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I. H. JULIAS, Editor.
rUBLISIIED EVERY SATURDAY. MY lLY LOVER. Why do you sigh, SarahP" "Because I have to turn this old poplin instead of buying a nice new bunting," 1 replied, carefully exaniin Ing a breadth on which two burns and a large darn stood out in bold relief. If you were not so stubborn you might buy up every pioce of bunting in Darling's store," said mother, jorking at her thread, for she was applying a patch to a small trouser's leg which was suf fering from a complicated compound fracture. , , I was born, unfortunately, with some appreciation of the beautiful, mothor, and If you think I am going to marry ugly Job Tubbs just because he has a good business and keeps a horse, you have reckoned without my con sent." You nevor think of any one but yourself, Sarah," said mothor, with the plaintive wail which had induced Han nah to marry old 'Squire Piper, and tako charge of his eight children. "If you wore only as unselfish as your eldor sister!" "Poor Hannah!" I ejaculated. "It ' seoms to me that she made rather a poor thing of her unselfishness. Sho married that gray-headed, ugly-tempered old man because sho thought it lior duty to give you one mouth less to feed, and now she is as miserablo as can be." " She h:is the consciousness of hav ing performed her duty nobly," said mother. "1 don't know now I have ever managed to scratch along since your fa ther's doath, with a pittanco to support them on. If you were to marry Job at once, and release yourself from tho drudgery of this house, and take one or two of tho children Into your own. Beauty Is but skin deep, and Job has a true heart.," " His name is enough to give a sensi tive person a shivering fit," I answer ed. "I can't Imagine myself called Mrs. . Tubbs, and think of addressing soft nothings to a man one had to call Job." ' It is a Bible name, as yours is," al most sobbed mother, so vexed was she at my persistent refusal to look favora bly on' the young man who had done me tho honor of asking my hand in marriugo. " I unfortunately was not pormittcd to soloct my own namo. If I had been, I should have chosen something moro euphonious than plain Sarah Matilda," I rejoined. But, Sarah, think of all you might do, all you might have, as Job's wife," persisted mother. "Why, you could dash by horo evory night with your high buggy and fine stepper." " Yes; I know it, but you neglect to mention the exceeding beauty of my drivor, mother. It would bo remarked on, wouldn't itP" Very well, Sarah, do as you please ; but when you are a sour old maid, and teaching the Waterbury school, perhaps you will think that you had better have taken my advice." Perhaps so, mother." Then I was loft alone to think over my sins at my pleasure. I had known Job Tubbs for over four years, during which I had, figuratively speaking, trampled on him without mercy. But with the strange perversity of man he loved mo hotter the more I crushed him, and his feelings had culminated in an offer of marriage to me three days be fore my story opens. I rejected him promptly, for, like all girls, I had an ideal, and wanted to wait until I met my hero befovo sacrificing myself on Hy mon's altar. The ideal I had formed was of a tall, blonde being, with eyes like violets crushed in dew, hair cluster ing round his head like that of the young Antinons, and a haughty melancholy pervading his mien, and giving sweet ness to his smile, and plaintivencss to his manly voice. But Job Tubbs did not resemble the Ideal of my imagination in the slightest degree. lie was short, and inclined to the stout, and his hair was well au burn of a brilliant shade, and his skin was inclined to freekly, while his eyes were gray like my owu. I knew that I was pretty, and with the assurance of youth did not imagine for an instant that my first oiler would be my last. I liked Job very much as a friend, lie kept a large hardware store, and his business prospered in Waterburv. Folks prophesied that Job would bo a rich man, and he was in comfortable circumstances now. He was good to the children, and brought them many presents always useful ones, for ho well knew how we strug gled to ijnike both ends meet. Every body liked him, and spoke well of him ; there were several girls in Waterbury who would not have turned a deaf ear to his suit, but he was undeniably ugly. 1 was clearing up the attic a day or two after my final tilt with mother re garding Job when I heard the voice of my brother Frank, familiarly known as "Fatty," screaming my name up the stairs. " Sar-rah, Sar-rah! come on down in the parlor double quick. Ma wants you to sew up lan's back." "Won't to-morrow do?" I shouted, knowing it was Pan's jacket and not his bodv which needed repairing. Into the garret at this question came Fattv, a small boy vt eleven, apple cheeked and curlv-headed, and attired in well worn dark-blue knickerbockers very much bespattered with paint, glue, paste, mud, and berry stains; the l.alf dozen patches in the stat testifying ;o my tkiil as a tcjutstrcss. "No; to-morrow won't do," he bawled. "I've had it everlastingly dinned Into me not to put off till to morrow what can be done to-day; so now, Missy, you can practice what jou preach. This