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THE INDIANA STATE SENTINEL WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1875 Tor ue ifewttaei.l BNOW BIKIW. BT LH O. HARRI. Pair pilgrims of the frosen north, Wbeae Hyperborean tempeits Wow, What nilstri bade yon wander forth ; .Vs beraids ef tbe coming mow T roor songtess birds, eondemned to foin, Like silent exiles, far from home. What ua wrought penance doom 70a here. Mate E)mrMn for the dying year? With tireless wing and restless fei Yon wanaer. eeaselessly, alone The tile at vale UiU calm retreat, 80 lately eignem song Where Flora's rerings charmed the aliht, Wlthlbrrnaof beauty and delight. That teemed their fi ap-ance to dUTaae, In tmnlatlen of Uielr hues. Could j ew bare known bow fair and gar With bob and beauty, was the wood. Ton had et waited till decay Had ehanged It to a solitude. 2T ow, all lta nulody baa fled ; Its flowers are eolorlsss and dead ; And yo, who ne'er beheld their blooaa. Axe come, UiepllgrlDts, to their tomb. Fair wanderers, from the land of snews. What en told mission briDgsyov heref Hats yon ne tidings to disclose Of hope, nor meesafces of cheer T tome there no pleasures with the wind, Yonr rentiers wings have left behind f Cemes there so mirth within its train To cheat the winter of its pain ? Ah, yes. When nature's summer glow Has died in forest rale and mead. Ten some, i wen heralds of the snow, That, like a thrr od, shall bide her dead . A (Lrond of pen e and stainless white, To she I fi moor regretful Right, The faded beauties, that decay, Untomawd, en earth's sepulchral clay. Oar saddened hearts, with grief beset. That mourn each present, dead delight, Are softer ed to a sweet regret, Wbw It la bilden from the sight. Thoogh sberUhiog the memory stilt. We seek for other joys to fill The vaeat chamber In the mmI, Where the fair tenant held control. And now yoar presence mutely tells or plighted tro'h, and vows of love When, bM the muslo or the bells. And light of laughing stars above, Heart beats wilh heart a happy ohlme; For eapM 1t the sleighing time. And, like aa Iceland lichen, grows And Ooarithi amid the snows. It tells of flashing, ringing steel O'er flroaen waters gilding pant; Of slowing eheeks, whose hues reveal. A bloeaa, unglven by the blast. When bi ashing maid and ardent youth. With eyes f lo- e, and hearts of truth, Eave hepe through all their lives to glide. Thus smeethly, sweetly, side by aide. It telle ef cheerful Are, that glow Within the home, where comfort reigns; Where, all unmindful of the snow, That drive against the window pane. Or howling ef the envious winds. The soul Its dearest pleasure finds. Betide the hearth, whose warmth Imparts A t tndjed glow to happy hearts. Of merry melodies, that roll From ojos belts at Christmas time, A thoega. the cse al had a soul, That peered its music in the chime. Those peala to childhood's heart presage Mynedoofl jojs, while hearts or age Orow yeaag attain. tm!d tiie glee. That atrelta und the Christmas tree. ABOUT WOMEK. Brld A tours are oat of fetjlo in good bo Jetj. Miss Craeroft, a niece of Sir John Franklin, k writing the lives of her uncle and of Lady Fran ail n. "Ida Greely Smith" is tbe way ehe signs her name, and Smith will be heard of no more than ti'.owe. To the urprls3 of every one but her hus band a California wamaa has Just licked a lion in a single combat. Mother-of-pearl ornaments are all the rage lost low, but hüll a good big handkerchief is the thing for this weather. A Green Day family discharged the hired tirl for Impudence and she poured kero- sen e over 112 pounce of nice butter in the cellar. Mrt. Miry Clemmer baa so nearly recov ered tnr hilth tta. she thinks of return ing to her wjik of correspondent at Wash- incton. Joenta Miller' novel, The One Fair Woman," will be published serially In the Ga'&xy slmalUneoualy with its English pabliAtlM. Wten qoen Victoria returned from her 14 weeks viit at Balmoral she wore a black dres and jeekt aid a black bonnet trimmed with white .ribbons. Xtlüe Bartoris is coming back to her mother sgain next msntb, bat persons who ran calculate correctly need not be misled by the aDDcancemeat. It is Mnounoed in Washington that Miss Sickles, the eldest daughter ol the ex United State? ml oloter to Spain, la soon to be married to a Spanish nobleman. Mies Annie Louise Carey will return from Europe to Durr am. Maine, ber native place. In May or June u xt, where her lather, who la In poor health, now resides. Fiorenee Msrryatt (Mrs. Rose-Church) would bare ad a much money by her re cent readies; tour In Ireland if her agent bad not run away with tbe proceeds. A Detroit woman could think of but twenty-nine different Ingredients) to put into a siDf pie, and she wept at tbe Idea of losing ber powers of memory. Chicago rxiai baa an agency" for intro ducing young ladies to millionaires, and his charges are very moderate. lie guarantees his cudtosaers to be high-toned and respect able. Mrs. LJvermore says girls are not partic ular enough about tbe men they marry. BufUlo Courier. We often think bj when we see them smuggling to marry a brick house. Ttere bave btei but 123,860 newipapaper slurs at pnll-brk dres4 up to da'e, but striped sUkings bave claimed good shaieof jotmalietlc a tentlon, especially on windy dys. A UJkir g-matcb between two old maldp, f r $75 a