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PAIKESVIIXE, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1872.
WHOLE NO. 62.
Till! STORY OF M)31C BELLS.
BY U ft ACE OBEIMWOOD.
A little legend, dear and gracious friend,
llii-s strunKi'ly wrought upon my heart to-day,
Let me the story to thy heart coru'incnd,
And tell it to thee in my simple way.
Long years agone, a Southern artisan.
Dowered with the tender genius of his clime,
A dreamy-eyed, devout, and sad-voiced man,
Cast, with rare skill, a wondrous tuneful
Whose very sound might draw the pagan Turk
To lw in rapture on the minster floor;
Anil, it is said, this founder seemed to pour
His deep Italian soul into his work,
Like molten music; and when first high
f A triumph-peel the liclls harmonious rung,
And made a Sabbath on the golden air.
He stood with clasped hands, and brow all bare,
And murmured liquid syllables of prayer.
Against the cliff, beneath the convent tower,
He biritt the rude nest of his eaaant home;
'or wandering sail nor hope of gain hail power
To tempt hi in from the pot blest by his bells
to roam .
At last there came to curse that lovely land
The woe and waste of war: the legend tells
How one wild night, a sacrilegious hand
fc.Icspoiled the convent even of its bells.
The founder, seizing his rude arms. In vain
Strove that fierce tide of blood and Are to stay;
He saw his home in names, his brave sons slain.
A ud then a dungeon's walls shutout the day.
Long years wore on ; at last, the artisan,
A weary, lowed, gray-haired and lonely man.
Joyless beheld again the sea, the sky,
Aud pined to hear his bells once more then
Somewhere he knew, those bells at morn and
Made sweetest music in the ear ofHeaven;
Voiced human worship, called to praise and
Censers of sound, high swinging in the air.
The legend telleth how, from town to town.
Where'er a minster-cross stood up to bless
God's praying souls, w'here'er a spire looked
He through strange lands and wearied ways
His mournful pilgrimage, coinpanlonless.
The Norman carillious, so sweet and clear.
The chimes of Amsterdam and gray old Ghent
Btitalieu music rangthey tohis ear,
No faintest thrill of joy to his sail heart they
And vainly listened, then pursued his quest;
At last, a noble lady, fair and good.
The sad-eyed pilgrim pointed to the west.
And said, "At Limerick is a chime of bells
Fituj rinsr in kite cominieof the Ixird.
bo solemn sweet the uicioiiy tuat
From their bronzw
pealing in ac-
Soft shades foretold the coming of the night;
Yet goldcnly on Shannon' vmurahi shores,
.As charmed, or fallen asleep the sunset light
Still lingers or as there sweet Day
II wi dropped her mantle, ere he took her flight.
Shannon's tide a boat blow held its way;
All silent bent the boatmen to their oars,
For at their feet a dying stranger lay.
In broken accent of a foreign tongue
lie breathed loud names,aiid murmured words
And yearningly bin wasted arms out 11 ting,
li rasped viewless hand, and kissed the empty
Sudden upon the breeze came floating down
Thesound of vesper-bells from liiineriek town,
So sweet 'twould eem that holiest of chimes
Stored up new notes amid its silent times
Some wandering melodies from heavenly
Or gathered music from the summer hours,
As bees draw sweets from tributary flowers,
JVnl followed peal, till all the air around
'J' rem bled in waves of undulating sound.
The dying stranger, where he gasping lay.
Heard the sweet chime, and kuew it ringing
Quick irom his side the phantoms fled away, .
Aiiflth.' ljist Krinl-liirht kimlld in )i'm bvk!
'His cold hands reaching towards the shadowy
"Madonna, thanks!1 he cried, "1 hear my bells
Nearer they grew to Limerick, where the bells
Were raining music from the church tower
The nilirriin listened, till their latest sweets'
Shook front his heart the faintest echoing
With their sweet ceasing, ceased his mortal
Ho, like a conqueror to the better land,
Vassed the worn artisan such music grand
Up rolled before hint on the heavenly path.
From the west heavens went out the unset
And Hesperus his silver lamp uphung:
To countless pious hearts th.se bells had rung
The vesper chime that smumonneth to pray;
But to that stranger, weary, lone, and old.
They pealed the matins of immortal day.
Thus thou, my poet, from thy soul hast wrought
in ftiiiieitu song sweut c I nines 01 uoep-touea
To sound toward heaven, high hung on massive
That overlook the world; in silent hours,
Kven in darkness, gathering, note by note,
iiod's deepest melodies, that ever float
Above the toiliuir or the sleeninur earth;
To answer grief with grief, aud mirth with
To fling sweefe strains upon the path of day.
As flowers are llung upon a victor's way;
To cheerily peal out amid the storm,
Jieneath the rolling of the thunder-cars;
King in calm eves, with sunset glories warm,
And sound before the coming ot the stars.
And from thy bells we deem each latest time
We hear a clearer and a grander chime.
That fall their faintest notes with sweetness
I, ike birds that sing in death, soft dropping
tiown the air.
And when thou flo-itcst ocr that solemn river.
That for its shade the mournful cypress hath;
Along wnosc snores tne leaniu aspens smver
That stream of dread, the icy flood, of death,
Parti mr our mortal life from God's forever
Then from the shore thuu leaveth, ah, mayst
Know thy true thoughts yet chiming clear and
Then m:iv the lov-litrlit kindle in thine eve
And smile the cold death-shadow from thy
Hearing that chime sound o'er the stream's sad
And echoed from the land to which thou'rt go-
Knt smiiiny sharnlv on the airabove;
And not in thunderbolts of sound down-
Bu1 ringing soft God's peace and pitying love,
Aud pealing his redemption o'er the world.
Guilty, or Not Guilty?
BY AMANDA M. DOUGLAS, AUTHOR OF
"STKMIEX DANE," "IN TRUST," ETC.
And to be wroth with one we love.
Doth work like madness in the brain.
F W ... ...
ART began with sensational
heading half a dozen lines ol
surprise and sympathy, and it
proceeded to facts. A man,
Scth Bradley by name, had made an affi
davit that very morning to tne enect mai
lie had seen Mr. Wardleigh coming Irom
the factory about midnight. The moon
shiniu" brightly, he had been able to re
cognize him, although at a distance of
about two hundred leet. lie had re.
solved at first not to mention the circutn
stancee; but a sense of justice to all
liarties had finally led to him to the step
There had been a preliminary examina
tion, at which another witness testihed
to Mr. Wardleigh's suspicions looks and
behavior. As the Grand Jury was still
in session, it had gone before them im
mediately, and they had found an indict
ment for arson against A-reseott vvaru
leisrh. and held him to bail. Bondsmen
hail ottered themselves readil'; and it
was confidently believed he could clear
himself from the charge, which would
nrove the result of mistaken indentity,
His character, which had always stood
high; 'his well-known generosity and
nobleness, and perfect integrity, were
all in his favor. There could scarcely be
a doubt of his acquittal
Mary could hardly see to finish read-
ing. Then sue came anu iignteu ine
"Dear Mrs. Wardleigh," she said, in
si confident tone, "it is some dreadful
mistake. And then we all know it to be
Yes. She must get up and act her
part of the life. Oh, for Mary's faith !
This man was her husband, and she
must pray for his success; she must shut
her eves to the ugiv iacts stamped upon
her memory. Why had she seen that?
Why wasn't God more merciful to her,
when her right and her highest happi
ness was to believe in her husband ?
And if he was acquitted, he must always
ai ry about with hmia black stain that,
if hidden from all other eyes, would be
patent to her. What a cruel, cruel bur
tlen had been thrust, upon her!
