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"LET US HAVE PEACE."
VOLUME V ALEXANDRIA, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1873. NUMBER 35. VOLUME V. ALEXANDRIA, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1873. NUMBER 35. S-- --- I - -- --_--- _-- - - FROM SEA TO SEA. BY JOAQUIN WILLEI. At t !t! at last 0 steed new-born, Born stror.g of the wll of the strong New World, We shoot to the summit, with the shats of morn, Of the Mount of 'Thunder, where clouds are curled. Below, In a splendor of sun-clad seas, A kiss of welcome on the warm west breaeze Blows up with a smell of the fragrant pne, And a faint, sweet tragrance from far-of seas Coarces in through the gates of the great South Pass, And thrills the seal like a Sow of wine. The hare leaps low in she storm-bent grass, The mountain ram trotn his cliff loks back, The brown deer hies to the tamarack And star to the south with a sound o'fthe main Moil buffalo herds to the limitlest plain. On, on o'er the summit' and onward again, And down like p sera bird the bUllow ent-hrlouds, And down like the swallow that dips in the tea, We dart and we dash and we quiver and we Are blowing to heaven white billows of clouds. The Humboldt desert and the alkaline land, And the seas of sage and of arid sand, That stretch away till the strained eye carries The soul where the mntlute spaces fill, Arefar in the rear, and the fair slerras Are under our leet, and the heart bents hsgh And the blood conies quiet; but the lius are cttii With awe and wonder, and al the will Is bowed with a grandeur that frets the sky. A flash of lakes through the fragrant trees, A song of bilrdi awl a courdo bees Above in the bought* of the sugar pine; The plckaxe stroke in the placer mine, the tbom of blastzs in thegrold-ribbed hills, The grizzly's growl in tile gorge below, Are dying away, and the sound of riUs Front the fr-olff Ailnrnimering crest of snow; The laurel gren and the ivied oak A yellow str, am ant . cabin's sinoke, The brown bert bill, Seal the bhelphert's call, The hills of v.ne anil of iruts, uand all T'he sweets of Edetn .re here, and we Look out and astar to a limitless sea. TWO HUNDRED POUNDS REWARD. "HAVE you heard of the accildent that has befalnll poor old Mr. Gololsworthvy " acked my wife in a hurried. tremlbling way, the moment I entered the house, one bit terly cold snowy evening. Not I wlhet envilenlit ?" was miy some what uiigraeiotus renjoihlder ; for I had just colme by train I'roll the inorth, alnd the cold had given a keen edge to both iny temler and appetite. "e fell or threw himself last night from the folding doors of the loft leadlng from his btedroom on the' third floor t' his house, into the paved courtlt below, antld Illlust have been killed on the spot," rleplied my wii-, partly reading from a neWSlaper in her '" Bless me, how drelad.lil !" I exclained. His stranlge hlabit of walking in his sleep has. then. as we feared, resulted titally at last!" " So the paper doubtfully hints," replied my with, stil with the samn(e o(itl qtlivering of lily. eyes. and voici, ; "" bit you knlow it was C(harlotte's earitha:t not only the door spoken of, but her father's taedroomt win dow should be s'cureily l'stenled after hei had retired to bed. eithe.r byl h.erself or her hutshand. Ah! there' is his knock again ! lie has ls-tii here twice before! ' " Whose knock ?" I hastily demanded. "('harlotte's llhusballd, Richart Warren. to request your pie'selice' at the inquest to be 1lskten to-miorrow inorlig. Hla: Good heavens !" I was not surprised at this last exclania tion of apprehensive astonishment. for the ftice which peered doubtfully in at the par tially-opu'ned door was that of a corpse, in its mortal pallor. Before I could speak, l'icharnl Warren, perceiving that only my wife and I were present, pushed wide the door, staggering in, andl dropped helplessly upon the near est chair. " What, in the name of heaven, is the matter, Richard ?" I said at last. lie strove nlightily to answer. I eould see, but the overpolwering agitation under which he convulsively laiiored. choked his wonls. My wife, though more alanncr l than myself, ploured out a tumbler of brandy, which Warren eagcn rly seized, al though his shaking hands conld hardly arry it to his nloutth. It seelmel to steadr his nerves somewhat. anti presently he said in a low, palpitating voice, " I--I' wi h you to attend the inquest to-morrow nmorning.." "On whose behalf--ours? Why what on earth ails the man ?" A slight tap at the door by our little mite of a servanllt Iaidl. who wished to know if lnV dinner ws to twi brought inll, produloced suhl a vilent start, that the tumbler fell fromt hi' Inervele. grasp). tidl was smashed to bits on the tlhr, whilt the long-dr:tawn groan-like b'ratlh whic'h followei the girl's entrance. testified alike to the great e--. of tlhe re'li'f, and the pre vio01 tert'ble dread that he had felt. " One word. Robert." lie, after a fLw motpeatsof unquiet siliece, again mur mutred-. one word. Charlottc. tu wifi', hs. oull know. been ill-she' is madll "u:iel! Your wise alad." "Ye's--she nluit-t b o. And tell tnc. 1I-i nlly wife"-' ividenP e adumissible. eveut upposingle were ulot'eiil sitle' atUainllt SreiAfl beavcenll .