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VOL VIII. BENTON, MONTANA THUIRSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1882. NO. 27
IN PURISUIT OF A FORTi.UNE. 't' -tory of an Odd Bequest and SIssing l Execul or-M ysteri ouis Letters and Advertise mirents. i'!!P:e .wai ll n :dvertinelll(nt in the II ,, I of last S, ndi y, whih bringts to the l ine 0of 1hose s I .al t, "tori'ies of , ic-i.: 'i.e, m si.sing will- and1 absentee , ,,. ir l whiht( l -0 so frequently fiut I their 't iht tht 111e p g,,es of rolllmlnc(', and which i:v IX p ral!·'s in real life more frequently t1 . ý,verally imlagined. Tie adver tl; -... ; i . i e ]: !!: estion was as foll'ow' : ,,,;-., i 1 i. '' imi 'i r recovery w: f ill CIo '..: i Br w Jr., t 1 :tidrss (f Al f' ! t iliarld \~ ilianu , a:nl W illinam I; . a. d.he 'rcsildel at 1)ioi ., is' houf se, i [:7. 223;, New York, Amc:. ;. . :ulnitfient (,fl'er of.:2-, ,,) ` ,0 is foir the ii i i.a , f"io what a l'orA I 'hl 're'lorter i", o,1' the as:e taki's this slh:pc: uIn 1473 ti: r, r.,h io ed i:n Bi stol. ,, with tt.,r :" ilusbf nd, .il " a lal 1y of cllg;: Ii 'i z i .lers and tl,: -aer dip,,niti on v1 1o a } a g. reat ta v.0' anu'. ' g het ne n._ " i' t itate(`. Tilt' y~:i stI. e.i.ed at INi o ]- ' i llevue imi, ;.t No. 17 Be., on streer, a11,' there ti, v fliind i the al'quaillt:i leeI two gell - thti Wi'in abr(oal. One wat ai English Ati. Wiltliam Iown\1 by naie'. lIe was a 11!'1 i" f large mteants, who had traveled .l,'. miil w'ho occltpuic( his ieisiure il ,i : . ,ym , ,: " in fishil .,i and r 1 t .ing l,: : ,:. . In most of ti'e e he was ac- I l,. id a friend ian c'onstailt 55aso oi\,t:, ,f his intnedil Alfrl,, Willard Wil lia.n. Tihe aitter, ldthlougih in lastes 1and e('il ii' ti. e great t h'al like his friend, ap pi):;.' i In hiiave been born on tihC cone Ltileat, a:d x:as probably of Scno dinavian de si.int. During their stay ii IBnston they w,'T inseparT'able, ail thei:ir relattions sm-11' to be of the friend liest character. i';"r !ith' 1dicy,-iian and his wife Mr. Brown i.e-t.setdh the kindeliest i;terest, andi the killv disposition of the holy elicited from himi ex1 cre-0ions of pr',fonild :ppret'cia tion. ,Whlie the roaming Eitgl lu-i:,n re Inaield ii Boston ha was alnost ,-ni5stant ly ii the compMany of his American friendis, antid tie attachment he formned fir thier wa< so great that he expressed the deepM r1'eg.ret when cir'1uimstaices called himn away. lie had spoken lmuch of hisi own ietoat iin to the lidy and her htunibai. 11h h:uil not a relative in theo world, hIe said, aind although his means were ample, his to lt:s wore not o: a nature to call for any prodligal expenditure. 1le often intimaite tONt he would make the la'ly his sile l'gatee, and leave her to enj,.y :l property whlii'h he believed amounted to 2300,000. When lie left Boston to sail for Eli;lan( he parted from his friends with assurances of the sincerity of his purpose. They nevI'er saw himi again. Nearly fourni years ipssei, and for a long time the physiceian 'anil hIis wife had heard nothing of their E-nglish friend, when there came in quest of them to Boston his intimate friend ant nlompaianion Alfred W. I,.rd Williams. Silla:u Brown hi:t died ti, said, aI, 1r'l ao the liproise, lie .l nmalet the ,i ic.. l-:.dy his sole ]eg cte to a proper t 1 , iiti(t,,0 . One clause in the will wiih'h he subi.itted for exam1in:t1ton, in ,,-t-l ta him with the fun,-ctioiS of ,-xftiitor, aod irovided that he stiould bt' paid $5,000 out oi the estate for his services as such. Mr. Wiltiams said his mission to America witO.-ildritlken for the p] i'po- e of Seculi' in; f'ru tie legatee the power(,'(f attorney al ' n'ocuring her signal tire tO (10o:1'neft's i1ad io nbltatn letters ,f :ahlinitstration iii h: c, th, will provenl. ''111mis was iitiVtt'-ht'il with tihe prape;' aulit ority to act ,''f of the luly. S'e., f vee affixed h' *,:''ei t te tI1 pane:t Iw sibmitte(d. 'l 0 i t-rcpared to p' "" delpature t:/:ll, as he pir f;-sd a desire to Ii i - p . he Pt ,siass :a' ''e dily ais po5 l,. li left her his adahress it one of tile T., '.l elbbs ail went w'i' to take pas S" t Stetimel' whieh sai'ld on the i'! , : idtie. No word of sailing S ithe legatee, no 0,wer' of ]tis reaeh I. .;iEgli ever taPmie, a0 ,d Alfred Wil P " 'ili',413 thas not itee, teen by the S:'" i ':r by illia I Brown's 1 eqeuest no da i:+ ,y to this. Sit ,ae inquires 1 h. mi1ing exeeil tti for a while, ,: ia. l Lontdo, address lie had left ': i itu never learned wIuat hPad become and iirpar- indicated him to be engaged oi: a railroad in sonme capacity, but seem i : conducltor. He had a sealed en .:,t; in his hand, which he left at the ad \,,i;: window, and hatened away I U. li crtained sevcral doi'rs in ex ct, of the price of inseerti it the following, \:i; was written on a sheet of foolscap, id ,hingly in a constrained h.and : IlAOt. ant--$2.O,0000 -Will Mrs. - ,ead her address to A. Wilar d Williams, exce'eutor of tlk estate of William Brown, En.lal . i. This w1ill, wlhich was contested sini(.t c' , is now settled in behalf of the ;iicyve named party. A. WILIAIDnn FWILLaAM'S. 