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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
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
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
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
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?
And t be wroth with one we love.
Doth work like madness in the brain.
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
"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-
"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
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
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.
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
"Kead it all to me, please. 1 only saw
the hrst ot it."
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
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
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
,.: ' 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
'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
!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-
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
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 -
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.

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