--tHy ar c'oul .!-ha''ve. as l sp 't'te,. dread, ., dn'rd, trackdlr A light, singLle knock at the str'e't-loor oceasioedl tli. wild otlF',reak. atl W1arr,'l awaited whal: t miilht 'illo. in an a'gony Of piParalyzing fear. lie was not lung kept hi sutspen. .A whlilspred t enltncle, al drer.w to the girl who opened the dwoor. wa tttY't'rel'iV hat fott'ps ,int the stairs; and bItwre yot' could count ten, two police-iolieers abruptly entt'e'el the room. Warren star'tdl back, liookeli will Slyrmnd as if in searchJ of somue outlet to rcal---aw noe,. ani would, I thinik. have fdlen, but fir the iroln gr.sp of the oeicers. illn whic'lh lie wa< iltllnediatelv itzedl. It i tul'less attemnptintg to de'pi,'t the distrPe and .oelfinpion :Lattendanlit iipfi slch all incidelit as this t; lUJi('e it to say that it W-' not till sonli timne after one of the detectives had gone for a-cab. that I wprehnlded. alid then dimly only, from the other olieer'- curt softo rKe answer.s, that5 Rhi Warren w grievosalypsus pekted of haviuz robhbl his father-in-law. andti, teeted br the ohl man in the act Of ,hurli~ng ti a~ti a 'fitrcee strug-le fromi the loft doors inioe thei ,iutrt below ' Bit for his wilfe's ts'evertithl.s, whichl i Imhowevr. he 'ftade lecnty avails ble, I doubt that -- . Bit hi re' ik thle 6," ad(deli the oflicer, in a bil-iniss-lik,, PtPuptory tone. ' Now, sir. if you. P a ent onc.: aln witihout a:Iny hother " . Their pris, ener wa- hurried a:lnay sithout her. l Iprelac; a11 l I hail e:arel,,V ·uflicienlt • iihsws of mind to a:i', illn answer to hil lBte. hut ipit,'ouilculee:1. that I wotlld Iot1 Sto Ie pre.-lit at thie inquest on the Siti' and I were so utterly confotiull Y by w'i1t 11had oct.rr. tllhat it was a long time bIfore we could reason coher ently upon the subject, or advise as to what should be done. That Richard War ren, of all other men in the world, should he accused of such a crime was, we both hIeartly agreed, narvelous, increclible. iHe and I were born in the same parish; I had never lost sight of himl from his boyhood. and knew that he had ever been a dutifll son, and an attached husbh:ud, and an lion e-t. industrious citizen-though not one with wllom the world had gone. smoothly. His trade was that of a herald-painter: that is, he painted arms and devices upon coach-panels ; and when he caine to Lon ilon had found employment at the Messrs. Sioulditche's establishment, in Long Acre. lie saved a eon'iderable sum from his earillgs, and was thereby enmboldened to lmarry Charlotte Goldsworthy, an amia ble, intelligent young woman:, and to fur niishl a house at IIamnptead, with a view to il('ncre'a. his income by letting fruliislhed apartments. This latter speculationi proved Inore diticult of successful accoou plishinent than he had imagined, as I well t knew, from having been consulted Ibyv him relative to several debt-difliculties, iii which, froi the furniture havinu cost : munch more than was anticipated,ile had t heliite theinporarily ilvolvoed. To this hard strilggle to save hinmself frolm in-l a pushed-l.d the til wall by one or two ilpa- - titnt 'redlitors, I attributed the great error hie ' ounlllitted inll not insuring hi. property. ,.v ery shilling being, as it were, or vital iiportauee in the up-hill gamune hlie had to play. Thie ilelecl.t, however, occasiollned. twva a fatal onet. He had let hll first floor c to a disabled veteran, who had served inll the Peninsular war. This gentleman, on t the ;.lniver.ary of Waterloo, drlink so many bnlupers ill gratitude of the tri- c uniph of Wellington, and his army, that oil retiring to bed. lhe' conltrived-instead c of' extingui.shing the candle as he intendedu -to ect tire to the windoa-curtains; aild l so swiftly did the flames gain head, that I before etlliicent assistance arrived, the hlou-e wa- al Illass of fire, and poor Wal'ren's furniture, save a few articles, utterly con- - sinliedI'l This was a cruel blow ill itself a•11 greatly aggravated by the fallilmi of a I blazing beal upon the uunfortunlltc prto prietor's right arm, whilst hie was stren- iiotily enlgaged in endeavorilng to rescue soure portionli of his entire worldly sub stance tromn the flales. lie betcame. inll ('conl(qLueio e. an inmate of Middlesex lions pital tor atween two aind three imoiiths: anid whe(n dish:largeid "culred.'" foundli tha:it his right hand had irretrievably lost the leuilling which had enahbled' hi a to gaili high wages as a herald-painter, and that nothing was left to himn but a chalnce