'The advertisement appeared in the issue of the following day, and the wife of the St;tn physician who had monantinme come t, New\\ York, answeredl it. Shte was puz izltd at the pubiiettion, as she knew that Wiiliamrs was familiar with her address adlt Wa8 acquainted with numbers of her frietltfd by whom he could readily trace her. But she published her place of resi dence in response to the invitation in the palper and awaited further developments, No word came from this missing executor, however, but presently she received some letters from the Astor House apprising her that the person who held the will was stop ing there, and if she would call there for them she would receive the papers in the case and some valuable information. The lady sent to the hotel but could learn noth ing of her correspondent or the missing documents. The singularity of these pro ceedings led to the engagement of Mr. H. M. Walker of No. 319 Broadway as attor ney in the case. He was unable to learn anything of William's presence in Ameri ca, and on going to England he fonnd it equally impossible to get upon the man's track. lie found that there were wills of li0 William Browns, deceased, en record, a:nd had insufficient evidence to identify any of them as that of the William Brown who had sojourned in Boston. In hunt iing up testimony on this side of the water it ,was found that in some unaccountable manner the pages of the register at the W. in throp House and elsewhere upon :which Brown had signed his name were torn outr. Since that the legatee has been in receipt of odd letters referring to the Frill, and her attorney has received others of like signi~icance. One or two strange visitati its are also being levied to have some relevancy to the case. In one in stance, a stranger, seemingly a foreigner, cailld at the house and said he would write a note to her husband, who was ab set.t. While the servant was away he con trived to secure a portrait of her mistress -intrinsically without value-secrete it atid retire, leaving an uninscrlbed slip of ipaer for the physician. From all that is inf.ai ted that Alfred Willard Williams is d,.ad a:nd !his papers have fallen into the Ia.a.,nls of persons who wish to make mo n.cy out of them. The reporter learned yesterday that the reward of $25,000 was elT.ier ini accordance with this supposi tio.t, as it was believed the readiest way to weir:e a will which entitled the legatee to $2 ,0U ,000.--New York Herald. EX PERT CRITICISM. The Glaring Fault that the Horse iRLeporter Discovered in a Love Story,. "Good (lay, gentlemen." A very nice-looking young man stood in the doorway of the editorial room and -:.zed in a benign way at the occupants of :he apartment. "WXould it be possible for me to sell the Traiine a story ?" he continued. " What kind of a story have you ground out?" asked the horse reporter. "The story," said the visitor, "is one in which the triumph of love is depicted, "It isn't one of those 'and as Ethel stood there in the soft moonlight, her lithe figure i:hrply outlined.against the western sky, there was a loud crashin Constellff Castle, and the girl knew that her mother had dropped the doughnut jar' kind of stories, is it-beeaun.e they won't do," said the horse reporter. "There is nothing at all aboutdoughnuts in this story," replied the visitor, rather haughtily, "but if you like I can read a portion of it." "''All right." "Where shall I begin?" "Anywhere," replied the horse report er. "Suppose you give us the last sentence of it." "I should hardly think--" "Oh, never mind about that. We do all the thinkng for young authors that come tp herle." The visitor seated himself and read as follows: "'For answer Gladys' beautiful eyes j dropped, but she gave him both her hands, and there,under the heavy fruited trees, ithe golden bees flying all about them, and the air filled with their dreamy monotone, he drew her upon his breast, and raining her long ringlets to his lips, kissed them reverently.' "Thiat's the last sentence, is it?" asked the horse reporter. "Yes, sir." "1 slould hope it was. It makes me tired to read about such ducks." "Whiy, I don't see-," began the au shor. "Of course you don't. Probably you E ere