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- . - . f Established in 1870 II ILLS BO RO, N. C. oATUPiDAY, OCTOF.EIl t:!. 188U. NEW SERIES-VOL. VI H. NO. V Some D.ty. Life's "fit fill fev r yriil Je. o'er," And f' j-hill t - in pan no more: In inr-o v.ii! hu.Vfi tin break jra" roar home 'day. TV-v ! 1'Utu.'-i: will enw to fio v. The, p.-rcihg thorn? will eea-e to grow, And there, wll Ixj an end of woe, Some .'lay. Dark cloud- will all h'ive drifts! by, A' ovt- iU 'siiuif tho calm bluo fcky, An joy wi.I fci the tearless sky, Some 'day. And we s'tfiJ-bhe.tr "ach o'he. sing, TLo row- will bloom in end -.s spring. The fro.-t.s of winu-r wili not sting, Nitrieviay. e Tho time, will 'cdmfc when we shall ba From fill th'-s binding fitters free; Hw.tt lihl will com; to you and :ne Some day. !. Y. f'rfftt in IrJr Oy fnn. The Undertaker's Story. V rhaps I ::m more s -n i t i ve to the horrible than most of my fellow men am, in fact, more easily wrought upon. At all event.-; I have f;m ie 1 that at times, when I have been telling this experience of mine, I could detect certain iidiea catious that some of my hearers were of that opinion; but I have not. yet so far failed in rharity us to wish any of these trotters put to a similar test. I had run over to Paris, had spent a couple of we. ks in that bright city, and was "on my way home again. I took a Flight, train from Dover'to Lon don, and in the compartment which 1 occupied there was but one othervissen ger a sharp, intelligent-looking man, with a very grave face. Wo got into conversation after travelling more than half the distance in that silence which is invariably adopted by Englishmen when they meet. Alter discussing general subjects. :i remark of my companion's led me to say that he seemed "to have had a very .wide -experience, and among nearly all classes of society. "Yes," lie answeivd slowly, and with ft marked hesitation. ''Yes, I am an un dertaker. I have had a goo I deal of ex perience, and I have had my share, I think, of remarkable, adventures. I never take this ride' from Dover to Lon don without a very painful recollection of one such." We .had -t . li nearly a hal f hour's ride before us, and his manner, as much as his words, aroused my interior. "Do yu cue to tell it.'" J asked. A piwk, to his -( involuntary shudder gave a .slight tremor, as he answered, "I wMi I could keep from thinking d it, but I might as well tell it 9.s sit here (puking in iience ovr the awful mi niorv of 't." lie paused a moment, drew a I -iig -hu-i criiig breath, ind thi-'u he (( liuue :n ed : "A little over a "y :u ago w!mt 1 am about to relate happen .1 to me. I had established a very good business, chiefly among tin upper class of trad" people though, of c .ui-se, I did ml deuiine anv call ii ion me t'.; it piomi-e a reasonal)le prolit. I receive ! on--day a U h-gr .iphie despatch from Palis n-ki.ig me to t.iki charge o! adetd Mdv -that was to be sent froii; l'a: i - t I..iido-i for burial. 1 was tv meet it at D . r on the arrival of the night b at !r :;n Calais, and make all the arrangements 1 r its further trans portation by i.i?l, and ! wa referred to a well-known banker as security for my CXpi Uses. This !oo lot no t ::no. mits and 1 had sotn d like good business,- s I i :r tving the necessary per : i o 1 er in ' evening. ; ai is to at t a 1 t ! titer ; in order that t vervthing migli tiess and no time let atte; rived. Th':: I 1; i i notion-,' wait. l' set up reading to wake. : be in readi ihe boat ar t do but keep myself "It was a lu lutiful sti'.i night ii the late fall, with an almost full moon, I re member; .ml the bout got in to time. 1 received the box containing the body, an 1 saw it placed in one of the luggage v.c-.s of the train; and in U.u ' v-ur-e ar r:ved with it at Victoria station. O ie of my w. wus't?i.-re .waiting t tak-1 ;he body t.. mv ai ace, wlurc I w:.s instructed to keep it vn-;; the next morning, when the prop.- pet; s would call to arrangemcr.ts ubout the burial. make So f.il of course, there , was nothing specially rcmArk.vl!e about, the nffaii. It is a little unusual in such casts n t to find some one ennre'ed ,v5th the do- ceaseil accompn' y the bodv: but I hardly gave that matt r a -co'.ul thought. I had no doubt but that the right persons would appe .r later in tin. d iv. 