garret can be cleared up any timo, but Dan's back won't wait, for we'ro going up to the old mill to smoke out a ribbat." I therefore descended to the kitchen and mado the necessary repairs in Dan's attire, boing urged by both my small brothers to "hurry up," "be spry, now," "don't let tho needle rust in your fingers," and various admonitions. Just as I finished my work Job came in. I had thought he would show traces of confusion when we met again, but his manner was quite calm and col lected. ','.. "I stopped at tho post-oflioe, Miss Sarah, and found a letter there for you, so I brought it along, since my way leads past here," handing me a white missive, which I quickly opened and reftd. '..,., " It is from my Aunt Emma," I said, " and sho begs me to come and visit her for a few weeks. Of course she wants mo to help her, for two of the children aro sick, and her girl has taken French leave. But I will go." " You work hard enough here with out going anywhere else to drudge," said Job. ' I am young and strong," I answer ed, and once when mother was ill, Emma came here to help me nurse her. And then, too, I shall bo sure to have a nice time and meet ever so many new pooplo." My spirits rose at tho thought. Why should I not meet my ideal in Kingston? I knew it was a large town and thickly settled. You will soon forgot me, Sarah," Job said in a tone that touched me. " I know I am not half good enough for you, but somehow I , can not bear the idea of your going to Kingston and meeting some man you will fall In love with." v " I am not quite as susceptible as you imagine," I said, trying to look angry, but failing, for I knew I was quite ready to fall in love if I should meet my ideal. How glad I was to leave the petty cares of home and my ugly lover, for my aunt's house in Kingston, where I arrived after a three hours' journey, tired and dusty. There were three children, and two of them were sick with the measles, and in nursing them and helping to carry on the house, I had very little time to think of my ideal. But at last I met him. The doctor who attended the children noticed my pale cheeks and lusterless eyes, and said that I was confining my self too closely, and must take a walk every evening. It was while obeying this prescription that I met wkh an ad venture. I was attacked when passing an old shanty by a very savage dog.and should probably not have been here to tell this tale, had I not been rescued from danger by a young man on horse back who used his heavy riding whip to advantage over the brute's head. I looked up to thank my preserver, and saw that I had at last met my ideal. Yes; there was the blonde beauty, the dark eyes like crushed violets, and the melancholy yet haughty mein which I had imagined so powerful an incentive to love. My gallant preserver insisted on es corting me home, and walked by my side, leading his horse by the bridle. Ho introduced himself as Egbert Vansit tart, and my heart was thrilled by the name. How different was it from Job Tubbs. So our acquaintance began, and to my great delight it was continued. I found that Egbert was spending the summer in Kingston, fishing, gunning and sketching, and that ho was the son of a wealthy man in a city a few hun dred miles distant. How happy passed the summer days. I felt sure as time passed on that I was beloved. This timo by no ugly, awk ward merchant, but by a handsome, melancholy artist. We spent our days boating on the river' and wandering in tho woods gathering ferns and wild llowors. I often pictured to myself my mother's surpriso when I should return to Waterbury as the betrothed of this handsome artist. Then she would re joice that 1 had not been sacrificed to Job. But all dreams must come to an end. One day we were floating idly down the river when Egbert, who had seemed brightar than usual that day, suddenly turned to me, asking " Do you think me worth a woman's love?" My heart bounded. It had como at last,' then this ofl'or which I had been expecting every day. O, bliss! oh.ee stacy ! "'Worth loving?" I stammered. Yes, Sarah, for I can not believe that I have really won the love of this pure, lovely girl." He drew a case from his pocket, pressed his finger on the spring, and disclosed the face of a fair, gentle girl, with rosy lips and sweet blue eyes. I could not speak. Mv thoughts were too painful as I gaztd on my rival's beautiful face. Allmy castles bad been built on sand, and had been blown down by a breath from those rosy lips. " You have been just like a sister to me," continued my companion no longer I fancied him a lover " and so I don't mind telling you all about it. She irjccied me about live mouths ago. My health failed, and I came here for a long rest. Five days ago I t"k courage and wrote t her aga-.n, asking if she would reconsider ber rejection of my oftVr. You had been kind to me that day, Sarah, and I thought :here nii;ht fxissibly be oraetbing in me r:h luviag. "She answered n v letter. said she had repented her answer, and sent me her picture. I am so happy now, and shall go to see her at once, leaving here early to-morrow morning. I have been a dull and melancholy com panion for you, Sarah, but now that you know the reason I am sure you will over look evory