the hero of the novel. Did you ever hear1 of Thompson's colt?" The visitor admitted his ignorance con cterning that historical animal. "Well, Thompson's colt," continued the horse reporter, "was such an eternal idiot that he swam across the river to get a drink. Now, that fellow in your story is a dead match for ihirt." "' Idon't understand-" "Probably iot. It is not to be expected of literary people. But I will tell you: this young fellow in your story is out un der an apple tree holding a girl's hands, isln't he?" "-YTes." "And,' according to the story, he 'raised her long ringlets to his lips, and kissed them reverently.' That right?" "Certainly." "Now, what do you think of a young man that would go nibbling around a girl's back hair when she had her face with her ? Such stories do not possess the fidelity to nature that should ever charac terize the work of genius. No, my genial imbecile; you cannot get the weight of this powerful journal on the side of any such young man as your story depicts. We were once young and up to the apple tree racket ourselves." "Good-day," said the author, starting for the door. "So long," was the response. Make George act like a white man in your story, and come around again."-Chisago Tri bune. Sent a $1-5'000 Sample. Reuben Barnes, a wealthy .widower, aged 80, of Yonkers, N. Y., says theaHart ford Courant, wrote to his former pastor- the Rev. Ezra Tinker of the Central Meth odist Church, Norwich-to find him a wife. Mr. Tinker suggested Miss Nancie R. Sample of New¶ Haven, aged 40. They were married last Saturday in Norwich, and the bride received a present of $15, 000 from her husband. NEWS OF UNCOM lON - FRESHNESS. An Oregonian Goes Around lIhe World in Liss than Eighty Days. Rufus Mallory, who returned a few days since from a trip around the world, was interviewed by a Standard reporter, to whom he furnished a synopsis of his voyage. He left Portland May 31, and sailed from San Francisco on the steamer Oceanic June 6, arrived at Yokohama the 25th. Spent a few days there and visited Tokio, the Capital of the Japanese em pire. From Yokohama he went to Shang hai, on the way touching at Kobe and Nagasaki. From Shanghai he went by way of Hong Kong to Sinapore, to visit which place was the object of his journey. Finding that he would make the trip neorn quickly by going ahead than by turnin~ back, he took passage on a French steam.er from Sinapore to Naples, The steamei called at Columbo where "banlmy breeze blow softly o'er Ceylon's isle," and then, at Aden, in Ariba, theli at Suez, ant through the Suez Canal to Port Said, ant. across the Mediteranea:I to Na:p!es. nii passed Ismailia the day the banLi(e was fought near by, but dil nut take a land. He had intended to cross Egypt and have a look at the Pyramidi,, and Shlilnx, bnu Arabi Pasha had all the rolliig stock of the railroad corralled, so le went straight to Naples, arriviig there ohut) iht 31st of August. Duriug the time spentin Italy he aecend ed Vesuvius, visited Pompeii and ! ,lercu laneum, and staved several days at Rom:e. From the Eternal (City he went to Pisa, ao everybody does, to see the leanin g tower, and after viewing the landsceai,.c iroin the top of it went to Venice and stood upon; the Bridge of Sighs, and had a sail in a gondola; thence passed on to Florence, thence to Milan and over the Alps by the pass of St. Gothard, preferring that. route to going through the tunnel. He next v\iited letz, and thence to Paris, and on to London. Spent ten days in this immense city, and saw as mucth of it as possible in that time. From London to Liverpool and thence home is an everyday trip. The steamer Alaska, on whiich he took passage from Liverpool to New York, was no everyday affair, however, as the rate of her speed was from 425 to 435 mile, per (lay. From reading Jules Verne one is led to suppose that it is a great feat to go around the world in cighty dyys, but the tinm: spent by Mr. Mallory in actual travel was less than that, and lie is confident he can ,make the trip in seventy da:ys.