank back in her seat, pale and trembling. Had i ever doubted that uiy wife's heart-whole love was my owr, that look would have dispelled the doubt. She prayed and besought me to leave her nt tho next station; to let her finish the Journey and make lie' avowal alone. My reply was short but ciently long to put all hope of my conseil tig to such a course ^•Onone condition -one only." »J 1 « "Be guided by me in tins. In «6 el - 0 > ou shall do as you like." , mi.it i "1 must be in the court, Basil. I must , hear the trial. If the worst happen, ti er 0 must not be the delay of a moment, then and there 1 must proclaim the truth. "You shall be at hand- close at hand, l will be present." , "No! I must be there. I must hear ana see nil. If the man is found guilty, I must, j before his horrible sentence is pronounced, ] stand up and declare his innocence. __ "All that could be done aftcrwnrJ. "No - it must be done then. Basil, fancy ; -put yourself in Ids place ! Nothing could atone for his anguish at hearing himself condemned to death fora crime he knows nothing of. 1 must be there. Promise me 1 shall be there, and for your sake 1 will do | as you wish." ! It was the best concession i could get. 1 promised. I concealed the fact ttiat if, when sentence was pronounced, a woman rose in tlie body of the court, and asserted the pris- i oner's innocence and her own guilt, the i probabilities were she would he summarily | ejected. This made no difference. Let : Philippa be silent; let the man he found not guilty, and the next train could beams back j to Seville. Yes, even now there was hope! — OilATT'Klt XIV. TIIK CRIMINAL COURT. Wo reached Charing Cross at 4 o'clock on tlie morning of .September 20. h. i lie tirst train by which we could get to Tewnliant was timed to leave Liverpool Street at seven, so that we had an hour or two to spare for such refreshment as we cared to take, such rest as \vc dared to allow ourselves. What with tlie fatigue of continuous travel, and tlie dread of what this day was to tiring forth, it may be easily believed that we were thoroughly worn out. We were, indeed, more fitted to go to bed and sleep for a week, than to proceed upon the last stage of our dismal journey. But there was no help for it. If we meant to be in time, we must go on by the early morning train. I begged my wife to lie I down, and endeavor to snatch an hour's sleep. She refused firmly. Much of that calm which iiad characterized her since tho moment when I broke tlie fatal news to her had vanished. Its placé was now taken by an excitement, suppressed, but nevertheless clearly manifest to my eyes. The fear tiiat | we should not reach Tewnhnm in time for the trial seemed to haunt her unceasingly. | it was for this reason she so peremptorily refused to lie down and court sleep. She feared lest, our eyes once closed, we should, from sheer exhaustion, sleep for hours and so miss the morning train. She was ever picturing the horror of that poor unknown man's being led from file dock, with the 1 death sentence ringing in his ears. So the time which elapsed before we start ed for Townliam we spent in the hotel. I ! bespoke rooms by telegram, sent when we reached Folkestone. We made an apology for a meal; in fact, what we could get at i that time of night was < f itself little more I than apology. We sat all but silent, watch- 1 ing the hands of tlie clock, which fold us how fast the precious moments were pass ing away. We saw the gray morning strug gle with, and at last conquer, the yellow gas-light. We heard the limn of traffic grow ing louder and louder in the streets below us. Then we turned to make what may be rightly called our last adieus. Who could say that to-day my wife and 1 might not lie parted forever? While at the hotel I tried to obtain the file of the Timex. I wanted to look back and see if 1 could find the account of magis terial proceedings against this unlucky William Evans, lie must, of course, have appeared before tlie lesser tribunal, and could 1 see the account of his appearance, I should be able to judge as to tlie strength of the case against him. But tiie file was not forthcoming. Perhaps it did not exist; per haps tiie sleepy-eyed Teutonic waiter did not understand what I wanted ; so, still in the dark as to why suspicion should have fallen upon this innocent man, wa left the hotel and drove to Liverpool Street Station. At nine o'clock our journey was ended. We stood on the platform of Tewnhain rail way-station. My jioor wife wore a thick black veil, so her fac) I could not sec; but I knew It was sa pale as death. Now and again her hand, which rested on my anu, pressed It convulsively. 