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Tor ue ifewttaei.l
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.
Brld A tours are oat of fetjlo in good bo
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
Mrt. Miry Clemmer baa so nearly recov
ered tnr hilth tta. she thinks of return
ing to her wjik of correspondent at Wash-
Joenta Miller' novel, The One Fair
Woman," will be published serially In the
Ga'&xy slmalUneoualy with its English
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
(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.
The Other Side of tbe Oa'ea-Titua
Divorce Case.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.

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