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XO. 9. j -BAIXESVILTLE, LAKE COTHSTTY; OHIO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER -7,' . fcl O'Mi j It -JT'i' t : WHOLE qSTO; 61. Transient advertisements' must 'invariably be paid for in ad ranee. Regular advertisements to be paid at the expiration of each quarter. i I J MI TREASURES. BT MBS. X. SLIMS. Onlv a lock of bright brown hair And a cluster of withered, scentless flowers; Some of the garments she used to wear, Jewels that shone on the fingers fair, Pictures, that mock with their beauty rare The aching void in these hearts of onrs That miss her every where! Only an emptv. quiet room; 1 . . "" A smooth white bed and a vacant chair; Drooping liilies where faint perTume Whispers a thought of the lovelier bloom fathered like them, for an early tomb, Anil laid, an offering rich and rare . on an altar of tears and gloom. -. . . Only a grave with grass o'ergrown, A grave in the green-wood, narrow and deep; Where we laid her down 'neath a cold white stone. And left her. In darkness and alone, Deaf to our sad hearts sorrowing moan, Her pale lips sealed in a dreamless sleep. And the light from her blue eyes gone! These are the treasures to which I cling With a tender grief that 1 eannot tell; , Dear to my heart is the slightest thing Her hands have touched; hot tears will spring At one sound of the songs she used losing; Ah me, no joy can ever dispel - This shadow from death'sdark wing! Oh, Mignonne, darling, you cannot know, From your beautiful home where the angels arc, How day by day, I wearily go ' - . To that precious spot where the violets grow Over pulseless bosom and brow of snow. Or perhaps with your white wings fluttering low You would whisper away my wild despair, And my tears would forget to flow 1 THE NEW CHURCH OKGAIV. BT WILL M. CARLKTONV . They've got a bran new organ. Sue, For all their fuss and search; They've done just as they said they'd do. And fetched it into church, They're bound the critter shall be seen. And on the preacher's right, They've hoisted up their new machine In every body's sight. They've got a chorister and choir, Ag'n my voice and vote; For it was never my desire, To praise the Lord by note! I've been a sister good an' true. For Ave nn' thirty year; I've done what seemed my part to do, An' prayed my duty clear; I've sung my hymns both slow and quick. Just as the preacher read. And twice, when Deacon Tubbs was sick, I took the fork an' led ! And now, their bold, new fangled ways Iscomin' nil about; 1 And I, right in my latterdayn, ' ' Am fairly crowded out, To-day the preacher, good old dear, With tears in all his eyes. Head "J can read my title clear To mansions in the skies." I always liked that blessed hymn 1 s'pose I al'ays will; It somehow gratifies myj whim, In good old Ortonville; But when that choir got up to sing, I couldn't catch a word; They sung the most dog-gondest thing A body ever heard! Some wordly chaps was standin' near An' when I seed them grin, I bid farewell to every fear, ; Anil iKildly waded in. I thought I'd chase their tune along, An' tried with all my might; But though my voice is good an' strong, 1 couldn't steer it right, When they was high, then I was low, An' also contra' wise; '- And I too fast, or they too slow. To "mansions in the skies." An' after every verse, you know, They played a little tune; . I didn't understand, an' so started in too soon. I pitched it pr'tty middlin' high, I fetched a lusty tone. Bntoh, alas! I found that I Was singin' there alone! They laughed a little, I am told; But I had done my best; And not a waveof trouble rolled Across my peaceful breast. And sister Brown I could but look She sits right front of me; She never was no singin' book. An' never ment to be; But then she al'ays tried to do The lcst she could, she said; She understood time right through. An' kep' it, with nernead; But when she tried this mornin' oh, 1 had to laugh, or cough ! It kep' her head a bobbin' so, It e'en a'most came off! An' Deacon Tubbs he broke all down, As one might well suppose; He took one look at Sister Brown, And inceklvscratched his nose. He looked his hymn liook through and through And laid it on the scat, And then a pensive sigh lie drew, And looked completely beat. An' when they took another bout. He didn't even rise; But drawed his red bandanner out, An' wiped his weepin' eyes. I've been a sister, good an' true. For live an' thirty year; I've done what seemed my part to do, An' prayed my duty clear; But death will stop my voice, I know For he is on my track ; And some day I to dhurch will go. And never more come back, And when the fidks get up to sing Whene'er that time shall be I do not want no Patent thing A squealin' over me! Guilty, or Not Guilty? BY AMANDA M. DOUGLAS, AUTHOR OF "STKI'HKX DANE," "IS TRUST," ETC. CHAPTER II. And t be wroth with one we love. Doth work like madness in the brain. Oolekidge. O they darkened the room, and went out. Clyde closed her eyes. Oh I if she could as easily shut away that horrible suspicion ! It tortured her so. It wrung her heart with intensest anguish ; but there it would stay. She had heard of such things before. A mouth ago Mr. Ward lcisrh had effected a new and larger in surance upon the factory. It seemed so mean and degrading to entertain the thought for a moment; and of the man she loved, the man she had believed so grand and noble 1 She fought bravely against the doubt, I think she might have convinced her self it had all been some evil dream, but for her husband's words and manner. A villain 1 that was the term he had used of himself. His conduct that whole evening had been unusual, to say the least. After awhile the racket began to die out. She heard the engines going up the street; the tramp of men; the loud talkiuz that grew fainter and fainter, Her husband came in and entered the library. There was a stir through the house, faint streaks of light that were uot from the moon, or the Are. Horning had conic. Mary knocked at her door. "Mr. Wardleigh's very anxious about you," six; said. "Are you well enough to rise?" i '.'On the library sofa. He was clean fagged out, and hadn't any more color in his face than there is in that sheet: and the factory's in ruins. They couldn't save a thing." "The fire is all out?" "Yes; the blaze. But it's smoking and smouldering, ana an tne air is thick with smoke. Such a dreadful sight!" "I'll come down to breakfast." "Shan't I help you! You might be weak and iaint-like again. " "No. I've had a long rest." Mary gave a wistful glance, but went her way. She loved her young mis tress dearly. Clyde rose with an uncertain step she felt as if she had been ill a month Her head was light, her impulses lan guid, and her brain a chaos. She brushed out her shining hair and thrust it, in a net; she put on the first wrapper that came to hand, for she had no heart to adorn herself. Then she tottered down stairs. She could not bring her liiiudtothe requisite courage for stop ping in the library; so she went on straight to the breakfast-room. It was some time before her husband joined her. He came around behind her chair and kissed her tenderly. "It was too bad to leave you alone." lie said. "Were you much frightened? Mary told me that you fainted. ,Y "It was so dreadful !" She did not look upas she spoke. "Yes." His tone seemed almost apathetic. "Two of the cottages caught, but were not much damaged, except, by water; still, it will be some low to the poor men. I'm . thaiiklui was no worse.' ' "The factory being insured " She said it slowly, almost choking over every word, governed oy some spen stronger than herself. i wish nwasu-r.. v v'i His voice was strangely hoarse. His hand trembled so that he laid down bis fork for .fear of dropping tt r A "it would De a great loss to you." be made no answer. His eyes wand ered around vacantly, yet not seeming to care to meet hers. Both Celt relieved when the meal ended; ": -, It is so hard for people to take np daily life with a dread secret lying between ; and It is so easy to misinterpret.. Clyde , was striving for ner old iaiuiin ner Hus band, bat stumbling over ruins at every step. She bad no confidence to give, for she would not so cruelly insult him as even to hint at the fear that tore her heart. And he- Oh! if he dared to tell her! If it was only best, or right ; but to burden her glad.' young life with the shadow , that Lad fallen so darkly, on hiaU He had meant that ner days witn him should De so bright and happy..' He had taken her from her pleasant home, .and it was his duty to shield her from all .care and bit terness. .'Jn ne most near-ut atone. "My darling," he said, tenderly, "tne excitement of the night has proved too much for you. I hm'ttwnde., for it wasaiMghtrurscene. -Ai;one time l thought the whole street weald be In a blaze. But the day will be quiet enough, so I want you to lie down and rest I must go out; but you'll promise me?" "Yes," she said, . wearily. . one am not want his love or his kindness just then. Once' or twice : a wild thought came over ner u sne Couux only go back home. - The ruins were thronged. .Men mov ed by condolence or curiosity; workmen bewailing the event; children ana naii- grown boys; and not a few women from the better class, down to those whose greedy , eyes and quick fingers noted everything they could carry away poor; miserable wretcnes,. anven ry - uara and desperate life to dishonest courses for the pittance to keep soul -and ; body together. . , . -.