There was a stir in the hall, a step she
ii; 7U m
knew. She seemed to clutch at some
latent strength, and, rising, said calmly,
but in a voice that sounded hollow and
lifeless to herself.. .
"Go down, Mary; Bridget may want
you about the table."
"You won't, you don't believe it, Mrs.
Wardleigh ! It will alleorae right ! God
would not sutler such a blaek accusation
Did she dare to pray that it would all
come right? Oht If she could find God
somewhere; If he would only shelter
her until "this storm was overpast."
She was so blind and helpless, so utterly
Mary met Mr. Wardlelgh in the hall,
and paused for hall a dozen words.
Then he went up stairs to his wife.
Someway, how she never could tell, she
found herself in his arms. Her state of
mind was too unnatural and overstrained
"Mv darling!" and Mr. Wardleigh's
voice faltered, but his clasp tightened.
It is a sore trial roryou. if X could
bear it alone !"
"You cannot!" The words seemed
wrested from her, and she snuddered af
ter they were uttered; but he misinter
preted them. ' .
JNo; that is my misery, i tninic a
man ought never to bring any, bitter
sorrow upon a woman. God knows how
free I meant your life to be V' -.:- -1
If he would say only once that he was
innocent; and she dared not ask him.
"T he trial win be on m a ween. 1 am
glad of that, for the suspense would
wear me icariuiiy. .. Anu now, l lyne, 11
you would rather be away from it all, I
will take you home in a uay or two.
Perhaps it would lie best. You have not
been well lately."
no: oh, no:" anu in spite or an sne
clung to him.
snail 1 senu ror your mot tier, ratner,
"No ; I don't want anybody."
"Thank you. I like to keep you, sel
fish at it may seem. I perfer our be
ing alone; still my wishes are is noth
ing compared to your comfort and hap
piness. Oh, my darling!"
lie kissed her cold lips with passionate
fervor ; but it awoke uo response. He
held her in his arms until the dinner-
bell rang, neither of them uttering an
Mary aud Bridget were in a state of
wild excitement. That such a thing
could be true they never for an instant
Why I could nrove it meself," ex
claimed Bridget, with warmth. "Didn't
1 step at the door goin' up stairs, ana
thin it was after ten : and 1 niver wint
to sleep for the toothache. It was eleven
whin I come down to get some drops,
and you were just goin' to bed. Didn't
I see you uieselt r Aim can't tne mis
"Hush, Bridget!" said her master.
Mrs. Wardlelgh cannot be called upon
to give evidence. And, whatever you
may know, I do not want you to repeat
it before me. You and Mary will, most
likely, be subpoenaed for witnesses. I
do not wish it to appear that there was
the slightest collusion So, remember,
please. In the. court-room you may do
whatever you will for me."
Bridget retreated to the- kitchen,
stormi ng Whs it likely Christian folk
would get out ot their tteas in tne aeau oi
night, winter, too, and go set their own
places on fire? Sure, no fool would be
lieve it : Ana l can swear it waseieven
when he bed. Wouldn't I a' heard him
if he'd gone out again? For the matter
o' that, l niver slept ten winKS tne
whole blessed night."
tTtrker,' ' Mr. waruieign's lawyer,
came in the evening. ie treated tne
whole affalr.as an absurdity. yt 1
"A rousins speculation tor you, VV arrt-
leigh," he said-, 'with an- Ironical laugh.
That Dean considered the Insurance
such a ereat item. You'll gain a loss,
as an Irishman would say. According
to him, a man hasn't a right to look
nale. or disturbed, after such an adven
ture. I'd like to see :how jolly he'd be!
But you've such hosts of friends. Only
it's a pity, Mrs. Wardlelgh, that 1 can
not call vou to account for every mo
ment of the time."
She was alcep when I came to bed,"
Mr. Wardleigh said, slowly; and yet he
srlanced a little furtively at her. Did
she avoid his eyes? - -
"Which certainly speaks well lor your
habit of curtain-lectures," said Parker,
with a laugh, and a bow to Mrs. ward
leigh. She lausrhed In retai n. She was go
ing frantic with her misery. .very
Dulse bounded along in red hot haste;
every nerve quivered with that sort of
Hysterical impression, wnun one is
driven to do any unreasoning thing
There was a bright spot in her cheeks,
and her lios trembled In vivid scarlet.
Didn't people sometimes go crazy witn
That uean s a pretty suarp ieuow,or
a tool l naven t maue up my niuiu
which. If he hadn't been a friend of
Hallock's, I should have felt like using
him nretty roughly ; ana I can ten mm
that he will have to keep a sharp look
out on the trial. I'm bounu to winu
them all up. A tall case they'll make
I suppose each one ishrmly convinc
ed he is right ;" aud Mr. Wardleigh
looked sravelv into the fire.
"And vou are as nrmiy convmceu
that thev are not."
Civile leaned iorwaru to eaten ner
husband's answer. Her heart gave
great, wild leap.
Aiypieaoi nor. guilty must express
mv convictions," Mr. aruieign an
swered. almost haughtily.
Clvde was seized with a blind, ex
travagant paroxysm of anger; as if she
must rise and denounce this man who,
when conscious of gmlt, put on the
semblance of innocence; won to his side
warm friends who were to espouse a
shameful cause. How could he hear
them utter such falsehoods? -
She made a great effort not to yield to
the cry that was in her heart on her
very lips. She took up the Afghan that
cousin Agatha had begun; but the scar
let, and green, and gold were all of one
color; she wound the worsted over her
finger instead of the needle, listening all
the while with strained ears. It ifres-
cott Wardleigh would only say he was
not guilty with a look and tone that she
could believe :
Presently Mr. Parker went. Coinin
back from the hall-door, Mr. Wardleigh
said, glancing at his wile.
"We have had enough of that excite
ment for one day. Let me read you and
myself sufficiently quiet for slumber;
and he took dowu a volume of poetry.
Clvde listened and grew calm. There
was something soothing and magnetic
in Mr. Wartlleitrh's voice as he read
thus. It almost restored Clyde's faith 1
him and Heaven knew she did want to
believe. It took her back to old day
and old dreams centuries off they ap
peared now. She wondered if she had
been that happy, lightsome girl ; if sh
had ever told Emily and Kate wonderful
stories of the man sitting opposite of
his truth, honor, and integrity. If .so,
why couldn'tshe have all the old love
and trust now, when she needed them so
She hated to be disappointed in any
one. It made her so much happier to
believe the world good and honest. She
did not pride herself upon her penetra
tion, and feel mortified when it was at
fault; but when she gave a love or a
friendship, it. had the true ring about it,
and it pained her to receive counterfeit
coin in return. She would have cut off
her right hand, or plucked out her right
eve. before she would have consented to
a'dishonest action ; and heretofore she
had held her hnsband in the same esti
mation. The wound rankled so bitterly
therefore. She could remember stories
of people who had been tempted in some
weak moment: who had fallen from a
yedestal of honor high as any her bus.
band had reached.
It may seem singular, in the days that
intervened before the trial, that Clyde
could patiently repress her curiosity,
id go on bearing her burden of misery-,
or that her husband should not have
guessed at her secret, and taken some
pains to reassure ner. l here were rea
sons why he did not care to talk it. He
was thankful to be spared any question
ing, though he did wonder a little at her
reticence, lor, generally Clyde was verv
outspoken. He took it as an evidence of
the highest belief on her part; and all
nervousness or Irritability be set down
to the fact of her being annoyed beyond
measure that such a charge shoud have
been trumped up against him.
How very easily people can be mis
taken in one another, even at a time
hen they desire to see the clearest.