of earning an existence& in the much º worse-pl.idl cadling of an ordlinary coacth painter. Iven in this lower mlechaniall w alk, the iieiidint he had mIlet with pre \v"nted himn from acequiriig quicknies-. or imore tha a barely average skill, aiid lie was 'inking rapidly lower and lower in theii world. when his father-in-law. Bartholo- I ilew Goldlworthy, came very unexplcted Iv flirward to thi rescue. and it .senied l lrobable that Richard Warren might even yet gt on in ithe world. Iartholoiew Goldsworthy was alln oddl. wa:yward, eccentric kind iof luortal-ex ceedingly deaf, half blind, a cripple in his arms, aind, mIoreover, addicted in his latter ye:ir.i to a growing habit of talking aloudeI to himself, unconscious aipalrently of tilei lresence of others, and of walking in his Ireanling sleep. In fact, his failing mind dwelt continually, day and night-andll every hour of the day and night--utton one idea-that of his hoards, and the meansI whereby they might be added to, to the cx clu-ion of all other thoughts, passions or deisires, except love for Ils daughter Char lotte, which one saw from titie to time, gleam through the thick crust of worldli mles' that enveloped his whole life. This pcellurious old mian possessed considerable ihlt,e-property in 'lIottenhaml Court Road, and contiguous localities, and was himself t doinicilel'iu a roomy, tumbled-down house of his own iln Newman street. He now proposed that Newman and his wife should have apartmelnts therein, free of charge', and further suggested. that as lie had :all the upper part of a large, light work-hop in the same court untenanteil, his son-in-law might set uip business there as a coach-palnter to the trade. This offer was gladly accepted by War ren and his wife, and I was told that mat ters were beginning to wear a brighter as 'yect with them-Charlotte's afBectionate ministrations to her father's infirmities, gradually softening the old man's flinty nmiserlinues, though not yet to the extent, mnuch as his daughter pressed him upon t the point, of etflectually assisting Richard Warren with money in his business. Golds worthy's propensity to dream-walking had increased with years, and but a few months previous to his untimely end, he had been caught deliberately unfastening, in the dead of the night, the veryfoldingdoors through which hlie hail now f len, or been hurled. 'They were always afterwarda carefully se cured at night, as well as every other aper ture through or out of whichhe might by possibility fbill in his frequent sleep-wan derings. Sometimeshis bedroom door was locked on the outside, but to this precau tionl he himself strtongly objected, from a nervous dread of fire. This brief summary of our acquaintance with and knowletldge of Richard Warren will sufficiently account for the concern and c6nstiernation with which his arrest on a chare of murder overwhelhned us both. Mrs. Warrenl hadil been not long before ((i tined of a still-born child; milk fever had beenii apprehended, and after much dismal ciogitationl on tile subject, we dimnily con ludided that some wild expressions utteredl by thile wife in her frenzy, aggravated, it lmight likely enough be, by an unguarded cOliiflnlini'tionl of her father's dreadful deathl, llu led to the apprehension of her husband. 1 did not sleep much that night; and my first business in the morning was to see Mr. M'lntyre, solicitor, of southamnpton luildin's, and enl gage his servioes in be half of Richardl arren. I then strode on towards Newmnan street, with a double purpose in my mnind-one, to obtain, it possilde, an interview with Mrs. Warren the other to get myself. as I knew how, called upon tlh inqutest. I could not ob tain speech of Mrs. Warren. I hadl no dif ticulty, however, in getting myself placed oi the jury, which, on the arrival of the coroner, entered tforthwith upon its funo The Tbly was viewed according to pre Scedeiil in such cmases, and, as fir as I could -cti. exlhihitedl no external marks of injury that niight not have been caused by the fail from such a height upon the granite pasing of the courtyard. The coroner, however, and oie or two of the initiated amongst the jury, looked sqrenely solemn and mysterious ; and as soon as we were s wettled on our chairs in the room selected t for the jury's accoinmodation, and home I trilling evidlence hLa, been adduced, the 1 coroner directed Charlotte Warren to be I sunull lonld. Mr. M'lutvre objected in- I stantly to such a course wing taken. "If,"' as he understtool the case, "that n per:so's husband was accused of the mur- t der-if, indeed, which he, Mr. M'Intyre much doubted, aiuv murder had takent place, his wife couh'l not In pernitted to c give evidence which might affect him fa vorably or otherwise." t The coroner replied that Richard War- o ren was detained as a measure of precaIu tion only, atnd that, a:lthough ifsent to