- . ,: The broken and blackened walls were still standing,' lagged at the top; the windows great charred holes ; the wide, main entrance a ruined arch. The roof and the floors had all fallen; the shat tered machinery, the vats and boilers, and the debris, were one confused mass. The fire had certainly done its utmost, Mr.-Wardleigh saw! a group of men standing apart on the corner.-' He must meet them all some time,' as '"well now,' perhaps, as to take them singly ; so he joined them in a sort ot lagging fashion,. tnat tne foreman, air.- vrane, tnougnt very unlike his usual firm step. Wardleigh'BjprMtyi well cut up about it," he said : "looks like aghost." VGood-mornlng;' and Mr. ; Hall ock, chief of the police, advanced -a step or two. "A bad night's work. We've been discussing it, Wardleigh, and it seems as if it must have been the deedof an, in cendiary ."' Crane says "lie 'was through the building at ten o'clock, and every thing was perfectly Safe;" "Yes. I'm willing to take my oath that it has been the-werkaf some villain. It couldn't havetakerrfirfr-withont help; and it's the more singular that I should have gone through it so late last night: I don'talways; tmfr I hadaotrple of frienJs at the house, and I remember it struck ten Just as we started out. Colby, the boolc-keepef Th Davis coal-yard, went through with me, for we hadn't finished our talk. Now, if (here was anvthinir smouldering inside. I must have smelt the smoke: I payipirtlcalftf attention to the fires. I know that place was just as safe then as Mr. Wardleigh's own house, and that-uum't Burn down.1" A strange spasm contracted Mr. Ward leigh's lace, anu, as li obeying nis nrst impulse he closed fits eyes an instant. "What do you think of it," asked Mr, Hallock. ,-. , ,.,.; , , r "I don't know," in a sort of absentir- resolute way. "What motive would a man have had r"r - u 'irsr T' f Very true; but the thing is done, There have been several fires lately that don't leel at all satisfied about. or the credit of the city I should always use my best efforts, but I , havtsva deeper interest stllT; a fire seems to me a sort of cold-blooded murder! It isn't like burg lary, or thieving of any sort, but snch a mean, dastardly crime ! I think it would be a good plan to offer a reward,'' and Hallock faced Mr: WawHeigb. "Yes." Mr. Wardleigh's hands clutch ed each other, but bis. eyes avoided the gaze of the whole group. "Don't you uiuiK it must nave been au incendiary r"asked Crane, energetically, '1 don't wish to accuse, any one wrengfully t 'it I wHl najrtbfirt thei wt- gineer and nreman are both very care- iui. i aiwavs leu as saie as u i naa the watchinz of everything: and you Crane, have Men my right-hand man most reliable and trustworthy. I do not see how an accident "could have occur red." It was no accident; and when I came down, the blaze was all at this end. If it had caught from the machinery, the southern part would iiave burned first; and it must bev bee tome enelM had the run of the place, for the stock-rooms, just what would have burned fastest and ireest, were tne nrsc to go. it was a plan that didnt hatch in any one's head on tne Instant." 1 thiuk I should offer a reward at ouce. These things generally come out sooner or later ; out money invariaDiy stimulates people. You're insured. Wardleigh t'L and . Hal lock turned, .to mm. "Yes." "That new insurance was a lucky move." saia urane, ruDOtng nis nanas "You, of all others, . -ought not .tfS-a lose ior tnis uevii wurtu , ,: - , . ..,:- r A flush passed oyer Wardleigh's face His eyes had a strained, unnatural look, witn darK circles unoerneain, ana nis fingers seemed to be continually grasp ing at some invisible ttimg. . "You were not down here immediate ly?" Hallock asked. nn; I was sleeping very soundly had a dull, heavy pain in my head ; and before I retired, took a few drops of an opiate. I did not hear the alarm, and was rousea Dy my wiie." - "I was on tne spot pretty soon, but the nre was unuer strong Headway. . The Dlarf was skillfully laid, and,' as I said; by no stranger. But, who owed you a crudge?" : i, A .i!i - .- Mr. Crane turned to Wardleigh. He remembered afterward the strange ex-v pression of his employer's face, , t -1 "About the reward?" suggested Mr. Hallock. "One caa be confident that it was set on fire You'll -offer live hun dred at the lowest. I am the more anx ious, Wardleigh, because I want to see tnis nefarious mtsiness proven up.' r "Make it a thousand ;" yet Mr. Ward leigh's voice was husky and fcreinnlons, "Very well. And now I must leave you. , Kely upon my strongest exertions in your beliait; ' and Cluel uaiiocK bowed himself away. lie took with him-a -fourth person who had been an interested spectator a small, sharp, shrewd-looklnar man. The two walked briskly up into the heart ol ' .. . ... the city. "Hallock," tils companion began, pres ently, "you consider this Wardleigh above suspicion r" "Suspicion !" the' other echoed, in credulously. Yes; you may Know tne man tnor- oughly ; I saw him, for the first time, this morning, iiere is me laci, inai nis establishment has J mysteriously taken fire; also, that it was pretty well in sured. He lives frery-near it I've; been watching his face, and I mbstr gay that lie looked and acted as if he knew more than he chose to reveal." . v 7? . .. i "Dean, you are crazy! Your pene tration lias misled you this tune. There isn't u man in the city that stands fairer than Mr. Wardleigh ! Besides, what mo tive could he have had? The insurance will not tover his loss. ? .No; you're mis taken. I'd answer for Wardleigh as 1 would for my own soul. This winter he has kept his workmen on, and paid them full wages, while other shops have run on half time, and cut the men down to starvation prices." Yes; I heard all that Cr&ne, lus fore man, said. They had a large stock on hand, manufacturing all the time, and selling nothing. W hen the spring trade opens, there will be new styles and he might not realize full pi ices for his. These magnanimous deeds are generally dooe t a disadvantage. He has brought himself in good repute ;but men think of something besides a good name in this world tnat wui not support you in a large, elegant house. With his ready money he can begin over again." "Dean, your suggestions are aoomina-! ble ! If I did not know you for a sternly upright man, I should think you on the high road to viHiany.'? - '- Dean gave a little cynical laugn. Tm older than you, my friend, and have used my eyes and my brains to a good purpose., This Wardleigh wasn't anxious to suspect any one, and not spe cially earnest about a reward. He would never 'have offered it if you had not per sisted. He was nervous, ill at ease, and had a look in his eye that wasn't honest, say what you- will." "Keineinber that he had been roused out of his sleep by a frightful incident. He had been up in the cold two or three hours, full of anxiety and excitement, in the smoke, and heat, and noise; and now. you expect him to look as tresh and keen as if nothing bad happened. I think he baa a good excuse lor being pale and nervous." lis iereman didn't looic so." : Crane is one of your round, solid, swarthy men, who always look about the same. Then, it wasn't his factory, nor his loss to any great extent." "lie acted much more as if it was. jno, Hallock; you cannot dissuade me," with connaent nod. "Shall I tret outa warrant for him on your evidence?" and" Hallock' gave a cheerry, careless laugh. .Not this morning. ; L,angu, it you like: but, if the case was in my hands, '11 wager that I would have him indict ed for arson in less than a week: unless blind justice, ' In the shape of George Hallock, interfered." No ; don't say such a thing, Dean. I have too much respect for the law to in terfere, even if-I could, were it my own brother. But this seeins--pardon me absolutely foolish." ? " v ait a: week or so."' - T9iy iaareached the Station by this tinuf,fai(l Iheptwo men parted. There was ail in ucOmfor table impression ling- ing in Hallock's mind' that would not be dismissed. "Dean's eyes are so sharp," he mused, to himself ; "and when his mind is made up, it's like the Rock of Gibraltar. I wish J ".had1-"not taken him down there withine; but, after all, I know Ward leieh too well. Yet he did act a little. 