Prescott Wardleigh studied his wife at
tentively, for he had much at stake. He
as not quite sure he ought to have
married her, seeing there was a black
shadow in his past life. To have told
her in that happy time seemed cruel and
uncalled for; to tell it now, appeared
cowardly. He was not at all certain
that sne would view it in tne same ugh t
he did. In her straightforward honesty,
thing was either right or wrong. She
was not much given to compromising;
and, clear-headed as he usually was, he
had gone astray on this point; and he
dreaded attempting to justify to another,
things that were not satisfactory to him
Either he had been blinded by love
before, which might be possible, or
I yde was developing some new traits.
He noticed that her voice took on a
sharpness very unlike its usual joyous
ring; and that the warm sunny nature
showed little gleams of ice now and then
or did he imagine it? Had this' trou
blesome business worn nun into suspi
"When this is all through," he said,
one day,-"we will take a-little trip to
your father s. 1 can spare a week or so;
and we both need some tranquility after
this excitement. '
She gave him a sort of keen, perplex-
ng glance. He expected then to come
Jle Hushed slightly. He was much
puzzled to explain the look.
You will like to go?"
A month before she would have been
extravagant over the proposition ; now
she was grave aud cold.
He came anu twined his arms around
her. "My darling." he said, "it is a
hard time for you ; but I think it will
all come out right."
Did she shiver a little, or did he only
imagineit? After all, he could not ex
pect her to be happy during these trying
days. Gayety would have augured
heartlesness. Ana it shenau tried to
comfort hitn a little ! How foolish ! As
he was not the one to be always
strong, to give sympathy instead oflong-
ng to receive it.
Clvde had heard all the evidence pro
and con. Mary delighted in picking it to
pieces lor her. That heth Bradley nngnt
be a well-ineaning man, no one will
deny ; but that he had seen Mr. Ward
leigh on the night ot the lire, was pre
posterous. It was so lucky Bridget had
the toothache that night, since you can't
give evidence," Mary would say. "She
feels so sure she would have heard
These things gave Clyde a spasm of
conscience, isliould she let sriugct go
on and swear to what she knew to be
false? Not but what Bridget was hon
est. The girl really believed she had
been awake the greater part of the night
hat? "niver a wink of sleep," as she
phrased it ; but some moments of tem
porary oblivian had overtaken her.
Poor Clyde was tossed hither and juther
hourly, torn and distracted with what
she had seen and heard : and the only
wonder was, that she preserved any com
posure at all. .
At last the day ot trial dawned. That
Clyde should give way to a lit of pas
sionate weeping in he husband's arms
was not very unnatural. And yet the
second she hated herself for it, so un
reasonable had she grown.
"God knows, my darling !" His voice
came over great waves of pain.
" les lioa Knows s" auu then sue was
calm. If God had so much pity for this
man that he would carry hiin through
this hery ordeal successlully.why should
she seek to oppose. Then her. faith
wavered horribly. . Was there any God ?
So many wrong and unjust things hap
pened m this world ! So many sins
were allowed to pass unrebukea: ireo-
ple call upon God in any emergency,
whether they were guiltless or roaueu
with foulest crimes.
And then she threw herself on the
bed. She had refused all offers of com
panionship, for she wanted no one to
spy out her weakness or her strength.
And then she wished to think ; as if she
had not already driven herselt crazy
with thought during these weary weeks,
She had a strong conviction that her
husband would be acquitted. Public
opinion was in his favor ; his character
hithertoiore had been marked by tne
highest integrity, and he had hosts of
warm friends. One ot the ollices in
which he had been Insured had paid him
immediately, and the president of the
company was earnest in his expressions
ol disbelief. The other was cautiously
holding back ;but not having the assur
ed position of the . elder establishment,
their influence was not of so much mo
They would prove the man, Bradley,
mistaken. Mr. Wardleigh would be
brought home in triumph to her, as Mr
Parker had predicted only a few days
age. And she, knowing his guilt, must
receive him with a thanksgiving, take
hiin to her heart and honor him !
Could she do it?
Oh! merciful Lord, no! She clasped
her hands wildly ; she slid down on her
knees and buried her lace in the coun
terpane. It seemed as if the pain, the
shame and the aisnonor was an concen
trated upon herself. Ko one could know
must know: and she had loved him so
dearly! To be shut out from his affec
tion, his caresses, his fond, tender solici
tude: to carry about with her a Knowi
edge of this black, hideous secret!
she could goon soniewnere not Home,
where she had just learned to love mm
and where, in her innocent pride, she
had praised him from morning till nigh
no, that refuge would only make the
pain tenfold sharper and harder
If she dared to tell him ! If he were
penitent, and confessed how he came to
be led astray: if he begged for her love
as a safeguard but even the shadow
would always be there. She felt afraid
that, after the first pity was over, she
should despise him. ' If in a spasm
angry passion he had struck down a fel
low creature ; or if, momentarily forget
ting his truth to her, he had been led
astray by seductive smiles, she though
she could have forgiven either ; so nine
easier does the thing seem that we hav
not to bear, than that which we have
That he would do such a mean, dastard
ly act lor a paltry sum or money
stung her so keenly.
If she could have seen the step with
which her husband took his place at the
bar ;- the hrm, proud expressien ot hi
face; the deep, clear eyes; and hear
the voice in which he plead, "Not guil
tv." her own assurance would buy
wavered a little. There was a shadow of
pain and melancholy hanging abou
him; but. no shame, no uneasiness. One
of the things that Jal ways impressed you
strongly with Mr. wardleigh, wns the
perfect and almost elegant repose of his
manner. He could sit or stand in one
position without moving a limb, or evin
cing the slightest impatience, and this,
too, with an intelligent look. He never
sunk into stupidity or inanity.
The prosecuting attorney opened
the case. It was his duty to go over the.
ground In a way that would make mat
ters look as black as possible for Mr.
Wardleigh. There was sufficient mo
tive, he declared, for such a crime; aud
though the prisoner had borne the
highest character : and had been looked
up to as an example ot sternest integrity
there might be some fatal weakness,
some easily assailed point. Thousands
of men go through life successfully, he
declared, simply because no strong
temptation, or no good opportunity of-
rs. lhere was much to lead the pris
oner to suppose he could commit such a
rime and not be suspected. He could
creep out of his own house at the dead of
night, and back again, without dream-
ng there were watchful eyes abroad.
he situation of the factory being on the
outskirts of the town ; the nearness of
is house; the time when everybody
was wrapped in sleep; the difficulty of
getting eugines upon the spot soon
enough to accomplish much good; and
as he went along, it must be confessed
that he made out a strong case. The
jury glanced at each other in silent dis
may. 1 hen the witnesses were called.
1- irst, Mr. Crane. He testihed to hav-
ig gone through the building after ten,
and finding everything perfectly safe.
hen he had seen the hre when . it first
broke out, and it was in the northern
end, where the most combustible matter
as kept. Everyone in the court room
could see he was loth to testify against
is employer; but he finally admitted
that the fire must have been the work of
an incendiary, and some one who knew
Mr. w ardleigh neither changed color
nor betrayed any uneasiness. Indeed,
seemed as it fie wanted the man to
feel his assurance that this testimony
as all right, in the eye of the law,inuch
i it v.cnt against him, and that he
ould spurn any lie or equivocation on
Then came Seth Bradley a. short.
thick-set man, with bushy, iron-gray,
hiskers, furtive black eyes, and a ner
vous manner. Jle talked very rapidly
and very positively. He was going down
the street on which the northern end of
ie factory is situated, half-way, per
haps, between the house and the shop.
lookingup the corner, as he crossed the
street, he had seen, at the next 3quare,
Mr. w ardleigh going in the direction of
ie house; the moon was shining very
brightly. His impression was that Mr.
w iii-dleigh was coming from the shop,
ut he had thought nothing about it at
the time. After the fire was talked
ilKMit as being the work of an incendiary
he thought it his duty to tell what he
Mr. Parker began a vigorous cross-
examination. He was witty and satir
ical ; he could badger one into the wild
est confusion, while he remained dainti
ly cold and sell-possessed. He made the
witness describe Mr. Wardleigh.