sHe, cams off In Boston la t weak. The winner ran upto 183 wjrds per minute, and vi ou!d 1 ae reach i 200, it is believed, bad the not uoforiiu a ely loosened four of Ler front teeth and eplit ber palate. Mrt. Mira Cl.rk Gaintsfs prosecuting tbe Hm. Cal-b CiMmr, her iormer ooulss'. Tbl ldy bas sued everything in tbe b avens slvf, in tbe eartb beneath, and in tte who is uuw 'tbe eartb, with no re xxiarbaoie palaid enlr, so far, except an immense and diosKi enable notoriety. ECONOMY IS THE WORD. WINTER STYLES FOR THB MILLION. RAIMKMT SUTTBD TO THI HARD TTK tS THI X.ATB8T F ELBA KS OP FASHIOX OHkAF BUT OHKFKFOX. Ths Sentinel of last Sunday gave the latest styles for brides. To-day It will give the eoonomlcal phase of fashion, presum Ing that the ladles hsve become brides dar ing the week, and bare returned from their tours and settled down to every day dnties ol domestic Hie. Fashion Is generous this season in permitting great latitude, and so good taste combined with economy covers a skirt of cambric with shirred front breadths of silk, while the back is composed of tbe sweeping plaited or court train. A faded Bilk may b covered with black: lace or loamy ruches and pufflnes oftalle. From a collection of tulle and tarlatan ball dresses onsortwo charming costumes can be im provised, particularly when different colors are arranged together; pale gray or white with rose, and blue and sea-loam green strsw color ana aau reo; ivory or cream color with golden and ssal brown; ivory and rosy purple, flesh color and faint tints of blue. Youdi ladies can surerintend their ball dresses of these airy fabrics, as exquisite in effect as a piece 01 Dresien Oblna. yet in expensive withal. Silk and tulle of frozen water-green and tea rose can be garlanded with wreathes of wild roses, or gray and vio let silk with bouquets of clematis and hyacinths, pink and purple. Tbe latest importations of moyen-sga brocades, raoonne la ones covered with large a ra basques, the soft end graoeful da ering tbe heavy twilled ground, tbe splendid stamped velvets, and other damasks of silk and wool are msgaincent enough for any grand dame ot medieval da vs. Faconoe, either black or of delica'e evening tints. ranges in price from $1 to ?3 a yard. Dama'se also come) in all colors at from 52 25 10 76; the superb serge-pekin, with thick twilled, bias Burraoe, covered euner wttn large di monds, great arabesques, or scroll and fret work, and Interspersed with medallions or figured circles, is IS a yard ; damasse of an other sort bas.brocbe figures of a lighter shade of silk, or comes in blocks ot cloth co'ora, for SI a yard, and an exquisitely fine drap d'ete, ciosaiy embossed with silk figures, 21 inohes wide, and selling for 3 and 54 a yard. Matelase. of the faintest possible tints of rose, blue, ivory and amber, for opera wraps, cost from 3 to $5 50. All ot THESB) FABRICS ARB RICH AJCD OOSTXT, yet being combined with plain silk, velvet, or wool, do not after all make so eztrava gsnt toilet. Tbe sleeves and skirt, at present, must be alike, while tbe overs kirt and basque or polonaise are made of the same material, and must invariably be com posed of the flgured stuffs. Another source of economy is the extreme scantiness ol skirts and ths possibility of remodeling those or a past date, it would seem absurd to cover a rich velvet skirt with a long clinging overskirt; therefore a deep flounce or velvet is enoogn to do disclosed, and can be made on a plain and inexpensive skirt. These economies are simply an avoidance of the late ex treme of fashionable extravagance and waste of costly material, and are being prac ticed by the richest women. A handsome yet useful overskirt is male, for instance, of three long, atralght breadths of velvet fastened to tbe baud of tbe upper skirt di rectly back ot the apron, and although it forms the back of ths overskirt, yet it com pletely covers tbe underskirt. The apron must be deep and round, trimmed on tte edge and up the front. Tfce plain cuirass basque baa a velvet back, silk front and silk sleeves. A novelty is a very wide box- plaited ruche placed around the ed&r of the skirt, ot velvet or silk. Another new attrac tion in the way of an elegant toilet is rich embossed satin. with r als 3d velvet figures of various shades. This is worn in bisque and train over velvet for a dinner dresn. In many of these costly costumes trimmings are alto gether abandoned as superfluous and ex travagant. The Jacquard Casimirs, broebe tabrios, heavy Sicilieane and brocades are simply hem me i or laced. The artistic folds ot the drapery are thus disclosed, and the only ornamentation constats ot tbe quaint reticule pocket. The scarf overskirt is more art; :1c than any other. It is gracefully draped below tbe bins and fastened at tbe back by lone loose loops and sishes. A new material comes in Roman colors, closely in terwoveo, of pure spun ras silk in tiny stripes, dote and neos. This la twenty-four dcloa wide and 2 50 a yard, and is made up mostly in simple Oabrlelle shape and THB rBIITOXSSK FOLOXAISB. There are very beautiful newly Imported oostamea of oashmere, In shades of brown, prune, navy bine, and black. The bisques, overskirt and flounces of the underskirts are exquisitely embroidered in half colors. with silk, and finished at the elite with silk knite-plaliiags. Another style has