8tiaag4iiThe man would be wild to do such a deed ; and still it must be confess ed thal" oiie"' meets with some singular things "In" thfs "criminal. world.-' Now about the. reward, .What a grand detec- nv ipait av&uiu jniiKe i anu witn tuai involuntary tribnte, Mr. Hallock went about his business. Mr..-. Wardleigh and his foreman took a surrey f, the .ruins.- -Thei latter was enre4ftiPoint of anger. ; The mis creant mtfst and should, be found, . No one could believe it an accident. It was folly to talk of such a thing. " l ouTHouild again y- -he- said, pre- sently. "1 think so. . 1 am settled here, and may a well,. remain;'.' hut Mr. Ward- leigh sighed wearily, "it was a "bad; stroke I snring trade coming on', toff; and such a stock !" The wonanen .began to stroll in. Mr. Wardleigh had a kind word for them all. Indeed, it seemed as if their misfortune was more to him than his ' own : and tha something in his face that had roused Dean'g suspicion, appealed to these men in a lashion ana tney gave him a strong, generous sympathy. livening papers were mostly in vogue in the town; so tnat mgnt the inhabi- the most' conlprehetrslve manner the amount of loss, the insurance, the sus picions, and the reward, with numerous lttle details gathered bythe indefatigable reporter. That mere naa Deen some villainy at the bottom of the affair was evident; and the authorities were im plored to capture and make a salutary warning 01 tne onenuer. Mr. Wardleigh bad been full of busi nessand perplexity all day harassins Interviews with one and another, condol ence and questions, until both miud and body were singularly worn, uiyue had hardly seen him, In the evening, after the lasf ciSle.pswas dismissed, . he threw himself on the sofa, and fell into an uneasy slumber. She noticed how he started at intervals, knitting his brows and clenching his hands. ' IShe heard and read the full details : she haJ listened to Mary's fervent hopes that the rascal might be caught. "It s Dity they can't hang him!" the girl appended. As for herself, she could hardly tell whether sne were in tne body or out of the' body. Aud, sitting there by her steeping husband, she tried to de cide what she really did believe. She could not shut out the vision of what she had seen: There was sometning eminently truth ful and honest in Clyde's nature. She wanted most 01 ail to tell her husband title whole story; . to ask him frankly what he was doing at the factory in the middle 01 tne mgnt. it ne made a sat isfactory explanation, her fears would be forever set at rest; she could go on loving hiilte'aridi honoring him. She could nestle close to his heart, her old place, and feel safe at peace. As she ran over this in her mind, the course ap peared so easy. 1 - '-J sut it was not easy, mere Deing anoth er Side to the affair. I ought to be able to tell you that Clyde Wardleigh placed such implicit iaitn in ner husband that nothing would nave convinced her of his wrong doing. 11 any strange accusation had come suddenly upon him, she would have stood up boldly lor him to the end Or ifish hjdfiot seen that.; . . If h e was innocent, and she almost be lieved him to be, such a question would be the grossest insult she could offer him. neiyagfnot quick-tempered, or easily roused; but sue knew any real wound cut deeply; and once being ipoken, site could never recall it. And then, if he should hesitate about the ex planation ; if he should change color, or seem embarrassed? No! she could not endure the agony of such knowledge ; i w'ould' be too black and bitter. Better go on in uncertainty, -So her lips were fatally sealed : and although fierce and .contrary emotions dragged her hither and thither, she possessed a certain strand of stoical, endurance. : A week pascd slowly. Clyde kept herself a met, under pretence 01 not be ing very well ; in truth, she was ill iu mind and body. Mr. Wardleigh was tender and affectionate; declared he had allowed her to exert herself too much in entertaining the cousins; and that the fire had given her a !severe nervous shock. He begged her to have a physi cian, but she would not. "Isn't it homesickness, some of it? he asked, with an attempt at playfulness "Not one of the familiar faces have you seen since last July. Suppose we sen for Emily ?" Emily was the home-sister, verging on to thirty a most admirable nurse and housekeeper. 'But she had keen eyes and the thought of her, just now, made Clyde shiver. "No; TdOifTwant any one. A little rest is all I need." Her usually sweet tones were sharp ened bv the great strain upon her. Aud then her husband noted the tense lines about the mouth. v Clyde," he said, gravely, "what is the matter?" "Nothing. How tiresome you are !" and she turned her face over on the pil low, hiding it quite away from him. He turned from the sola and tooK up a book. One such repulse was sufficient for him. He was not a resentful man, but a wound from one he loved smote his heart's core. Did he really annoy Clyde by these attentions, that, after all, seemed not half of what it would have Ieen his pleasure to give? Had be grown tiresome to her ? lie remembered his old fear 01 marry- ng one so young. Much ot the fresh ness of youth had fallen out of his life, he knew ; and even iu that happy time of year ago, there had crossed his mind a misgiving as to whether he should al ways be able to see the bright path she was born to walK in ; never shadow it with any old ghosts of his own, for tew men traverse these years without any attendant phantom. Oh ! what has he done to pain or distress her, to render himself less necessary to her ! This love was the one master-passion ol his lite. It was well that be had not been be trayed a few days ago into the weakness of sharing his burdens with her. One doesn't set a vine to prop up a great tree. A smile crossed his face, in which there was a little bitterness, and a little despair. As for poor Clyde, some hot tears fen upon the pillow, and she pressed her fingers upon her eye-balls to keep them back. She had spoken crossly when ner husband was not at all at fault, broken resolution she had been proud of keep ing hitherto . Her married sister, Kate, had laughed at her for her romantic no tions. Oh!" said she, "Frank and I often have a little tiff; but we get over it, and go on just as well afterward." That was not at ail m unison with Clyde's high aspirations. It did not seem possible that she ever could be fret ful or impatient with her husband, so good and generous. Was he all she had thought him? Her mother had warned her against these extravagant expecta tions. There was crime, and folly, and weakness in the world; there was temptation on every hand. Since she tiad yielded so readily in her narrow sphere, he, with greater pressure, might take one step in a fatal course. Tate was hard, though ten days ago it had looked so bright. Some one came in, ana Ulyde, glad to get away, went to her room and so the breach, that a word might nave heated, widened in the atmosphere of silence and doubt. Her faint remnant of faith was des tined to receive a cruel shock the next day. About noon three gentlemen call ed, and were ushered into the library, where Mr. Wardleigh sat discussing the plau of the new factory for he had re solved to commence building at once. Mr. Wardleigh went away with them just as luncheon was announced ; and she sat down to her solitary meal, some pell seemed to have fallen over the house; for all it was so clear and sunny out-of-doors, everything looked gray within. Clvde waited a long while, then let Mary clear away the dishes. She at tempted a letter to her mother, but threw it aside impatiently. She took up her sewing, and the thread- vexed her continually by knotting; she tried the piano, but with no success. What a dreary sort of mood she was fallen into. She would go out and walk. The excitement ot that stirred her a little. She glanced down the street at a pile of blackened ruins, that made her shiyer. Presently she met an acquaint ance of her husband's, who looked oddly at her, and bowed awkwardly. They walked together for a square : but he ap peared so confused and inconsequent, she could not help remarking it. The whole world Is going wrong !" she thought to. herself as she turned homeward. A boy stood on the corner, hawking papers a little, bright-eyed urchin, straining his voice to the uttermost. 