"Uid he wear a hat or a cap ?
Bradley looked blank. "He didn't
notice. It was Mr. Wardleigh's face he
"He was holding his head down?"
"I didn't notice. I think he was."
"And walking rather slowly?"
"Well, I only saw him for a moment,
was going down the one street, and he
was coining up the other. Ijust gave
"Strange you shouldn't have noticed
his cap, if you saw his face. You arc
sure he had a full beard ?"
I am sure it was Mr. Wardleigh."
And yon can't tell how he was dres
sed? Did he have on an ovccoat?"
I couldn't tell. It was a distance of
two hundred feet."
So they went on nntil Mr. Bradley be
gan to lose his patience and grow rather
wild. He finally made, the fatal adinis -
sion that Mr. Wardleigh wore a cap.
Parker took the victory without a sign.
He did not want to make use of it just
then. His client gave an odd little
Mr. Dean was next in order. He de
scribed the meeting of the following
morning, and Mr. Wardleigh's looks and
And here Mr. Parker came out in a
most forcible and telling manner. With
out being ungentlemanly, he held the
testimony to sharpest ridicule.
31 r. W ardleigh is naturally a pale
man," he said; "alter such a night ot
anxiety you fancy he should have been
ed-laced and jovial? Such conduct
would have warded off your suspicion ?
Mr. W ardleigh is a temperate man, 1
A slight smile crossed the faces of
many present; Mr. Dean looked an
noyed. He went on with the questions, wring
ing now and then an unwilling assent
from Mr. Dean, who began to experience
a wronged and injured feeling at having
his testimony thus treated. Mr. HallocK
was examined afterward ; but his tricna-
ship for Mr. Wardleigh, perhaps, inter
fered with the clearness of his vision.
That the prisoner had been pale aud ag
itated, he admitted, yet nothing in his
conduct had struck Mr. Hallock as being
suspicious. He had doubled the pro
posed reward without the slightest hesi
tation; he had seemed anxious to dis-
over the incendiary, witness thought.
So this evidence was as much for the
prisoner as against him.
Then the testimony for the defence be-
;un. Crane was recalled and examined
is to the value of the stock, machinery,
md the building; the orders on hand,
mid the prospect of the spring trade ; and
ilso the insurance, which was proven
much below the real worth of the place.
Bridget Daly was called, blie gave
her evidence in a clear, rich tone ; and
her honest Irish lace was a passport in
itself. "At ten, as she was going up to
bed, she had stopped at the library door
to ask about the breakfast, and found
Mrs. Wardleigh had retired. She had
lust tallen into a doze, when she was
roused by the toothache; and finally
went down to the kitchen for some
drops she had used during the day. The
clock struck eleven while she was there.
As she started to come up the lower
stairs, Mr. Wardleigh leit the library,
turned out the gas in the hall, and went
to his sieepiug-room : sue liearu mm
close the door. After that she didn't
sleep any, she was quite sure. She woke
Mary, and the two talked for awhile.
o one went out ot the house, she was
certain ; the hall door made a terrible
creak ng when it was unlocked. She
never heard a sound until the alarm of
fire; but she was very sure she would
have noticed any one going down
stairs; and she finished with a but,
that every one's experience has tested at
some time or other : "Stairs always creak
so, m the night, it you try to go dowu
She had the advantage of the others
In that she took her cross-examination
with the utmost good-humor ; but never
varied in her statement. One time, when
she was pressed a little sorely, she re
peated Mr. Wardleigh's caution that she
was to say nothing of what she knew be.
fore hi in.
The rest of the evidence related to Mr.
Wardleigh s character; and that was
proved to stand as the very highest. Part
ker might have gone on indefinitely, bli
the day began to wane, and he fancied
lie had made a sullicient impression. In
the summing up he went over the ground
with a quick eye and a keen tongue. He
admitted that Jiradley might have seen
some man; but two hundred feet was
long way for one person to identify an
other and Mr. Wardleigh never wore a
cap. He pulled the testimony to pieces
he treated it with his light irony until it
appeared utterly ridiculous. And that
the prisoner should have taken all this
trouble anu precaution to bring upon
himself a loss that the insurance did not
cover, and an interruption to his bnsi
ness that would cost hiin much more
seemed quite incredible; there could not
be the slightest motive. Then he appealed
to those who nail Known his client tor
seven years, In the capacity of one of the
finest business men in the town, would
one of them doubt his word? Had he
ever been found wanting in the smallest
thing? indeed, had he not sometimes
been considered foolishly Quixotic on
some point of honor, where only his own
conscience was the judge?' He Would
believe this crime of himself jnst as soon
as of the prisoner at the bar."
It was growing dusky in the court
room when the jury went out twelve
men, on whose opinion the good name
of one of tneir fellow-creatures hung
men who had met and admired him, and
who would not have hesitated to ask his
friendship or assistance in any emer
gency; and yet the moments were
strange and awful. Once Prescott
Wardleigh put his hand to his forehead,
to still the throbbing that turned him
faint and sick.
Ten minutes only. Then the question
was asked, and each person held his
breath. The foreman rose with alacrity.
"Not guilty !"
There was a general shuffling of feet
and confusion of voices. The crowd
pressed up around Mr. Wardleigh, for
the trial had attracted the attention of
the whole city. It was sometime before
anything like order could be restored,
and a longer while still ere the congrat
ulations were half nttered, to say
nothing of being finished. But Mary
had slipped out, and taking the first hack
she could find, was driven rapidly home
ward to spread the joyful tidings.
Mrs. Wardleigh "met her quietly.
There was a fixed and stony look in her
face, that Mary never forgot ; a calmness
that the girl could not but feel must be
unnatural ; and no sound of joy escaped
the white, compressed lips.
"Yes, I suppose so. Eeave me now,
Her nerves were strained to their ut
most tension ; every pulse in her body
mutinied against some other pulse ; ev
ery thought rose up in sharp, bitter de
fiance against an intangible something
she could notjput in words, but that over
whelmed her with horrible agony. One
more day of such torture would kill her!
It must be brought to an end !
Another carriage drove up. There
was glad and confused voices in the
hall. One said, "Mrs. Wardleigh ?"
and Mary came running up tc her.
"I can t see them. When Mr. Ward
leigh is through with his friends, send
him up to me."
He was through with them very soon.
He came up two steps at a bound. He
opened the door, and then stood quite
still, surprised, chilled to the very heart.
What was the matter with Clyde ?
CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.
EFFECTS OF THE JESUIT LAW IN
''Will Americans approve the law for
the expulsion of the Jesuits from Ger
many?" is a question ofteu put by intel
ligent Germans, who seem to be a little
wayering as to the wisdom or the equity
of this policy of proscription, and feel
obliged to answer, "No American who
understands the principle of religious
liberty, and is willing to abide by the
working of Republican institutions, can
fail to regret that the German Empire,
which, in its Constitution, professes so
great toleration, should open its record
with an act which history will set to the
account of Intolerance." One benefit,
however, Americans should Insist upon
reaping from this sweeping banishment
of a religious order from Germany : it
should 6ilence the staple, cheap ard ig
norant declamation of Germans, both
here and in the United States, about
"Puritan persecution," "Massachusetts
intolerance," and the like. What the
Colony of Massachusetts Bay did to pro
tect, itself from emissaries of the Church
of England, and to rid itself of papists or
of Quakers, was grounded in precisely
the same plea of the necessities of gov
ernment, and the maintenance of public
peace and order, which is urged as the
motive of this expulsion of the Jesuits
from Germany. And if an Empire of
37,000,000, with an army of 1,200,000,
can be allowed such a plea, surely some
thing may be conceded to the fears of a
handful of colonists, who knew too well
the dangers that threatened them from
Pope and prelat6 without, and from fac
tion and fanaticism within. With the
Germany of the 19th century before their
eyes, Americans need not be so very
timid and faltering in apologizing for
the seeming narrowness and bigotry of
their fathers of the 17th and 18th centu
ries. "For the security of the flock,"
said one of the Massachusetts fathers,
"we pen up the wolt ; but a door is pur
posely leftopen where he may depart at
his pleasure." .Precisely so say Bis
marck and Falk to-day.