an oma- mentation ot velvet pyramid, also em- i oroiaerea, ana sieti Drown oostaoae is em- broideieJ to three shadts of brown. In boxes, unmade, are combination suits of lc and eaabmere. There la a deeo etde plaited flounce ot stlB, and three embroid ered flounoea torm tbe orerekirt. The back drapiog is confined by sashes and long loops of silk. Among other dainty new things are Japan morning gowns male of soft Japan silk lined with silk of a contrasting color and wadded with a eotton lighter than down hat grows in tbe south of China. They are alrrply trimmed with bright colored silken cords. Another style la embroidered by tbe Japan women In gay silks; flowers In email clusters, single sprays of roses, an Infinite variety 01 biroe and brilliant little batter flies form a border half a yard deep. The polonaise has again returned to life in a new shape and with its old name, the Marguer ite. Being a combination ot tbe basque and overskirt, it is slmph a finely fitting cuii a s basque joined to aa overs blrt. itts extremely becoming to all figures, la very long, and the black draping is extremely simple and novel. The basque shape must be set with exquisite rlainnees over the hips and bark, and be without trimming excepting a pip ing oord or small lold of silk. . The aleevee may be or tbe same fabric, according to choice, with coiYi of silk, and there is a By ron collar already described. The skirt is double width cloth, and requires only three breadths, the back being composed or a sin gle breadth, it is cut straight, all of the full ems being broognt into plaita in tre middle of the back. Sashes made of single width silk are fastened at the side just above the edge or the basque and HOLD THB DBAPBRT AT THB BACK. Freneh modiatei advocate cutting the cuirass basques bias, aa best adapted to "fall nto line." The Imported Jackets and walklnz aacqnei of last summer had tbe backs cut bias. The effect was very evident n the peculiar nicety of the share. Some ot tbe new French sarques are made with Doliuan back and sacque front, tbe aleevs bfg.lDDing at the elbow In Dolman style; the fabric is wool matelasse, beavily trimmed with sou:acbe laid on In many rows to represent oroaa Danas, a Jjouis XIV. la.ket- woven cloih tat que is oddly rimmed with medallions at tegular inter- va's, made of a utactae. A very elaborately mads wrap of black cloth bus several rows of wide braid us-d in tbe trnumirg. glitter- ng with gold inreaae; an oreu bacK is hlmulatea by lacings of silkSn cords and a S9ls. Since tbe poloraise and princess) ortsi bave become the rage to Paris, new desigca are constantly arriving. The Louis Qainze will probably be very popular. The blouse front basque is new and intended to add fullness to the fragile figures, the basque la plain, but two pieces of atraight silk are gathered at the neck and brought down to tbe waist, where tbey are airain gathered to a piece ol taps and kept in place by a wide belt made of silk folds which betrina at tbe side aeams and fasten in front. Tbe back ot tbe basque is quite plain. Long square vails are again fashion ably revived, and are very much more be coming than tbe present style of rx ask vail The new valla are worn in two wavs, thrown over the hat with one point before, tbe other behind, and the two corner points lightly caught together and pinned behind tbe other has the top hemmed and a string run In to tie around the crown, made ot BLACK DOTTED LACS or Chantllly plain net. they must be about three-quarters ot a yard long when finished Jost now is preached dress reform with all manner ol absurdities and innovations. The reform which ia most aadly needed is the trailing street dress. If the argument is not in itself sufflciet for those who ought to look upon cleanliness as next to godliness it can be aided, that fashion frowna upon It, and tbe fashionable walking skirt escapes tbeground utterly and entirely. Corsets are absolutely imperative for comfort as well as appearance. American girls know mat wasp waists are out of fashion; so are pale cheeks and flat chests. They wear common-sense exten sion-sole boots made of heavy moroooo. thoroughly waterproof. They are incased in warm wool undergarments, and regard fine white skirts on the street aa vulgar they are well wrapped in the shaggiest of cloth, warmest ot closely-fitting jackets for shopping, or. If In blgber fabric ot silk and chasbmere, perforated chamois vests, lined with flannel, protect them from tbe cold Their skirts escape the ground, and their Iresb, rosy faces and easy, graceful forms on Broadway and Chestnut street are tbe best of witnesses that no change or reform is needed In tbe present style of dress. THE ST. LOUIS STEAL. TUB LATEST CROOKED WHISKY GOSSIP SCHEMES OF THB PARTICIPANTS. A St. Louis special to tbe Chicago Times of yesterday says that J. B. Woodward, W. D. N. Barnard and other urant men are working up a vast amount of political feel ing out of the whisky ring. Woodward is tfce man who gave Commissioner Douglass the fullest details or tbe operations ot tbe St. Ixrals whisky ring a year before the raid was made. Dongias counts upon urant as bis frisnd and Bristo w as his enemy. Re furnished tbe Grant faction when he was here with considerable Information ot hlch they proposed to make all the espital possible. Douglass solemnly de clared that