'Arrest of " then, in the confusion of carriages and street-cars, and the growl of a street-porter, who swung round a heavy parcel in order to avoid her elegant dress, she lost the rest. "What was it?" she wondered, "Sup pose some innocent man should be ac cused of . A thousand dollars might be a temptation to a dishonorable person who held false swearing in light esteem. Such things had been done. The paper had been thrown in the area.. She weut through the gate and picked it up, raug to be admitted, for she did not carry the key of this door, and in the meantime began to glance it over. It was well for her that Bridget was some time in answering the sum mons. She crushed the paper in her hand; she almost flew up stairs toher own room. There sat Mary, calmly re trimming a dress, . trying to catch the last rays of light to complete the few stitches needed. "brood heavens I" she exclaimed, as Clyde tottered in, and fell upon the bed. "Oh! what is the matter, dear Mrs. Wardleigh?" She hurried off the bonnet, the soft. dainty iur collar, and the cloak. "lhank you, Mary!" Mrs. Ward leigh drew a long, gasping breath. "Are you going to taint ?" "No; but I could die." It was the wail of agony she had been nursing in a pent-up fashion since that fatal night. She did not want to be comforted ; she did not want to go away to peace and happiness. Ah! happiness could never be here again and there was only ueatn. Oh, Mrs. Wardleigh!" Mary was chafing the cold hands. "What is it? w hat has happened r" "Kead it there, in the paper. 1 can't tell you." Mary took the paper and went to the window. Down low in the west there lingered a long bar of yellow light, but tiie sun had disappeared. "This, about Mr. Wardleigh ? It's a base, black lie !" and Mary stamped her toot upon the floor. "Why, you know it; and we all know it! I wouldn't need to see Mr. Wardleigh more than once to oelieve him incapable ot such a shameful thing." "Kead it all to me, please. 1 only saw the hrst ot it." TO BE CONTINUED. WHATCAISKD THE WAR OF 18TO BY R. R. S HELTON MACKENZIE. Among the numerous books written so to say, out of the Franco-Prussian war, lew have been ot American crea tion. Indeed, we recollect only twi Mr. W. Penbroke Fetridge's personal account of the siege of Paris, with rec- collcctious of the second lieign of Ter ror, (under the Communist,) and a vol ume, also published by Harper & Broth ers, jn ew 1 ork, written by .Brevet Maj orueneral w. Jl. Hazen, U. S. A., Col onel of the 0th infantry, and entitled "The School and the Army in Germany and France, with a Diary of Siege-life at Versailles." This book treats not only of the particular war between Frauce and Prussia, hut of the respec tive armies of each nation, with a close examination ot t lie military aud civil education in each laud. Personal ob servation and inquiry ou the part of the military critic, aided by considerable experience in his own country, and great facility In writing, have made General Hazen a very successful, be cause a thoughtful and intelligent author. His evident leaning is iu favor of Germany, but not unfairly so; and indeed, the result of the war of 1870 justifies the verdict ho has delivered That result was disastrous and humili ating to t ranee, because her military force was. iu all respects, education and discipline included, inferior to that of Germany. As he tells the story, "The moral and intellectual causes of German success and French disaster" can clearly be understood.- - - Geueral Hazen modestly says : I was compelled by my limited time in Europe to avail myself largely ot the laoor oi others, and have written the book at a remote frontier post (Fort Hays, Kan sas) without libraries, and compelled to rely upon the courtesy of our ministers at Berlin, Paris, aud London for the nec essary volumes of reference." He had some previous personal knowledge of Germany. It is much to be regretted that, from want ot an index, the dook is not as complete as it ought to be, General llazen joined the ueruian annv, before Paris, on the 27th of Sep tember that is nearly a month after the defeat of the Trench and the surren der of Napoleon at S edan. Permission to do this had been accorded by Bis marck, to whom, of course, he paid a visit immediately after his arrival, me great man virtual ruler, not to say cre ator, of the German Empire was found in bis quarters at t errieres, the country seat of the Paris branch of the Roths childs, where King William had his head quarters, lieneral Jsurnsiae ac companied the author. When ' they en tered, one ot the Orleans princes was urging upon Bismack the claims of his House a vain effort, seeing that the Germans had taken armsto resist inva sion and not to change the dynasty of h ranee. . Bismarck is brought before us very palpably in a few sentences. AVe see him 'busily engaged in copying, with a lead pencil as thick as one's thumb,some very rough draft of a document." He occupied a small room, in which were a few chairs and a writing-desk. Then follows a little sketch of the man. Gen eral Hazen says : "He is something over six feet in height, with a large frame, well filled out, but not gross; hair quite gray, and clear blue eyes, in conver sation the usual sternness of his coun tenance changes to kindness, with a manner of open frankness that can not ail to win the listener, on nnisning and dispatching his copy he turned to us and scarcely waiting for a fresh cigar ette, began a veryiiiteresting talk of at least two hours' duration, in wnicn ne was the uninterrupted speaker." With Bismarck's consent an abstract of what he said is given. This occupies eight pages, and appears to be most faithfully reported. It is, indeed, one ol tne most inter esting historical documents of the age, relating in detail the history of the waa in which unexpectedly, but not unpre pared, Germany found herself involved in July, 1870. In this are included the particulars of a candidature of a Prince of the House of Hohenzolleru for the crown of Spain, which had been opposed by the Prussian king "on the ground oi the unfitness of German princes to rule .Latin subjects, as shown by the experi ment in Mexico" It appears that, as early as 1809 young Hohenzolleru had been approached by the pro tempore Spanish people Bismarck said : "I had not been officially consulted oti the sub ject, but it appeared to me a pity that a voung man who desired a Kingly ca- eer, and had the position at his dispo sal not to take it; aud as he was married to an exemplary, good woman, and was himself a man of uprightness and cor rect life, his religion also being that of Spain, I thought that his example, with that of his wife, might be advantageous to the Spanish people, and hisreigu suc cessful." Bismarck added: "On Ins mentioning to me casually that the Span ish throne had been offered him, 1 re marked that a crown was not offered a lieutenant of hussars every day, and urged him to make sure of it, promising that I would see that the King con sented." Bismarck had apparently -forgotten, when makins this statement, that only a few years before another young Prussian prince, also a mere lieutenant of tiussars, had quietly slipped out of Berlin, carpet bag lu hand, and, hurrying eastward.had reached Boumania, of which he became sovereign, because a great many other princes had declined that position of more responsibility than honor or safety. King William, .Bismarck continued, at last reluctantly gave his consent, (to the acceptance of the Spanish crown by a member, though not one of his imme diate family, of the House of Hohenzol leru) not," indeed, as sovereign, but as the head of the army of Prussia, In which the young man held a commission. His hesitation, his reluctance, was caused by the political reason that Prince Leo pold, of Hohenzolleru, mignt De too stronslv in favor of the French idea and