The citizens of Boston need no longer
apologize to the German immigrant for
this language ot the i.Tenerai court m
1647 : "The Court, taking into consid
eration the great wars, combustions and
divisions which are this day in Europe,
and that the same are observed to be
chiefly raised and fermented by the se
cret underminings and solicitations of
the Jesuitical order, etc. etc., for the
prevention of like evils among buselves,
it is ordered that no Jesuit or spiritual
or ecclesiastical person, ordained by the
authority of the Pope or the See of Rome,
shall come within this jurisdiction, on
pain of banishment; if returning, shall
sutler death, except in case of shipwreck,
etc." The citizens of New York need
no longer apologise to his German fellow
citizen that even so late as 1700 an act
was passed requiring that every Jesuit
;md seminary priest, or ecclesiastical per
son, made or ordained by any authority
derived or pretended to be derived from
the Pope or See of Rome, then residing
within the province, should depart there
from on or before the 1st of November,
ensuing; ana that any such person
preaching or teaching others to say pop-
sh prayers, masses, granting ot absolu
tion, or celebrating or using any other
of the Romish ceremonies and rites of
worship, shall be deemed an incendiary
and disturber ot the public peace, and an
enemy to the true Christian religion.
Whatever score of old forgotten persecu
tions German liberals may have alleged
against American laws, is surely can
celled by the expulsion of the Jesuits
from Germany in this year of grace.
l2, bv vote ot the .National liberal
party, and with the concurrence of the
Tins measure has been variously re.
ceived in Germany itself. To a wide
extent the press has been loud in ap
proving, or at least in detenduigit; and.
us hinted above, its most earnest advo
cates are to be found among the liberal
or progressive party, whose aim is civil
and religious freedom, and some or whose
leaders are suspected of leanings toward
Republcanlsm. With a large body of
the people the measure is popular be
cause it appeals to their prejudices
against .ropery, rue increase ot con
vents and of Romish seminaries under
the former Cultus-Mlnister, Von Midler,
had already kindled these prejudices in
to a fever that threatened violent demon
st rat ions; and the expulsion of the Jes
uits is grateful to that mass of nominal
Protestants to whom the name of Popery
is always a bugbear.
But there are also many high-minded
devout and thoughtful men, who defend
the law upon what seem to them high
grounds of philosophy and duty. They
say, "the Roman Catholic Church exists
as a compact and disciplined organ iza
tion, having a political as well as spir
itual head to whom It owns allegiance
History has proved this organization to
be inimical to knowledge, freedom, pro
gress, and capable of maintaining a per
petual revolution within the State. Just
now, under the lead ot I ltramontanes
It is laboring for the disruption of the
German Empire, and the State must rid
ltsell of this unscrupulous aud persist
ent enemy." But it should not be lor
gotton that once in France the State de
dared the Huguenots Its enemies, am!
decreed their extermination for its own
safety ; and again In England the State
imprisoned and banished Nonconform
ists as dangerous to its own existence,
The plea of the safety of the State may
become a dangerous instrument ot per
sedition in the hands of an arbitrary
But the Bishop of Ermland has openly
declared that he feels bound In eon
science to refuse to obey the new school
law of Prussia, because it conflicts with
his higher obligations to his Church.
Very well; and are Protestauts pre
pared to throw away the rights of con
science, and the doctrines of passive
obedience and the higher law? Let the
bishop passively disobey, and accept the
penalty which the government threatens,
of stopping his revenues.
But an archbishop has excommuni
cated teachers for obeying the law of the
State in opposition to his own official in
structions, aud this is held to be revolu
tionary. Very well ; and are Americans
prepared to deny free discussion and in
dependent Church action, because these
may tend to measures of revolution?
We must be careful not to allow an anti
popery panic to overturn the funda
mental principles upon which we have
based our own liberties. Neither of the
reasons given above can in itself justify
the wholesale expulsion of the Jesuits as
But another reason here comes in, of a
dift'erentand far more weighty character.
The Jesuits are reputed to have commit
ted themselves to the absolute supremacy
of the Pope as a temporal sovereign. If
this charge could lie made, out against
any individual in the United State's, it
would, of course, disqualify hiin for
office, and it should deprive hiin of a vote.
(See the oath reqired of a naturalized
citizen.) If a company of men. are
banded together to uphold a foreign sov
ereignty against the government, or to
set up opposing laws and authorities,
they may surely be dealt with as con
spiritors, whether banded under the
name of Jesuits or of Ku-Klux. In
Europe, with jealous neighbors armed
to the teeth, such a foreign allegiauce is
more dangerous. But here in Germany,
without investigation, without trial,
without conviction, not individual trai
tors, nor a proved band of conspiritors,
but the order of Jesuits as such has been
expelled. Can this be justiffed ? :
Deep in their hearts not a few good
Protestants deprecate this action as un
wise. They regard it as an invasion of
personal rights; they fear that it will
ause a reaction ot sympathy lor the re
ligious orders as objects of persecution,
and will tend to consolidate the Catholic
Church in Germany against the State.
They fear, also, that abroad it will be
mistaken for a sign of weakness, and will
encourage the machinations it is intend
ed to defeat.
Much will depend upon the policy of
the next Pope. If he shall resign the
fiction ot temporal sovereignty, and for
bear to dictate to rulers and peoples in
civil affairs, even the Jesuits will cease
to be formidable, and may be permitted
quietly to revive their order in Germany
itself. Just now the majority is using
its new liberty in playing at tyranny
NATURAL CURIOSITIES IN KEN
TUCKY. A correspondent in the mountains of
Kentucky gives an account of a natural
bridge which may rival the famous Natu
ral Bridge of Virginia. In Carter coun
ty, he says, "there is a great curiosity
called the 'Natural Bridge,' which well
euavs a visit to those attracted by
strange and sublime scenery. It spans
a stream called Little Carry, which falls
nto Little Sandy River, ibis bridge is
two hundred aud nineteen feet in the
span, one hundred and ninety-six feet
high, twelve feet wide, and five feet
thick in the middle and thirty feet at the
end, being arched underneath and level
on the top. One hundred leet oeiow it
there is a cascade with a iau oi seveniy-
five feet, and two miles distaut there is
another cascade with a fall of two hun
dred leet. From the bottom of the
ravine a spruce pine has grown up to
the height of four feet above the ridge,
. i ... -. A..:nA li.tlivl.t- turn tiiiii.li-iiil
feet. The sides of the ravine are' so
no-o-ed that, were it not for a natural
stairway ,a person ou the top of the bridge
wishing to get under it would haye to
walk two miles. It is interesting to
compare the dimensions of this bridge
with those of the celebrated Natural
Bridge of Virginia, which is ninety feet
in the. span, eighty leet wide, nity leet
thick and two hundred and twenty feet
"The bridge is not the only natural
wonder of the neighborhood. In its
vicinity are two streams known as Big
Sinkey and Little Sinkey, which emerge
from the ground good sized streams,
and after a course of about two miles
disappear. There is also an artesian well
which formerly threw uu a jei auoui
four feet high, of the size of a barrel ;
but, having been obstructed by stones
and trunks of trees thrown into it by per
sons desirous of finding out its depths,
it now only plays to the height ot a loot
above the level of the pool. Some years
ago, in the month ot August, tne wri.er
encountered an enormous ranieuuc
crossing the road near the bridge. In
length he just reached across the road,
and in thickness he seemed to measure
in the middle of the body about as much
as an ordinary churn. Itied my horse,
got some good rocks, and tried my best
on him; but my volley only caused hiin
to make the woods ring witn nis racues
So. not liking the look of his eye, J
mounted inv horse aud made a flank
movement leaving my hero in possession
of the field. I told an old citizen what
had seen. He said: "(signs of that
snake have been found there lor twenty
years.' 1 suppose he lived in one ot the
large caves around tne bridge.