--Portlrand Standard. Killed by a Conductor. Conductor Ed. Kennedy, on the Kaisas City, St. Joseph antd Council Blufil Rail road was ths victim of a singular circunm stance on Saturday. A gentleman way coming from the East with a fine specimen of the genus bulldog which was chained to a ring in the baggage car. Suldenlv a violent pull at the bell apprised the engi ineer that something was going wrolng, and that he mu-t stop the train. He ac cordingly reversed tile action of the mnt chinery, set the air breaks, aind the trair, came to a dead stop. The conductor was puzzled, and going through the train with out discovering the cause of the dela y, finally entered the baggage car Perched upon the top of a pyramid of trunks, was the baggage master, while beneath stood the bulldog, with gnashing teeth, fairly aching for a bite of the railroad man. Ini his anxiety to escape the fangs of the en raged brute, the baggage man had soughit refuge on top of -the trunks. In his ex tremity he pulled the bell cord in the hope of summoning assistance, and thereby stopped the train. The dog was called oil and the baggageman descended lron hi, perch. Afterward the dog was turned over to Conductor Kennedy,. who was bit ten by the dog in the hand, sustaining a painful wound, with which he repaired to the owner of the canine, and remonstrated with him. That gentleman took tile mat ter with the utmost nonchalance, and cooly asked what the damage would be. Ken nedy told him that money was no solace for crippled limbs, and declared_ Iis in; tention to kill the rabid brute. He ac cordingly procured an axe and went to the baggage car, and all that remains of the dog now would not till a respectable grave.-Nebraska Press. Man Under the B*Ad. At a summer resort not far from Elmira a terrible tragedy came very near happen ing. Two ladies occupied the same room together, and as soon as they had pre pared their toilets for bed one of them very' thoughtlessly, and with a great lack of wisdom, blew out the light before either one of them had taken the precaution to look under the bed for the presence of the usual and expected burglar. The fact that the summer-resorters had, in addition to their undue haste in exttnguishing the candle, forgotton to provide themselves with matches added very seriously to the complications and hopes and fears of the terrified females. It could not be denied that there was a man under the bed, t6 and to go to sleep without an exploration of the premises would never do. One of them secured an, umbrella, and while she laid herself on the edge of the bed she- thrust the umbrella under the structure, and went through as many motions as a man does ata circus when he stirsl tup the ani mals. What was her horror, therefore, when the other end of the umbrella was grasped by a firm hand; and, sure sheihad at last found her burglar, with a scream that awoke up; the whole hotel, she threw herself over to the back side of the bed, where in safety reclined her companion; and when the latter sarcastically handed her the umbrella, and said that perhaps she had better stand it up in the corner, she was more mlad than scared, and vowed that. if any manil was fool enough to stay under her bed, he could for all her. N FIG~rI? MRS. CROSBY WON. : Wonamn Beats off a Burglar in a Miidnight Scurife. Hrlpedby Her Little Son to Defend Her Hiouse- ACap Picked Up Leads to the Arrest of Priv-ate Ailenns U. S. A., o, Fort .Schuyler. Private George Allen of Battery K. Fifth Artillery, U. S. A., stationed at Fort Schuyler, on Throog's Neck, is in the lock up i al West Chester awaiting trial on a cilitrge of burglary and felonious assault. lihe iv; rant. wit issued on the :fii !iavit of li's. M1. A. Crosby, wife of II. B., Crosby, who lives on ihe old Stiwell lihomestead, throNgg'_ Neck. "' '."s. Crosby toll a Sun reporter yester iay trial she was awakened at 1l); on Fri lay night last by the house dog's barkiug, nid got up to see whax t was the matter. tier live children, the oldest 10 years old, were asleep. Going down stairs, she foundil lie dog running art eiIud the front room1 s of the hou-e. Just thei the door bell rang. 'Whu's iý.lre?'" lhe asked.tl. There was no tlis.tinet reply. She repeated tie question, ai(1d the(n a lmati ro said: "I' want to come ill; I twllt tsee the master.'l "Yiu can't ste him," she replied; "w\hat. do y'ou 'at'?: 1ie retorted ihat she would repent it it' s:e did not let lhan in. With that lie went r'outlli(d to a side (door antd tried it. Then he went to the conservatory at the back of lie house, broke a glass in the door, and, reaching_" in, nilocked the door. Mrs. Crosby, niiltitiime, had opened an piper window anid was ringing a large hand belland calling for the gardener and the iostl'er, who live in cottages about two nunidred feet back of the house. Looking tup at her the luau said as lie went into the conservatory : "F'l John and Tomp you. I'll kill you if you don't keep still."'' John and Tomn are the names of the ,:er vailts she was trying to arouse. I- n the conservatory hie ,jutped on a table and 4pemoalh a large w:.n, a'w through which hot, coihlli stepto the iirst landing of the stair way. -As ie did this the dog, a monstrous ibut oiverpetted Sil)eiian, jumped on himna, knocking 'in down. The children in