against Prussia. "He was a blood rela tive of the Emperor, his father had pro jected for the Emperor bis Strasburg fiasco, and had always been tne dosoiu friend of Napoleon ; and it was he, in fact, aud not the son, who was arrang ing the Spanish throne business. The thought that it could in any way be dis tasteful to the French sovereign never occurred to any member ot the I'russiaii Government. Just then came the note from the French Government demanding that the young prince should withdraw from the candidature. Already, loiiowing me advice of his father, who desired to pre vent serious trouble between the two countries, Prince lieopold had made personal renunciation, even beiore tne matter had officially come peiore tne Prussian Government. One might have imagined that this withdrawal virtually cut the gordian knot; that it settle the difficulty. Not so. Prompted, or rath er tempted, by his evil genius, Napoleon intimated that Prussia must disclaim all future Intention of placing a German prince, or allowing him to be placed, on the Spanish tnrone. .King wiiuamnad srone to the watering-place ot Ems, un accompanied by his miuisters, on Prince .Leopold's retiring from the candidature and the demand lrom JNapoieon reached him there. Naturally averse to war, though a good and experienced soldier, he wrote a dispatch to r- rauce virtually making the disclaimer that had been de manded. Bismarck, however, revised the document, which Napoleon did not think sufficiently strong. The Prussian ambassador at Paris wrote home ear nestly urging the withdrawal of that dispatch and full compliance by King William with the wishes oi JNapoieon The king, still eager and anxious for peace, would have acceded, but his min isters advised him not to withdraw the dispatch. He quitted Ems for Berlin and, at the railway station there, was accidentally joined by the crown prince and liismarcK. All three were on their way for the Assembly Chamber when they heard the newsboys crying out that war had been declared by France. They got the newspapers, "and the king, believing that war had been declared, put up his hands.to his head and said : 'Must 1, in my old nge, again go to war!' and tears ran down his cheeks," War had not been declared," but the declaration, a telegram told him, was imminent and would be Immediate. On the spur of the moment Bismack suggested the mol- lllzation ot the whole army, to which the king assented. On the moment the war minister, who was present, gave the necessary orders, and Germany arose in arms to repel French invasion. What the end was everybody knows. The whole statement by Bismarck as to the origin of the war is of the utmost im portance and interest. The brief ab stract here given may whet curiosity, One significant point, which may not be overlooked, was developed in Jules Favre's fruitless Interviews with Bis marck before Paris. He declared that a certain alternative proposed by Bis marck was iuadmissable. "as it would humiliate the proud people of France The reply was, Bismarck was "not the advocate of the lignity of France, but ol the interests or the Herman army and nation." When Favre declared that "the 'fortresses were the gates of the frontier," he was told by Bismarck, that 'I- ranee held the keys of these gates,and the German people had decided that for the security of Europe it was necessary to keep them on our side." Finally, . he declared" that France. now bad the terms of Germany as to peace, "which might not be our terms six months hence, and that If she compelled . us to protract the war ten years we might unnex France, and crown our kings at Rheins." As suredly, the terse, epigrammatic manner of Bismarck must have not a little sur prised the French diplcmist. HOW HELEX TAKES A BATH. Approaching the bath-house, the coy Miss Helen glances nervously about the premises and then enters. Passing into the bath-room, she locks tbedooryat the same time looking in every direction for some stray insect that might possibly possess intelligence enough to appreciate her charms. Some five or ten minutes are spent iu. examining the cracks of the door, stuffing the key hole with paper, and exploring the . premises for some chance eye-ball that may. have been left behind by the previous bather. She then approaches the mirror, contemplate ing herself a. lew moments, and discov-. erg some peculiarity in her : apparel;, which she wonders, ."Could. It possihlyi have been noticed by anybody;?" -. ;Gon-' soling herself with the reflection that she will correct the fault before leaving the room, she prepares hecself to. dis robe, commencing. by removing her hat,: The basque is then, unloosened, then taken off and carefully hung upon a peg ; then follows a piece of black velvet that encircles, the neck, and the collar -and breastpin; her watch and chain are -disengaged from the dress and placed on the mantel before the glass ; her two dia mond rings and ear-rings are laid beside them, -ana the process of. taking. down the hair .begins. A number of hair-pins are extracted from one side of the- head, and a "rat" is carefully unrolled;;. the operation is carefully repeated on the other side ; multiplicity of hair-pins are extracted , from the back. of the head , aud her.. beautiful curls, together with the "wire water-fall,' are placed upon the mantel; her own hair, is then . well shaken by three or four quick move ments of the hand, gently twisted into a roll by both hands, and impaled to the summit of her cranium ; unhooking the waist, it is 'carefully doffed; holding it before her person in one hand, she again reconnoitcrs . about the keyhole, and tries the door with the other ; satis fied of her security, she hangs up the waist and disengages the skirt, which she gently lifts over her head wrong side out, and places carefully upon a peg; she then sits facing the door,, allowing one limb to cross the other, and, un laces her shoes, repeating the operation with the other, her . eyes resting upon the dooi knob during the proceeding; the shoes are dropped gently beside the chair, the stockings are then taken off, and, after being well shaken .and stiaightened, are allowed to lie over the back ol the chair ; a gentle . rubbing of the feet takes place, as an acknowledg ment of their heroism in enduring the recent torture; a general stretch follows this act, then the white skirts are un loosed, and are allowed to fall to the floor, upon which she steps, then picks' up and disposes on a third peg ; . the cor sets are unhooked, and as she takes them off, a sigh of relief escapes her; they are also laid away ; the next garment is taken off with extreme caution, while the eyes of the fair . bather penetrate every crack and cranny of the room; what now remains on her person is no body's business, but after a tittle agita tion something or another occupies an additional hook; the towels nre now. ex amined, and one of them spread . before the tub, on which she stands; one more glance about the premises, and a fair hand is placed in the water to ascertain its temperature, a lily white foot is lifted over the edge ot the water, put is quickly withdrawn, accompanied by the well- known feminine utterance, "Ouch!" A second attempt is more successful, and the foot sinks to the bottom ; the other timidly finds its way to its companion, and the fair form stands in the tub; an other glance at the door, the knees bend, aud after several exclamations, such as, on, my!" "uraciousi" "Ouch!" etc.. the body is recumbent , beneath the water ; a gradual soaking, a train of fancy incidents, all the good things of the past flitting through her imagina tion, her conquests counted, visions of moustaches, etc., playing with her live ly brain, and then a sudden realization that she is thoroughly soaked, follows in ' successoin ; a tender rubbing takes places and several ineffectual attempts to with stand theiuclcmency of the shower, she emerges from the tub and begins the dryiiig process, after which an hour is spent in donning her clothes and ar ranging her "twilight,"; not forgetting the aforesaid defect in her apparel, and spending teu minutes extra in admiring herselt ; sue then saunters forth, inward-, ly congratulating herself that "the bath Is off her mind for a week, anyhow." HOW THE BIG BROTHER TAKES A BATH. Rushing frantically through the bar ber-shop, he finds the bath-room, closes the door carelessly (never locks it), sets the water going, takes a chew of tobacco, sits in a chair, aud pitches his hat