London is agitated on the subject of
street pavements, and the citizens ot the
uicient metropolis are aiscussiug tne
merits of wood, stone, iron, and asphalt
with as much vigor aud earnestness as
if pavements were a new thing in that
citv. The wear and tear of streets in
large cities is so great that the expense
of "renewing and repairing them has
coineto be one of the heaviest of taxation,
and it is not surprising that so much in
terest is manifest concerning the cost and
durability of the various kiuds of paying
material in use.
A correspondent in London writes that
the city authorities there are unwilling
or unable to decide which is best, aud
have inaugurated a tree fight, by allow
ing each inventor to experiment in the
principal streets. Wooden pavements
which have been trieu anu aoanuonea
once in London, arc now put on iriai
again, and take their chance with later
inventions. Two rival companies, one
British and the other French, have each
taken a half of the same square, which
they are laving with asphalt, the dit
ference being that the English is laid
two inches of concrete, in a boiling
liquid condition, while the French lay
theirs ou a similar foundation, but in
dry state. In doing this they use an
oyen with a grinding mill inside, out of
which the powdered asphalt Is taken In a
hot but dry condition, as line as sand
and about the color of iron rust. This
is spread carefully about five inches thick
pressed to a thickness of about two inches
by means ot rollers, in walking over
the two, the French seems to be harder
and the English the more elastic. Om
nibus drivers say their horses work
easier on the Belgian stone block pave
ment than they do on the British asphalt
lu the west. End the favorite method is
to pave the gutter a short distance from
the curb with cubical stone blocks, fit
ting the roadway with rolled concrete
It seems to be the better opinion In this
country that in cities where the streets
are narrow and lumber is cheap, the
wooden block pavement is the best In use.
They combine the merits of cheapness,
comfort, and durability; and where
they have failed In the last particular,
it has resulted from the use of unfit ma
terial or serious defects in the manner of
laying them dowu.
REtlGIOUR ; NEWS .
The ministers representing the Bap
tist Independents', Swedenborgians, Un
itarians, Presbyterians, Free Methodists
and Bible Christians, had a social meet
ing in -Manchester, England, lately, at
wntcn a proposal to noia a united com
munion once a year seemed to be gener
ally approved. .
Ax irascible, wealthy and old Metho
dist clergyman, out of the service but in
good standing, shot an intruding boy
who was robbing his garden the other
day. Probably no oue regrets the rash
and sinful deed more than the perpetra
tor, and the fearful result should warn
not old mm.sters only, but all men,
against the use of firearms to protect
their melons or apples. Both the Bible
and Webster's Spelling-book would en
courage the use of milder means before
resorting to such extreme measures.
Are you a city Christian spending the
summer in the country ? Or at a fash
ionable watering-place? Or in travel?
Be true to your religion, to your Master.
every where and always. Put on your
moral Influence into the church where
you are. Hold up the hands of the pas
tor. Encourage every good work that
is going ou, and set on foot more if you
can. A new hand ofteu gives a fresh
inpulse to labor, and instead of being
idle where you happen to stay, get the
good there is in being greatly useful.
Since Pio Nouo lias been relieved of
so many temporal cares, and is cut off
from the ordinary diplomatic inter
course with the government of Europe
(he will have nothing to do with the
ambassadors to the kingdom of Italy),
his subjects in other countries find it
lifficult to communicate with him offici
ally. Some time ago the Maltese Ro
man Catholics prepared an address to
the Pope which has had a series of ad
ventures. It was consigned to the Gov
ernor of Malta for greater security. As
Malta belongs to England, the address
was sent to London to be forwarded.
From London Mr. Gladstone sent it to
the English Legation at Rome. "Sir
I'uget" being absent, the Secretary of
Legation sent it back to Malta, instead of
consigning it to the Maltese deputation.
The Secretary of Legation also twice re-
tnsed to receive the Marchese di Testa-
ferrata, the head of the Maltese deputa
tion, wno was to nave presented the ad-
drtts to His Holiness. What has at last
become of the address we are not in
formed. A memorial signed by seven hundred
lay members of the Church of England,
including two nunurea members ot both
Houses of Parliament, was recently pre
sented to the Archbishops of Canter
bury and York, asking that the reading
of the Atlianesian creed in the Church
service, on account of the damnatory
clauses, might not be compulsory. In
reply to it the Archbishops say that, un
der all the circumstances,they are pre
pared to assent to the course recommen
ded, though it may have some incon
veniences; and they hope, in conjunc
tion with their brethren, to be able to
meet the -wishes of that large body of
persons "who obiect to the solemn use
of words'which they regard as unauthor
ized in tneir most obvious sense, ,either
by the letter or the spirit of the Holy
Scriptures," while paying due attention
to the legitimate scruples of those who,
"through their zeal to maintain the
truth as it has even been taught by the
Church of Christ, feel great anxiety re
specting any change."
Father Hyaeinlhe is preparing for
publication a series of papers or volumes,
the first of which, consisting of Letters,
Discourses, fec, has already appeared.
In a letter to the Pere Terraud, he ap
plies caustic very freely to those who
first so loudly opposed and then so tim
orously submitted to the decrees of the
Vatican on the subject of idfallibility,
and does not spare what he calls "the
superficial and shameless confusion
which in these days would assimilate
the external and almost material obedi
ence ot the soldier to the iree and re
flective adhesion which the Church de
mands to her authentic decrees from
Catholic and instructed reason." Al
luding to the humiliation of the French
ecclesiastics after having so energetical
ly opposea tne outrage upon the catho
lic laith, he says : "See, then, to what
is reduced tne whole Church of France?
The old church of St. Bernard, of Ger-
son and ot Bossuct, constrained to ab
jure, in a single hour of darkness and
bewilderment, the traditions which had
placed it during so many ages at the
head of Christianity! Our unhappy
country, invaded and ruined by Ultra-
montanes, as it had been by Prussians,
is now ecclesiastically subjugated by
the Court of Rome, as it has been po
litically humiliated by the Court of Ber
A foreign review of the week on"The
Russian Clergy," by the Jesuit father.
Gragarin, presents the following inter
esting statistical lniormation : The num
ber ot parishes m Kussia is given as
30,000, and the aggregate of the in
comes of the clergy is supposed to be
about $23,500,000, of which the treasury
contruutes !f3,uuu,luu ; "houses and
properties belonging to parishes" yield
500,000, and the rest arises from the
'contributions of the parishioners."