the nursery al lve were calling for the dog, and the uian vats left alone. He came up) tee stairs with a croquet set in his hand tihat he had picked iup in the conservatory. He was miet at the head of the stai:s by the inurse, Maria. She struck iim, she says, under the left ear with a silmooth, heavy cane. The blow broke tilhe cane. Then she rail into the nursery an 1 locked the dloo'. M1rs. Crosby had picked up a gun that wvas-standing in a bedroom. She supposed it was loaded until she snapped it at the man as lie was kickinci in the lower panels of the nursery door. Seeing that the marn had kicked in the door panels, and .meant to crawl through, she ran around through another room and into the nursery. As the man got his shoulders through the loor she clubbed the gun, and struck him I on the shoulder, breaking the stock of the gun short oft. Then, thinking the gun useless for a weapon, she dropped it. As the man arose she caught him by the neck al rd shoulder, and hilt iln a blow in tie right eye with her fist. He seized her I by thet face, his thumb in one corner of her mouth and his fingers spread from her right e.ir down under the jaw. Then he ;brew her across the foot of a bed. She wrenched his hand from her face, rolled him off, and, catching him by the collar, shoyed hiu through the door and sent him rutn'blinrg down the stairs. :During this struggle, Willie, a lad of seven yeats, manfufully helped his mother by kicking, pounding, biting the man, and pulling his hair vigorously, saving ashe did so : "Oh, nmmama, he'll kill k you! he'll kill you ! but i'll help you." Mrs. Crosby is positive the boy scratched the mani on one side of his nose. When she had sent the man rolling I down the stairs she thought of a pair of pistols in a case in the front room. She found the case locked, but pried it open with a knife. As she got to the head of the stairs with the pistols the man saw her an ran. HIe reached the conservatory door, near the foot of the stairs, and pull ed the door knob off in a effort to get out. Then he ran up I:o the stair landing and jumped out where he had come in. All through the fight the nurse and the children had screamed continually, but unsuccessfully, fcr John and Tom. They ihad also kept the dogin a side bedroom, so, that he was not able to help Mrs. Crosby. After the man had got away rnom the house the two servants woke up, but could not find him. The next day, Saturday, Mrs. ,Crosby went before Justice Bible at West Chester and swore out a warrant. She described the man as a tall and slender, with light moustache and light, small side whiskers. He was dressed in dark clothes. Constable Br-adley arrested a villager, but Mrs. Cros by said he was not the man. In the course o e day the dog was found playing with ao fdiier's cap in the yard-. Constable BI Badley, having been notitied of the- find, went to Fort Schuyler Sundaiy afternoon aI ;laid the case before Major Jackson, ,1 ~w is in command. Four soldiers had been out of the fort on a spree Friday'unight I George Allen was one of them. He came t back withouthis cap, and with ablack eye, a wound two and a half inches long and a half inch wide under his left ear, a wound on his leit forefinger, and a scratch that had stripped the skin from one -side of his nose. Hle was in the guard house for leav ing the fort without permission. With one other soldier he was taken by Capt. Morris to the house of iMrs. Crosby. She prompt ly cleared the other man, but hesitated over Allen. The nurse was called in, and at once said Allen was the burglar. Allen was returned to the fort, and yesterday Constable Bradley with a new warrant took him before Justice Bible. He pieaded not guilty, and was taken to the lock-up. Twins by Birth and by Habit. "Is this Jeremiah or Michael," says the New York Sun, inquired Justice Kilbreth yesterday, as a pleasant-faced man was brought before him for drunkenness. "I really cannot tell," Policeman Mul doom aanswered. "Jeremiah was here this morning, but the two men are exactly alike. I think your Honor will have to leave it to the prisoner." I'm the same man," the prisoner said. "I can't keep sober to-day. I'm Jeremiah. -Michael will be here pretty soon." "Jeremiah and Michael Donovan are twin brothers, aged 37," Policeman Mul dooni afterlward explained. "They are marnihc cutters and live in first avenue inear Seventy-first street. They are affec tionate brothers and are never satisfied when separated. Sometimes they work for months without drinking and then one or both of them will go on a spree. Mi chael ma:y be sober now, but his brother kn(ws what lie's talking about when he ;say Michael will be here