thing. You have made my summer a much happier one than if I had not known you, and I shall tell my dear Flora about my sweet sistor Sarah." Alas, alas, my castles had fallen about my ears. I nolongor cared to stay in Kingston, and I went back to Water bury, whither I had fondly dreamed of being accompanied by Egbert Vansit tart. Back I wont, and a thrill went through my heart at the thought of meeting my ugly lover. Job at least would T)e true to me. His constancy had been tested by four years' crush ing, from my tongue and man ners. What if I married , Job after all! As mother said, he had a good business, and a nice house and horses, and was a genial, pleasant fellow. Surely I might for give him his ugly face and uglier name. Chances for matrimony were few and far between in Waterbury, and I did not think I would ever meet any one now that I could like better than I now did Job. Constant, patient, kind Job ! my heart warmed toward my ugly lover as I neared my home. I would make mother happy by accepting him, give a home to Maggie and Jamie, the young est of our flock, and live in peace and Elentythe rest of my days. Romance ad died out of me forever. I would take up the stern reality and be happy. Away with all ideals. My imaginary heroes had never brought me happiness, and I would be rid of all foolish dreams now and forever. How impatient I was to see Job and have the matter settled ! In imagination I refurnishod the parlor in his louse, and hung plants in the piazza, erected a greenhouse, and ran out a bay window from the dining room. Mother met me at the door, and the children gave three eheers as I entered the parlor. "Sarah, such news for you," said mother, " I have been almost broken hearted about it." "What is itP the big water-pitcher broken? or perhaps the speckled hen has died?" " Don't jest, Sarah. Job Tubbs was married yesterday to that red-headed Belle Barlow, and has gone to Niagara on a wedding tour." I didn't foel much like jesting. Belle Barlow! Oh, for the constancy of man ! Well, I had given up the sub stance and clung to tho shadow, and I had paid for my folly. I had lost my ugly lover. I am over 40 now, still a spinster, and teaching the school at Waterbury. I often see Job drive by with his hand some, portly wife, and laughing chil dren, and I regret that I ever rejected my ugly lover. FASHION NOTES. Amber beads strung at intervals on black silk fringes are among the im portations. A charming dress trimming is vel vet cut in lace.patterns, the design fol lowed in colored silk. The most fashionable evening dresses have the corsage opening V shaped in front and back. Cardinal capes, reaching to the el bows and cut straight around, are fash ionable for light wraps. Pins of frosted silver in the form of a single plume are used to fasten black lace around the throat. Fall hats are of black straw trimmed with black velvet and enlivened by au tumn leaves or poppies. The novelties in ladies' handker chiefs are of fine cambric with colored borders and exceedingly small. Large buckles of pearls, like those worn generations ago, are fashionable for the wide belts so popular now. The pretty and becoming Breton dresses having gone out of fashion, the style is used in underclothing. A beautiful material of rich Orien tal coloring, used for trimming hats and bonnets, is called "Nabob gauze." The engagement-bracelet is a new idea. It is a narrow, fiat gold bav.d, and locks on the wrist with a combina tion lock. New linen-lawn and muslin dresses are made with yoke waists, the yoke en tirely covered with rows of narrow lace laid on flat. Anions the recently imported j dresses is a black silk with pinked ! flounces, over which hangs a black ! crepe over-dress with embroidered mar 1 gut-rites. ew curtains lor siccping-rooms are made of unbleached muslin, faced with Turkey-red, and looped back with red ribbons, with very pretty effect. An opinion of interest to Method ists has been rendered by Chancellor iSaulsbury of Ielaware. J. B. Quigg, a stockholder in the Itchoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association, applied for a writ of injunction to restrain the pro prietor of the Bright House at that place from permitting dancing, card playing, and other amusements to take place in the bouse, on the ground that the same was contrary to morality as taucht by the discipline of the Method ist Episcopal Church, and therefore, a violation of the charter of the place. The Chancellor declared emphatically that dancing was in violation of the dis cipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and that argument to the con trary wmild be useless. On that ground alone he was prepared to issue the de fired injunction, but as the question of juri-dicon was raised, be reserved his deci.ion. A MOST SINGULAR CRIME. Tha KtllliiBof A.M. TullU, of Orand ! ln.Cl..b the Public Administrator. In Order to get Hold of His Fortune of 00,000. from tue 8an Francisco Call. Sacramento, Aug. 13. Late last night the Sheriff arrested Troy Dye, Public Administrator of the county, on a charge of the murder of Tullis, on Grand Island. Clark, a partner of Dye in the saloon business, was arrested at the same time. On the morning of the 2d Inst., A. M. Tullis, a