The average income of the clergy of
each parish amounts, therefore to about
$050. Of this the priest gets half, the
deacon a quarter, and the remainder
goes to the "two clerks discharging the
duties of sacristan, beadle, ringer, lec
tor," isc that is to say, m parishes
which are fully officered. As many dis
tricts, however, do, not enjoy diaconal
ministration, tne average income ot a
parish priest, arising from the sources
which have been mentioned, may be
fixed at about $400. In addition to this,
he derives from the share of land as
signed to him an income which, in
fertile district, may rise as high as $200
a year, and he receives from his parish
ioners a "species ot tithe paid in kind,
the value of which varies according to
the locality. The deacons of Russia
are 22,414 in number, and these cost the
eonntry (at about $100 a head) $3,000,-
000, besides the value of lauds allotted
them. It is easy to believe that "the
existance of the deacon is a painful one.'
His wants arc similar to those of the
priest, and he was only about a third of
a priest's income. "The character with
which he is clothed forbids him the ex
ercise of many professions, without
opening to him access to the laborious
practical functions of the ministry. His
office ended, the church has no further
need of him." He might, it is true, act
as a schoolmaster, but he is generally so
ignorant that he is incapable ot teaching
anything. The best thing that can be
done with nun, suggests rather Ura
garin,is to suppress him altogether.Next
to the deacons In the Russian Church
comes the "03,424 clerks, who discharge
the duties of readers, chanters, sacris
tans, beadles and ringers, They form
part of the clergy, take part of the per
quisites, and further, are enrolled in the
caste," mere are generally two in
each parish, ami "their maintenance
costs $3,000,000, or about $50 per head.
Each has, besides, four hectares to cul
tivate, and creates resources from cows,
P'g-S poultry, Kitchon, garden, 1
One of their most essential accomplish
ments, is the faculty of reading fast, for
"the Eastcrm Liturgy is extremely long
ami it tne reader read lu an lutein
gible manner, the whole day would be
passed in church." Accordingly, the
render hurries on at such a pace that it
is impossible to understand anything.
Sometimes, indeed, "in order to pro
ceed still faster, two read at (he same
time different parts." Father Gragarin
suggests mat flic oltlce should be
abridged, In which case oue clerk would
be sullicient, who might be "a layman
oi goon nie anu nrinners." At present
"the 53,000 families of these clerks form
the great majority of the caste," and a
serious obstacle to many of the attempts
HI IT-IOI Ul U.
A dispatch from Melbourn reports
that the crew of the ship Lavinia were
massacred by South sea Islanders.
James F. Clark, who was shot by a
brother of Miss Fewell, whom he had
seduced, died of his wounds Tuesday
night at Brentsville, Virginia.
Last week in Christian County, Ky.,
James Reed poisoned Fred Harper, giv
ing hiin whisky containing Strichnine.
Harper died in two hours. Reed escaped.
Maggie Prindivilie, a young girl liv
ing at No. 8 Henry street, Chicago,was
fatally burned by the explosion of kero
sene, with which she was kindling a
nre, anddied on Friday morning.
Jeremiah Leduc, aFrenchman, lumped
from a train on the Iron Mountain Rail
road, in South St. Louis, on Friday. He
fell from the platform on the track, and
five cars ran over him, crushing him al
most to a mass.
Joel A. Thompson shot 'and inflicted
a mortal wound on George Harris Sun
day night, near St. Paul's Church Nash
ville alter the congregation had been dis
missed. Both are colored. The difficulty
was about a woman. .
Wednesday afternoon a two year old
infant of Matt Gill. Jefersonville, Indi
ana, playing on the track of the J. M.
and L. L. R., was run over by a train
and an arm aud leg cut off. It died
three hours afterward.
A special to the Evansville, Indiana
Journal, from Rockport, says that Wil
liam summers had his hand fearfully
mangled by the premature discharge of
a cannon at Rockport, Friday morning,
while saluting Senator Morton.
Melvin San ford shot his father Mich-
itel, a well known sporting hotel keeper.
at Madison, New Jersey, on Wcdnesda-
nigbt. The old man had been beat-
ug his wife, when his son shot him to
save his mother. The wound is mortal.
Young San ford was arrested.
The boiler of an engine, running a
threshing machine at Highland Oakland
county, Miclrigan, exploded Wednesday
afternoon, fatally injuring Edson Tenny
and instantly killing Columbus Odell,
Charles William and Monroe Tenny.
Two others were seriously injured.
On Saturday afternoon a young man.
nineteen years old, by the name of J.
W. Davidson, shot with a revolver and
instantly killed Jessie Currie, an old
and respectable citizen of Alpha, Green
county, Ohio. The aflair happened
near Alpha. Davidson was riding with
Currie in a buggy. No quarrel prece
ded the killing. It was the. result of
drunkenness. Currie was taking Davis
away from parties with whom Tie was
about to quarrel. Davidson was arres
ted. Nettie Clive, Amanda L. Stevenson.
and Catherine Dutro, widows of James
R. Clive, Judge Stephenson, and Thom
son E. Dutro, who were murdered by
a mob In Cass County, Missouri, some
months ago, for alleged issue of fraud
ulent county bonds, have brought suit
against Sheriff Bryant and some thirty
five other citizens of Cass County, for
the murder of their husbands. The suit
will re-open the entire Cass County af
fair and attract almost universal atten
tion. The amount of damages claimed
in each case is $5,000, that being the
amount limited by law.
Mrs Charlotte Lamb has been arrested
at Trimbelle, Piere county, Wisconsin,
and placed in the Ellsworth jail, charged
with poisoning live persons, in Septem
ber 1871, her husband died very sud
denly.showing symptoms of having been
poisoned. Last May her son, aged ten
years, was taken sick in like manner to
his father and in an hour was dead. In
Ju'ie a daughter, eight years old, died
a similar death. Last month Mr. Lamb
went to Mrs. Tane Ottman's house to
assist in taking care of her while sick
and mixed up a powder for her. Mrs.
Ottman complained ot violent pains in
the stomach and died in a few minutes.
Last week, Royal Garland also, a neigh
bor, died under the same circumstances
as the above named. Mrs. Lamb was
cooking for him during harvest, and af
ter drinking a cup ot tea prepared oy
her, he was taken with severe pains and
died soon after. The stomach of Mr.
Garlaud has been to Dr. Hay, of Hudson
to be analyzed and it is said, poison was
found. The bodies ol two other victims
have been disinterred and the stomachs
are now in the-hand of the doctor for
analyisis. Mrs. (Lamb's house was
searched and strychnine and arsenic was
found. Her examination takes place
The Topeka Kansas Commonwealth,
has the following startling news from
Colorado: Mr. E. H. Stanley, of Fort
Earned, arrived in this city last evening
from Denver. He reports last Monday
a government train, consisting of thirty
six mule teams, loaded with army sup
plies for Fort Lyon, was proceeding
along Dry Creek, between Carson City
and Fort Lyon, Colorado, under the
command of Stephen Bryan, wagon
master. While in the valley of dr3'
Creek the train miued in the sand.
While thus detained a band of two hun
dred Arrapoe Indians, under command
of their chief, Little Raven, made an at
tack which equaled in outrage anu leros
ity an)' in the annals of Indians massa
cres. The wagons were burned, and all
the contents that could be carried off
were taken, consisting of bacon, etc.
The mules were run off and fifteen men
belonging to the train were left wounded
or dead on the bloody field, Mr. Bryan
was skinned alive from head to foot
by the savages. Besides these, fifteen
men were missing. They are supposed
to have been carried into activity. The
train was under nscort of Lieut. McFarl
and of theGtli United States Cavalry ,with
one hundred men, but being nine miles
in the rear at the tune of the massacre
no protection could be afforded. Mr.