pretty soon. He will comel drunk, too, and will hang around the court until we lock him up. If we discharge them together they are liable to keep sober for several months. Jeremiah was let out thi' morning and probably got to drinking before he met his brother." FOLLOWING THOUGHIITS. Mr. Cumberland Detects 1~r. Hlep C uwortlhs Gout and :eecherls Secrets. IIr. Stuart Cumberland of England per fornmed at the Everett House last night some experiments in the reproduction by natural means of so called spirit pheno mena, and what is called thought-reading. The S1,ecta tors were chliefly physicians and Scergymen. MIr. (:umberland said at starting that he p)rofessed to have no power of looking in to the mind, but only extraordinary keenness in perceiving the effect of the intent mental action upon the body. Then Henry Ward Beecher submitted himself as a subject. Mr. Cumberland, having been blindfolded, took Beecher by the hand, led him to Dr.Meredith Clymer, and seized a pair of eye-glasses hanging upon Dr. Clymer's breast, and upon which the subject said he had fixed his miind. In the next experiment Dr. M1. Beard and the lRev. George H. HIepworth accom panied iMr. Cumnberland into an adjoining room as a witness, after which one of the I company made two small pencil marks up on the wall at different points and fixed I lhis mind on Dr. A. R. Ball. who secreted a gSldi piece in his shoe. By contact, as in the first experment Cumberland, still blindfolded, placed his fingers still upon the pencil marks, and then found the gold piece, which the subject had seen secreted I in Dr. Bali's shoe. "is any gentleman here suffering from a pain ?" asked Mr. Cumberland. "I am.'' Mr.Hepworth said. Tie mind-reader seized him by the hand then dropped upon knees and placed his hand upon the gentleman's ankle. "'He is right Mr. IHepworth said," I am suffering from the gout." One of those present looked at the date upon a coin, after which MIr, Cumberland seized his hand, held it to his own fore head for a moment, still grasping it, wrote "1861" with the other hand. "I thought it was 1891 when I first looked at it, but immediately after I was wrong," the gentleman said. M. Cum berland then wrote 1866, which was pro nounced correct. Several other experiments were given. With Dr. W. A. Hammond, who was blindfolded, the exhibitor showed the diffi culty of "locating" sound by the ear only, and he also illustrated the false impress ion which the sense of touch may give. He caused spirit rappings by cracking the joints of his hands and feet. Dr. Beard asked the priviledge of prop posing two experiments. For the first he stuck about fifty pins near together in in the top of the table. Being blindfolded Cumberland grasped Beecher by the hand and Beecher was requested to fix his mind on a particular pin. Suddenly Cumber land dropped the hand aud pulled out a pin, which Beecher said his mind was fixed. Dr. Beard said he would conceal an article. Mr. Cumberland. blindfolded, led him twice into the hall. and twice about the room, and then seemed greatly puzzled. "That is all." Dr. Beard said, "I had no object concealed, but had in my mind the route over which you have trav elled." N Ews of the fate of Master i'utnam, who was attached to the arctic steamer Rod gers, came to civilization in a strange way.. An ice-floe drifted ashore on the Si berian cost, and on it was the frozen body of a man. But before the natives could rescue it the wind changed, and the floe drifted northward out of sight. . From de scriptions of the body it is censidered set tled beyond question that it was the corpse of the missing officer. A Cold bay Forthe Pretty, Plead ing Lucy.. One evening when Lucy's Papa had come home from the Offic and eaten his supper he went into the Parlor and Planted himself on the Sofa. After he had been there a Little While he noticed that Lucy did not come in and Make a Break at the Piano, as was her custom. This puzzled the Old Gentleman greatly, but he was very Happy, because the Parents.of girls wh&play on the Piano usually feel, like taking an Axe to that instrument. But pretty soon Lucy entered the Room and began telling her Papa how much she loved him, and how Dark and Cheerless her life would be in case he should be Called Above. This kind of talk made her Papa feel kind of Solemn, for he had been to the Races a good deal and would occasionally go Out with the Boys, and when a man gets on the Shady Side of 50 he doesn't particularly care to have people ring the "Sweet By and By" into their conversa tion. But pretty soon Lucy Placed her Lilly White Hand on her Papa's brow and began to smooth his hair, saying how glad it would