'When I got to my shop, it still lacked two hours of daylight, and. as 1 felt no slight responsibility; I didn't think of going home, but made myself as comfortab.e as possible ;n my office for the rest of the night. You mu-t be: r in mind that all tho sleep 1 had secured was a broken, uneasy slumber on the j-mrnev from Dover t L ndo:i, ami when I went to sleep in my chair, after stirring the very soundly i very soundly, that is, for awhile, for it vrns still dark when I woke up in a sud den and startling way. 4 'Have you ever wondcreJ," the under taker a-skf-d," turning hh ry,.s fu'ti Uj,on mine for the first time he had be gun hii story, "what mysterious influ ence that is which makes you feel another presence in the same room as vour-elf, though you hear no one and see no one? It's a queer feeling at any time, but I don't kn-Av of any occasion wdien it can .seem rnor oueer and awful than when it comes to a man locked up in the dead of night with not ling but black plumes and grave-clothes and pulls and" coffins about him." He turned his eyes to the floor again, and a cold tremor cr-pt through my own tiesh in tae brief and ominous muse he! made before' he went on in a lower voic. ''That was the feeling I had when I suddenly woke from sound sleep to full : consciou-ness with a ch.lilng shudder of jii'noi. i was siiurig oe i ore ine nre piace, with my back" to the door that led from the cUic.': to the shop. I had pur posely loft the floor aj ir. The lire had died down to a dull glow,-an I it seemed to me that a breath from the Arctic zone had penetrated the room. I cannot des cribe the kind of cold it was. My very bones seemed to be ice. And then I felt that prc-enee." The undertaker seemed terribly affected even now by his recollections of that night. It was impossible to rcsit-t the infection, and my own flesh was creep ing in a very uncomfortable way. lie made a strong effort to recover himself and steady his voice, but, in spite of all, it tremble with an ever deepening terror as he went on, curdling my very blood in sympatny. "I had turned the gas out when I sat down in my chair to sleep, so that the onlv light in the room came from the dying fire. I became aware of that pres ence the very instant I awoke. Mind, sir, this is not a dream. I was as fully awake as I am at this moment. The thing was there ! It was at the back of me. .It was between mc an I the door. 1 had got to turn my head to see it. But I knew it was there! "Who . it was, or v. hat it was, I didn't know; but I was sure that some living thing was stmdi;v- r y behind me motionless in the dim, ghost y light, and was looking at me. My tod, sir! it was awful to sit still and feel this thing, and try to make up my mind to turn my head toward it! l am pretty well ac u-tomed to corpses,, but I can tell you that I did not feel just then that the corps,.- out in the other room was any company for mc. "Well, tie re I sat feeling that horri ble gaze fixed upon me in utter silence, ; and the death-! ike cold ere, ping through j my veins tr'.ving, struggling to nerve j myself to look around and to face the thing, what: vcr it was. "Were you ev r locked up in a tomb at night?' the undertaker suddenly asked me. I c u!d only .shake my head j in response; I could not speak. "I have lne he said. "but it was few minutes. nothing --nothing to thos while I sat palsied with terror, with that tiling behind me? At last, in a kind of n -i vous pasm, I -sprang to my feet and turned toward the door. The sight froze me! There is no oth r word for it I was rigid. I tould no more stir than I colli 1 arrest the m dion of this train now and instantly. My very heart stopped its beating. I wonder I did not drop dead ims-df. for there not. six feet from me -with the livid pallor of death on its face, and its glay eyes glued to mine, stood the corpse ! - "Then it beg.m to approach me. It I did not seem to walk it glided; and not till it reaaicd me diJ it make a siegie apparent moviiie. nt. Then just state i up. w ill 'you ? ter w hat occurred." I can illustrate bet I did so, an I he TO at the a:ue time, and we stood fin ing each - tlier in the compartment. I j w .s dim If- conscious at the moment that we wire crossing Hit terpen bridge. The! un lertaker. as he w nt on. reivated upon I me tie- actions Then tins he descriix'd. fie ld thing," he said to V me, icv lowly Jiftel its arms and laid its nngers on mv checks and moved , them gently downwards to my shoulder, j pressing hard against me all the time on i eith'T side, as I do now on vou. and 1 wherever the hand !ay they seemed to ... r .i. A i s. draw the very lit out ui i;ie ue-n ic- neath them... Slowly oh, how slowly thev elided on downward from my shoulders t my breast, beneath my coat, like this. Try to conceive it try, if you