all tbe proofs of the whisky ring were in Bri&tow's hands in March, 1874, and tbat he urged Brist Ow with all tbe persie tency ttat an inferior officer could properly show, to squelch the ring, but Mr. Bristow kept cutting him off, saying the time bad not come. According to Woodward and Barnard, Bristow and Jewell entered into an alliance soon atter Bristow docs me secretary, for tbe purpose of defeating Grant's third term aspirations, and bave ever since been forcing mm into traps. Jewell has been pushed forward by Br!s:ow n various schemes calculated to make him popular, and he, in turn, has abetted Bris tow to the gradual USURPATION OP THB PRESIDENT'S POPU LARITY. Attorney General Plerrepont alja joined Bristow and Jewell, and Delano, gaining an nkling of tbe plotting, went and revealed all he knew to Orant. As soon as the presi dent was informed of the combination be B9nt for Bristow. The latter explained the matter plausibly and Informed Grant tbat be bad discovered that some revenue offi cials, carefully concealing their tames and location, bad been systematically engaged n robbing the government, and hemeiely wished to correct this abuse of official power. He took advantage ot this opportunity to bint tbat tbe suppression of lraud would win popularity for tbe president, and he ob tained Grant's consent to find out and punish official rassality wherever it existed. For this act of tbe informer, tbe downfall of Delano was decided upon. The Marsh charge, which had been reserved tor several months until a good opportunity oflered, were preferred against Delano, a ad the opposition to th secretary of the inte rior was pushed by Bristow, Jewell & Co., until that officer was farced to retire. Ex- Senator Hendert on, of Mis9omi, who has bad no affiliations with urant and bin bar room cronlei, represents tbe Missouri wing ot the Bristow element. In accordance with he general plan Attorney Geceral Pierre- pout appointed Gen. Henderson, ot St. Lou to superintend tbe rsid be re and prosecute all suspected parlies. Geo. Henderson's authority has all along ex ceeded even tbat ot tte prosecuting attor ney, (or be bad carte blanche from Attorney General Plerrepont to pursue whatever course be deemed beet for tbe prosecution. conviction and punishment of tbe whisky ring. Mr. Plerrepont has entered heartily Into tbe movement, and opposes Gen. Grant's third term aspirations. Gradually during the PBOORX88 OP THB WAR OH THB WHISKY BINO, Bristow's object has dawned upon the rather obtuse presidential mind, and now a yery hostile feeling exists between the two factions; but Bristow has maneuvered In a most successful manrer. He baa out-gener- aled Grant completely and on to to-day has him in his power. By shrewd management be induced Grant to order him publicly not to let any guilty man escape. This was the crowning glory of Bristol's plan From tbat moment he waged bis war re lentlessly against the ring, pursuing tbe suspected parties even to tbe wblte house itself. Grant could not retract that Utter ance, nr could be remove Bris'ow; there fore he is compelled to sit idly by and see h's hopes for a third term rapidly vanish and all tbe probabilities of auccess appro priated by a man wbo baa outwitted him. The attack made upon the presi dent by Gen. Henderson in his address in tbe Avery case is said to have been done in ascordaoce with instrnctiona from Attorney-General Pierrepont, who ia de sirous of impressing upon tbe people the degree of Geneial Grant's culpability. He does this not with any particular ill-will against tbe president, but to more ef fectually destroy bis cbaoces for tbe re nominatlon, and thus Increase those of bis sworn ally, Bristow. All these ataiemsms are not wild street ru mots, but are confi dentially discussed, and firmly believed by the leaders ot the third term faction here. How to de Feat Bristow and turn the tide of popularity ones more in lavor of Grant and against tbe Kentuckian, Is what they are plannlog. Tbey bave documents which they declare they will spring Just as soon as the proper time comes, which will show ttat Bristow delavel tbe wbWky raids tor political effect. From this time on tbe whisky prosecutions will te watched care- fully from a political standpoint. Dyer, tbe dis'rict attorney, wbo tnanit s ed an in clination to procrasilnate lo tbe Bibcock as bat been brought to terms by ilender Bui.' toreat to abandon him, and ths gov ernment counsel here are now working raruoooiously fn tbe interest of Bristow, Jewell and Pierrepont. M The Crawlordsvilie Kview ia to be en larged to a six-columa quarto before the close of tbe present month. GOLD. (Sanested by ths Black UlUi gold fever. On, gold, thou curse of every station. Thou harbinger of man's damnation. A dliae tboa art both awirt and aare For wbleb on earth there is no cure. Men hsve no Urns for calm reflection; Tby glit ter is a magic spall That lares as to tbe brink of he)L. AU those who kneel and call thee Ood. Thou rnlest with an iron rod. Kaeh purer feeling most give wsy When in ths souFlhou holdest sway. In ths accursed thirst for gains Man would coin his very brains. And when fortune turns about In ealmdespilr he blows tbemout. We lsy to thee our every woe. Thy trail Is seen where e'er we go. It is to thee we traee (inflation). For thes men Jeopardise salvation. Thon