on a peg three or four feet above him which he thinks something of a feat; his boots are jerked mercilessly off, and pitched into a corner; socks, and then the coat is "yanked," and either hung upon a peg or pitcnea upon a cnair ; tne vest iouows, and is hung upon a gas bracket; suspend ers unloosened, neck-tie and collar speedily find the mantel ; the pants fall upon the floor, and are allowed to remain there; the shirt torn half way down the back In his fantic efforts to get it off ; and the remainder or his wardrobe soon oc cupies an empty space upon the floor; a few moments are spent in paring his toe nails with his fingers, and then a terrific splash takes place; the usual soak. numerous spirts of tobacco juice over the tub or on the floor, and a rough scrubbing with the towels, (all of which arc sure to be used) a hurried dressing anu precipitate retreat into tne streets, and a "little su'thln' " to take the chill off. Next spring choice early tomato seed will be needed. As it Is not safe always to rely on the products of commerce, designate a few specimens of tomatos which mature first by tying red strings on the stems. Iet the fruit hang until it is fully ripe, then save the seed. By saving the seed of the first ripe specimens ior a iew years, a variety -may he won derfully improved in fairness, lnl early maturity, and in productivness. Many loniuio pianig mat nave sprung lrom in icrior seed seem inclined to run all to vines, witn out nttie i ruit. such a va riety needs to be improved, so that small vines will be loaded with lucious toma toes. By exercising onlv a little care in saving the seed in August, the crop can be doubled and be made to mature sever al weeks earlier than usual. Now is the time to commence. In September it will oe too late. iMDrsTRiors and Intelligent tlHe'rs of son win nnu an tne lanor they can per form, dnrlng the present month, If they win manage their operations so as to be ready tor every job as soon as the work should be performed. There are many comparatively small Items of labor which must be now or never. When a team, either oxen, mules or horses, are ploughing or engaged In any oiuer iauor, it win pay wen to glvo eacl one a pan of water between meals. Two or three gallons will be as refreshiiiar to a fatigued ox or horse as a cooling uiuugui, ui sparxiing water right from me "oui oaken Ducket when, drippin wit.li coldness, it comes from the wen.'' ,.: ' HGUCIOD8 JISWS.i M ::-.-- Father Gayazzi Is in tiie West,lectur ing and preaching. He was recently at St. .'Louis, and proposes to return . to the East by way of Milwaukee and Chi- CagO., .;' ..' ' ,M -, '.r. .; ' -,;' Rev. Alfred B. Post, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Santa Clara, Cal., aud one of .the most promising young ministers on the Pacific Coast, died late ly deeply mourned by his people, :. i 4- . Thx Boston papers think the Musical Jubilee was a -good thing, did good, and ought to be held in- ' honor. Even the firing of cannon in honor of 'the Prince of Peace is -praised as a glorious tribute, the engines of-. war being. ..used while singing, "Crown Him Lord of all !" The thirty-fifth anniversary brMount HoJyoke Female x Seminary, at South Hadley, Mass., occurred July 4th, a class of forty-two graduating. "The annual address was-deUvared by Rev. Dr. Hitch ell, President of the- Middleburry -College, his subject being, "The Element of Strength In the Womanly Character." Miss Helen M. French, principal, -and Miss Mary Ellis; -assistant- principal.' sent in their resignations, to the great regret of all the friends of the institu--tlon ; and Miss -Julia E. Ward was elec ted principal, and Misses E. Blanchard and A. C- Edwards, associate principals in their places. i- i-J -i.'.t. v i. .... .... On a Spanish sun-dial is written, "I mark only the bright- hours.'' This is wise. There hvmore sunshine than shade more bright, than dark hours to be re membered. The trials and sorrows of life are not sent to shroud us in mourn ing, hut for pur Instruction, and spirit, ual growth, and usefulness. The temper and dispositions of the heart, as well as the growth and capacity of the mental powers, depend much upon the trials and disappointments of life. The Christ ian should not murmer and repine at his lot, but with confident trust lu God's goodness and wisdom, regard every trial boweyer severej as a stepping-stone to usefulness here and brighter joys ahead. - . Bishop McIlvain, iu a letter to Bishop Bedell,-explains how he . came to .take part.in the presentation of the American gift of an alms-basin for the chapel at Lambeth , without - his episcopal robes, when all the other dignitaries . were ar rayed in white and. scarlet, an offence which has greatly shocked ' some of the English High Church people; He says: "Not expecting to be, called to take any part in the ceremonial, I went in my us ual dress, and was sitting with the Bish ops of Edingburg and. Lnpert's Land, In the choir, waiting the entrance of the robed procession, when the Secreta ry of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel requested me to follow him. I was led through the large congrega tion to a room in which the bishops and the members of the Lower House were assembled. The Archbishop of Canter bury, and the Bishop of Linchfield, who waa to present the beautiful gift of American fellowship, desired hie to take part with the latter in the pre sentation. It was in vain 1 pleaded my fobeless condition. If they did not conr sider that a sufficient objection, it was hot for me to! stand upon it. But it was a little awkward ; especially as the robes around me were not only the usual Epis copal vestments,, but the superadded scarlet' of convocation. However I took it meekly and the Bishop of Linch field and I walked together in the long procession through .the , crowded space iinrlni tfia Hnmn intn l-lio nltrtii. " under the dome into the choir. . The Jesuits. The . action of the Ger man government, or the expulsion , of of t he Jesuits from the empire, adds an other to the strange. Tielssitudes previ ously experienced by the Order. - It has been their misfortune to be alternately courted and dreaded, and to pass from the extreme of power to the extreme of weakness ; to rule the destinies oi a. na tion one year, and to be suppressed by the hand of .indignant power and retri- Diuive- justice tne next, uoth extremes are equally 'natural, and t he one is but the reaction of the other. Their ardent zeal and restless activity have given them influence, and that influence ex ercised, iu every kind of imaginable in trigue which could enhance the power and promote the Interests of the Papacy. To this one principle of absolute devo tion to the Pope the Order has ever been true from its institution - to the present time ; and to this one dominant purpose all other considerations that, might act on the Christian, the patriot, or the man, nave been ster-ny and -uuniucbiuslv subordinated. Restless, daring, ambi tious, -full of resource - and utterly- un scrupulous, tbey have been the disturb ers of the peace of Europe and the in stigators ot its troubles. It is probably no more than the strict truth to say that for three hundred years there has not Deen a war or a convulsion in Europe in which Jesuite intregue has not had a share. - At the same- time allied with princes and pandering to mobs, and ad vocates oi tue most utter aosoiutism and of the most lawless democracy ,alike ar rogant ana servile, alike daring and sub tle, ambitious of the highest and yet not negligent of the least of all the .. avenues and elements or power, they have ren dered themselves equally necessary on the one side and formidable online other. It is a signal testimony to . the evil gen ius that has guided , Jesuit policy that nations have over and over airaiu found ho safety but iu expulsion, no peace but in their absence. These things have Deen said Dy irrotestant advocates - over and over again. They constitute strange taies, anu we cannot oe surprised that those who do. not take the trouble to in quire into the historical facts . should treat it, as incredible.. The tendency has been so skillfully fostered that half' the world pooh-poohs it as a fable. Yet here in the nineteenth century we find tnat uuiteu uermany nnos it to be nei ther a table or a joke. . Again . the old cycle is trodden, and the most sagacious ana naru-neaacu statesman of his : day decrees their expulsion . from the land Which is torn and distracted by their