can. Wherever th--y touched they dr.'w something away from mc sia virtue .i i crfSM-t...! to eo out ui inc. .ana iacn ine v. s. fri-ditful thought came to me that I was dying by piecemeal 'that I w.is parting WitlAomething dear to tne a life bit bv bit 1 could feci it ebbing ebbing, and at last the horror -grew to a convic- fire into a blaze, I slept tions This ghoul was drawing my life's blood into his Own veins! was suck in is own veins! was sucking my substance! What I lost he gained? lie enriched himself by making me poor, and 'it would end " 'Victoria!" shouted a guard, opening the carriage door. "Bi'f sj my scul!" exelaimel the under taker, "are we in? I must hurry to catch my train out." lie seized his satchel, and was on the step before I could get my breath to siy: ' IJ it the story! I want to hear the end of it." He was on the platform now. "Oh! there isn't much more," he called back. "TUc ghoul succeed 'd that's all !" and he was gone before I could say an other word. As I followed a por!er to a cab, and ail the way home, I tried to conceive what the undertaker cou'.d mean How could the dead man have succeeded? Here the undertaker was, alive and well, and telling me the story. It was very annoying and dissapointing ' to bo so baulked after being so wrought upon. The undertaker had left, me no address, so th:.t I was, apparently, doomed never to kno-w the solution. Only "apparently" however. When I got out of the cab at my own door, I could find no loose change to pay the the driver, yet I had some when I took thai train at Dover; my well furnisho i pocket-book, though that, too, I had at Dover, was gone as well ; and my watch and chain had followed suit. It is painful to lose confidence in hu man nature in this wav. London I'ruth. IJoes (iold Unw.2 Years ago I wrote and published in a London magazine an article in which I undertook to prove that gold grows grows the same as grain or potatoes, or anvthinf? else. I reckon I did mv work crudely, not knowing anything about ehemistry or even the ordinary terms of expression about such matters, and so my earnest and entirely correct sketch -was torn all to pieces ami laughed to scorn. Well, I have at last found positive proof of my general statement right here in these mountains by the Pacific sea. : Briefly and simply, Lhavc foundQt piece of peterified wood with a little vein or : thread of gold in it. How did that gold cmfinfA thU ninro of wood? Wns it. nlaced there bv the fineer of God on tire mornin? of creation, as men have claimed was the case with the gold found in the veins of the mountains? Nonseuse! Gold grows! Certain conditions of the air, or certain combinations of earth and air and water, and whatever chemi cals may be required, and then a rock, a piece of quartz, or petrified tree, for the gold to "row in, and there is vour gold crop! Of course, gold, grows slowly. Centuries upon centuries, it may be, are required to make the least sign of growth. But it grows just as I asserted years ago; and here at last I hold in my hand such testimony as no man in this world will be rah enough to question ;a 'portionW a petrifie 1 tree with a thread of gold in it. J'jiquin Miller. Petrifying Human Bodie-?. A New" York undertaker ard embalmer said to a .Vail and Exirtsi reporter that h. l,,1ieeed tko time was not. f .rdbtant when the lost art of mummifying bod'ijs n -. , i- i woutu dc uiscoereo. . - ..... !.' ..- tlie great state oi preservation inc uouy ... e- . - ...iii of Prellcr, killed by Maxwell m bt. Louis, was.founl .vheii exhumed to un dergo an examination by the physicians. The bodv h d been buried some time. j and the lawyers for th" deiense imagined jj that it would be so decayed no post t mortem examination could be made in a j scientific way to discover the traces of j disease s ;ch a Maxwell said he had. The embalmer had fbeie his work well, ard the body was in a Gnest.itf of pres ervation. 1 think some fluid will be dis covered that will petrify flesh, and thus the ancient Egyptians will be outdone. That is my great hobby to petrify the human b. dy :-.ft-r death. It will hand -down to ages yt unknown the exact features and proportions of th present i -.is4- ( Ii- ik!-!,., s (--. j ,i . . w trioi itro-im ' their live- a ., ay over th'- retort, it looks tome, should turn their in i: ' direction. The bones of mastodons have f Wn preserveil b-r thousands o. years j and why nt man's? Anything the brain j can cor.ee. ve of 1 think can, m a mcas- j ure, be accomplished in ttm I " Kind of Headsrark He Did. , How is thi B.