art, indeed, the root of evil. Thy servants likewise serve the devil. All human Ills we assign to thee. The source of all our misery Is gold (or want of It) that's worse, Ho either way thou art a corse. A STORY OP THB STAGE. The Other Side of tbe Oa'ea-Titua Divorce Case. A TALK WITH TITUS' MOTHER. PHASB OF THB IfOTKD THEATRICAL CASH HaVKR BEFOR MADK PUBLIC TBI TROUBLE LARQKLT 0WIM4 TO A MKDDLK BOMB Ml DDL. K MAN SOUS IKNTIXKNTAL OORRESPOWDESCK THE PART THAT.PRBTTT PUSS FLAYED. The Chicago Times publishes an elaborate Interview with tbe mother of Mr. Tracy Titus, the ex-husband of the charming lit tie actress, Airs, jamei a. uates, and as tte Sentinel tas published the other side o tbe fctory it submits this in that spirit of fairness which should animate every wel regulated newspaper: Mrs. Titus is a lady of Intellect, education, cultivation and re finement, and of very strong affections. It was evident that love and a sense of duty were as airue in ner mina. sne nas loved Alice as she invariably calls ber with true, motherly affection, and it is a terrible struggle to give her op. Indeed, the affection bas evidently been mutual, and the blow is therefore all the more severe. She dwelt at great length upon the domestic happiness ot Tracy ana Alice, and vlvlJly recalled many scenes evincing tbetendereet affection of each for the other. They were never happy except in each other's society. Tbey bad frequently vicitea ner for days and weeks, and not tho sUgbeat indication of any misunderstanding ft ad ever been ob served. Others bad observed their perfect accord and harmony when abroad, and bad borne tbe most convincing testimony to their happiness. Prior to their departure from St. 1onis tor baa r rancisco, in Janu ary last, she wai positive that not a single cloud bad ever dimmed their horizon. Mrs. Titus said tbat tie first news of the separa tion at San Francisco was brought to her by the newspapers. She wrote repeatedly, but not until the middle ol April did she receive any reply, when HEB SON WROTH HIB AS FOLLOWS: No. 110 ScTLkR Street, San Francisco, April 10, 1875 Mr Dear Mothbk: Aiter neglecting you for so long a time, it seems bard to be obliged to write you a blue letter. You must know my trouble sooner or later, so here goes. Two months ago Alice left me, and I have not seen ber, to speak to her, since. Tbe trouble came very near killing me. 1 was sick in be i fer over two weatts, and not in good mind for over one month. I aaQ getting along nlcdly now. so don't von feel blue. I would not write to you until 1 was nearly over it, bdu could sho,r you that I would not make an ass of tnys-jlf oy arinKing or any otner looiisa ming. ah soon as i can seine up Dullness I will come to Chicago and remain some time w you. I go to K a rope sgtta tbi summer, as x cave made a contract with Mr. Derby, busband of tbe prima donna, Emily Melville, a very fine artict. 1 take the management of a new opera o; mpany, with her at tbe b a I, taviug an equal interest witntnem, so you see 1 am not going to sit down and oryover spilt milk, but do the best 1 ran to lorget every thing. Alice and mvsell were as lappy as could be until we cme here, when her sister Puss poisoned her against ms. lou know the Jmily never did nks me, and bave worked on Alice's feelings until they nnally succeeded io taking hr (rem me, and my sgent helped them do it, so as to get my pi ace as manager. 1 am not wen euougo to write tull particulars now, but will soon. Anectionataiy, Tbaot. Some two months later Bhe received ANOTHER LETTS R FROM TRACT, announcing his Intended departure for Aus- ialla, and rItIdk someelusto the cause of tbe separation. It reads as follow: Cosmopolitan Uotbl, Saw Francisco, one 9, 1875. Dear Moth es: Your kind letter received. You must not let things give you so much troutle. Iam getting along aa well as could be expected, under the circumstance", but am. of o urae, heart. Drouen ana very loneiy, i love 1 A 110 bet- er tt aa life, audi nought boo eld mo. We cot along so nicely, and she was, up to our com es; cere, aa good a wile as ever lived. Her mother and sister nave never treated me right and have constantly talked about me to her, and whi'e in St. Louis they must bave ar ran Bed a plan for our sepa ration and taken Allirsoo Into their confiiese?, as he eomruonced talking to outsiders about what hum happened Iodk before we bad auy trouble, and has done all bo could '0 brlrifc tbe troubles on, and for tbe purely selfish motives of becomiug manager. He, like a coward, lett the city the morning after I caoed him, bat I believe that he bas rejoioed the company in Vir ginia City. I did not see Alice btfbre she eft. or lor weeks before. I aent ber word tbat. atter what bad happened, our separa tion was for tbe best; lor, mother, if she can reconcile her conscience to what she has done, ber forgiveness for any wrong tbat I have done her would not bring nsppiatss. and without her boat love I sever would feel paid for my devotion and honesty to her. The aoandaloas ilea in the shape of sensations published by tbe papers helped to widen the breach. I fael too badly to come K.s: and bave oar mutual friends express to me their sorrow. 