Stanley was with the escort, and when
they arrived at the terrible scene the
savages were just retiring over the hill
beyond, whirling their tomahawks and
shouting in real glee over their ill-got
A letter from Red Bud, a small town
in Monroe county, Illinoisgives a thrill
ing account of the performances with
the rhinoceros attached to Warner and
Co.'s menagerie and circus, on the occa
sion of his being brought into the ring
lortne nrst tune, rue snowman had
prepared the animal for exhibition in
the ring by attaching to the ring in his
nose two strong wire ropes. Twenty
four stalwart men were deemed sufficient
to hold the beast. Ho submitted quietly
to being lcd from the cage, but on en
tering the arena he suddenly threw up
his head and plunged madly to the right
aud left, broke loose from the men and
dashed forward through the tents. His
first victim was John Gillcm, a canvas
roan, whom he knocked down, aud tram
ping upon his breast killed him instant
ly. He run next his nose against Martin
Ready, another cnnvasinan, striking
him in the stomach, ripping out his bow
els and killing him. He next made a
dash in the direction of the seats, which
by this time were cleared by the fright
ened speetatorr. He knocked down near
ly one side of the seats, dislocating the
shoulder of one of the employes, break
ing the arm of a spectator, aiul running
into the the menagerie tent, he upset
Koreprugh's den of performing animals.
He next struck the center pole with his
head, bringing Jit down with a crash
upon the cages of the tiger and leopard,
but not breaking them so as to allow ani
mals to escape. I lashing into the museum
tent, he smashed the curiosities, stampe
ded all the people In the vicinity, and
rushed out through the side of tlio can
vas into the street, finally bringing up
in a vacant house the door of which stood
open, and here the men succeeded lu
capturing him and getting hiin In the
cage. The damage dune to the show
was about $3,000
An Indiana Bluebeard has just mar
ried his eleventh.
The real name of the composer of the '
"Grande Duchesse" is said to be Bier; -Offenbach
being merely an ale-ias.
Our moralist remarks that if it were
ever excusable to drink high wines . it
would be after riding lu a high wind.
The oldest inhabitant of Chicago died
last Tuesday iu the person of Mr. Arch
ibald Clybourue, who settled there in
The art of burglary in Savannah, Ga.,
instead of being left to false-bearded po
licemen, is practiced by a beautiful
In the matter of political ring busi
ness, the only difference between Tweed
and T. Weed seems to lie in the period.
Not content with the ordinary com
pany of colored folks New Brunswick,
N. j., is getting up a whole regiment of
dark militia. -
The town-crier of Charlestown, Mass.
is in trouble ou account of his kidnap
piug children iu order to get a reward
for finding them.
Boston has placed in Mount Auburn
Cemetery a fifteen-foot sphinx in honor
of the preservation of America in the
liberation of Africa.
The Marquis de Kensingham, a young
man of only three and twenty, has en
tered a Trappist monastery under the
name of Frere Sebastian.
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bor excursion for the lunatics of Boston.
It doesn.' say which ones : whether those
in the asylums only, or the others.
In view of the perishable condition of
iron, a scientific authority gravely pro
poses straw paper as a more durable ma
terial for the manufacture of car wheels.
A young lady of wealthy parentage
and superior -intellectual culture, Miss
Agnes Cooper by name, has devoted her
talents to professional larceny in St.
Another Cardiff giant has been resur
rected at Dubuq ue, Iowa. The first hoax
of this kind wasn't a bad joke; but isn't
this repeated exhuming rather ex-humorous?
Herr Shofer, once widely known as a
geographical explorer, has so little to
show for his peregrinations that he is
reduced to peddling cheap jewelry in
Prairie-chickens are waxing fat on po
tato-bugs out West, and they say that
the most frightful symptoms arise irom
eating these birds aud potatoes at the
The United States Treasury architect.
Mr. Mullet, is engaged in making the
plans for some of the public buildings
authorized by law during the late session
An Hibernian Western correspondent
says that the Indians are by no means
so illiterate as is generally supposed;
on the contrary, he finds them people of
Worcester, Mass., means to close even
apothecaries' shops on Sunday. To strike
at the root of the evil, we would suggest
the enactment of a law prohibiting sick
ness on the sabbath.
A Jersevman from one of the mosquito
districts is said to have applied for a pat
ent lor cast-iron counterpanes, the metal
being hardened by a new process so as
to be almost insect proof.
Iu spite of the nervous anxiety por
trayed in the average New Yorker's
manner, an examination of the criminal
record will show that on the whole New
York people take life easily.
A New Hampshire dentist killed his
wile by giving her an over-dose of chlo
roform preparatory to pulling a tooth.
and an unsophisticated coroner's jury
touna a verdict ot accidental death.
For three-fourths of the matter that is
printed in most of our rural and several
of our city contemporaries no more ap
propriate name could be devised than
the compositor's technical term, "copy."
The Londoners have got through their
fashionable season in town, and are be
ginning to throng watering places and
other country resort just as our upper
ten are thinking ot returning to city
A Rock Island (III.) belle has been de
cidedly disappointed in the effect of the
kitchen lire upon her jewelry, which she
had deposited in the oven for safety.
She naturally thought an oven the best
place to put paste in.
- The season of autumnal fevers having
set in, New Jersey has touched its rem
ague, and changed both its religion and
its form of government; nearly all its
inhabitants being shakers, and its reign
ing sovereign Queen-iiie.
A medical-minded periodical objects
to the posture assumed in playing cro
quet, lieeause it's a sort of double-you
attitude; but our watering place con
tributor remarks that he has always re
garded it as a B-attitude.
Lafayette College, fearing that the or
thodoxy of its students may bo under
mined try the perusal of such "heathen
authors" as Virgil, Juvenal, and ochers,
proposes to teach its Latin course by
means of readings from the Christian
An exchange announces that "the
sum subscribed toward the aid of the
sufferers by the recent floods on the
River Po, iu Boston, amounts to $712."
We knew that the bailiwick of Boston
was very extensive, but we were not
aware that it had enlarged its borders so
far as to include the River Po within its
San Francisco jewelers must lie the
most unconscionable rogues In the world.
The highest bid they could be induced
to make fora diamond as big as a good
size .1 piece of chalk, found by a email
boy in Santa Cruz County, was $10,000;
and this bid seems to lie regarded by
two-thlrds of the American press as in
controvertible proof that the said dia
mond is worth at least $3,000,000.
A domestic servant in a Michigan town
has turned out to be a Pennsylvania
heiress who was abducted from home in
her orphaned Infancy at the instigation
of her designing next of kin. We don't
remember to have heard of the disa
pearance of any heiress in Pennsylva
nia at the time of her alleged abduction ;
but the story must lie true nevertheless,
for it is printed lu a Michigan newspa
per. A 'German scientific periodical an
nounces that silk dresses dyed, with pie
rate of lead are liable to' spontaneous
combustion. It is not stated whether
the bodice is more apt to bust than tho
skirt (which latter, if made with a train,
would probably be more dangerous), nor
are we told what tint Is givenbv plcrato
of lead, though from iu explosive tend
ency we suppose it may produce a rather
We are expected to be surprised at tho
announcement that a septuagenarian na
tive of I-oretto, Kentucky, has, newr
been more than ten miles away from his
home, and has never had a day's sick
ness. Whether the wonder is that, be
ing In good health, he should have stayed
so long in Loretto, or that Ills protracted
residence there ahould not have under
mined his constitution, is left to the
Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, has
proved that she cares at least, a pinch of
snutT about the discovery of Livingstone.
She has sent a sun It-box to Stanley, who
has been o much "sneezed at" "that it
is a charity to enablo him to sneeze back
at his assaillants. It is artful of Earl
Granville, who had already invited Stan
ley to dinner, to get the Queen into the
same I mat with himself In case he should
one day come to be laughed at for enter
taining a hoax.
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