-omle ? You told me the ether day that s oung .Cumraings is a fellow of great h teheettf s a reguiar ;gr.oramus. "Darringer, I didn't say he w:vs intel HgiCf I remarked -that he did a good deal of headw rkrv Well, that's ab v. e sam- "Oh, no! He doesn't w. rk with his own head. He w.rks with other people's. He' a barber. C-iL fl 1 1 R F R I? P QT AURA VTQ Two of New York s Odd Eat ing Houses Described. Places with a National Eeptitatioa Whose Snrronid:n23 are Unsavory. A New York letter to the Troy Timts ay3: Morett'fs is a restaurant that has achieved a national reputation, although as unpretentious as Oliver Hitchcock's beanery. It is on Fourteenth street, near Third avenue. You enter a narrow and dirty, hallway, ascend a dusty flight of stairs and are ushered into a dining room filled with tables covered with linen any thing but. snowy in color. The chairs are rickety, there is little ventilation and the rooms are usually filled with the fumes of garlic, coffee and tobacco. The walls are lined with pictures of illustri ous Italians, from Cavour down to Cam panini and Cristadoro. The portraits are rusty and musty, the restaurant is stuffy, the plates and cups are nicked and cracked, the waiters are slovenly and out ward appearances are far from appetizing. Yet some of the most noted men and wo men of Xew York dine there. Moretti himself docs the cooking, and everybody praises and apparently enjoys it. The proprietor frequerdy leaves his stew pans and chafing dishes and wanders out among his guests in his shirtsleeves. lie usually has a cigar in his mouth. He always wears a soiled apron and invariably looks as though he had just come out of a etable. Yet millionaires and literati press his hand with delight, and the ladies of the haut ton greet him with their sweet est smiles. He has been the rage for years. The artist Page first discovered him nearly thirty years ago. William Henry Fry, Charles A. Dana, William Stuart, George Arnold, Fitz Greene Hal- leck William Cullen Bryant, Henry Ward Beecher, William Henry Hurlbet, Joseph Howard, Jr., and men of that ilk quickly recognized the importance of the discovery and tho cook beSan to Sct oa W8 feet Politicians, merchants, brokers and men out-town took the cue and followed smt and Morctti becamo famous His Place ha9 been thronged for years. It is almost impossible to secure a seat at a table at the 6 o'clock dinner hour. All the dishes are Italian in concoction and ecoction To the uneducated American Palate they are simPlv nauseating; yet bon vivants revel in them. You get soup, fish, meats, game, maccaroni, salads a,nd desserts, all flavored with oil and garlic, and to a farmer's boy all tasting alike. Half the native Americans who drop in there masticate the food with an imagin ative relish, and are sick for days after ward. Yet ail vie with the bon vivants in praising Moretti's provender. Each man wants to be thought an expert in testing cookery, and therefore eats and commends evcryting set before him. Men cat cheese and game" birds at Moretti's tables wdio would pitch them out of the window if they were served at home. Morctti is as shrewd in a business way as he is in the gastronomic line. He makes no effort to branch out in gorgeous mag nience like Martinelli and Morelh. He sticks to his original plant and lets his cooking speak lor itsell. He enjoys He eniovs his squalid surroundings and makes no effort to r-ild them. He takes no vacations. , . ... He spends no monev m pleasure. His - ore is ooimueu ov nis coo: snort: dcvoiiu t r V 1 1 1 1 . . 1 1 j y - . . ' - 11 ie is oounoeo oy nis coosnop; ueyouei ; - n - - " Morning, noon an 1 nrht, both summer and wmUT, vou will find bun stewing winter, you ami sweating in his Italian kitchen and ladling out his dollar meals. How much he is worth is a secret known only to 5 - - himself, Tie- ,Vr,,re, most . nm nn anun-r ... v.. - ........ 1- Q the hundred thousand-.; Lately, however, competition has reared its head. A betle-br owed little Span iard of the nam? of P- lr some years ! ago started a small r --taurant in Duine street. It is in a bttie squatty woolen j buiiding.w itl.in a stone's, throw of O'Don- ; ovan Kossa's d-n on one side, an 1 of the Five Points on the other. Pedro de- votes his attention to Spam.