1 think we were tlie most unhappy pair on tlie eartli 1 We were even denied the time for any more farewells or expressed regrets. Tho hour was chiming from tlie old cathedral tower. The buslness of tlie Courts, I knew, always began at teu o'clock, and consider ing tlie crowd which would most surely be attracted by so Interesting a case as this trial for murder committed so many months ago, 1 felt sure that unless we proceeded at once to the .Shirehall, our chance of gaining entrance would be but a small one. I hailell one of the close cabs which were waiting outside tlie station. As I did so 1 felt a heavy hand laid upon tny shoulder, and heard a rich, pleasant sounding, and not unfamiliar voicaexclaim, "Basil North, as I'm a sinner 1" That any one should at this moment ad dress Basil North iu a merry way seemed a positive incongruity. 1 turned round almost angrily, and found myself face to fac.i with an old friend. He was a barrister named . Grant; a man four or live je us my senior, but one with whom, before 1 forswore tlie society of my fellow-men. I Iiad been on in timate terms, i iiad not seen him fora con siderable time: but bad heard, casually, that he was making great strides in his forensic career. In spite of my distress I returned hts greeting, amt grasped his hand warmly. After all it seemed a relief to find that 1 Iiad a friend left In the world. "What brings you here?" I asked. "The only thing that could bring me to auch a place—circuit work. I have an im portant case on to-day. That's the worst of u place so near London as this one. One Is tempted to spend the nights in town, which means getting up at an unholy hour in the morning. But you! Why are you here? I heard you were as rich as Midas, and living abroad in luxury." "I have been abroad for some time. I hope to go back agaiu very soon." "Happy man!" he ejaculated. I could scarcely keep the bitter smile from my lips as I thought how ill-applied were his words. As he spoke he glanced at Philippa, whose grace and beauty of form defied tiie conceal ment attempted by thick veil aud somber garments. "But what brings you to this sleepy old town?" continued Grunt. I hesitated for a moment. Then, think ing that truth, or at least half truth, was the best, told him 1 iiad come down to witness the trial for murder. "I should doubt your getting into court," lie said. "The morbid interest excited around here Is, I am told, very great. The sheriff is besieged by application* for tick "Conldn't you help me? The feet is, I have a particular reason, not mere curiosity, for wishing to be present st this trial." "I don't think 1 can," said Grant. "Du*, your—the lady w ish to go with you'"' ^ "My cousin -yes," I said, seeing that ha expected an introduction. He raised bish»» and made some courteous and pleasant mark, to which Fhilippa, to my suipris« replied in a calm and fitting way. " Grant know I had no sister. I called her cousin because I had a wild hope that, it th« worst happened, I might be able to conceal the true relationship in which we stood, and so be permitted to give evidence on her behalf. I trusted my wife would guess that 1 had a good reason for tills deception. •Try and manage this for me. Grant," I said so earnestly that my friend made'no further demur. '•'rake me in your cab, and I willseewhat I can do." During our drive to the Shirehall I asked Grant what he knew about tlie impending trial. "Nothing." lie said frankly. "I hap. mur . der cases—hate even to read about them. Of course 1 know that Sir Mervyn Ferrand was killed, and hidden in the snow fur days and days. But I know no more." "Who is tlie accused?" •T don't know. I thought, from y uur anxiety, yon must know him." "Will he be found guilty?" "1 don't know. Stay, I heard some out who ought to be well informed, say yester day that the case for the prosecution was most feeble. He seemed to doubt if the grand jury would return a true bill." As 1 beard this I pressed l'iiilippa's baud secretly. I felt that she was trembling. Tlie drive to the Shirehall occupied