1 want to lorget as much of our trooble aa possible, and therefore have made arrangements tbat will asdst me. am sure tbat you will say tbat X bave done right by going; away from trouble, for as ong ai I remain here 1 ean not fix my mind on business, and woAld lead misera ble existence I will be where I will not bear her name mentioned. Alios will play in Chicago,, at Uooley'a, one week, comr- mencing about tbe 19th. Do not go, nor let Uber or uai go to the theater, if tue should pca-lbly cll 01 you, treat ber kindly and give L er good ad vice, but do not mention anjtolDg about our coming together. You wererigbtln not letliog any one aay any thing: axainst Alice, toi sue Is my wiie until divorced, which sie intends doing this sum mer. I will be forty dijson tbe wa'er. Sometimes tbetttaxera make toe trip in one month. 1 may pcai blv come back bv war of London, as tbe expense is about 1 hs same, aad then Istall have been round tne woria. 1 win wrue again before Itaflng. Good-by Ood bless. youl IB ACT. TBI FIRST FULL and, In Mr. Titus' opinion, authentic nar rative of tbe origin of tbe difficulty was contained io a letter irom an intimate friend of Tracy, wbe was with him In Calilornla, and to whom, it appears, e assigned the on- pleas? nt duty of communicating tbe details to bis mother, a task tbat be bad himself dreaded and avoided. The writer, from his intimate and sodal relations with Mr. Titus, was better qualified to perform tbe duty than perhaps the son himself. He write thus: 8A! Frakcxsoo, Cau, June 27. 1875. Mr dzar Mrs. Titus: It will be a week to morrow since . Tracy aailed, or rather steamed, away to Australia. Of course saw mm on. . ids sailed in . tbe best of spirits, though he looked rather serious when be said good-by, because so manv months must eispse before he could see von Mrs. Derby (Miss Emily jueivuic j is one 01 tne sweetest little women I ever saw. I was never more favorably laipreeaea wifcn anyone. w rracy lert me a bard task. When he left he asked me to write to you and tell von al about his troubles with Allee. I hardly know where to begin, lor np to the time of tneir separation 1 thought them very happy. If you remember, on a former occasion, I told you they were like children together. However, I will do the best I can. Alice's family were very much opposed to her marriage with Tracy. During Mr. Oatea' lifetime be kept her away from them. but. after bis death, her mother, Puss, and ber brother Johnny lived on ber and used the money as though It was their own. There is no knowing where tbey mizht hsve led her, if Tracy, as business manager, bad not now and tben checked them. Alice and Tracy were constantly together. She was a great care to him. Ignorant of buaice3S matters, she was more like a child than like a womao, and Tracy watched over her, and cared ior ner aa lew women are cared for. For then, it was only a step from friendship to 10 ve. when Mrs. Merritt discovered their s flection lor each other, she com mencea a course 01 aDUse sgainst Trav which sbe a kept up ever since. Of course ber ta'k only fanned the flame. Alice stood it as long as she could, and then sent her mother home. You see, Mrs. Merritt was alrald, if tbey married, tbat ne would do as Mr. uatea did keep Alice away from her family and close her purse to tbem. Poor Trac ! If he had done so, all tnis trouble would have been spared them. I think after they were married be intended doing so, to a certain extent, though he was very aina to them, and allowed Alice to do everything sbe wished for them. In fact, he did all he could, for his wife's sake, to get tbe good will of ber family. The step most mal to their bancineas was the talcing ot Puss into the company. Tracy didn't want to ao it, DUt ALICK COAXED AND TKASKD to have her sister with her till he finally consented. Tracy and Alice were as kind as two people could be to Puss: she repaid their kindness with cunning and deceit. Now and then the mother came on for a visit. She and Puss took Allinson (who was ambitious to become manager) Into their oonfidence. Then the three were to drive Tracy from his wife's heart. Tbey told ber not In so many words, but by iosinua Hons tbat he was a bad busines man; tbat be was walking tbe streets in idleness while she slaved to support him; that he didn't dress ber or treat her as he should ; tbat he was not tne slave be ought to be, for had ehe not raised him from nothing to his nresent brilliant position of manager for one of the greatest stars in the countrv 7 In fact, they held a mirror betöre Alice, in which she im agined she saw amuch-irjured and ill-used womsn. When tbey got out here they kept Tracy from Alice as much as possible. Puss was imprudent, and Tracy, feiring she might get talked about, asked Alice to remonstrate with her. Alice aided with Pcs. and tbev had a few words. Tracy then became de cided, and said tbat Puss, while abe was In mi company, must, for bis wife's sake, if not her own, behave in a manner becoming a lady. AU.e detended Puss warmly. In tbe morning she went to Puss, and you can imagine what advice ehe eot there. Tracy was very sick tor two weeks. Posi took care ot him, and siid she woulddo all she could to reconcile Alice to him. Alice went to bis room once while he was sick, and he has never seen her since to speak to her. In the meantime, Allinson put their version of tbe story in the papers. Tracy did all he could to hush the matter up, willing to suffer anything rather than bring Alice's came