-ri dishes. ; C3ri .jpon the 7 year-oi l s n of Wash H:s table lim n is rarely clean, and his jUTn Wright, near" .Muibsrry Grove. " As crockery looks a,s though i: had just the Ixty wai on hi way to the p&stura come out of a tenement h--use. Untutored the bird woopcl down on him, and, stomachs would declare the cooking to be fastening its talon in his clothes, raised execrable. Tl.e rncll of garlic is about suffocating, the bread is the color of ma hogany, and th wine as sour as cider vinegar; yet "vy'iiUm Stuart, Charles Gaylor aad other veteran gourm and assert that the cooking is perfection it self, and go into ecsucie-s over his- din "ners. ;Stock brokers give select dinner parties in liis shanty, an 1 armies of flies welcome them. Tom-cats cat u red among the tin cans littering ::;e yr-is near by fumish--liSs music, and IVdro himself, arrayed 'in ba.ll soiie-i g-irm-::ts, dihe olia pOflfcda and other ch-dct Spanish di-h-a, streaming with onions and garlic. Ladies frequently grace the swarthy ! paniari's gastronomic sactum, aad I dro is oa the highway of fime, gathering in a fortue. He already sells more cham. pagne than Moretti, but whether this is owing to the digestible or indigc&Jiblo nature of his dinners is a question. One thing is certain. ' It takes a well trained stomach to appreciate his cooking. A thorough Western cow boy would probably shoot hira on sight if confronted by on of his dishes. Making Baseball4. The interesting fact was learned by a New York Mail and E press reporter ; that the hides of about 1000 horses and the skins of at least ten times as many sheep are cut up into coverings for base balls in this city every season. By one ' manufacturer alone three tons vara are used a year for the inside . of base balls. The hide and skin u3ed is per fectly white, being alum tanned, and comes from Philadelphia. Out of one horse's hide the coverings for twelve dozen balls are cut, aid out of one sheep skin three dozen. Two strips of the leather are required for- each ball, cut wide and rounding at each end so that they fit into each other 'when put around the yarn ball. Each piece, for a League ball, is seven inches long, by two inches wide at the rounded ends. The pieces are cut with a die. Old fashioned blue Shaker yarn is used for the inside of a League ball, which is wound tightly around a small rubber ball, "weighing exactly one ounce. The improved League ball has now double coverings of horsehide, which is regarded as a great improvement. It is also stitched with gut. The balls are made entirely by hand and it requires no little skill to shape them perfectly round. This is done by placing them in an iron cup about the size of the ball and striking it with a mallet at different stages of the winding. Men do this work; the' easi ly make ten dozen League balls in a day and from forty to fifty dozen ordinary baseballs in the same length of r time. Their wages are $2. 50 a day. Women sew the coverings' together on the ball; tips requires considerable skill and strong finger muscle ; they can sew from two and a half to three dozen League balls a day, and from 14 to 16 dozen of the cheaper grades ; they are paid by thj piece, ninety cents a dozen for tho League work and Urn cents a dozen for the others. They cam about $12 a week. The balls are sewed with what is known as Barker's flax, which comes in red, blue, orange and pink colors. The finest balU are sewed with pink. Horsehide cover ed balls are made in fourteen different varities. Doctoring an African King. Dr. K. W. Felkin says in the Scottith Geograjdiic d MjTziitc: It is no joke to ! be a doctor to the King of Uganda for whenever I took him a new supply of medicine I had always to take a dose my self, and to administer one to seven of the persons who might happen to be pre sent. Should one of these seven unfortu nates die within a week it would be con sidered that I had attempted to poison the King. If the King had to take a pill, I had always to hold two in my hand; he chose one and I had to swallow the other unless I had a friend with rne who kindly undertook the office. I soon' noticed, however, that Mtesa always chose the smallest.,- and so I arranged ac- rordinglv. One flav, Mtea plnved mc a - - ' I had leen to the palace to , Jv . iv. x. ' take him a lotion, and hii warned him ' particularly not to drink it. 1 . . 1 . . . mwengt, asking me to to taste it, an- sav if he might have seine. I did so. ( . t. i.:.. - i. ana sat'i l'.