triad on a capital or other charge, whatever his e wif(e might say coull not be used against s him, yet in that court of unfettered iii- t quiry as to the calus of death of the de- d weas'ed IBarthiloomew Goldsworthy, theyl had a right, and were indeed boutlnd, to hear evervtybodv likely to throw light upon r the matter. -'this was letrally correct I enoughl; the order to bring ?orward Mrs. Warren was rlepeated, and after a delay of i about tell riinutes, she was suplported into the I'room byl a nlrse antd assistant, and a steted in :a chair almlost in a fainting state, s and looking as pale and convulsively agi- p ktted :- her Inbutrnd on tit'he previous even- e ing, at ny honse,. After a short pause the examiniation proceeded. t lichardl Warren, I should state, was not I present, the coroner not deeming his pr's- I eura' es.entliat in the present stage of in- a quiry. A whiispered caution front himu a r minuttd or two previous to Mrs. Warren's a cnth'ane, intormed tme. Dloreover, that i slhe was ignorant of her hubaud being in f custody. 1 The statement elicited with munch diffi culty, front Mrs. V:Warren, waL in substance I this :-'"Ou the. previous evening she had I l.tund herself munich better. at:l her hus halnd, about ninte o'clk, left her to pro- 1 e'oll something moren than a mile beyvond Ilamnpstead, oil particular buillness. About t el'vetll o'clock tilhe' nurse went home, t pIr',miini not to bIe gone more thanl ain I l,'hour. r. Warren supposed she mut-t have been some time a.e"ep afterwards. whetn hlie wi- awoke by a noise of strug- y gling and hialt'--tided cra's in the adjoining t biedro omi-her father's. Starting Iup in I be-d. hec drew a curtain from belfore a matll window in the partition which looked into I Mr. Goldhsworthv's room. and saw, bv the t lhm. uncertain moonlight, her lfather, in his niight-d~ress, struggling in the grasp of I a mau. She was so territied, so panie stricken, that although she strove with all I her might to call for assistantc, she could t not do so, and renllnmtibred nothing mIore I till restored to coni) ctiolsless by the nurse, t a little beforei e n o'clock.' t There was a dead silence for a few min- c utes after Mrs. Warren ceased speaking,i broken by tlhe coroner, who, after whis- lhring with a detective. said, in his mildest , totles, 'You notiotil the dress, I bliteveI Irs. Warreni-the coat, at least--which the imaln you saw struggling with your father wore '" Ilow shall I describe the sudden, flashing change that pa-sedl over the witll"' pale f fiature's upon hearing this que(ton ? It e seemel I tlhat an unseen dagger struck her. or that a serpent-nleliory or Sl<picion t had wbeen awsaktenld by it into iili. ti al niument she had hidden her thIo in her I outslread palms, whilst a convulsive shud deritng visibly passe'd through and shook her frame. After a brief Iause, the coroner pro ceelded with his inquisition, mildly as be' fore. "" You told the ittunre. I hear, Mrs. W'ar ren, durinlg the fir.t agitated moments that followed your restoration to'onlsceiorlsness, that the roblh'r and assassin wore a light brown paletot, with pearl buttons-the same kindl of coat. in fact," addrlt the cor over. in a tone snuIlued involuntarfly by the terrible suggestion his words conveyed, . '" the satle kid of coat, in fact, that yonr r husband usulally wears:" The convulsive tremor by which the t wretched wife was shaken, as if with a aroxystnL of ague, increased in violence, t but no words replied to the coroner's ques tion. " Nay." persistedl the functionary, l youtt have 'ien heard, when no doubt fancying no one was within earshot, to directly and vehementlv accuse your hlu, band to his hface of bwing the assassin of---" " It could not be !" screamed the wie t distractedly, ald springing from the chair 1 to her feet. "It is false; or, if true, I must have been razedl--mad ! Oh, heav ens!" She had fainted, and was Inmnedli ately carried out of the room in a state of rlri;l insensibility. )r. Ienslop, of Newman street, re marked, that adthough there had been at one time apprehension of fever in Mrs. Warren's ase. hlie was quite suire her mind harl never ltin in the slightest degr~i, af fected. The next witness was Martha Itiddlel. tilt'he nurse ; shle had returned to Newmlali strenet about a quarter to one, havinlg t~bnl detained at ihoiie loIher than she intendedl. Just aLS she reacheT Mr. Goldsworthy's door. she noticed the shadow of a nlan, asm she thought, hi Mr. Warrcn's work-shop, pas:sing quickly about, and now and then stooping down; once she tlhought there were two personi in tile loft, but on look ing mnore attentively, concltded that tile dim moolight had deceived her; she won dered rather tllat Mr. Warren, who she knew haul gone to IIampsteail, should be hi his workshop at that time of night and thotght she would mention it to Mrs. nin, whom. on