only a few minutes. We did not go to the publie entrance, in front of which I could see a crowd of people nearly blocking up tlie street. We stopped at another door, and Grant, after looking round, caught sight of what appeared to be an inspector of police, lie entered into a little conversation with him, the result of which was that we were given into his care. "This is a breach of the law," whispered my friend as lie bade mo good-bye. "You will have to atone for it by a handsoma gratuity." We followed our guide. Fiiilippa, al though walking with a firm step, leaned heavily upon my arm. I scarcely know by what door we entered that palace of justice. The stalwart policeman led us through stone corridors and passages, which re-echoed with tlie tread of our feet, and at last we found ourselves before a double swinging plain oak door, over which in old English letters was written "Criminal Court." I felt l'hilippa shudder, and knew that tlie sight of those words brought tlie horror of tlie situation fully home to her. Mechan ically I pressed a sovereign in the hand of the venial inspector, or whatever he was; then, holding my wife's hand, I passed through tlie noiseless swinging door into the all but empty court. A few policemen and oilier officials were lounging about. Two or three people, who had no doubt gained admittance in tlie same way as we iiad done, were seated in various ceignes of vantage. lied Philippa up tlie broad steps, and pointed to one of the liant wooden benches provided for tlie accom modation of the general public. These benches were raised step by step, one above anot lier. We chose our position about hall way up, on tlie right-hand side of the courr. Philippa, with lier thick veil falling down to her chin, and sodefyingrecognition, sank wearily into her »eat. 1 placed myself be side lier; my band crept under the cloak she wore and held h>w hand. TO BE CONTINUED. A Hawk and a Rattler Fight to a Finish. A party of Illinois sportsmen wit nessed a savage combat on tho banks of Barnett Luke, opposite Elizabeth town, 111., recently between a large hawk and an immense rattlesnake thst had evidently crawled from an adjoin ing hillside to the lake after wator. Their attention was first attracted to the hawk suddenly darting from his position in a pecan tree to the ground and then rising again to repeat tiie same operation. Seeing tho hawk re peat this a dozen or rnoro times arous ed tlie curiosity of the sportsmen to as ?ertaiu the cause ol its strange act ions. Creeping through tho bushes they arrived at the edge of a small opening and wore surprised to find a la.ge rattlesnake with tho blood ooz ing from several wounds in its bad* and sides. With its head erect the en raged reptile was watching the every movement of its feathered enemy. The hawk seemed to instinctively rea lize that it hud the sympathy of the hunters, and as they took their position within n few yards of th- rat •1er it mndo another dari at its danger ous foe. To avoid tlie reptile's deadly fungs tho hawk would swoop down as if to attack the snake and suddenly wheel to one side to avoid the stroke and then return and inako his attack beforo tlio snake iiad timo to recoil. This was repeated time aftor time and the rattler, evidently realizing that it was getting tho worst of this strange engagement, suddenly uncoiled and started on a hasty retreat for a log heap near by. Taking in tho situa* Kf» the hawk mado a sudden dart, ana catching the reptile just behind th« head with its sharp talons it raised th« snake from the ground and soarr * away to tlie northeast, tho frantic movements of the snake's body being visible ns far as the eye could discern. The spectators to this peculiar battle say that tlie snake was about three feet long and that its tail was adorned with a dozen or more rattles. A Tirad Skalaton. Living bkoleton (only one in Amer ica, at dime museum)—''These folks ; make mo tired. " Sympathetic Visitor—"Iu wh»t ; way?" "Here I am earning $500 a weok a* the greatest living skeleton, yot hour after hour, day in an' day out, one old woman after another stops an' chins j ,«nd chins at me about the things I ! ought to eat to get fat' 1 — New York j Weekly. A Phenomenon. School-teacher—"What is a P 110 * ■omenon?" I-ittle Girl (from Chicago)— gen'inan out walking with hi« o** wife."—New York Weekly.