fruit-grower on Grand Island, in this county, was found dead in his orohard. The night before two unknown men were soento come down the river in a small, roughly built boat. They went to Tnllis's ranch and lnnded. One of the men asked the Chinese servant for the boss. He was directed to the orohard. Soon after 8 o'clock shots were heard fired, and the shouting of men and the barking of a dog. Tullis was found next morning on the ground dead. It was evident he had been running when shot, and he must have been stooping over when hit, for the murderer's tracks were traced to the river's edge. At the inquest held on the 2d and 3d inst., it appeared that two suspicious men in a redwood duck-boat were seen in the river. One of the men pulled his hat over his eyes when passing people. The men were seen nearTullis's place at 5 o'clock.and Tullis was killed about 7 in the evening. The body had four gun-shot wounds in it, apparently made by a pis tol. One entered about the first false rib on the left side, and passed obliquely upward, tearing away in its course one of the vertebras of the back and passed through the right lung. The lung was injured by extravasation of blood, caused by the wound. Another ball en tered at about the third vertebras, and lodged just over the right eye, passing through the brain. A third bullet passed through the neck behind, emerg ing under the right ear. This ball made two openings. The deceased, when found, lay upon the right side of his face, with his right hand under his face and his left hand stretched out, full of dirt, as if he had grasped a handful of dirt just before dying. His head was toward the sout h. His shirt was burned at the place wher& the ball entered the back. There were no weapons on his person. Tullis's tracks led from a place south of where he was found to ward the north. These tracks appeared for about 200 yards from where the body was found. He toed out a great deal, and his tracks were easily distinguisha ble. There were also tracks of two other persons. One was a large track, made by a No. 8 or 9 boot, and the other by a not over No. 6 boot. These tracks followed behind Tullis's tracks, and came toward where the body was found. Itight around the body was a confusion of tracks, as if several persons had been walking around it. The tracks were the only ones leading to or from the body, and they went from the body to the river. The boat referred to was proven to be sharp at both ends, and to have in it two persons. On the morning of the murder, at early dawn, two men were seen to launch a rude boat from the old mouth of the American River. Two cleats nailed on one end made an indent ation in the sand, which an officer found to correspond with the description of the cleats given by a man who saw the boat. The day after the murder two strange men were seen footing it up the road from Grand Island to Sacramento. It is said they ran by houses and avoided ob servation as much as possible. Since the search for the murderers it has trans pired that on the way down the river the men in the boat halted at Corother's ranch and sought nails and a hammer and strips of wood to fix their rowlock. The San Francisco agent for Tullis, George P. Starr, says the deceased wrote to him that he had a difficulty with two Portuguese, who had been driven from the ranch. Deceased was a bachelor, of very close and retired habits. He was known to be severe on tramps, and in variably drove them from the house. Some have thought tramps, in a fit of anger, killed him. Tullis left an estate valued at $50,000. On this estate Troy Dye, as Public Administrator, has filed his application that letters of adminis tration be issued to him. Last night, at 11 o'clock, Troy Dye was arretted and charged with com plicity in the murder. The arrest was effected by Sheriff Drew and several deputies. Deputy Sheriff Harrison, who has been woking up the Tullis case, makes tho following statement: He says he arrived here on the Sunday suc ceeding the murder, and read over the testimony taken at the Coroner's in- ) quest. He asked the Coroner if the Administrator had come yet, and was j told that he had not. He asked if he ! had telegraphed, but found he had not. I Harrison's theory was, either that the I relatives that came here killed Tullis to 1 realize on the estate, which they could ' not otherwise get, or that parties here ! killed him in order to get the estate. Harrison's theory was that the men who killed him lived in Sacramento. He got a buggy, and he and the Sheriff, N. M. Drew, went to Corother's ranch, just below Clarksville, and there they got an ' accurate description of the men in the mysterious boat. They were told they had passed on down the river. The officers went on to Walnut Grove, and there found parts of the boat, perhaps half or two-thirds of it. They exam ined the place where the ruins of the boat were first found. Harrison's theory was all the time that the boat had been scuttled, and he had been anxious to find it. The people of the island had offered reward for tbe recovery of the boat. It was found by a butcher on the right of the ievec. He was driving ! on the levee on the side of the old river. just below where Tullis was killed, and all at