mu cin nations. We know full well that Jes uits win stui oe iou.ua in uermauv. for wnere are ineyaoseqtana what disguise will they not assume? But their overt public action will for a time be checked, anu anotuer grave article . be added to tue long roil ot accusation, which his tory brings against their Society. The peculiarity oi tne uraer, thus es tablished consists In the activity of their 1 : r i . i . i . . i . - . mc aim unvirocuum W illi - wnicn- they mix with the world and enra?e- in ail the avenues of its enterprise in order to turn them to the aggrandisement) of the Papacy. The seclusion, devotion, and asceticism ol other monastic orders do not entor into the system of the Society bl Jesus. The education of the young, the conversion of heretics and infidels. the Instruction of the ignorant, the gen- ui.ii pwtcjr unit enterprises ot t lie papa cy, belong to their special function. For such oojects tne most able asrents are necessary, and the rules of the Order are wonaertuiiy calculated both to train ancii men anu to piace mem at the ser vice ot the Papacy. The prime rule Is that of absolute obedience. Previous to theaamisssoiiot members they are hound toconiess to a superior tliflr sins and natural infirmities, the bent of their in clinations, the tendencies of their char acter. The "manifestations", are re peated from time to time, and mnat on. able the heads of the Order to gauge ac- uuiaixjiji wo buuuihi qualifications of meir agents, and give them a wonder ful command over ardent dispositions aud ambitious characters. kept bv all tho Superiors of the abilities and dispositions of the respective mem bers. These reclsters the Gennrul nu. suits whou he requires men for any spec ial undertaking, whatever may be its cluiracter, and whatever he commands must be done without hesitation or res ervation. Jt is thus seen what a formid able instrumentality the Jesuit Order Is, ana now unlike the true spirit of the rowiour whose name they bear and dls uunor, 'CBimcs and casualties. A cold-blooded murder,' followed by swift . and terrible punishment, is re ported at Olney, Illinois, on Saturday last. Jefferson White, a farmer, quar reled with .Henry Houltz. who was at work with his threshing machine on White's farm. It appears that White had some time ago killed Houltz's dog, and at the same time threatened-Houltz's life, and some words passed in relation to the matter, when White jumped on his horse, rode to his home, took his shot gun, and, after shooting off a load of bird shot that was in it, reloaded it with buck shot, and, .returning to the field where Houltz was, rode up to him, and, plac ing the gun so near that its discharge burned the clothing, fired the load into his body killing him almost Instantly. The murderer then rode Into Olney, and after consulting a lawyer was placed in jail. Meantime Houltz's wife to whom he hart been married less than a year, prostrated by the affliction .was prematurely- confined, and. died on Monday night, : , The same night, between two and three o'clock a hundred armed men made up to the jail in Olney. aud over powering the guard, burst in the doors, took White out, hanged him to a tree in the Court House yard, and after satisfy ing themselves, that he was dead, rode quietly away.,; -,---.,-.-f.-ti i : Wednesday evening, as' a boy about five years old, son of a mannamed Peter Rickel, living at the corner of Antoine and Bronson streets, Detroit, was playing on the walk alone, a bull-dag owned by a man a few doors away, attacked ' the child without the least provocation. The ooy was carried on his leet bv the rush of the dog; and the animal then toss him about as a terrier does a rat. The fright ful screams of the lad brought help In a moment or two, Dut the ugiy brute had to be knocked and pounded before It would cease its attacks. The child pre sented a horrible appearance when taken from the gutter. One of its ears was bit ten entirely off, the dog's teeth had met togetner in uis cneeie several times, taking-out pieces of flesh, one of his eyes was - almost gnawed out, his nose was bitten off, his chin and forehead were gashed and he had received several se vere bites about the breast and shoulders. The little sufferer fainted away on being taken m, and for an hour it was doubt ful whether he would live or die.'' Sur geons were called to dress the wonnds, and they agree that the eye Is destroyed, and that the other injuries are such "that the child will be weeks recovering from, even if he does not die.- If the dog had been left alone a moment more he would have killed the child on the spot, as it was endeavoring to get at its throat when pounded off. -The owner of the dog killed the animal soon after he heard what occurred,- and offered to pay all expenses. He had no muzzle on the an imal, although he knew what a vicious nature it had, and it is as little as he can do to paliate his gross neglect. The case is the seyerest one occurring for a long time, but less serious cases occur ' almost every day. Day after day pedestrians are ga shed ' by the fangs of some one's favorite coach dog or terrier running around without muzzles, and it is al most, every day that children are man gled and torn. -: A local paper gives the following ac count of the ghastly murder which was recently committed at Corry, Pa. : The people of Corry were shocked yesterday morning to hear that during the night a fearful tragedy had been enacted in the city lock up, in which a person named James ,, Nevels, temporarily ; confined there, was the principal, and a man nam ed Donnelly the' victim. It appears that Donnelly; whose home was In Dunkirk, naa Deen tor some time keeping a boarding-house on the line of the Warren and Venango Railroad ; that his murderer had been' employed oh that Work,' and that on Friday last he showed signs of insanity. - For this reason Donnelly,' at Nevels' request, started with him from Youngsville to.accompany him to Tltus ville, there (o consult Father Coady, of St. Titus' Church, in regard to sending him to some institution for treatment, Nevels having been previously iu that city, and claimed to be acquainted with the Father named. On this mission the two arrived lu Corry on Thursday night, but missed the train, and had to remain over. At Donnelly's request they were allowed to oeeupy a room at the lock-up. What took place there is related by an occupant, who had been furnished lodg ing by the police in consequence of his being out oi money ana unable to pro cure tem elsewheaei Statement ofGeorge McDonald: "I belong in Newark, N. J., but came here from Pittsburg ; I came to Corry night before last; I did hot have a great deal of money, not enough to allow ine to stop at a hotel, and I asked to stay at the lock-up over night; I went in there about 2 o'clock last night : there were two persons in there then ; 1 heard their voices as- the- were talking; they were in a scuffle then, and were having kind of an argument: I fell asleep, and when I awoke 1 saw the man who is dead trying; to ward off the blows, and this fellow nere struck him on the head ; they had loud talk before I went to sleep. but I did not pay any attention to what they were saying; I cduidn't say wheth er theywere In liquor or not: I can't recollect any words tney used ; they were wrangling Detween" themselves; I was tired, and fell asleep; they seemed to be angry In their words; r"ivasin cell No. 3, and could not-see where-they were; they were in a cell below ; -when I woke up tne other man- was lying down, and this man was hitting him ; the man that is aeaa caiiea on me ior help ; he said. Will you come ana help me? Don't see a man Kiueai'! i rushed out and saw this man - with the ax in his band and the blood ; I got excited - and run back into the -cell and- got' under the bed ; thought if he came iu there I ronld get noia oi nis leet ana Knock him aown; saw the head before the cell and this man said, ! 