make her if she could only smooth the Furrows of Care that Time had placed there. Then she artfully shift ed the subject and spoke of how Cold the Weather was getting and what lovely Seal skin Sacques she had seen in the store windows down town that afternoon. Then her Papa saw what she was up to and Dropped On Himself. So by the time Lucy got around to that part of her talk where she put her arms around his neck and kissed him, and asked him to buy her a Sealskin, he had neatly Arranged His Lie. He told her how poor the Crops had been, and that trade was in a very dull state because of the uncertainty as to what office Ben Butler would want next, and Sung such a Song that Lucy began to think that she was lucky to have a place to sleep aind a pair of heavy shoes for the winter. "No. my child," he said, I cannot think of spending Three Hundred Dollars for a Sealskin Sacque when times are so dull. And Lucy said she was sorry she had mentioned the Subject, and went away feeling verry sorry for her Papa. Soon after she had left the room her Big Brother Ben came in. "I saw the Horse you were talking about," he said to his Papa. "Did you?" asked the old getlekmran "How Fastcan he go?" . "Two-thirty; and $1,000 will buy him,'; replied the Big Brother. Rising quickly from the sofa, Lucy's Papa w-rote a Check and handed it to his Son. "Go and close the trade to-night,'! he said, " and to-morrow afternoon _I will make some of these people that think they own Trotters look like hired men." So you see, Children, that some Papas think more of beating Two-Forty thar; they do of making an Only Daughter happy. Mr. Lowell as a Climber. "As several of us," said Emerson in Lip pincott's Magazine, "were returning to camp toward evening, after our various pursuits of the day, a crow's nest was dis covered on an uper limb of a lofty pine and the question was immediately broach ed whether or not it could be reached and secured by the most expert climber. Low ell declared that the feat could be accom plished, and on being challenged to at tempt it, immediately made the trial. He did some wonderful climbing, and show ed a venturesomeness that was actually alarming, but with his most sternuous efforts failed to reach the nest. Of course he was made the butt of some lively jokes, and it was the conclusion of the rest of the party that the nest was entirely safe from the grasps of human hands. After our amusement at his discomfiture was over, Lowell said: 'Well, gentlemen, you've had your laugh, but perhaps a little too soon. I shall get that nest.' Some derisive smiles followed, and the subject was drop ped; but the next morning, as we assembl ed for breakfast, there in the middle of the table'stood the veritable crow's nest, whose lofty perch we had'supposed was unassail able. It seems that Lowell had risen early, while we were asleep, climbed the tree in the inspiration of his morning vigor and secured the trophy," Those who are acquainted with the character of our ac complished minister to the court of St. James will not wonder at this illustration of his pluek and resolution. The Presidentss message. LoNDoN, Eng., Dec. 4.-The Daily Tel egraph says: "President Arthur's message to Congress will not rank with the gieat efforts made on similar occasions by many of his predecessors." The Daily News says: "It seems that President Arthur has takeni to heart the lesson of the late elec tions. The passage in his message pro nouncing himself in favor of civil service reform must be intended as an offer of conciliation to disaffected Republicans. Referring to the financial part of themes sage the News says that if the reduction of the national debt proceeds at last years' rate the protection tariff must fall to the' ground, because there will be no means of expending the enormous surplus when the debt is effaced. The Times says, no doubt President Arthur, after a series of caution and tacticalmovements has placed himseli at the head 6f the Stalwart party and succee ded in detaching from the Republicans the connectioa of some reformers and indepen' - dents, who if few in number are among e the most eminent forecapaelty and charae ter." THURLOW WEED'S WILL. His Estate Divided in Equal shares Among Nine Children and Graud children. Thurlow Weed's relatives have not yet decided when to present his will for pro bate. The will was drawn two years ago by MriFrelderick W. Seward. Mr. Sew ard, Miss Harriet A. Weed, lGeu. James Bowex ignd Mr. William Barnes are the executors.; Ex-Alderman John J. Morris is one of the three witnesses of the will. Mr. Weed's estate is divided into nine equal parts, and bequeathed, share and share alike, to