entering the house. she did with a latr'h-key, and pro uIp-stairs to her bedroom, she found lg across the bed. fainted away. Upon oem- I ing to herself, she seemed to be fbr sme I mlunutes in a kind of distraeted maze, I and told witness, tirst, that a man In her husbantd's coat-then that h huLsband himself-had, shie was ram'e, robbed and I murdered her father. Witneab then gave the alarm, just upon which Mr. Warren himself came hurrying upetalrs, looking, witness thought, very pale and cared. She was sure he had on the lilht broHwn paletot he generally wore. MI'. Warren alidnted away again at the aight of her hLs band, and the house was soon afterwards tilled with people. . In reply to Mr. M'Intyre, who, by the 1 way, had obtatined a lbrf Interview with Hi hardl Warren, thenurse mid that the upper-coat was always hanging upin the pasage' wihen not worn by Mr. Warren; that the street-dotor opened with a .ery c mneon )sort. of a latch-key, and that Pur fltt aindl his journeyman, who were pacek ing-~ase makers, aind worked in the lower part of Mr. Warren's workshop, were quite ftnmlllisr with the house and Its ways. She certainly had thought at one time that she saw the shadows of two men cross-. ing to and fro, and stooping down, in the upper floor of the workshop, but had come to the conclusion that she must have been mistaken. Mr. Goldsworthy's bureau, ihe further deposed, a s well as a large tin box, kept in his bedroom, had been wrenched open, and all the gold and silver they con ta:ited, supposed to be a large sum, carried I off. She further added, that the key of the lofl-loor wasp she believed, generally carried by Mr. W arren, in his coat-pocket. The detective gave the finishing stroke to this evidence. In the tightened grasp of the deceased he had found a small piece of light browns cloth, matching precisely with a rent in Richard Warren's upper coat, and torn off, as he (the detective) supposed, if what had been stated wtLs true, in the death-struggle. Ile had also liscovered about ten pounds in gold and silver concealed under the floor of Richard Warren's workshop, but the amount car ried away, he was bound to add, wa:, known to exceed live hundred pounds. This was more than sufficient, and the inquest was adjourned to the next day, when Richard Warren would be present, :rad the evidence be read over and subill scrilil--a needlless ceremony, like the presence of the accused at thesealtogether ex parte proceedings. IRichard Warren's statement in explana tion did not in the least mend his position. lie had gone to a friend living beyond Hlampstead to borrow a sum of money for a pressing occasion; but judging, on ar riving there, from the closed shutters, and the absence of lights, that his friend had retired with his flmily to bed, he re fr'dned from disturbing him, and returmed home empty-lunded as he went. He had neglecterl to take his upper-coat with him : but on re-entering his home, and seein, it hang lip as usual in the passage, he Sad slilped it on, as he knew his wife would be vexed if she knew ha had gone out on such a hitter night without it. It was easy to see that neither the coroner nor one of the jury-keen, far-scanning, astute gentle menu all of them-believed a word of this -iniple story, and a verdict of " Willful murder" against Richard Warren was quickly returned by a majority of seven teen to one, that one being myself, much, I could see, to the disgust, amongst others, of my facile friend the beadle, to whose kindness I was indebted for my place in the jury. The inquest verdict would, I doubted not, be ratified by the Old Bailey jury. The wifei's evidence and reported expressions hastd been printed and enlarged upon in every newspaper in the metropolis; and however gravely the ,Judge might warn the jurors to banish from their minds all they had previously heard-which they could about as easily do as banish their own identity from their minds--would, I was quite certain, insure Richard Warren's conviction, if the evidence that could be hleally adduced at the trial were of the thinite.t, flimsiest kind-which, however. it was not by any means, as will have been seen. Still. there were many weak as well as favorably suggestive points about the evi dence, even to those who, not knowing the accusedl as I did, could not examine it by t he light of his pure and blameless life andi character. Where. in the time, could hie have eftirtually concealed the large, smin in golt and silver that had been cairied off: the ten pounds that had been discovered was obviously a plant, and the two figure shadows which the woman Riddel had, I tilt convince.d, seen-to whom could they point but to Purflect and his man, who wers both fiuniliar with the ways of Gold." worthy's house, Intimate with Warreu. and had access by a eonmmon door to his workshop? Mr. M'Intyre coincided per tiletly in my opinion ; and Mrs. Warren, who was half distracted with grief, re nmorse, and dread, being enabled by her father's will, bequeathing all his estate, real and personal, to her exclusively, to furnish us with ample funids, a clever de teetive's services were engaged, and other springs carefuly set to ensnare and convict the real murderer or murderers. No positive result was, however for a long timte obtained, and the Old Baoley Session was already unpleasantly near, when the detective suggested, as a last re source, that a reward of £200 should be advertised for the discovery of tihe perpe tr:tor of the crime, payable to any accomn plile in the deed except the actual mur hdere.r. and roundly promising impunity under he prescrilbed conditions to the in- 1 former. T ,his may. perhaps," said the detective, " "ta thi: .Jenkins, Master Purfleet's jourr . who has so suddenly van i-led. u lup; and, at all events, it is It u: , di. and bore fruit with magical e.lerit hie hills lund not been posted twelve hlurs when the detective's agents uiliprat'l himn that Purfleet was selling his trade--ta'k for aiyvthing he could get for it. evidlantlv wi;h thle intsotion to bolt. A closer watch than ever was kept upon the fellow's motions, who, on the evening of the third day from the issue of the men acing advertisem nt, fetchedt a cab and pnleked it with his boxes, which were la thhdl. "James Dixon, passage, lIver pool." At that moment the detective made his appearance. exclaiming, "Oh, these are your packages, are they, friend Dixon-or Nix'em--whiich is it. eh? Or might not the name of Thomas Purfceet suit yout as well. or better ?" The villain seemed turned into stone as by the stroke of an enchanter's wand. as tile officer's words of doom smote udpl his ear. Presently the thick perspiration oozed through his clammy forehead; his knees smote each other, and his quick, gasping breath barely enabled him to ar tculate, in an accent of utter.despair, " I see it all now, and that I am a dead man ! This Is Jenkina's doing!" " Perhaps so; but this packet of valua bles would, I think, do for you without his aid. Come along! it is always at the last pinch, you know, that the devil de serts his mates. Now, then !" Instead of Richard Warren, Thomas Purtleet and Isaac Jenkins were ried at the ensuing Old Baley Sessions for the murder of Bartholonimew GColdsworthy, found gullty, and sentenced to be hanged. Purflet underwent the extreme penalty; but the judgment to die pseaed upon Jen kins was commuted to transportation for life. Mr. and Mrs. Warren still live in compar ativl' afiluence, and have a nnmerous family. Richard Warren told me, for perhaps the hundredth time, the other day, that after the frst hour or so of pMic he never for an Instant doubted of a true deliverance, a conftidece which in all cases, I grieve to say, has not Iwen so happily realized. The Man Who Didn't See It. " I can't see it," said Buffer. " Nobody reads all these little advertlsements. It's F prepoatetous to think it." " But," said the editor, " you read what interests you "' "Yes." "And if there's anything that yon par ticularly want you look for it ?" "('ertainly." " Well. among the thousands upon thou- a sands who help to make up this busy r world of ours everything that is printed I is read. Sneer as you please, I do assure you that printer's ink Is the true open se- i saune to all the business success." And still Buffer couldn't see it. Hlie didn't believe that one-half of these little crowded advertisements were ever read. "Suppose you try the experiment," said t the editor. ". Just slip in an advertisement I of the want of one of the most common I things in the world. For the sake of the test I will give it two insertions free. Two will be enough: and you may have it jammed into any out-of-the-way nook of f my paper you shall select. T'wo iuser tions, of only two lines. Will you try it'" Buffer said of course he would try it. And lie selected a place where he would have it publishedi-crowded in under the head of " Wants." And he waited and saw a proof of his advertisement, which appeared as follows: Wanted-A good house dog. Apply to J. Bmr SeR. 57i Tower at., twtween the hours of 6 and 9 p. m. Buffer went away smiling and nodding. On the following morning he opened his paper, and after a deal of hunting he found his advertisement. At first it did not seem at all conspicuous. Certainly so insiniti cant a paragraph, buried i" such a wilder ness of paragraphs. could not attract no tice. After a time. however, it began to look more noticeable to him. The iore he looked at it the plainer it grew. Final ly it glared at him from the closely printed page. But that was because he was the person Particularly Interested. Of course It would appear conspicuous to him. But .it could not be so to others. That evening Mr. Buffer was just sitting down to tea (nuftfer was