'I will - send von where-he has gone' ;he was looking at the time at me ; i think he thought' the door or the cell was locked ; he finally laid the ax down, ana l reacnea out nna lnckea it up and threw It out of the window ; I then picked up a shovel I saw and defended myself as well as IcouM until the offi cer came ; he made for the door and I hit hiui on the head ; he then went into the cell where I had been ; I saw him hit the man who is dead with the ax; I -saw the man before his head was off and after ward ; when I first saw this man he was hitting the other on- the head; I never saw this -man tnat 1 know of ; 1 know this to be the man I saw hitting the other one on the head ; I heard him chop- pings I reasoned with him as well as I could; I told him to lie down and pray for this man hu had killed." The Jicjuib- itC'iti.irom .wnicn we gather these par ticulars, says the appearance of the room where the deed was committed was fear ful. Near the middle of the floor lav the body, and several feet from it lay the ghastly head, smeared with blood. Clot- tea blooa stood in pool on the noor, and blood was spattered over tho walls. The body lay with the back upwards, the feet were hare, ana one ot tho ancles bore the marks of bloody fingers. The only clothing on the body were well-worn pants, shirt, and vest. Blood stained these garments, an.1 the neck where the head was severed was a! haggled mass of nesn, smirched with blood. The head lay several feet distant. The lower part was leariuny mangieu, me eyes closed the features bloated, and the mouth nearly closed. On the floor where the neck had been severed five or six deep Indentations could be traced where the ax had struck, one of which extended completely through the plank. During the day a jury was linpanneled. who. af ter viewing the body, brought in a ver- uics iu accordance with tne above lacts, when a commitment was made out, and accompanied by C. C. Hollistcr and S. Parks, he was taken to Erie on the one ft'clock train for lodgment In jail. Paris has a wine shoo for every 333 inhabitants. - : Brlgham Young has only slxty-eleht children living. , i. . Ole Bull is giving concerts for chari table purposes in .Norway Brazil is havinir a route survived for a railway to the Pacific coast. . Chinese barbers are losing custom among the Californians, who" prefer Japan-esy shaving. The dome of St. Peters Is said to need more repairs than can be afforded by the Papal dome-minions. ,. ;; The price of milk in Albany, which had risen on account of the drought, has fallen with the recent rains. The trirls at Saratoga obiect' to twins' pressed to manly vests, which hide liard umps in the shape of gold watches. . In a Louisville police court, the Other lay. a Mrs. Taylor announced herself to ' be, like Potiphar's wife, above suspicion. An old lady thinks the Bonds must be a family of strong religious instincts, be cause she hears of so many being con verted. No. one pretends' to ask how many newspapers support Grant, but the ques tion is, 'bow many newspapers docs Grant support?" Holyoke, Mass., is doubly proud this summer, it has produced a tobacco leaf - three feet and a half long, and burled an old lady aged 110. " Harry Bassett whisky" is the latest alcoholic novelty in the' bar-rooms. A pony or this whisky is said to be equal to a horse of any other sort.. ,. , Addie - Ballou recently married a. couple at Terre Haute, Intl., and in the nuptial lecture told them that "cradles were cheaper than divorces." On Tuesday last' a Dubuque damsel. pretty as a pink, entered a saloon, kicked ? over a table, drew a revolver on the bar tender, and led her father out. A number of people out West are said to be losirg their hair through eating " diseased ryej which gives rise to many -rye-bald jokes at their expense. A female circus-clown is the latest de- velopment of woman's intellectual su premacy in England. The hint may perhaps be of service to Mrs.' M-ry W-' ' lk-r. - -- ' - - iThere is nothing like a good definition, : as the teacher thought - when he ex plained the meaning of "old maid" as a woman who had been made a very long time. !A school-teacher ' asserts that the smartest pupils she has In geography are colored children. : She thinks it is because they take so naturally to colored - maps. , . "Russian Soup" Is a novelty on resr taurant bills of fare. It has probably been established on the principle that the hotter the weather tiie greater the rush on soup. , ; Since the failure of Mace and O'Bald- win to "toe the scratch" the leading topic of discussion in the sporting houses is which of the two men is fizzle-cally the superior. . . it ; - . --j., . A high-toned hatter in Eighth ave nue has invented a refrigerator hat, adapted for both sexes. Indies who tried it agree that the .inventor is decid edly an ice-nun, -, ,, . ... , An Albanian was seriously hurt last week by the bursting of a beer bar rel. He says he would have much pre ferred to drink' the beer and have the "burst'? in his own person. ,; Hartford, Conn., has followed the ex ample of New York in getting up chil dren's excursions into the country, just as if people who live in Hartford weren't virtually in the country already . An Ohio youth recently won a bet which he made tliat he could drink two quarts of Cincinnati whisky, but unfor tunately the amount of the wager wasn't ' large enough to support his widow. A contemporary "can find no simile to express the flatness" of a rival's jokes. How would Jersey champaign do? or Mrs. Stanton's foot? or ' Mr. Wilson's denials of his political antecedents? The inhabitants of Rhode Island are wasting time by going up by small de tachments in a balloeu, when, if they'd just pass the blade of a pen-knife under the State, they might all go up together. A Detroit gentleman one hundred and five years old has lately been troubled with a tailing in his eye-sight, and his doctor thinks it's the result of smoking to excess for the last ninety years or so. Envious of the pre-emineuce enjoyed by Cincinnati whisky as the most pow erful emetic hitherto known, sundry in genious alchymists - have organized a company to distill brandy from musk- meions. A Pennsylvanian editor is pronounced mad because he imagines himself a mule ; Out one of his contemporaries thinks that the horse part of the fancy is the only thing at all approaching an insane delusion. Hardware dealers announce a "jig or fret saw that runs by foot," This, will be gratifying to spiritualists, whose pleasure it is to excite all inanimate ob jects to join in the festive jig or lively - toot-race. An important egg has just been brok en in .Naples. It is the commercial house of Erg, whose liabilities are a little more than three millions. - Several Neapolitan bankers have lost heavily by the bankruptcy. .,. . r , A Solomonuui. parent in Michigan. having rather spoiled a rod than spared uis i;iiuu, lug uuLiiiu nixie uuy jaiu wail. for him with a shot-gun and gave him another sort of charge to keep, and of such is the kingdom of heaven. It is said that, with characteristic del icacy, Joaquin Miller has presented to " Grace 'Greenwood a pair of ear-rings made of rattle-snakes' rattles. This shows the artistio and flaming tempera ment of William Rosettl's pet poet. A Kansas youtig man .'.'struck for his sire's", left eye the other night, and got up a corona of greenish-purple. All be cause the old man protested against a little meteoric shower business the young fellow had arranged for with a girl. '' A. fellow In Norwich was bitten by a dog. As soou as he recovered from "the fright he declared ho would kill the ani mal. ' "But the dog isn't mad," said the owner. "Mad!" shouted the ytctlin, . "what in thunder has he got to be mad about? " He . evidently misconstrued the explanation. "What time is it, my dear? " asked a . wite of her husband, whom she suspect ed of being drunk, but who was doing his best to look sober. "Well, my dar ling, I can't tell, 'cause, you see, there , are two hands ou my watch, and each IKiints to a different figure, and I don't ;now which to believe." ' In Wyandotte a peg was pulled out of Mrs. Wilder's rope bedstead. Fearing a stray bug would rendezvous there, she determined to stop up the hole. She " found a metallic cartridge and went to driving it in with a hatchet. Pr. Mc- -Cabe'is tying up tho arteries of her neck, . feeding her through a quill. -i ' An English lady asks the British Acad emy of Sciences to give her a million ster ling for that she has "discovered tho principle which differentiates the finite from the Infinite." Mr. Caudle made the same discovery while he was endur ing Mrs. Caudle's curtain lectures, and had to pay for making it into the bar gain. . . . A large capitalist of Loudon Is devot ing his massive mind to the problem of ' squaring the ' circle: There - Is an -' old story current that the British Gov ernment holds In readiness $50,000 to be bestowed upon the solver of the prob- " lem iii question, and the capitalist re ferred to Is determined to draw that, premium or perish inthe attempt.