his three d;:uglhters, Miss Harriet A. Weed, Mrs. Emily Weed Barnes, and Mrs. Maria Weed Alden, and the six grandchildren, Miss Enily Weed Barnes, Mis.sCatherine Weed Barnes, Miss Maria Alden, William Barnes, Jr., Miss H-arriet Weed Barnes, and Mr. Thurlow Weed Barnes, To his daughter Harriet Mr. Weed leaves the Twelfth street resi dence in this city, ,with its library and all the furniture. The hcuse was purchased many years ago for $55,000. There are some minor bequests to friends and lega cies to charitable institutions here and in Albany. Mr. Thurlow Weed Barnes said, yester day: "None of us know how much grandfather's estate is worth. lie did not know himself, and the executors I ave not yet made any in ventory. It is worth somewhere near $1,000,000. It is chiefly in railroad,and Government bonds. There is but little real estate-the house here, a house at Croton, near Pierre Van Wyck's place, some land in Iowa, and some property on Scaten Island." WRECKING A BANK. The Brief Career oS a Buitiai Young 1.an t~V(ho i : Now in Prison. SYRActsE, Nov. 28.--Rleubeu Porter Lee, of Buffalo, who was to-day convicted in the United States Circuit Court of em bezzling about $200,0060 from the Frst National Bank of Biultdo, went into the employment of that institution at the age of fifteen as a messenger boy. lie became successively book-keeper, teller, cashier, vice-president and president. The last named ofice he att:ained in January last, at the age of thirty-two. At" that time the stock of the bank was worth 1I0!. In three montl:-ihe bank closed its doors,hopelessly ins yenn. "'-1:m"an J. fall & Co. appear hl-.. !een the ' ief customers of the ,ani Wheti Le. cceame president of the . !_ LD owi.ed re:il .state in Bulffalo to the value of about $')0,000. IHe concocted a plan whereby Hall w as to become a direct or in the bank, and sold him a large block of stock, part of which was at the time hy pothecated as collateral. Lee discounted his own, his wife's and his father's notes, each in amount greater than 10 per cent of the bank's capital stock, and permitted the reserve toi, be drawn below the 15 per cent. required by law. When directors retired he-did not iill vacancies, so that when the ban.l suspended there was only two directors. The New York corespon dent was the Fourth National Bank, and the immediate cause of the suspension of the Buffalo-baik was the Fourth Nation al's demand for. moie collateral. At times Lee's Bank was carrying over a million dollars worth of.Hall& Co.'s paper. Lee received his sentence of ten years in the Erie county peniteniary with conm posure. He was t:sken there immediately, accompanied by his heart-broken young wife and other sorrowing friends. Nothing Mean Aboiut Mr. Banks. At 9 o'clock :.esterday morning an old woman sat in the Michigan Central station wiping the'- te'iA from her eyes. It was nobody's busines.s in particular to inquire whether she had falien heir to a million dollars or was travelling through life with a broken heart, but one certain man step ped forward after a time and made some inquiries. Then he passed around among the crowd and said : "Gentlemen, here Isa poor old woman who wants to get to Columbus. Let's take ip ti collection.'' In the course of fu.i' or live minutes a purse of $3 was made up, but when the man had counted it he said: "Gentlemen, let'.-, chip in enough more to buy her a new dress. I'm a poor man, but here's a quarter for the old lady." The purse was now increased to nearly $7, and the wom:im had just pocketed the money when a man stepped forward and said to the collector of the purse: "Why, Banks, is this you ?'" "Of course it is." "--And that woman is vent own wife ?" "We'll, Mr. Knickerbocker," replied the man as: he.-buttoned his coat, "'it's a t mighty mean man who won't chip in a quarter to buy his own wife a dress and s help her off on a visit!"--Detroit Free s Press. THsu New Orleans Times tells i political story which lzuns as follows: A man -was Sbringing home a - 'coon which he had caugh;h Whenr hee met three small boys, whoceried as with one voi.e. "Mister, give me that 'coon?" 'Thei man said hlie would give it to the boy who, after telling what Dparty-he belonged to, should give the bes reason frr his politicat faith. e aveh Republicman, because th:tt party staverthe Union," said one of the boys, "I am a Greenba.cker, because that party is inVf4ir'ofplentv of money, '" said an un a.d nI',crat-," said the third boy, 'betuse 3 !ant the'coon." Tiw- erodyfing evidence of the popularity of PinaforI)e found in the fact that it has j .been trnmsa ted into Penasylvania Dutch, I- and is shmi.tBte pt on tte ta6Cei Alen town, -.