into discus sion. I tslked witb Alice, and she cried and admitted tbat she still lovsd Tracy, and said teat If the trouble bad not got Into the pa pers she and Tracy would have been recon ciled before. Sbe bad no cbanoe to eet oneiy or to think. Tbey never left her alone a minute. Now, Mrs. Titus. you know all ab3ut tbe trouble. Part of it i racy told me, and part ot it l saw myself. Mr. Alllrj33n is manager. Puss wears Alice's clothing and spends Alice's money; but I doubt if sbe is bsppy. As for Alice. was and am still very fond of her. She was always a dear, good nsluteJ little wo man. How abe waa ever trapped lato doing Tracy such an irjury. I taa't imagine, bhe was always easily influenced. I blame her very much, but I blame ber family more than I do ber, and I think if sbe could be aken away from tbem she would see how wrong ehe bas been, and it mlrht 1m a good lesson to Her. 1 can't believe tfcafc lier love orTracjls dead; if it Is HB IS BBTTFR OFF WITHOUT HER. He was a kind and loving husband. He took a very sensible vkw of the whole mat ter, and went te his new field of labor in good health and spirits, with a determina- ion to take good care of himself, to pros per In business, and to return to you a man that you will be prouder of than ever. Im mediately after Mra.Cs.tes left San Fran cisco, on her way East, Mrs. Titus wrote her ovine and motherly letters, airectea 10 vir- g.nia City, Denver, and other citk a in which she bad engagements, begging ber to make full statt man t of the trouble, but as she never received any reply, she supposed tbat Allinson intercepted tbem. be is strength ened in tMs belief bytheftct that, as abe has been reliably informed, Allinson entered Alice's room at Kansas City, just arter she bad at last received and bad Just finished reading one of her letters,, and was In tears, and taking it out of her hand never re turned it. When, at last,. Mrs. Oates camoto Chicago, Mrs. TUsa' motherly feelings in duced her to send ber a note Inviting her to call and . see hem but no attention was ever paid to the invitation. Furthermore she bad heard tbat allusions were made, on tbe tage, to the separatio, whlcb, under tbe cir cumstances, aha could not but regard asm delicate, tbocghace bad no idea ttat Alice was rfsponstsl for tbem. In this connec tion abe read t'ae following extract from a etter from another mutual friend: "I thought of you while the company were in Cbicago. 1 knew It would be a hard week or you. I wisn I had been there, Alice should u't bave treated yon as she did. I am so disappointed In ber. sbe bas proven herself so heartless. I can not bat think tbat rracv is better off without her. and that the troubta reached a crisis tn a good time. It it bad happened East, where all tkeir friends were, th shame of It might have driven Trasy to some rash act. I was sorry about the artlc'e wbicb appeared ia tbe papers during Alice's stay in Chicago, but I tblnk every one will see as clearly ts we do tbat they were paid for and put in by tbat man Allinson. Tracyisaloog way from you now, but be has bis health, good, steady employment, bscked by a determination to oviroome his trouble, and tbe months will aliparound swiidy, so that baforeyou know it you will bave him back airain. a new man k and, 1 bel e?e,a bsppy one." after his arrival in atotbalxa, Tracy wrote to his mother as follows : I suppose that Alice bas coatmeneed proceed lngs for a divorce. She is welcome to it: I do not care Alice waa as good a wileaal wanted, butir I'can'tbave her Iahall certainly be" let severely alone by ber family, and live te a good old age." Immediately afterward; Mrs. Titus sent to ber son a clipping from a Louisville paper, of the application for di vorce, wherein the action was based on al leged drunkenness, personal abuse, etc. By return mall, about one week ago. abe re ceived another from him, in which oc curs the following language: . "I have fust received your letter containing clippings of bill of charges Alios made againat me for a divorce. : They are cruel in tbe extreme. I do not believe abe ia capable of inventing rtbem, it ia the work of her family. If Alice wants a divorce, and could get it without injuring my character to any great extent, she ia welcome to it with all my heart; but I could not do myself the in justice to allow ber to get a divorce on those unjust and cruel chargea. Ask father to have proceedings stopped, and if it is to late for that, I think I oan open the rase on my return home." Mrs. Titus added thai tbey had hoped, if proceedings could bs stayed, that plaintiff's lawyers might arrange a plan by which a divorce might be obtained without the use of these damaging and un truthful charges, made by Alice' sister, and by her colored waiter, a woman who had been in tbe Merritt family ior many years, and was therefore entirely controlled by them. The sister, Pauline or Pass, as sbe is commonly called ht a been married, and obtained a decree of divorce on ground similar to those sdduced in Alice's case, which bave since ben pronounced false by those wbo ought to know. "If TRACT HAS NOT ALWATS BUS A 8AIKT." continued Mrs. Titus, "with such a mother-in-law and alster-m-law at home, and the care of a large company on his mind, managers and husband will know to appreciate the situation.. I can only account lor Alice's