a plain, old-fash ioned man, and took tea at six) when his door bell was rung. The servant atn nounced that a main was at the door with a do- to sell. " Tell him I don't want one." Six times Bufri was interrupted while taking tet by men with dogs to sell. Buf fer was a man who would not lie. He had put his foot inii, and he must take iteat manfiully. The twenty-third applicant was a small boy with a girl inl comtpaJy, who had a ragged, dirty poodle for sJle. Buffer bought the poodle of the boy, and immnediate!y presented it to the gill, and then sent them off. To tile next applicant he was able truth fully to answer-" l)on't want any more. I've bought onte." The stream of callers continued until near 10 o'clock, at which hourBuiler lockedt up and turned off the gas. On tile following evening, as Buiier ap proached his house, he found a crowd as .setnbled. He counted thirty-nine men and boys. each one of whom had a dog in tow. ''here were dogs of every grade, I size. and c olor, and growl, and howl. Buf fir addressed the motley multitude, and informed them that he had purcbhaed a *Then" what d'yer advertlse for?" And Bnffer got his hat knocked over his eyes before he reached the sanctuary ofl his home. Never mind about the trials and tribula tions of that night. Buffer had had no idea that there were so many dogs in ex istence. With the aid of three policemen 1 lie got through alive. On the next morn ing he visited his friend the editor and acknowledged the corn. The advertise ment of "wanted" was taken out, and in t the most conspicuous place, 'od in glaring type, he advertised that ihe didn't wantany more dogs. And for this advertisement he paid. Then he went home and posted ulxmn his door-" Gone Into the country." T'he he hired a special policeman to guard his property, and then he locked up and went away with his family. From that day Joesphas Buffer has never been heard to express doubts concerning the efficacy of printer's Ink; neither has lie asked: " Who reads advertisementsP' -N. Y. Ledger. Trees as Historiane of the PasL M. Charles Gros has communicated a note to the French Academy 'of Sciences on the study of the yearly rings, show\n when the trunk of a tree Is transversely divided. These layers by which, as we'll kuown, the age of the tree may be determined, do not diminish in relative thickness by a constant law. In view of this, M. Gros seeks a *use for the irregma larity, aull. it seems has arrivedl at tre conclusion that the data, mean and ex tretue, of meteorologcal phenomena, when known and tabulated, nlight be comnparedl year by year with the annual ligilcous layers formed during such peri ods in many different varieties of trees. From the comparison it is not impossl bleh that some interesting ideas relative to the laws ofdevelopment of trees may be obtained. But, moreover, these laws ese establisheld, the trees in their turn tit become precons eolleetions of me tforological evidence for plaes amnd thies where bervations cannot be made. Les Miondes suggests rather a itrikng exam pie of what might be learned from andcient trees, as follows: "Suppose that there should be found in Egypt a vqry old though living tree, the origin of which dated back to the time of Joseph. If. on cutting the trunk, the rings eaOrrespond ing to that period showed seven thL and seven thin layers, there would be tangible fkknee of the Scriptural tradition of the seven years of lenty and seven years of famine, besides of the immediate canses t" humidity, temperature, etc., to whidchasc phenomena might be cdue." -A substitute for qninine is reportedtl have been discovered in the echies p t which grows abundantly in tim Phlfpplzn Isa:mnds. Itis saidtobea remtedy fir d kinds of fever, that the muse of it invesh none of the unpleasant after effect ofqu nine, and that it can be prepared at one hIall the cost of the latter drug. PUNG.ENT PARAGRAPiMS. ARTIFICIAL BUTTIrR-- battering-ram. F'ADOVER says the minister must have had a cold in lis head when Budd Doble was baptized. A crYICAL lady, rather inclined to flirt says most men are ilke a cold, very easily caught, but very hard to get rid of. THERE is not myrrh, or aloes, or chlo ride of lime enough in the world to disin feet a single house of such a nuisance as a person of sour, sullen temtper. '" WHAT's the plural of pillow ?" asked a teacher the other day. "A bowster, sir," replied his rawest pupil amid the sup pressed tittering of the whole class. IT has been noticed that the men who interrupt the end of a play or other enter tainment by breaking for the door, all have low foreheads and scrubby hair. IN despair a St. Paul reporter purt it in this way: " I wish I was an Indian, a Modoc or a Ute. I'm tired of hunting items with the mud above my boot." THE most polished man in D)anburvy just now is a rheumatic grocer, whose wife un dertook to bathe himnt dl over with balsam for rheumatism. After the job was well dione she looked at the label on the bottle, and ftonnd that it was furniture polish she had been using. THE old-clothes dealers say that very little stock is brought In. Wearing cld garments is growing popular, and it may turn out before the winter is over that it will be high style for gentlemen to attend opera with spectacles In the rear of their pantaloons.