once heard a noise as If some one was hammering on a board at the edn ... ' M'U- nnaA a O ox tne river, imuihwhhiiu iromthe spot where subsequently the remains of the boat were found. His horse became frightened and jumped from the levee. That led up to the finding of parts of the boat in an eddy which held them in some willows. Harrison brought the boat pieoes to Sacramento. On one piece of lumber there was some figuring. Sixty-four was multi plied by 8, and a result was footed up after other computation, showing f 224? He was told S4 feot of lumber would build such a boat. This led him to in. quire as to where the lumber was pw chased, as it was new redwood lumber about five-eighths of an inch thick, and planed on both sides. He went to the lumber-yards, and at last Sheriff Drew found that G4 feet of inch lumber had been sold from Walton's lumber-yard, corner of Twelfth and J Streets, July SO. L. B. Lusk, a salesman at the lumber-yard, said he had sold the lumber for a duck-boat to Edward Anderson and another man who was smaller and whom he did not know; that it was taken to a planing-mill and dressed down to a half or five-eighths of an inch, and then sent to the house of Troy Dye, on I Street, between Twentieth and Twenty-first. The man who delivered the lumber put the first load through the fence, seeing no one there. When he came again the boards were gone, but he saw no one there either time. The drayman also said he met Anderson and another man coming to the house as he left the second time. The other man, he thinks, was Dye, but it proved to be a stranger. Mr. Lusk identified the figures on the board as having been mado by him. , ., Anderson was not in custody. When Dye was engaged in the butchering business in Sacramento, Anderson was in his employment, and immediately preceding the building of the boat he was, says Sheriff Drew, a boarder at Dye's house. Anderson is a man about five feet ten inches high, of florid com plexion, reddish or sandy whiskers, large feet, and had on, when last seen, a twenty-five cent calico hat. He is a Swede, about 35 years old, and a butch er by trade. Some two years ago An derson committed an assault on a man across tbe American River, calling him out at night, striking him, and leaving him for dead. Since the murder of Tul lis, Anderson has not been seen or heard of since about Hi o'clock last night. The officers have traced the matter sufficiently to show that the murderers left San Francisco in the boat built at Dye's house, early on the morning of the murder, at daylight. They went down the river, arriving at Tullis's about 5 p. m. After the commission of the murder they passed down the river a short distance, passed over to the mainland, and kicked tho boat to pieces. It was held together by small round French nails, which could easily be drawn out by a kick of the foot. They then broke the boat lumber to pieces, consigning it to the current of the riv er. The fragments floated in to the shore, and were held there. The mur derers from there went up the Sacra mento side of the river to a point opposite Clarksburg, where they stole a skiff from the ferryman, and crossed to the Solano County side, at Clarksburg. Thence they went to Merritt's Island. It is alleged that following Dye's movements, he has been traced to Merritt's Island on Friday, with a team and two horses, and the theory is that he might have brought the murderers back to Sacra mento. Dye is a farmer and butcher. He has heretofore borne an irreproach able character in the community, and holds a responsible office, and his ar rest has proved a shock to the entire community. Dye and Anderson have since made a confession substantially corroborating the theories already formed on the cir cumstantial evidence. The murder was committed by Clark, Dye's partner in the saloon business, and by Anderson. They found Tullis in his orchard, knocked him down with a sandbag, ana finished him with bullets. Dyo, who met the assassins in the buggy, took them to a place of presumed safety. The object of the crime was to ob tain control of Tullis's estate of $50, 000. A Missouri Snake-story. Mr. Snodgrass, who for many years was a grocery merchant of this city, but who has for a number of years past re sided about ten miles east of Independ ence, was out on his farm a few days ago, when he saw a huge serpent coilea up in a fence corner. Not daring to at tach it. with .n ordinary weaoon.he went i to his house, and, loading his shot-gun i with a heavy charge of buck-shot, n ! returned to the place where the enemy ! of mankind still held the fort, a.ndES" j ing fire, succeeded in killing it. dead serpent was weighed and P"" ' the scales at 125 pounds, and had 42 rw- ties attached to it. This is undoubtedly ' the largest serpent ever killed in tn section of the country, and may ' classed among the boa-constrictor tnoe The skin of the reptile has been stone and will be on exhibition at our fonn coming Exposition. Kama vwf Timet. ' Artificial flowers are n001!! "sets" of four bunches. One U bunch is for the hair, one for the oe another for the throat, and still anotna to bans from the chatelaine. Whole sets are shown of the n ribbon material, comprising skirt, ov skirt and sacque.