Conducton one of, three aunnosltlons: Rh mnet Ka hun accessory and consented to the plot; she ha lived so much in tbe world of fiction that she is not capable of judging in actual life; or. under tbat beautifnl exterior of aera tion, so well simulated, must lie a cold and cruel Durnose. I can only tnaka nn mv mind to believe that ahe baa been made a victim of designing men. and still mnm de signing women." Mrs. Titua handed tbe reporter a clipping lrom an Australian pa per, apeaklng of the brilliant auceesa of. Emilie Melveille in that tar off land, and was evidently pleased with her son's nnl. tion and Drosneota. Thrnnoknnt tK unllrs interview, which lasted for two hours, she i . . . . . . spuae oi Alios in none du tne most aneo tionate terms, tenderly alluded to her gush- ing. crirllsh letter tnd her nrattn wm at home, and said a thousand things that were exceedingly interesting, without in tbe faintest manner Indicating, by word or act, that there waa anv hittemMsa In har heart As the reporter took his have, be inquired ii tne decree or aivoree would be contested, and ahe replied most positively tbat it would a. a . u as soon as ner son snouia nave returned. THE BELFRY BUTCHER. THK MTJRDERER OF UABLB T01JNO IN A BOSTON CHURCH TOW SR ON TRIAL FOB HIS CRIMK. A Boston special to the Coioago Times of yesterday says: Thomas W. Piper was es to-day placed before tbe bar of tbe Supreme Judicial Court, on trial upon a charge of murdering the child Mabel H. Toung, who was killed in the belfry of the Union Avenue Baptist Church, on May 231 last, a full account of which has been already given in these dispatches. Tbe court came in a lew minutes past 9 o'clock, when Chief Justice Gray and Associate Justice Ames took their seats upon the beneb, and tbe session was formally open. Tbe jurors bad wen summoned. II a vine been calio-j. Thomas W. Piper, the prisoner, was placed in tne aocK, wnen, on motion or Attorney General Train, a jury was impaneled to try tbe indictment against bim. Tbe defend ant exercised his right to cbatlsoge 15 times. The commonwealth challenged two, and seven were excused from having formed or expressed such opinions in the case a would preclude tbem from ficdine a verdict according to the evidence. 1 he foreman of tbe jury is the Hon. Frederick W. Lincoln, mayor.and a merchant or waitband bizb standing, having been appointed to the po sition by the court. Tbe attorneys who are to conduct tbe trial ate Attorney General Charles R, Train and District Attorney Oli ver Stevens, for the commonwealth, and the Hon. Edward Avery and Edward P Brown tor tbe accused. The indictment vers read to tbe jury, which cta-ged the de- ieudant. Thomas W. Finer, with an assault on Mabel H. Young on ths 23i of May last. lrom tto enects or which sbe died on tbe ceii day, and tbathe wuinoUted tbe inur- derons act by some weapon unknown.' The indictment was woroed in out one connt. and was qaite brie'. District Attorney Ste ve as opened for thecommon wealth. He first staled the facta connected wltb tbe attend ancaof little Mabfl Young at tbe Sunday school on ths afternoon ot tbe 23d of May laat, and ber disappearance and tbe aubee quent discovery of HER HORRIBLY BRÜISBD AND SISnOURKD- BODT n tbe belfry of the Warren Avenue Church. To make his remarks clear, he introduced several plans of the tower of the church.. made for tbe purpose. The search, for tbe perpetrator wai rapid aodtloroagb, and tbe circumstance soon pointed to the de endant as tbemau wbo committed tho crime. So strong were they tbat in Juno last tbe grand ary bad sufficient testimony before tberu to nod an inaictrasni against him, charging him with tbe murder. IK would be shown tbat at tbe time oi the murder Piper was not seen in his usual place or attending to bis usual duties; that be had a key to tbe tower in bis p-cut, wnicn was a duplicate of the key regular ly usea; ma he ridiculed the idea, as ihessarcb was go ing oa; tbaa tbecmid wta in tne rjeiiry, aa t bad not been openea ior months; that everybody but Pi per was hunting for toe cnuo; mat he denied ha vi on bteo lathe belfry or hav ing a key at band that would open the door. Tbe evidence In this case would be mainly circumstantial, as was geneially the case in the commission of hlgc. crimes. The 'act was patent tbat a most horrible murder had been committed, bat tne motive no one could conjecture. Attorney General Train moved that the jury &e a iowed to view ibo oremises where tbe homicide took plscsu and the jury proceeded In otiarge of officers. In the afternoon the testimony of Mrs. Hobbs, tbe aunt ol tbe murdered child, who accompanied her to Sunday school on the day of the murder; Drs, Wm. Reed, Benu E. Cottlng, David W. Cheever and Wm. P. Bolles was taken. Tbe doctor testified to the injuries of the child, and tbe reult or tho autopsy. Mrs. Ilobbsand Miss Kuundv, tha Hunday school leaober of ths child, testlfiel to tie facia already given in these dUia-ches. The trial will probably last a WC6k. The Ft. Wayne bentlnel says that tho tramps who In lest tbe csuntry have another method ot imposing upon the ptcple. They w 11 visit a bouse, and claiming to be an m.cer,esy tbey are seat to inspect and take a i inventory or tbe silverware tor i he pur pose of is ja'ioo. The intention, no doubt, I to csertain tte locatlonof suoh things with view to burglary.