-i. n u -mg .f. erj x:ui --""". '- '' ink the re mainder ;. but it soon bee ime evident that the King had doctored the wine, for my friend lrt-o.me violently sick. It turned out afterward that Mt'a wih'-d to see what effect the lotion would have upon me. Carried off by an Eagle. The Greenvile nii. ) Si contains the particu'ars' of an att ck by a bald him in the air, soaring v vera! feet with him, when hi e'otli r.g jeirted and tle child dropped to the ground. The youth's eream brought to hira hU father, who was fortunately ne-ar-by, and chis pi 1 the eagle away. I Very Much of a Hint. Dilly-dallying Lover. Look at thoe two birds, Mria. What a chattering they keep up around the door of that rustic bird house ! It is charmingly rural, isn't ilV I)ishearteneI Mir;a (crisply) Yes. ; What do you think they can be aay. ing to each ether P They are faying: 'Let us get carried ; and keep house, '"iCall, At Slghf&ll. Sow faiiw th cUy; tyol th wern heights The fAin.t firej bare palol to hn sjr, And throush low-leaning mists a jomMZL nvo light With fitful gteams the solitary wr. Down dropping to th wcxl!an 1 dim and lon Aj some bright star boara that th- watvl have blown From tbe far East, a sin;l plow worm shines, A goVten bgbt ainklthe shadowy pin Through a soft wilderness of pur-p' Wom, Where twilight spi'.l her fciUtT moisture cool Kj ; O'er tangled paths. an.i tg th frinvi pool A lonely traveler in the valley's bloom Quickens his footsteps, for the wini'i half sigh Dimly rccitHs ?omo olden memory,--And through the dusk the glow worm'- twink ling light Brings ten vis ous of a heat-lston bright. And love and rest beyond the forest aisle. ; "Welcome awaiU me when my journey ends," He whisper to the shadowy night and so U'guiles The long, sad hours with dreams of i om and frieadi. f Adfloile P. ftollston, in the Current HUMOROUS. A sound sleeper One who snores. A crack yacht docs not necessarily leak. The acutioneer takes a morbid view of things. A Western man has a cyclone cellai which he retires to when his wife com mences house-cleaning. If these professional glass raters arc not more caccful they will soon havo panes in their stomachs. "Those who use our goods are very much attached to them," is what a porous plaster company advertise. He (on horse back) -Shall we take the highway home? She No; I would pre fer the bridal-path, I think. It is always safe to say hailstones were as big as hen's eggs. They are never preservefLto confront a witness. A 25-cent hjit is rather a common kinel of head coverhfg, but it will go a long way if overtaken by a good stiff breeze. Is there anything more excruciating than the music of a Japanese tom-tom' orchestra?"' asks a writer. Did you ever hear the music of an American tom-tom cat? "Papa," said a ' little five-year old. pointing to a turkey gobler strutting around in a neighbor's yard, "ain't that red-nosed chicken got an awful big bustle?" Little Harry hail been out in tho kitchen with the cook, who was making cake, and had broken an egg. Running in to mamma, he said: "See, mamma, I broke an egg, and got the gravy all over my hands!" Suitor Sir, you are undoubtedly aware of the object of my visit. Father I believe you desire to make my daugh ter happy. Do you really mean it? Suitor Unquestionably. Father Well, don't ' marry her, then. Johnny was telling his mamma how he was going to dreas and show off when he was a man. His mamma asked, "Johnny, what do yon exjK-ct to do for a living when you get to be a man?" "Well, I'll ' get married and lodge with my wife'i pa." A Ce of Suicide. A Boston letter to the Providence Journal coctains an ar.er b.te of Mr. Sornerby, whe was conned for the 'le fense in the notorious Alb y murder case. It ma; be remarked for the lenefit .f tho-e who do not rr-mmt r that cue celcbre, that the body of the nurlercl man was found bruia ly h vk'd to pieces and stowed into a barrel which wii dis covered floating in the harbor. Soon after the conclusion of the r .v Mr. Sorn erby, who had worked very hard in it, went to the Lie of ShoU for r and while there ai smoking on the hotel p:azz.a one erening, in Cjjnpny with other gnests of the houe only slightly known to him. One of the latter, a mn of the sort gifted by nature with the faculty of 'making awkward -eeeh, suddenly turnel to the lawyer and atd: ("We have all hd go-l eieatl of curi i oity, Mr. Sornerby, about the Alley case, and I wUh von would teii'ut frank ly, precisely, what you think is the truth of the whole matter. " "I think," Mr. Sornerby returned gravely, regarding the other with an air of the utroc: candor, "I "think tht it was clearly and unm stikib y & case ot suicide." The questioner began to frsroe an in quiry how a suicide couM 1 is member his remains acel betow them in a barrel, when a shout of laughter give him a dim hint that he hod been snubbed, and the conversation on the Alley c5? came to an abrupt conclusion.