-Louisville Coarir-Joursal. " CAN'T you manage to give my son one of the prizes at the exhibition ?" asked a mother of a teacher. "No, madam " was the reply"; ' our son will stand no cluqe-, " he obsln p stsn tifetdless." "Ofi but then," exclaimed the fond mamma, "If that's so, you can give him a prize for per severance !" MoNYY. Mloey borrowed is a foe Veiled in kindly seeming; Moey wasted Is a friend - Lost beyond, redeemagt Hoarded, it is like a guest Won with anxious set king Uiving nothing fter hs bod Save the care of keeping; S t in good. It leaves a joy wie ths worth behind it; And whe thus hath lost i hebre, Shall hereafter Sad it. A Sordid Tragedy. Almon and John Gordon were the sons of a small farmer living in Thorndike, Waldo county,Maine. Somnethinglike the old rivalry of Jacob and Esau seems to have grown up with the young men. Al mon was thrty, industrious and. "elose" -a man after his old father's heart. John was a "no account" young fellow; he liked squirrel-hunting and sleighing, but was averse to hard labor. The old man, after varioua experiments, dedded to lease his little farm to Almon, who wrought in dustriously in the field and wood-lot. John, meantime, had "done chores" about among the neighbors, had let hlnmelf at intervals as hired man, and had lived a generally thriftless and shiftless life. Al mon finally secured from his father certain writings which gave him absolute cont:ol, if not ownership, of the farm. At this John was exceedingly wroth. He had also been unprosperous in his little love anfhirs; and he was embittered and disap pointed. Some person had written anon ymous letters to the object of his affections. wanting her that he was a ne'er-do-wel and a vagabond.. This meannet he, chirged to his sister-in-law the wib of Almon. lie swore he would be "evn" with the whole family. The lhed culml nated In a quarrel about a asw which be; longed on the &lrm, and which John took, without leave, to saw wood for one of the neighbors. One night, after some bitter talk, the brothers went to bed under'the same roof. Toward morning, Johh rose up stsHly and crept into the room where Almon was leeping with ai wi and two little children. With an axe fom the woodshed, this sordid Cain slew his brother, the wife, and one of the children, leaving the second child for dead. He then fired the house and alarmed the neighbors. His alarm was premature; the fire was extin guished ; the horrid butchery was manl test he was arrested, tried, and on Wed nesday last convicted of murder In the first e details of this sordid story, brought ot In the comuse of the tral. gie glimpse If mesa qad common-place w s ofy through violence and blood rose into the dignity of a tragedy. There was the weak old mat beset by his natural ardetion for his sons and thelr selfish greed. There were the brothers wrangling over petly de tails of homely farm li an Inflamed with heart-burnnlg about the ownerlhip oftfield and wood-lot, and the use of a saw. And there was the poor old mother trying to keepipeace in the family, and secretly tell ing John that be should have $300 a his pat of the birthright. The covetousness and rancor of the disappointed brother flamed and dfamed until he was on fire with a desire for revenge. lie was nota violent man, nor of dull moral perceptions; but he hated his brother, snd so wore the brand of Cain before he lifted the fatal axe. Nur ing his wrath, he fancied himself most Ill aused and outraged by a supplanter. His pamsion grew on him as he mused over his waongs, atnd tihe sight of hlsbrother eejoy ing the comforts of a frugal homestead drove .hIn wild. So for the poor sake of revenging himself for the los af a few hundred dollars he imbrued his hands in his brother's blood. Just as men more delicately nurtured and more profusely tempted become defsalters, tlhieves, or murderers far the sake of thtouands, this young Maine farmer brought three awful murders on his soul, desolated what should have been ia happy home, and threw once more a lurid light on the old, old proverb, "The love of mloney is the root of all eviL" IF. ribune. week ago a Germi' eame to Dt Motoes hom N.remabr, G.rmrnl, 1 "i' settle, brining with hIm $li in Aei,.. pns of 5- U9 U tees bonds, which he bought for gold at a bank L i Nurembe. .He o&red them at Allen's Beank for ah. when the emhier pronotanl thCet lP tefelt. They have been fmmdi: a~shtagton to be examined. k jt, he lbr sa" the Nuremberg ii l swhttldnd.